Monday, June 25, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 6/25/12

We are one hour away from another episode of RAW. John Cena is promising a huge announcement, which means it will probably be nothing like it tends to be with Cena. My guess is that he announces he will be in the WWE Championship Money in the Bank Ladder Match. I like the fact that they made the MITB Ladder Matches Title specific. The brand split is basically dead anyways so why try to hide it? Again, all I'm hoping for is something new tonight.

After a WWE Title recap, A.J. appeared to be talking to Daniel Bryan, Kane and C.M. Punk off screen. She told Bryan they have to be apart to grow as people, she called Kane a monster, and told C.M. Punk she thought it best if they go their separate ways. It was then revealed that A.J. was talking to herself in a mirror? Crazy chicks, am I right?

Skipping Never Looked So Good
After the intro Vickie Guerrero came out. She said that she knew she would be named permanent GM after her performance this week. She announced a triple threat elimination match, but didn't give any reason for it or what the winner got. Daniel Bryan came out, followed by Kane and C.M. Punk. Kane fought off both men early on. But both Bryan and Punk took Kane down with some kicks. Kane rolled to the outside and Bryan and Punk were left to go at it. Punk caught Bryan and delivered an inverted atomic drop. Kane caught Punk with an upper cut and then caught Bryan diving off the apron and slammed him into the barricade going into commercial.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Is It Time For An Off-Season in the WWE?

If you are a normal reader of mine, you know that I have not been the biggest fan of the WWE product recently. My RAW reviews have been under five for the last month, except for one. I thought No Way Out was by far the worst PPV of the year. Anything involving John Cena and John Laurinaitis has pretty much been unwatchable. There has been way too much filler on TV in recent weeks. Ryback and Sin Cara are perfect examples of that. The best part of WWE TV in the last month has been C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan and A.J. But if you believe Vince McMahon, those guys aren't big enough to be legitimate WWE superstars.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 6/18/12

After last night's abysmal PPV, what could the WWE do to make it better? Well, who really knows. Your guess is as good as mine.

Have A Nice Day!
Mick Foley of all people came out to start the show. Foley said that as the Board of Directors looks for a new permanent GM, they would be reaching out to past GMs for the time being. Foley said he will be GM of both RAW and Smackdown this week. He made a tag team match for later: C.M. Punk and Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan and Kane. He then welcomed John Laurinaitis to give his farewell address. Laurinaitis came out in a neckbrace, arm sling and crutch. The crowd chanted "YOU GOT FIRED." Laurinaitis tried to quiet the crowd to no avail. He then asked Mick Foley to quiet them down. Laurinaitis said they were being rude. He said before he was fired, he made a handicap match: Big Show, David Otunga and Himself vs John Cena. Laurinaitis told Foley to have a nice day and left.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

WWE No Way Out Review

Keep it here for my LIVE on going updates for WWE No Way Out.

There's apparently been a new match added. A Fatal 4 Way match to determine the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles: The Usos vs Primo and Epico vs Titus O'Neil and Darren Young vs Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.

Brodus Clay vs David Otunga
Clay beat down Otunga in the corner until Otunga took out Clay's injured knee and started to work it over. Brodus started to mount some offense and knocked Otunga to the outside. Otunga refused to get back in the ring and was intentionally counted out. Otunga looked like he had something in mind.

WINNER: Brodus Clay

Thursday, June 14, 2012

WWE No Way Out Preview

Hello everyone. There's a PPV this Sunday. But if I was a betting man, I would think this will be the lowest bought PPV of the year. I'm pretty sure I said the same thing about Over the Limit, but at least that show had C.M. Punk/Daniel Bryan to gain a few buys. This one has almost nothing. Are people really going to buy the PPV just to see Triple H cut a promo? I don't think so. Oh the job of John Laurinaitis is on the line as well? That's new and original.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 6/11/12

I guess I can consider this good prep in anticipation for 3 hour RAWs come July. But we get Vince McMahon on this week's show. My guess? Vince is about to fire John Laurinaitis, then a shadowy figure descends from the ceiling and swoops Vince away, and we get a "Who Kidnapped Vince" angle for the summer.

