2010 WWE Night Of Champions – Randy Orton Is The New WWE Champion

If you missed it earlier, Don wrote a great preview of this show. He went into detail on every match and gave his thoughts on who was going to win and also who he’d book to win.

To me, this show is very much a blown up Raw with two exceptions. Because of how WWE protects The Undertaker, his return has to be on PPV. But it’s shown in the past that any old Undertaker angle doesn’t draw on PPV, even if he’s been away from a long time. And I don’t think that changes here. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker was special. I highly doubt this will be. But the other reason is because The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan does have a little bit of buzz going for it. But other than those two matches, this is a cable television show.

If this is truly the Night Of Champions, why is The Big Show vs. CM Punk on this show? No one has any answers? Ok. I’ll pipe down and watch the show.

1. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston

I don’t watch Smackdown all that much anymore and still, it seems that I’ve seen this match 100 times.

Did Matt Striker just call Vickie Guerrero a BBW? What year is this?

Dolph Ziggler wrestles in a style that I really enjoy, but there’s something about his character that just doesn’t click. And Kingston is similar. Kingston is athletic, but he’s missing something in his personality.

All of the stips are on Kofi’s side. If Dolph gets DQd or counted out, he loses the match and the title.

About five minutes in, there was a nice near fall. Ziggler went for the sleeper hold, but Kofi pushed him off and hit a play of the day like maneuver but Ziggler got his feet on the ropes. Kofi also had a chance to try to win by count-out (which would’ve changed the belt), but threw him back in the ring. Cole called him out on it.

They traded sleeper holds and then Vickie went to slap Kofi, but Dolph stopped her for fear of getting DQd and losing his title. He goaded Kofi into missing his spin kick and then Ziggler hit the Zig Zag for the pin.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

2. CM Punk Vs. The Big Show

Somewhere, Matt Hardy is still blaming CM Punk for word getting out that he was sent home from Europe.

CM Punk was cheered by the Chicago crowd, but he turned them by first saying how much he loves Chicago, but how much he hates the people of Chicago.

Ok, that was a waste of Punk. After a few minutes, Show just punched him right in the face and it was over.

Winner: The Big Show

3. The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan

Miz started working on Bryan’s left shoulder, though I think Bryan uses his right arm dominantly when putting on the LeBell lock.
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WWE RAW 900th Episode – Cena/Sheamus/Edge/Jericho/Orton Vs. Nexus

I haven’t logged a WWE non-PPV in a while and since I’m more interested in this “special” Raw mostly because I expect there to be a lot of history, I figured I might as well pull out the old timely recap.

It should also only take them about 25 months to get to the 1000th episode.

6:03PM – Bret is back! Wait, I thought the General Manager never wanted Bret on WWE TV again?

6:06PM – Hart says that he and the Undertaker were the only two guys who were on the first Raw and who are still with the company. Kane’s music plays and he walks out. Talk about a bait and switch.

6:09PM – Kane brings up Shawn MIchaels and how Bret must’ve loved watching the Undertaker retire him. Jeez, the writers must hate us tonight. Isn’t is supposed to be a celebration?

6:12PM – Kane attacks Bret, the Hart Dynasty come in, and the Undertaker appears and sends Kane walking away. My iPod Touch notification sounds, I mean, the GM e-mails Michael Cole and says that Bret Hart will face Taker. Sigh.

6:13PM – They only thing I remember about the very first raw is Bobby Heenan trying to get inside the building.

6:18PM – Dream nerd tag match – Kaval and Daniel Bryan vs. Michael McGillicuddy and Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz and Alex Riley. Ok, maybe only a dream nerd tag team.

6:22PM – Miz had to skull crush poor Kaval for the finale. Then he had to clip Bryan with his briefcase. I wonder if this was their way of trying to get people to vote for Alex Riley for tomorrow’s NXT season finale?

6:31PM – Melina pinned Layla in a tag match with Melina and Eve vs. LayCool. Eve didn’t even get in the match. Maybe they’re running low on time. LayCool challenged Melina to a title unification match. I’m guessing this is at Night Of Champions. I say they keep the Diva belt over the women’s title. Melina accepted as long as it’s a Lumberjack match. King or Cole made sure to use the term Lumberjills. Melina must’ve messed up.

