Tuesday, 15 December 2015

WWE TLC 2015

WWE TLC 2015

On from its worst ever PPV one month ago, namely Survivor Series, would TLC, with a spate of injured stars, with others on hiatus and lacklustre replacements be able to please the crowds and deliver wrestling entertainment as it should do? Live on Pay Per View, Sunday 13th December 2015 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts would the crowd receive a great pre-Christmas gift? Or would it be as uneventful and disappointing in recent months from WWE’s lack of creative direction?

Let’s find out…

WWE Tag Team Championship
Triple Threat, Ladder 
Kofi Kingston and Big E w/ Xavier Woods Vs The Uso’s Vs Sin Cara and Kalisto

New Day entered with Kofi asking why Xavier Woods made no effort on his hairdo tonight. Woods said he would not waste it on the Boston crowd. Another cheap opening segment to try and get the crowd hot with New Day who are starting to dip as resident WWE stooges filling with overdone toilet humour that generates no real laugh.

The poo-cha Dragons, with Super Nintendo theme music entered, as the ignorant disdain of Kalisto and lumbered partner Sin Cara stumbled into a lacklustre moment which they did not deserve the spot of. They are only booked because WWE have failed to make any teams. The more they are used the more WWE’s ratings dip. Sin Cara needs to go solo or find a new pal.

The Uso’s also entered which all together took too long and bored than thrilled the start of the match. Not a great opener at all.

The start was useless with one of each team against one another as the rest scrambled for the ladders outside. It was a mess and no-one knew what to do. How green was that?

The glorified stuntmen doing all that “flippy sh*t” was the only repetitive moment the Lucha Dragons did. Was it really worth it just to be an ignorant spot monkey? This won’t boost ratings and use of such silly choices is bad news for WWE. Engage the brain.

New Day beat down The Uso’s in an uneventful and traditional run through of ‘one team in charge at the moment’ moment. 

The little midget mask men had trouble lifting a ladder twice their size combined into the ring as Big E stretched it open for them. They did a flying spot again. How original. It was poorly utilised, too. 

The Uso’s provided the entertainment with some skill as they rammed and beat into New Day using the ladders around the ring with dropkicks and body slams. The half size mini ladder was brought in. Unfortunately, Hornswoggle was recently released for failing wellness tests, allegedly. That was pointless, wasn’t it? Predictably the midget men in masks used it for another worthless flippy spot. World class, it was not.

The Uso’s quickly took charge of the match once more with New Day in hopes to retain some interest.

Kalisto tried to climb like a scrawny rat up the ladder as Xavier Woods threw the trombone into his back and Kofi Kingston smacked a seriously hard and good clothesline on Kalisto knocking him down wonderfully to the ground, but not hard enough. A powerbomb would have been excellent. Kofi Kingston and Big E retain the tag titles by way of Kofi Kingston. Seems WWE forget their own rules. In tag team ladders in WWE’s past, the rules were that both stars must grab the belts. WWE will always change its rules without any creative thought, once again adding a question mark on the sheer legitimacy of such a battle. The match was a comedy of errors which failed to ignite.

Ryback Vs Rusev w/ Lana

Really? What rubbish is this? Well, Rusev and Lana, as we predicted, reunited. WWE however are seriously annoyed that the pair’s engagement leaked online, yet WWE like to leak their stories to the very outlet it attempts to get some cheap headiness from. Rich. Perhaps be less nave, then, WWE? Doesn’t do you any favours, does it? Because of this, the pair are not honourable yet. Ryback keeps bumping into Lana at ringside matches and this is how the feud was built. Genius. 

Lana now looks like a Polish milkmaid which seems to have lost some of her magic. 

Unfortunately it is the second match, so it’s difficult not to go to the toilet just yet. 

The Hungry Hippo Ryback charged at Rusev outside the ring early to start some buzz, which lacked when instantly back in the ring. He took cheap breather spots early, did wimpish moves with no force and did not barely even sell touches on his opponent. What a liability. Rusev soon took over and had his moment with very good strength and believable moments.

