Stunt Granny Lunch Conversation – #WWE ‘Future Endeavor Day’

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Jeremy: So no more releases as of yet.

Kevin: I would have to think it’s ended now unless the rumor mill is true that no one can get a hold of JTG.

Jeremy: HA, poor JTG. Did you realize he was still employed?

Kevin: Yes because I’ve gone thru that roster page too often recently during shows. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t know. He doesn’t even make Main Event.

Jeremy: If there was ever a time to replace him wouldn’t it be now? They have Xavier Woods after all.

Kevin: There is no reason to pay someone who can’t even make it to Main Event. JTG should be gone.

Jeremy: Unless he is a trainer behind the scenes? I have no clue what he does as a function for the company.

Kevin: Knowing the inner workings would always help. Maybe he helps choreograph the Funkadactyls routines.

Jeremy: Saw Chris post that he hasn’t had one match this year. What a great way to make money.

Kevin: More reasons to can the guy unless he’s doing something else for them. I bet he’s the mole who is giving TNA the scoop on the WWE’s story lines.

Jeremy: Then he is the worst possible mole ever. I have always figured TNA’s “mole” was the TYV in the office. “Hey look what they are doing. We should do that.”

Kevin: I can’t wait to see what they try to replicate tonight. Hold on, weren’t we talking about everyone who got canned? We haven’t mentioned any of them yet.

Jeremy: Oh yeah, well it sort of goes hand in hand. Some of these people could end up in TNA.

Kevin: If TNA is smart, they’ll stay away simply because more rip off jokes will follow. I know some of them might be useful with re-packaging but none of them are so good that they’ll drag TNA out of the dregs.

Jeremy: Out of the list of the released Evan Bourne will probably end up in ROH again or Dragon Gate USA. He is too talented for this to be the end of his career.

Kevin: He should land on his feet. No one else will care about the pot smoking. The rash of injuries usually subsides at some point. Hell, once brittle Fred Taylor even had a string of injury free years for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jeremy: His injuries were from a car accident as well and then a string of “bad luck.” Regardless he has immediate merchandise potential as I have said since WWE called him up. TNA should take a look but they won’t.

Kevin: He’s the only guy I wouldn’t blame them for picking up. I’d be disappointed in him if he did that though. Everyone in wrestling has to know it’s a black hole.

Jeremy: At this time though if they come calling you sort of have to listen and at least consider it. Drew Mcintyre can still make a go of things.

Jeremy: Allow me to interrupt this conversation for breaking news: JTG has been released.

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Class Is In Session: #NXT Review

Because music video premieres are so big today. From Redbullrecords.com

Because music video premieres are so big today. From Redbullrecords.com

The show opens with a recap of last week’s must see NXT Takeover event.

Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and William Regal welcome us to the show.

Eden Stiles announces that Tyler Breeze has entered the building.

Mojo Rawley vs. Aiden English

I said last week that Mojo does nothing for me and tonight he did even less. There is just nothing about him that stands out to me. Well nothing good anyway. Aiden English has a great voice for high school theater. That’s about all there is to say about him really. One of the many things that bugs me about Rawley is that his offense consists of other people’s signature moves. He used a Stinger Slash in the middle of the match. He was cut off shortly after that and English took over with the most basic offense known to man. For all of the successes of the NXT program, they’re also pumping out a number of talents who are just an entrance and English certainly fits that bill. Rawley makes his comeback and finishes English with Naomi’s Rear View followed by an Earthquake Splash for the win. He doesn’t have the ass for either by the way. Match was there.

Recap of the aftermath of Tyson Kidd’s failed attempt to win the NXT Championship from Adrian Neville last week.

Devin Taylor interviewed Natalya about her husband’s lack of sportsmanship after the match and she defended his actions.

Charlotte w/ Sasha Banks vs. Bayley

Decent back-and-forth match between these two. I know I rail against most of the goofy gimmicks so I’m going to come off like a hypocrite here but I like Bayley’s act a lot. I think she has done a great job getting tougher while still keeping her innocent persona. This match was not the greatest showcase for Charlotte but just the fact that so young into her career she can have a match with zero mistakes is impressive. The finish came when Summer Rae made her return which actually distracted BFF stablemate Charlotte long enough that she was almost pinned by Bayley on a roll-up. Charlotte was able to use her gymnast skills to roll out of it,kick Bayley in the knees,and hit Bow Down to the Queen for the win.

