The WWE Money in the Bank match has produced some of the most exciting moments of the last ten years. The glorified ladder match features daredevil heroics, extreme punishment, and intense action. Today I look back and celebrate the top five Money in the Bank matches in WWE history.
I don’t think anyone realized in 2005 when the WWE announced the first Money in the Bank match the significance this match would have on wrestling history. Stars were made, history was written, and memories have been cemented forever thanks to this innovative match. With two new matches around the corner I thought today would be a great time to look back and count down the top matches in MITB history. Since we aren’t quite ten years into MITB I went with a top five as opposed to a top ten. Leave a comment if you agree, disagree, or want to mention ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Carlito, Chris Benoit, chris jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Edge, Evan Bourne, Finlay, Jack Swagger, jeff hardy, John Morrison, Kane, Ken Anderson, King Booker, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, Montel Vontavious Porter, Mr. Kennedy, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Shelton Benjamin, The Miz, WrestleMania 21, WrestleMania 23, WrestleMania 24, wrestlemania 25, WWE Money In The Bank
-Of the seven men booked for WWE SummerSlam this year, four of them were in WWE in 2002 (Cena, Show, HHH, Lesnar), and two of the other three (Sheamus, Del Rio) play extreme caricatures of the pandering, smiling babyface and smarmy, stereotypical heel respectively. A complete and utter overhaul of the main event scene has never been more needed. Maybe we can get Jericho vs. Flair at this year’s event to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their (not so) epic clash?
-Monday Night RAW is live from San Antonio, where Tony Parker shoots efficiently and Shawn Michaels shoots deer.
Opening Segment: GM AJ Lee
Oh, the white pantsuit works just fine. In the Attitude Era, somebody would have sprayed her with a hose by show’s end. She makes Big Show vs. Randy Orton (mehhhh), Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena (alright), ..click here to read more
AJ, AJ Lee, Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Brock Lesnar, chris jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Eve Torres, Heath Slater, jerry lawler, john cena, Kelly Kelly, Lord Tensai, Michael Cole, Paul Heyman, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Ryback, Santino Marella, shawn michaels, SummerSlam 2012, The Big Show, Titus O'Neil, triple h, Wade Barrett, wwe raw
The WWE followed up its Extreme Rules pay per view with Over the Limit 2011. For about 140 minutes I felt like I was watching one of the best WWE shows in a long time. Then it was time The Miz vs. John Cena in an I Quit Match.
Here is my ongoing WWE Over the Limit play by play, written as the show took place.
R Truth vs. Rey Mysterio opens the show. R-Truth hits the ring and cuts a promo. Truth is getting a lot of heat, tons of “What?” chants. Truth’s promo was pretty funny but it dragged a little bit for an opener. He talked of a conspiracy, dancing, parking, ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, bret hart, Christian, Christian Cage, CM Punk, Eve Torres, Ezekiel Jackson, jerry lawler, john cena, John Morrison, Kane, Mason Ryan, Michael Cole, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WWE Capitol Punishment, WWE Hall of Fame, WWE Over the Limit
This is the recap for the 5-11-12 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown! Before I begin with the recap, I’d like to invite everyone to go over to my blog and check out my column on the worst member of the Four Horsemen of all time. I’m pretty proud of it, and it’s gotten a good response, so check it out. All feedback is welcome.
The show opens with what happened on Monday Night RAW, resulting in the World Championship match at Over the Limit being changed to a 4-way, including Chris Jericho and Randy Orton.
Hey, we’re going right into a match.
MATCH 1: World Champion Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
This is a rematch from Monday night, for those of you that didn’t watch. ADR actually comes out like ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Antonio Cesaro, Brock Lesnar, chris jericho, Daniel Bryan, Hunico, Jack Swagger, John Laurinaitis, Kofi Kingston, Natalya, randy orton, Ryback, Sheamus, The Big Show, wwe smackdown
Welcome to the 2/17/12 edition of SmackDown! I must say that I happened upon the spoiler for tonight’s main event, and I’m not only shocked, but pleasantly surprised. More on that later, though.
Show starts with a recap of Monday Night RAW, specifically a match between Randy Orton and the Big Show, with World Champion Daniel Bryan on commentary (who Michael Cole is now apparently kissing the ass of). Loved seeing Bryan clobber both men with the title belt. This man can do no wrong.
Cut to Orton sitting in Teddy Long’s office. Orton is fiercely angrypants here. Long tells him that things are out of both of their hands now. He can see that Orton is dressed and ready to compete tonight, but he has a concussion and hasn’t been cleared to wrestle. Bryan will get his, but not from Orton ..click here to read more
Alex Riley, Alicia Fox, Camacho, Curt Hawkins, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Derrick Bateman, Drew McIntyre, Elimination Chamber 2012, Epico, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Hunico, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Jinder Mahal, Johnny Curtis, Justin Gabriel, Michael McGillicutty, Percy Watson, Primo, randy orton, Santino Marella, Tamina Snuka, Ted Dibiase, The Big Show, Titus O’Neill, Tyler Reks, Tyson Kidd, Wade Barrett, wwe smackdown, Yoshi Tatsu
Every year, WWE does one of these DVDs, bringing you what they consider the best matches featured on PPV each calendar year (although they always make the DVD before December is over, leaving off the last PPV of the year in the process. I have never understood this.
This is especially true considering how good TLC reportedly was.). While WWE television was really hit-or-miss during 2011, they had a pretty strong calendar year in regards to quality PPV matches. If you don’t believe me, check this DVD out for yourself. The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011 features 14 matches from this past year, spanning most of the PPV events.