Ryback thought he bumped Lana, who faked being hurt when he was nearby on the outside so Rusev could capitalise. After a standard play, back and forth Rusev won by crushing the Accolade on Ryback for an empty win. The glorious couple tenderly kissed in congratulations.

United States Championship
Jack Swagger Vs Alberto Del Rio (c)

WWE’s resident dope smoking cannabis lover Jack Swagger against the pride of American, Mexican racist Alberto Del Rio as its champion no less. A jobber against a jobber. How did it get to this? Answer? WWE were desperate and short-sighted to go for anything they could get their hands on. In times of strife WWE fall back on the same age old choices than think of new options. Ratings down are they? This won’t increase them, dear.

None of them are interesting and the match was poorly produced. The chair was used sparingly then overused for cheap effects that sold no one, no title linage and a bland match up meant to be of finer ‘stuff’.  The pair of them looked tired within minutes.

Rio’s chair slams were as weak and tender taps as they come. It was not exciting. Rio postured for much of the match as he waited for Swagger to rise, only to knock the pair of them down again to waste more time of the PPV by doing nothing of eventful memory. It was that forgettable. 

The pair are way out of their depth and WWE with it, by the looks of it. If this is the best they can come up with, what does it say about the future of the titles, WWE as entertainment and the lacklustre ‘stars’ involved?

The racist, ignorant Rio flung many chairs at Swagger outside to fill time which made no sense to cover him in the ring after. Rio failed to sell an arm bash into the turnbuckle in a show of useless disrespect to his opponent. Swagger locked Rio’s leg into a chair for a Leg Lock which looked unbelievable. No, not mesmeric, just unconvincing lunacy.

Rio swirled his arm around on the top of the turnbuckle to tell Swagger to twirl him on a grab which was so publically visible he did even try to hide it. It was ridiculously shameful to call a spot so publicly. Fans are not that stupid.

Useless spots, lack of good transitions and daft opportunities missed did not sell this as exceptional. WWE continue to pick the wrong people. Alberto Del Rio retained after dropping a turnbuckle stomp on Jack Swagger in a cheap and pointless win from nowhere. What a waste of twenty minutes. A foot stomp. Ground-breaking. Relieve Rio of the title and drop Swagger from the program. There are many on the roster capable and waiting.

8 Man Tag Team
Elimination, Tables
Bubba Ray Dudley, D’von Dudley, Rhyno and Tommy Dreamer Vs Bray Waytt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman

So this is why WWE rehired The Dudley Boys? The homophobic Bubba Ray back just for a gimmick match with Tables? How sad. By the way, you do know this isn’t and will never be ECW again? WWECW events never work out. WWECW December PPV anyone?

Whoever is booking this show, it’s clear the TNA rejects of the past year make WWE look inferior and worse than TNA ever could right now. Living out such lost youth is always a joy, right?

The Dudley’s have also painted the names of each Wyatt onto a corresponding table. How original. The ECW originals brought their own tables to the match in the weakest carry on yet. Oooh, this is sooo Hardcore. The snooze fest beckons.

In this one, everyone is in the ring together but WWE neglected to mention it was a TORNADO tag. False advertising right there. Tag means they have to be tagged in. Derrrr!

All were beat down outside as Strowman smashed a trashcan on Dreamer. Well that was quick, only 30 seconds in. Strowman continued in the ring against Blubber Ray, who continued his lazy working tonight. After all the gang attacked, Erick Rowan got caught first and was easily eliminated not five minutes in. We’ve forgotten him already.

Rhino was eliminated after. Yeah, whatever.

Both the Dudley’s ripped off the Legion of Doom’s top rope Doomsday manoeuvre on Luke Harper. Classy. It was tacky. 

As D’von sets a table Bray sits up in the crazy crab to slam D’von Dudley through the table to be eliminated.

Kendo sticks stupidities from Bubba tapping Braun like crazy everywhere looked plain ridiculous and highly uncoordinated. It was lazy, childish and unprofessional. 

