* The crowd was dead during JBL vs. John Cena because they were exhausted after Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle. They were on their feet for most of that match. Kurt Angle was over big during, and after the match. Quite a few people were booing Michaels. The crowd also seemed surprised that the JBL-Cena match was that short
Hulk Hogan (by far)
Most heel heat:
Muhammad Hassan & Daivari
Randy and Bob Orton
The Sumo Match
Shawn Michaels (when he got out of the first Ankle Lock)
* In a surprising note, following his World Heavyweight Title victory over rival Triple H, the first person on Batista‘s list to hug was none other then Triple H’s father. Triple H’s mother was also at the show, situated alongside her husband on the front row.
* There was a positive mood for last night’s PPV, with people generally thinking it delivered strongly. That being said, there was slight concern that the crowd seemed a little dead after John Cena‘s title win. That apart, everything went the way the company wanted it to.
Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.
This week, I decided to go with a smaller Seven Things topic regarding this Monday’s episode of RAW. Despite not attending the show located about 15 minutes away from my home in Brooklyn, I am very much excited to see what happens. There are only two shows before Wrestlemania so every segment is valuable.
Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future lists, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.
Now, here are seven things I’m hoping will happen this week.
7. A legend returns to enter the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The build for the battle royal has been unique in that many slightly relevant talents who you’d expect to have singles matches are in the Andre Memorial but no “sexy names” are in it yet. I’m hoping Chris Jericho or RVD returns to throw their names into the hat, adding some excitement or special feel to it. Jericho and Van Dam are the most realistic. I’d love and prefer a wacky name like Vader or my personal favorite, Sid to come around and destroy Miz as a way to enter the match.
Save up your Popsicle sticks and mail them in for a Smart Phone. It’s time for Sexy Wrestler of the Week!
This week, the usual vote counter was invited to the “Sexy Convention” panel with Fabio, Lisa Turtle and a plate of mashed potatoes. I’m filling in and this is not as easy a task as I expected. Much like Hulk Hogan, I only speak and read English.
Votes such as “பிரின்ஸ் Devitt கவர்ச்சியாக ஆகிறது” and “Положите ребенка во мне, Адам. ADAM Cole Bay Bay!” were thrown out. With those “vas is das, brother” votes leg dropped, we apparently have a FIRST TIME Sexy Wrestler of the Week winner.
50% Norv Fernum.
50% Peter Avalon.
They don’t call him “Pretty Peter” for nothin’. As anyone who studied the art of Sexy in trade school will tell you, the only way to tell if your sexy stands the test of time is to try it out in a turkey suit. Norv clearly succeed with an A++++-.
Peter Avalon/Norv Fernum, your Sexy Wrestler of the Week.
Everybody loves binary decisions, especially wrestling fans! In This Or That, we’ve forced ourselves to choose between two options that relate to wrestling.
Over four questions, @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett will have to choose one of two options and give their reasoning on each of their choices. You can then vote on which one you’d choose, giving you the false impression that you’re somehow involved and we care about your opinion chance to join the conversation! Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:
Will Daniel Bryan leave Wrestlemania 30 as WWE Champion?
YES– 88%, NO – 12%
Better Wrestlemania match for The Shield?
Staying together for a team match – 63%, Break up for a triple threat match – 37%
Which Young Buck do you have a bigger man crush on?
Matt Jackson – 64%, Nick Jackson – 36%
Better TV nerd?
Urkel – 71%, Screech – 29%
More exciting concept in wrestling: Battle royals or tournaments?
With the official “Andre The Giant Memorial” battle royal scheduled for Wrestlemania, which do you prefer? Battle royals like that and the Royal Rumble or one night tournaments like King of the Ring?
I love tournaments. They are one of my favorite things about pro wrestling. The ONLY battle royal-type match I have ever liked is The Royal Rumble. Usually battle royals seem thrown together and there just isn’t much hype surrounding them. I wish WWE would be consistent with The King of The Ring. Not saying it needs to happen every year but maybe do it every two or three years and hype it like that.
The Royal Rumble is my favorite event of the year for the match and I love battle royals as a whole but I love the idea of tournaments even more. I greatly miss the King of the Ring PPV’s and always hope for more tournaments. Luckily there were a few last year with PWG’s traditional shows and ROH & TNA having vacant titles that were decided via tournaments.
I also feel like I need to take the time to say FUCK YOU TO THE SURVIVOR SERIES 1998. Look at the results of that show. Count the future WWE Hall of Famers and legends. A one night tournament with all these great names, the hottest era of wrestling and a vacant title yet the show was abysmal. Between horrid booking and lackluster matches, the show is among my biggest disappointments in wrestling history!
That being said, when done right, tournaments are my favorite. Who doesn’t love a good bracket?
This is a tricky question, because for the most part, I really don’t care for battle royal matches or tournaments in wrestling, with a couple notable exceptions in the Royal Rumble and PWG’s tournies. Battle royals are especially dreadful for the most part, since all the fun guys generally seem to get tossed within the first few minutes, leaving only the immobile slugs to rub up against each other.
However, there’s a certain magic to the Royal Rumble that overrides how dreadful all the other battle royal matches generally are. Blame it on my terrible attention span – it’s much easier for me to stay focussed on something where there’s something new every 90 seconds, as opposed to a tournament where I’m expected to care for the same guys in multiple matches.
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News for The Week of March 17, 2014
JBL runs the Cranky Vince Twitter account that has leaked WWE info in the past. You heard it here first EXCLUSIVELY on Scoop Zone Elite.
WWE referee Charles Robinson refuses to tell anyone his hair secrets.
TNA officials reportedly checked under the ring for suspicious activity before the Magnus vs Samoa Joe match at Lockdown. They saw Abyss under there but didn’t think anything of it.
Jeremy Borash was recently offered the position of being the new face of maple syrup, replacing Aunt Jemima, after his hidden talent was discovered.