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Re: WWE: A Strong Response
Saturday Night's Main Event in London, woohoo!!
The opening segment was very interesting, I wasn't expecting SNME to open with a backstage segment but I think it's a good idea to get us pumped up even further for the matches. I liked the McMahon's in this segment with Randy Orton as you're mixing the biggest heels on Raw together as well as keeping Orton involved despite him not having a match. I liked how they rumbled Orton's plan but it's clear that Orton will try and get revenge on Kane another way.
Wow I wasn't expecting Flair to brawl with Edge backstage! This is already a good start to the show. I'm guessing that it will be either Flair or Edge that wins tonight then.
Now this is a match I would like to see. These two are the best two womens wrestlers in the WWE in my opinion so it's cool to see them against each other. The ending flowed well and I liked the moonsault counter from Phoenix. When Victoria set up for the Widow's Peak I thought we had a new champ, but I wasn't expecting a run-in at all. Who is this mystery woman then I wonder? Anyway I liked the finish as it leaves it open for another match, probably at Mania which would be cool and it leaves us wondering who this woman is.
This was a bit of a strange segment with Batista and Rey, I know they are buddies but it seemed a bit pointless. Was it Batista who attacked Rey Mysterio backstage? I woudn't rule it out, Batista could make a good heel and there should be at least one inter-promotional match at 'Mania. I'm probably making something out of nothing though. Okay segment.
Miz and Morrison to Raw then? This was an interesting segment, all three seemed in character especially Bischoff as he always wants the top talent on his show. They would make good challengers to Londrick.
Good match between Rey and Burke, these two guys could put on one hell of a match. The ending flowed well, poor Layla though getting hurt twice in six days! I liked the counter from Burke after Rey tried to drop the dime, and the Elijah Express counter was also cool. The counters made for an unpredictable finish and I wasn't really sure who was going to win although I predicted Burke. Rey Mysterio winning is cool although I like Burke more, Rey is an established main event wrestler so this doesn't really hurt Burke too much and I'm sure you have plans for Burke in the future.
The Triple H interview was pretty good. Not very entertaining but it's not meant to be, it did it's job of adding more hype to the match later.
These are two very solid teams here so it makes for a good match. The ending was well written and I loved the referee not seeing the tag to Burchill, that is a great heel tactic from Noble to distract the ref. The DQ ending was interesting as you would expect the heels to be DQ'd rather then the faces, but you did it the other way around here. This was a good finish as Noble and Kash will brag that they won which will get them another shot, and also this would get Noble and Kash lots of heat with SNME being in England. Good decision, I expect a rematch at 'Mania.
The Umaga interview was pretty good. I liked what Estrada had to say but I would've thought he would've been more angry with Matthews for what he said. Good to here from MVP too, we've seen quite a few of the guys in the match later on already which is cool, you're doing a good job of building each guy up.
Okay segment with Regal and the Pitbulls, again it just served it's purpose and moves it the situation on quicker as we don't have to wait until Smackdown for the Pitbulls to complain. Wasn't it a title belt that was used in the match? Just a little mistake their but no big deal.
This was a good match but Triple H was never going to win this one with the odds stacked against him. The match was good and I liked how you kept describing Vince's expressions. Vince stopping HHH hitting the Pedigree was cool and then the clothesline from JBL was cool. Kane picking up the win was expected and this helps Kane a lot going into 'Mania while Triple H doesn't lose any credibility as the odds were stacked against him. I liked that you said the McMahon's took another look at the fallen Triple H before leaving, as if they just left it would be quite strange and the Orton-Kane thing didn't take all the attention off the McMahon-HHH feud. Orton coming down was good and it would be funny to watch Orton back track like that, and with Orton being heel it was a good decision as it fits his character. Orton is obviously scared of him so it will be an interesting feud heading into Wrestlemania along with Cena.
Great main event here. You did a great job of getting all of the men involved without it turning into a complete mess. I liked Umaga's dominance too although I knew he wasn't going to win. The Chokeslam through the announce table was a great spot, I reckon we will see 'Taker versus Umaga at Wrestlemania and that would be awesome, Last Man Standing match please! Edge spearing Flair for the win was a bit of a shock, I thought that Ric Flair was going to win but I should've known that you don't like doing the same as the WWE IRL. I said I least wanted to see HBK versus Batista or Edge but that was only because we have seen it before in this thread, but I'm sure the Mania match will even better. Plus a feud just between the two will be cool without Batista this time, I expect there will be some quality promos.
Overall Nige it was an enjoyable show as usual, some quality matches and some interesting promos. There wasn't anything I didn't like really, the Batista-Rey seg seemed a bit pointless unless it's leading somehwere, but apart from that it was a quality show imo. I'm really looking forward to Wrestlemania now as there are some great feuds developing and the events from this show will lead to even more interesting rivalries. Good job mate.