Re: WWE - GET IT! - SUMMER 2008
Sean my man I can’t tell you how happy I am to see this thread continuing with the official No Mercy ppv! Let’s do this!
Opening match: Kendrick and London opening up is the perfect way to start this pay per view. I figured that Kendrick would win, but at the same time I’m hoping this feud continues on Smackdown. A little bit of frustration on London’s part is something you may work with, since it was Kyle writing that part, and now you’re writing Smackdown, or I may just be totally off. Good opening though.
Vickie/Patterson/Punk: One of my favorite things about RAW is the Patterson/GM promos. They honestly put smiles on my face when I’m reading these things. Maybe I have no life, but this is one of my favorite parts to RAW. Vickie explained that the doc’s will determine if Cena would be in the match. Vickie cracked me up with Patterson, and how she was lying back reading the magazine…but she wasn’t totally in character when talking to Punk. Punk seemed like a great character, very frustrated and all. Good job. Good job.
Bourne/Mysterio: I never got interested by this feud, bored me a little, not your fault it’s just something I’d rather witness on TV than read it on BTB. I’m just like you, I’m not a fan of writing matches, but I don’t know about you but I don’t like reading them either so I can’t really comment on your matches. The length was an awesome size for a pay per view, but other than that I can’t talk about the match itself. Having Mysterio go over Bourne was the right move. Does this mean this feud is over? We’ll find out on the next RAW.
Foley/Todd: I got from an understanding that Foley will be going into the match as one of his personas, but I may be wrong. Foley seemed to be in character in this interview, talking about cheese graters, and getting that cheap pop. I can’t see Kenny as anything but a jobber. You could put the blame on the WWE for doing that to me, but it’ll take me a while to get used to him. I’m about to read the match with him and Foley, here’s to hoping Kenny wins so that I could start thinking of him as a star.
Street Fight: Having a guy who’s like a legend against some new kid like Dykstra who doesn’t even look all build and everything, isn’t a realistic one on one match that could captivate audiences, but having a fest of weapons in the street fight could make it very entertaining. AH!! I so called that finish, with Kenny winning. I know one match can’t change my mind of me not finding Kenny as a star who can be pushed, but BTB is like the WWE, you have the power to build superstars, and I’m seeing the building faze of Dykstra, and here’s to hoping you push him. I want to take this guy seriously, and I feel like you could use him perfectly, but that’s just a guess. Kudos to Kyle to writing a long street fight match, hopefully it was good lol.
Wait a minute….Kay, so I just read the aftermath and I saw the word “Brock” and so I went back to read the final paragraph, and I read that Lesnar broke the count and put Kenny’s arm over Mick’s body. My thoughts on this are…I still see Kenny as a bright future main eventer. But, I’m sorry, I don’t see him doing it on his own…pair him up with Lesnar and Heyman, the two of them could really be lifted by helping each other out. Hopefully you don’t add another guy to the group (if there is a group) because I’d rather you focus on Lesnar as a Main Eventer and then you focus on Kenny as a mid-carder/upper mid-carder. Adding another one to the group will take away from Kenny, and I don’t want you to put Kenny in a tag team…focus on Lesnar and Kenny and both wrestlers, more Kenny than Lesnar obviously, and the payoff will be much more greater. Oh and a Foley/Lesnar program…equals ratings!!
Jericho/HBK: Very heated and tense confrontation between these two superstars. I feel like you’re the kind of writer that can continue the Jericho/HBK feud and make it even greater. But enough about that, Sean this was a good promo. Both guys were in character. I noticed one error “WWW PPV” instead of “WWE PPV” but that’s not a big deal. Anyways, this was a good promo, nonetheless.
Big Show/MVP: Wow, this was longer than I thought it would be. I don’t see someone like MVP going toe to toe with the big man, and actually having the upper hand, as I assume he did. Big Show winning hopefully means this match could end, and these guys go in 2 different direction.
Batista interview: I didn’t like this. There was no point for this on the pay per view. This match needed no talking. Just a recap video before the match, and why did Henry just try to get at Batista…he couldn’t wait like what…4/5 minutes? I didn’t like this whole segment at all.
Cena: Cena’s in the house, and I marked the fuck out when 24 was mentioned…can you say best show ever? Haha, anyways, Cena’s here and I’m sure this will be linked with another one soon in the night.
LMS: Batista wins, yay! The end, which I figured would be good, was Batista sending Henry off the stage, hopefully Henry’s gone for good.
