WWE Raw World Tour Review 6/12/11

So I got to the arena around 3 to try to get some Autographs but nobody came over and even some of them didn’t bother to acknowledge us. I saw Cena, Miz, Swagger, Kofi, Punk, Truth, Ryder, Ziggler, Otunga, McGillicutty, Ryan, Riley, Bourne, Masters, Bella’s, Kelly, Eve & Phoenix. We got let into the arena around 4 and I was in my seats by 4:15, pretty packed.

The show started at 5 and we were welcomed by Justin Roberts and we did the National Anthem, they didn’t waste time and the show was underway right after.

– Evan Bourne def. Jack Swagger

This was actually a good match and was given time unlike any of their other TV matches. The crowd was hot and heavily behind Evan Bourne. The match ended when Bourne hit the Airbourne, but these two can definitely work when given the opportunity.

Justin Roberts then introduced a Guest Hostess which was Eve. She came to the ring and said that she will be hosting a contest before intermission for a prize. The Bella Twins interrupted and cut a heel promo on her. They were going to attack her but Phoenix and Kelly made the save and Eve made turned it into a Tag Match.

– Kelly Kelly & Beth Phoenix def. The Bella Twins

This was your basic Diva’s Match, nothing was really wrong with it. The crowd wasn’t really into it too much. Kelly got the pin and all 3 Diva’s celebrated in the ring.

– Percy Watson def. Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder got a huge pop as expected. Nobody knew who Percy Watson was at all; I overheard a few conversations asking if he was the guy from NXT. A small “Who are you?” chant broke out. Short Match, again nothing wrong with it; I don’t understand why Percy went over but whatever. Post match Dolph Ziggler attacked Percy on the ramp way and started cutting a promo on how he’s winning the US Title and bringing it to Vickie and taking cheap shots at the city.

– Kofi Kingston © def. Dolph Ziggler (United States Championship)

Before the Match started, Kofi threw his shirt into the crowd and I caught it but it got ripped out of my hands… This was easily the MOTN, these two worked really well together. I’m definitely looking forward to their match at Capitol Punishment because these guys can go. Ziggler mocked Shawn Michaels with a kip up and tuning up the band for Sweet Chin Music. The finish was Ziggler missing SCM and getting hit with the Trouble in Paradise. Again, Very fun match and got a good amount of time.

Eve came out and announced the Contest Rules which were, 4 people would be selected and they had to dance. The crowd would pick the winner and the prize was getting to go backstage to meet your favorite WWE Superstar. 3 of the people sucked, but the little kid that won totally tour that shit up. He got a huge pop and was announced the winner.

– Santino, Vladimir Kozlov & Chris Masters def. The New Nexus

This was actually not that bad of a match and pretty fun. This actually got a good amount of time. Santino got the 2nd biggest pop of the night, and picked up the win on McGuillicutty with the Cobra.

– Alex Riley def. The Miz Via DQ

This was definitely the worst match of the night and was very boring. It got way too much time and one sided the whole way through. I really don’t think Riley is that good of a worker and feel bad that these guys have a PPV match. If it turns out to be anything like this match then I feel bad for the viewers. Miz cut a promo before the match and easily got the biggest heat of the night, it got so loud you couldn’t even hear the guy. Riley came out and got a pretty big pop, not everybody was behind him though. The finish was Miz hitting A-Ry with the briefcase getting him disqualified.

– John Cena © def. R-Truth & CM Punk (WWE Championship)

This was a very good match, Cena obviously got the biggest pop of the night. I really hope they have this match televised because it worked really well. Lots of “Let’s go Cena” and “Cena Sucks” chant battles. At one point the crowd chanted “You can’t wrestle” at Cena but the little kids joined in and Cena directed the chant at R-Truth and started mocking him. This got a good amount of time and the crowd was into it the whole time. The finish was CM Punk getting a bag of powder and tried throwing it in Cena’s face but Cena hit his hand causing it to go into Punk’s face and hit him with the Attitude Adjustment for the pin. As soon as the match ended I ran up to the guard rail and tried to get Cena to sign my shit but he just stared at me and kept going through the crowd, fuck him.

