WWE: A Week in Review

Hello Revolutionaries.

For some time now, I’ve been trying to find a way where I could discuss and give my expert opinion on RAW/SD Results and wrestling news in one well thought out, entertaining, and insightful article. Because of time constraints, I’ve always been opposed to the idea but I’ve recently warmed up to the idea. Considering the level of mediocrity when it comes to this week’s programming, I felt this was a great opportunity to set this idea a blaze with its first edition.

First of all, here are some general (and brief) thoughts on Monday Night RAW.

RAW: I wasn’t surprised by the reception/delivery of this week’s RAW as the show was taped and the WWE has a tendency of producing lackluster shows in the UK. Anyway, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler put on the match of the night. Live reports say this match was well received and most UK fans were generally into this match. Thing is, this didn’t translate too well on television as the crowd was clearly dead/silent.

The eye opener was Morrison winning the matchup. It changed my handling of Morrison’s contract situation as I thought he was leaving the company. Apparently, the saga continues and I’ll get to that momentarily.

Ziggler looked great as usual and I’m assuming the WWE is building towards a Ryder vs. JoMo vs. Ziggler in a U.S. title match at Survivor Series.

Kofi Kingston being squashed by Del Rio is obviously a result of Evan Bourne’s wellness violation. I’m against the guilty by association mindset the WWE is using when handling this. On the other hand, having Del Rio squash random mid carders isn’t helping his character. The WWE needs to realize that fans just don’t care about Berto.

It’s sad but it’s the truth.

Punk absolutely destroyed Del Rio on the microphone. Some blame Del Rio’s accent but I beg to differ.

Kevin Nash’s promo absolutely sucked and he was discombobulated for the majority of it.

Brodus Clay’s debut being pushed back to next week doesn’t bother me at all. I’m not hopping on the Clay bandwagon as he has yet to impress me (but I am hopping on the Ziggler bandwagon).

The Kelly/DOD segment wasn’t relevant at all and I could’ve done without it.

The main event was a typical tag team match with a pretty lackluster finish to be honest.

SmackDown: SmackDown once again topped RAW as the better show watch/digest. Orton should eliminate the predictable comebacks on his promos. Christian was entertaining as usual but I still feel he should’ve been the one to remain face while Orton turned heel.

Sheamus and Christian put on another watchable match with Sheamus triumphing over Christian with the Celtic cross. Personally, I understand the WWE’s thought process and the fact that they’re trying to establish Sheamus as the guy on SmackDown. However, Christian could’ve used this win. Logically, the heel would pin the face at least one to establish some credibility for the heel and the face when he finally defeats him. Sheamus destroying Christian in every encounter is destroying Christian’s credibility/relevance while providing predictable and repetitive programming to fans.

Having Mark Henry put Daniel Bryan over as gutsy displays a little intelligence on the WWE’s part but it doesn’t last.

Random Ezekiel Jackson promo that is totally irrelevant as Cody squashed him week in and week out.

Originally, I perceived this Teddy Long/Aksana flirtation as her plotting to rid Long of his position as SmackDown General Manager. However, the WWE has displayed a profound amount of ignorance and confusion with these segments. The inclusion of Alicia Fox only furthers along the confusion and randomness of these segments.

Ted Dibiase squashed Jinder Mahal.

I guess it’s somewhat intelligent that the WWE allowed Daniel Bryan to administer a little offense to the World’s Champion. However, Henry destroyed Bryan in less than three minutes and I’m still trying to figure out what the WWE is doing with Daniel Bryan. To those optimistic smarks that feel this is anything but the WWE using Bryan to progress the Show/Henry program, I say open your eyes.

Big Show randomly squashed three local jobbers. I guess this was supposed to impress Mark Henry?

Tamina vs. Alicia Fox was a passable Divas match. I must say, Alicia is a victim of the Anderson effect (random face/heel turn at any moment). Alicia won while Natalya randomly bashed her on commentary.

Oh my God, Mexican America has joined World Wrestling Entertainment. Seriously, I like the trio of Hunico, Epico, and Primo and it was obvious that these guys had chemistry. The Usos were great as usual and I like the trio of finishers Jey received after the match was over.

Randy Orton and Wade Barrett was an okay matchup. The fact that Wade Barrett won displays the fact that the WWE is trying to get the wheels rolling on Barrett and this push. This also gives Team Barrett a little credibility going into Survivor Series as most would expect a squash matchup (I still do).

NEWS!!!

John Morrison removed from tour dates: I’m pretty sure everyone has read about this considering every prominent dirt sheet has published four articles on it each day. Honestly, I have yet to figure this situation out as everything kayfabe wise suggests that Morrison has/will resign. I apologize for being a skeptic but there’s something about this situation that isn’t clicking with me. Dave Meltzer reporting that friends felt Morrison was going to TNA is ridiculous. John Morrison resides in Los Angeles, California.

Impact Wrestling is taped in Tampa, Florida.

Morrison would be traveling to the other side of the country to wrestle. I find that a far-fetched but I wouldn’t be surprised if he does leave the WWE in the imminent future but all signs point to a agreement.

