Posts Tagged ‘Edge’

Smackdown [September 13, 2013]

September 13, 2013

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The Shield vs. The Usos with Dolph Ziggler bring the house down.

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09-07-11 RAW SUPERSHOW

January 9, 2012

Brodus Clay debuts again but flips the script, Jericho pulls another silent treatment and we get TWO Hall of Fame announcements!

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Smackdown Thoughts & Review [9. 16. 11]

September 16, 2011

Crap. Mark Henry got the latest laugh tonight. Does that mean what I think it means for Night of Champions? Also, Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara! Kaitlyn sighting! Edge comes back and so much more!

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08-14-11 WWE SUMMERSLAM 2011

August 14, 2011

Consistent night of match but predictable outcome in the biggest match…

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05-01-11 WWE EXTREME RULES REVIEW

May 1, 2011

No bullshit, just right into the first match…

Last Man Standing Match

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk

-Punk comes out with the New Nexus but we get an email… The GM is banning Nexus from ringside.

-match starts with both brawling but Orton is the first to get the advantage with a clothesline.

-on the outside Punk is whipped into the barricade.

-Orton pounds on Punk before hitting the European uppercut.

-Punk recovers then hits a knee drop, Orton turns the tides again and hits his own knee drop.

-Punk pulls the Singapore cane from under the ring and takes it to Punk at ringside. Punk pulls another from under the ring and takes the 2nd one to the chest of Orton then busts a Jedi pose. Haha

-Orton then takes the cane but Punk cuts him off with a spinning back kick before he can use it.

-belly to back suplex by Punk and we get the first count, Orton makes it up and hits Punk with the cane when Punk was coming off the ropes with a clothesline.

-Several hits to Punk with the cane and Orton with a couple of clotheslines.

-Orton goes for the horizontal DDT but Punk fights out and slingshots Orton into the exposed ring post… did see when this was exposed.

-Punk brings in a chair and wedges it before the 2nd and top rope.

-The exchange a series of counters teasing the G2S and the RKO before Orton throws Punk into the steel chair. Punk makes it up at 6.

-rolling powerslam at ringside by Orton, nice! Punk struggles but gets up at 8.

-Orton clears off the table but takes a stiff kick in the head. Orton makes it up at 8.

-belly to back by Orton onto the ringside barricade!! Punk is getting counted out but Orton picks him up and rolls him into the ring.

-RKO is deflected and Punk hits the G2S!!! ref is starting his count… he makes it up at 9!

-Punk brings the chair back in the ring and hits the side Russian leg sweep onto the chair! Count is started… Orton is up at 8 again.

-Punk sets up the chair again but Orton hits the RKO!!!! Ref counts!… Punk is up at 9 but rolls to the outside after barely standing.

-Orton clotheslines Punk over the barricade then goes to hit the horizontal DDT but Punk fights out and sends Orton into the ring post for another ref count as Punk yells for him to stay down.

-Punk puts Orton’s head in the chair and sends him into the right post again! Ref counts… Orton up at 9!

-Frustrated Punk takes Punk onto the table, Punk stands on it while he lifts Orton, he is going for the G2S but hits the RKO on the table which doesn’t break! Ouch. Ref count for Punk, he’s up at 8.

-Punk is down at ringside and Orton looks to punt him but Punk is up and hits the G2S on Orton using the steel steps instead of his knee! Ref counts while Punk takes the cane again… he’s up at 9.

-Punk rolls Orton into the ring and slowly climbs back into the ring, he is going to the top!

-Orton stops him with the other cane and is viciously hitting Punk in the back while he hangs from the top rope.

-Orton to the top, is he going for the RKO!?!?!

-RKO FROM THE TOP! Ref counts on both, Orton is trying to get to his feet… Orton up at 9 and Punk is counted out!

Winner: Randy Orton

 

More entertaining than I thought it was going to be but then again Punk was in the match so maybe I underestimated it. Nice build up to the highspots and kept them to a minimum to make them strong. Good shit to start the ppv.

Lawler heads to the back to prepare for his match leaving Booker and Josh on commentary.

