Re: WWE: Greater Than The Sum
*Like Vince opening the show. Given what went down at the MitB PPV, it made perfect sense for him to be the one to do so, and he makes our main event for the evening, as Punk will defend against Nash in a match that clearly favors Nash. The storyline with Vince and Cena should be interesting as well, if that is the road you choose to travel with it. Really solid promo by Cena to sell the fact that he did his best, but Punk was the better man the night before.
*We'll see how well you actually stick to the brand split. God knows that the real Fed has pretty much given up on the damn thing.
*Using Santino to set up the women's triple threat is an interesting philosophy. I do approve of violence against Hornswoggle however, as I find that to be hysterical. Is Santino still dating Tamina in your fed?
*An angry CM Punk does not bode well for Kevin Nash. Just saying...
*Miz pinning Rey clean is a bit of a surprise. I dig Miz, so I look forward to seeing how you use him going forward with this win under his belt.
*I would have done it as stills, since the replay of the PPV would be the night after, and there is no reason to do video, especially for a show that a fan who may have missed it, would have caught all the hype, and then wanted to see...(or download, I suppose)
*Kind of makes you wonder what Kofi is up to, and what role, if any, he plays in the match with Nash and Punk.
*Tamina is an interesting choice to win the three way. Surprised you didn't go back into the Beth--Bella angle, but I would guess that's because there are plans for Beth to work her way back towards it later. Brie vs. Tamina could make for a fun pairing, depending how it's worked.
*Nice segment with Dolph and Kofi. And depending on what goes down with Nash and Punk tonight, if Kofi doesn't cash in, I could see you doing US title vs. MitB briefcase at the Summerslam PPV. (Reminds me of the RVD-Shelton feud from 2006 after Mania)
*Dig the touch with Del Rio and Vince, and like how it plays off kinda what did happen with the asosciation of Del Rio and Vince, and Vince wanting Del Rio to cash in. I like the fact that you have those two working together, and hopefully, it leads somewhere down the line.
*Wow, dominanting win for Del Rio. Really surprised me. Expected him to beat Truth, but definitely not anywhere near as quickly as he did. Obviously there are big plans in store for ADR in your fed.
*I really like that the focus has been on Punk for this show. He's a walking away champion, so it makes sense that the focus would be strictly on him, and the issues with Kevin Nash for the evening.
*Ah, yes. The Vanilla Midget spiel. Wonder how that one vanilla midget named Eddie Guerrero did for himself. I just genuinely dislike Nash, but you are booking him the right way. The thing with Eve adds some intrigue to the situation as well.
*Not the biggest Kane fan, and the match itself could have been good, but if you want to make an impact with a monster character, him clearing the ring of four people would do it. Not sure jobbing your tag champs like that was the way to go, but hopefully it leads somewhere.
*I'm hoping for Shane here, but I'm guessing Stephanie and/or Triple H would be far more likely.
*Really good main event, and Punk getting the clean win over Nash was the way to go. It leaves the door open for Punk to claim that he was never beaten for the belt if he does come back, and it closes the story on Nash's attack on Punk, even though we haven't found out why yet. I'm guessing it may play into the new GM thing myself.
*Of course, with the post-match attack, it's a ready made angle for when Punk does return to go after Nash again, if he so chooses.
*Alright, I did not see the bit with Kofi coming. I was suspicious, but I didn't think you'd turn Kofi heel. I dig heel Kofi, and honestly him as WWE champion as a heel on Raw has great potential. And alignment with Vince would do wonders for Kofi as well, because Kingston has never been known as a good promo, and Vince is one of the better sell promo's in the business' history.
OVERALL: Really dug the show. Moves at a brisk pace, that while it has details for certain parts of the matches, it never overstays it's welcome. I can appreciate that, and I think that a show like this as a springboard could lead to really good things for this BTB. Consider me a fan, sir.
8.5/10 (I'm incredibly stingy when it comes to 9s and 10s. I think in the entire time I've been doing this, I've only dropped the 10 twice)