Sheamus wants Undertaker at WrestleMania 28: This doesn’t surprise me at all. Originally, I picked Undertaker to face Sheamus, Wade Barrett, or Randy Orton in his final. It’s a strong possibility that it’ll be one of those names. Like I stated above, Sheamus is going to be one of the WWE’s biggest stars. The Undertaker rub at WrestleMania is unmatched and Sheamus’ career would benefit from it.

Cody Rhodes gimmick change: Initially, I read about this a few weeks ago. Nothing came to fruition and I quietly ignored the report. However, Cody began removing his mask and wrestling house shows without it so I considered it possible. That’s when Downstait stated that they were recording a new theme for Rhodes and I’ve been waiting for the change ever since.

I wonder what it’ll be. A nefarious gimmick similar to that of Chris Jericho would be refreshing.

John Laurinaitis Future Endeavors shirt released: Why? This is seriously a comedic tactic so the WWE can sell some extra t-shirts. Unfortunately, fans will think it’s humorous and purchase one.

Daniel Bryan vs. William Regal on Superstars: SmackDown worthy match that should’ve replaced Christian and Sheamus. Most of the live reports say Bryan pissed himself. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this matchup.

Christian injured: This is definitely a horrible time for Christian to suffer an injury. It is believed that he either sprained or broke his ankle. If it’s broken, Christian will need a replacement for Survivor Series as he is a prominent figure on Team Barrett. Christian is the all around best superstar on SmackDown so it would difficult to replace him but logic says add someone like Brodus Clay in his place.

Well that’s all for today folks. Be sure to like this page, subscribe to my blog, and read all my other post. Like EGW on Facebook, follow EGW on Twitter, vote in the EvE series.

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WWE RAW Review 10/24/11: An Electrifying Show

Hello Revolutionaries, welcome to my RAW review and I must say, I enjoyed tonights RAW as the last two were absolutely nauseating. Initially, I expected a poor show considering WWE’s track record of dropping the ball when it comes to the RAW that follows a pay per view. Nonetheless, RAW was definitely pre planned and it was obvious considering the overall quality of the show.

Unsurprisingly, Triple H opens the show and apparently, he’s here to discuss Kevin Nash and his shocking attack last night (that was sarcasm). He discusses having his heart broken and subliminally mentions the Kliq while shockingly leaving out Scott Hall. I wonder why he didn’t mention Kevin Nash almost breaking his collarbone with that botched Jackknife last night.

Triple H’s tirade continues with him wanting to kick Nash’s ass until Laurinaitis interrupts. Why hasn’t this guy bought himself some cough drops or layoff the cigarettes already? It’s obviously destroying his voice.

Triple H threatens Ace and wants him to retire Nash or else. Hunter tries to leave but Nash shockingly (sarcasm) attacks Trips with a sledgehammer. Wow! A Triple H segment that didn’t last longer than 20 minutes!

Not

Apparently, a sledgehammer shot to the back cause’s seizures. As Triple H is being carted onto an ambulance, Kevin Cash returns and administers a sledgehammer shot the face of a unconscious Triple H. It’s funny that Triple H was basically kissing the ground considering he has made a career out of doing it to others.

Burial

After a string or replays, the first match commences in Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes and Christian. I’m going to pretend like Rhodes/Christian ever had a chance in this matchup but it was still solid nonetheless. I admire Sheamus for improvising the finish as it was apparent that he was supposed to connect with the Brogue Kick but a botch saw Sheamus utilize the Celtic cross instead.

Honestly, I’m surprised Rhodes was the one that got pinned. Considering Vince’s indifference towards Christian and his track record as of late, you’d think Christian would be the one to fall victim to Sheamus again.

Afterwards, Laurinaitis is apparently arguing with Stephanie McMahon over the events that transpired earlier in the evening. Otunga still can’t seem to get over his obsession of shopping at Sears and sipping on imitation coffee. Cena storms in and is actually very entertaining here.

I love the fact that he mentioned Ace’s skateboard days.

Unsurprisingly, Cena wants Awesome Truth and Laurinaitis will choose his partner.

After a commercial break, Santino is in the ring for a squash but I was utterly surprised when Ziggler’s theme music hit. The match was better than I expected but I find it strange that Ziggler needed an assist from Swagger to beat a comedic jobber like Santino Marella.  ZigSwag attacks Marella after the matchup until Mason “Batista” Ryan makes the save. Are you guys surprised? I told you, Vince McMahon’s bodybuilder fetish always prevails over pushing someone who is bringing in money like Zack Ryder.

The Bella’s and Zack Ryder are backstage as Ryder announces he’s Cena’s partner against Awesome Truth in the main event? Zack Ryder is in the RAW main event? You can’t be serious bro!

Alberto Del Rio is out next for his victory speech after his win over Cena at Vengeance. Unsurprisingly, the crowd doesn’t care about Alberto. Del Rio cuts his normal promo, proclaiming that he’s the best and unbeatable. You know you can’t call yourself the best without CM Punk taking exception to it.

The Voice of the Voiceless reminds Alberto that he has beaten him on a number of occasions while he has yet to receive his one on one rematch for the WWE Championship. Punk requests a rematch and Del Rio unsurprisingly turns the offer down. However, Punk threatens to put Rio to sleep with brings about the addition of Johnny Ace.

