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Wrestlemania 26 thoughts…

So I watched, “Wrestlemania 26” last night. I thought it was pretty good. Nothing amazing or mind blowing, but like always, there was only a few matches last night that I liked a lot. The ones that I liked: “Undertaker vs. HBK”, “Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted Dibiase”, “Chris Jericho vs. Edge”, and “John Cena vs. Batista”. Lets talk about why I like them. 

I’ll talk about why I don’t like the ones I didn’t list below:

The Good

Undertaker vs. HBK Shawn Michaels: This was indeed the best match of the night. Both men performed amazingly. I had goosebumps watching this one. Like always HBK is Mr. Wrestlemania, indeed. They don’t call him that for nothing and HBK proved why he is Mr. Wrestlemania last night. It was pretty technical wrestling actually too and you don’t expect that from these guys. Whether you like The Undertaker or not, Mark Calloway (‘Taker’s real name), is an amazing performer, he’s one of the bests, you can’t deny that. ‘Taker is a great wrestler, good mic worker, etc. I’ve always been a fan of both of these guys. I think the Undertaker got injured a few times for “real”. They were “real” injuries, I believe. In pro wrestling, yes, most everything is fake, but sometimes a wrestler can get injured for real. The Undertaker injured his leg while trying to do his “Old School” move on the top rope but failed. The Undertaker also injured his arm. There was real blood on it and you can tell. Although WWE is PG rating, and there is no blood allowed, Undertaker getting blood was an accident, I believe. I think he cut his arm by mistake when trying to do a move in the ring somehow. You gotta give the respects to ‘Taker, ’cause no matter the real injuries, he continues the match like a professional.

Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted Dibiase: Triple threat match of three 3rd generation superstars. Randy Orton is the son of “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Cody Rhodes is the son of Dusty Rhodes “The American Dream”. Ted Dibiase Jr. is obviously the son of “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase Sr. These three had a match together and it was wonderfully performed by the three of them. Great wrestling and Randy Orton was looking great out there. Look like Randy Orton will get forced to turn into a “babyface” wrestler soon ’cause he was getting cheers all over. I’ve always liked Randy Orton. I always thought he was one of the best performers in WWE. Although Randy has always been a “heel”, fans are starting to like him anyways. This was a great match.

Chris Jericho vs. Edge: I’m happy that Chris Jericho won and retained his belt. I didn’t want him to lose it to Edge ’cause I’m tired of Edge getting the belt all the time. I had a feeling this match was going to be a good one and it was.

John Cena vs. Batista: Although I don’t agree with John Cena becoming champ again which he won this one again, of course. The reason I liked this match so much was the interesting crowd reaction. Batista is originally supposed to be a badguy wrestler, a “heel”, but did Batista get boos during this match? Nope. Batista was actually getting a standing ovation and cheers all over the place while John Cena gets his usual mix of “boos” and “cheers”. Batista got a stronger applause from the crowd than Cena did. The wrestling skills were good as well. Gotta give props and respects to both of them.

The Bad

Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk: I think this match was meant to be for kids ’cause Rey Mysterio is extremely popular with children. I don’t like CM Punk’s new gimmick and character, he’s going into. I like him being a solo wrestler more and CM Punk getting into this religion thing, is just dumb.

The Diva Tag Match: That Diva tag match was probably the worst match of the night. Will WWE ever improve the women’s division again?

The Money In the Bank Ladder Match: It was kind of fun, but most of it we already saw a few times in the first few ladder matches. Pretty much the same stuff we’ve already seen. I was also dissapointed in the winner too. I didn’t like Jack Swagger winning. I was hoping for Kane or Christian.

Bret vs. Vince: Wow, what a trainwreck of the most anticipated match ever. Vince and the writers of WWE ruined it big time, in my opinion. I was very dissapointed with this one. It wasn’t that long, and I was expecting Vince and Bret to go at it back and forth, not Bret making Vince look like a baby. Having the entire Hart family being involved in the Lumberjack was a nice idea, but it was too predictable that the Hart family were going to be on Bret’s side. Stupid, Vince, stupid. I was expecting Vince to get help from Batista, possibly Shane McMahon and other wrestlers  but none of that happened. It would have been awesome if a whole bunch of wrestlers go at it against the Hart family. Thumbs down on this match.  I was expecting more.

Other than that, not a bad Wrestlemania. I enjoyed it. Hope it will be better next year.

Kev

Last night’s RAW was real good.