After the match Summer got into the ring with Charlotte and Sasha and after an awkward stare down she began kicking away at Bayley. Charlotte and Sasha joined in despite not looking like they are not happy to see Summer back at all. Paige and Emma run down for the save as I wonder why exactly Paige had to give up the Women’s Title if she is going to still be at every NXT taping anyway.

Two guys I swear I’ve never seen before are in the back cutting a promo. No graphic ever appears on the screen to alert viewers as to exactly who these gentleman are. One of them identifies himself as Tye Dillinger which I do remember after hearing it but his face was not something I have ever stored in my memory bank. That’s something to work on NXT creative! His partner never is identified in this segment.

Tye Dillinger and Jason Jordan vs. Stuart Cumberland and Phillip Goujlar

Now that we have identified both of their names, let’s work on their move set, their characters, and their look so this does not happen again. Their opponents are jobbers who have committed the ultimate jobber sin in my opinion: having boring and difficult to pronounce names. Anyway this match was nothing. Just a squash where the squashers did nothing to stand out from the pack at all. Jordan won with the Jordan Slam which is of course an Angle Slam  because using maneuvers so specifically identified with a major star of the past is working out great for Mojo Rawley.

CJ Parker is shown in the crowd with one of his hippie environmentalist signs. This isn’t working either.

In the BFF locker room, tension continues to mount as Summer is obviously back to take back over the leadership position in the group. But Charlotte, the Women’s Champion, obviously sees herself as the leader now. Sasha Banks calls herself “The Boss” so that’s all there needs to be said about that. This is working and I look forward to where this goes.

Tyler Breeze makes his way to the ring for his music video premiere. He really has this gimmick down pat and this is one that will translate to the big stage because it is a modern takeoff of an old gimmick that has worked for 30 years. He refers to Sami Zayn as “Seth Rogan’s less good looking little brother” which was funny. He says that he is the number one contender and can take his shot whenever he wants it but that he is going to make Adrian Neville, who he called “the man that Maybelline forgot”,  wait for it. He then introduced his music video calling it a “3 time MTV Euro Music Award Winner”. The video opened with the words “this one goes out to all my fans, even the uggos.” The song and video are what they are supposed to be, corny and cheap, while being presented by Tyler as being extraordinary and extravagant. Great stuff here from Tyler and the NXT production staff.

Not so great stuff from the NXT production staff as the graphic for the non-title main event between Adrian Neville and Justin Gabriel is incorrectly labeled a No Disqualification Match for the title. I didn’t even realize until after the match that was a mistake.

The NXT production staff then completely redeems itself with an awesome music video tribute to Bo Dallas’ last night in NXT 2 weeks ago. The music is pitch perfect 80’s cheese. We are treated to never before seen after the match shenanigans between Bo and the crowd as they tell him to “Bo-Leive” and he tells them to get out. After a hilarious back-and-forth Bo says that he is getting campus security and walks off. Watch this segment!

Adrian Neville vs. Justin Gabriel in a non-title match

They have a good baby face match which confuses me since I thought it was No DQ and Gabriel had turned heel at some point. I do not do play-by-play for this show and there isn’t much to say about it besides that it’s good and you should watch it. Neville wins with the Red Arrow.

After the match, Tyson Kidd returns to confront Adrian Neville and challenge him to one more NXT Championship Match. Neville accepts and they finally shake hands. The show goes off the air with a title match made for some time in the indeterminate future.

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Wrestlemania XXX Preview: The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Andre The Giant Battle RoyalJeremy & Kevin start the second half of their Wrestlemania previews with a look at a match announced by Hulk Hogan, the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. He didn’t announce what the prize was for winning. The WWE hasn’t announced anything in the time since then. So does it matter if Big Show wins? Or will he get to continue his losing ways? Does it matter that Dolph Ziggler has been on a winning streak? How about Big E Langston who isn’t defending the Intercontinental Title? Could a returning Rey Mysterio beat the odds again? Will Kofi Kingston get to be a spot monkey? Will Sheamus Brogue Kick everyone out of the ring? Will one of the mystery guests win the Battle Royal? Is anyone speculating on who will be in the vacant spots? Jeremy & Kevin’s big question of this show though is, why are some of these other jokers getting a Wrestlemania bonus if they can’t crack one of the main television shows? Shouldn’t the over talent want an even larger slice of the pie? Both of yours hosts would so click on the link below for something we won’t earn a dime off.

