Sunday, July 24, 2011

WWE: Where Is The Logic?

I would like to give everyone an update on my status with the WWE. I want to go back to Money in the Bank PPV. Yes, I did watch the PPV. I am not saying that I paid the WWE. I am saying that I watched the PPV. Now to Monday. Raw, I did not watch the show. I had it on for about 45 minutes. I fell asleep for the last 15 minutes. Yes, I fell asleep. I rarely fall asleep during a wrestling show. When I fall asleep, you know exactly how the show is. I did catch the results online though, and I will get to that a little later. Now onto Friday night Smackdown. I barely watched the show. I turned it on and saw Christian and I just turned it off. I did see the part where they replayed the whole part with Triple H/Vince McMahon from Raw, but I will explain that later. So this week, I barely watched any WWE television.

While I said I barely watched Raw, that doesn't mean I can't write about it. Why? Because this day and age, you don't need to watch WWE programming to write about it. I read the results and the spoilers for Smackdown, so I can easily write about it. I will be writing about Raw though as I ask the WWE, "Where is the logic?"

The first thing I want to start to talk about is the whole tournament. Now Vince McMahon comes out and explains that there will be a tournament to crown the new WWE Champion. Now just wait a second. How in the world can they crown a new champion if the WWE title is not in the company? As you may know, CM Punk vs. John Cena was for the WWE Title. CM Punk won and he got the title. That was said to be his last match and his last show in the WWE as he was leaving the company. He left with the title. So WWE, how can you have a tournament to crown a champion if you don't have the title? Yes you can make a new title, but what about the old title? It's still floating around there. It will be and that will be the title. You just can't create a new one and forget the old one. CM Punk left with the title, so how can the WWE just forget about that?

One quick thing I want to mention is the tournament and the star in it. The star is named Alberto Del Rio. He is the winner of the Raw Money in the Bank briefcase. That briefcase is for a title show whenever he wants it. Now tell me, how can he be in a tournament if he can have a shot whenever he wants? I am not so mad about him being in the tournament, but more mad of how he was treated in the tournament. Alberto lost. Being a briefcase winner, WWE should be focusing on him. WWE should be building him up to the main event scene. Yes he was there before, but he quickly fell. Now he has a chance to be at the top again, and this time he should stay at the top. If WWE wants him to be a huge future star, they need to start building. Don't waste any time. What do they do? They make him loose. That just hurts him and the briefcase himself. There are plenty of other WWE stars to put in the tournament. Put someone in who hasn't got air time or match time in awhile. I know quite a few people. Instead of WWE using someone new and see how they do, they use Alberto and burry him.

Not only do they mess up with tournament there, but they cancel it until next week. What is that WWE? That is just like saying, "Hey, let's just move the WWE Title match next week because the title doesn't mean anything anyway. Hell, the title isn't even suppose to be in the company, but let's have a tournament for it. Let's just do whatever with the tournament as who cares about the title." I remember when the title meant everything. I remember it was huge to be named WWE Champion. People dreamt of being WWE Champion. Now, it's nothing special. It doesn't mean anything anymore.

Lastly, the whole McMahon/Triple H scenario is out there. So Vince comes down and then Triple H and Triple H says that Vince isn't the owner anymore. Triple H says he is the owner. Here is where that is wrong. First off, that is not logical. That is not real. If it was real, WWE would have a press conference about it. Not only isn't it fake, but it could affect WWE's stock in the New York Stock Exchange. WWE just doesn't know the results of their stories. Not only that, I don't get why WWE goes and changes the owner while they still have the Raw GM be a computer. Why WWE would go so far and make a new owner is beyond me. We do know that Triple H will be the owner of WWE once Vince leaves, but I know that Vince isn't leaving anytime soon. How do I know? Well he did an interview on some news station a couple weeks ago. He talked about leaving and he said he will leave when he knows he can't do it anymore. He did say that he thinks he still has it. That is not going to change in a couple weeks. If it's a transition for Triple H to become owner, then it's a good transition. I just know that won't happen for awhile.

When I was watching Smackdown with a family member, the McMahon/Triple H from Raw video aired. Now the family member never watches wrestling. Usually though, when some segment from wrestling comes on, you want them to be hooked. You want them to watch the next week and week after that. Well they saw the video from what happened on Raw and they said it was dumb. I know they won't be watching it next week. What does that say? The scenario can't draw in someone who usually doesn't watch it. They didn't find it interesting. Not only that, they probably can tell it's not real.

WWE creative doesn't know how to book logical stories. Did some find it interesting....sure....but was it! WWE may have excited some people with it, but only time will tell. Some ask what I would do differently. Well.....