Laurinaitis proposes Punk/Del Rio for Survivor Series only if Punk says that he respects him. Punk cracks a number of jokes before Laurinaitis offers Punk one more chance. Punk unleashes his serious side and states that Funkman has done so little and gained so much. Laurinaitis doesn’t think Punk’s words are good enough and states that he’ll take another week to contemplate granting Punk a shot.

Punk attacks Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez attempting to make the save. Punk drops Ricardo with a GTS as stares a departing Alberto Del Rio.

Anyway, we have Natalya vs. Alicia Fox with the most noteworthy portion of this entire segment being the awful new theme of Alicia Fox. It’s almost as bad as that new theme Eve debuted at Vengeance. To be honest, I looked away for a few seconds and it was over. Fortunately for me, I caught the replay and I was surprised to see Alicia picking up the win after a rollup.

Whatevs

I’m actually surprised to see Morrison come out as he mentioned his Out of Your Mind fitness DVD on Twitter earlier today. Nonetheless, it’s always delightful to see the Prince of Parkour in action but I was shocked when his opponent was revealed. Wade Barrett is apparently being pushed again and Morrison is going to be his next victim (after Daniel Bryan of course).

The match started off pretty good with some nice back and forth action that spilled to the arena floor. Barrett throws Morrison into the fan barrier as we cut to a commercial break.

Honestly, it’s shocking that a Morrison match made it to a commercial break.

After the commercial break, the two had a pretty good matchup with Morrison finally looking decent after the series of squashes he has been victim of. However, Barrett picks up the win with the Wasteland. Barrett botched his first attempt by not being able to catch Morrison.

It was difficult to improvise as fans already caught on to the slip.

Cole and Lawler are discussing what happened to Triple H until Cole spontaneously discusses/bashes Jim Ross in front of the live audience. Cole shows a number of photo shopped pictures of Jim Ross before his issues a challenge to the Hall of Famer. Cole states that if JR beat him on next week’s RAW, he would quit his announcing position and JR can have his place back.

Zack Ryder is discussing the RAW main event with Josh Matthews before Awesome Truth attacks him.  You didn’t think Vince McMahon would allow Ryder to main event RAW did you? After the attack, Awesome Truth cuts a promo stating that no one is safe as they mock Triple H’s misfortune and inform Cena that he can’t rise above them.

Laurinaitis announces a handicap match as Ryder is unable to compete. This was a typical Cena match except for Awesome Truth displaying their cleverness by continually tagging out. As Cena was closing in on a victory, R-Truth reintroduces his water bottle to Cena’s cranium which gives Cena a win by DQ.

Awesome Truth continues the attack on Cena before Laurinaitis has it broken up by security. The Executive VP of talent relations announces a tag team match for Survivor Series that will feature Awesome Truth taking on Cena and a partner of his choice. Cena unsurprisingly chooses Rock as his partner.

Overall thoughts:

This was a pretty good RAW but I felt the Triple H/Nash fiasco should’ve been cut short and we didn’t need a million replays over the course of the episode. I’m questioning WWE’s decision to keep Air Boom off of television for two weeks in a row. I also find it strange that Ziggler took on Marella and the fact that he needed an assist by Swagger to defeat him.

What quality does Mason Ryan possess (besides looking like Batista) that makes him a worthy contender for the U.S. Championship.

Yes, I know I answered my own question there.

Why Kevin Nash still on my television screen? He sucks and doesn’t give a crap about anything but the numbers on his next paycheck.  Why has Natalya become the Christian of the Divas Division as she is basically the Diva to put over the ones on their way up?

Will Sheamus and Orton ever lose a match cleanly again?

Why is the Cena hater at almost every WWE event?

Will John Morrison ever win another WWE match?

Haven’t we had enough of Michael Cole’s shenanigans? However, if it means I only have to listen to his nauseating commentary on SmackDown, I’m all for this matchup.

Will Vince McMahon get Mason Ryan’s underwear out of his teeth long enough to take Ryder seriously?

How long will Triple H be out of action?

Why did the WWE test our intelligence tonight? They announced that Rock and Cena would be teaming up at Survivor Series a few weeks ago. It’s not like we’ll forget something as big as that.

And apparently, RAW is still all about The Game.

WWE Vengeance 2011 Review

Hello Revolutionaries, I am very enthusiastic right now as I actually enjoyed the WWE Vengeance pay per view. Yes, I enjoyed it but it doesn’t mean the pay per view didn’t have it flaws. Anyway, I felt as if I should give you a realistic point of view. Trust me, you’re going to read positive receives as this pay per view was generally received but the problems shouldn’t be ignored. The biggest problem was the lack of build going into the show. It was a solid pay per view but that build is crucial considering it determines if fans will buy your pay per view’s or not.

Anyway, here it is.

Unsurprisingly, the pay per view opens up with Air Boom vs. Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. I figured the WWE wanted to have Ziggler come off as wrestling early in the show so he’ll be relaxed whenever his match with Ryder came later in the night. When Cole stated Ziggler’s match with Zack was immediately after this one, I figured Swagger would work the majority of this match.