 

WrestleMania XXX Preview Shows
WrestleMania XXX Preview: WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
WrestleMania XXX Preview: Bray Wyatt vs John Cena
WrestleMania XXX Preview: Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
WrestleMania XXX Preview: Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker

#TotalDivas – She Said (He Edited) Episode 6

bachelorette-partyVegas is where….teenage crushes, bachelorette/bachelor parties, drunk Diva Girls, drunk boyfriends, and realizations happen.

We last had Jojo breaking up with the love of her life from her home town. In this episode she was completely gaga over Justin Gabriel. We start the episode with my favorite WWE star Jerry, (Kevin’s Edit: For those of you in the dark, that’s her nickname for Chris Jericho. She even rewound the scene to watch it a second time.) talking to Eva Marie and Jojo as Justin Gabriel does push-ups along the wall. To me this guy looks like a total douche, but Jojo is just in awe of him. I was totally disappointed that Jerry only had a small role in this scene, but any sighting of Jerry is totally worth it.

Eva Marie and Jojo decide to have an apartment warming party and invite people over and Jojo invites Justin Gabriel over. Eva Marie thinks Jojo is moving too fast and doesn’t believe she should be so into him. Which I agree. I was impressed that Eva Marie wore her engagement ring the entire time in this episode. I found it hilarious that Eva Marie and Jojo are having an apartment warming party with plastic cups and cheap wine. (KE: My woman never threw a college party. I threw plenty of parties with cups and cheap ass beer. We weren’t classy enough for wine.)

At the apartment warming party, you have Trinity, Jon, Ariane, Brie, Nikki, TJ, Nattie and I think that was it. Here is where Nattie confides in Nikki and tells her that TJ is her one and only, I mean, one and only, which is very commendable in today’s society. (KE: Nattie claimed TJ had only been with her too. It might be commendable but it’s really stupid.) Nattie though also confides that she keeps getting text messages from a guy back home and we have the flashbacks of her dinner and him telling her she shouldn’t marry TJ.

I forgot, Jojo and Justin go outside on the balcony and make out where everyone is watching and Trinity tells someone to get out of the way cause she can’t see. Kevin looked up Justin’s age, he’s 32 and she’s 19. (KE: I expected him to be in his mid to late twenties.) I have an issue with that age difference (KE: No you don’t you cradle robber.) as she is so young and inexperienced and he’s a WWE wrestler and single for a reason. The two go to dinner where when offered wine, she looked embarrassed that she can’t order and Justin says, oh that’s right, you’re under age. That should have been a good clue as this isn’t going to work out. She said they had great conversation, which I totally didn’t agree. I have a better conversation with dirt. She then said she had a rabbit. Um, I said, OMG, why is she talking about a vibrator! And then we see a picture of a rabbit on her phone. OMG, she has a real rabbit which she asks for a to-go box for her rabbit. I just have to shake my head on that one. (KE: I’m glad your mind is in the gutter, lady.)

There is a funny scene with Nikki and John Cena as they are looking for a gift and Nikki whispers to John that TJ is Nattie’s first and John just looks at her like, how do you want me to respond. Kevin believes they are really making John out to be this great boyfriend. (KE: Don’t put words in my mouth lady. I said they make him look good. His reactions to anything Nikki does are close to priceless.) I still don’t like him, but did agree that his Tao of Pooh really seems to be working for him in this Total Diva’s story line. Nikki comments that her family would be so happy if she would have been more like Nattie and John responds with ‘Is this where I should ask for a number?” ha ha

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Kevin’s Blog: Almost Live, Definitely Half Assed Review of @WWE #Raw

I was going to do an introduction but it’ll have to wait because CM Punk is already in the middle of a ridiculous promo to open the show. I know that heels are supposed to play up a dirty finish but this is so ludicrous. Punk claims he didn’t collaborate with the referee. Punk starts to make his case for how bad Brad Maddox is as a referee. That’s a little firmer footing. It still doesn’t make the whole act stupid. I mean, can people be that delusional? The sad answer is probably yes. Mick Foley hits the ring for a surprise appearance. I wonder if it has to do with Punk calling Vickie the GM of Raw. Punk talking about Foley’s garbage wrestling very well. Already hyping Survivor Series, Team Foley vs Team Punk. Ryback gets a chance to talk. Punk is hiding already so no mic time for Ryback.

