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What were the top stories last week?
This is WWE’s most important PPV since WrestleMania. The Nexus angle has been one of the better things in WWE in a while and it feels kind of edgy. Since when has WWE felt edgy?
Along with Nexus, The Miz is over like hot cakes, Sheamus has done a great job as champion, and even Randy Orton seems like he has a little fire in his belly. Many people can be made tonight. We’ll see what WWE thinks is hot after this show is over. Let’s only hope they can continue to give the newer guys the rub. It’s sorely needed.
1. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
Vicki is all dolled up tonight.
Hmmm. The match was ok, with both guys doing their normal spots. Nothing special, but nothing was wrong either. Kofi missed the Trouble In Paradise and Dolph locked in the sleeper hold. Then the Nexus came in and jumped both guys. Dolph was dumped out on the floor and Kofi was jumped Nexus style. Darren Young hit his full nelson-like slam and then Wade Barrett hit his fireman’s carry slam.
Winner: Who knows?
I think it was fine to do it this time, and it did give them heat. But if they do it continuously throughout the show, it could get old quickly.
Jericho and Edge tried to get Miz to join the team. Jericho promised him it’d be bigger than both Avatar and the Titanic.
2. Alicia Fox vs. Melina
They should’ve worked together more before this match. I think they had some good ideas, but the timing was off. There was a delay on the Matrix move that Melina stole from Trish and it stopped the match dead. Then, she hit a one legged drop kick, or maybe it wasn’t supposed to be a one legged drop kick. She beat Fox with a face buster. It wasn’t very competitive.
Melina started to cry and Josh Matthews came into the ring to interview her. Michelle McCool and Layla came out to chastise her and she tried to beat them both. Of course, that didn’t work. Alicia tried to get her kicks in on Melina and LayCool beat up Alicia too.
3. The Straight Edge Society vs. The Big Show
Fun match for what it was. They did all the big man and strong man spots. It wasn’t much of a match as it was tornado style, so it was more of a brawl. The best part was early on when Show cleaned house on Joey Mercury and Luke Gallows and then he looked at CM Punk and Punk grabbed the tag rope. Show choke slammed Mercury onto Gallows for the win. Punk ran off.
Winner: The Big Show
Kane and Sheamus had a romantic talk backstage. Not quite Heidenreich and Snitsky, thankfully. They teased something down the line.
The Miz came out and cut a great promo about how all of Team Raw came out and tried to butter him up. His best line was that John Cena told him that he was the only one who could see him. He said he would join Team WWE and he will lead them to victory. It was fantastic stuff. He’s got “it”.
4. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
Last month’s Extreme Rules left a lot to be desired for me. It was the first PPV following the great WrestleMania card and it fell flat. Because of that, I don’t expect much with Over The Limit, which seems to be mostly a rehash of the feuds from the last show. There will probably be some good matches, but already, just two months after Mania, many of these feuds seems stale.
1. Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre
I wish Christian was facing Kofi again from Smackdown a couple of weeks ago. That was a great match. I don’t have high hopes here.
You never want to hear the words “slow the pace down” when talking about an opener and that’s what Michael Cole just said Drew McIntyre is doing. What should we call the move where Kofi leaps crotch first onto the second rope while the guy is in the corner? Testicles corner punches?
It was an ok match, but pretty short. Kofi missed the Trouble in Paradise, got out of Drew’s Future Shock, and then hit the SOS for the pin. I didn’t expect him to win at all.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Matt Hardy came out and hit a Twist of Fate on McIntyre. The match felt like a back drop. I have no idea what they’re doing with Drew McIntyre.
2. R-Truth vs. Ted DiBiase Jr.
Virgil is back! And this time in a suit!
Since I’m out here in Phoenix with my kids checking out WrestleMania weekend, I’ll be doing a lot of tweeting on our Twitter page.
You can follow us at http://twitter.com/fightgameblog. I’ll have live updates from the Hall of Fame and WrestleMania tomorrow.
I will also try and do a live updates column here on the site for the big show tomorrow.
Today, I was at the autograph signing with my kids and saw CM Punk and Luke Gallows. Punk signed for a kid dressed up as Rey Mysterio and then threw his autograph on the ground and pointed at him and said, “I’m going to beat you.” Both of them looked like really nice guys.
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