This match was a great opener with both teams working exceptionally well with each other. It’s amazing that high flyer’s like Air Boom can sync well with collegiate wrestlers like ZigSwag. I wasn’t surprised when Air Boom got the win as it would be foolish to have Ziggler hold two titles let alone drop down to the tag team division.

AB wins with the TIP/STP combination while Ryder comes out for his U.S. Title match.

This was also a great match and it really displayed the fact that Dolph is a workhouse capable of putting on two great matches back to back. Ryder was also very impressive here and there were some moments where I thought Ryder would pull it off, rendering my prediction inaccurate. I don’t understand why Swagger and Vickie were allowed to stay at ringside because it gave away the finish to be honest.

I must say, Ziggler’s super kick was amazing and it looked as if he legitimately knocked Ryder out with it.

I can’t help but think that it made Ryder look kind of week considering Dolph had already wrestled a match.

Anyway, going into this pay per view, I knew Ryder wouldn’t win because Vinnie Mac’s bodybuilder fetish wouldn’t allow it. If anything, Mason Ryan is going to be the guy to take that U.S. Title off of Ziggler. Let’s not forget that Ryder is racking in loads of money through merchandise sales but apparently, Vince doesn’t think he’s good enough to win the U.S. Championship.

Vince would respond but he’s probably too busy being fondled by Mason.

A random segment featuring Triple H, CM Punk, and Ted Dibiase (briefly) hinted towards a turn by one of the two combatants. To be honest, it almost made me think Triple H was turning heel but it would have made the walkout angle completely irrelevant. Yeah, in case you didn’t notice, the point of it was to get Triple H over as a face and force fans to feel sorry for him.

Yep, it’s all about the Game (literally).

The matchup for the Divas Championship is undoubtedly the Divas match of the year. Eve went out and proved that she was better than Kelly Kelly. In my opinion, she always has been. Even though she lost, Eve looked great in defeat while making Beth look stronger as a Champion.

Next up, we have the Great White vs. Captain Charisma. This was a solid match but nothing stood out here as I was already anticipating the other matches five minutes into it. The WWE could’ve made this a gimmick match because the crowd wasn’t into it at all. Unsurprisingly, Sheamus goes over while Christian takes the pin in another uneventful feud. I felt as if Christian should’ve won this match if they planned on continuing this feud but Vince McMahon’s indifference towards Christian continues.

It’s sickening to watch Christian lose countless matches while portraying this CLB gimmick I’ve always hated.

It sucks.

Miz and R-Truth vs. Triple H and CM Punk was a pretty decent matchup with Awesome Truth picking up the win. I had Trips/Punk winning this but didn’t rule out a Kevin Nash sighting here and that’s exactly what happened. Why is this piece of crap still on my television screen? Modern fans don’t know who the hell he is and apparently those watching at home don’t either. Somehow, he always ends up somewhere I don’t want him and is apparently going to be on the opposite team vs. Rock/Cena at Survivor Series.

Anyone else notice that Nash botched his jackknife powerbomb?

Yeah, I’m sooooo excited for that matchup….

Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton put on a decent pay per view match that didn’t live up to the expectations I had for it. It seemed like any other match the two have had to be honest. Randy Orton isn’t losing three straight pay per views so I wasn’t surprised when he got the win after an RKO.

Whatever

Big Show vs. Mark Henry was really an eye opener as most fans predicted it to be a slow and uneventful match considering the size of the competitors. However, these two put on a pretty good big man matchup that ended with both retaining some momentum. To be honest, I saw the suplex spot coming a mile away. When Henry climbed the ropes I considered it already set and stone even though he got choke slammed. I wonder what Brock Lesnar has to say about this.

His peanut size brain wouldn’t allow anything over a kindergartener’s comprehension.

It was a great way to sell the impact of the suplex by introducing hospital personnel and the General Managers. Laurinaitis wasn’t exactly needed as we knew the WWE Title match would still take place.

Oh and he still absolutely, positively, undoubtedly, unquestionably, completely suck.

The WWE Champion comes out first to no reaction (as usual). Cena comes out to one of the biggest pops of the night while I question why the WWE Champion came out first. Anyway, Cena has some new attire that is undoubtedly better than that red crap he had been wearing. The rise above hate moniker is fitting as a guy had a “We Hate Cena” shirt on a Cena noticed.

Anyway, the match was pretty good with Del Rio being assisted by Awesome Truth and the WWE Championship. Fortunately, John Cena is apparently out of the WWE Title picture while unfortunately, Alberto Del Rio is still the WWE Champion.

Awesome Truth apparently created a reason for Cena to team with Rock at Survivor Series and basically confirmed the fact that we’re going to need a bulldozer to unbury them after facing Trips/Rock/Cena next month.

On the other hand, WWE is probably going to push a feud between Punk and Del Rio, The thing is, how long have these guys been in the WWE title picture? How many times have the faced off on free TV this year? Why would anyone want to purchase a pay per view that these two are headlining?

Exactly

Can we get some fresh talent in the title picture please? There’s a guy named Dolph Ziggler that wouldn’t do too bad if given an opportunity.

Overall thoughts:

Why is CM Punk still losing pay per view matches? Why is Ziggler going to drop the U.S. Championship to Mason Ryan instead of Zack Ryder? Why is Alberto Del Rio WWE Champion? Why would anyone be interested in Punk facing Del Rio? Did Orton have to win tonight? Did Sheamus have to win tonight?