While I had originally seen most of the matches on this set, there were a few that I had ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McInture, Edge, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, john cena, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, The Big Show, The Undertaker, triple h, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WWE Money In The Bank
There is a growing problem in the Wrestling Industry that needs to be addressed. No it’s not steroids and no it’s not drugs, the two constants that have plagued wrestling the last thirty years. The new problem facing the wrestling industry seems to pop up in the news every couple of months and has been a growing concern of mine for the last couple of years. It’s a problem that both the WWE & TNA have faced and dealt with in regards to their wrestlers.
This growing problem plaguing the wrestling industry is wrestler’s getting behind the wheel of car under the influence. Whether it is driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), wrestlers are getting arrested every couple of months for one of these infractions. And yet despite all these ..click here to read more
Alex Riley, Impact Wrestling, Jimmy Uso, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, Mike Mondo, Santino Marella, TNA Wrestling
-I apprehended a bank robber this afternoon with a poorly executed one-handed bulldog. I wholeheartedly apologize for stealing the move from Chris Jericho.
-Live from Kansas City, home of many injured Chiefs.
-No Jerry Lawler tonight, as a result of Mark Henry’s attack last week, so Booker T is here. Remember, Booker: Otunga is bland, Vickie is fat, 16 gets you 20.
-Hell in a Cell is hanging above the ring. Who rigged it up? Is it a conspiracy by the ring crew? TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!
Opening Segment: Triple H
Triple H reveals his reason for firing The Miz and R-Truth is that The Game got video of Miz and Truth showing no remorse over attacking the officials, and it didn’t jive with their apology last week. Ooooook then. Mark Henry is also fined $250,000 for attacking Jim ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Evan Bourne, Eve Torres, Ezekiel Jackson, Great Khali, Hell in a Cell 2011, Jack Swagger, jerry lawler, John Laurinaitis, John Morrison, Justin Gabriel, Kelly Kelly, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, randy orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Ted Dibiase, The Miz, triple h, Vickie Guerrero, wwe raw, wwe smackdown
-Bad: Michael Vick injury, John Cena winning yet another World Title, Kevin Nash on my TV, back pain, and Chaz Bono dancing.
I don’t ask for much.
-Live from Cleveland, where sports fans are barred from owning sharp objects.
-The USA advert preceding Raw said “with special guest, Real Steel’s Hugh Jackman”, which is like saying “Hanging Up’s Walter Matthau”.
Opening Segment: CM Punk
CM Punk’s taped up after last night’s no-disqualification match, which is always a nice touch. You know, as opposed to Triple H getting dropped forty feet inside a car and, uh, not dying. Bob Holly gets a shout-out, because Punk’s the greatest name-dropper alive. Punk segues into relaying a theory that The Miz and R-Truth were right about a conspiracy within WWE, and the mere mention brings out Triple H. Triple H admits that he’s every ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, bret hart, Christian, CM Punk, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, jerry lawler, John Laurinaitis, John Morrison, Justin Gabriel, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty, Night of Champions 2011, Sheamus, The Miz, triple h, Vickie Guerrero, Wade Barrett, wwe raw, wwe smackdown
A Night of Champions featured several WWE title matches with two surprises in the headlining championship matches. On the other hand, there was very little surprise to the finish of how the non-title headliner played out in Buffalo.
In the main-event, Triple H defeated CM Punk and retained his C.O.O. title. The finish came when The Miz and R-Truth ran in and started beating down both guys. They eventually placed Punk on top of Triple H. Hunter kicked out and then they both beat up the referee. John Laurinaitis came down to ringside once the ref was down. Eventually Punk and Triple H recovered and The Miz and Truth left the area.
John Laurinaitis was shown sending a text message and Kevin Nash came through the crowd and entered the ring. Nash attacked both ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Dolph Zigger, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Laurinaitis, John Morrison, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Night of Champions 2011, R-Truth, randy orton, The Miz, triple h
The WWE returns from SummerSlam this Sunday night with Night of Champions 2011. Five championship matches are on the books but it is the lone non-title match that has pro wrestling fans talking.
Overall I’d say the Night of Champions card looks fairly promising on paper. Of the six matches announced, five are fresh matches is a nice change. The irony here is that out of all of the matches, the non-championship match is the one most consider Sunday’s main-event.
Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the WWE championship - John Cena gets another fresh opponent in Alberto Del Rio yet he finds himself miraculously back in the WWE title match for what has to be a record time. Del Rio makes his first title defense on pay per view since winning the belt at ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Dolph Zigger, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Morrison, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Night of Champions 2011, R-Truth, randy orton, The Miz, triple h
Tomorrow will be the WWE Night of Champions PPV where all titles will be on the line. However, with this particular PPV, for reasons unknown, there is a match that has NOTHING to do with a title. I guess you can say it is not a TITLE BELT (I know we are not supposed to say “belt,” but this is my column so I’ll say whatever I want.), but this match is for a person’s corporate “title” if that makes sense. The build up to this PPV has been decent, save the fantastic go home show on Friday Night SmackDown featuring the “Cutting Edge.” Anyway, here are my picks for the Night of Champions PPV.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Randy Orton (C) vs. Mark Henry
WWE has continued to do a great job ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Dolph Zigger, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Laurinatis, John Morrison, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Night of Champions 2011, R-Truth, randy orton, The Miz, triple h