Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Dullest Event of the Summer?

I know It's a strange notion, but whilst spending three weeks in the States I have lost my way with WWE. Sure, I know everything that's happening (mostly) and I get where they're going with all the storylines (seriously, The Great Khali is the best they can do) but I'm missing something and I think WWE is as well, heading into SummerSlam.

I don't see any substance, any real intent heading into this Sunday. For all intensive purposes the Main Event will be The Nexus vs Team WWE/Raw/CeNation in a 7-on-7/6 Elimination Tag Team Match. And all I can say to that is... Meh?! Well think about it, are you seriously telling me that most of these Nexus guys first Real Ring Action after NXT will be at the WWE's Second Biggest PPV of the year. And I understand the beating up everyone in an almost nWo style and gang-battering every moving thing insight, including taking out people who could be replacements.... (sorry, just had to laugh at the fact they thought The Great Khali and Mark Henry were threats, ha! I mean what has Khali been doing recently, beating up Daniel Bryan?)

And the months of build up, with them smashing Bret Hart around a car park to get contracts and hospitising old men cause they couldn't touch anyone under the age of 50 was great, new, fresh and it got people talking, but right now it seems like a lame duck. Even the apparent problems with Team WWE has been cringe worthy to watch, well, when I've bothered to watch them.

Okay, lets take a look at some of the other matches for this Sunday.

The Big Show will go up against CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury (remember him) in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. Yep, I get the storyline and all, actually it has (I guess) been alright but are you really looking forward to this match? Nope, It'll happen, but there ain't much in this.

Melina returned the other week after a couple of weeks talking to The Fink and Internet Geeks on the WWE Universe Live Chats. I didn't actually watch that Taped Raw when she returned because I already knew everything that was going to happen (boring). But I expect an alright contest between these two; with her return, Melina is now obviously the strongest Diva on Raw and Alicia Fox has really built herself up after splitting for Zack Ryder, so I am looking forward to this match more than expected.

I also saw somewhere that at the SD! Tapings they set up LayCool vs Kelly Kelly & Tiffany, I really hope not and I'm not going to say anything else about that.

The Intercontinental Championship will be up for grabs when Kofi Kingston will "challenge" Dolph Ziggler. I don't know if it's sad that they have great matches on SmackDown, so you can't expect so much more from this match, though I think that I'm being too harsh. Look at this title match last year when Rey Mysterio held onto the belt by defeating Dolph in an mazing match which gave Dolph so much stronger. But also because of Rey Rey, Dolph had to wait nearly another year to get his hands on the prize.

Dolph & Kofi are great athletes and should put on a show-stealer (hopefully).

So the Undertaker Storyline is coming to a head with the World Heavyweight Championship Kane facing off against Rey Mysterio. Well, I, think that, erm... Okay, to be honest I'm looking forward to the match, but the build-up has over-kill written all over it, and I've become disengaged with it.

Like what on earth happened to Kane randomly bringing out the Casket and taking away CM Punk at Fatal-4-Way? And why did Kane stand up for Rey at Money in the Bank (that is if he wasn't going to cash in the contract)?

So the master of the 619 (remember that, cause they're in LA) will, at least I think, will get beaten up, come back slightly and then something supernatural will happen and blah, blah... probably the match might end in a No Contest. And also if this match is very late in the night, something will happen and most likely with return of the deadman. Come on, he's on the promo stuff and WWE went out of their way to take Triple H off that stuff because they knew he'd still be injured at the time.

And Finally we have a rematch from the Royal Rumble, well minus Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. It'll be Randy Orton challenging Sheamus for the WWE Championship. So, what will this encounter bring? I believe, a good solid wrestling match with, I think, Randy stealing the championship with win out of nowhere and possibly a post match beat down from the Celtic Warrior and a Money in a Bank tease cash in from the "awesome one".

Wait a minute, what ever happened to the Rock's Summer stint with the WWE. I mean what a better place and time to return (as Raw GM?), I think it's been long enough for Michael Cole to have his moment's in the sun reading E-Mails.

That's all I'm going to say about that. Sunday will come around soon enough.
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