Where was John Morrison for God sakes?

Solid pay per view like I stated above but the build could’ve been better.

WWE Conspiracy 101: Examining WWE Superstars Plagued by the Conspiracy

In early 2011, regular WWE Jobber, R-Truth, underwent a drastic character alteration. The Truth turned his back on his best friend in John Morrison while claiming to be a victim of the WWE system. Dressed in Confederacy attire, R-Truth exposed what many considered ridiculous claims of a conspiracy against him and his pursuit of the WWE Championship.

As explicit as WWE conspiracies are currently, there are also a number of subliminal conspiracies occurring under the radar of the WWE Universe. Despite this, I am well aware of the numerous conspiracies and I intend on exposing their targets in this article.

Daniel Bryan: The current Mr. Money in the bank, Daniel Bryan, should be riding a huge wave of momentum fresh off his shocking win in SmackDown’s Money in the Bank ladder match. Initially, Bryan put together a small streak of victories before becoming embroiled in a feud with Wade Barrett.  The former Nexus cohorts were set to face off at SummerSlam 2011. At the event, Wade Barrett defeated Bryan with the Wasteland. This loss would also upstart the downfall of Daniel Bryan.

The American Dragon has lost every noteworthy match he has been in since SummerSlam. As of late, Bryan has been used as a stepping stone for the Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara feud. Considering his status as Mr. MITB, you’d think Bryan would be booked better than he is. After his latest loss to Sin Cara (Original and Fake), Bryan cut a promo for WWE.com stating that he felt he was cheated. Bryan believes the switch from SmackDown may’ve been planned and things haven’t been going how they’re suppose to since he won the blue briefcase.

It seems as if Bryan is finally realizing the conspiracy against him and his plans to become World Champion at WrestleMania 28.

While Bryan is a victim of the conspiracy, he still has the MITB briefcase. The following Superstar has been to subject to similar treatment but can be defined as worse considering who he is.

John Morrison: The Monday Night Delight hasn’t been so delightful since his return to RAW a few months back. JoMo has undeniably accumulated a number of losses. Simply put, Morrison has won one singles match since his return while partaking in tag team matches with guys like Alex Riley, Kofi Kingston, and Rey Mysterio for victories. Perhaps the most noteworthy and conspiracy supporting loss would be to Alberto Del Rio in a 47 second squash match.

All signs point to Morrison being buried or conspired against by WWE Management/Vince McMahon. It’s no secret that McMahon isn’t too fond of Morrison because of his refusal to initiate physicality with Batista over Melina. Maybe Vince McMahon is conspiring against Morrison because of it.

You never know!

Awesome Truth: The Miz and R-Truth are arguably the most prominent victims of the conspiracy (besides the superstar I will discuss next). While the gripes may’ve been outrageous at first, it seems as if there has been some legitimacy to these claims as of late. For example, Awesome Truth was victims of bad refereeing by WWE appointed officials. During a matchup for the tag team championship against Air Boom, Kofi and Bourne utilized underhanded tactics while the referees were “distracted”. Despite this, Miz was able to handle his own and administer the Skull Crushing Finale on Evan Bourne. Once again, the official was too “busy” with R-Truth to make the count. This infuriated The Miz as he physically assaulted the referee. Instead of explaining the repercussions of his actions to his partner, Truth partook in the assault on the ref as both fled the ring shortly afterwards.

After attacking the COO, Triple H and another referee during the main event, the Awesome Truth understood their actions could mean termination and sincerely apologized to Triple H the next night on RAW. Despite the COO seemingly forgiving the duo and fining them $250,000, Triple H fired them after a loss to John Cena and CM Punk.

The Awesome Truth has exposed the conspiracy as it continues to plague the mentally and professionally. What if the referee was actually in on the conspiracy? What if someone working behind the scenes doesn’t want Truth and Miz as Champions? What if someone intends on holding the duo back?

From the looks of things, it’s hard to deny the conspiracy against the Awesome Truth.

CM Punk: The Voice of the Voiceless has been conspired against since he announced his plans to take the WWE Championship at WWE Money in the Bank and leave. While the actions of Vince McMahon at MITB inexplicitly displayed the conspiracy against Punk and his plan to win the WWE Championship, it seemed as if the conspiracy against Punk ended after McMahon’s removal from the WWE. However, CM Punk found himself in the middle of a full blown conspiracy at the conclusion of SummerSlam 2011.

After defeating John Cena in a matchup for the Undisputed WWE Championship, CM Punk was attacked by Kevin Nash. Big Daddy Cool destroyed Punk with a Jackknife powerbomb. After Nash’s attack on Punk was over, Mr. Money in the Bank, Alberto Del Rio, cashed in on the 2nd City Saint to win his first WWE Championship.

The circumstances surrounding Nash and what motivated him to attack Punk were unclear. The constant bashing of Triple H and his wife by CM Punk pointed to Triple H’s (or Stephanie’s) involvement with Kevin Nash. Nash later revealed that he received a text that said attack the winner of the WWE Championship bout featuring Punk and Cena. While Nash alluded to the perpetrator, Punk was convinced that Triple H was the guilty party.

