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Extreme Rules

Extreme rules got off to an exciting start with the match Randy Orton VS Kane.   The moment the bell rang Kane took the fight to Orton, but Orton was ready for it.  Blow for blow they went at each other.  Fans were given a close up view as the fight went from the ring into the crowd and later backstage where for a while Kane was in full control.  Randy managed to fight his way back into the game and  they fought their way back into the ring  where Randy unleashed on Kane with a steel chair, then slammed him on the announce table.  Kane countered slamming Randy into the steel post at ringside.  Randy recovered and dropped Kane from the top rope.  He went for the RKO but Kane countered delivering a choke slam to Orton.  Kane went for the tombstone but Orton countered with a RKO to win the match.

Brodus Clay VS Dolph Ziggler

An early distraction from Jack Swagger took Brodus came off his game.  Ziggler of course capitalized sending Clay out of the ring where he was attacked by Swagger.  However despite Swagger interference and his attack on Clay outside of the ring, Brodus Clay was able to fight his way back into the match and defeat Ziggler.

 Cody Rhodes VS Big Show

In this tables match Big Show was in full control of the match tossing Cody around.  It seemed pretty certain that The Big Show was going to win the match.  However in a bizarre twist Big Show was kicked by Cody when he attempted to enter the ring, he lost his footing and stepped on the table, breaking it.  Cody won the match taking back The Intercontinental Championship.  The Big Show out of frustration put Cody through not one,  but two tables.

Sheamus VS Daniel Bryan

YES, YES, YES Sheamus is still the World Heavy Weight Champion!  Bryan went in for the fight of his life with one goal in mind, to win back his World Heavyweight Championship which he lost at Wrestlemania.  When Sheamus injured his shoulder Bryan quickly got to work on it.  For a while it seemed the odds were in Bryan’s favor.  Sheamus won the first round by disqualification.  Bryan then applied the Yes Lock and won the second fall by submission.  Despite his injuries Sheamus was able to deliver a kick to Bryan’s head which won him the match.  Who is Bryan going to blame this time for his loss.  He can’t blame it on AJ this time around!

C.M. Punk VS Chris Jericho

Jericho came out looking rather smug, he distracted the referee by holding on to him and took the opportunity to poke Punk in the eye.  Punk tried to put Jericho through a table but Jericho countered.  For a while Jericho was in  control and he took the opportunity to taunt Punk’ Jericho started celebrating too soon throwing beer all over Punk.  But Punk took the fight back to Jericho.  The match went back and forth near fall after near fall.  Jericho gave Punk the Codebreaker then went for the Walls of Jericho.  Punk was in trouble in the middle of the ring with nowhere to go but he refused to tap out.  Punk’s only way out was to use a fire extinguisher to momentarily blind Jericho and made him release his hold.  Punk then went extreme jumping from the top rope, putting Jericho through the announce table. Punk put a submission hold on Jericho.  Jericho used a stick on Punk to fight his way out.  He once again gave Punk the Codebreaker but Punk managed to kick out.  A frustrated Jericho began shouting at Punk to stay down.He tried to use one of Punk’s moves against him but Punk countered throwing Jericho against the exposed turnbuckle and finished with the Go to Sleep.   He defended his family’s honor and retained his title.

Cena VS Lesnar 

The moment the match began Lesnar too kit to Cena using his elbow to cut Cena’s head open starting off with a psychological advantage over Cena.  He knew he was in control and spent his time working on the wound.  If Lesnar thought Cena would go down without a fight that is where he went wrong.  Busted head or not Cena was not going to wave any white flag.  He was hurt he was in pain but it was no retreat, no surrender.  Cena fought his way back into the match, he showed Lesnar what he was made of.  He showed him he was no quitter.   Cena evened the score by busting Lesna’s head open.  Cena took the upperhand after that and in true Cena form,  won the match.

