Post by snickelodeon on Jun 14, 2014 10:43:30 GMT -5
Main Event feedback...
Show did what it was meant to do it established 3 guys. Heel friendly edition of Main Event this week which is fine, I have no issues with that others may. Wyatt with a strong win over Mysterio. A win for Titus to build on and finally Sheamus with a squash win over Ryder. May not agree with how the Sheamus turn came about but you guys are trying hard to re-establish Sheamus as a heel.
Also liked the attention given to the tag title match. Makes the match seem important. Like how you've prolonged the split of Cesaro & Swagger and after their ladder match i suspect it will be all systems go for Cesaro & Swagger.
Good show a more star studded version of Superstars!
I'm not sure if this is still a split or if it's just yours now, Kev? But either way, I really like this. The overall presentation, like I said before, is great. I like how you're building up Rusev compared to how he is in the real world. Big Show is a great first feud to help establish Rusev as a dominant force and I fully expect him to go over. I'm looking forward to see how you handle the eventual break-up of The Real Americans as you seem to be slowly building up to it with Cesaro refusing to swing Torito, etc. It's cool that you're not rushing into their break-up and instead have them as the number one contenders. Extreme Rules is really shaping up to be great--especially with the War Games match, which is a great idea. I also really liked the idea of Rey's first match since Mania being on Main Event as it's a good way to plug the WWE Network given Rey being a big name. As is Wyatt, obviously. Good stuff, guys!
I'm replying to Main Event because Kev ordered me to. So, here it is. Bray Wyatt versus Rey Mysterio is a huge match to put on for Main Event, and obviously Wyatt should and did win. Titus O'Neil as a heel just disappoints me. Reminds me of Cryme Tyme. Obviously, this isn't your guys fault. Anyway, good to see him get the win over Xavier Woods nonetheless even though I don't really care much for either one. Finally, a decent main event with Sheamus essentially squashing Zack Ryder - even with it being more competitive than that. A solid Main Event show and the Extreme Rules card looks really entertaining.
WWE NXT: April 24h, 2014 - Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Following the signature WWE intro, the entrance music of Triple H hit as the COO made his way out to a resounding amount of boos from the Full Sail University audience. Once in the ring, Hunter grabbed a microphone as the NXT Universe began a “Yes! Chant. The chant continued until Hunter said that very soon, that “ridiculous one-liner” will be old news, so they may as well find something new to chant. “The reason I am here tonight is…..” said Hunter before moving the microphone away from his face as the audience chanted “Hounds of Justice!” He smirked before saying that he is here tonight because he has a huge announcement to make regarding the future of NXT. “NXT ArRival was the first live event to air on the WWE Network. All of the men and women made history on that night, and one May 29th, they are taking over. I am pleased to announce that on that date, NXT Take Over will air live on the WWE Network,” said Hunter to a huge pop. He then said that last week, Brodus Clay seized victory in a number one contenders match. “And it is because of that victory that Brodus will challenge Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship at Take Over. The two of them will sign their contract later on tonight for that match,” said Hunter. He thanked the NXT Universe for helping make NXT the brand that it is today before leaving the ring, still to boos.
The usual intro video for NXT aired before cutting to the Full Sail Arena as the entrance music of the Beautiful Fierce Females hit. Sasha Banks and Charlotte made their way down to the ring as the commentary trio of Tom Philips, Alex Riley and Jason Albert welcomed everyone to NXT on the WWE Network. As we just heard from the WWE COO, Triple H, NXT Take Over will be coming our way live on May 29th. NXT Champion, Adrian Neville, and Brodus Clay will sign the contract for their encounter at Take Over tonight. Plus, Corey Graves will do battle with Tyson Kidd! Charlotte and Banks were settled in the ring by that point as they awaited the arrival of their opponents.
PAIGE & BAYLEY vs. CHARLOTTE & SASHA BANKS; Following the announcement of the next live special on the WWE Network, the NXT Universe was fired up for this tag match that could have implications on NXT Take Over. After Bayley caught Charlotte with an Enziguri, she was able to make the hot tag to Paige! The NXT Women's Champion came in and took down Charlotte with repeated Clotheslines before pulling Sasha Banks into the ring by her hair. Charlotte then got a hold of Paige, throwing her into a corner viciously. Paige inadvertently bumped into Bayley, causing the tag to be made. Bayley's first instinct was to check on Paige, giving Charlotte the opening to roll her up for the victory. Charlotte & Sasha Banks defeat Paige & Bayley!
Charlotte rolled out of the ring as the bell sounded, joining Sasha Banks at ringside. The BFFs celebrated their huge victory as Paige was handed back her NXT Women's Championship, the "Diva of Tomorrow" staring at Bayley, who was incredibly apologetic.
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KONNOR vs. COLLIN CASSADY; Last week, Enzo Amore made his much anticipated return to WWE NXT as he and Collin Cassady put The Ascension on notice for the NXT Tag Team Championships. Enzo and Viktor stood at ringside as Konnor and Collin Cassady battled it out on the WWE Network. Towards the end of the match, Viktor began to stalk Amore, who stood his ground. "I ain't afraid of your freaky carcass!" said Amore before Cassady slid to the outside of the ring. He turned Viktor around, striking him with a right hand. Cassady told Amore to stay calm before re-entering the ring. Upon doing so, Konnor planted him with a huge Flapjack before getting the cover for the win. Konnor defeats Collin Cassady!
Boos emerged from the NXT Universe as Konnor stood to his feet, staring at both Collin Cassady on the canvas, and Enzo Amore at ringside. Viktor rolled into the ring as The Ascension stood tall with their NXT Tag Team Championships. Amore and Cassady headed up the entrance ramp, the two of them and the entire Full Sail Audience shouting, "Sawft!" as the reigning champions.
Backstage, Devin Taylor was standing by with Bo Dallas. He stepped into the picture as Taylor asked for his thoughts after failing to gain contention to the NXT Championship last week. Bo stated that his thoughts are the same as before he lost last week's Triple Threat match. "No matter what, I am still the confident human being that I have always been. And you know why that is, Devin? Because I still Bolieve!" he said while grinning. "Next week, I invite the entire NXT Universe to listen as I give one of the most inspirational speeches that the world will ever see. You can come too, Devin!" said Bo before leaving.
TYSON KIDD vs. COREY GRAVES; A victory here was a must for Tyson Kidd after failing to become the number one contender for the NXT Championship last week. Corey Graves, on the other hand, was coming off of a double count out against Sami Zayn. As Kidd was coming down with a Springboard leap, Graves caught him with a dropkick to his leg. Kidd held that leg before Graves applied the Lucky 13 submission hold. Kidd was able to reach the ropes, but Graves kept the hold in and refused to comply with the official's five count. Tyson Kidd defeats Corey Graves via disqualification!
The bell continued to sound as the official tried to pull Corey Graves off of Tyson Kidd. Graves kept the Lucky 13 locked in until the entrance music of Sami Zayn hit. The NXT Universe came unglued as Zayn ran down to the ring, Graves immediately escaping. The official tended to Kidd as Zayn stood on the ring apron, wanting to settle the score with Graves once and for all.
At this time, the ring was shown set and ready for the contract signing between Brodus Clay and the NXT Champion, Adrian Neville. NXT General Manager John Bradshaw Layfield brought out both superstars as they came face-to-face in the ring, Brodus towering over the "Man That Gravity Forgot." Bradshaw told the two of them that all eyes will be on this championship match. It's NXT Take Over. It's the WWE Network. It's the NXT Championship match. One of you will seize the moment and claim the spotlight for yourself. Adrian, you've been a hell of a champion ever since winning it back at NXT ArRival. Brodus, you're a monster and you've made that clear over the past number of weeks. On May 29th, may the better man win," said the General Manager. Brodus took the contract, but did not initially sign it. He said that before he signs the dotted line and legally agrees to end Neville's career, he wants to throw out a proposal. "Neville, you're all about making history, ain't you? You won the NXT Championship in NXT's first-ever ladder match, and I would imagine that you want to make the match at Take Over just as special. Hell, I want to make the moment that I capture the NXT Championship special, so here's what I got in my mind. At NXT Take Over, you and me go one-on-one for the NXT Championship in NXT's first-ever Steel Cage match!" said Brodus as the audience popped. Neville took a microphone, telling Brodus that he realizes that he should be afraid of the challenge. "You've clearly got the size advantage, and in a Steel Cage, mate, you've got me right where you want me. But at the same time, I've got you right where I want you as well. I can finally put you in your place by humiliating you on a big stage," said Neville. The NXT Champion then picked up a pen and signed the contract. Brodus was all smiles, telling Neville that he may be the dumbest man that he ever met. "You're going to get demolished at Take Over when I tear you pieces inside of the cage and take your NXT Championship. Then, maybe I'll finally get some damn respect around here," said Brodus before signing the contract. It is now official! At NXT Take Over on May 29th, Adrian Neville defends the NXT Championship against Brodus Clay in NXT's first-ever Steel Cage match!
Post by The Kevstaaa on Jul 7, 2014 21:09:31 GMT -5
Friday Night Smackdown: April 25th, 2014 – Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Tonight, Smackdown’s broadcast begins with a video package showcasing Evolution’s return to the WWE and their promo inside of the Hell in a Cell on Raw. It intercuts with shots of Kane destroying WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Evolution taking out the Shield, before ending with Batista saying “The Shield will be humbled. Deal with it.”
