WWE Survivor Series 2012 PPV Review

– Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd & Brodus Clay def. The Prime Time Players, Primo, Epico & Tensai (Traditional Survivor Series Match) ***

– Eve © def. Kaitlyn (WWE Diva’s Championship) *

– Antonio Cesaro © def. R-Truth (United States Championship) **

– Sheamus def. Big Show © (Via DQ) (World Heavyweight Championship) ***

– Team Ziggler def. Team Foley (Traditional Survivor Series Match) *** ¼

– CM Punk © def. Ryback & John Cena (WWE Championship) *** ¼

Overall: 6.25


WWE Hell in a Cell 2012 PPV Review

– Randy Orton def. Alberto Del Rio ***

– Team Rhodes Scholars def. Team Hell No © (Via DQ) (WWE Tag Team Championships) ***

– Kofi Kingston © def. The Miz (Intercontinental Championship) ** ¾

– Antonio Cesaro © def. Justin Gabriel (United States Championship) ** ½

– Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio def. The Prime Time Players **

– Big Show def. Sheamus © (World Heavyweight Championship) ** ¾

– Eve © def. Kaitlyn & Layla (Diva’s Championship) *

– CM Punk © def. Ryback (WWE Championship/Hell in a Cell) ** ¼

Overall: 5.75

WWE Night of Championship 2012 PPV Review

Zack Ryder wins #1 Contender’s Battle Royal * ¾ (Not Counted)

– The Miz © def. Sin Cara, Cody Rhodes & Rey Mysterio (Intercontinental Championship) ** ¾

– Daniel Bryan & Kane def. Kofi Kingston & R-Truth © (WWE Tag Team Championship) ** ½

– Antonio Cesaro © def. Zack Ryder (United States Championship) ** ½

– Randy Orton def. Dolph Ziggler *** ½

– Eve def. Layla © (Diva’s Championship) ½ *

– Sheamus © def. Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Championship) *** ¼

– CM Punk © vs. John Cena (Draw) (WWE Championship) **** ½

Overall: 7.25

WWE SummerSlam 2012 PPV Review

Antonio Cesaro def. Santino © (United States Championship) ** (Not Counted)

– Chris Jericho def. Dolph Ziggler *** ½

– Daniel Bryan def. Kane ** ¾

– The Miz © def. Rey Mysterio (Intercontinental Championship) ***

– Sheamus © def. Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Championship) *** ¼

– Kofi Kingston & R-Truth © def. Prime Time Players (WWE Tag Team Championship) ** ¼

– CM Punk © def. Big Show & John Cena (WWE Championship) *** ¼

– Brock Lesnar def. Triple H (No DQ, No Countout) ***

Overall: 7.25

Overall Thoughts – Our last WWE 25th Anniversary PPV and tonight it’s SummerSlam. We kicked off the night with Jericho/Ziggler which was MOTN. I was expecting a bit more but for the time they were given it was fine. Clearly these guys have chemistry with each other and it sucks they can’t put on anymore matches continuing this feud because we’d all love to see it. I do agree with the result because Jericho earned it, he’s came back and put everybody he’s worked with over, so he deserves a moment before he leaves. Kane/Bryan was pretty good, it would have obviously been better with more time. They were both working well together and then they ended the match in a way you would set up for another one, so I guess this feud isn’t over. Miz/Mysterio was definitely a sleeper and better than I thought. These guys have a lot of chemistry together and had a nice match here. Rey was really on his game tonight, a lot of nice spots from him. Nice to have Miz pick up another retain under his belt and hopefully they both just move on from here. Sheamus/ADR was good and better than last month’s match. It was a totally different type of match which worked unlike at MITB where they tried to be technical. It was going really well but then they ended it and I really did not like the finish at all; two years in a row we get a finish like this. Look forward to another rematch next month. The Tag Team Championship match was decent; I really think this is where they should have given PTP the belts. Primo & Epico should have also been in this match since they’ve been involved with this feud but what are you gonna do. The match itself was fine, some nice moves here and there but there was nothing special and no reactions. This is why AW leaving this team is gonna hurt them in the long run. Hopefully PTP can pick up the belts next month at Night of Champions. Punk/Cena/Show was pretty fun surprisingly; you would expect Big Show to hold the match down, which he did, but they still worked him into the match in a good way. They had a few really cool spots in here; everybody had their moments and whatnot. I didn’t like the match being restarted only to go another minute or so. Don’t know what they’ll do with Punk from here but we’ll see. Lesnar/HHH was a bit disappointing but still good. They had another fight match which is all Lesnar seems to have but it was definitely physical. Lesnar was really selling his stomach during the match and had me thinking he was beat but HHH still put him over. Triple H teased retirement towards the end which I really want to see what happens with that. It would be dumb to have a rematch between these two at WrestleMania but who knows.

