Posts Tagged ‘Wade Barrett’

Smackdown Thoughts & Review [3. 4. 11]

March 4, 2011

First off I want to apologize for no Smackdown Review last week. No excuses. I just didn’t make time within my busy schedule. Also, this review was not written under the influence of a dangerous drug known as…Charlie Sheen.

The Cleve

Edge comes out to the ring and grabs a mic.

  • Edge discusses Alberto Del Rio and Drew McIntyre interrupts him.
  • Edge throws him over the rope.
  • Teddy Long comes out and makes it a match.

Edge defeated Drew McIntyre via tapout

  • Drew started off strong but was stopped with a Spear out of nowhere.
  • Edge slaps on the Figure 4 Edgelock/Edge-u-cator for the sub.

~Cool. I’ve been wanting to see Edge bring that finisher back from back in the day. It’s a great finishing hold and I hope we never see the end of it.

Dashing Cody Rhodes comes out in a Rey Rey mask over his Richard Hamilton mask.

  • DCR talks about his actions last week.
  • He challenges Rey to a match at Wrestlemania.
  • He says he’s going to pull Rey’s mask off and show the world the damage he has done.


The Borre approach Kane and remind him of how they helped him defeat ‘Taker at Buried Alive. Kane says he didn’t need their help.

The Borre defeat Cobrazlov (Santino and Vladimir Kozlov)

  • Santino was rallying to pin Slater but Slater was pulled to safety.
  • Naughty Borre hijinks occurred, Santino was distracted and was eventually pinned by Heath Slater.

–Typical Nexus/Borre affair with distraction upon distraction until Santino gets caught with Slater’s finisher and the Borre wins. I must add that the Cobra is on the same level of heat that the Worm and the People’s Elbow got. I think that’s awesome.

Undertaker is in the ring. He grabs a mic.

  • The greatest of men need to know their limits.
  • They need to know when they come across a mountain that they can’t climb.
  • Undertaker is that mountain and HHH is great but he won’t kill the streak.
  • He plays no games and that he’s the Last Outlaw.

–Typical bad assery from ‘Taker. I popped just as hard as I did for Rock’s pre-taped promo on Raw. ‘Taker doesn’t have to get all huffy and puffy to get his point across.

They show a video package about the WWE’s signing of Mistico/Sin Cara.

–I think it’s a great way of getting people excited for Sin Cara’s debut. How awesome is the WWE hype machine? For one wrestler they can go full on Sports Entertainment like the 2/21/11 campaign and for Sin Cara, they go with a legit sports press conference that generates just as much excitement.

LayCool defeat Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez

  • Beth dominated Layla for the most part until McCool ran in and kicked Beth’s head with the loaded boot.

–It was what it was. Layla’s hot. That is all.

Big Show and Kane battle to a no contest.

  • Kane and Show double clotheslined each other.
  • Barrett came down with the Borre and gave Kane a chair.
  • Kane smacked Show with the chair and the Borre came in a attack Show.
  • Out of nowhere – Kane killed Gabriel with the chair?!?

–Cool. Kane’s face turn. I’ll take it. It gives Ezekial more big men to go over on his way to his first major championship and overall push.

They show the HBK interview from RAW hyping HHH vs. Undertaker.

Jack Swagger came out to the ring so Little Tool can cut a promo.

  • Cole spit about how Swagger is training him etc. etc.

–Jesus. Little Tool really makes it difficult to watch wrestling these days. Seriously. Cole actually makes me miss Mike Adamle.

Jack Swagger defeats JTG via tapout

  • Swagger hit a few Swagger bombs and then slapped on the ankle lock for the win.

–Shorter than Dolph Ziggler’s World Title Reign. JTG is KoKo B. Ware for the PG Era.

Contract Signing for the World Heavyweight Title match at Wrestlemania

  • Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio.
  • ADR introduced himself.
  • Rodriguez started singing the Mexican National Anthem but was interrupted with Edge’s entrance.
  • Edge and ADR stared each other down.
  • Teddy Long pleaded with them to make this contract signing the first ever signing on Smackdown that doesn’t end in chaos. ~ Ha! That made me laugh.
  • Edge talked about how ADR doesn’t know what it feels like to wrestle on the grandest stage of them all.
  • ADR blew it off.
  • Edge said ADR is just going to be another flash in the pan that he makes famous for one night.
  • ADR responds and said that the moment he signs the contract it will be the beginning of the end for Edge.
  • Edge paused before he signs the contract and a HUGE “Let’s go Edge” chant broke out.
  • Edge refers to Teddy’s plea for a drama-free contract signing and suggests that it’s not going to happen. Teddy runs out of the ring in a hurry. ~ Hilarious!
  • Edge hit ADR with an impaler and set ADR up for the DDT. Rodriguez interrupted the Spear and ADR got the upperhand and locked on the Cross Arm Breaker.
  • ADR threw a nose-bloodied Edge outside and threatened to obliterate his arm with a steel chair.
  • Christian came out to play Captain Save-a-Ho and beat up on ADR.