JTG is the sacrificial lamb to Ryback. JTG is smaller but closer in size than I expected. I read some of Dusty’s article below during the match. Ryback has mic time with Josh Matthews. Feed Me Punk. The WWE loves the chant these days. They have showed an awful lot of a pay per view I purchased. Both championship match material too.

Randy Orton gets another match against Wade Barrett. I still haven’t read all of Dusty’s article but I don’t think Del Rio has any upside. They’ve given that dude far too much time already near the top of the heap and he’s done nothing with it. What fun would it be if we all agree, right? Nice to see JR & Cool pointing out Barrett watched HIAC since we know it’s taboo to watch the product. Orton in control at the break. Strangely enough, after the break Barrett is in control. I agree with Dusty about Orton’s staleness but think the crowd’s reaction to him tonight is the reason he’s sticking around. Orton with an RKO win over Barrett. Not a fan but expected it. Ideally Barrett would beat Orton at a PPV anyway to put a real stamp of approval on him. AJ Lee is in Vickie‘s office. She taunts her over giving her job back. Vickie asks for AJ’s biggest weakness. Vickie taunts with the crazy word.

I don’t regret FF thru Kane & Daniel Bryan‘s ring entrances. The Prime Time Players are their opponents. Um, they lost last night. They shouldn’t be awarded with a match with the champs. I’m loving PTP’s trunks. Bryan takes the pain for his team again. Kane gives Young a chokeslam. Bryan tags himself in and submits Young.

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Dusty’s Blog: Where WWE Went Wrong With Hell in a Cell

I think I’m getting too old for this shit.

So I went ahead and watched the WWE pay-per-view on Sunday night.  Hell in a Cell.  I was talked into watching it with my best friend till the end Keesh, because he was going to watch it himself and needed someone to bag on it with him.  So I thought what the heck, what harm could it do to spend my Sunday evening watching some grappling, just like old times.  But oh man, I wish I hadn’t.

I don’t know if it’s just because I’m so burned out on wrestling right now, but it was a very frustrating three hours for me.  I found myself constantly yelling at my screen, critiquing what was happening and making suggestions for what should have been done differently.  When I first started watching wrestling, I never did any of that, even though I have always been a know-it-all brainiac who thinks my own ideas are better than everyone else’s.  Used to, I could turn my mind off for three hours and take what I was watching at face value as mindless entertainment.  WWE nowadays simply does not allow me to do that.

What follows is some of the myriad things I found myself thinking as I watched the show:

Randy Orton needs to go. The guy is just treading water at this point.  One of the biggest residual problems from the late 90s Monday Night Wars is that WWE got into the habit of making sure everyone who means anything to the company is locked up for the long term.  Only completely fuck ups like Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy are allowed to leave on their own volition, for the most part.  How this relates to Orton is, I find his act to be completely stale.  He is serving no greater purpose by winning meaningless opening matches on meaningless pay-per-views.

I thought the outcome to that match was a no brainer.  Alberto Del Rio had to win, because he’s the one with any upside potential at this point.  Give him a win over the “name” guy and try to get something started with him.  Orton is a complete non-starter to me.  He’s won the belt umpteen times, he’s feuded with all the top guys, beating them sometimes, losing some other times.  It’s just all been done with him.  And he’s not an interesting enough character on his own to refresh himself.  He, like Christian before him, would just generally benefit from going away for a while and then coming back.

Now granted, there really isn’t anywhere to go but TNA, but fuck it, that’ll have to be it then.  It’s too bad WWE would never really consider doing anything like this, but I really think they ought to consider working out some kind of trade with TNA here.  TNA would salivate at the opportunity to obtain another “big name” WWE performer.  WWE could try to approach this in a couple different ways.  One would be to try to get face value for Orton, which would mean someone like Bully Ray.  Bully Ray would excel in the current WWE environment.  He’s probably my favorite act in all of wrestling for 2012.  He deserves one last WWE shot.

Or they could take the opposite approach and poach a couple prospects.  Guys like Magnus and Rob Terry, who would seem to fit in with the standard WWE prototype.  Either way, WWE needs to shake things up here, and I can’t think of a single better person to use to make that point with than Orton.  He does no one any good in the opening match spot.  His win was an empty token gesture based on past performance.  His presence is actually hindering WWE’s progress at this point, as I think the logical move would have been to move forward with Del Rio, who at least has more upside potential.

