Sunday, July 20, 2014

Battleground 2014

This is my loved/hated/recap of the ppv.

Pre-show : There were two matches, one was Adam Rose vs Fandango and was over in one minute. Rose got the pin.
The second was a woman's match and you know I didn't pay attention. 
I have to say, I like that it was shown on the WWE Website, and they used the time wisely giving two short matches in the half hour time frame.

Match #1- Usos vs Wyatt Family for the Tag titles.  This was a 2 out of 3 pinfall match.  Ran for about twenty minutes. Wyatts got the first pinfall, Usos got the second pinfall, and Usos got the third pinfall.  The Usos managed to keep their tag titles.

Match #2- Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins.  Sort of.  Ambrose jumped Rollins backstage and was kicked out of the building...damn it janet! This was the only reason I got the pay per view, to see them wrestle. What's going on there?  Anyone else feel like their wallet was raped?  Damn it!
Rollins came out later in the night to have the ref announce him winner by for-fit. Ambrose then jumped Rollins and the two semi-brawled. Triple H then appeared and physically pushed Ambrose out. Rollins wouldn't let them though, grabbing repeatedly at Ambrose.  
Rollins was leaving the arena after the Jericho/Wyatt match and got jumped once again by Ambrose in the parking lot. Ambrose had been hiding in the trunk of  a car. Okay, I thought for sure it was going to be the ambulance but...

Match #3- womens' match. - Didn't watch,  I was getting a coffee and bitching about the fact Lifetime Canada website hasn't posted the last two episodes of Witches of East End.

Match #4-Rusev vs Swagger.  Rusev won by count out  Anyone else feel this whole storyline is just...a rerun from the 1980's ? I keep thinking of the Chevy Case movie Spies Like Us, whenever I see this type of storyline...

Match #5- Bray Wyatt vs Jericho.  Jericho got the win with his trademark code-breaker.

Match #6- Battle royal for the empty Intercontinental title.   Big E, Cesaro, R-Truth, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Zack Ryder, Titus O'neil, Shandow,  Slater, Del Rio, Diego, Sin Cara, Woods, Khali, Kofi Kingston, Bo Dallas, Dolph Ziggler, Miz, Sheamus,

Woods first out
Ryder second out
Khali then tossed out
Sin Cara tossed
Truth tossed
Axel tossed
Sandow then tossed,
Diego tossed
Ryback tossed
Titus gone
Del Rio gone,
Big E gone,
Kofi tossed,
Cesaro tossed  -that sucked, he was my pick for this.
Slater tossed,
Dallas gone,
Sheamus tossed,
Ziggler tossed by Miz.  Miz is now the I.C.

Main Event- Cena vs Orton vs Kane vs Roman Reigns for the title.  Cena got the win, keeping the title.  Well that sucks

Okay, so I'm unhappy about the fact Reigns lost the main event, and I'm not happy that Ambrose vs Rollins didn't truly happen, but I'm glad that both of them had the kind of air time they did.

till later
Love Ardeth Blood

Sunday, July 13, 2014

pre thoughts Battleground

Next week is the ppv Battleground, and at the time of this posting, here is the line up.

4 way for the title with Roman Reigns vs Cena vs Orton vs Kane, Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose, Usos vs Wyatts, Jericho vs Bray Wyatt, and the Battle Royal.

The Battle Royal is for the empty Intercontinental Championship. These things are always sort of a crap shoot. You never know just who will be added to make up the head count, and with the recent number of talent having been let go from the company, you have to ask the question, do they have enough guys to make up a decent size battle royal?  I say, bring up some of the NXT guys. I'd love to see Tyler Breeze or Corey Graves or either member of the Ascension or for that matter, Enzo Amore holding that title while Barrett is out on injury.

Usos vs Wyatts. This is starting to bore me. We need a new tag team to throw at the Usos.

Jericho vs Bray Wyatt. I just don't care. There's no spark in this dark at all. 

The 4 way for the title.  I see two outcomes for this. 1) Reigns winning. or 2) Orton winning. The way I'd write this storyline out if I were in creative is to have Rollins hang on tight to the #1 contender's case only if Reigns wins, and the next night on Raw cash in only if Orton wins, therefore getting the title and having the Shield reform stating it was their plan all along.

Any storyline that has the Shield getting back together with titles is a perfect storyline in my world.

Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins.  I'm torn on this. I actually hope it ends in a tie. As much as I want to see Ambrose win, I don't want to see Rollins loose. This feud is a perfect match - no pun intended- for these two personalities. I love watching these guys in any capacity. Together as a team or on opposite sides of the ring, there is a chemistry that even the best buddy movies don't always nail.  

The question was always simmering between fans since day one with the Shield,  "who will you believe in if they split?"   The answer for me has been to cheer for them all. I can't say I don't have a favourite, but at the same time even as a villain, I still find myself cheering for Rollins on as much an equal level as I do Reigns or Ambrose.

For me, what would make this ppv really great? The Shield getting back together.

Till later
Love Ardeth Blood