2014 WWE Hall Of Fame Live Play By Play

2014 WWE Hall Of Fame

I can report that so far, the stream is excellent. I missed the red carpet stuff, so I’ll have to go back and watch it.

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WWE NXT Roster And Mentors

Big D and I wondered about WWE NXT and though we didn’t actually predict what the show was going to be, we definitely threw out the idea that we could see a seasonal Tough Enough kind of show a few weeks back on FGB Radio.

Earlier today Brian Fritz wrote about the concept and some of the FCW guys that were going to be on the show. And tonight, according to F4W/Wrestling Observer, it was announced on ECW who was going to be on the show (I haven’t watched ECW yet, but I trust these are right.)

Mentor is on the left with FCW talent on the right.

Chris Jericho/Wade Barrett
Matt Hardy/Justin Gabriel
MVP/Skip Sheffield
Carlito/Michael Tarver
Miz/Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson)
Christian/Heath Slater
C.M. Punk/Darren Young
R-Truth/for David Otunga (Jennifer Hudson’s fiance)

So, it doesn’t look like Kaval, Joe Hennig, or Brett DiBiase are on the show, like rumored. But what an interesting set of mentors we have. The mentors who probably do have some great advice for these guys include Chris Jericho who wrestled all over the world, Matt Hardy who really came into the business as a puppy and has survived, Christian who though not as worldly as Jericho, has survived fairly unscathed while being pretty successful, and CM Punk who was labeled as too indy, but has become one of WWE’s biggest stars.

MVP hasn’t been in the business very long, but is known to be a student of the game, so that should help him. Carlito was born in the business, but he has been super inconsistent in his WWE career. Ron Killings is interesting in that he’s on the older end of the crew, but is very young in his WWE years even though he was with them as K-Kwik.

But the most intriguing pairing is The Miz and Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan just seems too weird to say). The humor in all of this is that Danielson would probably be the best mentor of them all, but because he’s new to WWE and they want to get him over, he has to be on this show. And I think pairing him with The Miz will be very humorous. I imagine he can definitely learn one or two things from The Miz when it comes to showmanship and self-expression, but Miz could probably learn more from Danielson about everything else.

I am definitely tuning in next week for sure.

2010 Royal Rumble Live Play By Play – Rey Myseterio Vs. The Undertaker

I say this every year and I’ll say it again; the Royal Rumble is my favorite show of the year. There’s something about the intrigue of the Royal Rumble as it pertains to the booking on the Road to WrestleMania.

Underneath the big rumble, The Undertaker and Rey Mysterio should be fun, and Randy Orton vs. Sheamus will be interesting to say the least. Let’s hope young Randall Orton keeps his cool if Sheamus isn’t exactly in the right spot.

1. Christian vs. Ezekiel Jackson

Early on, it was a cat and mouse game with Christian running around like a chicken with his head cut off. They had some fun big man/little man stuff that was fun. When Big Zeke was on the offense, he hit all his big power moves and Christian sold very well. But the match slowed down a little.

They showed some creativity during the finish as Christian was looking to hit the Killswitch/Unprettier and Zeke was looking to hit power moves. Christian finally hit his finisher for the win. It was much better than it had any right being and that’s thanks to Christian, but Zeke was fine too.

Winner: Christian

To show you how out of touch the WWE can be at times, Cryme Tyme was trying to get into the Royal Rumble and tried to finagle The Great Khali out of his spot so they could both get in. The Great Khali said no, and Ranjin said that they learned their hip talk from watching Family Matters reruns. On queue, Khali said, “Did I do that?” And then Teddy decided to start singing Pants On The Ground at Cryme Tyme. The Miz came out and Teddy told him that he has to face MVP next. Then Khali started to sing, “Who let the dogs out?”

Cody came out and told Randy that he was on board, but Ted wasn’t and Ted wanted to win the Rumble and face Orton for the World Title (of course assuming that he could beat Sheamus tonight).

2. The Miz vs. MVP
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Aftermath – WWE Night of Champions 2009

WWE Night of Champions 2009 is in the books. A PPV sold on every single match being for a championship in an era where titles don’t matter anywhere near what they used to might not sound like such a saliva-inducing purchase. However it seems like we all agreed it was pretty decent. Let’s hear what the FGB Crew had to say…

Alan

Thumbs middle.
Best – Punk/Jeff
Worst – Maryse/Mickie

Main event was great I thought. Punk’s facials from start to finish were so engaging. Loved the way they worked the match. Big Show as the mystery man was such a downer for me to kick off the show. What a wretched decision. I hated most of the undercard – the womens match, the Raw main event, the tag… all poor. The 6 man, the Christian match and the Rey match were all fine.

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WWE 2009 Night Of Champions Play By Play: John Cena Vs. Randy Orton Vs. Triple H

This is the PPV where all of the matches are championship matches.

The first match is for the tag belts and we get to see who Chris Jericho’s “evil” partner is. My guess is Seth Green, aka Scott Evil. Let’s hope not.

1. Legacy vs. Chris Jericho and The Big Show

Well, the Big Show is the partner. And he’s wearing a new blue singlet that makes him look as fat as ever. I wonder if this takes him out of the 6 way? If it does, Evan Bourne should be in and the match should be much better.

This was an interesting match because both teams are heel teams. When Jericho was in the ring, he pretty much played face, setting up the hot tag for the Big Show. Rhodes and DiBiase looked good. Rhodes even hit a moonsault.

Jericho hit a codebreaker on DiBiase, which lead to Big Show hitting his version of the camel clutch and DiBiase tapped immediately.

Winner: Chris Jericho and The Big Show

CM Punk just cut a very righteous promo about Jeff Hardy and parenting. It got good heat.

2. Tommy Dreamer vs. Christian
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WWE 2009 The Bash Play By Play

This show used to be called “The Great American Bash”, but is now simply called “The Bash”. It’s also now in June rather than in July. Like the past few months of shows, there’s no real money match on the show, but it should be an entertaining evening because of good wrestling matches.

It looks like the ECW Championship scramble match is first.

1. ECW Championship Scramble

Christian and Jack Swagger are in first. It was a very slow first three minutes with Swagger working him over.

Finlay came out next and the match picked up. Swagger rolled Finlay up and is now the current ECW champion.

Dreamer came in and this match is pretty much a cluster. Finlay hit his finisher on Swagger and is now the current champ. Usually 4 way matches like this work because they can work out some fun multiple man spots. But these guys are off tonight. Working hard, but off.

I had no clue that Mark Henry was in the match. He’s the fifth guy. They did a stack superplex with Dreamer getting suplexed on. Best spot of the match. Henry powerslammed Dreamer and won the fall. He’s the current champ with about 4 1/2 minutes left.

Finlay jumped though the top and middle rope and out to the floor. Dreamer did his somersault from the apron. Christian jumped from the second rope to the floor. Then Mark Henry threatened jumping out to the floor, but Swagger saved him by undercutting him and then Vader Bombing him and pinning him.

Henry put Swagger in the 619 position, but jumped on the back of his head and through the ropes and to the floor.

Christian hit the Unprettier on Swagger, but Dreamer broke up the pin and pinned him with the DDT. There’s a little over a minute left in the match.

Dreamer snuck out of the match as the champ. Everyone tried to pin him at the end, but failed. Dreamer is still (or once again) the ECW champ. They tried to be innovative and worked hard, but the match just didn’t completely work. It had some fun spots, but overall, was just ok.

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