The theme of The Shield is heard as the “Hounds of Justice” are making their way to the ring as the show begins. Just like this past Monday, the Hell in the Cell is surrounding the ring as The Shield enters. Dean Ambrose shakes the cage with a smile on his face before joining his teammates in the ring. Seth Rollins speaks first, “Last Monday night we all saw something we haven’t seen in a decade. Evolution joined forces in the middle of this ring and cell as they verbally cut us down.” Seth continues by mentioning how between the three members of Evolution there are over 30 combined World Championships and that’s not counting Kane. “Add in Daniel Bryan’s physical state after Raw and one could say the odds aren’t looking good for the Shield.” Dean Ambrose steps in now, the usual crazed look on his face. “Not just Daniel Bryan, Seth. We took a beating on Raw too. We’re not ashamed to admit it because way more often than not, we’re on the giving end of a beat down. If Evolution and Kane think that one attack is going to keep us down, then they must not know us at all.” Ambrose says that Triple H has competed in Hell in a Cell multiple times over his career but this isn’t just a Hell in a Cell. “This is War Games boys and it doesn’t matter how many World Titles the four of you have together, how much stroke you have in this company or how dominant you were in 2004. We’re the Shield and you’ve never faced anyone like us.” Roman Reigns takes the microphone next and he keeps it short and sweet. “Ten years ago there was no Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns. You think that bringing back your old theme music is going to intimidate us? You think putting me in a match against Kane tonight is going to make me shake in my boots? You’ve bitten off more than you can chew Triple H and you’ll find out first hand at Extreme Rules or you can just ask Kane after tonight. You boys will get hurt. Believe that…and believe in the Shield.” The Shield puts their fists together in the middle of the ring as the crowd cheers loudly.
A graphic is shown promoting tonight’s main event that was just mentioned. Roman Reigns steps into the ring with the Director of Operations, Kane in a preview of Extreme Rules!
CURTIS AXEL vs. ROB VAN DAM; Curtis Axel and Ryback stand in the ring as Rob Van Dam makes his way out while a video clip if shown of Bad News Barrett announcing their upcoming match at Extreme Rules. Michael Cole mentions that the rivalry between Bad News Barrett and Rob Van Dam has been heating up, but tonight he has a tough challenge in the form of a former Intercontinental Champion. The match begins with a collar and elbow tie up and RVD backs Axel into the corner. He’s forced to break and back off but Axel levels him in the stomach. Axel whips RVD off the ropes and hits a back body drop before latching on a rear chin lock. RVD fights out of it after a bit behind the roar of the WWE Universe. He elbows Axel in the gut and runs off the ropes but is met with a dropkick. Axel stays on the offensive for a few, even hitting his dad’s trademark rolling neck snap for a near fall. Axel signals for the Perfect Plex but RVD blocks it and connects with a Northern lights suplex for two. Van Dam now has control, sending Axel into the corner and hitting two shoulder thrusts before back flipping and hitting a third. Axel drops to the mat and RVD nails Rolling Thunder but Axel gets his shoulder up. Van Dam does the “RVD” taunt as he seems to be gearing up for the Five Star Frog Splash but Ryback gets on the apron. Van Dam goes to kick him, but Ryback catches his foot, only for RVD to hit his enziguri. RVD turns back to Axel and connects with a monkey flip before polishing him off with the Five Star Frog Splash. Rob Van Dam defeats Curtis Axel!
Rob Van Dam celebrates his victory with the WWE Universe as he picks up even more steam since his return at WrestleMania. RVD will need all of that momentum when he faces Bad News Barrett at Extreme Rules!
Returning, a recap is shown of Smackdown last week where the match between Alexander Rusev and Big Show for Extreme Rules was made. Following that clip is one from Raw where both Big Show and Rusev took turns beating on poor 3MB in an attempt to prove who the dominant Superstar is.
Justin Roberts introduces the “Ravishing Russian” Lana, who comes to the stage and poses before speaking to the fans. She claims that Alexander Rusev is the type of Superstar that the Big Show can only dream about being. “The Big Show is massive, but he is not a super athlete like the Bulgarian Brute.” Lana tells the WWE Universe to rise for the arrival of Alexander Rusev.
ALEXANDER RUSEV vs. SANTINO MARELLA; Santino Marella and Emma strut down to the ring in their usual playful manner but once Santino enters the ring, he realizes that this is not going to be fun and games. Since his official debut during the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Alexander Rusev has made a huge impact in the WWE. He eliminated Big E and Big Show from that battle royal, defeated the likes of Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd and Zack Ryder and faces his biggest challenge at Extreme Rules. Santino starts the match by chopping Rusev but it has no effect. He chops him again but still nothing so he runs off the ropes and tries a clothesline but hurts his own arm. Rusev charges at him but Santino wisely ducks him with a split and goes for a hip toss but it’s to no avail. Rusev clotheslines him down to the mat viciously. He sends Santino off the ropes and hits a body block before dragging Santino into a seated position in the corner. He runs across and goes for a hip attack but Santino moves! Rusev staggers out of the corner and Santino quickly puts on the Cobra. He attempts to use it but Rusev meets him with a huge side kick. Lana shouts “Rusev crush!” as Rusev locks on the Camel Clutch and Santino gives up. Alexander Rusev defeats Santino Marella!
Lana enters the ring and tells Alexander Rusev to break the submission and she raises his arm in the air. Emma has a clear look of concern on her face that gets worse once Lana commands Rusev to put the Camel Clutch back on! Santino continues to tap out until the Big Show’s theme hits and the crowd pops. Rusev breaks the hold and looks ready to fight, but once Big Show makes it to the ring, Lana tells Rusev to exit. They leave up the ramp to boos as Lana continues to tell Rusev to wait for Extreme Rules. Big Show and Emma check on Santino.
Renee Young is standing by with the “Celtic Warrior” Sheamus. She asks for his comments on his brutal attack on the Intercontinental Champion last week on Smackdown. Sheamus responds by saying that he has no further comments on what he did. He already informed the WWE Universe that he did what he did because he wanted an Intercontinental Title shot. Renee says that there are other ways to earn a title shot. Sheamus gives a small laugh and claims that none of those ways affect the Champion the way he did last week. He says that he will be the Intercontinental Champion after Extreme Rules and there’s nothing Big E can do about it.
Returning, the Raw Rebound is shown focusing on John Cena’s match with Erick Rowan. John Cena used a steel chair on Rowan, getting himself disqualified. Cena couldn’t believe what he’d done and Bray Wyatt was clearly happy about Cena’s “inner monster” rearing its head. We also see a clip of Bray Wyatt defeating Rey Mysterio on Main Event. Bray and Cena are on a collision course towards a Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules.
ALBERTO DEL RIO & CHRISTIAN vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER & KOFI KINGSTON; Two of the hottest rivalries in the WWE came together in this tag team match. Christian won the United States Championship from Dean Ambrose and during his celebration on the Peep Show last week on Smackdown, Kofi Kingston interrupted him citing that the Christian he used to be a fan of is no more. Kingston then beat Christian in a non-title match this past Monday. Meanwhile, ever since Dolph Ziggler won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX, Alberto Del Rio has had issues with him, even getting involved with Dolph and Hugh Jackman on Raw. Tonight’s match starts with Christian and Ziggler and they provide some fun back and forth entertainment. Both men manage to tag out and then the team of Alberto Del Rio and Christian slowly start to work over Kofi Kingston. The United States Champion is more than happy to get involved when Kingston is down. Frequent tags and cutting the ring in half is the story of this one as Kingston desperately needs to tag his partner but is unable to. He picks up some steam when he plants Christian with the SOS but is still not able to get the tag. The crowd rallies and wants to see Ziggler get in the ring. Kofi ducks a shot from Christian and hits Trouble in Paradise from out of nowhere! He’s too hurt to make a cover and he slowly crawls to Dolph. He finally makes the tag at the same time as Christian and Ziggler comes in on fire. He nails Del Rio with consecutive dropkicks and levels Christian when he attempts to get involved. Del Rio gets him up for a back body drop but Dolph reverses it into a huge DDT but Christian breaks the pin attempt. Kofi runs at Christian and clotheslines him over and out. Dolph goes for the Fameasser but Del Rio ducks and rolls him up with a handful of tights to steal a victory. Alberto Del Rio & Christian defeat Dolph Ziggler & Kofi Kingston!
Alberto Del Rio exits the ring and meets up with Christian on the outside as they celebrate their tainted win. Christian clutches his United States Title close to his chest as Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston are fuming in the ring.
Returning, Vickie Guerrero is shown in the back when Dolph Ziggler enters demanding a chance to get his hands on Alberto Del Rio again. Vickie tells him that he doesn’t just barge in on the General Manager of Smackdown to demand anything, especially after the history they have. However, she knows that the Authority would want what’s best for business, so she agree that at Extreme Rules Dolph Ziggler will go one on one with Alberto Del Rio. Dolph smiles and heads out of her office.
Cutting to the arena, the Real Americans and Zeb Colter are standing in the middle of the ring with a Ladder open behind them. Zeb Colter begins speaking, “The night after the debacle that was WrestleMania XXX, the Real Americans earned the right to be the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Obviously, a team like Jack Swagger and Cesaro should be the Champions who represent this company because they are Real Americans. The Usos aren’t. The Usos do not deserve to be the Tag Team Champions.” Zeb points the fans’ attention to the titantron where a video clip plays of them being attacked on Raw by the Usos after they beat up Los Matadores after their match. Zeb continues following the clip, “You see, when we wanted our title shot we wanted it to be a fair tag team match, but the Samoan savages that the Uso brothers are, they decided to bring a ladder into play. Luckily we were able to escape but now, our title shot at Extreme Rules is a ladder match. It’s madness.” Cesaro leans over to Zeb and, can be heard in the microphone, says that he doesn’t mind a ladder match. Jack Swagger comes into the huddle too and begins to bicker with Cesaro to let Zeb do his thing. Zeb breaks up the huddle and seems irritated by his team. “We don’t have a problem facing the Usos in a ladder match but it is pure madness that those savage beings can bring it into the mix and get the match they want. However, at Extreme Rules, when one of my Real Americans climbs the ladder, not only will they retrieve the Tag Team Titles, but they will symbolize that American stands tall over Samoans and everyone else. So ladies and gentlemen and Real Americans everywhere…” Before he can finish the theme of the Usos cut them off and they come out to the stage to a huge pop. Jimmy has a microphone and says that the Usos are not savages, but they’ll have no problem getting savage on the Real Americans at Extreme Rules! The crowd likes this as the Usos keep it short when Jey says they don’t have a problem getting savage right now. The Usos charge the ring and immediately trade shots with their challengers. Dual clotheslines knock the Real Americans outside and the fans are treated to some “flying Usos!” The Tag Team Champions get back in the ring as the crowd roars with approval. The Real Americans retreat up the ramp and the Ladder Match at Extreme Rules is sure to be fantastic.