I would book the WWE as follows:

I will have Vince McMahon himself come on camera for Raw. As he would come on, he will not set up any tournament. He will plead for CM Punk to come back. He would then explain that he will send people out to try to retrieve the title from Punk. As he is talking, Triple H would then come out. He will tell Vince that he doesn't have it anymore. He will tell Vince that he hasn't been doing anything to give the fans what they want. He would blame Vince for the terrible slump Raw and the whole WWE is in. He will then go on and talk about the whole Raw GM scenario. Vince would get furious. Triple H would talk about how it's a huge mistake and a bad idea as Vince McMahon thought of it himself. Vince would get more angered. Triple H says he can do better. Vince can't take it anymore and he reveals the GM. The Raw GM is......HIMSELF! Triple H would then go on to blame Vince for loosing the title, loosing some huge stars in the WWE, and completely going blind with the booking of the WWE. Vince asks Triple H if he can do any better, and Triple H says he can. Vince can't take it anymore. Vince makes Triple H the Raw GM for a couple weeks/months. If Triple H can't get done with what he wants to accomplish, he will take bad Triple H's GM position. Triple H that he will get the title back and other things as he knows what to do. (We all know Punk really isn't going to leave the company).

I am not the booker or creative writer for WWE though. While we will see something else on television, we won't be seeing any of that!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Hyped-Up Mess

CM Punk vs. John Cena at Money in the Bank. Some are saying that it was a classic, 5 star match. Some simply loved it. Some are talking about it nonstop. Well I did watch the match and I have to disagree with them. Some say it was one of the top matches in years......but the some is not me and I can tell you exactly why.

One reason why this match is overly talked about can be described in one word.....botch! I found countless times where the moves from either Cena or Punk did not connect at all. I am not saying that punk can't hit a target, I am saying that both messed up quite a bit.  There were some punches and some other big moves that just didn't work out in their favor. I don't want to take anything away from Punk as he is one of my favorites, but you can't deny the truth.

Another reason why I think this match is overly talked about is how boring the match was, plain and simple.  I was expecting the match to have some huge moves from Cena himself since he barely puts on any big time moves. The only good moves we saw was from Punk and that was the suicide dive and the sunset flip power bomb (Even that was a botch).  Besides talking about big time moves, the match itself was boring. The whole beginning and middle was just dragging along. Yes, they had some match wrestling there, but come on, don't waste time doing simple armlocks.  Actually, I left the room during the match. It was just plain boring. It was about 2/3 into the match that it actually picked up. It had to be after the third Attitude Adjustment, which was pretty close to the ending. There were times where I thought the match was going to end, but it did not. It was when McMahon came out that really caught my attention. Who would have guessed?! The owner of the company I keep criticizing actually made the match interesting.  When he motioned for the bell, I was thinking "Not enough Montreal incident". To my dismay, Cena saved the match, which is really surprising. What is that, the second save of the night?! First Vince and then Cena! So Cena got back in the ring and Punk hit the GTS and got the win!

Was I surprised? Yes! Was it shocking? Yes! Was it logical? No! I knew when Punk came to the ring that something was up. I mean he came out with a new shirt. WWE never makes a new shirt for someone when they are leaving. Some will counter and say Edge or Shawn Michaels. Please! They were retiring! With Punk winning, there is nothing logical about this scenario. They say Cena is fired. How many times do they have to do that? I mean they did it last year. We know Cena is not fired, so stop trying to fool us. Don't insult my intelligence, WWE. Second, I know you will never allow someone who is leaving the company take the title. Yes, they have the 90 day clause, but it doesn't matter. The title is still the title. Since Punk won the title, we can conclude that he is staying with the company. I don't mind having the whole "Punk is leaving and if he wins, he will take the title". He was about to leave, plain and simple. The problem is the whole Cena being fired angle!

Lastly, I read some people talking about how that match is what wrestling is all about. Really? Seriously? I can not tell you how ashamed I am because they said that. If they want wrestling matches in the WWE, then they can talk about Shawn vs. Taker. They can talk about Angle vs. Brock.  If they truly want to talk about wrestling, then they should be talking about TNA's last PPV, Destination X! That is where the wrestling was. That was nonstop, amazing, back and forth action. That is what I am talking about!  Sure, some people do like different styles of wrestling, but if you are saying that the Punk/Cena match is what wrestling is all about, then that is stating a fact, not your opinion.

Was the match good? Sure. Was the match the best in years? No! Both Cena and Punk gave it their best. I give both of them credit where it is due. It probably won't be the last time we see the match. The match was average. On the bright side, Cena lost! The PPV was named, Money in the Bank. That is where I kept my the bank!