Sheamus in the back with Teddy Long, he isn’t happy. We get the bonus match of Sheamus and Kofi in a tables match. Sheamus says he isn’t happy to be wrestling Kofi who’s not from the US and wants to see his birth certificate. Haha Long tells him no to worry about that shit since he might not be US Champ after tonight.

Tables match for the United States Title

Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston

-both start the match brawling hitting a series of kicks and punches.

-Kofi rolls to the outside and tries to set up a table at ringside but is cut off by Sheamus who takes the table and slides it back under the ring. haha

-Sheamus then pulls another table from the other side of the ring (weird) but Kofi cuts him off and sets up the table at ringside.

-Kofi sets up Sheamus on the table and goes to the ring apron but Sheamus rolls off the table and launches Kofi into the barricade.

-Sheamus pulls out another table and sets it up at ringside. He goes for the Celtic cross but Kofi rolls out of it.

-Sheamus rolls Kofi back into the ring and Sheamus is almost pushed into the table but instead hits the over the rope shoulder block.

-Sheamus brings a table into the ring and uses it to hit Kofi in the stomach.

-Sheamus picks up the table and drops it on Kofi a couple of times before standing on the table on Kofi’s chest.

-Sheamus sets up the table in the corner he takes Kofi’s head to it.

-Sheamus picks up Kofi to spine buster him into it but Kofi fights out and hits the stomp to the chest of Sheamus.

-Kofi almost sent into the table to Kofi straddles it.

-Kofi takes Sheamus and teases the suplexing Sheamus into it.

-Sheamus kicks Kofi to the outside but luckily Kofi clears the table.

-Sheamus sets up the table in the ring and moves it where he can use it off the ropes. He puts Kofi on the top rope and looks like he is going for a power slam but Kofi fights out.

-Sheamus teases the suplex to the outside onto the table but Kofi fights out and hits Trouble in Paradise sending Sheamus to the arena floor.

-Kofi heading to the top while Sheamus is over the table!….LEG DROP FROM THE TOP ROPE THROUGH THE TABLE!

Winner: Kofi Kingston wins the US Title

Short match but did a great job of teasing both going through the table. Ending was solid with Kofi coming off the top rope with the leg drop, good ppv so far I have to say.

Todd in the back with R-Truth, he’s asked about the match he got jipped out of… he isn’t happy that he isn’t on the show at all especially in the main event. He smells a conspiracy and tries to spell it but then doesn’t get all the way through and said he just turns something sad into something funny. Haha He says he can’t stand is a thief, getting his match stolen away by Morrison.

Country Whipping Match

Sir Michael Cole & Jack Swagger vs. Jerry Lawler & Jim Ross

-Cole comes out wrapped up in bubble wrap! Haha

-Cole gets on the mic before the match and goes off on his credentials again to drive the point that he isn’t scared on what he calls a “couple of hicks”. Cole then makes fun of Florida.

-Lawler starts off with Swagger but after getting hit with the strap he tags in Cole who no sells Lawler hitting him because of the wrap.

-Lawler takes Cole and takes off the wrap for the crowd pop.

-Cole tags in Swagger who takes Lawler down.

-Lawler sent into the corner post but he fights out and takes Swagger to the corner.

-Cole comes out of nowhere and straps Lawler but he no sells.

-Swagger sweeps the leg and locks on the ankle lock.

-JR causes the distraction which allowed Lawler to hit DDT.

-Tag to JR who whips Swagger in the back then puts on his own ankle lock!

-JR drags Cole into the ring and sends Cole into the ring post sloppy.

-Lariat clothesline from JR! haha

-JR whoops on Cole then puts on the ankle lock on Cole!

-Swagger tries to stop JR but gets a nut shot.

-Cole rolls up JR from behind for the three count.

Winner: Michael Cole and Jack Swagger

I have no words for this shit. That is all. You need to wrap this feud up god dammit!

LOE… Lack of Entertainment… and the cure is Over the Limit…. Riiiiiiiight.

Todd in the back with fucking John Cena. He hasn’t been champion since June 20th 2010. He lists all this shit he’s been through and goes into hokey fucking lines. He’s going to win the title tonight, blah blah fucking blah.