BIG E vs. JTG; It’s been a while since JTG has been seen on WWE programming and Big E is clearly still feeling the effects of Sheamus’ attack last week. That allows JTG to start with some offense as he backs Big E into the ropes, sends him off and hits a neckbreaker. He covers but only gets a one count. JTG attempts to continue his offensive surge with a bulldog but Big E shoves him off into the corner. As JTG bounces out, Big E lifts him and hits three straight rib breakers. Big E sends him into the corner, hits a shoulder thrust and JTG falls to the mat. Big E bounces off the ropes and hits a big splash with some impressive air time. Big E looks to be on a mission as he picks up JTG before planting him with a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E takes his straps down as he hits the Big Ending to finish it. Big E defeats JTG!
John “Bradshaw” Layfield points out that Big E looked like a man possessed tonight. Sheamus may have awoken something in Big E that we’ve never seen before. With this aggressive side of Big E and Sheamus’ new vicious streak, their match at Extreme Rules will be extremely hard hitting.
Before going to commercial, the below graphic is shown on screen reminding everyone that this Monday night on Raw, Daniel Bryan will be defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against “The Animal” Batista! Batista has wanted a one on one title shot since he won the Royal Rumble and this could have huge implications for War Games!
A recap is shown of Paige’s debut the night after WrestleMania XXX where she challenged AJ Lee. Lee said she didn’t deserve it and had her face Tamina, who Paige bested. Paige then beat Alicia Fox and Aksana before pinning AJ Lee in a tag team match on Raw. Paige’s music hits as we cut back to the arena because the “Anti-Diva” will be joining the commentary team for the upcoming Divas match. AJ LEE vs. NAOMI; Both Tamina Snuka and Cameron are at ringside for this non-title contest. These Divas have met many times before, including an exceptional match during Season 3 of NXT. Michael Cole makes sure to plug Total Divas during the contest, as AJ gets off to a very good start. After a big spin kick, she puts Naomi into a sleeper hold and the Funkadactyl starts to fade. Behind Cameron and the WWE Universe, Naomi rallies and sends AJ off the ropes before connecting with the Rear View. She covers but the Divas Champion is able to kick out. Naomi waits for AJ to get up and hits a hurricanrana before going out to the apron. She leap frogs into the ring and drops her leg onto AJ but only gets another near fall. Naomi seems to be nearing a huge win as she sets up AJ by the corner. Tamina gets on the apron and distracts her but Cameron pulls her down and tackles her to the ground. Naomi goes for the split legged moonsault, but AJ moves out of the way. AJ whips Naomi off the ropes and catches her with the Black Widow. Despite her best efforts, Naomi has no choice but to tap out. AJ Lee defeats Naomi!
AJ Lee is handed her Divas Championship as Tamina Snuka gets in the ring with her. AJ holds the belt up and looks in the direction of Paige. The “Anti-Diva” puts down her headset and gets in the ring, but AJ and Tamina exit the ring. Paige dares her to get back in the ring with her, but AJ shouts that Paige hasn’t earned it.
A promo airs showing highlights of previous War Games matches and the history between The Shield, Daniel Bryan and the Authority. Don’t forget that you can watch the history of War Games on the WWE Network!
KANE vs. ROMAN REIGNS; Once the bell sounds, Kane is clearly not pleased at Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins being at ringside, but Evolution is not in the building tonight so the Director of Operations has to go it alone. The two brutes lock up and Roman Reigns overpowers the seven footer, shoving him to the mat. Reigns lets out a roar in the direction of Kane to the crowd’s liking. Kane gets to his feet and asks for a test of strength. Reigns goes for it and they struggle for a bit in this old school move until Kane kicks him in the gut. The Big Corporate Machine puts Reigns in the corner and hits him with some elbows and throat thrust before planting him with a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane begins to work over Reigns’ neck with several moves that target that area. After a few minutes of being in control, Kane goes for the Chokeslam but Reigns quickly blocks it and nails a Samoan drop. Both men are down as Reigns needs to capitalize on this. He’s up first and goes for the Spear but Kane moves and Reigns hits the turnbuckle. Kane nails the Chokeslam this time and covers but Reigns gets his shoulder up. Kane is not happy about this as he argues with the official before calling for the end. He goes for a Tombstone, but Reigns wriggles free to get behind him. Kane turns and is met with a huge Superman punch to the crowd’s liking. Kane falls onto the second rope, which allows Reigns to go out and hit his signature running dropkick. Reigns enters the ring and finishes his flurry with a huge Spear that earns him the win. Roman Reigns defeats Kane!
The WWE Universe cheers as Roman Reigns earns his team some big momentum for War Games at Extreme Rules. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose join him in the ring as they surround Kane who slowly gets to his knees. The crowd is excited in anticipation as they know what’s coming next. The Shield level him with some stiff shots before Reigns calls for the Triple Powerbomb. Seth and Dean hoist him up and they drop the Director of Operations on his back. All three members of The Shield put their fists together over Kane as Smackdown comes to a close.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown: Friday 18th April 2014...It feels strange that April was only three months ago, it feels like it was a lot longer ago. Batista and Randy Orton got a strong, much needed victory against Goldust and Cody Rhodes to kick things off, giving the reunited Evolution members momentum going into Extreme Rules after losing back at WrestleMania XXX to Daniel Bryan. I liked the involvement of the Shield, and the opposition with Kane joining Orton and Batista against the babyface trio. It set up the War Games match without giving the angle too much exposure with another two weeks to wait until Extreme Rules and four shows to promote this match. The Big Show's promo on Alexander Rusev was fine in a decent segment, Show vowing to make an example of Rusev for the United States of America. I actually think that they'll have chemistry if they ever face off in real life. Show should make for the perfect first big win of Rusev's WWE career. I hope you don't overdo Rusev with squash matches and having Lana repeat the same promo week in and week out though - that's just lazy booking. Jack Swagger defeating Jimmy Uso was fine, as it prepares the Real Americans as a potential threat to the Usos' WWE Tag Team Championship reign. The dissension between Cesaro and Swagger continues to start brewing up. I hope you have some back up tag teams to keep in contention to the gold after Cesaro and Swagger split up, whenever that may be. Big E getting attacked from behind by Sheamus was an interesting move, but I could get behind this evolution of Sheamus' character. As a face, he really is stale. That said, Big E could also do with a character revamping. Dean Ambrose with a clean win against Kane? I understand you trying to get Ambrose over, but this may not have been the best fit. Now Roman Reigns I could understand, but keep in mind that Ambrose is smaller. I think it would've been best to see Kane go over. That said, I guess this is a part of Kane trying to rediscover his sadistic roots, so hopefully that comes sooner than later. Christian's Peep Show returning was a nice thing to see, and I like you keeping Christian around even when he's not in action *cough, concussion*. Kofi Kingston as his guest easily set up for the next defense of the WWE United States Championship, though him referencing the Brood was a strange one given that that isn't a recognisable part of Christian's career. Paige defeating Aksana was fine, giving Paige more enhancement as the next top contender to AJ Lee's WWE Divas Championship. I would like more of a chase to Paige becoming champ, rather than just giving her the title at Extreme Rules like I sort of predict at this point. It would get Paige's character over much better progressively than instantly. I can easily see Sheamus becoming WWE Intercontinental Champion at Extreme Rules, that would be a fun match to watch. Bad News Barrett defeating Sin Cara was expected, prepping Wade Barrett for the match with Rob Van Dam whenever that may be. And finally, a solid win for Daniel Bryan against Alberto Del Rio, continuing to play on the WWE World Heavyweight Champion as a fighter. The inclusion of Dolph Ziggler at ringside was nice, but not completely necessary as Bryan needs more completely clean wins, I think. Overall, this seemed like a long show for an hour and thirty minutes. A decent one though, as it got over all of the points you needed to cover.