Hardy/HHH/Interviews: So when I was reading the Hardy interview, I thought “what was the point” but then I saw the HHH promo. Just a quick summary of their feud, would be enough. You don’t need so many interviews. I know you didn’t write them, that Kyle did, but truth be told, no need for so many segments. I also thought HHH’s reasoning was very bullshit-like because he didn’t have a logical response that I liked. I thought that Kyle (or Bradley) trapped themselves in a whole. Having HHH and Jeff feuding, when Umaga and Lesnar are currently occupied with HHH. I don’t know, hopefully this tragic mess gets cleared up.
HHH/Hardy: If my memory serves me right, Hardy wished his brother to lose in his WWE title match, so I’m sure he’ll have some play. This match definitely won’t go cleanly since this feud wasn’t based on HHH versus Jeff. It was more like HHH (versus Umaga/Brock) vs. Jeff, which isn’t quite the same. Kay, I’m reading…oh wow did I call it or not!!!! Umaga’s music hits…okay so wow, that was a good/weird incident. Good call on whoever’s part it was (Kyle’s I’m sure) to have Umaga obliterate both competitors. And then Hardy came out, which I thought he was going to attack Umaga, but then turn on Jeff, but I’m happy I was wrong. Hardy landing chair shots to Umaga’s head was very realistic, and I definitely could see that happening in real life, and the chair shot to Jeff’s head by mistake is something that will definitely be continued on Smackdown. One of these guys are going heel. I don’t think it’s Jeff, but I could see you pulling that one on us. As Umaga and Matt are fighting on the outside, I said to myself “Why is he telling us that the fight has reached the backstage area” and then I realized “oh shit, there’s still a match going on” and of course HHH wins, I didn’t think HHH would lose. This WWE title match was certainly entertaining (well for me, the entertaining part was the end, cause I don’t really read the matches) and I liked what went down, I like it a lot. I could see Matt Hardy vs. Umaga for the next episode of Smackdown.
Cole/King: Doesn’t make sense that the crowd would boo, since when can the fans at the arena hear what Cole and/or King has to say, unless they were in the ring, which they weren’t. That’s just me nitpicking and whatnot. I would discuss my thoughts on Cena not being able to compete, but Cena’s music has just hit, lol, so I’m going to start reading that now.
Cena/Vickie/Orton: I get Cena’s all pissed, but he wouldn’t say “Lillian, introduce me…” he isn’t a heel (is he?) Vickie, of course, being the heel that she is, gives Cena the ultimatum…but WHAT THE HELL…ORTON?!? Orton’s back and what better way to have him back then reveal who the attacker is. I, for one, believe him because since Mania is the next ppv, what better match to have at the ppv than Cena vs. Batista…and you can make it better than what the WWE did with their match at Summerslam (I think it was) I really, really, really, am excited for this! Wait, what? I’m reading that SNME is coming back, which is smart in between this ppv and Mania, but then you wrote Survivor Series…so we’re still in November, time? I guess Mania isn’t next, but I think Orton’s still telling the truth. Um, so then why did you mention Mania, if SS is the next ppv?
Main Event: This match has been filled with rage and hatred! Punk and HBK…Jericho and everyone else…this match should be good, and I’m predicting Jericho wins and Punk and HBK continue to feud…just my prediction. K, way off, haha…Punk wins. That is still a good decision, regardless of what I thought. Punk should have a good and lengthy title reign, to show us how big of a legitimate champion he is. Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, since when has HBK been a bad guy? Hasn’t Jericho been a bad guy this whole time. I mean, yea HBK kicked the referee out of frustration, but why would they boo him for attacking Jericho? I really didn’t like the ending. The ending to this pay per view, should NOT have been about HBK. It should’ve been about Punk and his title retain victory! This was, in my opinion, bad booking decision.
Overall: This entire review thing, took me such a long time but it was worth it. I started this review the day you posted the show, and I just finished it now. I read a few segments each day, because I don’t have time to just sit here and write. I’m very glad this is back, because this is my favorite BTB ever. I like your writing, Sean, and I can’t wait to see more of it. Good luck in this BTB, and it isn’t a question of if I’ll continue to read or not, I’m a die hard fan of this through and through. I hope I didn’t do what other people do and just review your whole damn show, because that’s very annoying and doesn’t help at all. I doubt whatever I wrote helped you, but I just wanted you to know that I read this show, and am a big fan of your BTB. Keep going, Sean, don’t burn yourself out!