6:40PM – So far, out of four of the historic packages they’ve shown, two have been from the last two years. What an utter fail. No one wants to see that stuff. We want to see Austin, Rock, Foley, and HBK. Well, it’s better than the HHH hype that I expect to be coming shortly.
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2010 WWE Money In The Bank – John Cena Vs. Sheamus

With two Money In The Bank matches, this should be a pretty entertaining PPV, but if they do this every year, I think it will get old. Interestingly enough, I think most people are wondering how the Nexus is involved in the show, even though they’re not in a match.

1. Smackdown Money In The Bank: Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kane vs. The Big Show

Many of these guys were in the MITB match at WrestleMania so they should be pretty comfortable with the pacing and how to time it all out.

They went with comedy to start that match as Big Show tried stepping on a rung of the ladder and it broke. Then he slapped another and it broke. Best spot early was Kofi Kingston going off near the top of the ladder onto McIntyre who was on the announcer’s table.

The Big Show brought out his reinforced ladder and they worked around it. Kofi jumped onto Show and hit a swinging DDT on him, albeit in slow motion. Dashing Cody Rhodes went up to the top rope and drop kicked Kofi off the ladder in another really good spot. Matt Hardy and Christian are the best ladder match workers in the group and they haven’t really been involved all that much.

The chemistry has been off. Dolph and Cody have both looked stupid in spots. Cody sold a punch from Kane about 2 full seconds before it came.

To get Show out of the match, Kane dumped him over the top and everyone threw ladders on him and he couldn’t get up.

Poor Drew McIntyre. He was about to get the briefcase and Kane caught him and threw him off the ladder and Kane is your winner. Kane?

Winner: Kane

This was a pretty sloppy match, but because of the gimmick, it was still pretty good. But it’s probably the worst MITB match of the lot, which isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

2. Eve Torres vs. Alicia Fox

Well, this wasn’t very good. Both girls are athletic so you’d imagine that in a couple months, they can have a decent match. Alicia’s offense wasn’t all that smooth and their timing wasn’t great. Torres fed early to nearly everything. Fox hit a Tilt-A-Whirl back breaker which was cool. Torres came off the top rope with a flip onto Fox, but Fox put her knees up. She’d already worked on Eve’s back. Fox then hit the Booker T axe kick for the win.

Winner: Alicia Fox

3. The Usos vs. The Hart Dynasty
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WWE 2010 Fatal 4-Way Play By Play – John Cena Vs. Randy Orton Vs. Sheamus Vs. Edge

I can’t say I’m super interested in this show. The build up has been awful, and of late, the NXT angle has dominated the hype. I just hope there’s some good matches tonight. Sometimes, the worst built shows have some of the best matches. That’s my hope.

Vince McMahon comes out to start the show and says that Bret Hart won’t be on the PPV tonight because of what happened to him on Monday at the end of Raw.

Drew McIntyre came out and shook hands with Vince. Vince left in a limo. I wonder if the NXT guys go after Vince’s limo next.

1. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston

The build of Drew is so weird. I haven’t ever understood it and after this match, I still don’t. He brought Teddy Long down to ringside so that when he beat Kofi, Teddy would have to be the one to give him the title.

It was a longer match than I expected. McIntyre worked on Kofi’s arm for the first half of the match. Kofi made a good comeback and the match picked up, but then there was a ref bump. McIntyre hit him with his finisher but the ref was no where to be found. McIntyre brought Teddy into the ring, and stripped the ref shirt from the downed ref and put it on Teddy. He went to count the three, but stopped at two. Then Matt Hardy came out and hit Drew with his finisher and then Teddy counted three. And this is a way to get McIntyre over? Or are they still punishing him?

Winner: Kofi Kingston

2. Maryse vs. Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres

Alicia stole Eve’s pin on Maryse to win the Divas title. Eve hit a pretty sweet moonsault on Maryse right before then. The match was actually half-decent and had a good pace.

Winner: Alicia Fox

Chris Jericho came out to cut a long promo about how he’s not the hot thing in the company anymore, but now he’s on top and people want to make a name for themselves by beating him. Then he challenged Evan Bourne in what I think is an impromptu match. I don’t remember seeing this one made on Raw.

3. Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne
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Official FightGameBlog Ultimate Wrestlemania XXVI Preview

Alright folks, it is the week of the biggest sports entertainment extravaganza of all time – Wrestlemania XXVI. Today we present our ultimate FightGameBlog preview of the show. Everything you needed to know about Wrestlemania will be right here as we detail all of the matches on what looks to be one of the greatest Wrestlemania events of all time. With GG there in Glendale participating on the festivities, I and my elite group of esteemed genuises will give our predictions on the show.

This year’s panel includes:

Big D – Creator of the Superfriends and Fight Game Blog Co-Founder
GG – Fight Game Blog Co-Founder and Editor
Alan 4L – Fight Game Blog International Correspondent
Duan – Fight Game Blog Superhero
Talon Thorne – Fight Game Blog Columnist
Cactus Jim – Fight Game Blog Wine Tester
Ari Goldstien – Founder and Promoter of Believe Pro Wrestling and the Florida Wrestling Academy
Chessarmy – Founder and Host of QCW Radio (Every Monday Night at 11:30PM Eastern)

Let’s begin.

Match #1: Unified WWE Tag Team Championship – ShoMiz (The Miz and The Big Show) (c) vs. John Morrison and R-Truth
This was kind of thrown together at the last minute to ensure that these four guys got a spot on the show – specially The Miz. Miz has shown in the past three months that is special and leaving him off this card like they did last year would be a travesty as well as just plain stupid. Morrison and Truth are decent challengers individually, but the reality is that they are a makeshift team that’s just there to most likely do the job and give Miz and Show a big historic Mania win. The tag belts have not been defended on the main card of a Wrestlemania since 2006, and before that since 2002 – so I guess it’s a four year cycle. We’ll see ya 2014!!

Big D – ShoMiz
Duan – ShoMiz
GG – Morrison & Truth
Cactus Jim – ShoMiz
Talon – ShoMiz
Ari – ShoMiz
Alan4L – ShoMiz
Chessarmy – ShoMiz

Notes: All but one have chosen the team of Big Show and The Miz to retain, which I think is a safe bet. Why kill Miz’ momentum against two guys who could possibly be midcard for life (unfortunately)? Question remains – will Danielson be there?

Match #2: Money in the Bank VI: Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Jack Swagger vs. Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Matt Hardy vs. Evan Bourne vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston.
Allegedly this will be the final Money in the Bank Ladder Match to take place at a Wrestlemania and boy is it stacked. TEN WWE Superstars will compete to climb the ladder to the top and earn a contract for a WWE Championship Match anytime in the next 365 days. This is basically the match where they throw the midcarders in to get a payday. We’ve got giants, high flyers, and good atheletes rounding out the list. Let’s see what the FightGameBloggers have to say…
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The Road To WrestleMania XXVI – Week 6

Raw and Smackdown were such by the book shows that they’re really not worth discussing in full. They were fine shows, but none of the story lines really advanced and everything was pretty logical and I have no complaints or really much praise. Thus, I decided to look at the card as it stands today. I took the matches as they were listed from WWE’s WrestleMania XXVI site.

World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. Edge
I had an idea of what they could’ve done that would’ve been better than what they’ve done so far. Instead of Bret Hart hurting his ankle, why didn’t they do the injury angle with Edge? It would’ve kept him out of the ring, making his in ring comeback at WrestleMania rather than on regular old Smackdown. They could’ve even built all of his promos around coming back from injury early. It would’ve kept Jericho strong rather than how weak he’s been portrayed since winning the belt, and we wouldn’t have to see that ridiculous “Spear! Spear! Spear!” gimmick.

WWE Champion Batista vs. John Cena
I thought they’d run out of ways to keep Cena as the underdog, but they didn’t. I’m not sure that having Mr. McMahon pin Cena was the right thing to do, but it did put heat on him and Batista. Not like Batista needed it though. This is the only match that could main event Mania if they choose not to main event with Taker/HBK.

The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
I liked their promo on Raw, but it was a tad bit on the boring end considering all the great stuff HBK has been doing of late. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. But it always weirds me out to see The Undertaker do serious promos about matches when usually his promos are about wacky and meaningless stuff that his character usually says.
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