Last night’s RAW with baseball legend Pete Rose being the guest host, was a really good show. I loved how the WWE finally put an end to the Pete Rose vs. Kane feud by having Shawn Michaels HBK wrestle Kane in a match. HBK won it, it helped put an end to the Pete Rose vs. Kane feud for good. I don’t expect the feud to go on any longer. I could be wrong though. Pete Rose could be at Wrestlemania to cost Kane the win of the “Money in the Bank Ladder Match”. Last night was almost like a Brothers of Destruction reunion for Undertaker and Kane. ‘Taker and Kane didn’t get in the ring at the same time, they switched places when the lights went off. So it was close for a ‘Taker and Kane reunion.

The Bret Hart segment was great. Bret came out giving a speech that he promises that he will beat Vince at Wrestlemania, then when Bret finished his speech, Vince came out and said something like, “This Sunday, you will be screwed”, then Vince walked to the back. This is why I don’t think Bret will win the match. The WWE has another “screwjob” planned for Bret at this year’s Wrestlemania. It could be worse than the Montreal one.

My favorite part of last night’s RAW was the Batista and John Cena segment at the end of it. Batista was out in the ring giving a speech surrounded by security, Cena comes out to join him. Batista says he’s in the WWE to make money and to win titles, and John Cena said something that’s awesome. He said, “I don’t see the animal, I see Dave Batista”. After Cena saying that makes me look forward to this match up now. I’m really impressed with Batista’s mic skills lately. He use to suck on the mic in the past, but he’s improving. Batista is doing a really good job playing a heel and he makes a good badguy. As for my prediction on who’ll win this matchup, I think it will be no one other than John Cena winning…so there can be another John Cena vs. Randy Orton match in the future.

I’m definetly watching WM-26 this Sunday and hope it’s gonna be a good one. I think there is a UFC ppv the night before, but I’m not watching UFC ’cause them Wrestlemania ppv’s the prices go a bit higher, so one ppv this month is enough for me.

I’m sure we’ll get a few returning wrestlers at WM-26. Possibly the Rock ’cause Dwayne confirmed a WWE return earlier this year. It be nice to see the Rock at Wrestlemania. If the Rock was to interfere a match, I see him doing a run-in during the Batista vs. Cena one. That’ll be a perfect way for the Rock vs. John Cena feud to start.

Kev

Thought: Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 26, who will win the match?

So Wrestlemania 26 is just around the corner, it’s next Sunday folks! To be honest, I’m not very excited for this year’s Wrestlemania. Not a very exciting card this year. I am looking forward to seeing a few matches though. Bret vs. Vince is one of them. I will say what my prediction is on who will win this match. Who will win? This answer may surprise you….

Who I think will win this match Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon….the winner will simply be no one other than Vince McMahon. Why? Because on RAW the last few weeks, they have been showing clues that Vince could possibly win. They’ve been making it look like Bret Hart is going to beat Vince no matter what. Not gonna happen. Bret Hart’s run in WWE will be up to Wrestlemania. If Vince wins, it’ll be Vince’s way of retiring Bret for good. Bret will probably get a “You’re Fired” from Vince after the match.

Yes, Vince will probably get some help from other fellow wrestlers to help him win the match. Maybe a surprise run in interference with Shane McMahon or maybe another returning wrestler that is about to surprise the audience. Anyway, something huge and shocking will happen in this matchup.

I’ll watch Wrestlemania of course, but I feel this year’s card, is just a typical RAW episode. Other matches I look forward to is “Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker” and “The Money in the Bank” ladder match. That’s it, I think. Who knows, maybe the ppv will actually end up being a real good one, but I am predicting there will be like one or two good matches.

Kev

Report: John Cena challenges The Rock for “Wrestlemania 26″…

WWE superstar, and the leading star of the action film, “12 Rounds”, John Cena speaks out to MTV News, challenging the Rock to a main event match for “Wrestlemania 26” next year. John Cena may not get to wrestle the Rock for this year’s Wrestlemania but there’s always next. Will the Rock come back to WWE next year to accept John Cena’s challenge finally? The Rock vs. John Cena in a wrestling match never happened in WWE before. It’s a dream match that wrestling fans want. So please Dwayne, next year, take some time off from movies, and come back to WWE for a little while.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/03/27/john-cena-wants-a-piece-of-the-rock-at-wrestlmania-xxvi/

Now that sounds like a good main event for next year’s Wrestlemania: The Rock vs. John Cena. I want to see that match too if it’ll ever happen.

My idea for main events for next year’s Wrestlemania:

The Rock vs. John Cena

Stone Cold vs. Hulk Hogan (another dream match that never happened)

Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. HBK Shawn Michaels (a rematch that all wrestling fans are dying to see!!!)

The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho (another dream match that never happened, Jericho is always picking on the legends of WWE, he’s never had a feud with the Undertaker yet, here’s hoping this will happen next year!)

Now, that sounds like a Wrestlemania!!! I doubt those matches would ever happen, but it’ll be nice.

Kev