After numerous weeks of attacks, bickering, and confusion between the three, Triple H granted Punk at match with Nash at WWE Night of Champions. However, Triple H removed Nash from the matchup while inserting himself in it to exact revenge for Punk’s derogatory comments. Triple H’s actions angered Kevin Nash, who was later fired for physically assaulting and goading Triple H into assaulting him.

Before he terminated Nash, Triple H revealed that it was Nash who sent himself the infamous text message. Despite this development, Punk didn’t believe Triple H’s story and felt as if Nash and Hunter were still conspiring against him.

At this point, the involvement of John “Funk Man” Laurinaitis also came into question as he was the one who originally hired Nash and worked with him closely afterwards.

Triple H and CM Punk continued their weekly verbal destruction of the other with Punk convincing Triple H to resign as COO if he was to lose at Night of Champions.

At Night of Champions, Punk’s match with Triple H was compromised by Awesome Truth, Laurinaitis, and Kevin Nash before Punk and Triple H were able to fight off the adversaries.

However, Triple H defeated Punk after a Pedigree and retained his position as the COO.

Despite this, the conspiracy is apparently still active. The actions of John Laurinaitis are becoming more and more questionable with each passing week as Punk has apparently let his guard down when it comes to Triple H. We should get more answers through tonight’s edition of Monday Night RAW.

Could Vince McMahon be tied into the conspiracy? Maybe things aren’t what they seem?

Who knows!

One thing’s for sure and that’s the conspiracy in the WWE.

And I intend on exposing it and the perpetrators through the Conspiracy 101 Series.

WWE Night of Champions Predictions

U.S. Championship: Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison vs. Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger

This will be the match of the night. Unless Punk vs. Triple H somehow tops this, I expect these guys to steal the show in this fatal four way matchup. This match revolves around the Swagger/Ziggler/Guerrero angle they’ve been building for weeks now. John Morrison and Alex Riley were thrown in because WWE Creative obviously had no storyline plans for them. This is undoubtedly the hardest match to predict as each competitor has an overwhelming chance at winning the gold. Jack Swagger or Dolph Ziggler could win just because Creative wants to continue the angle. Alex Riley could win because Creative wants to give Riley a mid card title and allow him to improve before putting him in the main event. Finally, John Morrison could win if Creative is planning on having Morrison resurrect the championship and prepare him for the main event scene. In the end, I believe Swagger and Ziggler will be facing off with one knocking the other outside of the ring. John Morrison will pick up the straps and win the U.S. Championship. And to those who’re questioning my prediction and proclaiming it “illogical”, I’d like to point out that this is WWE Creative we’re dealing with. They haven’t done anything logical for quite some time now.

Winner: John Morrison

Divas Championship: Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix

WWE’s Barbie Doll, Kelly Kelly, has been on a role since winning the Divas Champion. If I’m not mistaken, Kelly Kelly is 19-1 since she won the Divas Championship from Brie Bella. On the other hand, Beth Phoenix is out for revenge after Kelly upset her in a pretty decent match (especially for the Divas) at SummerSlam.  I was one of the fans that felt the Glamazon would dominate Kelly at SummerSlam for the victory but I realized that Kelly had to retain so that another confrontation could occur down the line. It finally seems as if WWE Creative is attempting to add some emphasis on the Divas Division with the “controversial” article on WWE.com by Katie Raymond. While it was obviously a work, the article displayed the general opinion of the IWC. Beth has returned to contender status with her destruction of Eve Torres last week. The question is; can Phoenix finally dethrone the proverbial “model” she and Natalya Neidhart despise so much? This Sunday, the Glamazon returns to her rightful place at the top of the WWE Divas Division. Hopefully she’ll do it without spitting imitation blood in the face of the Champion.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes vs. Ted Dibiase

Before I begin, I’d like to be the first to say that this feud is the epitome of impatience. I don’t speak for everyone but I feel as if Creative should’ve allowed Ted to stay by Cody’s side while the physical and verbal abuse continues. In turn, allowing Cody to defend his title against the likes of Justin Gabriel, Daniel Bryan, or RAW Superstars. But what do I know? I’m just an incompetent wrestling fan. This match hasn’t been announced yet but I’m positive it will be announced after SmackDown tomorrow night. I expect a great match between the two as both have put on great matches with Randal in the past three weeks (Ted vs. Randal was better). In the end, Cody will defeat Dibiase thus furthering the program.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Tag Team Championship: Air Boom vs. R-Truth and The Miz

This is something we haven’t gotten in a long time. An actual feud in the WWE tag team division. I’m normally against throwing random superstars together but I like the direction both teams are going. Air Boom has resurrected some of the tag team division’s relevance while attracting the admiration of the live audience. On the other hand, R-Truth and Miz have become one of the WWE’s most entertaining duos in quite some time now. This match will be great but Air Boom should win to further the storyline and turn into a fully fledged feud.