WWE Money in the Bank 2012 PPV Review

Kofi Kingston & R-Truth © def. Hunico & Camacho (WWE Tag Team Championship) ** (Not Counted)

– Dolph Ziggler def. Santino, Damien Sandow, Tensai & Tyson Kidd, Christian, Sin Cara & Cody Rhodes (World Heavyweight Championship MITB) *** ½

– Sheamus © def. Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Championship) ***

– Primo & Epico def. The Prime Time Players ** ½

– CM Punk © def. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship/Special Guest Referee: AJ/No DQ) **** ¼

– Ryback def. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks *

– Layla, Kaitlyn & Tamina def. Beth Phoenix, Eve & Natalya * ½

– John Cena def. Chris Jericho, Big Show, Kane & The Miz (WWE Championship MITB) *** ¼

Overall: 7.5

Overall Thoughts – The show kicked off the as expected with the SmackDown MITB Ladder Match and I gotta say I was disappointed. This is was really sloppy and it just didn’t have that many big spots we’re used to seeing. This is one of my least favorite MITB but it was still very good. There was definitely some good stuff in this match and it was fun, but I don’t think it was as good as previous MITB’s. I don’t really agreeing with Ziggler winning too because it proves he can’t get it done the clean way and has to most likely resort into a quick cash in. ADR/Sheamus was a little slow and dull but it was still pretty good. They did a few nice spots here and there but it was mostly a technical match. The finish pretty much came out of nowhere and I was expecting more. PTP/Colons was very fun; not only was the match competitive but when you have Abraham Washington at ringside it honestly makes it 10 times better. This was probably these guys’ best match together because they had a chance to work. I really like this storyline as well, best Tag Team storyline WWE has had in a few years forsure. Punk/Bryan was MOTN; a totally different style then Over the Limit and it was still up there with that match. There was definitely some technical wrestling in there but a lot of hard hitting spots as well. The storytelling in this was also really well done. I wasn’t bored with it at all but I feel AJ was a distraction. I’m glad that she didn’t ruin the match’s outcome but I felt the belt should have changed hands here, regardless, great match. The Ryback & Diva’s matches were really unnecessary; I don’t get what’s so hard about announcing some matches before hand. The WWE Championship MITB Ladder Match was probably the worst of all time, it was good but it just wasn’t there for me. Most of these guys just didn’t belong in a match like this since there wasn’t much for them to do spot wise. The outcome was way too predictable, everybody saw this coming. The PPV was good but really disappointing, probably the worst one they’ve done and definitely the 2 worst MITB Ladder Matches they have produced.

WWE No Way Out 2012 PPV Review

– Brodus Clay def. David Otunga ¾ * (Not Counted)

– Sheamus © def. Dolph Ziggler (World Heavyweight Championship) *** ½

– Santino def. Ricardo Rodriguez (Tuxedo Match) DUD

– Christian © def. Cody Rhodes (Intercontinental Championship) *** ¼

– Primetime Playas def. Epico & Primo, Usos, Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd (#1 Contender’s Match) ***

