Well, if I type quickly, I might get this published before the show airs…spoilers, if so…
I love my WWE heels, as you know, and a ladder match for a World Heavyweight Championship contract contested by Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro makes me a very happy woman.
Except – who am I supposed to want to win? Or perhaps more importantly, who’s supposed to be the good guy?
Barring anything interesting happening on Smackdown (I mean, seriously, this seems unlikely), something is going to have to happen during the match itself, surely.
So what will it be?
How can you not be looking forward to 2013 when this is the image WWE are kicking off the New Year with? (Spoiler alert!) 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.
I’m very impressed with the acting skills on show in the WWE so far this year. Mostly the Superstars are perfecting expressions of confusion and bewilderment, and putting them to good use.
So, for your enjoyment and amusement, here are a few of my favourite “are you freakin’ KIDDING me?” faces from recent WWE programming. (Click the images to enlarge.)
Obviously, the arrival of the Funkasaurus Brodus Clay has triggered several.
We’ll start with his first victim. Here’s Curt Hawkins!
Yes, this MUST be the year that William Regal finally pulls together his United Kingdom stable. And it simply makes sense that he’ll manage Wade Barrett in an attempt to overthrow of his former protege Daniel Bryan’s World Heavyweight title reign.
WWE ’12 is just a teaser and a tryout.
If the rumours about Randy Orton’s injury are true, then surely Barrett is next in line for the championship picture, where he can heel it up to his heart’s content (with his jacket). It all falls into place. Regal – get on it.
Here’s Regal v Bryan from Superstars in the UK this autumn:
Every Friday night for the past few months, Twitter has exploded when Barrett has walked out to the Smackdown ring.
He’s my favourite kind of heel – the smug, superior Englishman who has the skills and charisma to back up his boasts. The consensus among fans is that the Corre dragged on for too long – much as the script tried to argue that the quartet were equal, everyone knows it was a vehicle for Barrett, but it started to hold him back. Now as a singles wrestler, he is apparently getting a fair opportunity at his well-deserved time in the spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »