Posts Tagged ‘Nexus’

01-03-11 WWE RAW REVIEW

January 3, 2011

The show starts with a recap of Cena, Nexus and CM Punk from last week. They cut to Michael Cole who explains that Cena wont be at the show and bring up his possible injury at the house show. He puts over the WWE Title match which is starting off the show and how “rare” it is for the WWE Title to be defended on RAW. Cool to put over this match but so not true. I kind of like this recap intro thing Cole just did.

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The Punk Effect

December 28, 2010

I’ve had a night to think about this, trying not to get too excited about what a Punk ran Nexus could be. Obviously all of my problems with this point to one thing… the WWE.

The Nexus was the best surprise of 2010 and if it was done properly, it could have ranked up there with classic WWE moments. But in true WWE fashion, they have taken the fear out of Nexus by having one man (John Cena) take out the group single handedly. As you all know, I have not been a fan of how this has been carried out since Cena’s “firing”, basically for all the reasons CM Punk stated on RAW last night. Hearing Punk list off all the wrong things with Cena’s “firing” was awesome and a little part of me hopes he had something to do with this angle.

In thinking about the new Nexus direction, here are the things I pondered…

– If Punk is in control, where does that leave Wade Barrett and his power struggle with David Otunga. Not that I want to see a Otunga vs. Barrett feud but that did seem like that is where this was all going.

– Will the WWE actually get behind this and not fuck this up like they did the SES. Yeah, I understand Serena’s release was more because of her own doings but Gallows & Mercury were team players and still got the boot. Both more talented than most Nexus members.

– This does keep Nexus alive but then again it keeps them attached to Cena which makes the group one dimensional.

– Where will this leave Nexus in the long run when the Punk vs. Cena feud is over?

Ultimately I want this to work and think it could be good IF the proper work is put into it and establishes Punk as the true leader now. Also I think its important for them to have Punk send out Nexus to feud with other people, possibly picking up titles along the way giving Nexus more to do than just be Punk’s backup band in the Cena show.

I’m hopeful the WWE will do this right but also gun shy to get fully behind it. If Punk does have input in this, this could really work but the WWE has to trust him. The guy is a true talent and giving him a little artistic freedom like they’ve been letting him do on commentary could be the kick in the ass this company needs. Its been a rough decade for the WWE and taking chances is all they have in their court at the moment.

12-27-10 WWE RAW REVIEW

December 27, 2010

Last RAW of the year and the decade, let’s see if they actually try to end with a bang… but most likely not.

Not a good start, at least for me personally when you start a show with John Cena. He makes “jokes” about the shit that happened last week when CM Punk jumped his ass. We get a “CM Punk” chant, awesome. Cena finally admitted slighting Punk and spilling his soda. What an asshole, soda’s are not inexpensive! Geez! Cena then calls Punk out.

Punk calls Cena thoughtless, heartless and dishonest. Punk says this goes way farther than a spilled soda. Punk brings up his speech about going away and being a man of his word but instead he kept showing up. He then says Cena’s word is worthless. Punk then brings up what he did to Barrett at the ppv with the steel chairs. Punk brings up Cena ending Batista’s career. He calls Batista his friend… interesting. He brings up Cena name calling Vicki. Cena gets defensive about Batista then goes to make fun of Cole and himself. Punk says Cena isn’t funny. He said he is standing up to him and his bowlshit. Punk says this will all stop. Cena wants to settle this right now. Punk calls him predictable and how this is happening under his terms and how HE will call Cena out. Punk has a surprise…? Hmm.

Punk was solid here and its very interesting how all of a sudden the faces are doing more heel tactics like all the shit Punk called Cena out on and Punk (the heel) is the man of reason.

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12-19-10 WWE TLC REVIEW

December 19, 2010

It is the date of my birth and there is nothing more than I would want to do but to be here reporting on this… is that sad? 😉

Video package starts of f the show with a rock version of a Christmas song that I cant name. It was cool.

Three man team tonight with Cole, Striker and Lawler and we are starting with the IC title match.

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TLC Preview: John Cena faces Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match

December 16, 2010

John Cena vs. Wade Barrett (Chairs Match)

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12-13-10 WWE RAW SLAMMY AWARDS REVIEW

December 13, 2010

Another 3 hour show and right off the bat… fucking Michael Cole is back with CM Punk and Jerry Lawler. Lawler and Cole bicker off the bat.

David Arquette is brought out and intro’d as Former WCW Champion… he said he was the best champion… sigh. Fool goes on about how he should have won an award for Ready to Rumble… this is going to be a looong night.

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12-06-10 WWE RAW REVIEW

December 6, 2010

The show starts off with Punk and Lawler on commentary. Punk compliments Lawler on his match last week. Michael Cole then shows up on the stage and wants to explain himself for what he did last week. He calls last week traumatic and how he was hurt by the letters he got. He said he will not apologize for supporting The Miz.

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11-29-10 WWE King of the Ring RAW REVIEW

November 29, 2010

Show starts with a recap of Barrett vs. Orton… which then turns into Miz vs. Orton with Miz cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase and winning the title. Oh yeah John Cena stuff too… Still annoyed the way they did that. You have Cena cut an emotional promo only for it not to mean shit when Cena shows up and costs Barrett the title. This is why no one believes your “fired” angle and figures Cena will be back sooner than later.

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11-22-10 WWE RAW REVIEW

November 22, 2010

Wade Barrett lead Nexus to the ring, the crowd is giving them shit from the get go before Barrett could say a word. This crowd is hot and wont let him get in a word. He finally says he didn’t have a fighting chance since Cena had already made up his mind that he wasn’t going to win the title last night.

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Survivor Series Thoughts & Review

November 21, 2010

United States Champion Daniel Bryan submits Ted DiBiase

Lights went out for a moment.

Loved the early chain wrestling from Bryan in the beginning. Nice counter to Dibiase’s leap frog with a quick boot. Huge axe handle by DiBiase from the top turnbuckle to Bryan’s head on the ring apron. Really cool and effective leg trip by DiBiase.

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