– Layla © def. Beth Phoenix (Diva’s Championship) *

– Sin Cara def. Hunico * ¾

– CM Punk © def. Daniel Bryan & Kane (WWE Championship) *** ¾

– Ryback def. Jobbers N/A

– John Cena def. Big Show (Cage Match) * ½

Overall: 6.25

Overall Thoughts – The show kicked off with the World Heavyweight Championship match like this is WrestleMania or something but it was still very good. I think 5 more minutes could have made it great but it is what it is. Dolph and Sheamus definitely worked well, it just sucked it had to be thrown together at the last minute and Dolph didn’t get any build. New Jersey was all for Dolph, there were nice good sequences and spots, good stuff. Ricardo/Santino was complete garbage as expected, just wasted everybody’s time. Cody/Christian was pretty good and very fun, but again it needed some more time. This was better than their OTL match since they actually had some buildup to this. The false finish in this was perfect and the finishing sequence was even better. The 4 Way Tag was a lot of fun, I was a big fan of this match and especially outcome. There was a ton of cool spots in here although there were some dull points, good match. The Diva’s match was a bit worse than OTL but it’s not like that was good either. This was just clearly thrown together as filler, nothing special. Hunico/Sin Cara was another filler which didn’t do this PPV any favors. This is just a match you can tune into Smackdown for, nothing special again. The WWE Championship Match was really good, obviously people thought Kane would ruin the match but it was still pretty damn good. Everybody worked well and there were some real nice spots. The only thing I didn’t like was the finish, I think it was a real weak way to cap that match off. Ryback, he’s gotta be 16-0 by now right? Cena/Show was another terrible main event; it was really hard to sit through. The finish was really confusing as well, didn’t get why they had a race to the finish if they were just gonna have Cena win and on top of that the ref was still down so he never confirmed the decision. This was definitely the worst PPV WWE has had yet but it was still decent.

WWE Over the Limit 2012 PPV Review

Kane def. Zack Ryder * ½ (Not counted)

– Christian wins People Power Battle Royal ** ½

– R-Truth & Kofi Kingston © def. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (WWE Tag Team Championship) ***

– Layla © def. Beth Phoenix (Diva’s Championship) * ¾

– Sheamus © def. Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho & Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Championship) *** ¾

– Brodus Clay def. The Miz * ¼

– Christian def. Cody Rhodes © (Intercontinental Championship) ***

– CM Punk © def. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship) **** ½

– Ryback def. Camacho N/A

– John Laurinaitis def. John Cena DUD

Overall: 7.5

Overall Thoughts – The show kicked off with a Battle Royal to determine a US or IC Championship title match for later that night. I was really surprised when Christian came out even though he’s back to Mid Card status for now. The match was pretty fun for the most part. The Tag Title match was good, it had some pretty dull parts in it but I thought it was good. When Kofi got the hot tag towards the end it really picked up, the finish was also really cool. Layla/Beth wasn’t that bad, Layla has improved a lot since returning. She sold her injured knee well which played up well to the finish. Don’t know where they’re gonna go from here but I think everybody has been anticipating Kharma for months now. The Fatal 4 Way was really good and a ton of fun. This was near fall city, really action packed as expected. I really bought into a couple of false finishes but Sheamus ended up retaining. I guess they go to ADR/Sheamus from here but good stuff. Aren’t we past the random Brodus Clay PPV matches? Well this month is Miz and yet again it’s not good. What the Miz has become is just sad and I’ll leave it at that. Brodus just beat up Miz and that’s really it, nothing good. Christian/Rhodes was pretty good and a nice surprise. I’m hoping these guys start a feud since I think it can go places but good stuff here. They worked well with each other for the most part and had a few nice spots here and there. It could have gone a bit longer and the crowd could have woken up a bit but still good stuff. Punk/Bryan was MOTN as expected. This was excellent, the storytelling and in ring work was just so, so good. The finish was just so unexpected and left me wanting more, but this was phenomenal. I really hope to see a rematch but this was damn good. Ryback/Camacho, Well at least Ryback has moved on to employed jobbers. Thank god for that filler because we all know we needed it from the previous match. Laurinaitis/Cena was everything everyone expected it to be, terrible. We all knew Big Show would come back, this wasn’t good at all and the fact that this went on last is a joke. I’m positive nobody wants to see another Cena/Show feud. This PPV was an up and down show, both good and bad stuff, not great.