Segment 1 Opening
This was interesting first seeing Shane rushing in to the building not sure what that was suppose to accomplish but it was different. Then the promo he and Stephanie did was good. Im glad the McMahons are back in the picture, but at the same time not being shoved down our throats. I’m interested to see where this is going between those two. Anyhing involving the McMahons is great and this should be no difference. I give this segment a 4 out of 5 stars.
Match 1 John Morrison & Miz v.s. Rey Mysterio & Shawn Michaels
Solid match as you would expect out of these 4 nothing really special as far as in ring stuff goes. Afterwards when John Morrison attacks Shawn makes me wonder are they hinting at a Shawn vs Morrsion feud down the road somewhere? I was very shocked when JBL kicked Morrison b/c I thought it was just going to be like any other doubleteam beatdown that we’ve seen time and time again, but they threw a swerve at us. Then when Grisham interviewed JBL and he said he made some sort of deal with Shawn made me wonder what that could be. I give this match and everything else a 4.5 stars.
Segment 2 Kennedy returns
Great to see Kennedy back (like the new goatee). I still say if he can stay injury free long enough he could become World or WWE Champ easy. He has so much charisma and reminds me of The Rock so much. And is also a great worker. As far as this segment goes pointless. They could have waited and made Mr. Kennedy’s return really special and make it impactful. This was just so pointless and would have been even more pointless had anyone else done it, but Kennedy had the charisma to make it a non channel flipping segment. I give the segmen 1.5 stars just for Mr Kennedy
We are then told that 2 weeks from now there will be another 3 hour special. Wow there having alot of those these days I like it I just hope they dont start doing it to often because then it wont be special.
Match 2 Quarterfinal in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament Kofi Kingson v.s. Kane
Honestly I cant really analyze the in ring work b/c I was doing something else and could only hear commentary and I did see the ending. Nice to see Pat Patterson out at ringside looks like they are back to making the IC Championship legit again. Thank God it’s about time I just hope they don’t go back the other way in a month or two when the hype for the IC DVD wears down.
Match 3 Triple Threat match for the #1 contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton v.s. Batista v.s. Chris Jericho.
Was shocked at first when I seen this was the first hour main event, but see why now. This was one of those matches where you werent sure who would win which always makes for a great match. In ring action was pretty good. Finish was ok with Jericho taking advantage of a spear on Orton by Batista. Jericho wins and goes to Armageddon to face Cena. Im glad they had a great match at Survivor Series. They had me on my seat. I give this match a 4
Match 4 Santino Marella v.s. Goldust
Ok usually I think Santino is funny, but tonight maybe it was me but he was annoying. Im surprised this guy has stayes midcard this long I thought he would be a jobber like Hacksaw or Snitsky by now but he’s a jobber in the since of he loses and gets beat up every week but he still gets over. I dont get it. Anyway Goldust makes his in ring return for his 4,000,000 run in a major company. Dustin Rhodes has jumped companies so much its crazy. Im waiting to get all the Rhodes family in the WWE at one time so we can have an 8 man tag with the Rhodes’s (Dusty, Dustin, Cody, & Trevor). Anyway quick squash match with no meaning except to make Santino look like a bigger joke than he already is. I give this match 1 star.
Match 5 Quarterfinal in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament CM Punk v.s. Snitsky
First off glad to see they are using Regal better and having him as IC Champ is a great way to make the IC title legit again. I like when he was doing commentary where he said something about he told Stephanie to make the tournament b/c he wants someone who is good competition by going throught a tournament to earn their shot. I hope he dont lose the championship this soon. As far as the match goes I dont see why they put Snitksy in this match at least give Punk someone who is worthy of being IC Champ. He had hardly no trouble beating Snitsky whom at one time was suppose to be a monster. I also didnt like how Punk picked Snitsky over his head for the GTS. Snitsky is a big guy Punk should have gave out a scream when liftting him or waited a few seconds before pinning him. Didnt like the match at all. I give this match a 1.5 stars
Next we see Grisham interviewing Rey about his match next week w/ Miz in the IC title tournament. When Mike Knox walks up and stares down Rey. I dont get where theyre going with this whole Mike Knox bully storyline but they better hurry up and get there b/c its getting boring fast. He couldnt get over on ECW he sure aint going to get over on Raw.
Next we see DX promoting WWEShop for the Holidays. This was hilarious loved this little skit I guess you would call it. Nice to see Kelly Kelly too best smile in the business.
Match 6 Beth Phoenix, Katie Lea, and Jillian v.s. Mickie James, Candice Michelle, & the returning Melina
Would have been a great surprise seeing Melina back if they monkees in the back hadn’t messed up and showed her entrance vid during the beginning of Candice’s entrance. As far as the match goes typical women’s match. Sorry but I think the women’s division has seen its better years in WWE. They just dont have enough girls who can work a good match. They really only have 4 that can wrestle (Mickie, Melina, Beth, & whenever she debuts Gail Kim) the rest are eye candy. Melina picks up the win for her team. I give this match 3 stars.
Segment 2 Cena/Jericho confrontation
Ok I have been like most hardcore wrestling fans and hated Cena through and throught, but since Sunday he has started to grow on me. One reason is because I watched a preview of the Ric Flair shoot and the respect he has for him means alot to me b/c if you can get Flair’s respect you can get mine b/c I respect Flair so much for what’s he’s done in this business. Great promo from both Jericho and Cena. Jericho is the first heel in a while that I really want to see get the crap beat out of him and thats what a good heal should be able to do. Great heat between these two should lead to a great match at Armageddon. I give this match a 5 star.
FYI They made a big deal about how this was the first Survior Series where two major titles changed hands. Wrong get your info straight WWE its your product you should know what happens. The first time this happend was 2002 when Big Show def Brock Lesnar to become WWE Champion and Shawn Michaels won the Elimination Chamber to become World Heavyweight Champ which had been held by HHH prior.
And also the Tournment for the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship…..It’s about damn time that they brought back the integrity and the importance of the I.C. BELT!!! From the way William Regal came down all bad ass with the Championship belt looking better than ever and the Tournment that featured great former Intercontinental Champions it really made me see that there hosting the importance of the I.C. belt once again!!! Even though we all know it’s fixed in the end, It always meant a lot to me when ALL the Titles meant something!
Also Jerico and Cena feud was solid and I love John Morrison he shouldn’t be wasted in a tag team with my Real World brethren THE MIZ!!! Morrison has the look,body,charisma and the wrestling ability to make it to the top I.M.O.!!
Well those are my thoughts bud, thanks for letting us write I’m a long time reader and fan!