Winners: Air Boom

World Championship: Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton

This is the match that’s going to send shockwaves through the WWE Universe/IWC if the right guy wins. Mark Henry has been on a rampage since the 2011 WWE Draft and it seems as if he has Orton’s number. The World’s Strongest Man has destroyed Randal on two occasions and for the first time since his face turn; Randal’s back is against the wall. Or so it seems. You see, Creative is obsessed with making Randal the “John Cena” of SmackDown. Their plan is failing due to Orton’s inability to draw fans and lackluster merchandise sales. The WWE needs to face the fact that Orton isn’t a superstar to carry a brand. The consistent push of Mark Henry has proved to be successful and the best way to further it is by having Mark Henry win the World Championship this Sunday. But, knowing Creative, Orton is probably going to win by disqualification or count out.

Winner: Randy Orton

WWE Championship: John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio

John Cena in a WWE Championship match at a pay-per-view, I’m so surprised! I must say, the buildup to this match has been absolutely atrocious. First of all, the WWE Champion misses the first RAW Supershow because of Visa issues? The smart thing to do would’ve been to have Del Rio win the Championship once his issues were cleared. Why would the WWE place the Championship on a guy who was facing visa issues a few weeks later? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question. If this wasn’t bad enough, Super Cena has returned to his familiar ways. He’s burying two stars at a time now. If Swagger and Ziggler wasn’t enough, Del Rio attempts to attack Cena and gets an Attitude Adjustment. Really? Alberto Del Rio is the WWE Champion. He’s supposed to have some sort of momentum going into this matchup. If he’s getting thrown around by a guy who just got demolished by two guys, how am I suppose to believe he can beat Cena? Don’t get me wrong, I know he will but it’s a bad buildup all around. On the other hand, Cena has been proclaiming that he was going to win the Championship all week (even on twitter). Cena’s word is practically gospel nowadays but I’ll take the safe path and go Cena winning by disqualification.

Winner: John Cena

CM Punk vs. Triple H

This pay-per-view revolves around one match and it’s CM Punk vs. Triple H. While I’m positive it’ll be a pretty good match, it’s obviously the scapegoat for Nash being physically unable to compete. I must say, I feel as if this match with Hunter is rushed and displays Creative current situation. They’re lost and they have absolutely no idea where this angle is going. I’m pretty sure they haven’t decided a winner of this match yet. Anyway, I see this match going two ways. One, Nash screws Punk or two, Nash screws Triple H. If I was a betting man, I’d choose Nash screwing Triple H.

Daniel Bryan should be on the show somewhere. He’s Mr. Money in the bank and his booking as of late is absolutely ridiculous. I understand the “underdog” angle the WWE is going for but it’s failing miserably. To be honest, I believe Bryan will lose the briefcase before WrestleMania.

Initially, I believed this pay-per-view could top both but it will ultimately fall in the hands of the wrestlers and overall match quality.

The fatal 4 way for the U.S. Championship will steal the show.

To be honest, I’ll probably read results afterwards and if the reviews are good, I’ll catch the replay sometime in the week that follows.

WWE Weekly Review: Orton/Christian, Morrison, Cena, CM Punk/Triple H

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Welcome Revolutionaries, this is the first WWE Weekly Programming Review. If the title isn’t obvious enough, I’ll be reviewing RAW, NXT, Superstars, and SmackDown with the focus being on the focal points.

I’ll be naming a few hit and misses and what I thought could’ve been done to improve the quality of each show.

In my opinion, RAW was disappointing. This was the first show following the end of the brand extension. If this was a sign of things to come, I would rather the brand extension stay intact.

WWE Champion, Alberto Del Rio, was forced to miss the show due to visa issues. The decision to put the strap on Del Rio baffles me considering the fact that the WWE should’ve known Del Rio could possibly face visa issues.

If the absence of the WWE Champion wasn’t bad enough, WWE Creative booked random matches for the show. From Ziggler/Orton to Kelly/Bella, it seems as if nothing progressed storyline wise.

Sure, Ziggler vs Orton was a great match but lacked any logic besides Orton picking up another meaningless win.

Speaking of Orton, why was Christian pinned CLEANLY by John Cena. Yes, I understand that Cena always pins guys clean but Christian was scheduled for a World Title match THE NEXT NIGHT.

I don’t understand why Nikki Bella defeated Kelly Kelly. A few weeks ago, the WWE Divas Division revolved around the heel turns of Beth Phoenix and Natalya. Since losing a title match to K2, the Divas of Doom have become the Divas of observation.

Why is the WWE sparking a feud between Otunga and Jerry Lawler? It’s pointless and won’t aid either competitor. It seems as if Vince Russo booked this personally.

One pleasant thing Creative did was mentioning the history between Sheamus and John Cena.

This RAW was definitely a miss. Aside from a few good matches, nothing was booked correctly. They rushed the Punk/Triple H matchup while Kevin Cash returned to his burying ways.

I would give it a D letter grade.

SmackDown was surprisingly better than RAW. Personally, I don’t know why RAW’s top guy opened the show. John Cena called out Alberto Del Rio (again) which would bring Wade Barrett into the equation.

The former foes discussed their past with Cena stating he owed Barrett. I’m guessing Cena forgot he smothered Barrett with almost twenty chairs.

Typical Cena matchup with Barrett falling to Cena’s five move combination. It seems as if Creative is hot and cold when it comes to Barrett.

