After last night’s UFC show where Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds, it’s going to be hard for WWE to follow it up. However, the way they can do so is simply to have a smart show with smart outcomes.
Then again, this is the PPV full of gimmick matches where there is no need for gimmick matches to close out the year.
Roman Reigns and Sheamus is already a dead feud and it looks like they’re going to need to get through this show and the next show unless they switch the belts early. But there are some darkhorse matches. The Triple Threat Tag Team Ladder match has a chance to be really fun. Also, Dean Ambrose vs Kevin Owens should be excellent, if giving enough time.
On the pre-show, Sasha Banks beat Becky Lynch.
New Day Vs Lucha Dragons Vs Usos
They are going all out here. There are some super crazy spots including Sin Cara doing a senton over the top rope and onto a ladder which was perched on both Usos.
Big E also did a spot where he was underneath the ladder and both Lucha Dragons were going up the ladder. He bench pressed the ladder and Sin Cara flew off while Kalisto then dove onto both Usos who slammed him. Continue reading
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…
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.
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
After several really good PPVs, the WWE came back to earth a bit. I think I liked the show a bit more than the other guys, but I will admit, it was below their recent efforts.
Here’s the feedback from the FGB crew:
Show overall rating: Thumbs In The Middle
Best Match: Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio
Worst Match: Triple H vs. Randy Orton Continue reading
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.
Winner: Tommy Dreamer Continue reading