Archive | July, 2012

Update on RAW’s 1000th episode

23 Jul

 

 

 

As Monday Night RAW gets ready for its historic 1000th episode tomorrow, here are some updates on what to expect:

Update on Christian’s opponent for the IC title

Nothing has been set in stone regarding Christian’s opponent for the Intercontinental Championship, but according to several insiders, it is not expected to be Cody Rhodes.

Rhodes is reportedly in the doghouse with WWE Officials for his erratic behavior backstage and is expected to be depushed in favor of other top heels such as Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, and the Big Show.

There are rumblings that Christian’s potential challengers include The Miz, Damien Sandow, and Tensai.

Potential matches

There have been talks about a ten-man tag team match which will pit the team of World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth taking on the team of Del Rio, Ziggler, The Big Show, & The Primetime Players. A battle royal featuring past and present Divas as also scheduled to take place.

Note on this week’s Superstars matches

No matches will be taped for WWE Superstars prior to tomorrow’s 1000th episode of RAW. In addition, no dark matches are expected to take place, either. Instead, this Thursday’s edition of WWE Superstars will be taped prior to this Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

 

 

 

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Why the WWE Championship MITB match closed the Money in the Bank PPV?

16 Jul

The reason why the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match served as the main event for the Money in the Bank PPV over CM Punk versus Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship was partly due to Punk’s inability to main event a PPV.

WWE officials blamed the 2011 WWE TLC PPV’s (in which Punk was in the main event) dismal buyrates as one of the reasons for not trusting Punk to close out the PPV.  The other reason was the plan was for John Cena to win the WWE Championship MITB Match. The feeling is that Cena is highly capable of main eventing a match.

Is Triple H responsible for the decline of the Divas division?

5 Jul

Eve Torres, one of the few WWE divas still getting air time.

For those of you wondering why there have have fewer Divas matches on both Raw and SmackDown as of late, the reason may have been due in large part to WWE COO Triple H.

According to former WWE writer Alex Greenfield, he believes that Triple H has been large responsible for divas matches being relegated to WWE Superstars and WWE NXT.

“We were getting show opener’s and mid-point cross over segments. We were doing great in the ratings. We were drawing money throughout that program. You’d think the lesson would be — here, we can tie this in to a Triple H thing,”  he said. “You would think that the lesson would be, ‘Oh, women can draw. Let’s keep the women’s division strong. We can continue to draw.’ Or, you can take the approach of one of the things that Hunter said, which was, ‘Giving them all this time; doesn’t that take away from the men?’

In other words, Triple H is not high on the divas division and so are the WWE Universe. Anytime a divas match take place, it’s almost always either a bathroom break or a snack break. And most divas as a rule, get no reaction from the WWE Universe whatsoever.

But there are exceptions to the rule. Vickie Guerrero is one of the top heels with her “Excuse Me” catchphrase, Eve (pictured above) has recently served as John Laurinaitis’ assistant while A.J. is currently in a love triangle with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.

It also doesn’t help matters that several Divas such as Maryse, Melina, Gail Kim, the Bella Twins and most recently Maxine (as well as Kelly Kelly who’s currently on hiatus), have left the company in the last year with several more expected to leave in the next several weeks with WWE’s annual housecleaning (yes, this means you, Kharma).

Will the Divas Championship be deactivated in the very near future. Only time will tell.