Daniel Bryan vs. Hunicara was a great matchup. I don’t think Bryan should’ve lost but a great match nonetheless. The heel turn was a pleasant surprising considering the upcoming Misticara vs. Hunicara feud.

I don’t want to discuss the Divas tag matchup simply because it was pointless. Sheamus vs. Khali was horribly booked but Sheamus dominated so I don’t have any complaints.

Randy Orton vs. Christian had another great matchup. Unsurprisingly, Orton won clean. The feud is finally over and I can’t say I enjoyed it as Christian was never booked strongly during it.

Mark Henry reiterated his dominance after destroying Randy Orton shortly after the finish. It was the best segment of the night considering it made us believe Henry can actually take the strap off of Orton.

I wanted to save the Triple H/Punk contract signing for last. It was a great segment that should’ve occurred on next weeks RAW.

I don’t understand the reasoning behind Nash’s involvement. To be honest, I wish the WWE would remove Nash from televised programming.

I give the show a C.

I don’t understand why Cody Rhodes wasn’t featured on the show. If the WWE is trying to use Cody to rejuvenate the Intercontinental Championship, he should he featured prominently on SmackDown.

NXT was a highlight show. I wont discuss it this week as the show revolved around former NXT contestants reaching super stardom.

WWE Superstars kicked off with a match that saw Ezekiel Jackson defeat Heath Slater. Typical Jackson/Slater matchup with Zeke winning after the torture rack.

Brodus Clay squashed another local star.

Boring.

Zack Ryder took on Tyson Kidd in a decent matchup. Long Island Iced Z picked up the win after the Rough Ryder. Matt Striker was almost as annoying as Michael Cole when he trashed Ryder. 

In the main event, John Morrison took on R-Truth. It was a good match that saw Truth getting the win after the Paydirt.

I have to get this off my chest.

Why is John Morrison on Superstars? Why is he jobbing to R-Truth? I don’t know what Morrison is doing to piss off WWE Creative.

He dumped Melina last week.

I don’t see any reason for his placement on a show nobody cares about.

I hate when guys are punished after dumping dramatic Divas who subsequently screw up their placement with the company.

Yes, this includes Drew McIntyre.

Overall: This was a horrible week for programming considering the brand extension is seemingly over. I understand why most guys are worried as the WWE now has the opportunity to shove Cena and Orton down our throats two times a week.

If this is a sign of things to come, I’d rather have the brand extension return.

WWE, Kevin Nash is NOT Good for Business

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SummerSlam 2011 can be described as a great pay per view match quality wise. From Punk/Cena to Orton/Christian, SummerSlam was definitely a great night for fans craving a plethora of great matches. While I observed numerous fans praise SummerSlam immensely, I couldn’t help but realize the events beginning to unfold.

As I watched Kevin Nash singly handedly derail the hottest WWE storyline in years, I automatically knew that this was a sign of things to come. The fact that Del Rio won the strap moments later cemented my theory and I began reminiscing on my early days as a WCW Fan.

You see, for whatever reason, Kevin Nash was given booking power backstage. Along with Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, and Hulk Hogan, Nash was instrumental in the downfall of World Championship. Aside from booking himself to end WCW’s biggest draw in Goldberg’s winning streak, Nash was one of those guys who wouldn’t let the NWO die.

As I’ve mentioned a thousand times before, the New World Order overran its course and the lack of storylines/angles eventually decimated the little interest fans had in the company.

It has been 2001 since WCW folded and the thought of Kevin Nash possibly gaining booking power makes me sick to my stomach. In case you didn’t know, Kevin Nash is the lowest drawing WWE/F Champion of ALL TIME. It seems as if the fans didn’t care for Diesel and his one dimensional wrestling/character.

It’s funny when you realize the fans didn’t even know who Kevin Nash was when he returned to RAW a few weeks back. The fact that the RAW rating dropped below a 3.0 signifies the fact that fans don’t care about Kevin Cash and the fact that CM Punk is going to be buried deeper than The Undertaker.

The WWE has done everything in its power to introduce Kevin Cash to the casual fans. They’ve mention WCW, NWO, and Nash’s past with Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Apparently, to no avail as Nash still gets almost zero reaction when he makes his “scary” diesel entrance.

If fans don’t care for Kevin Cash, what is the point of bringing him in to put over CM Punk? I don’t think defeating a 52 year old man who has almost never wrestled a great match would do anything for CM Punk.

What you need to realize is that Kevin Nash being involved in programming/booking is a BAD THING. Kevin Nash has always looked out for himself and has no intentions to aid the WWE. Big Daddy Cool is only doing this for the paycheck.

After learning Kevin Nash is physically unable to face CM Punk at Night of Champions, I felt as if Nash would be dropped from television while the CM Punk/Triple H feud boiled over. Unfortunately, Nash appeared on Super SmackDown, destroying CM Punk and shoving Triple H to the ground.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the WWE is teasing a possible return of the NWO. I must say, I cringed at the thought of another failed WWE stable (Nexus) and the resurrection of something that should’ve died years ago (NWO).

As I stated above, this is not good for business. Kevin Nash is not good for business.

This angle is losing steam with every passing week and if the WWE doesn’t realize this soon, they’re going to find themselves in a hole they won’t be able to climb out of.

Just take the Nexus angle for example.

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