and TNA Impact) (TNA
ahead, Vince. Laugh at him.
The Judge in the WWE vs. Brock Lesnar let out a note saying
that he’s going to issue a summary judgment for Brock
on the 25th unless the WWE gives him a good reason.
got lots of points that they can argue, but really, they’ve
given some good reasons and they haven’t been given
anything as a win. Once the judgment is made, Brock should
be available to work wherever he wants to work. My guess
is that TNA will make a play for him, though if they’ll
be able to offer him the money he’ll want will have
to be seen, especially since they’re in deep to Sting.
If he can figure a way to work both New Japan and TNA, then
he’ll be back up to WWE money.
a faction that says that the WWE will sign him after his
New Japan deal ends. That’s possible, but when the
WWE loses a judgment that they had a legitimate shot at
winning, they may not want him. He did well at the NJ Tokyo
Dome Show where he kept the IWGP championship.
RAW was a show that I kinda enjoyed. They opened with Edge
and Lita talking about last week. Angle came out and said
that he’d like to unify the titles. Edge didn’t
like that idea and they brawled a little until Vince came
out. He announced the Edge vs. Flair TLC match and that
if Shawn Michaels loses to Kurt, he’s fired. HE also
said that it’s a non-title match.
Angle and Shawn Michaels. These two had my match of the
year as well as the second in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter
voting. This wasn’t as good as any of their previous
matches, but it was good for RAW. Angle worked hard, as
always, and Shawn is hurt enough that he didn’t quite
rise up to his level.
built or paced as well as their other matches, and it had
a weird ending. Daivari brought out the chair when Angle
had Shawn in the Anklelock. This led Kurt to giving up on
the Anklelock and Daivari hit him with the chair, allowing
Shawn to get the win with a roll-up. Shawn’s obviously
hurting and probably could use a few weeks, if not months,
off. Still, this was close to a four star match. Angle gave
Daivari the Angleslam from the ring to the outside. Wow.
having a good time...
They had John
Cena take the Masterlock Challenge. Cena got a great big
pop coming out. I mean it was monster. He then let Masters
put the Masterlock on and it seemed like he was about to
power out of the Full Nelson when Edge came in and taunted
Cena with the belt and then hit him with the title belt.
This was OK, but it would have been better if he had broken
it and then Edge attacked.
They had Vince
talking to Ric Flair in the back and Candice came around
and looked hot for Vince. Meh.
Mickie James, and Ashley had a minor train wreck with Torrie,
Candice and Victoria. There was the spot where Trish does
a headlock take-over combined with a head scissors that
they blew. That was OK though as they went home after Ashley
was bumped into Mickie James and she was not happy with
that fact. Ashley then took the Widow’s Peak for the
loss. It wasn’t good, but it was short.
RVD is coming
back at the Rumble. That’s the worst place to bring
him back since they could probably pop a rating with it
on RAW or build a real PPV match around it, but what are
you gonna do? He’s gonna be in the Rumble and that’ll
set up his programme for the year.
Carlito did a
Cabana, saying that he was the one who sent RVD to the Disabled
List. He then says he’s gonna win the Rumble, and
Kane comes out and throws him to the outside over the top.
They have Vince
strip for Candice but it’s really Mama Benjamin. She’s
warm for his form, but she just wants to get Shelton a match.
Vince says he’ll get a suitable opponent for Shelton.
It ends up being the Big Show. Shelton’s Mama is actually
pretty good in her role, as weakening Shelton is a tough
job, but she does her best in the role. Shelton avoids a
Chokeslam, but he goes out and is attacked by HHH, which
leads to Big Show getting counted out. Nice to have a Shelton
winning streak, but he’s really a controlled face
instead of a heel which would actually get him over as a
with 30% less dignity...
Edge and Flair
met in the TLC match. This was really, really good. Flair
did his dirty tactics work, which is usually awesome. Edge
did his usual Ladder Match tricks. He gave Flair a Splash
through a table off a ladder. Sweet! Flair bled like a mad
man in this one. Flair whalloped Edge with a chairshot.
He absolutely killed hit with that shot. Nice bit of Flair
toppling the ladder that Edge is on and he goes through
a table. Flair then climbs, but Lita stops him. Edge eventually
gets up on a ladder with Flair and Edge ends up grabbing
the belt for the big win. Really solid match. After the
match, Edge gives Flair a spear, then goes for the Conchairto,
but John Cena runs in and makes the save. Good stuff.
Not a bad show
and a good way to end a week. They’re going with longer
matches this week, which is a nice thing in my eyes. I thought
that Orton vs. Benoit was better than Edge vs. Flair, but
it was close, and a long way from Daniels vs. Samoa Joe.
all for this time. More next Tuesday!
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