Falls Count Anywhere

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

-Cody comes out with two dudes who are handing out bags with face holes cut out. How have I missed this!? Haha

-Match starts off fast with Cody ending up on the outside and taking the leg scissors from Rey.

-drop kick by Cody at ringside for a two count.

-they fight up the ramp and Rey sends Cody head first into the graphics screen.

-Rey with the seated senton off the stage for a 2 count.

-they right into the crowd with Cody hitting the atomic drop onto the barricade for a 2 count.

-the move up the stairs while fighting.

-Cody with the boston crab in the stair railing! Dope!

-they end up now in the concession stands and Rey spears Cody into trash cans.

-Rey hits Cody with the top of the trash can for a 2 count.

-Flash kick from the concession stand for a two count.

-high cross body by Rey off the concession stand for a 2.

-they begin to fight back into the arena, down the stairs.

-hip toss by Cody to Rey sending him over the barricade.

-Rey sent head first into the steel steps for a 2 count.

-Cody brings Rey back into the ring but gets booted in the face and Rey hits another high cross body for another 2 count.

-Rey with the top with a spearing head butt!

-Rey sets up for the 619 but Cody cuts him off.

-Rey exposes his knee brace and tries to hit the guillotine leg drop but Cody moves.

-Alabama Slam by Cody for a 2 count.

-Cody puts Rey on the top rope but Rey fights out and sprays green mist ala Great Muta/Tajiri!!!!

-Rey hits 619 and the splash from the ropes for the win!

Winner: Rey Mysterio

Not usually a fan of matches that end up in the arena because they usually end where the live crowd isn’t so you miss that pop but this shit ended in the ring AND Rey spits green mist?! Fuck man!

Diva’s in the back when Layla comes in an says she apologizes to them if they’ve even done anything to them. Kelly says they like McCool less so good luck.

Cole is on commentary in his Cole Mine… great.

No DQ / Loser leaves WWE match

Michelle McCool vs. Layla

-McCool with the advantage hits a stiff kick to the head.

-Both fight to the outside and Layla takes the table to the stomach before getting rolled into the ring.

-Layla fights back and hits a dropkick for a 2 count.

-McCool hits a belly to belly for a 2 count.

-both on the outside again and McCool misses the stiff kick. The climb to the top of the barricade and McCool sends her off head first.

-back in the ring McCool takes shit but Layla hits the Diamond Dust for a 2 count.

-Layla break down and takes a kick to the chest.

-McCool goes for the Styles Clash but Layla fights out and hits a stiff neck breaker but McCool gets the leg on the ropes.

-another kick by McCool.

-Styles Clash to Layla…1…2… Layla with the reversal…1..2…THREEE! bye bye Michelle!!!

Winner: Layla

Both cry while Layla walks to the back, leaving McCool in the ring. The crowd gives Michelle as “nah nah nah nah good bye” chant. All of a sudden with get scary music and Kharma comes out!!!! She slowly walks to the ring while she eye fucks McCool. Kharma comes into the ring and McCool looks like she is going to shit herself. Kharma with the implant buster! She laughs but then gets all serious faced. The Diva’s in the back look like they just crapped themselves.

Rodriguez and Del Rio are practicing Del Rio being called World Champion in Spanish.

Ladder match for the vacant World Championship

Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio

-brawl from the start between the two.

-loud “lets go Christian” chant.

-ADR cuts Christian off from going to the outside to get a ladder, Christian returns the favor.

-elbow from the top by Christian who then slides to the outside to get a ladder, ADR meets him out there and sends him into the ring post.

-ADR takes a ladder and while holding it Christian hits the baseball slide onto him.

-Christian brings the ladder into the ring and starts to climb but is knocked off the ladder by ADR.

-ADR then climbs the ladder but Christian knocks it over. ADR lands on his feet and hits the flash kick.

-ADR sent to the outside but sweeps Christian’s legs while he was holding the ladder.

-Christian rolls to the outside and ADR sets up the ladder horizontally between the ring apron and announce table. They both tease spots with the ladder but the ladder makes it so far.

