– They are REALLY trying to sell this faux Triple H retirement.
– Looks like they’re pulling the trigger on Damien Sandow already.
– Cody Rhodes seems to be booked in No Man’s Land. He’s not going to challenge Antonio Cesaro for the US Title but he’s not quite at the point of challenging Sheamus. He’s just in the infamous holding pattern and has to hope to outlast it.
– Does anybody else get flashbacks to the Disciples of Apocalypse when they see Aces & 8s?
– I doubt anyone in TNA would have predicted that Austin Aries would be where he is today when he resigned last year.
– Why does No Surrender always have a patriotic theme when it takes places in September?
– Who is the mouthpiece of Aces & 8s? D-Lo Brown?
It’s still technically Wednesday and here’s the new wallpaper, based on the hysterical “Anger Management” segments from WWE Raw Monday.
You hear that? Those crickets? Those are all the people excited to see Triple H talk again tonight about his future in the WWE. And that will begin the rematch build between Brock Lesnar and Triple H. So you tens of you who are excited for that match, get ready!
Lawler and 14 Year Old Used In The Same Sentence? Uh Oh…
After a video recap of last week’s Punk/Cena/Lawler happenings, Jerry Lawler stepped into the ring. Lawler said that out of respect for the WWE Champion, he apologized. But even after that, he was kicked from behind. Lawler said he wanted an apology from C.M. Punk. Punk asked why the WWE Champion would apologize for doing his job. Punk said he justifiably beat The Rock because of the lack of respect he showed him. Punk said Lawler turned his back on the WWE Universe when he turned his back on the WWE Champion. Punk said he puts down anyone who disrespects him. Punk apologized because apparently all it takes in the WWE to make the Hall of Fame is beating a bunch of nobodies in Memphis and acting like a 14 year old juvenile all his WWE career. Punk said he’s sorry for the man that he became. Punk said it looked like Lawler wanted to fight, but Punk would just embarrass him. Punk said the decision was his and walked away. Lawler said he would think about it.
– I only made it home for the end of that segment but it sure as hell looks like CM Punk‘s not going to be the face of “Be A Star” again anytime soon.
– First it seemed like they were getting into talking about Jack Swagger‘s losing streak… and then they introduce Ryback. The ol’ “Bait & Switch”.
– Ouch that was a Sabu-esque faceplant by Swagger. Just hope it doesn’t have the same result as it did for Sabu.
– Well that was a weird ass opening. So much for the 10 man tag match we all thought would happen.
– When was the last time a referee, not a “special referee” get their own entrance?
– I have to admit though, Taryn’s doing a good job. She’s not taking away from the action, she’s a competent referee and damn nice to look at.
– It still amazes me that Robbie E. is getting TV time.
Remember back in April when rumors started to surface of a Brock Lesnar return to the WWE? The internet was a buzz with talk of Lesnar coming back. People were excited about the possible matches he would have with John Cena, C.M. Punk, Undertaker, and hell, even Triple H. Many thought Lesnar would be a boost to WWE TV and get former fans who left for UFC back into the product. With the $5 million dollar contract the WWE gave Lesnar, even they were expecting big things from him.
But be honest, how many people are actually satisfied with what Lesnar has done so far? The intrigue was there with Cena, but his feud with HHH just didn’t click at all. And what is the worst part? We will more than likely be getting another rematch. But not before weeks of “speculation” on whether Triple H will retire or not. But the Triple H debacle is another story. The fact is, Lesnar’s limited dates are affecting his perception among WWE fans. We get that he doesn’t want to be around every week. And I agree with that. If you want to make Lesnar a big deal and a money draw for you, you don’t have him appear every week. But they should have tried to get a few more dates out of him.
It’s been a pretty slow news week this week so I thought I’d be proactive and put together a popular feature on the site, “Wrestling Is An Artform” where we feature prominent artwork featuring the world of pro-wrestling.
Coming off a lackluster week of wrestling, the WWE looks to start a new tonight. Unfortunately, it looks like we are going to get the continuation of a lot of feuds from SummerSlam. So much for hoping for something fresh and exciting last night.
More Two Word Promos!
RAW started with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Heyman talked about how HHH fought through a torn quad, but couldn’t fight through Brock Lesnar. Lesnar forced HHH to quit last night. Quit on his family, company, friends and fans. Lesnar stripped HHH of his dignity and man hood. Heyman said it was a fight to the finish, a finish HHH asked for when he told Scott Armstrong to let things go before the match. Heyman asked Scott Armstrong to come to the ring. Armstrong reluctantly came to the ring. Heyman said last night he had two words for Triple H, tap out. Tonight, Lesnar had two words for Armstrong: good job. Heyman called Lesnar the new King of Kings and the Conqueror of the WWE Universe. Brock and Heyman left.
– I missed the opening segment but from what I heard it wasn’t anything impressive besides of the expected Paul Heyman awesome promo.
– NO reaction for Sin Cara but still gets the pin in the tag match. Can’t really blame the fans. If they don’t watch Smackdown, they have no idea what the storyline is between Sin Cara and Cody Rhodes.
– Who would have thought little AJ Lee would be able to get skipping over?