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Friday Night Smackdown

Friday Night Smackdown was anything but exciting.  Should we be surprised; the man who claims to be Mr Excitement doesn’t have a clue what the word ‘Excitement’ means.  The Daniel Bryan / AJ drama needs to come to an end and someone rewrite the script.  There is nothing cool about him playing the jerk of a boyfriend who continues to publicly humiliate his ex-girlfriend.  AJ plays the part of a girl who lacks both self-respect and self-esteem.  She makes women in general look stupid!  Can’t figure out where Natalya comes  in the whole scenario, but more power to her for not retaliating when AJ tried to vent her frustration on her.

The Cody Rhodes and Big Show feud continues.  Cody interference in the match between the Big Show and Alberto Del Rio resulted in Del Rio picking up the win.  Give Del Rio credit, he is a great wrestler; but is it me or does it appear that most of the matches he has won there is always some outside interference?

 

Ryback is being portrayed as a tough wrestler.  The problem with this picture is that his opponents are always the guys he can demolish with one blow.  So far he has not been given any real competition.  Who wants to pay to see a match which is only going to last a few seconds and you know who the winner is going to be even before the bell rings.  Come on that’s boring!

The tag team match between Usos and Darren Young and Titus O’Neil was a well contested match.  Both Darren and Titus show that they are ready for Friday Night Smackdown.  They worked well together and won the match against the Usos.

The match of the night was a six man tag team match seeing The Great Khali, Randy Orton and Sheamus on one team and Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry on the other.  The Great Khali was taken out of the equation by Cody Rhodes before the match even got off to a start.  The Great Khali wrestling days may be coming to a close as it is obvious is knees don’t hold up that well.  Cody’s celebration was cut short when the Big Show whom he had kicked in the head earlier, causing him to lose his match, came out to replace Khali.   It was a back and forth match which finally ended with Randy giving Mark Henry the RKO to pick up the win for his team.

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Friday Night Smackdown

John Laurinaitis is now General Manager of both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.  Not surprisingly he has started to abuse his power.  He offered Teddy Long a job then threatened to suspend his grandchildren education fund if he did not accept.  That is sinking a bit low.  Mess with the man all you want but when it comes to children’s education, you don’t mess with that.  He should be ashamed he even said that for the world to hear.  He is talking about people power, giving the people what they want but what he is displaying is Johnny’s power, getting even with the  people who supported Teddy Long.

He has already threatened C M Punk and tonight R Truth was his first victim on Friday Night Smackdown when he was placed in a handicap match with David Otunga and the world’s strongest man Mark Henry.  I do hope good sense will prevail and he will focus more on pleasing the people rather than pleasing himself.

Randy Orton redeemed himself after his loss at Wrestlemania by beating Kane in a No Disqualification Match.  It was a tough fight going back and forth but in the end Randy managed to pull off a RKO which won him the match.  No doubt Kane is going to want to return the favor.  We are going to see how this one goes.

Tonight Daniel Bryan displayed to the world that he really is a jerk.  I am not surprised that he blames AJ for his loss at Wrestlemania, sharing none of the blame himself.  As far as he was concerned it was all her fault. If he had won he of course would have taken full credit.  It comes as no surprise also that he would publicly humiliate her by dumping her in public, he never did care much about her in the first place, but calling her dead weight and shouting at her to get out of his ring?  That was taking it a bit far.

Big Show continued his winning streak by defeating Heath Slater.  He attempted a cat and mouse game with with Cody, however Cody got away.   Alberto De Rio returned to Friday Night Smackdown and was able to manipulated his way into winning the match causing Sheamus to lose his temper and attack the referee.  This of course will not go down well for Sheamus.

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Wrestlemania 28 Results

Well the big day has come and gone.  For some it was filled with moments of triumph, for others disappointment.  Some left happy, others left sad.  There was no denying, it was an electrifying, fun-filled, exciting event.  So how should I start off?   “YES! YES! YES!” or should it be” NO! NO! NO!”   At least that is what Daniel Bryan should now be shouting after losing his title to Sheamus in a match which lasted only eighteen seconds; one of the shortest matches in WWE history.  I guess he learned the hard way never to turn your back on your opponent.  Well AJ was part of the reason he held the title so long and as it happens part of the reason he lost.    Bye, Bye, Daniel, no more “YES! YES! YES!”   Congratulations to Sheamus for winning the match and becoming the new World Heavy Weight Champion!