-ADR cuts Christian off the top but Christian lands on another ladder set up at ringside and hits the splash from it.

-ADR then cuts off Christian from climbing the ladder to the World Title.

-ADR sets up a ladder in the corner, once again they tease spots until ADR takes the flap jack onto the ladder.

-Christian takes the ladder to the shoulder of ADR which sends him to the outside. He then sets up the ladder to start his climb.

-Just as he gets close ADR throws a small ladder at Christan.

-ADR uses the small ladder to hit the arm breaker drop to the knees! Nice spot!

-ADR with the arm lock on Christian but he fights out only to have his arm slammed onto a ladder.

-Christian goes to the top but ADR stops him only to get hit with a hurricanranna.

-ADR teases suplexing Christian on the horizontal ladder but instead ADR takes back drop onto a ladder.

-Christian to the top with a ladder but ADR uses the ladder to hit a flash kick and Christian falls onto the ladder.

-ADR sets up the ladder and is trying to climb but Christian grabs his ankle, he’s fought off but Christian knocks the ladder over and ADR hits a kick again.

-Rodriguez hands ADR a ladder but it back fires.

-Christian in the ring sets up and hits the SPEAR!

-Christian sets up the ladder and starts to climb, ADR is up and pulls Christian through the ladder and ADR starts to climb while Christian is trapped. Finally Christian gets out and knocks the ladder over again.

-Christian now on the horizontal ladder while ADR climbs to the top rope, ADR tries to hit the elbow drop but Christian moves and ADR takes an ugly bump!

-Christian back in the ring and is starting to climb!!!!

-Brodus is in and takes the ladder out while Christian hangs! Brodus catches him but Christian Fights him off with the small ladder!

-ADR is back in and gets the arm breaker with the small ladder wrapped on Christian’s arm!

-ADR smiles while he goes to set up the ladder to climb to the top for the Title.

-crowd chants “we want Edge”.

-Edge shows up to distract ADR and Christian pushes over the ladder and ADR ends up falling to the outside onto Brodus and Rodriguez.

-Edge comes down and cheers on Christian who finally climbs up the ladder to become the NEW World Champion!!!!

Winner: Christian is the NEW World Champion!

 

Edge comes into the ring and hugs Christian to celebrate!

Good match with a lot of stiff hits. Really glad the WWE went with the storybook ending for this match. Solid moment watching both Edge and Christian hugging and celebrating.

Alex Riley in the back with The Miz. Riley isn’t happy to see Miz going into this steel cage match. Miz doesn’t want to hear about rematch and warns Riley never to do that shit again.

Lumber Jack match for the WWE Tag Team Titles

Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson vs. Kane and The Big Show

-Show and Barrett start off the match, big chops by Show. Tag to Kane.

-Stiff kick by Kane to a seated Wade who tries to run away but ends up back in the ring again.

-Wade throws Kane to the outside who gets beat on before getting thrown back in.

-Lariat clothesline from Jackson on Kane.

-Wade back in who makes a sloppy pin attempt.

-Jackson and Kane brawl and ends with a double clothesline.

-hot tag to Show and Wade but Show wins this exchange until Jackson pulls the top rope and Show ends up on the outside. They beat on hit and throw him back in.

-Jackson with a huge slam on Show.

-Wade goes for wasteland but Show hits the chokeslam for the win.

Winner: The Big Show and Kane

Jackson and Barrett don’t look happy with each other and a brawl breaks out on the outside while Show and Kane hit chokeslams on Slater and Gabriel.

A nothing match. They should have put Sin Cara and Tyson Kidd in this spot.

Steel Cage match for the WWE Title

The Miz vs. John Morrison vs. John Cena

-Miz tries to climb out but Morrison and Cena stop him and double team his ass hitting a flap jack on him.

-Morrison then takes out Cena with a series of moves.

-Cena takes down with the fisherman suplex but Morrison stops Cena then stops Miz from trying to get out of the cage.

-Cena goes for the AA on Miz but Miz grabs the cage and starts to climb.

-Miz and Cena fight on the top rope Cena gets a sloppy bulldog from the top rope.