WWE Monday Night RAW: Monday 21st April 2014...I see that the War Games will be using the Hell in a Cell structure as opposed to the two ring device used by WCW. That's a much better approach. I think you should begin to warm up the War Games match by explaining the rules to newer viewers, who weren't around for the 1990s era of professional wrestling. On a side note, I'm skeptical to the use of Hell in a Cell in this format, but then again this is the first match of the type in WWE history, so let's hope you don't make it a common stipulation for shows like Extreme Rules or potential gimmick pay-per-view events. Luckily, this storyline has War Games written all over it. Triple H's promo was great, followed up by Randy Orton and Batista's, as we prepare for the big main event. It's strange that it appears as if the Shield and Evolution & Daniel Bryan and Kane's individual rivalries are divided in the build for a match in which they are all a part of. An indication of things to come at Payback? I wouldn't be surprised. A decent win for Kofi Kingston in a solid opening contest to RAW folowing the Peep Show segment on SmackDown. It's unorthodox for Christian to lose here, but it evens the score leading into what should be a solid pay-per-view match at Extreme Rules. This said, I hope we don't see another WWE United States Championship reign for Kofi Kingston, who needs something other than a midcard title win at this stage in his career. The Shield's interview responded to Evolution's earlier in the night, though I think this would have been better without the standard backstage interview - rather going for the Shield's signature handheld camera segment. Bad News Barrett with another win on RAW against R-Truth was fine, giving Barrett even more momentum without much else happening. The Authority seeking for the midcard trio of Ryback, Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow to distinguish the Shield should lead for hilarity ensuing. Triple H had a reason to pep up all three of them, which is fine especially. Batista actually getting his shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is good, but the match with Daniel Bryan next week will definitely end in chaos, being the go-home week for Extreme Rules (I think?). Daniel Bryan being assaulted by Kane during an interview really gets Bryan's character over as the underdog, but it's clear that Bryan will be retaining the title whenever he defends the belts against him. I guess Kane finally found his inner monster. Big E with a win against the Miz is fine, giving him back some lost momentum after losing to Sheamus last Friday. I hope you do something new with Miz, by the way, he is in need of a character revamping as well. Dolph Ziggler continues to get over winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy as well as his feud with Alberto Del Rio - and I like that it blended in with Hugh Jackson, the guest star this week. The knockout punch for Del Rio was a nice touch, too. I'm intrigued as to where this storyline may be going. I don't think Bryan's assault at the hands of Kane was enough to put him in the hospital, but nevermind. It adds jeopardy to him defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship next week, naturally. Paige teaming with Diva veteran Natalya to defeat AJ Lee and Tamina was fine, and I like that Paige beat AJ - especially with a small package. I do think Lee should retain the WWE Divas Championship when the two face off. John Cena's promo was good, I almost forgot about him - and his rivalry with Bray Wyatt. The Wyatt Family members should start becoming highlighted as well, be it in singles, tag team or six-man tag team action. Naturally the Shield were able to beat Damien Sandow, Ryback and Curtis Axel, once again proving that they are competent enough to oppose Evolution. Naturally it didn't main event, but the aftermath segment alone should have bee in the main event position for sure. Evolution and Kane needed to stand tall here, with Bryan now out of the equation for now. Rob Van Dam getting a win against Fandango was fine, in what should have been a solid one, I imagine. Bad News Barrett calling RVD out for Extreme Rules was quite expected, the two have put on a few decent matches over the last few months. A win for BNB is coming, I sense. A win for RVD wouldn't hurt either man, though. The 3MB being caught in the middle of the Big Show's path of destruction was typical and very realistic - and I liked the pullapart brawl that he had with Alexander Rusev. It's a good preview of things to come in two weeks time. Rusev putting the Accolade on Show would be a sight to see, though. Naturally the Real Americans defeated Los Matadores, who both really need establishing better, I think. Diego and Fernando could get over a lot more than they are and actually present themselves as viable threats to the WWE Tag Team Championships in future. Meanwhile, more leverage for Cesaro and Jack Swagger going into their challenge towards the Usos. Jimmy and Jey need some wins to match up with the challengers, though. Now Bray Wyatt and Rey Mysterio would be a hell of a feud, if you can trust Rey for more than two weeks of competing on television. Erick Rowan with a win against John Cena by disqualification was a strange one for Cena's character, but it fits with the storyline, with Bray Wyatt trying to uncover the madness of Cena's character. Wyatt wins in this stage of the momentum rivalry, but I wonder which way you will go when the two face off in a Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules - and whether it ends there, or continues past there. Overall, a very long three-hour RAW, simply adding more fuel to the fire that is Extreme Rules. It's pure hype, and there's not much you can do with this three-hour RAW tradition in place - but hopefully future RAWs have that little bit extra behind them. Something shocking and eventful, perhaps.
Post by Hi, I'm John on Jul 9, 2014 12:22:48 GMT -5
Just now getting to this diary, and I must say the format is super clean for everything. The roster, the shows, all of it. Some of the best visuals I have seen in a sim.
Now, onto Smackdown. - I see you are doing a lot of things similar to real life, but putting your own twist into it. Which I like. The War Games will be historic, and I honestly hope you make it a spot fest, because in WCW they were never really over the top crazy. - RVD over Axel even after interference from Ryback is good, build RVD up again, the guy can still go, but I still see Barrett going over. - Insert Rusev squash here. Not sure how I feel about you feuding Big Show with Rusev, might be too early for Rusev to get a rub like that from such a superstar. - A Sheamus heel turn? That's good. Keep that character exciting, I see him beating Big E for the belt. - Good win for the heels here. Christian as US Champ? That's quite random, but I don't really know what else you could have done with the belt. Gotta' love a Del Rio/Ziggler feud, always good matches out of those. - Cool that you kept The Real Americans together, but I hope you split them up soon. In a different way than WWE did though, Cesaro doesn't need Heyman. The Ladder match should be awesome, but The Usos should definitely keep the titles. - JTG got a match! Leave the memories alone - Daniel Bryan defending the belts again? Damn. Really getting him over as champ, excited to see his reign play out without injuries or a stupid feud with Kane. - AJ never lost the belt, but Paige still debuts. Damn good way of doing that, and they should have a hell of a match when the time comes. - I figured Reigns would get the win here, and I like The Shield standing tall. Keep everything even heading into the huge War Games match - Overall, a good show, a lot of it seems realistic to what is going on right now, which is both good and bad. Once you get further along, the bigger changes will come though. You have a reader.
WWE Main Event: Tuesday 22nd April 2014...Alright, very strong start to this edition of Main Event with Bray Wyatt defeating Rey Mysterio. I think that one day this could make for a very solid rivalry, for certain. Imagine if Rey became the giant killer again in the year 2014. Mysterio is basically interchangeable and can regain his credibility instantly, and Wyatt needed this win to elevate him on his way to facing John Cena at Extreme Rules. Not bad. Up next, Titus O'Neil with a win against Xavier Woods, very interesting decision here. I hope to see O'Neil start getting a minor push, he is extremely underrated in my mind. One of my favourite undercarders on the WWE roster. Hopefully this isn't a random one-off angle, here. I'm not really digging the Ladder match stipulation for the Usos and the Real Americans. It would be a great match, but it has no background behind it. Now a tables match, given the style of Cesaro and Jack Swagger, would fit better in my mind. No doubt it would be a spectacular bout, though. I still see Jimmy and Jey retaining the WWE Tag Team Championships and the Real Americans disbanding at Extreme Rules, though. And finally, a simple squash win for Sheamus against Zack Ryder to get over how dangerous he can be - it's a good flashback to Sheamus' ECW/early RAW run as a monster heel. I think he'll make for a good WWE Intercontinental Champion. Overall, a pretty decent edition of Main Event that progressed angles, characters and re-introduced a character in its own right.
WWE NXT: Thursday 24th April 2014...Triple H kicking off the show is fine, is this edition of NXT live? Strange chants from the fans if this was taped several weeks ago. Mind the continuity. A good announcement made for NXT Takeover next month, but I'm not looking forward to Brodus Clay challenging for the NXT Championship - but it will make Adrian Neville look solid, like a fighting champion. I'm just not thrilled about Brodus Clay as a contender - it also makes it predictable that Neville will retain in his second(?) defense of the NXT Championship. Charlotte and Sasha Banks defeating Paige and Bayley was fine, I dig Bayley's childlike character, and I liked the naívete on display as Charlotte stole the win. I think that it won't be long until Charlotte challenges Paige for the NXT Women's Championship. Konnor defeating Collin Cassady is fine, and I hope you continue to build Cassady and Enzo Amore to oppose the Ascension in NXT's extremely narrow tag team division. Bo Dallas' interview was really amusing, I'm assuming that this will lead to Dallas leaving the NXT Universe and joining the main roster. I wonder when this mystery man's vignettes will disappear and he/she will actually debut. Tyson Kidd beating Corey Graves made for a solid main event, and I liked the disqualifcation win for Kidd, making Graves look strong at the same time. That said, I'm hoping that Kidd isn't being used for enhancement of younger stars and actually does something worthwhile here in NXT. And finally, a promo to promote the main event for NXT Takeover next month between Adrian Neville and Brodus Clay. The Steel Cage stipulation makes this match look a lot better and should be interesting to see how it is handled. It's still predictable that Neville will retain the NXT Championship, but a good, innovative way to make people order the WWE Network and see what happens. Nothing special, just a middle of the road show with some progression going forward.
