Sunday, 24 June 2012

WWE No Way Out 2012 Review

WWE No Way Out took place last Sunday at the IZod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which is next door to the home of Wrestlemania XXIX, MetLife Stadium. The card didn't look great, however, will the event be good? Let's take a look.

The pre-show match was between Brodus Clay and David Otunga. Otunga focuses most of his attack on Brodus's knee that he injured on Smackdown. A few minutes later, Brodus starts his comeback so Otunga goes "Fuck this" and leaves, giving Brodus the win by countout. The match was decent but I didn't think that Otunga should be the one who would do something like that. It would make more sense if someone like The Miz did it, going "I'm a former WWE Champion, I don't have to deal with this bullshit". Anyway, the match was decent.
Winner: Brodus Clay                                                                                  Predictions: 1 for 1

The PPV officially starts with the World Heavyweight Championship match between Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus. Ziggler gets a good luck from Vickie Guerrero and almost gets his head brogue kicked off by kiss Sheamus. I assume that Ziggler didn't see what happened at Wrestlemania this year. During the match, it went back and forth and Ziggler almost had the win after a fameasser then a top rope X-Factor. Sheamus hits the white noise then practically kills Ziggler with a brogue kick to get the win. While I'm a bit pissed off that the PPV started with the World Heavyweight Championship, it was a really good match. Bad luck to Ziggler, who performed well and should get another opportunity in the near future.
Winner: Sheamus                                                                                       Predictions: 2 for 2

We go to a backstage segment with Mr McMahon and John Laurinaitis (did you know that he's the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and the GM of both RAW and Smackdown?) and after McMahon shuts his office door in his face, Laurinaitis gets interviewed by Josh "Bad Timing" Mathews. Laurinaitis, understandably, doesn't take that well and has an angry outburst at Mathews, calling him a failed wrestler who is trying to become a failed announcer. Hey, Josh is not a failed announcer. His timing may be very bad but he is better than Michael Cole.

The tuxedo match was next as United States Champion Santino Marella took on Ricardo "Virgil" Rodriguez. The match starts with them playing to the crowd before Ricardo rips off a part of Santino's jacket. They then proceed to in turn rip off pieces of each other's tuxedos. During the match, the crowd chant "boring" as Santino starts to mock Ricardo. Ricardo rakes the eyes and takes off most of Santino's texedo, revealing a Cobra sock(?) on Santino's right leg. Santino strikes Ricardo with it then takes off the rest of Ricardo's tuxedo to win the match, revealing Ricardo's "Alberto Del Rio" underwear. Yeah, there is no way that I can go about this; the match was really, really...shit. I get that it was supposed to be a comedy match but I wasn't laughing and the crowd thought it was boring and to have it on the second match of the PPV was a dumb idea.
Winner: Santino Marella                                                                       Predictions: 3 for 3

Matt Striker interviews CM Punk, which is interrupted by AJ wishing Punk luck. Striker then attempts to interview AJ, but a glare from her suggested that it wasn't a good idea. The bitch is crazy, crazy I tell ya!!

The Intercontinental Championship was on the line as Christian was challenged by Cody Rhodes. Christian attempts to injure Rhodes' groin by slamming it into the ring post but Rhodes reversed it, injuring Christian's shoulder. Rhodes focuses on the shoulder for a while before Christian gets back into it. Christian attempts the Killswitch but it was reversed into an Alabama Slam for 2. Christian does eventually hit the Killswitch for 2. Rhodes tries the Beautiful Disaster but Christian ducks and hits the Spear to get the win and retain the Intercontinental Championship. It was a good match and hopefully Rhodes will head towards the main event level.
Winner:Christian                                                                               Predictions: 4for 4

