2016 & 2017 Mach Draft Contest Winner
- Jul 27, 2015
- Reaction score
we're kicking off with a last man standing match. and the only announcer voice ive heard so far was josh matthews.extreme rules 2011
100% on this night.this ppv is typically the better workrate ppv than wrestlemania, so we'll see where this goes.
Ehhh, it always gets a pop though, I guess.presumably to announce that nexus has to go to the back. and thats exactly what the email says. great and powerful stuff.
I question if he's ever interacted with people on earth after watching this show.i wonder if booker has ever seen another match if he thinks we're moving at a blazing pace here.
At least we got the cut offs from Punk especially, early. They didn't go full bore until the latter stages after some decent bumps that Orton wasn't selling.i hate the last man standing stipulation. the standing around til the count of 8-9 is pitiful.
It's the second most inventive thing I've seen in tables matches, next to the finish in the ER '12 match, so...hey, it's something!kofis table saving spots near the end here are pretty good at least.
I now agree with your co-worker that you're insane.cole hopping around the ring with his belly is wonderful to me. he should be the world champ.
Or hell, an IC/US title feud! Swagger vs. Wade or Sheamus could be great stuff! (And yes, I know Sheamus just lost the belt, but fuck Kofi.)poor swagger. why is he involved in this instead of a world title feud?
He's added a few more moves other than stomps, I guess. But he's just ripping off his brother and Bob Holly, really.it might just be that hes getting to work with rey, but cody seems to be figuring out the whole 'wrestling' part of wrestling.
I'll go with 'smart heeling' for that, but yeah, it was definitely odd.rey got up on top of something twice to do a dive on cody, only for cody to walk away on him both times. i guess hes not fully in sync with rey.
Legit. Nuts.sir michael cole is back! he tells us hes like superman and batman combined. i agree.
Did they really have anyone for that role at that time, though? I guess Natalya probably needed it the most. Or throwing Gail out there to put on a ***1/4-ish match?man layla is terrible. props to michelle for putting her over on the way out, but they definitely shouldve given the rub to someone who... could actually work.
There's an odd backstory here, but I guess the gist of it that she's...an odd person outside of the ring. Wiki might have it.i dont recall kong lasting long in wwe. and i dont recall them ever trying to recreate those superb kong/gail matches from tna. because why would they?
It's bad. I'm trained to ignore commentary, at this point, and I still had to stop and call out his stupidty.bookers commentary is still distracting to a degree
I think he actually got better in ring as a babyface, too, so...something to look forward to, I guess?this is really good. not a lot of wasted ladder climbing nonsense, and im so impressed with del rio early in this timeline.
I missed it until the damn replay, so...at least you caught it before that.i didnt really think anything of that ladder shot til i saw all the blood on the floor outside.
I...kinda liked it, and probably would've liked it more in the moment, tbh. Because logic is all stating that Del Rio is getting a massive push, and it would make perfect sense to use this as the title win spot. I don't know, maybe I'm just forgiving it because Christian.though late. all the bullshit interference at the end really put a damper on that for me, if they had ended it after albertos dive off the top to the bridge ladder, i was bordering 4 stars. still our best match of the year thus far though.
If Riley would've interfered in the match, I would've chocked it up as a 'Getting Miz focussed' speech, tbh.beginnings of the miz and riley split in a backstage skit.
You're reaching Kanye levels of insane now.cole says him and swagger are gonna keep teaming up to challenge for the titles. i endorse this idea. sir michael cole!
I normally go to Wiki to figure this stuff out during the review, but I gave zero fucks about this, so I'll go now...Lumber Jacks were: Byron Saxton, Conor O'Brian (Huuuh?), Darren Young, DH Smith, Evan Bourne, Heath Slater, Jacob Novak (No memory), Johnny 'Fandango' Curtis, Justin Gabriel, Lucky Cannon, Santino, Titus, Trent Barreta, Tyler Reks, Vlad and Yoshi. I mean, okay...theres legit at least 2 guys at ringside that i have no idea who they are. a white guy with long brown hair. a white guy with blonde cornrows. and then theres a 3rd with his back to the camera, a suit jacket and a cowboy hat... maybe if i saw his face i could guess who he is, but as it is, no idea.
Or...a human? I mean. I think.zeke is a horse.
I'm assuming that's Lucky Cannon, but I tapped out early on that NXT season, so who knows. And Novak and Fandango are the others, I guess?i really wanna know who the guy with the cowboy hat is, and this match is clearly not built for workrate anyway.
*sighs* The one I always used to miss when I did the IC title history quiz.barrett tags himself in, and eats a chokeslam and the pin for his troubles. zeke does not seem pleased. i guess we're splitting up the corre now too.
Close enough.morrison is gonna do some dumb spot, and cena is walking out the champ. im fairly safe on both of those predictions.
If Cole said, 'Uhh, that's a headlock, Booker.' I would agree with all your insane praise."thats a move i dont even know what you call it..." i love you booker
No big disagreements. You liked looking at the Lumberjacks a lot more than I did, though. And I'll always be higher on women's matches that aren't embarassing.3.5 stars: christian/del rio
3.25 stars: cena/jomo/miz
3 stars: rey/cody
2.75 stars: kofi/sheamus
2.5 stars: orton/punk
1.5 stars: show/kane vs zeke/wade
1.25 stars: michelle/layla
dud: swagger/sir michael cole vs jr/king
Oh, on the women's front, and I love this. Trish at Mania and Layla here both had ass crack showing, and neither of us even noted it in the review. We've come a long way since the Attitude era, folks!