Comedy that isn’t funny. I’m beating that dead horse all the way to the glue factory, I realize this, but it drives me up the wall every time. The skit with Daniel Bryan and Kane backstage was fairly funny until it wasn’t funny at all.  “On a farm… Old McDonald’s farm! Here, let me sing the Old McDonald song! How long can I string this out?!”  If the WWE writers had written the script to The Sandlot, the famous line from that movie would have been changed to, “You play ball like a girl! Because you play ball in a very feminine way!  And people who are feminine tell to play ball at a lower level than those who do not play in a feminine way! Therefore, I am insulting your masculinity as well as your ability to play the game of baseball!”

In other words, less is more.  If you feel the need to tell a joke, tell the joke.  Leave it sit.  It’s either funny or it’s not.  Know when enough is enough.  If you need to explain the joke or continue on the joke for too long, it wasn’t funny and the laugh wasn’t meant to be.  As a famous philosopher once said, it’s just tone deaf to do it the way they do it now.  I’m all for character building segments like that, but not when it comes attached to a joke that would make a record screech in a bad television sitcom.

Darren Young, Titus O’Neill and Justin Gabriel don’t belong on PPVs. Being on a pay-per-view isn’t a right; it’s a privilege.  You should have to earn your spot on the card, not be given it because there just aren’t any better ideas on what to do.  Basically this just speaks to the long time theme that WWE doesn’t care about their midcard and can’t be bothered to build it up enough to where people actually care about the competitors therein.  So what you get is jack-in-the-box title matches conjured up six days prior featuring someone who has no discernible character, and is just generally an indie guy who wears tights and does wrestling moves.

Every match on a pay-per-view should be meaningful in some way.  If it’s a non-title match, it should be between two guys who stand to gain something from a win.  Maybe a win gets them one step closer to a title shot.  Maybe they have animosity towards each other for some reason, and a win over the other would be exacting an amount of satisfying revenge.  But if the match is a title match, it simply cannot have six days build.  That’s not adequate booking in any way.  It’s simply not acceptable.  Title shots should be earned over the course of extended programs.  Not just, “Hey, we have nothing for this guy to do and the PPV is coming up.”  Justin Gabriel is a decent wrestler, but I have no reason to care about him.  I never had any doubt in my mind that he was going to lose that match.  That is simply not acceptable.  With title matches should come intrigue.

On the other side of the coin, I appreciated the idea behind the Young/O’Neill tag team match.  For one thing, you’re building up the tag team division, and for another, as I outlined earlier, perhaps a win there gets them a title shot.  It’s just that, like Gabriel, I really don’t see why I need to care about these two.  They’re being thrust into a position they’re not ready for, simply because everything in WWE happens too fast these days.  Gone are the days of the Rockers slowly, methodically working their way through the tag team ranks for a couple years before even being considered legitimate threats to win the tag team titles.  Now it’s just, win this match and you’ll probably be the number one contenders.  There’s no build and there’s no character building.  I have no idea why I should care about their plight.

Michael Cole seemed like he was in a coma the entire show. Granted, he’s never been any good, and this is yet another dead horse of mine.  But come on here.  Show a little bit of enthusiasm.  Do your job in a professional manner.  If you can’t handle it, you need to be replaced.  I need someone to explain to me with a straight face why Jim Ross and JBL couldn’t have called that show on their own.  I hate three man booths anyway, but especially when one of them is completely dead, and that’s the one that gets the bulk of the talking time.  There were several minutes at a time where Ross was completely silent.  In no way should that be acceptable.

It is often a telltale sign that the person isn’t listening to you when they simply repeat the last thing you said before you stopped talking.  JBL called Cole out on doing that a number of times at the pay-per-view.  If the announcer can’t be bothered to pay attention to what is going on, why should the viewer?  It is well past time to give the lead announcer role to Josh Mathews.  He is young, he is good looking, he is good at what he does, and he is dedicated to always getting better and learning more.  Pairing him up with Jim Ross would probably eventually turn him into a candidate for best announcer of all time.  Instead, we are stuck with the out-to-lunch, weiner looking Cole.

Ryback should have won the title. You want real change?  Then do something that’s really different.  It’s that simple.  By going back to the old Hulk Hogan formula, you will have enacted the exact kind of change needed to fit with these more kiddie friendly, PG times.  Ryback seems like he’s getting over enough that you can justify putting the belt on him.  And then, as the slogan goes, feed him continual opponents.  Move CM Punk down the card a step, where he can help ensure that the undercards are going to be high quality enough to counter the assuredly mediocre main event matches that will be over because the champion is over, not because of the ring work.  Find the balance there and go with it.

