Re: WWE: A Strong Response
D-K-L's SNME review
Hardy vs. MVP:
So we start with the US Title match, it was probably the right choice to start with this match although it's a bit unusual to start a show with a cage match. This match was well written with both superstars hitting their signature manouevers, I liked MVP's offence with him hitting the over head belly to belly, the Ballin' elbow and the Player's boot. Hardy's fight back was good with him hitting his usual moves, and I thought it was over after the side effect. Some good action from then on and it was nearly over after the superplex, that was a good spot.I liked MVP's reversal from the Twist of Fate and I liked the little bit when MVP tried to escape, only for Matt to hit the DDT, that was as close call but he was never going to win with a DDT really. The ending was well written with MVP trying to escape, only to get hung up on the top rope, ouch.When MVP set up for The Playmaker I thought it was over, but NOOOO! Twist of Fate and Matt wins! I really thought that you would have Hardy win. The match was well written and Matt Hardy is a great wrestler, but I'm dissapointed that MVP's reign has ended as I'm a big fan of his. I liked how you had Matt escape the cage instead of a pinfall, as MVP didn't lose too much credibility and it leaves it open for a rematch, with MVP saying he never was pinneed or made to submit. I hope you still have plans for MVP though, as he can go far, but I can see this great feud continuing. This was an exciting match, and I've been shocked already!
This was a decent interview, Batista isn't a great talker really, yet his interviews and promos still normally come off well. I do however think Batista saying "The showstopper, The Icon, The main event" was a bit over done, I think him saying that once was enough. Saying it twice just sounded a bit like him putting HBK over. Still, decent interview and it adds hype to the match later on.
This was a good little segement and it was well written. Wow, Steph pregnant again! That's a bit of a shock, I know she's pregnant again in real life though so I suppose you got the idea from there. This should cause a bit of a stir, I have a feeling that Vince won't keep it a secret though.
Trish vs. Phoenix:
It's good to see Trish back in the ring, she is an entertaining diva and a good wrestler. I have mixed feelings about her returning though, but I'm pretty sure that she won't as Phoenix is coming across as a real dominant Champ at the moment, and a loss to Trish would hurt that. The match seemed pretty good, even on the most part with both getting some good offence in. I liked Trish hitting moves like the Frankensteiner and the Matrix dodge thing, that was good. I liked the ending with Phoenix dodging the Chick Kick and then hitting the Down in flames, that was a good ending. So Trish won't be returning, can't say that I'm too dissapointed. This is a massive win for Phoenix's career, you said it all in the commentary - "phoenix's reputation as Champion just got bigger".
Again another good, short segment. He seemed in character and he's right to be pissed after Smackdown. He pretty much said that he's going to interfere tonight.
Wow, Triple H really doesn't need this on his title match night. Vince obviously won't hurt his granddaughter but this adds some drama to the show.
Jericho vs. Kennedy:
I think this may have been a contender for the first match of the evening, but maybe you wanted to have the Cage match first to get us all pumped up. I liked this match, it was more exciting than I expected to be honest. I liked Y2J hitting the double underhook backbreaker at the start, I love that move for some reason and love it when Y2J or CM Punk hit it. There was a good spot in this match with Kennedy hitting the Russian legsweep on the floor, although I think he could have controlled Y2J for a bit longer after that move. I liked how you wrote this match and it was packed with signature moves, with Kennedy hitting the Mic Check, the meetpacker, the Kenton Bomb, The Plunge and Y2J hitting the Codebreaker, Walls of Jericho,Missile Dropkick and The Lionsault. I was suprised at Y2J winning though to be honest, I was expecting Kennedy to get the big victory. But I need to remember that this is December and Y2J hasn't been back as long as in real life, so he needs victories to get some momentum after returning. Good match.
Batista vs. Shawn Michaels:
This is the match I was most looking forward to on the card, hopefully HBK can win the title! This match was another well written match and you got their styles right, with Batista using his power and HBK being the smarter and quicker of the two. HBK hitting the Thesz press was good and expected as he always hits that, the crossbody was good too, giving HBK some good offence at the start. Shawn Michaels locking in the Sharpshooter was interesting, he seems to pull that move out in all big matches. There was some great action from then on and I liked HBK locking in the figure four two, he's certainly pulling out all the stops in this match. I enjoyed the next part and Batista almost hitting the Batista Bomb was good, thank god HBK escaped. As soon as the referee was squashed by Batista I just knew that was the chance for Edge to get involved, and there he was with the chair. When I first skimmed over the match I was shouting NOOOO and then haha! Edge cost Batista the title! That was a major shock! I was expecting a shock to be honest as well, maybe Edge hitting Batista on purpose instead, but HBK ducking is great and we have a new champion! I'm really pleased that you have made HBK win the title and now this three way feud should get even better.
Triple H vs. orton:
Here it is, the big one. Triple H should be really pumped up after what has happened to his daughter. The pre match promo was pretty good with HHH basically threatening Vince again, and Orton being a typical heel by trying to get out of it. This match was another well written match and it was probably the match of the night due to the intensity of the match, you can feel the anger all the way through from The Game, and that's when he's at his best. I liked the action in the match and both got some offence in, and Orton had more than I was expecting really. There were lots of near falls and that made the match really exciting to read. You really fooled me when Orton hit the RKO and you put "Orton retains", I actually thought that it was over but it just didn't seem like the right time, that was really dramatic. You had some real good action from then on with HHH going on a great comeback, hitting his signature moves too like The knee and The Spinebuster. I thought Triple H was going to win the title when he set up for the pedigree, but Vince is there to distract HHH! This was a great move, he's going to screw HHH again. I was wondering what HHH was going to do then until JBL hits the clothesline from hell on the Game! What!? Is JBL Vince's son then? If he is, that's a great decision! This is a great twist Nige, it really shocked me. I'm glad orton has retained though, I really like Orton as Champ in your thread.
This was a really great show Nige, I really enjoyed reading it. You promised shocks and you certainly delivered. You fitted in 5 really entertaining matches and even with just the ending writen we got a good feel of the matches. I don't even know how long SNME's are, are they 2 1/2 hours? I can't wait to see the fallout now from this show. Anyway, I'm off to the Bridge now Nige for the game. Good job mate!