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Join Date: Jan 2011
Re: WWE 2011: In New Talent We Trust
Wasn’t sure what route you’d go to open the show as there were several possibilities but Chavo’s certainly a good choice after the ending last week. I really enjoyed this purely for the fact you linked Chavo’s reasoning all the way back to the La Familia days and the argument he made was pretty damn valid. Only little gripe here was Chavo saying he’s not here to be a puppet, he’s his own man now but then pretty much saying he’s part of the Alberto Administration at the end of this. I’d say that right there isn’t being his own man lol, but I got the point of it.
Chavo/Christian’s a real solid match on paper and again, links in well to the current stories. Good contest as expected, glad to see both men get their fair share of action in this and the ending was nicely handled with Edge and Clay. I half expected Del Rio to appear but I guess that’s being saved for later which is wise. Big win for Christian heading into Extreme Rules, though a little disappointed as I expected this to maybe be the beginning of a mini Chavo push, defeat here doesn’t set the tone too well. I guess he will just be a lackey once more! The aftermath was pretty brutal from Edge here as well, he really tore into Chavo, guess this was a nice measure of revenge after last week but would’ve liked Chavo to look a bit stronger having made a fresh start almost here tonight.
Nice little interaction backstage from the three faces. Barreta taking centre stage was nice, glad to see you allowing him that opportunity. Mysterio wasn’t the best here but he’s a pickle to write the majority of the time. Did its job here.
Good win and good display here from Cara. Nicely worked in giving him some momentum back after defeat last week. Interested to see where you go with him once Extreme Rules is over with.
Enjoyed this with Drew. You got his character pretty nicely here, the accent and his ruthless streak. Last line was a good closer also.
Wow, really strong, impressive display from Justin Gabriel here. Loved this match and loved the outcome. A win over Show is huge, you’ve certainly done a good job in allowing Gabriel and Slater to look like they have a real shot come Extreme Rules. Nice job afterwards also, allowing Kane and Show to steal a march and regain their momentum, nasty table spot and this one’s gonna be good come Sunday I think, a real opportunity for Gabriel and Slater to step up again.
Hell of a run down for the card there, shaping up to be a cracker of a show.
Strong display and win from Beth here, meh doesn’t interest me too much though.
Really enjoyed this from Christian. Again, much like Chavo and the La Familia link, this feud’s been executed so well with the link to their ECW days. I liked how you really played up the importance of the World title here, Christian made it such a big deal which is a far cry from reality right now unfortunately. MASSIVE attack here from Swagger, such a cheap shot but bloody brilliant stuff. Gives him a huge advantage going into Extreme Rules as well, that weakened ankle will no doubt be well worked on come Sunday. Excellent job.
Perfect characterisation with Barrett here, nailed him and I liked how hesitant he was to mention what went down last week. Him building up the Corre as the number one stable in the company was nice too.
Fantastic action here from the Intercontinental boys. Really enjoyable tag team bout that showcased all six men supremely well. It really did look like it could go either way but in the end a big, big win for Drew Mac. I’m torn on who’s gonna walk away with the belt come Extreme Rules and that’s testament to yourself as each man has been built up strongly and has a realistic shot at becoming champion. Allowing these guys eighteen minutes to shine by the way is great, NEVER happening on Smackdown nowadays, can‘t you just book Smackdown instead of these current idiots? Aftermath was nice also, allowing Barrett to stand tall, giving the champion that much needed boost ahead of such a big challenge is always a good move.
Edge was, much like the majority of characters, pretty spot on here. Some cheesy comedy attempts but that’s Edge for ya! Del Rio was much the same with regard to character, very strongly written and it was some nice back and forth verbal action between the two. Edge’s comparison of the two’s different upbringings and whatnot was good but Del Rio’s response was surprisingly strong, the whole hiding behind Christian at Mania was in part true, didn’t expect him to bring that up. Would’ve preferred you to steer clear of the whole ‘Destiny’ stuff with Del Rio but I guess that was his deal at this point in time. Really nice close to this segment, the whole head to head stuff brought a ‘big’ kinda feel to it all and having them NOT attack one another was something pleasing, making it worth the wait for Sunday. That’s something the WWE normally would not do so I commend you for doing something different, expected a sneak attack from Chavo/Clay but pleasantly surprised.
On the whole, excellent go home show for the Smackdown boys and girls. Edge/Del Rio closing segment was highly enjoyable to read, the ending left me wanting to read their match at the PPV. Christian/Swagger really turned up a notch here with that ankle lock from Swagger, expecting the injured ankle to be a real focal point on Sunday now. The Intercontinental title challengers along with champion also came out of this looking very strong in what could well be a show stealer at Extreme Rules. Great stuff again here and looking forward to the PPV, don’t leave us hanging too long!