The next match was a bonus match  as the Usos, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel,the Prime Time Players and Epico and Primo faced off to determine the No.1 contender for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Hang on, step back. A potential storyline involving the tag teams? Wow. Anyway, earlier in the Pre-show, Epico and Primo's manager AW thought it would be a great idea to let their rematch clause lapse so that they could properly earn it. Not a great idea, AW. The match itself was enjoyable with a lot of high-flying manoeuvres. Epico hits a backstabber on Kidd and covers but it was stopped by Titus. Kidd then   does a top rope hurrcuranna on Epico sending him crashing onto the rest of the guys who were outside the ring. The end comes when AW throws in Epico for him to get hit by Darren Young with a Gut Check. Youg gets the win for the Prime Time Players and AW stops Primo diving in to stop the pin. AW then reveals the swerve, allying himself with the Prime Time Players. I enjoyed the match and especially the swerve involving AW, the Prime Time Players and Epico and Primo. I guess AW wanted those "millions of dollars"
Winners: Prime Time Players                                                           Predictions: N/A

Triple H comes out to address the WWE Universe. He spoke a lot about Brock and basically challenged him to a match at Summerslam. Now, be honest. Who didn't see that coming?

After we see AJ wish Daniel Bryan luck for his match, we get the Divas Championship with Beth Phoenix challenging Layla. Beth starts being dominant and talking trash to the crowd and Layla; and Layla responds by grabbing Beth's tiara and mocking her. Beth doesn't take that well and that gives Layla the chance to mess with Beth's head. The match goes back and forth with the end coming when Beth attempts a clothesline, Layla ducks and hits the Lay-Out for the victory. This was a good match and it was nice to see the comedy element of it, which would be a good way to keep the fans interested. The Divas Division does have the talent there and the time available on PPV, it's just a lot of people don't care about them til Kharma returns.
Winner: Layla                                                                               Predictions: 5 for 5

After we AJ wish Kane luck for his match, in which Kane responds by kissing her; we get another bonus match between Sin Cara and Hunico. The match was enjoyable to watch with Hunico trying to keep Cara down. However, it was not enough as Cara hits the La Mistica for the win.
Winner: Sin Cara                                                                        Predictions: N/A

Nest was the WWE Championship between CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Kane. The AJ factor didn't go into play for a long time as AJ wasn't at ringside. The match was enjoyable with tonnes of near-falls. Aj finally arrives and Bryan applies the LeBell Yes Lock but it was countered by Punk. Punk then gets out of a Tombstone and pushes Kane into AJ, sending her flying off the apron. Punk then hits the GTS on Kane to get the victory. Afterwards, Kane carries AJ to the back, with AJ and Punk exchanging glances. I liked the match, however, I did find it weird that Bryan seem to disappear at the end.
Winner: CM Punk                                                                      Predictions: 5 for 6

We get another bonus match as Ryback takes on two randoms by the names of...who cares? There're Jabroni 1 and Jabroni 2. It's the usual stuff with Ryback destroying them and hitting a double muscle buster for the win. I'm getting sick and tired of this. Ryback has been destroying randoms for 3 months now, let him do something diffferent.
Winner:Ryback                                                                         Predictions: N/A

Now the main event: John Cena taking on Big Show in a steel cage. Er...yeah, the match was so slow to start with. The referee gets knocked out and Show hits Cena with the WMD. Show then practically crawls to the door to get the win. However, he is stopped by Brodus Clay, Alex Riley and Zack Ryder. Show deals with them and Kofi Kingston comes down to prevent Show leaving the cage. Cena recovers and hits the AA. Cena escapes the cage and gets the win. Afterwards, John Laurinaitis (did you know that he was the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and has just lost his job as GM to both RAW and Smackdown?) gets fired by Vince McMahon and gets AA-ed through the Spanish Announcers Table. This match was a complete clusterfuck and once again, destroys Show's heel run for Cena's benefit. Well done, WWE. I now lost all interest in Show and am rapidly heading towards the Cena Hater's camp.
Winner: John Cena                                                             Predictions: 5 for 7

I felt that this PPV was a massive let down, considering the last 2 WWE PPVs. I sometimes compare the TNA and WWE PPVs against each other and TNA wins this month. Some of the matches were good but the main event was a massive disappointment.

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