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.


TNA Destination X 2012 PPV Review

– Mason Andrews def. Rubix, Lars Only & Dakota Darsow (TNA X-Division Championship Tournament Qualifier) ***

– Mason Andrews def. Kid Kash (TNA X-Division Championship Tournament Semi-Finals) ** ¼

– Kenny King def. Douglas Williams (TNA X-Division Championship Tournament Semi-Finals) ** ¾

– Sonjay Dutt def. Rashad Cameron (TNA X-Division Championship Tournament Semi-Finals) ** ½

– Zema Ion def. Flip Casanova (TNA X-Division Championship Tournament Semi-Finals) **

– Samoa Joe def. Kurt Angle (BFG Series Match) *** ¾

– AJ Styles def. Christopher Daniels (Last Man Standing) ****

– Zema Ion def. Mason Andrews, Sonjay Dutt & Kenny King (TNA X-Division Championship Tournament Finals/Ultimate X) *** ¼

–  Austin Aries def. Bobby Roode © (TNA World Heavyweight Championship) **** ¼

Overall: 8.5

ROH Unity Review

– All Night Express vs. Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin ** ¾

– Mike Bennett vs. Mike Sydal * ½

– The Young Bucks vs. The Bravados *** ¼

– Kevin Steen & Jimmy Jacobs vs. El Generico & BJ Whitmer (No Disqualification) *** ½

– The Colony vs. Jay Lethal, Adam Cole & TJ Perkins *** ½

– WGTT vs. Team Ambition ** ¾

– The Briscoes © vs. Hallowicked & Jigsaw (ROH Tag Team Championship) *** ½

Overall: 7.5

ROH Best in the World 2012 iPPV Review

– The Briscoes def. Guardians of Truth **

– Homicide def. Eddie Edwards ** ¾

– Adam Cole def. Kyle O’Reilly (Hybrid Fighting Rules) *** ¾

– Michael Elgin def. Fit Finlay ** ¼

– Mike Mondo def. Mike Bennett * ¼

– Roderick Strong © def. Tommaso Ciampa & Jay Lethal (ROH TV Championship) *** ¼

– All Night Express def. WGTT © (ROH Tag Team Championship) ** ¾

– Kevin Steen © def. Davey Richards (ROH World Championship) **** ¼

Overall: 7.0

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.

TNA Slammiversary 2012 PPV Review

– Austin Aries © def. Samoa Joe (TNA X-Division Championship) *** ½

– Hernandez def. Kid Kash **

– Devon & Garrett Bischoff def. Robbie E & Robbie T * ½

– Mr. Anderson def. RVD & Jeff Hardy (#1 Contender’s Match) *** ½

– James Storm def. Crimson * ¼

– Miss Tessmacher def. Gail Kim © (TNA Knockouts Championship) ½ *

– Joseph Park def. Bully Ray (Anything Goes Match) N/A

– AJ Styles & Kurt Angle def. Christopher Daniels & Kaz © (TNA Tag Team Championship) ****

– Bobby Roode © def. Sting (TNA World Heavyweight Championship) ** ¼

Overall: 7.5

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.