Utilize Ryback in the Hogan/Goldberg combo role that he was destined for.  In the meantime, you will have shown your fanbase in one fell swoop that things are different now.  This is a different kind of champion than Punk or Daniel Bryan or Cena, or really anybody in the recent past.  The other important part of this equation is that he needs to hold the belt a long time.  Like until at least WrestleMania long.  I would even hold out until the *next* WrestleMania, but you absolutely cannot trust WWE to have anywhere near that kind of discipline and long term thought.

And when he does lose, it needs to be in a significant, impactful way.  Having him at this point, in the way in which he lost, now ensures that he will never have the kind of momentum again that he had going into the show.  This is a classic old school WCW move that cuts the balls off someone who was on the verge of making something happen, all to appease the status quo.  It ensures that nothing will ever really change, and that no upswing will happen for the foreseeable future.  But hey, we sure were swerved!

Dirty finishes. Again, in the interest of being repetitiously redundant, this has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time.  WWE has it exactly backwards in how they book their matches.  They put the dirty finish matches on the pay-per-views, and the clean, feud ending finishes on free television.  I don’t know how much money pay-per-views are now (I, uh, forgot how much I paid for this, yeah), but it’s a lot of freaking money.  And people should expect to get quality bang for their hard earned buck.  Instead, we got a disqualification solely on the basis of Kane kicking everyone’s ass, and a heel ref sequence that made Nick Patrick roll over in his grave.  Enough of this crap.

Put that kind of stuff on Raw if you insist on doing it at all.  I dare WWE to put on a pay-per-view that consists solely of matches ending in clean, decisive finishes.  They simply do not have the discipline to do that.  They think that’s not entertaining enough.  They think all the bells and whistles are what people tune in for, not realizing that if they did enough of everything else right, the clean finishes would be exactly what the people want and expect out of shows like this.  They continue to insist on going from point A to point B by going through points C through Z first.

Or maybe I’m just too old for wrestling now.

In any event, you can read more about Keesh at thefullpint.com.  You can read more about me at shamelessplug.org.

Kevin’s Blog: Definitely Live & Half Assed Review of @WWE #HellInACell

I bought this pay per view at the last minute. I’m pretty interested in whether Ryback wins or not. I’m still leaning towards CM Punk keeping the belt.

Randy Orton (with a new hairdo so I guess he’s done filming) against Alberto Del Rio. I miss the first couple of minutes trying to do the introduction. I had to take the dogs on a short spin. This weather blows. It ranks up there for worst weather ever for a Columbus Crew game. It was top five ever. Del Rio is even terrible at mocking. This portion of the match has been solid so far. I need to pee really bad. I’m hoping for a break in the action.What the fuck did Del Rio just attempt off the top rope? Why does this guy keep getting chances? Why? Of course he locks in a cross arm breaker right after royally fucking up. Orton turns it into a school boy pin. RKO for the win. Enjoy your time in Kofi Kingston limbo, Alberto!

Paul Heyman tries to work Vickie Guerrero but it doesn’t seem to work. Daniel Bryan & Kane comes out first. Damien Sandow gets the mic when he comes out with Cody Rhodes. We are the tag team champions. They’re getting decent enough heat. Solid match so far with Daniel Bryan taking the beating after some sustained offense. My girl tells me that I missed Sandow flipping off Kane. Trying to make dinner in this process of watching HIAC. Bryan tags back in after Kane cleaned house. They start arguing. Kane disposes of Sandow. Bryan tosses Rhodes onto Kane. Bryan accidentally hits Kane in stead of Rhodes. Cross Rhodes but Kane makes the save. Kane starts going crazy. DQ cheap-o loss. I can dig this sort of. Rhodes & Sandow deserve more time in the spot light. So do Bryan & Kane. They have another month before the act is completely stale.

The Miz gets a promo before his match against Kofi Kingston. I’m uninterested in this match. It’s going on but I’m not caring. Miz kicks out of an SOS which is the first big move of the match. I do like the calf breaker Miz executed.  Nice of JR to allude to the Marcus Lattimore injury from this past Saturday. One of the ugliest injuries I’ve ever seen. The Miz takes off kofi’ protective padding. Oh No! Single leg Boston Crab which I still don’t understand. You have more control over their body if you have both legs. Small package for Kofi. Cocky pin after the DDT on Kofi only gets a two count. Kingston chucks Miz outside the ring. He catches Miz with Trouble in Paradise for the win.

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