2011 WWE Extreme Rules Results – Cena And Christian Win The Straps

This is the first WWE PPV I passed on purchasing since last year’s Bragging Rights and before then, I probably got all of them for the prior calendar year. By the looks of it, if I wanted to simply watch a good wrestling show, I might’ve missed a good one. I still couldn’t rationalize a purchase based on WWE TV since WrestleMania.

John Cena and Christian both won the straps. Cena pinned The Miz in the steel cage match. R-Truth interfered and took out Morrison. Christian beat Alberto Del Rio as Edge drove up in one of Del Rio’s cars to distract him, allowing Christian to win the match.

In the other matches:
Randy Orton beat CM Punk in a Last Man Standing Match.
Kofi Kingston beat Sheamus in a Tables Match.
Michael Cole and Jack Swagger beat Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler in a Country Whipping Match.
Rey Mysterio beat Cody Rhodes in a Falls Count Anywhere Match after blowing green mist.
Layla beat Michelle McCool in a Loser Leaves Town match. Kharma came in at the end of the match.
The Big Show and Kane beat Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson in a Lumberjack Match.

WWE 2010 TLC – Randy Orton Vs. The Miz

From what I remember, last year’s TLC PPV was a pretty fun show. But the way they’ve booked this show has been one big cluster. None of the matches were built up all that well and thus, when my kids asked me what was on the show, I could only name two or three matches. And is Daniel Bryan actually not on this show? Terrible.

I still think this show will be above average. They need to create some momentum going into Royal Rumble, so I’m excited to see it nonetheless.

My kids and Eddy Zucko are with me tonight. We’ll make predictions before each match.

1. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler

Brian: Dolph Ziggler
JJ: Kofi Kingston
Zucko: Kofi Kingston
GG: Kofi Kingston

All three guys are super athletic so this was fun while it lasted. But it was a pretty safe ladder match.

Kofi had a fantastic move early on where he catapulted himself from the middle of the top rope like Rey doing the West Coast Pop. The ladder was in the middle of the ring and Swagger was near by. He swung his knees and hit Swagger with his knees through the middle part of the ladder. Vickie tried to go up the ladder to win it for Dolph, but Kofi grabbed the ladder while she was near the top and scared the daylights out of her and me.

All three guys fought on top of the ladder for the belt. Finally, Swagger and Kofi were up top and both grabbed it and dropped the belt. Dolph, who was thrown off the ladder by Kofi just before, crawled over to to grab the belt.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

2. LayCool vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix

Brian: Natalya and Beth
JJ: Natalya and Beth
Zucko: Natalya and Beth
GG: LayCool

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WWE 2010 Survivor Series – Wade Barrett Vs. Randy Orton With John Cena As The Referee

For whatever reason, I still get excited for Survivor Series. It’s definitely partly nostalgic. I can remember watching just about every Survivor Series. The very first one didn’t show up via my cable company. In 1987, my cable company was one of the only cable companies to call Vince McMahon’s bluff and instead show Starrcade, so there was always a mystery to that first show for me.

I remember playing basketball in high school and coming home from practice to watch the Survivor Series where Hulk Hogan lost to the Undertaker. This was when the show was on Wednesday night. Even though the show doesn’t feature many elimination matches anymore, I think there’s something about the show being the precursor to Thanksgiving, since it’s my favorite holiday.

Will John Cena be kicked out of WWE tonight? Hmmm, not so sure. I imagine Barrett wins semi-cleanly, or that Barrett pisses Cena off and he’s about to hit him but hits Orton instead. And there’s a possibility that the Miz cashes in his title shot.

Here’s what he tweeted today:

Be sure to check out survivor series tonight 8pm only on ppv. Anything can happen.

1. Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. Daniel Bryan

What a fantastic match this was. This was one of the best openers in a long time. Bryan eventually won with the LaBelle lock. They went all at it and he brought the best out of DiBiase. They did a back suplex off the top rope, a suplex outside of the ring, Bryan’s drop kick off the top rope, and there was just a great aggressiveness from both guys. I want to see them wrestle again immediately.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

The Miz came out and hit Bryan with his briefcase and went into the center of the ring to cut a promo. He ran down LeBron James something fierce.

2. John Morrison vs. Sheamus

Yet another really good wrestling match. The story was that Sheamus would be on the offense and then Morrison would get really great small comebacks, but eventually, Sheamus would get the heat back. At the end of the match, Morrison went for the Starship Pain, but Sheamus hit him before he could get all the way up. Sheamus then went for the Razor’s Edge but Morrison caught him with a kick and then a running knee lift that was slightly botched for the victory.

It was hot because of the way the match was booked, but also because of the surprise win. So far, there has been some amped aggression on the show and it’s been great.

Winner: John Morrison

3. Kaval vs. Dolph Ziggler
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2010 WWE Bragging Rights Results

This is the first WWE PPV I have passed on in a pretty long time, so the results are via F4W/Wrestling Observer.

Daniel Bryan beat Dolph Ziggler with the LeBell lock.

Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre had to face the mystery team of John Cena and David Otunga. Cena made Rhodes tap with the STFU. They are the new tag team champions.

Ted DiBiase Jr. pinned Goldust with a DDT.

Layla pinned Natalya after Michelle McCool kicked Natalya.

Kane beat Undertaker in a Buried Alive match with help from Nexus.

Team Smackdown won their second Bragging Rights trophy in a row as Edge and Rey Mysterio were the last men standing in the elimination match.

