Re: WWE: A Strong Response
^^^That's not a review JiGSaWrBg! Here Nige, I will give you a review for an awesome show. Hats off to you mate, this was extraordinary!
CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy
This was a great match man. I love CM Punk as a heel, and it’s a shame that WWE only had him as a heel for 2 weeks. I like how Hardy hit the Whisper in the Wind early on, nearly getting the win at the 30 second mark. You did the match greatly, making both men hitting all of their signature moves, and I like how you included the reactions from the crowd as you said you could feel the nervousness of the crowd. I thought Sunny would be a major part in this match, and she did, costing Jeff the match and siding with Punk, who eventually picked up the win thanks to her. I like Sunny as a heel also, as well as a heel CM Punk as the Intercontinental Champion. Hopefully this will boost Punk up the ranks and also get Hardy out of the mid card scene and up into the main event scene, where he belongs. Great match once again!
I like the Rated RKO reunion, and if I’m not mistaken, the two were backstage at your Survivor Series PPV as well, when Edge asked him for back up in his match with Batista. I loved the cheap shots from Edge towards New York also, getting him cheap heat. I liked the Evolution reunion in the parking lot also, with Flair saying he would win the Rumble and Batista the WHC. What a Wrestlemania main event that would be as Cole said!
Chavo Guerrero vs. Kenny Dykstra
This was another good match, but not as good as the previous match lol. I have always liked Chavo better as a face for some reason, IDK why. I like how Kenny has become a bit more ‘crazed’ and as Cruiserweight champ, and how the CW division has grown. Kenny was always going over to make him look more dominant, and love the Leg Drop as his finisher (one good thing WWE has done). Another good match and I think this is the end of their feud.
This was a good interview with HBK, and I like how you brought Cena into the mix. I also like how you said that Cena would be champ and HBK would be champ heading into Mania, although I think one of them will lose their match later tonight. Good to see that you have Cena getting mixed reactions. I am thinking there will be a Kennedy and Jericho rematch from SNME possibly at Mania, from this backstage promo.
HBK vs. Batista vs. Edge
I would have thought that Edge would have gone on the outside and let HBK and Batista fight it out, but at least you took one out of the equation in the early going. Once again, you had all three competitors hit their signature moves, and it is good that you had all three competitors have their fair share in the match. I love HBK on Smackdown and as the World Champion, and I like how he is still the World Champ. I am expecting him vs. Edge at Wrestlemania, as Edge didn’t get pinned.
Loved the tension between the McMahon’s. Does this mean that there will be a new General Manager on Raw or something along those lines? I have loved this storyline from the get go, it has been awesome!
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
This was another fantastic match, although I did think Cena would win this match for some reason, I am not sure why though. Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches are my favourite kind of match, and this one is no exception. I loved the layout of the match when they were climbing the ladder towards the belt, as it gave us a description of what was going on during this time. The spots in the match were absolutely insane but also awesome, and the closing moments of the match were truly incredible and extraordinary, with the sick RKO through the table. This match was definitely the second best match of the night, and it is good to see that there is at least one heel champion heading into Wrestlemania, although I do think the “Age of Orton” will end at the Grandest Stage of them All.
