Feed Ryback Socko!
C.M. Punk came out. He said he proved everyone wrong last night by showing that Ryback is beatable. Punk said he’s been proving everyone wrong since Day One. C.M. Punk said he’s defeated every one of the fan’s heroes in the WWE. Punk said his victory is clouded in controversy and everyone is blaming it on him. Punk said he had nothing to do with what happened. Punk said the only thing he is guilty of is taking advantage of a situation presented to him by a rogue individual. Punk said Ryback is in his rear view mirror and there will not be a rematch.
Mick Foley suddenly came out. Punk asked Foley why he was even here. He said the last time we saw Foley he was on the ground. Foley said Punk blew the chance to show he was a true legend at Hell In A Cell. Punk got on the crowd for telling him he sucked. Punk said he had an idea for Survivor Series: Team Foley vs Team Punk. Before Punk could say something else, Ryback came out to run off Punk.
– I’m sitting in the middle of this little hurricane called Sandy so who knows how long I’ll be with you tonight.
– Hey! Check out a “sports-entertainer” selling “injuries” from a pro-wrestling match. How novel! (You’d never see “Super-Cena” go to these lengths.)
– As I said in my coverage last night, since the referee that screwed Ryback was the same that screwed up a few CM Punk matches in the last few months, I think they’ll be going with the idea that he “owed” CM Punk and that’s what lead to the low blow and quick count.
– LOVE the idea of Team Foley vs Team Punk at Survivor Series. It’s the perfect way to keep Punk at the top of the card without having to defend his title and it plays into his “respect” angle.
The Mid Card: The Answer to the Useless Ratings
The WWE is months into its three hour long Raw experiment, and minus the fifty or so recaps we get of what happened less than one or two hours ago Vince McMahon, the creative team and etc. etc. need to start doing their best to keep our fingers off the remote control in between CM Punk pipe bombs. You have over 50 signed and active guys not in direct conflict with either major title for god sakes use ’em.
Alberto del Rio vs Randy Orton
Orton got the upper hand early where he tossed Del Rio to the outside then hit a clothesline. Orton hit Del Rio’s head on the table. Orton hit some Garvin stomps on Del Rio. Del Rio gained control and dropped Orton’s arm on the turnbuckle then hit a kick to it on the outside. Del Rio went on the turnbuckle and applied an armbar in the ropes. Del Rio applied another armbar. Del Rio hit an armbar take down for two. Orton fought out of another armbar in the ropes. Del Rio caught Orton going for a powerslam and applied the cross armbreaker but Orton grabbed the ropes. Del Rio walked right into a backbreaker. Orton went for the middle rope DDT but Del Rio broke it up. Del Rio mocked Orton’s pose and went for an RKO, but Orton caught him and hit the middle rope DDT. Del Rio kicked out. Orton favored his arm and Del Rio took advantage with a backbreaker. Del Rio walked right into a powerslam. Both men went to the top and Del Rio pushed Orton off. Orton held on in the ropes but ADR jumped off and hit a double stomp for two. Del Rio jumped off from the top and stopped awkwardy. Orton hit a dropkick. Orton went for the RKO but Del Rio threw him into the turnbuckle, where Ricardo shoved his arm into the post. ADR applied the cross armbreaker but Orton countered into a pin attempt for two. Del Rio went for an enziguri kick in the corner but Orton caught him with an RKO for the win.
– I’m sorry guys but it looks like Twitter wants me to verify myself as being Pulse Wrestling and unfortunately I don’t have the email address that set up that account. So for now and unless this gets figured out, I’ll be posting my thoughts here on the site.
– I really had forgotten that Alberto Del Rio vs Randy Orton was taking place but I guess it’s as good as an opener as any.
– As much as Orton loves being a heel, they are definitely going to lose something on the babyface side. I haven’t seen a crowd yet that’s been against him since he became a face.
NXT Review Wednesday October 17th, 2012
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This Sunday the WWE brings us there Hell In A Cell PPV. To me, it is the most frustrating PPV of the year. The WWE has taken what used to be a match to end a long, bitter feud and turned it into a cheap gimmick PPV that now has no meaning. It is not the WWE’s fault, but Cena/Punk could have actually been a feud that warranted the Cell for a match. But the injury once again exposed why gimmick PPVs like this are stupid. Hell In A Cell does not make people buy a PPV anymore.
So far the WWE has only announced five matches for the show. I would expect another match or two to take place on the show. I could see Antonio Cesaro defending the US Title against Justin Gabriel. There will probably be some sort of Divas Match as well. Or maybe we will find out the answer to the most compelling question in the WWE: Who attacked Kaitlyn? The WWE has been putting in a good amount of effort in the build towards this PPV. You can’t fault them for trying. But I haven’t really enjoyed the build to the show at all. It just hasn’t clicked with me.
– Nice to see Rey Mysterio up and moving again well. Seemed as if it was the flu that I caught last week. It definitely wasn’t fun.
– Full tag team entrance for Rhodes Scholars, including a new logo. Interesting and promising.
– Fantastic moonsault from Sin Cara where he looked hesitant at the beginning before Mysterio’s reassurance. That’s what they’re hoping for with this team, to get Sin Cara on the same page as everyone else.
RAW has some stiff competition tonight from baseball, football, and the Presidential debate. Good thing we have Kane vs Big Show to keep us entertained and not wanting to change the channel.
RAW Starting With Wrestling?
RAW started with the tag title tournament finals. The heels took control over Rey Mysterio. Rey fought back with a hurricarrana and the faces each hit dives to the outside. Rey held Sandow in the ropes and Sin Cara hit a springboard moonsault. Sandow ducked a Sin Cara dive and tagged in Cody. Rhodes hit a suplex. This time it was Sin Cara’s turn to get worked over by the heels. Sin Cara caught Cody with a kick to the head into a commercial break. The heels continued to work over Cara back from break. Sandow hit his elbow drop. Sin Cara finally made the tag to Rey. He hit a seated senton and a tilt a whirl head scissors on Cody. Rey hit a double 619 on Cody and Sandow. Rey went to pin Cody but Sandow broke up the count by not allowing the ref’s hand to hit the mat. Sin Cara took out Sandow, but this allowed Cody to hit CrossRhodes on Rey to pick up the win.
So the WWE decided to pull the trigger. With John Cena apparently unable to go at Hell In A Cell, Ryback has been put in the main event of a WWE PPV. His huge push will continue and he will face C.M. Punk at Hell In A Cell. There are varying thoughts about this. To me, I’m open to it. We complain about the main event scene being the same all of the time. Having Ryback in the main event is definitely something different. Is he the best worker in the WWE? No. But he’s over enough with the WWE audience that the match should at least have some heat to it.