Did You Really Think This Would Get Settled in the Opening?
John Laurinaitis came out on his scooter. Before Laurinaitis could say anything Vince McMahon came out to a big pop. Laurinaitis offered his hand, but Vince said that he didn't know where that hand has been. Vince asked Laurinaitis why he should not fire him right now. Laurinaitis said its because "People Power" has become one of the biggest phenomena in WWE history, and people love him for it. Laurinaitis said both him and Vince are visionaries and great businessmen. Vince blamed Laurinaitis for the Brock Lesnar situation. Vince then ripped him for signing the Big Show to an Iron Clad contract and said Show hasn't done anything relevant since 1999. Laurianitis said Vince is bias because D-X shoved his head up Show's butt a few years back. Laurinaitis said everyone looks up to him as their friend.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Look at This Week's WWE News 6/4/12-6/9/12

It is that time of the week again. Time to look back at this week's news in the WWE. You can expect to see these kinds of postings on a semi regular basis. Or if I don't have an idea for an original column due to writer's block. On PPV weekends you'll get a Preview and that's all. Or on weeks like this one. I started a new job this week and am still working part time at my previous job, so my postings may come at various times throughout the summer. Expect my PPV Preview to come out around Thursday next week. I will be busy almost all weekend next week from Friday through Sunday evening. But I will more than likely be covering No Way Out live next Sunday.

So with all that in mind, lets take a look at some of the WWE's happenings this week, with some of my insight added at the end.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 6/4/12

Hello everyone. Are you ready for the two hour "John Cena Variety Show?" After last week's rating, I fully expect it.

RAW started with a recap of Big Show's path of destruction last week set to the ever dramatic music that the WWE finds. I guess it makes it more serious.

I Thought They Wanted People to Keep Watching the Show?
Michael Cole was in the ring and introduced John Cena. Cena came out his usual smiling self, like nothing happened two weeks ago. Cole ran down the victims of Big Show's carnage last week and blamed it all on John Cena. Cole said it was more important for Cena to be a comedian than support his friend the Big Show. Cole asked if Cena was proud of himself. Cena said Cole still has a collection of My Little Ponies so he is proud of himself. Cena called Laurinaitis power hungry and said his goal was to get rid of Laurinaitis and then a new GM would rehire Big Show. Cole said that was no guarantee, and Big Show did what he had to do to get his job back. Cole said Big Show will prove he is the better man at No Way Out. Cena called Big Show money hungry. Cole said Cena was jealous of Big Show and his Wrestlemania win, and at least Show wasn't a punching bag for Brock Lesnar. Cole called Cena over-rated and belittled Cena some more.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Look at This Week's WWE News

Rather than my normal column on one specific piece of wrestling, I decided to take a look at all the on goings that have taken place in the WWE in the last week. There have been some newsworthy topics to talk about, so lets get right to it.

Chris Jericho Suspended 30 Days for Kicking Brazil Flag
This story is a little over a week old but I never really touched on it. Chris Jericho was suspended after kicking the Brazil flag on a recent tour of South America last weekend. Nobody knew the incident was illegal, so there really is no one to blame here. It is a traditional heel move by a wrestler so you can't fault Jericho. There were apparently police officers waiting to arrest Jericho after the match. I understand that each country has its own set of laws, but they do know that the WWE is only entertainment right? Jericho wasn't trying to make a political statement. It sucks that Jericho is gone now, especially with the way the roster is, but I understand why the WWE suspended Jericho from a P.R. standpoint. Especially with Linda McMahon running for Senate. We still don't exactly know when Jericho is leaving. I believe Jericho is advertised for live events through SummerSlam. That would be a good exit for him on the second biggest PPV of the year.