-Cena goes into his same ol’ shit shoulder blocks on Morrison and hits the YCSM fist.

-SCF by Miz on Cena and Morrison is on the top of the cage which Miz runs up to stop him.

-Miz then tries to get over the top of the cage and not both Morrison and Miz fight from the top.

-Miz has his legs over the side of the cage.

-Cena is up on the ropes and Cena and Morrison hit a double suplex on Miz that looked ugly as fuck… Miz could be injured here! Way to fucking go Cena.

-Morrison is climbing the cage but Cena is up and trying to stop him.

-Miz takes a flash kick to the face.

-Morrison hits the old move Paul Birchill use to do on Cena, fuck what is then name of that move!?

-Morrison trying to get out again but Miz powerbombs Morrison into the cage!

-Miz is back up finally and hits the running kick to Morrison but gets locked in the STF.

-Miz asks for the door to be open and Miz is trying to crawl out.

-Cena then switches and tries to crawl out.

-Miz stops him and we’re all back in the ring and Morrison and Cena end up at the top of the cage.

-Miz is crawling out but Morrison kicks the door onto Miz!!!

-Morrison gets the nut shot on the steel door!

-Miz grabs his leg and pulls him back into the cage while Morrison fights off.

-Monkey flip by Cena to Morrison…!?

-DDT my Miz to Cena..1..2…2 2 1/2!

-Stiff running kicks by Miz to Cena.

-Miz uses Cena’s face like a cheese grader while Morrison is on the top of the cage. Miz runs over to grab him.

-Both fight at the top with Morrison keeping Miz in the ring.

-Cena is now up to stop Morrison but is kicked off.

-Morrison with starship pain off the top of the cage onto Cena and Miz and he starts to crawl for the door.

-the door is open and Truth is out and kicks Morrison’s head into the steel steps and comes into the cage to beat on Morrison.

-scissors kick by Truth onto Cena!

-Truth leaves Morrison laid out and then climbs the cage and over to the floor to show he could have won this shit.

-Miz comes too and looks around, he gets to his feet and starts to climb the cage, he is over the top but Cena is there to stop him again.

-Cena and Miz at the top fighting with punches.

-Miz ends up on the inside and now he is trying to keep Cena from climbing over.

-both end up fighting on the inside and Miz is trying to hit the SCF from the top but then Cena hits the STF from the top to with the fucking title.

Winner: John Cena

 

Sometimes I really hate the WWE… this is one of those times. Cena a 10 time champion, fuck you! Shitty end to what ended up being a good ppv for the most part.

Smackdown Thoughts & Review [4. 22. 11]

April 23, 2011

London, England

They replay bits and pieces of Edge’s retirement and highlights of Christian winning the Battle Royal to be the number one contender.

There’s a nice sign that reads: The WWE has lost its EDGE. Very cool.

The World Heavyweight Championship is hanging above the ring to hype the upcoming Ladder Match between Christian and Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules.

Cody Rhodes, with a paper bag mask in hand, walks out to the ring followed by a few guys rolling a cart filled with paper bags. He has a mic:

  • Rey Mysterio is hiding his fears and loathing thoughts for the fans behind his mask.
  • Rey is ashamed of himself.
  • The audience members are wearing masks as well. They’re envious of him and that their lives are miserable.
  • He offers a bag mask for the audience to wear.
  • He has his assistants pass the bags out to the crowd to cover their faces. Hilarious.

~ This is awesome. I could imagine bizarro crowds wearing these bags in support of Cody Rhodes in some arenas.


Rey Mysterio pins Cody Rhodes

  • Rey comes out in a sick black and orange colorway.
  • Rey hits a Seated Senton Press from the apron to the floor.
  • Huge 619 chant.
  • Cody stomps a mudhole in Rey in the corner.
  • Rey counters a powerbomb for a two count.
  • Cody counters a headscissors and turns it into a modifiend tilt-a-whirl Argentine backbreaker drop. Lovely.
  • Cody pushes Rey’s back into the steel post on the apron.
  • Cody dropkicks Rey in mid-air off the top for two.
  • Cody kicks Rey in the midsection while Rey was hanging on the top rope. He then threatens to hit the CrossRhodes but is countered with an inverse Victory Roll for the loss.
  • Cody and Rey fight after the match into the crowd and around the ring area.
  • Cody pulls off his finisher on the outside and places the paper bag over Rey’s head.