Royal Rumble Match
Now Nige, please bare with me, as this is the first Royal Rumble match that I have ever reviewed LMAO! In all honesty, this will probably go down as the best Match of the Month, because it was absolutely awesome! Two huge superstars starting off in Umaga and Bobby Lashley is great, with the two men having previous encounters which were good. I like how you are building Umaga up as a monster, dominating Lashley and Kingston in the early going. Masterpiece and Santino entering is great, and then the veteran Finlay comes in the ring, and business is about to pick up. Interesting with HHH entering the ring very early at number 8, but you displayed his dominance straight away by eliminating Santino. Elijah Burke enters and there aren’t any eliminations until KANE RETURNS WITH THE MASK! Absolutely awesome decision to have Kane return as the monster as he used to be, and you displayed him perfectly as a monster from the get go, choke slamming both Kofi and Cody Rhodes over the top rope in a matter of minutes, and then Chris Masters by a clothesline, ending his dream of main eventing Mania. There are 3 entrants and in this time no one has gone, until Harry Smith goes, yet again by the Big Red Machine, who is really looking like a machine! Awesome to have a BOD face off when everyone is down, and The Undertaker taking charge of his “brother” Kane. Another big name in Rey Mysterio comes in, and then the Kenny and Chavo continues on with Guerrero entering next and the battling it out. Jeff Hardy entering is great, and then Chavo eliminating Kenny only for Dykstra to retaliate and cause Chavo to be eliminated, yet again by Kane! It looks I was wrong, as it looks like the Kenny and Chavo feud will continue! Flair entering is also great, and the Brothers of Destruction fight it out still! Kane is going on a warpath, nailing Lashley with a Tombstone Piledriver, showing his monster side once more. The impressive Harris then makes his Rumble and PPV debut, as Undertaker makes his first elimination of the match. Kennedy entering the ring is great for the match, but the spotlight is on Kane as he gets his sixth elimination, this time to The Truth. The new IC Champ CM Punk then enters in the ring, with many big stars now in the ring, and it gets even bigger with Chris Jericho entering the ring and making an impact straight away by eliminating the Fighting Irish Man. I like how you are making people get eliminated with moves instead of the standard throwing over the top rope, as Rey eliminates the impressive Elijah Burke with a Hurricanrana. The Gold Standard enters the ring, and then the former TNAian Chris Harris is gone by Umaga, who has been looking good. I do not really like how you are making Punk continually getting the better of Hardy, as it makes him look weak, and Shelton soon joins the other 13 eliminated men, which was from the Undertaker, and the brothers of Destruction are ripping the shit in this match LMAO. I almost forgot about Carlito, as he has such a late number, as SD GM William Regal makes a shocking entry. Carlito is already eliminated by HHH, and this will be interesting, JBL in the ring at the same time as HHH. Umaga then eliminates his General Manager William Regal, and then Kennedy eliminates my personal favourite Chris Jericho with a big boot, which isn’t really common for him. MVP enters at Number 29. This may take MVP very far, as Flair eliminates the two heels in Punk and Mr Kennedy (Kennedy!)! Shane O Mac is entering at Number 30, and he will definitely his step brother JBL, who is being dominated by the former Evolution members. Kane then gets his SEVENTH elimination by eliminating the number 1 entrant in Bobby Lashley, and then MVP eliminating his fierce and long time rival Matt Hardy, which will probably make him number 1 contender for the US Title, until all of a sudden, Mysterio comes from behind Porter and eliminates him! A possible future feud between MVP and Mysterio as Porter hits Rey with the Playmaker, giving Kane his eighth elimination! It takes a fairly long time before anything else happens, and the thing that happened was the elimination of Shane McMahon by Triple H! JBL then gets revenge for his brother, eliminating HHH’s best friend Ric Flair, until JBL is quickly gone by HHH, but then Layfield enters the ring and eliminates HHH!! I sense a tag team match for Mania, with JBL and Shane O Mac facing off against Flair and Helmsley. This leaves three monsters in the match, them being Umaga, Undertaker and Kane. Umaga entered at number 2, but he is the second last eliminated as his foe Undertaker eliminates him, leaving the two brothers who had been battling throughout the whole match as the final two! OH MY GOD!! Kane is the winner of the 2008 Royal Rumble!! I would never have expected this with Kane entering at number 10 and getting nine eliminations!! This was an absolutely great match mate, congratulations.
Nige, in all honesty, this was the best Royal Rumble PPV I have ever read, and also the best non Wrestlemania event I have ever read. The Kane return was absolutely incredible once again, the TLC Match and the Triple Threat matches were sick, and the Intercontinental Title Match and the Cruiserweight Title Match were also awesome. Hats off to you Nige, this is the definite PPV of the month!! I would give the show 10 out of 10.