In the match between Randy Orton and Kane, Kane really got off to a good start showing dominance over Randy.  Randy fought his way back into the match.  Although he did seem quite on top of his game, he gave it all he got.  However it was just not good enough.  He was unable to pull of the RKO.   When Kane delivered the powerful throat slam, it was all over for Randy and Kane won the match.

Wrestlemania 28 was a big moment for the Big Show.  It also showed that Cody Rhodes is better at mouth talk than he is in the ring.  The Big Show was on top of his game from the very beginning, slamming Cody Rhodes all over the ring.  Cody regrouped and tried to keep the Big Man off his feet and on the ground.  However the Big Show would have none of that.  After weeks of being continually jeered, and taunted by Cody, it was time to teach him to have respect and he did just that.  He put the icing on the cake by delivering a powerful right hand.  Cody went to sleep and the Big Show picked up the win.  He is now the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.

The result of the Diva’s Tag Team match was somewhat of a surprise.  The team Beth and Ever were undoubtedly the stronger team.  Maria was suffering from injuries and that was quite evident from the start of the match.  Luck however was on the side of Kelly Kelly and Maria and they won the match, much to the disbelief of Beth and Eve.

Hell in A Cell”  That was exactly what the match between The Undertaker and HHH was.  It was simply hell in a cell, one of the bloodiest and hardest fought match of the night.  These two men went back and forth, battling it out , taking blows after blows, writhing in pain yet not giving up, not calling it quits.  Will the WWE Universe ever experience anything like this again?  I doubt it very much if that was the end of an Era as it was said to be.  Shawn Michaels at one point was overcome with emotions. These three men are three of the greatest wrestlers the WWE Universe has ever seen.  At the end of the match HHH was motionless and the Undertaker could hardly stand.  The streak lives on 20-0!

Team Johnny and Team Teddy match got off to a good start. At the beginning of the match Team Johnny was in full control and it seemed like Team Teddy wasn’t going to able to pull it off.  Then things turned around Team Teddy got all fired up, bodies were flying all over the place the team seemed on the brink of victory; that was until Eve stepped into the ring and jinxed everything.  Zack got distracted, he turned his back and that was all The Miz needed.  One, two, three and the match was over, just like that. Team Johnny had won!

Well, well, well, who is the best in the world at what they do?  Chris Jericho has made the match leading up to Wrestlemania something of an ugly affair; constantly seeking to smear the characters of members of  Punk’s family.  At the start of the game Punk was letting Jericho get to his head, which was exactly what Jericho wanted.  Punk came close to getting himself dis-qualified, but at the last minute he showed restraint, he regained self-control and went on to get Jericho in a submission hold to which he was forced to tap out off.  Well done Punk.  You did it on the biggest stage of them all!

Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” WWE career

The match of the night, the match that was most talked about; that of course was the match between John Cena and The Rock.  This was a tough fight.  A fight where the chance of either men winning was equal.  At the start The Rock dominated Cena somewhat, then Cena reversed the role getting near-falls after near-falls.  At one point in the match The Rock was almost unconscious, but the fighter in him refused to call it quits.  This was one of the toughest fight Cena has ever fought, he gave it all he got, he just was not able to get that three count.  There were basically no looser in this match, however the rock was able to get that three count which technically made him the winner.

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Monday Night Raw

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Last night The Miz once again displayed an act of cowardice when he made a sneak attack on John Morrison before the start of  their match, injuring his leg.  Was it a situation that The Miz  did not feel he was capable of beating Morrison man to man, one on one why he had to attack him from behind?  Despite fighting at a disadvantage Morrison put up a good fight; however the injury had been done and he lost to the Miz.  Dolph Ziggler with a little help from Wade Barrett defeated Randy Orton.  The match of the night however was that between Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk.  It was an exciting matching with near falls after near falls as both men gave it all they got trying to win the match.  It was a well fought match and in the end Punk came out victorious, retaining the WWE Title.