Wade Barrett beat Randy Orton by DQ after Cena “attacked” Barrett with the FU. Barrett said he would fire Cena if he didn’t win the match, so Cena got him the DQ win.

2010 WWE Hell In A Cell Play By Play – The Undertaker Vs. Kane

It’s amazing to me that I just typed “The Undertaker Vs. Kane” in the title of this post as to specify what the main event is. It’s 2010 right? Not 1997. Or 1998. Or 2000. Or 2004. But so it goes.

This show is intriguing, but with only a two week build, I’m not sure I’m sold on anything at all being very important. Sometimes those kinds of shows turn out well, and I’m crossing my fingers.

If you missed Don’s Hell In A Cell preview, check it out.

1. John Morrison vs. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

If the Miz doesn’t win his title back, I wonder if he cashes in the money in the bank? Then again, I’ve been thinking that since he won it.

Bryan and Morrison team up against Miz when they’re all in together. Morrison put on a reverse tarantula on Miz and Bryan hit Miz with a drop kick. Bryan then put the cattle mutilation on Miz. Morrison put on the Haas of Pain on Bryan.

The match went to the outside and it got pretty hot. It’s interesting in that they were able to put the match together where they brawled and yet still made the submissions the key. They went towards the stage and Morrison jumped off the cage, which was part of the theme. It was about as high as a normal sell. Miz and Bryan caught him and it didn’t look like a fun catch.

Morrison had the Texas Cloverleaf in at one point. Bryan made Miz tap to the LeBell Lock after a long struggle.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

The match was pretty good. The submissions count anywhere didn’t hurt the match and actually kept the heat fairly high all match.

2. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton

Interesting that this match is as slow as it is, considering Kane and Taker is going to be super slow because it has to be. So far, they’ve done decent spots where blood usually follows like Orton hitting Sheamus with the steps and Sheamus knocking Orton off the apron and into the cage. But otherwise, it’s a very slow match.

The match picked up for Orton’s comeback after several minutes of Sheamus squeezing him. All of Orton’s comeback spots were next. Orton then hit the slow powerslam on the steps on Sheamus and the DDT off the apron to the floor exactly like he does it from the middle rope and to the mat.

In a stupid spot, Sheamus did his one armed back breaker on the steps, but Orton was draped around his knee, not the steps. There was no need. Sheamus then hit the kick of death for a two count. Sheamus started to freak out and hit Orton with chair shots. Sheamus missed with a chair shot and ate a RKO, but Sheamus fell out of the ring and he couldn’t pin him. Orton missed his soccer kick outside and hate to eat another kick of death from Sheamus.
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2010 WWE Hell In A Cell Preview

Tonight the WWE unleashes their second-annual “Hell in the Cell” Pay Per View, hoping to build upon the 283,000 Pay Per View buys for the same PPV in 2009.

It’s rather interesting how so much has changed from last year’s event. Last year the Undertaker was featured on the Hell in the Cell poster. This year the Undertaker is featured on the Hell in the Cell poster.

Last year, both the Undertaker and Randy Orton fought in matches for World Titles. This year, both The Undertaker and Randy Orton will be fighting in matches for World Titles. Wouldn’t it be great if both of them were defending the title they both won the year before? Wouldn’t it? Oh…

This year there was a two-week buildup to the Pay Per View, giving loyal fans a chance to spend close to, or over $100 on two WWE Pay Per Views in a month. Isn’t that great?

Something that has been improved upon is quality over quantity — instead of the 7 matches from last year’s event, only 5 matches have been announced as of Sunday morning.

Let’s do the match rundown:

1. WWE Divas Championship
Champion Michelle McCool (with Laya, as LayCool) vs Natalya aka Nattie Neidhart — Nattie (forgive me if that’s easier to spell than Natalya) won a Diva’s Battle Royale on RAW this past week, earning a shot at the Diva’s championship.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Michelle McCool, drawing out the storyline of the eventual LayCool breakup over the Divas Title. Eventually NXT Season Two winner Kaval can get involved, presumably with Layla. You know, because what else can a guy like him do on a wrestling show like Smackdown?

WHO WILL WIN: Nattie Neidhart, as WWE writers will jump the gun with the breakup angle. Wait… you’re saying maybe they’ll surprise me and not ruin the angle? Well played, sir.

2. WWE United States Championship match — Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere inside Hell in the C… wait, it’s not in Hell in the Cell? Well, hell.
Champion Daniel Bryan vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz — Hey look, it’s Morrison and Miz in a match against each other again. Seeing as The Miz is 233-0 vs Morrison, it’s pretty clear that Morrison won’t be a factor in this match, unless the beard steps up. With the way the WWE is pushing Bryan, you can write your own joke.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Daniel Bryan. The guy loses all the time on TV where everybody (well…) is watching, but he manages to win only on PPV. He needs a big win, and hopefully this will be match of the night. Neither Miz nor Morrison have submission holds that are over, so we’re going to either see something interesting, or a bunch of poorly-applied figure fours.

WHO WILL WIN: Daniel Bryan. However, don’t be surprised if they try to pull one over on us. As mentioned previously, Bryan hasn’t done anything to show that he should be US Champion. Sure he can make guys tap when he gets the LeBell Lock, but one big move and he gets pinned. That’s how he’s seen in the eyes of many fans.

3. John Cena vs Wade Barrett — If Barrett wins, John Cena must join Nexus. But if Cena wins, or Nexus gets involved, Nexus must disband and spiral into obscurity.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Wade Barrett to continue the Nexus storyline and make John Cena interesting again.
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