As for Extreme Rules it is in 9 days, 9 nights away until Extreme Rules but as for my predictions:
War Games that being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan teaming up with The Shield to take on The Authority that being Triple H, Batista, Orton and Kane, I am calling it now Bryan and The Shield go over The Authority
Last Man Standing Bray Wyatt vs John Cena, Bray Wyatt has always managed to get the upper hand over Cena and has been on a roll ever since WrestleMania 29 where his WrestleMania undefeated streak began when he beat Cena at WrestleMania 30 going 1-0, he has seemingly beaten Cena in every way possible that I just see him going over Cena again with Bray Wyatt becoming the last man standing
WWE Intercontinental Championship, Big E. defending against Sheamus, I see Big E. retaining but only for Sheamus to brutalize Big E. after the match basically turning into the Celtic Warrior, turning into the Sheamus of old, this is a man who ended Jamie Noble's career by Powerbombing him so hard on the floor that his back was broken and this is a man who almost ended Triple H's career at one point, this is the man who shocked the world by becoming the first ever Irish-born WWE Champion by beating John Cena, he needs to be that guy again, he needs to be that Sheamus again so the WWE Intercontinental Championship quite frankly is beneath Sheamus' standards
Big Show vs Alexander Rusev, Rusev wins in perhaps the biggest match of his career by beating an even bigger giant by beating The Big Show, calling it
RVD vs Bad News Barrett, I am calling it Bad News Barrett wins
WWE Tag Team Championships Ladder Match, Usos vs Real Americans, Usos win retaining their WWE Tag Team Championships
Dolph Ziggler the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Winner the former World Heavyweight Champion facing Del Rio, you know all about their history with each other, their past, their rivalry dating all the way back to last year 2013, I am calling it Ziggler wins considering the roll he's been on
Post by The Kevstaaa on Mar 3, 2015 20:31:49 GMT -5
Monday Night Raw: April 28th, 2014 – Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
After the WWE signature, we are shown a video highlighting the ending of last week’s Raw. John Cena lost to Erick Rowan via disqualification because Cena attacked him with a steel chair. Bray Wyatt then told Cena that we are all monsters and Cena’s inner monster is coming out. Cutting to the arena, Michael Cole reminds us that we are just six nights away from Extreme Rules! “Tonight, Daniel Bryan defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the winner of the 2014 Royal Rumble, Batista!” John Cena comes out to a mixed reaction and enters the ring. He has a somber look on his face and he gets on the microphone. The first words out of his mouth are an apology. He says sorry to the WWE Universe, and more importantly, the Cenation, for falling into Bray Wyatt’s trap. “I’m sure that at the end of last week, a lot of you were disappointed in me. It looked like I showed off this ‘monster’ that is supposedly inside of me. Well I’m here to not only say sorry, but to promise you that monster doesn’t exist.” The crowd gives the usual mixed reaction to this. He does go on to state that while there is no monster inside, he may to go in a darker part of himself than ever before to beat Bray Wyatt. “He beat me at WrestleMania and I will not allow that to happen again this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Tonight, I team with Rey Mysterio to take on his disciples, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Tonight, I show the world and Bray Wyatt that I’m not afraid and that I can take him and his goons on without bringing out a monster.”
John Cena’s words of courage are interrupted by the signature of the Wyatt Family. They appear on the titantron, with Bray Wyatt laughing manically. "Hustle...loyalty....and fallacies from the false prophet. You're wasting your time, John. There's no point in trying to mask what the world already knows. You say that you're going to have to travel to a dark place? But why? You've always been there, haven't you? Last Monday, one look at you and everyone could see that John Cena, the man was nonexistent! In his place was John Cena, the monster! The monster that I unleashed at WrestleMania has life! Right there in that ring is a foul creature with no remorse for the well-being of any living entity! 'But no, everyone! I'm not a monster! Bray Wyatt is!' Lies, John. Lies and lies and lies! What you've failed to realize all along, John, is that the people who you preach your message to have turned their attention to another message. One that is real, not one that is corrupt and false! And the messenger isn't hard to find! All you have to do is look up at the sky and follow the buzzards.....because unlike you, John, I don't pretend to be something I'm not. And in due time, I will be something else to these people - the Last....Man.....Standing." The Wyatt Family disappear from the screen as Cena is left rather speechless in the ring as he looks out into a crowd that cheers for Bray’s words.
A recap airs of the opening promo, where Bray Wyatt continued to get into the head of John Cena. “Will we see another glimpse of the monster inside John Cena?” asks John “Bradshaw” Layfield. A graphic appears reminding everyone that tonight’s main event sees Daniel Bryan defending the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Batista!
THE BROTHERHOOD VS. THE REAL AMERICANS; With Extreme Rules just six days away, the Real Americans had their eyes on the Ladder Match and the prize that is the WWE Tag Team Titles. However, the Brotherhood are not a team to overlook, since they were the cream of the tag division crop in late 2013. Cody Rhodes begins the match with Jack Swagger and they exchange some holds. Both guys tag out and Cesaro enters to a pop. He plays to the crowd during his run, leading Zeb Colter to shout that he needs to focus. The Real Americans work over Goldust for most of the bout and through the commercial break, until he makes the tag to his brother. Cody comes in to a solid reaction and hits most of his signature spots. The Disaster Kick and his gorgeous moonsault earn him near falls before he signals for the Cross Rhodes on Swagger. Cesaro breaks that up with a huge uppercut that sends Cody into the ropes. As he bounces off, Cesaro nails a massive popup uppercut and calls for the Swing. The crowd turns from cheering to booing as instead of the Swing, Swagger quickly covers Cody and scores the pin. The Real Americans defeat the Brotherhood!
The WWE Universe boos the fact that the Real Americans won, but are also upset at not being able to see a move they love, the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro looks a bit peeved with his teammate, but stands by his side as they, along with Zeb Colter shout “WE THE PEOPLE!”
Backstage, Renee Young stands by with the United States Champion, Christian. Before asking her question, she directs us to a video replay of Christian’s non-title loss to Kofi Kingston last week on Raw. She then informs the viewers at home that earlier today on the WWE App, it was announced that Christian will defend his belt against Kingston on the Extreme Rules KickOff show. When she asks Christian for his thoughts on this, Christian seems to shrug them off. “Why should I be worried about defending my title against Kofi Kingston? I am a former two time World Champion and the current United States Champion. Kofi got lucky last week. Where is the clip from Smackdown when I teamed with Alberto Del Rio to beat him and Dolph Ziggler?” Renee says that it wasn’t shown because neither Christian, nor Kofi was involved in the finish of that match. This leads Christian to give her a look of disdain before he wraps things up. "Have it your way Renee. Just remember this. I am the man who ended Dean Ambrose’s near year long reign with this belt and I am the man who will keep it this Sunday. Because that’s…how I roll.”
Returning, a recap is shown from Raw last Monday, where Evolution and Kane stood tall over the Shield and Daniel Bryan. Cutting to what went down on Smackdown though, we see Roman Reigns defeat Kane before the Shield planted him with the Triple Powerbomb. Backstage, the Authority is shown watching this on a monitor when Triple H turns to Kane and is not pleased. “We went from destroying the Shield to you getting your ass kicked and giving them back their momentum.” He directs the talk at Kane and demands that he shape up and stop letting the Shield walk all over him. “Onto tonight, Dave is going to take the WWE World Title away from that little troll. Before he does that though, we have something else to handle. With War Games being this Sunday, one team will have the man advantage. Tonight, Randy, you will take on Dean Ambrose and the winner gets that advantage. I don’t have to stress to you how important that advantage is do I?” Randy looks around and agrees that he doesn’t, but he does tell them that he wants the first shot at Batista once he wins the title tonight since he wasn’t pinned and didn’t submit during his guaranteed rematch.
BAD NEWS BARRETT VS. THE MIZ; Commentary discusses how Bad News Barrett made his big return to the ring the night after WrestleMania, only to have it spoiled by Rob Van Dam which set up their match this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Tonight, it would be former WWE Champion and WrestleMania main eventer, The Miz, who looked to give Barrett some bad news of his own. Barrett attacks at the bell, clearly not in a good mood. He just pummels on Miz, barely allowing him to get in any offense. In pretty short time, Barrett rocks him with the Bull Hammer but that’s not enough for him. He picks up Miz and hits him with two more Bull Hammers, leaving him lifeless. Barrett covers and the win is a forgone conclusion here. Bad News Barrett defeats The Miz!
Bad News Barrett snatches a microphone from ringside and directs his words at Rob Van Dam. “RVD, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news! What you just witnessed was a small preview of what I’m going to do to you this Sunday. When I’m done with you, nobody will even be able to recognize that stupid face of yours.” Barrett slams the microphone down as Michael Cole mentions that he’s never seen Barrett this serious.
The sound of fans chanting “Yes!” fills the Scottrade Center as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring. He enters the ring and allows the fans to continue, as they chant at the top of their lungs. When they eventually die down, he commends them for being loud tonight. “Now I know that I have a major title defense tonight and I am in no way looking past Batista. However, I had to come out here and address War Games. As a fan growing up, and now on the WWE Network, I have seen my fair share of War Games matches. Knowing that I’ll be stepping into the environment for the first time, I have made sure to study each one. I’ve come to the conclusion that I am stepping into something that I’ve never faced before.” Bryan continues by stating that War Games is aptly named because the match is an all-out war. He claims that the hatred he and the Shield harbor towards the Authority is going to match that match one of the most brutal in WWE history. Before he can continue, he is interrupted by the theme of Triple H as he steps out to the stage. He allows the boos to die down before telling Daniel Bryan that he and the Shield are out of their element this Sunday. “You see, someone like you isn’t built for War Games. I’ve spent a lot of time around a man that has been in many War Games, Ric Flair. I know everything that I possibly could to get the upper hand on that night, which is more than watching the matches could do.” Bryan responds by saying that Triple H and the Authority have made the mistake before of thinking that he was out of his element. “Remember when I was shooting above my ‘B+ level’ by wrestling you at WrestleMania? Yet I beat you, Batista and Randy all in the same night.” This pisses off Triple H and he signals to the back. Randy Orton, Batista and Kane appear and head towards the ring. Bryan quickly goes outside for a chair, when the Shield’s theme hits to a big ovation. This stops Evolution and Kane as they quickly come to the ring and stand guard with Bryan. Triple H is heard telling his guys to save it for later. They back away as Bryan leads the fans in a “Yes!” chant.
A video package airs, showing some of the history of the War Games match. You can relieve all of the War Games matches on the WWE Network for just $9.99!