~ Great match. Cody and Rey have just as much chemistry as Rey did with CM Punk. The counters were great and the finish was a nice surprise. I look forward to seeing them feud for a few more months.

CUT TO THE BACK

  • The Corre argue over Wade Barrett getting eliminated by Justin Gabriel in last week’s Battle Royal.
  • Heath Slater talks about unity.
  • Ezekial says he’s their leader and the rest of the group look at him crazy.
  • They all pretend they’re messing with each other and hug it out.

~ Right. After being buried week after week does this faction still have legs? I’d say Ezekial can still make a run with some credibility but they’re going to have to push Barrett, Gabriel and Slater for a while to make them look formidable again.

They show LayCool at another therapy session. McCool continues to dog Layla. McCool then beats the hell out of Layla.

~ Really odd, violent and dysfunctional lesbian relationship undertones here. Not very PG, WWE!

TOOL is in the ring and I ain’t covering this.

Swagger taps out Trent Barreta

  • Swagger brutalizes Barreta.
  • Barreta gets some offense in.
  • Swagger counters a springboard into a powerbomb.
  • Ankle Lock. It’s over.

They show highlights of Big Show on the Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards.

Kane & Big Show defeat The Corre (Gabriel & Slater) and become the new WWE Tag Team Champions.

  • Kane and Show destroy Slater at the start.
  • Ezekial pushes Kane off the top rope. The Corre take advantage.
  • Show tosses Gabriel over the rope onto Ezekial.
  • Show hits a Chokeslam for a three count! NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPS!

~ This should have happened weeks ago. Show and Kane dominated from the start. I hope they keep the belts for a long time just to make things interesting. It will be fun seeing teams fail month after month. I think a title change around SummerSlam or the Survivor Series would be a nice underdog storyline when it finally happens depending on who beats them for the titles.

CUT TO THE BACK

  • Slater and Gabriel blame Ezekial for the loss. Ezekial tells Slater it’s his fault. Slater pushes Gabriel down.

Drew McIntyre pins Chris Masters

  • Masters wins the collar and elbow.
  • Drew gets the upper hand with strikes.
  • Short arm clothesline by Drew.
  • Masters with a Small Package for two.
  • Powerbomb by Masters for two.
  • Flying Shoulder Block by Masters off the second rope!
  • Drew counters a Masterlock by running up the turnbuckles.
  • Futureshock and it’s over.

~ Horrible. Masters did everything to impress and Drew gets the ‘W.’ I’ve been praising Drew lately for his ring work lately and he made Masters look gold here. That being said, I do not like his offense at all. Masters looked excellent here. I wonder if they’ll give him a mid-card push and second tier championship.

Intercontinental Championship
Wade Barrett pins Kofi Kingston

  • Kofi starts off with a flurry of strikes.
  • Ezekial accidentally clotheslines Barrett when Kofi moves out of the way.
  • Barrett tells Ezekial to go to the back.
  • Kofi gets out of the Wasteland but Barrett counters a Victory Roll and grabs on to the ropes for the win.

~ Decent match with a really odd finish. These two just didn’t click.

Alberto Del Rio’s party for Edge’s retirement

Gold balloons are around the black covered ring.

Alberto reveals different gifts:

  • A grandfather clock for Edge to watch his life tick away.
  • Depends diapers.
  • He brings out a fat chick pretending to be Lita.
  • ADR also reveals a walker and a scooter for the handicapped.

EDGE comes out! Huge crowd pop!

  • Edge says that he RSVP’d him on Facebook.
  • Edge clowns on ADR’s contingent in the ring.
  • ADR sends Broadus Clay to get Edge.
  • Christian attacks Clay from behind with a ladder.
  • Christian and ADR brawl around the ring with ladders.
  • Christian climbs the ladder in the middle of the ring and grabs the title.
  • Edge and the crowd applaud.

