If you liked wrestling in the late 90's and have 30 minutes to kill You'll enjoy the hell out of this
That was a really well done match. The spot off the table in the corner and the ladder spot was awesome. I have really enjoyed the Shield group so far, but Ryback is just terrible.
WWE is looking to kick of 2013 with a bang. With RAW’s struggling ratings sinking even lower for the final two taped “holiday” shows of 2012, next Monday’s live show represents a fresh start for the company’s flagship show and steps are being taken to jumpstart the new year.
Next Monday’s RAW will be up against stiff competition with the college football BCS Championship game, so WWE is bringing in The Rock for a special appearance and will feature WWE Champion CM Punk defending against Ryback in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match. According to sources in WWE, there are big plans for Monday’s RAW that will have everybody buzzing by the time 11:15pm (ET) rolls around.
The following week (1/14) is the 20th Anniversary of WWE RAW – and there will be appearances from various WWE legends to add some star power to the historic night. With the show taking place from Houston, Texas – it’s possible we’ll see appearances from local legends The Undertaker, Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. It’s also rumored that WWE will announce the first inductee into the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 that night.
Big picture, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is gearing up for WrestleMania season and won’t be wasting any time shaking things up. There are reportedly plans for every RAW this month to be “stacked.”
What a buncha ****in marks
I miss ECW, those were fun times.
Punks promo at the end of Raw tonight was amazing.
"Your arms are just too short to box with God."
Flair's elbow drops on the jacket will never get old.
I haven't watched much wrestling lately, and that's the first I've seen of Cesaro. I'm very impressed.
I can't believe people still watch this crap.
Well that was damn well terrible.
I mean holy hell that was a chunk of shit:
-Punk against...Broadus Clay? Seriously?
-Please, please get Mike Mizanin off the ****ing show. The dude is terrible. That segment with Flair was depressingly bad. Thank god Cesaro came out and saved it to a certain extent.
-I was excited when Barrett came back from injury, but they've saddled him with shitty entrance music and a snoozefest of a finisher. Ooooh, it's a "big elbow", how exciting.
-Same old "Super Cena" match where he kicks out of every finisher his opponent has. Yawn.
-Where were all of the "legends"?
-Michael Cole is ****ing TERRIBLE on commentary. Why do I need to hear him doing nothing but laughing into the mic at various points in the show? What value does that add for the viewer? "Wow, I'm thoroughly enjoying listening to Michael Cole laugh. It adds so much to my experience of watching the show." - said no one, ever
-I'm sorry, but the Rock's schtick is now tired and boring. If I never have to be subjected to another one of these "Rock concerts" ever again it will be too soon.
-Where the **** is Lesnar? What are they paying him for?
I think it's about time to stop watching this shit for awhile.
The super cena shit is just way out of hand. They completely trashed Ziggler with this week and last week. Now his character looks way too weak for a title run. Cena just cannot sell for shit. He can't even be bothered to act like his back hurts after a match like that. Someone is going to have to pull an HBK and way oversell anything he does in a match to make him look ridiculous.
The Rock was a great character, but now he is just mailing it in.
It's not going to be long before ol' Ryback sinks to the mid card, and rightfully so. His mic work sucks. You can't just yell "feed me more" over and over again forever. People will tire of that shit. I already have.
On a positive note, I'm excited about Dean Ambrose. I think he's going to be a mega star.
What the hell is the deal with Orton? Did they just get tired of him failing drug tests? They're treating him like he's in the twilight of his career (clean jobbing to Barrett, the Intercontinental Champ???) when age wise he should be in his prime. If anybody desperately needs a heel turn, it's him.
Ryback has no mic skills at all and his ring work is sloppy at best. He has Jack Swagger written all over him.
Orton is in the same boat as Cena, no character development what so ever. Plus all of his matches are taking a beating forever with 4 moves of doom and a win.
Of course WWE had to ban Orton's "punt" because it's not PG enough. Apparently seeing someone get kicked in the head is too much for the poor kiddies to stomach but seeing someone having their arm "broken" (wink) is a-ok.
I didn't get to see most of it, but was watching the Thunder game and flipped over occasionally and didn't see anything "spectacular" to make it worth an anniversary show, other than showing some highlights here and there.
"The Rock's **** and Twinkie tit joke are PG though." Exactly. When I saw he was having a "concert", I knew it was him coming out with his guitar rhyming about the same ol crap he does every time he "sings".
When they announced the steel cage match, it was just another way to hype the overly used Cena. BTW, I saw that pre-match interview with Ziggler and his hair looked like he put some mess on it, than made it really yellow, instead of his usual white-blonde look.
What's to come is very predictable. Rock defeats Punk at Rumble, wins WWE Title. Cena wins Rumble, goes to WM for rematch with Rock. Cena wins. They haven't done anything really to make the audience surprised. It's the same old routine. I remember when at the end of a WM, they had a twist. Like when Warrior came to rescue Hogan, or when Hogan quickly challenged Yokozuna to win the title. What I think would be a good way to end this upcoming WM, would be to have Cena defeat the Rock and have both men just worn out from their historic match part 2. Next, have Ziggler run down, cash in his MITB contract, pin an already worn out Cena, and the title changes hands again to a heel. They gotta do something different though. They better hurry as well, because it's mid-January and Taker needs another story line of someone who can stop the streak as well as another opponent to defeat at WM.
Royal Rumble tonight pumped about it. stream will be up on vipbox.tv
Really interested in how they do Punk/Rock and The Rumble itself is one of my favorite events ever
I'm in Phoenix for the Rumble. I'm guessing Rock beats punk and Cena wins the Rumble to set up the Wrestlemania rematch.
I am also rooting for a Ziggler cash in tonight.
Wrestling Observer had this today...
--There are some returns scheduled over the next two nights and the feeling is this will be a very newsworthy two days. They expect a lot of people to be talking about WWE over the next 48 hours with some of the plans.
Preshow is on YT now. Show starts in 20 minutes
Miz just blew out his knee on the preshow that was gnarly
Cessaro retains over Miz.
ADR vs Big Show Last Man Standing up first
There's no way Ziggler does not cash tonight.
Here we go first match of the night
Holy shit great table spot
Nice spot off the set through the table
lol at Ricardo, I have always wondered why someone has not done something like that before.
hahahahah hogtied him
ADR retains (duct taped Big Shows legs to the bottom rope)
Well shit, no Ziggler cash in, but on the bright side AJ is on the screen.
They could have showed these little promos Oh for the last month?