DEAN AMBROSE VS. RANDY ORTON; War Games is notoriously known for the big helping hand that the man advantage allows. Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton both went in to try and give their teams that upper hand. This was big for a first hour main event, as the rest of the participants in War Games stayed at ringside. When the bell rings, Ambrose shows how badly he wants to get his hands on Evolution by charging at Orton and firing away with a huge flurry of shots. As things calm down a bit, Orton takes control with his rope hung DDT earning a near fall. He applies a chinlock to slow things down a bit further. Ambrose rallies out of it and hits the rebound clothesline for two. He bounces off the ropes for more offense, only to be tripped up by Kane. This causes Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan to get in the faces of the other heels. Ambrose doesn’t care as he comes off the ropes and wipes Batista, Triple H and Kane out with a huge suicide dive. The crowd roars as Ambrose gets back in the ring, but Orton tries for the RKO. Ambrose shoves him off and goes for Dirty Deeds, only for Orton to then counter that and connect on the RKO, which puts down Dean. Randy Orton defeats Dean Ambrose!
Boos rain down from the crowd as Randy Orton has earned the man advantage for Team Authority at Extreme Rules. He quickly exits the ring and regroups with Triple H, Batista and Kane, while the Shield and Daniel Bryan check on Dean Ambrose.
BIG E AND KOFI KINGSTON VS. CHRISTIAN AND SHEAMUS; The two mid-card champions have big nights set for this Sunday. It was announced earlier tonight that Christian will put his US Title on the line against the man who questioned his means of getting the belt, Kofi Kingston. Meanwhile, Big E defends against Sheamus, who physically got his shot by Brogue Kicking him into the turnbuckle. This tag team match starts with Christian and Kingston. Kofi gets a bunch of near falls in the early goings on various rollups, causing Christian to panic and tag out. “He wants to make sure that Kofi doesn’t pin him again” explains John “Bradshaw” Layfield. This leaves Sheamus to do most of the work for his team and Christian to tag in while Kofi is down. He continues to play the smarmy heel fantastically. Big E gets the hot tag and, just like on Smackdown when he dominated JTG, seems to be a man possessed. He wails on Christian and even takes out Sheamus with some big shots. He body blocks his challenger outside, but Christian is the legal man. He sneaks up behind Big E for the Killswitch, but Big E shoves him off and goes for the Big Ending. Sheamus crawls back in and takes him out with a Brogue Kick that forces him to stumble into the corner. Kofi tags himself in and flies off the top with a cross body, that Christian rolls through to get the three. Christian and Sheamus defeat Big E and Kofi Kingston!
Christian rolls out of the ring and is handed his United States Title. He laughs in the direction of Kofi Kingston, who is clearly frustrated with himself inside. Sheamus and Big E stare each other down as it has become clear that their battle at Extreme Rules will be a hard hitting war.
A graphic is shown, announcing that tomorrow night on Main Event, Kane will step into the ring against Seth Rollins in the continuing war between the Authority and the Shield!
Renee Young is now standing by with Rob Van Dam. She asks for his thoughts on what Bad News Barrett did to the Miz earlier. RVD says that normally, everything is cool with him, but he’s not 100% on this. “It seems like Barrett is crying over the spilled milk that was me beating him on Raw a few weeks ago.” RVD claims that he’s going to do everything in his power to avoid the Bull Hammer on Sunday and hit the Five Star Frog Splash.
ALEXANDER RUSEV VS. MARK HENRY; Since his debut during the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, Alexander Rusev has not only been on a tear, but he’s on a collision course with the “World’s Largest Athlete”. Tonight, Rusev tested himself against another of the biggest and toughest the WWE has to offer in Mark Henry. This battle of the brutes starts exactly the way one would expect. Both guys just hammer away on each other and it’s definitely interesting to see how Rusev reacts to his first opponent that he can’t just dominate. Every single time Rusev gets some momentum, Henry fights free and keep the Bulgarian Brute on his toes. Henry begins to rally and his an avalanche in the corner, getting the first near fall on Rusev! He attempts the World’s Strongest Slam, but Rusev slips free, hits a super kick and applies the Accolade. Henry tries his best to escape but succumbs to the submission. Alexander Rusev defeats Mark Henry!
After the match, Alexander Rusev doesn’t break the Accolade. Lana stands by him and just smiles until the theme of the Big Show hits! The crowd pops as Lana gives the signal to let go of the hold. Unlike this past Smackdown, Rusev doesn’t exit the ring and goes blow for blow with his Extreme Rules opponent. Big Show is able to knock him over and outside of the ring as Lana then tells Rusev to save it for Sunday. “For the first time ever, Rusev has shown a sign of vulnerability!”
A video package airs of John Cena granting wishes for some children at a nearby hospital earlier today. The feed gets intercut with the Wyatt signature as they make their way to the ring for the upcoming match.
ERICK ROWAN AND LUKE HARPER VS. JOHN CENA AND REY MYSTERIO; On Main Event last week, Rey Mysterio lost to the patriarch of the Wyatt Family. Tonight, he teams with John Cena to face his followers, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Mysterio kicks this into high gear quickly, by flying around the ring and surprising Harper and Rowan with his quick pace. He makes one mistake and is caught into a massive powerbomb from Harper to slow things down. Harper and Rowan methodically pick apart their much smaller opponent for a long while. Cena slams on the turnbuckle and tries to get the crowd to rally Mysterio. It eventually works as he gets the hot tag and comes in firing on all cylinders. He nails both of his opponents with some of his signature offense. The finish comes as Harper is knocked outside and Rey nails Rowan with the 619. He stumbles into Cena, who hits an AA and locks in the STF. Rowan is forced to tap out, but even as the bell rings, Cena won’t let go of the hold. He just rears back further while staring a hole through Bray Wyatt. John Cena and Rey Mysterio defeat Erick Rowan and Luke Harper!
As John Cena continues to wrench back on the STF, Bray Wyatt just laughs from his rocking chair. Cena seems to snap out of it and he lets go of Erick Rowan. Cena stares at his hands as Rowan rolls outside and Bray continues to laugh. “We keep getting more signs that a monster is indeed inside of John Cena” says JBL.
PAIGE VS. NATALYA; The night after WrestleMania XXX, Paige made her shocking debut and instantly challenged AJ Lee for the Divas Championship but was denied. Since then she has been on a roll and looked to continue the trend tonight. She locks up with Natalya and is quickly overpowered. It happens again, which causes Paige to change her strategy, which she wisely does and is able to go behind Natalya and take her down. The two women trade offensive maneuvers for a while and Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter. Paige kicks her off into the corner and pulls her into an inside cradle for two. Paige nails the Paige Turner from out of nowhere but doesn’t go for the cover. Instead, she applies the Scorpion Cross Lock, which Michael Cole informs us is now known as the PTO (Paige Tap Out). Natalya is forced to do just that. Paige defeats Natalya!
After the bell, Paige asks for a microphone from ringside. “I am getting sick and tired of AJ Lee ducking my challenges. Yes, she has gone nearly a year with the Divas Championship and has beaten everyone put in front of her. Natalya, Naomi, Cameron, the Bella Twins, the list goes on and on. But you haven’t beaten me yet. And last week on Raw, I pinned you.” AJ Lee skips out to the stage, flanked by Tamina, to cut Paige off. AJ tells her to calm down. “Okay Paige. I get it. You’re good. Congratulations. Last week though, you just got lucky. But, seeing as how I am the greatest Divas Champion of all-time, I’ll give you your title shot this Sunday at Extreme Rules.” The crowd pops as Paige looks impressed. AJ isn’t finished however, “Oh, but I’m not done yet my little crumpet. I’ve retained this title for more than 300 days and I do it with the Black Widow. Nobody has been able to escape it. So this Sunday, you and I in a submission match and I will prove to you that I am exactly what I say I am. The best Diva in the World.” Her theme as she exits to “CM Punk” chants and Paige looks on, satisfied that she’s getting her title shot.
Returning, a quick recap airs of the previous segment, where AJ Lee accepted Paige’s challenge for Extreme Rules, but made it a submission match. A graphic is shown to hype the contest.
ALBERTO DEL RIO VS. ZACK RYDER; We are informed that this match stems from the friendship between Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder. Due to Alberto Del Rio’s recent attacks on Ziggler, Ryder took to Twitter to defend his friend which led to this match. Dolph was on commentary throughout and seemed concerned for his buddy. Ryder has the crowd firmly behind him and gets in some early offense. He busts out the Broski Boot to a pop before sizing up Del Rio for the Rough Ryder. Del Rio ducks this however and kicks Ryder in the skull with a big time enziguri. On commentary, the rivalry between Ziggler and Del Rio last year is brought up, where Del Rio utilized vicious kicks to take advantage of a concussion that Dolph had. Del Rio points at Ziggler as he delivers another sick sounding kick and pins Ryder. Alberto Del Rio defeats Zack Ryder!
Alberto Del Rio has his arm raised by the official as Dolph Ziggler slides into the ring to check on his friend. Del Rio rolls outside, walks around and stares at the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy before walking off. Cutting away, Batista is shown getting ready and he heads to out of the Authority’s office, flanked by Kane and Randy Orton. He turns and tells them to stay behind because he can do this alone. Our main event is live, next!
WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - DANIEL BRYAN (C) VS. BATISTA; It’s interesting to see both guys alone considering the gang warfare mentality we’ve been seeing heading into Extreme Rules. At the bell, Batista immediately overpowers Daniel Bryan and backs him into the corner. He pounds away on the champion in the corner until the referee breaks it up. Bryan fires back with uppercuts and then goes to the knee with a dropkick. He continues to use his speed and wits to chop Batista down to size. Batista stops his rally with a huge clothesline as we go to commercial. Returning, Batista is still in firm control until Bryan fires up. He lights up Batista with multiple kicks, sending the challenger outside for a breather. Bryan gives him no rest though as he flies out with a suicide dive! He comes in with the missile dropkick and earns a near fall after a roundhouse kick. He goes for the running knee as the crowd chants “Yes” but Batista counters into a big spinebuster for two. He doesn’t let up as he signals for the Batista Bomb. Bryan blocks it with some right hands and manages to get down into position for the Yes Lock! The crowd roars as Batista is in danger of tapping out just like he did at WrestleMania. Suddenly, the Authority is out and Randy Orton stomps on Bryan, causing the DQ. Daniel Bryan defeats Batista via disqualification and is therefore still WWE World Heavyweight Champion!
