No other way than to kick off with this beautiful situation you’ve developed around the title. I will just comment on the segment as a whole and say it was absolutely gripping. Jericho was on point, his ‘God like’ persona has been a joy to read and you once again captured that perfectly here. But y’know what? Things just got better and better. Michaels was just incredible. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt when he returned under Heyman’s spell so to speak, didn’t feel right to me but ever since then I’ve grown to it and it has infact made perfect sense. This here was just further proof of it. The way you sold his situation heading back to Montreal and the line about being a villain was fantastic, again putting doubt in everybody’s mind just what side Shawn’s gonna be on. As I said however, things just got better and Christian was absolute money here. This angle’s just fit like a glove with all three having a different and captivating role to play and I can’t wait to see what direction you roll with it come Outer Limits. Will say that Finlay coming out kinda ruined the flow of it, however I do understand that you had to set up the main event somehow and I guess there really was no other way of doing that. Great exchanges from the three title contenders though.
Strong opening contest, Danielson playing the underdog role to perfection as usual whilst Wright looks a savage as ever, the use of the Orbital bone injury again being used spot on. Helms looks like a genius with Wright as his pick btw. Joe coming out at the end made sense and I’m just waiting on these two bulls to do battle now, should be a bundle of fun to read.
This was all kinds of awesome
. Evans’ rap to Banks’ interruption, I loved every second of it. I wasn’t sure how Banks was gonna unfold following that opening promo but I’ve really enjoyed the direction he has ended up going in and this feud with Punk is already looking like a winner. More stuff like this with Banks please.
As much of a good contest as this was, I think everybody knew the outcome. It’s all been set up for Sons of the Dungeon to get a fair crack of the whip against TWGTT and now they finally get it. It’s all set up perfectly and it wouldn’t shock me to see them take the gold. As for where American Made go now? Not too sure but I have high hopes you’ll make it work.
Nothing too much to this segment except solidifying the start of a feud between these guys and it has all the makings of a good one. I was a bit disappointed Mysterio’s return came the way it did but the more I think about it, the more it does make sense with him coming back to kind of stand up for his people. Intrigued as to where you go with this my good man.
Standard debut match for Banks, nothing too fancy but served its purpose and Punk on commentary just added a little more in keeping this one ticking over, no doubt things will heat up next week.
Main event delivered big time but…you already know that, Del Rio wink right at you. Some awesome stuff throughout, when these four guys are around that’s no shocker. I was really surprised that it looked like Finlay was actually gonna pull it off, I know that was the angle but still didn’t anticipate it for some reason. Van Dam returning was right on cue and an Unsanctioned match should be BRUTAL come Outer Limits. Glad to see you finally bring the real RVD back and the way the feud’s unfolded between the two has worked well, last week’s segment in particular, it HAD to be the final straw and thankfully it was.
On the whole a very enjoyable show here fella. The opening was fantastic, highlight of the show for me in terms of the way you separated all three men so brilliantly. Everything else was fairly simple, building feuds along nicely and allowing things to bubble but that’s all that you needed to do. The action inside the ring was, shock, horror, very enjoyable, that’s never in question whilst the main event certainly delivered with a big time ending. Van Dam/Finlay, The World Title and Banks/Punk certainly have me really invested as we get closer to the big show. Keep the goods coming!