End of show.

~ The crowd popped huge for the Lita entrance but was deflated when they saw the obese chick. That was unfortunate but perhaps it sent the WWE a message that people still have interest in seeing Lita. People forget that Lita was just as accomplished in the ring as Trish.

Cool segment to set up the PPV main event. This is the perfect time to give the crowd what they want which is Christian gaining the World Heavyweight Championship. Hopefully, the WWE took note of the crowd’s reaction and book accordingly. I’ll cross my fingers.

*pictures courtesy of wwe.com

Lance Storm on Edge

April 16, 2011

Lance Storm has Edge in a Half Crab. via StormWrestling.com

From StormWrestling

Lance Storm writes a touching tribute to his recently retired friend, Edge. You can read the whole commentary here. Here’s a brief excerpt:

Before I wrap this up I will add a few personal notes, from my career with Edge, because Edge was a huge part of my time in WWE. We first met in 1995 working one of Tony Condello’s Winnipeg “Death Tours”, so when I arrived in WWE in 2001, we became friends pretty quick. We were travel partners on the road and so many of my WWE firsts involved my good friend.

My first WWE PPV match was at the Invasion PPV where Mike Awesome and I teamed up to face Edge and Christian. My first and only WWE singles match on PPV was at Summer Slam 2001 where I lost the Intercontinental Title to Edge. My debut match at New York’s Madison Square Garden was my infamous 1:08 match with Edge where I failed in my attempt to regain the IC Title. My first WWE World Tag Team title run came when Christian and I defeated Edge and Hulk Hogan at Vengeance 2002.

*picture courtesy of StormWrestling.com

Smackdown Thoughts & Review [4. 15. 11]

April 15, 2011

They open with a video tribute to Edge’s career and retirement.

Albany, NY

Ricardo Rodriguez is in the ring and introduces Alberto Del Rio.

ADR comes out in a classic white 1950 Rolls Royce.

  • He talks about Edge’s great career and everything he has accomplished.
  • He talks about how the ring was his passion, life and love.
  • He never wanted to gain the World Heavyweight Championship like this.
  • ADR thinks it’s fair for Edge to give the World Heavyweight Championship to him.

Teddy Long comes out.

  • Long says no one will be presenting him with anything.
  • Teddy says there will be a 20-man over the top battle royal to determine who will face ADR at Extreme Rules for the title.
  • ADR says he’s glad that he forced Edge to retire and that he hurt him.
  • Teddy tells ADR to shut up. Moded!

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Jim Ross on Edge’s retirement

April 13, 2011

From JR’s Place

In his latest blog offering, Good ol’ Jim Ross shares his feelings on Edge’s retirement. He also discusses his upcoming match tagging with Jerry Lawler at Extreme Rules, TOOL Cole dissing his BBQ sauce, the latest fiasco involving Jesse “the Body” Ventura and a lot more thoughts on Edge. He’s a small excerpt:

Edge’s retirement this past Monday on Raw was a shocking surprise. I had no idea that it was going to happen even up until the time Edge came to the ring and gave us the emotional news. There are no wrestlers in the business that I respect more as a performer and a man than I do Adam Copeland aka Edge. When I signed him in the 90’s, he was a lanky, over achieving kid who simply wanted to live his dream of making it onto the WWE Roster. He and Christian were like brothers and both fed off the other in the ring as they each worked diligently every day to improve their game. I honestly can’t remember a single day when Adam Copeland ever did anything to disappoint me or cause our department or company any problems.

Edge has a brilliant mind, a kind soul, patience, and would be a great teacher, producer, broadcaster, scout, or whatever task he may want to undertake in WWE. I look for Edge to take some much needed time away from the business and enjoy the North Carolina mountains and his dogs that he loves so much. He deserves no less than to return to WWE in whatever role that creates a win/win for Edge and the company but only whenever Edge is ready to re-engage.

Edge’s final speech after Tuesday’s Smackdown tapings

April 13, 2011

From nrmodest’s youtube –

The Smackdown roster gave Edge a proper send off after the Smackdown tapings Tuesday night.