As Randy Orton, Kane and Triple H put the boots to Daniel Bryan, the music of the Shield hits as the “Hounds of Justice” come in through the crowd to a massive ovation. Bryan is pretty beaten down but once the Shield enter the ring, all hell breaks loose. Their brawl with Evolution spills outside and partially into the crowd. The Authority get the upper hand with the man advantage until Bryan is able to get to his feet. He evens the score and hits a suicide dive onto Kane. Seth Rollins also dives out onto Batista at one point. Raw goes off the air with this brawl not being settled. If this is any indication, War Games is going to be explosive.
WWE Monday Night RAW: Monday 28th April 2014…Welcome back to this diary that I actually enjoyed reading for how brief it was. Six days away from Extreme Rules, I expect this go-home show to be a good reminder of what there is to come on pay-per-view this Sunday night. John Cena kicking off the show was fine, talking up his recent rivalry with Bray Wyatt. I’m wondering if you plan on extending their rivalry up until Payback in June, or just ending it at this rematch in six days. Bray Wyatt’s retort was nice for what it was, as you continue to keep the physical interaction separated until the Last Man Standing match. With that stipulation, I’m guessing that you’re choosing to end the rivalry there. I find it strange that you advertise a match scheduled for next week this early into a show. Should have shared later – it’s too early and we have to get through this week’s show first! I see that the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is being defended by Daniel Bryan against Batista in order to amend the fact that the title isn’t at stake at Extreme Rules. Ugh, I never liked the name ‘Brotherhood’ for Cody Rhodes and Goldust. The Real Americans beating Rhodes and Goldust made sense, given that they are the team going into the ladder match for the WWE Tag Team Championship at Extreme Rules. I could go for some talk-time for the Real Americans or the Usos to add an additional dimension to their ladder match, though. For a manager intended as a mouthpiece, Zeb Colter hasn’t spoken too much. Christian’s interview was nice and heelish. Let’s hope he doesn’t get another concussion too soon. Especially when he’s the United States Champion. Christian and Kofi Kingston I imagine would have a great match. Oh boy, I forgot that the Miz was still a babyface here. I don’t think he was active though, since he was filming a movie around this timeframe. Bad News Barrett’s win added credibility awaiting him against Rob Van Dam come Sunday. Nice and short retort following the match – is RVD not in the building tonight? Daniel Bryan’s promo was good, continuing the scenario with the Authority and Evolution merging together as we await War Games at Extreme Rules. I do think that this is the best possible usage of the Shield, too. I wonder if or when you plan on having a heel turn trigger their demise as a faction. To be honest, I wouldn’t have minded seeing an all-out brawlfest to close the show. Maybe you’re due to go that route – I don’t know. Randy Orton beating Dean Ambrose made sense given that Orton is the bigger star right now. I suspect that Bryan and the Shield will even things up later on. I wonder if Ambrose is being set up as the weak link of the Shield. Mainly a clean finish, surprisingly. Big E and Kofi Kingston…alarmingly I feel like I’ve seen that combination before. Nice win for Christian and Sheamus against Kofi and Big E – although I could use more talk time in the future to back up Sheamus’ heel persona. What I find strange is how Sheamus and Christian were feuding before WrestleMania XXX. Kane against Seth Rollins on Main Event tomorrow night sounds…blechy. Hopefully it will be an angle-driven match, anyway. Rob Van Dam retorting to Bad News Barrett via backstage interview was somewhat out of character for him. I think he could have gotten into an altercation with Barrett in some form, either via this interview or after Barrett’s match. Alexander Rusev defeating Mark Henry was good, but isn’t Henry too big a win this early on? Just a perspective. The Big Show makes the save, and we have Show facing Rusev at Extreme Rules. I imagine that the main selling point will be whether Rusev can apply the Accolade. It probably won’t be a good match, but a win for Rusev against anybody of significance will be a step up in terms of popularity for him. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper against…John Cena and Rey Mysterio? Strange combination with Mysterio and Cena. It’s strange to see Mysterio appear again, but as I read, he’s had problems with the Wyatt Family previously too. Makes sense, that way. Bray Wyatt loving as Cena tortured Rowan was fun, although I kind of dislike the tap-out loss for someone of Rowan’s enigma. Paige defeating Natalya was fine, as Paige continues to run through the Divas division in order to get the shot at AJ Lee with the Divas Championship at stake. I do hope you get this feud out of the way – it wasn’t that good in terms of in-ring quality. Make an original angle for it and it should be decent, though. Is Paige positioned as a heel? I don’t know why she fought the fellow babyface Natalya in this case. Paige challenging AJ Lee in a submission match is a little too soon for them though. I’m not keen on that decision, to be honest. I could understand it for Payback, but it’s not been built enough. At least you have begun getting the PTO over, though. Alberto Del Rio defeating Zack Ryder was a shocker. I hope Del Rio is able to do something else following his expected match with Dolph Ziggler this weekend. Same for Ziggler, being the winner of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Trophy. Playing up Dolph’s behind-the-scenes friendship with Zack Ryder was kind of odd to say the least, though. Oh, so the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match is tonight. You should have really fixed that graphic earlier in the show, then. Daniel Bryan and Batista going to a non-finish was expected being that it’s Monday Night RAW in the year 2014. Try to keep the weak finishes to main events on RAW to a minimum in future, though. I understood it here, at least. We got the bodies flying everywhere angle to close the show, as predicted. It’s a good promotional method for a match such as War Games, which should make Extreme Rules very fun to read. Overall, quite a good go-home show for Extreme Rules. Everything progressive and flowing well. I am more excited to see what comes after though, en route to Payback in June.
Alright, here we go with Raw. Interesting to see you bring this back on your own, Kev, but don't expect to outdo me as we are at the same time frame. Yup, I said it bitch. A solid way to open things up with Bray Wyatt and John Cena, setting things up for their Last Man Standing rematch this Sunday. I wonder if this will be the end of the feud for the two and, if it is, I hope you have something good up your sleeve for Wyatt to follow up. Small note on the graphic for Bryan and Batista, it says next week when it is tonight. Haha. Harhar. Take that. The Real Americanas getting the win over The Brotherhood was expected, seeing as how they have a tag team title match this Sunday. I wouldn't mind seeing them walk away with the belts, either, even though I'd like to see Cesaro in a stronger singles capacity at some point this year. Man, I forgot you had the United State Championship on Christian. I like that he is heel. Stress it to Randy, Hunter. STRESS IT TO HIM. Bad News Barrett beating The Miz was expected and hopefully Miz can go to his Hollywood dick mode soon. RVD, I'm afraid I've got some bad news! YOU'RE FACKED THIS SUNDAY, MATE! A solid promo here from Daniel Bryan Bryan Danielson, setting up The Authority to try and mess him up, only for The Shield save. I'm curious as to what you do with The Shield soon, seeing as how Seth Rollins has become such a prominent heel in the modern world. Damn, I'm a bit surprised to see Randy Orton get the win over Dean Ambrose and give The Authority the advantage. Although, I do see Bryan and The Shield winning this Sunday so stacking the odds against them would be wise in that case. Christian and Sheamus beat the black guys team of Big E and Kofi Kingston. Fair enough. I see the heels winning on Sunday, even with this win tonight as well. Big Rusev win against Mark Henry here to show his physical prowess, as well as set up a Big Show save. I do fully expect Rusev to walk away the winner on Sunday, though. Feels weird to see Rey Mysterio have any relevance here, but a good victory for himself and John Cena over Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, which made sense with Cena being the only one with a prominent need here. The monster is there, Maggle! Paige beating Natalya was obvious at this point and she gets her title shot at Extreme Rules, which I half expect her to win. I'm not one hundred percent on it being a gimmick match right away, though, but I'll let it slide. Alberto Del Rio beats Zack Ryder, of course, continuing his little thing with Dolph Ziggler. Feels weird to see them feuding again at this point, but neither guy has much to do right now so it's fine. You always have a couple of guys lost up in the shuffle post-Mania. Finally, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is on the line and just as Bryan is about to get the clean win, The Authority strikes. All hell breaks loose and adds to the build for what should be a chaotic, vicious battle on Sunday in WarGames. A good go-home show towards Extreme Rules (disregarding Smackdown) that did it's job well. It's been a long time since something was posted in this, so you handled it well, Kev. Looking forward, as always with your stuff, to where you take this.
Glad to see this one back, Kev! Solid opener between Bray/Cena. Bryan/Batista is a huge main event. Looking forward to that! Interesting having Swagger not go for the Swing but instead covering. Looking forward to the eventual split of The Real Americans, which I think is inevitable. HEEL CHRISTIAN! I've always been a fan of Christian so I hope to see you continue to push him. Obvious win for BNB over Miz to give him some momentum heading into Extreme Rules. Loved The Authority making their way to the ring and Daniel to grab a chair only for The Shield to come out and side with Daniel. I'm guessing with The Authority winning the advantage, they will go on to lose War Games. Still love the use of War Games in this diary. Great finish to the tag match. Despite Christian pinning Kofi, he still looks good as he only lost because of the roll through. I have no idea who's going to leave Extreme Rules as the U.S Champ. Rusev over Henry makes him look like a beast. Just like his enevitable win over Big Show will! Huge tag match there with the Wyatt's and Cena/Rey. Not surprised to see Harper/Rowan take the 'fall here. I'm a bit bored with most diaries having AJ/Paige feud now so hopefully following Extreme Rules you move on to something better with the Diva's, which no doubt you will! Nice touch with Del Rio/Ryder being booked due to Zack's friendship with Dolph. Obviously Bryan was going to leave RAW still the champ. Loved the big brawl to close the show, which I expected due to War Games. Overall, a great episode of RAW. My only complaint is that it felt really long. I get that RAW's 3 hours now but there were some matches that I felt could have been saved for SmackDown but that's just my own personal opinion. Extreme Rules looks like a solid show.
