JC’s Top Rope Report: The RAW Truth Review for 2.27.12

Some guy named The Rock tonight is appearing to call out John Cena. Wonder if it will be any good.

More Jericho/Punk Promos Please
After recapping Cena’s promo last week we find out we are getting a Champion vs Champion re-match. After Punk came out, Chris Jericho interrupted. Jericho asked Punk if he was expecting someone else. Jericho said what he had to say was more important than his match. Jericho said Punk is a good performer but not as good as him. Jericho said Punk isn’t the best in the world. Other people would say it for him. He didn’t have to write in on a shirt. Jericho said he was part of a different breed. A breed that worked their way up from different parts around the world. A breed that didn’t care about backstage politics. And while that got him a bad reputation he didn’t care, because he knew he was the best. Jericho said Punk is just like him, a rebel who stood against the grain. Just like Jericho. Punk is a Jericho wannabe.
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Quick Quips: Raw 2.27.12

– I didn’t see Smackdown from Friday yet but from what I heard it was a pretty good show. Be sure to check out Martin’s review on the main page.

– I wondered when they were bring up the Hitman catchphrase.

– “Did you invent him being from Canada too?”

– I think CM Punk just insulted all of the WrestleMania main event competitors from the last 3 years in one promo.

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“Smackdown Hits” w/ Martin 02/21/12


-I gotta give Daniel Bryan credit, everything he said is right. No one believed he would headline Wrestlemania.

-Gotta feel for Miz. In one year he’s gone from main eventing Wrestlemania to being rag tagged by Sheamus.

-Decent back and forth match b/t Sheamus and Miz. Nothing surprising.

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JC’s Top Rope Report: Why The Rock’s Response Is Important This Monday

This past Monday on RAW, something incredible happened. John Cena was on my TV, and I didn’t want to turn it off. When Cena came out for the second time this past Monday, I was dreading the potential poopy jokes about Rock and the twelve year old jokes that were about to ensue. We’ve seen so much of that from John Cena in recent years that it is tough not to expect that. If you are a grown adult or lifelong wrestling fan, you normally get that dreaded feeling whenever Cena’s music hit.

But to my amazement, Cena didn’t bring any of that. He was dead serious with the mic. He went from calling Eve a hoeski to calling out The Rock. It is something I hadn’t seen from Cena in years. Cena cut the crap. He didn’t beat around the bush. He didn’t call Rock a poo-head. He ended the ridiculousness of the Zack Ryder/Eve storyline and went right to business in selling his Wrestlemania match with The Rock. If you weren’t excited for these two to tear each other apart on the mic, you are probably ready now.
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CM Punk Challenges Woman Beater Chris Brown to a Fight!

(Ed. note: It’s about damn time someone had the guts to say this in a public forum. The fact that it was the “fake” wrestler Punk, whom we are all pretty sure can handle himself, just makes it that much better!)

From TMZ:

WWE heavyweight champion CM Punk is lashing back at Chris Brown … claiming the singer isn’t just a liar … but a total “coward” who never truly “paid” for what he did to Rihanna.

Punk released a video statement moments ago … in response to Brown’s allegations that he’s a steroid-abuser with an inadequate penis.

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JC’s Top Rope Report: The RAW Truth Review for 2.20.12

Another week brings another LIVE RAW review. Already confirmed is The Undertaker calling out Triple H. Expect the full Wrestlemania hype to begin this week as well with new feuds beginning.

After recapping last week’s RAW happenings, they cut to Eve and the Bellas talking. The Bellas asked if Eve was upset over what happened to Zack Ryder last week. Eve laughed, and said that her and Ryder were just friends. Zack never even got to first base! Eve said she used Zack Ryder, and now she has the big fish on her hook. That’s John Cena. She asked the Bellas to film her going into Cena’s locker room. She turned around and Cena was right there. He shook his head and walked off.
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Quick Quips: Raw 2.20.12

– Well that was the heel turn I expected. I’m just glad they didn’t go full “pro-wrestling” with the assumption that John Cena doesn’t watch the show.

– “Skank juice”, “hoeski”, “bitches” and a STD reference all in one John Cena promo. Yup, we are on the road to WrestleMania.

– Called it, Eve is 2012’s answer to Lita.

– I’m more interested in seeing a bald Undertaker than I am in Undertaker vs HHH 3.

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JC’s Top Rope Report: WWE Elimination Chamber Review

After a nice hype video for the Chamber itself, we are told that the WWE Title Match will start the show. Interesting. Could Cena/Kane end the show? Or will Santino actually main event a PPV???

RAW Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship: Chris Jericho vs The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler vs R-Truth vs Kofi Kingston vs C.M. Punk (c)

Kofi and Punk started the match. Kofi locked in a head lock. They went back and forth on the ropes and then Kofi jumped over the top rope. The two then exchanged some near fall attempts. Kofi hit a high elbow on Punk. Kofi went for the Boom Drop but Punk caught him with a kick. Kofi countered a suplex attempt and dropped Punk on his knee. Punk countered a catapult attempt and catapulted Kofi into the BULLET PROOF LEXON GLASS. Punk then suplexed Kofi on the Chamber floor. Punk worked over Kofi in the ring. Time for another entrant and it was Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler grinded Punk’s face against the steel. Ziggler did some crunches on the Chamber wall then hit a leg drop on Punk. Ziggler hit a splash on Kofi in the corner, but missed one on Punk. Kofi and Punk hit clotheslines and bodyslams on Dolph. Both men went for springboards on Dolph, but he ducked and they collided into each other. Nice spot.
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Quick Quips: WWE Elimination Chamber 2012

– Starting with WWE title match. Interesting. Thought for certain this was going to be the main event.

– They’ve done a good job at making the Chamber matches feel important this year. It helps that neither of the title matches at WrestleMania seem to be set in stone.

– Kofi Kingston and CM Punk starting it off. Two former World Tag Team Championship partners. Boy, have their careers gone in different directions.
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