Re: World Wrestling Entertainment '08: Taking Back Control
Very nice to start to the night with Punk vs. Regal, which would be a big time match. Really enjoyed it, maybe a little too tough of a challenge, as you want Punk to look good, but a hard fought match can only do wonders for him. Really liked this match, superb start to the show.
Big time main event for tonight. A little weird that Cena and Batista just put their differences aside, but I see them re opening their wounds tonight, and cannot see them co-existing. Although their going to have to to beat Y2J and JBL.
I'm all for seeing DiBiase and Rhodes on the show as they are your tag team champs, but Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the King as opponents, just doesn't do it for me. Their credibility has gone down over the years, and it's a kind of weak victory for the champs. Nice little match, served it's purpose though, and put the champs over a veteran tag team.
Great of Adamle to tell JBL that if he no shows, he's out of the match at Unforgiven. Punk vs. JBL would be nice though, maybe see that down the line. The 4 Way at Unforgiven is gonna be awesome, and a very in character promo here of JBL wanting the title shot and then threating to walk out.
No surprise here that Beth retained over Mickie, as she just started her reign. Gonna be interesting to see where you go with Phoenix because in other threads, she completely dominates. Who her credible contender could be will be enticing.
Wow, this has to be a the most un popular main event in a long time on RAW. No one wants to compete in it. The Texas Death Match is going to be nothing short of brutal. Interesting to see Y2J as Kane's replacement, maybe Kane shows up, and ruins the entire Main Event? That's my prediction.
Marella picking up the win over D-LO! Nice to see him back, hope it's more than a one time deal. Kofi/Marella is gonna be a nice little contest for Unforgiven, with an already loaded main event portion of the show.
Real intense promo from Jericho right there, holding the fans accountable for what he's gonna do to Michaels. Like I have mentioned, that match is going to be brutal, really hope you can make a great match out of it, as it has all the potential in the world. Main Event up next!
Decent Main Event a few weeks before Unforgiven. Interesting to see Batista win with the Spinebuster, nice to see him establish another finisher. Surprised that Jericho wasn't the one to take the fall, as he has nothing to do with the rivalry, but Jericho still stays hot going into the brutal match. Spells trouble for JBL if Cena and Batista are on the same page come Unforgiven.
Overall, I liked it. Love the big time matches for Unforgiven. Hopefully you don't go overboard, and you keep it realistic in terms of matches. Looking forward to the Texas Death Match more than anything, maybe have that as the Main Event?
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