Well, if I type quickly, I might get this published before the show airs…spoilers, if so…
I wasn’t going to stay up to watch Wrestlemania (and indeed I went to sleep long before the end), but I was delighted to see that the first match (not counting the sadly predictable and depressing pre-show) was Sheamus, Big Show and Randy Orton v The Shield.
Call me a smark (most people do), but I’m loving seeing these boys progress to the WWE’s showcase events. Read the rest of this entry »
Ugh. Wrestlezone are reporting that Wade Barrett’s injury incurred after Elimination Chamber is more serious than initially thought, meaning he’ll be out for several months.
It also means there’ll be no Money in the Bank at Wrestlemania, because Barrett was booked to win that.
And it also means that poor Barrett is taking a break from Twitter.
I am done with Twitter for now. See you in a few months.
— Wade Barrett (@WadeBarrett) March 2, 2012
This saddens me hugely. Although it would have been great to have Barrett involved in storylines while unable to compete, they won’t let him sit on commentary for four months or think up another angle for him to be involved in.
So that means we will be without Barrett, his coat and his fabulous heelery for the next quarter of a year. (For this, I blame Big Show.)
Get well soon, Wade.
That title consists of a series of words I never thought I’d type in that order.
Hands up who was expecting Bryan to be the first Money in the Bank briefcase winner to cash in and lose?
Sure, I’m a little bit disappointed that he didn’t wait for Wrestlemania (although not so much that I’ll repeatedly misuse the word “hypocrite”, like Michael Cole), but this was awesome.
And it’s mostly awesome because it happened at Big Show’s expense: he was the one who was trying to persuade Bryan a few weeks ago to cash in on Mark Henry, because it doesn’t matter when you take your opportunity as being a world champion is more important than anything. Let’s hope that Show’s two-minute-long title reign gave him a lot of happiness.
If I’ve got my calculations correct, we’ve got six matches coming up on tomorrow’s WWE Tables Ladders Chairs pay-per-view. (No Divas match – girls aren’t allowed in TLC any more, and that’s probably just as well. Can you imagine the havoc Alicia Fox would wreak?)
So which of the following – if any – are you most looking forward to?
Did you enjoy that main event between Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry, in the world’s shoddiest steel cage? (Honestly, I’m fairly sure Bryan could have got out through the gaps around the turnbuckles.)
Well, tough! Because our next title match will be in three weeks’ time! At our next pay-per-view, TLC! And it’ll be between Henry and the Big Show. Again. As it was at Survivor Series; and at Vengeance.
Which leads me to ask: Read the rest of this entry »
I’m in Birmingham ready for Monday night’s WWE Smackdown arena show, and by coincidence I’ll also be going to New Scene Wrestling’s show at the Digbeth Irish Centre tomorrow evening.
So, looking at the cards, which main event would you rather see? Bear in mind that it’s £12 for guaranteed front-row seats at the Irish Centre, and £50-odd for bog-standard positions at the LG Arena.
Vote now! And if you’re heading off to any of the WWE shows, let me know what matches you saw and what you thought of it altogether.
Anyone else slightly troubled by Smackdown’s bizarre time-travelling escapades last week? As Big Show returned, he told us that he’d been out of action for four months; Mark Henry reiterated that Show had joined the Hall of Pain four months ago.
At this point I began counting up on my fingers to verify the truth of these statements. But then WWE did the work for me by reminding me that it all happened at Money in the Bank, which was on Sunday July 17.
Dudes, that’s not even three months ago. What possible purpose can it serve to lie about that – and in such a half-assed way? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.