Overall the show was really fun and went by really fast, I would say it was worth the money but the Cena incident just left me with a bad taste in my mouth…


Smackdown World Tour – 8/28/2010 Review

Smackdown! World Tour – 8/28/10

I Got to the Arena around 5:30 and stood where the Superstars park to go into the show. We saw names like Khali, Alberto Del Rio, Santino, Kozlov, Kelly Kelly, MVP, Jamie Keys & Dean Malenko. None of them came over to sign for us though.

We got into the arena and in our seats by 7:00 and the show started with Tony Chimel introducing us and the Star Spangle Banner. The Opener was Santino & Vladimir Kozlov vs. Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins. There were 3 Shows this day so Smackdown lacked some midcarders so this show used some RAW talent. Anyways, Santino made it a pretty funny match. It went on for a good 10-15 mins. Archer & Hawkins controlled the match until Santino got the hot tag to Vladimir. Vladimir cleaned house and then tagged in Santino to hit the Cobra on Hawkin’s for the win. Santino was massively over with the crowd. After the match Alberto Del Rio hit the ring and cleaned house. He then got on the mic and said how he took out Rey Mysterio, and hes going to do the same to that immigrant Chavo later tonight.

The next match was Tyler Rekks vs. Christian. Christian was also massively over with the crowd. I haven’t seen Tyler Rekks since ECW, but he worked a decent match with Christian. Chrisitan won the match with the Killswitch. The match went on for a good 10 mins.

The next match was Layla vs. Kelly Kelly for the Women’s Title. Before the match Jamie Keys came out for a trivia question for someone to sit Ringside and ring the bell. The question was what PPV is on September 19th. Sadly, 2 people got this question wrong… The crowd was pretty silent for this match, and was your typical Divas match. Kelly did a botched back spring arm drag off the rope and almost broke her neck.  Layla went over when Kelly went for a sunset flip but was countered for the win.

The next match was a 2 on 1 Handicap match, Dudebusters vs. Great Khali. Pretty fun match thanks to the Dudebusters, but it wasn’t a complete squash. Obviously Khali went over when he hit Croft in the head with a Punjabi Chop from a Springboard, and hit Baretta with a Choke Press Slam.

We went to a brief intermission where I went to get the CM Punk Salvation Shirt =)

Back from intermission, CM Punk vs. MVP. Punk cut a Sick promo before the match saying how 2 Years ago he was chanted in this very same arena, and nothing has changed in him. He is still Drug, Alcohol, and Pill free. He said that the crowd is the ones that changed and not for the better. MVP came out and said Punk stole his catch phrase that he was saying in 2007 on how he was better than everyone. CM Punk took a good 5 minutes to get into the ring. When the match finally started, it turned out to be a really good match. I can see these turning into a feud and these two can definitely work a good match. Punk went over when he hit the GTS.

The next match was Alberto Del Rio vs. Chavo Guerrero. I’m guessing this will happen soon on Smackdown, and now apparently Chavo is a face. Anyways pretty good match here, Del Rio worked on Chavo’s arm quite a bit. Chavo finally hit the 3 Amigos and followed it up with a Frog Splash. Everyone thought it was over but Del Rio grabbed the bottom rope. He then threw Chavo into the Ring post and hit the Spinning Arm Bar to pick up the win.

The Main Event was Big Show vs. Kane in a Steel Cage for the World Heavyweight Title. Big Show probably got the biggest pop of the night. This was a pretty good match for these two. It went on a good 15 mins but the cage wasn’t really used. The finish came when CM Punk came out and threw a chair in to Kane. Kane hit Big Show with it and hit a DDT on the chair to retain the belt. After the match Punk went in the ring and got KO Punched by Big Show to send Majority of the crowd home happy. Punk sold this and was laid out in the middle of the ring for at least 10 mins no joke. After most of the crowd left, Punk got helped to the back. Now my seats were right above the entrance, and when CM Punk past me I yelled “Hey Punk what happened to Serena”. He said “She got fired, idiot”. OMG I was marking out and thought the night wouldn’t get better.

After the show I returned to the Parking lot were all the Superstars left. I saw Kane, Big Show, MVP, Kelly, Punk, & Chavo. Surprisingly Chavo & MVP signed autos. I got to meet Chavo and got a Auto in my Program. I was so close to MVP but security told him that was enough. But still I think meeting Chavo was pretty cool. Overall I had a lot of fun at the show, and hope to go to it again in September.