Monday, August 27, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 8/27/12

You hear that? Those crickets? Those are all the people excited to see Triple H talk again tonight about his future in the WWE. And that will begin the rematch build between Brock Lesnar and Triple H. So you tens of you who are excited for that match, get ready!

Lawler and 14 Year Old Used In The Same Sentence? Uh Oh...
After a video recap of last week's Punk/Cena/Lawler happenings, Jerry Lawler stepped into the ring. Lawler said that out of respect for the WWE Champion, he apologized. But even after that, he was kicked from behind. Lawler said he wanted an apology from C.M. Punk. Punk asked why the WWE Champion would apologize for doing his job. Punk said he justifiably beat The Rock because of the lack of respect he showed him. Punk said Lawler turned his back on the WWE Universe when he turned his back on the WWE Champion. Punk said he puts down anyone who disrespects him. Punk apologized because apparently all it takes in the WWE to make the Hall of Fame is beating a bunch of nobodies in Memphis and acting like a 14 year old juvenile all his WWE career. Punk said he's sorry for the man that he became. Punk said it looked like Lawler wanted to fight, but Punk would just embarrass him. Punk said the decision was his and walked away. Lawler said he would think about it.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Re-Booking Brock Lesnar

Remember back in April when rumors started to surface of a Brock Lesnar return to the WWE? The internet was a buzz with talk of Lesnar coming back. People were excited about the possible matches he would have with John Cena, C.M. Punk, Undertaker, and hell, even Triple H. Many thought Lesnar would be a boost to WWE TV and get former fans who left for UFC back into the product. With the $5 million dollar contract the WWE gave Lesnar, even they were expecting big things from him.

But be honest, how many people are actually satisfied with what Lesnar has done so far? The intrigue was there with Cena, but his feud with HHH just didn't click at all. And what is the worst part? We will more than likely be getting another rematch. But not before weeks of "speculation" on whether Triple H will retire or not. But the Triple H debacle is another story. The fact is, Lesnar's limited dates are affecting his perception among WWE fans. We get that he doesn't want to be around every week. And I agree with that. If you want to make Lesnar a big deal and a money draw for you, you don't have him appear every week. But they should have tried to get a few more dates out of him.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 8/20/12

Coming off a lackluster week of wrestling, the WWE looks to start a new tonight. Unfortunately, it looks like we are going to get the continuation of a lot of feuds from SummerSlam. So much for hoping for something fresh and exciting last night.

More Two Word Promos!
RAW started with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Heyman talked about how HHH fought through a torn quad, but couldn't fight through Brock Lesnar. Lesnar forced HHH to quit last night. Quit on his family, company, friends and fans. Lesnar stripped HHH of his dignity and man hood. Heyman said it was a fight to the finish, a finish HHH asked for when he told Scott Armstrong to let things go before the match. Heyman asked Scott Armstrong to come to the ring. Armstrong reluctantly came to the ring. Heyman said last night he had two words for Triple H, tap out. Tonight, Lesnar had two words for Armstrong: good job. Heyman called Lesnar the new King of Kings and the Conqueror of the WWE Universe. Brock and Heyman left.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

WWE SummerSlam Review

Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino to win the United States Championship. I didn't get a chance to watch the match, but the WWE did the smart move here. No point in keeping the Title on Santino when he is doing nothing with it.

Dolph Ziggler vs Chris Jericho
Vickie introduced Ziggler to start the show. Jericho chased Ziggler around the ring then caught Ziggler with an elbow back in the ring. Jericho took Ziggler down again with a shoulder tackle and Flair chop. Jericho went for a suplex but Dolph countered and landed a kick to the ribs. Ziggler started to work over Jericho's injured ribs. Ziggler threw Jericho into the ropes but Jericho stopped himself and he tossed a charging Ziggler over the ropes. Jericho charged at Ziggler but Ziggler moved and Jericho landed hard on the outside. Ziggler hit a drop kick to the ribs. Ziggler hit a splash in the corner then a neckbreaker. Jericho ducked Ziggler charging in the corner and started to comeback, but Ziggler went back to the ribs. Jericho hit a fameasser for two. Jericho caught one of Ziggler's legs and went for the Walls of Jericho but Ziggler countered. Ziggler eventually locked in the sleeper hold.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

WWE SummerSlam Preview

This Sunday is the WWE's biggest party of the summer. Don't expect too much craziness though, this is a PG party. SummerSlam takes place this Sunday from its traditional home of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The WWE has actually booked a handful of matches in advance for this PPV, unlike Money in the Bank in July that only had four advertised matches heading into the show.

For those of you that read my piece from last week, you know that to me, this PPV is lacking a big four feel. And the WWE did no favors for themselves with the final build on RAW this past Monday. Nothing new was accomplished in the WWE Title feud. The Jericho/Ziggler program stayed in neutral. And the Lesnar/HHH feud leads me to my biggest fear: Triple H is going over Brock Lesnar this Sunday. Nothing has been show stealing headed into this show. Last year we had two big time Title matches. This year the Title matches don't feel big time at all.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 8/13/12

Can the WWE continue their streak of good wrestling on 3 hour RAWs? Will they give us one final good push heading into SummerSlam to make it feel like a big PPV? I guess we will have to wait and find out...

Hold On A Minute Playa...
RAW actually started with a match: C.M. Punk vs Big Show. After Big Show shoved Punk down early, Punk went to work with an array of punches and kicks before Show came back with a head butt. Punk tried fighting back after a Big Show slap but was taken down by a shoulder tackle. Punk tried fighting back again but ate a head butt and bodyslam. Punk moved out of the way of a back slam from Show in the corner and hit his high knee. Punk went for the bulldog but Show threw him away and hit a spear.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Does This SummerSlam Feel Like A Big Time PPV?

We are just over a week away from SummerSlam, and I hate to say it, I'm just not that excited. The WWE calls it the biggest party of the summer, and traditionally considered the second biggest PPV of the year. But while the event may still turn into a big party, it does not feel like a big time PPV. Sure, the WWE will make some great promo videos like they always do to make it feel big. But when you look at the card and break down the build, you come to realize that the card just doesn't have a big PPV feel to it.

Lets start with the Brock Lesnar/Triple H match. How long has this match been built for? Since May when Lesnar "broke" Triple H's arm. But the problem the WWE ran into was that they signed Lesnar to a limited date deal. They had to watch and carefully place when they had Lesnar appear. But you are telling me that they couldn't have had Lesnar show up at least once in June? While Paul Heyman being there helped out some, it didn't hide the fact that Lesnar wasn't there. Heyman needs to be there because Brock can't cut a promo for his life. But why not have Lesnar show up just once and maybe jump Hunter. While Heyman has been good on the mic, it turned into the same thing every time he appeared.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The RAW Truth Review for 8/6/12

Its Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night, at least off camera. Can't we just have 3 hours of HBK matches instead of a regular 3 hour RAW? It would probably end up being a better show.

I Didn't Invent the Time Machine for Financial Gain!
After a video recap of last week's show and pyro (with nothing starting on fire), A.J. came out. She announced Big Show vs Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan vs John Cena for later. C.M. Punk interrupted. Punk said he's man enough to admit when he makes a mistake. He said he was out there to apologize to A.J. because he lost his emotions last week. He said she does not deserve to be dis-respected just like he does't deserve to be dis-respected as WWE Champion. She accepted, and said she's bound to fall on her face sometimes like she did last week by making the Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam. He asked her to cancel the match. A.J. said the decision stands. He asked if this was revenge for rejecting her. Punk continued to make his plea until Cena interrupted.