First off, love that this is back. You should do awesome taking this over by yourself. Now onto RAW. A good opening promo with John Cena and Bray Wyatt. Good hype for their Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules. A good win for The Real Americans over The Brotherhood. I sense a feud between Cesaro and Swagger in the near future, and I hope you let Cesaro shine as a babyface. Heel Christian is good, some good hype for the Kickoff match at Extreme Rules. A good win for Bad News Barrett and some good hype for his match against RVD. BNB vs RVD. Somebody better bust out a DVD. Great promo exchange between Daniel Bryan and Evolution. I like where The Shield is being taken, I hope you hold off on their breakup though. Although, Seth Rollins is an awesome heel. Personally, I think Ambrose should have gotten the win against Orton, but I understand why it went over as it did. NEW DAY! A decent tag team match between the future New Day and Christian and Sheamus. I hope Kingston becomes US champion this Sunday. LANA! <3 A good win for Rusev, I hope he wins at Extreme Rules. Make him look strong. A good win for Cena and Mysterio, making Cena look strong heading into Extreme Rules. Should be a good match between Cena and Wyatt. A submission match between AJ and Paige? Should be good. I hope you let Paige chase the championship. Decent win for Del Rio, I hope you try and give Ryder a bone. Dude's been off the radar for a long time. Huge main event, might I add. Disqualification finish was good booking to hype up War Games. Overall, a really good episode of RAW that has me excited for Extreme Rules.
Post by The Kevstaaa on Mar 9, 2015 18:12:25 GMT -5
WWE Main Event: April 29th, 2014 – Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri
After the weekly opening video, we cut straight to the arena where Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton welcome everyone to the show. They promise a big main event pitting Seth Rollins against Kane as well as a special look at War Games. Before all of that though, we go to the opening contest.
DAMIEN SANDOW VS. XAVIER WOODS; Last week on Main Event, Xavier Woods looked to gain some momentum against Titus O’Neil. Instead, he suffered a defeat and looked to rebound tonight. Damien Sandow has been in a rough spot for a few months and needed the win badly too. Sandow comes out of the blocks aggressively, with a flurry of offense that stuns Woods. Xavier rallies with a big swinging neckbreaker and his front flip clothesline. He has the crowd rallying behind him as he goes up top and connects on a missile dropkick. Woods signals for a tornado DDT, but Sandow blocks it by holding onto the top rope. He follows with the elbow of disdain for two. A Russian leg sweep also gets a near fall and it seems to infuriate Sandow. He tosses Woods into the corner and just pounds away on him, nearly getting disqualified in the process. He seems to calm down and pull Woods out for the You’re Welcome to get the 1-2-3. Damien Sandow defeats Xavier Woods!
Damien Sandow gets to his feet after the win, as Renee Young steps into to conduct an interview. She asks him about the aggressive attitude he showed during the contest. Damien gives her a look of disgust before responding. “Renee, allow me to teach you something. What you just witnessed was a man who won Money in the Bank last year. The Damien Sandow that you’ve seen since I lost the briefcase was a sham. I wanted to show Xavier Woods and the entire WWE Universe that I am not some doormat. I am not a joke. I am Damien Sandow and soon, I will be back at the top where I belong.” He shoves the microphone away, leaving Renee Young looking a bit stunned at his attitude.
A video package airs which hypes up War Games this Sunday. It intercuts historic War Games clips with highlights of the feud between the Shield, Daniel Bryan and the Authority. Next, Tom Phillips informs us that the Authority has announced a match for this Friday on Smackdown. Shield member Dean Ambrose will go one on one with the Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Title, Sheamus!
BRIE BELLA VS. SUMMER RAE; Commentary reminds us that this Sunday on E! a new episode of Total Divas will air, with Brie Bella and Summer Rae being focal points. Nikki Bella accompanied her sister to the ring, while Summer Rae, the pariah of the Total Divas group, was alone. The girls lock up and Brie takes the early advantage. She has the crowd firmly in her corner, though Summer Rae turns things around with a big spin kick. She does some of her signature dancing while Brie lays on the ground in pain. She goes for the Summer Crush but Brie shoves her away into the ropes. She follows with a running knee and shouts “BRIE MODE” before a missile dropkick is able to score the victory. Brie Bella defeats Summer Rae!
The Bella Twins celebrate the win together as Brie Bella gets some “Yes!” chants from the WWE Universe. Along with their starring roles on Total Divas, the Bella Twins have been on fire as of late.
The Raw Rebound airs, recapping the events that occurred between John Cena and Bray Wyatt. Two Mondays ago, Cena nearly let his inner monster out as he was disqualified against Erick Rowan. This past Monday, he wouldn’t break the STF on Rowan as Bray Wyatt laughed in his face. It all comes to a head this Sunday in a Last Man Standing match!
Cutting away, the Shield is shown backstage. Dean Ambrose speaks first, saying that the Authority thinks they can pull a fast one. “None of the members of their team at Extreme Rules is scheduled to compete on Smackdown but I am. Just two days before I rip each of their faces off, I’m gonna do the same to you Sheamus.” Seth Rollins takes over, discussing tonight’s match. He promotes War Games before focusing on Kane himself. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re the demon Kane or some corporate clown wearing slacks, the same thing that happened at WrestleMania is going to happen again tonight.” Roman Reigns ends the promo with a clear and direct, “Believe that…and believe in the Shield.”
A vignette airs, showing random people accomplishing different feats. The voiceover says tons of motivational things like “right now is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.” At the end of this, the word BOLIEVE flashes across the screen and Bo Dallas is in the background.
3MB VS. LOS MATADORES; As usual, the fans in the WWE Universe pop for the arrival of El Torito. To combat that, 3MB was accompanied to the ring by Hornswoggle! I guess they’re now 3.5MB! The team for 3MB tonight consisted of Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal. Los Matadores get off to a fast start with some high flying moves that leave McIntyre reeling. They hit a running knee into swinging neckbreaker for a fun double team spot. McIntyre and Mahal take control following a big double team flapjack onto Fernando. They work some heat on him for a bit, cutting the ring in half. Hornswoggle and Torito actually get into it at ringside, with Torito snapping off a flying head scissors to the crowd’s approval. That awakens some fire into Fernando who is able to hit an enziguri and make the tag to Diego. He comes in hot and it leads to them win with El Picador. Los Matadores defeats 3MB!
El Torito joins Los Matadores in celebration in the ring. Byron Saxton makes sure to let the viewers at home know that after the Ladder match this Sunday, the tag team division is wide open, so this is a big win for Los Matadores as they hope to earn a future title shot.
We see the Make-A-Wish video that we got on Raw. John Cena granted wishes for three children at once. This video was interrupted by the Wyatt Family last night unfortunately. Tonight, it aired in its entirety.
KANE VS. SETH ROLLINS; Our main event here on Main Event, saw two competitors in this Sunday’s War Games go at it with none of the other six participants around. That gives this a fresh feeling as there is nobody around to interfere. Like Seth Rollins pointed out earlier tonight, this was a Kane in slacks and not the “demon” that we’ve all come to know. He still comes out with a bit of a mean streak, obviously hearing those words from Seth earlier. He clubs away at him and hits snake eyes for two in the early goings. Seth uses his speed to gain the advantage, as he avoids some attack and nails a springboard knee strike. Seth also connects on a superkick for a close near fall. He goes for the Blackout but Kane dodges and grabs him by the throat for the Chokeslam. As he’s lifted, Seth comes up with a kick that breaks the hold. A dropkick to the knee cuts Kane down to size, allowing Seth to bounce off the ropes and connect with Blackout. Seth Rollins defeats Kane!
As Seth Rollins celebrates his win, his Shield brethren, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, come down to join him. They surround Kane as the crowd cheers while he slowly gets to his feet. When he does, they plant him with the triple powerbomb! The Shield do their signature post over the fallen Director of Operations to close the broadcast.
WWE Main Event: Tuesday 29th April 2014…Damien Sandow and Xavier Woods opens Main Event? Man, that’s a big drop after you had Rey Mysterio and Bray Wyatt face off a few weeks ago in the opening contest. Sandow with the clean win was expected, although it appears as though his character isn’t headed anywhere spectacular in the short-term future. Interesting to see you trying to stick it out with the genius gimmick he used to have. The promo afterwards was nice, but this segment overall should have been scooted to the middle of the show or on SmackDown. It just didn’t feel like the opening of Main Event in a time where uppercard/competitive midcard matches would open the show and dominate. I keep forgetting that you turned Sheamus heel (rightfully). Brie Bella defeating Summer Rae made sense, it appeared as if this was filmed purely for Total Divas, so okay. Hopefully your booking of Bo Dallas is a lot better than what the reality turned out to be. Los Matadores beating 3MB. I remember this match being booked so MANY times in 2013 and 2014, it got stupid. No WeeLC match booked? Interesting, let’s see what else is in the tag division’s agenda. Lastly, Seth Rollins beating Kane was the right decision to continue the Even-Steven booking headed into War Games this Sunday. It shouldn’t have gone on last, though. This should have opened Main Event. This card was upside down, I think. Overall, this show was alright – but that’s it. Not much happening, probably because Extreme Rules awaits on Sunday. But yeah, the match ordering is my main complaint with this show.