End of Show

~Good contract signing segment. People can go gaga over ‘Taker vs. HHH all they want, ADR vs. Edge is the match I’m looking forward to see.

This was a prime example of a good balance of promos, interviews, video packages and wrestling. This show pushed all the stories and feuds along without going light on the wrestling.

For myself, the most interesting segment of the show was Kane’s face turn. If there’s any wrestler who’s due for a character change it’s Kane. This opens up new feuds between himself and the new heels of the company, specifically Ezekial. I’m thinking Show and Kane will face off against Barrett and Ezekial at Wrestlemania. It’s a shame because I think everybody wanted to see a Borre vs. Nexus encounter at Wrestlemania in some form.

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Smackdown 600th Episode Thoughts & Review [2. 18. 11]

February 18, 2011

600th Episode!

They show clips from yesteryear and hype the huge 12-man tag team main event.

They also hype some New World Title Coronation for Dolph Ziggler. Huh?


Smackdown Thoughts & Review [2. 11. 11]

February 11, 2011

They show a video package recapping how Kelly Kelly saved Edge’s World Title but then got fired. Drama, son!

Green Bay, WI

Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio!

It looks like a fiesta in the ring with red balloons and red roses. Alberto grabs a mic.

  • He’s the winner of the biggest Royal Rumble in history.
  • He says he has a lot of love in his heart. He loves his cars, Mexico etc.
  • He loves Destiny the most and that Destiny loves him.
  • He says that unlike Aaron Rodgers, ADR doesn’t have to pretend to be World Heavyweight Champion.

Kofi comes out with a mic.

  • Kofi says that he knows about the past and how ADR beat him with a kendo stick.
  • Kofi says that right now it’s about ADR and him.

Kofi rushes the ring with a Kendo Stick.


Smackdown Thoughts & Review [2. 4. 11]

February 5, 2011

Uniondale, NY

They show a Wrestlemania piñata hanging over the ring.


Booker T comes out wearing an extremely fly suit.

They introduce him as a member of the Smackdown announce team. Awesome!

Spinaroonie is in full effect and I am officially marking out like a Cenatard in purple!


Smackdown Thoughts & Review [1. 21. 11]

January 21, 2011

Tulsa, OK

The Smaxxus come out to the ring and introduce themselves. Wade calls his new band of hooligans ‘The Borre’. He says there’s no leader and that the group is not about him but about them all as a collective.

  • Teddy Long comes out and says they’re not going to pull that RAW nonsense on his show.
  • Ezekial says they can take Smackdown to a whole new level.
  • Long says they better play by the rules or leave. Holla playa.

Alberto Del Rio comes out! I’m a mark for Del Rio…but you already know that. He has a mic:

  • He emphatically introduces himself to the Bore.
  • Smackdown is his show and he’s the man who’s going to win the Royal Rumble because it’s his destiny.

–Interesting start because it’s almost a tweener turn for Alberto. He’s basically standing up to what may be the biggest heel collective on Smackdown yet he’s still arrogant as ever. The funny thing is that he owns them in every aspect of the game, from promos to in-ring talent. Hopefully, they’ll figure out a way for ADR to give The Bore the rub.

It was also nice to see Teddy Long show some balls. It would prove to be fascinating if they follow through and have The Bore dominate with clean victories and without the heelish and unfair beatdowns.


Smackdown Thoughts & Review [1. 14. 11]

January 14, 2011

[*UPDATE: 2 GIFS added after the jump]

Birmingham, AL

Ricardo Rodriguez announces Alberto Del Rio. Rodriguez is gold as usual right before he speaks on the mic.

Alberto Del Rio grabs the mic:

  • ADR reiterates that it’s his destiny to win the Royal Rumble.
  • He calls Shawn Michaels a dog.
  • He says he will be known as the new Mr. Wrestlemania.

R-Truth comes out with a mic:

  • Truth says ADR has lost his mind.
  • He calls ADR ‘Poncho’ and says he has a very creepy ring announcer.
  • Truth says that ADR can’t win the Royal Rumble because he has fancy cars.


Smackdown Thoughts & Review [1. 7. 11]

January 7, 2011

[Update. Warning –  very GIF heavy after the jump!]

Tuscon, AZ

The announcing team is Matt Striker, Mathews and Toolbox.



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.


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

December 16, 2010

John Cena vs. Wade Barrett (Chairs Match)


Catch Science: Daniel Bryan (Part 1)

December 6, 2010

Daniel Bryan vs. Kaval
FCW January 2010

I doubt I’ll do this every Monday but since Daniel Bryan wrestles on Raw I thought I’d occasionally give some thoughts on various matches throughout his career. Today’s Daniel Bryan match took place in January this year. Video and thoughts after the jump. Enjoy.