Luke Harper charged at Tommy Dreamer who was put through a table outside at ringside, in a pre-stacked side table. What was the point?

Bubba Ray lazily looks under the ring for some lighter fluid to set a table on fire in the ring. How exciting. Harper superkicked Bubba Ray Dudley as Braun Strowman slammed Bubba Ray through the table to win alongside Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and eliminated Erick Rowan in a forgettable match that even with a win, did absolutely nothing for the Wyatt’s or WWE. That’s what happened with nostalgic, lazy competition. Bubba failed to carry out the spot and got put through the table too early. That’s called a f**k up.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose Vs Kevin Owens (c)

Lazy stroll on to fart music comes the highly ignorant bowling ball with legs Kevin Owens. Nothing ever changes. Idle work. Ignorant piece of trash. WWE ratings nosedive. Learn. 

Owens claimed that Ambrose had never achieved anything in his career just like the Boston natives and sportsmen elsewhere. The man who has never done a thing in WWE and continues to mouth off without any skill for a match entry. No-one bought that yarn. 

“I drink popcorn and soda every day of my life.” Owens rambled. He claimed others were “delusional.” The one man who is actually deluded. It was weak, lazy and thoughtless.

Ambrose was tasked with trying to get the bumbling bowling ball with legs over on a second PPV running, back to back, which was a huge waste of his talents. Owens did some foot stomps as his main move to beat down Ambrose. He shouted and stomped him all over the ring before taking rest spots and predictable choke holds. There was no pressure applied and his reactions were poor. 

The ignorance of the highest order, trash talker Owens stood and held his arms open and yelled as he has done in every match. Repetitive, uneventful and nothing original. A sign of someone who won’t ever make it if he still hasn’t now even with Triple H favouritism being GIVEN every title and doing absolutely nothing with it. It makes WWE look insanely weak and pathetic as a result. Is this the best they have? Ratings down are they? Will you ever learn? You are owed many receipts. Expect them. And you will accept them. 

Owens did the same ‘run and dump’ his tubby buttocks on Ambrose but Dean got the knees up to halt the hefty hog. It did not look good. It was the same old routine from Owens that still fails to encapsulate fans. This is not the indies, dipsh*t.

Ambrose finally got a move in with an elbow drop grab into a pinfall for two. Ambrose continued to look like a fool. He stood still for many a time to sell for the overstenched Owens. Ambrose climbed with Owens on the top turnbuckle as Owens once again sat on the perch and did nothing as Ambrose sat himself on top of Owens so he could flip him. Once again Kevin Owens does nothing himself and is a complete shame to his opponents.

Ambrose quickly nailed the Dirty Deeds as Kevin Owens manages to stretch one finger to the bottom rope. Aww, poor lad. That the best way Owens can survive? How sad. Thoroughly impressive WWE.

Dean Ambrose rolled through Kevin Owens in a counter of the powerbomb pin to grab a cheesy pinfall for three and become the new Intercontinental Champion, still managing to look entirely worthless even in a career defining moment. 

Oh, and Kevin Owens botched his elbow on the mat again! Completely useless.  Ambrose’s win is illegitimate. Is there nothing Owens can’t do which completely harms all of its other stars? 


WWE Divas Championship
Charlotte (c) Vs Paige

Is this still going on? Charlotte continued to use being Ric Flair’s daughter as her championship credentials once again. The ignorant trash bag Ric Flair could not resist getting in an angle either to build this poor battle, way overdue two PPV’s ago. 

Ignorance of the highest order, Paige entered to the ring in a poor walk that exuded no qualities of stardom. Last month to build their feud further the pair agreed to use Charlotte’s dead brother Reid Fliehr as a chance to get over, which turned many fans off in a sickening display of bad taste misusing the dead. Tonight, her daddy Ric Flair joins her at ringside. Charlotte has yet once been able to wrestle nor prove herself outside of Ric Flair’s shadow. She remains a lucky sperm club entry only.

Charlotte decided to mimic her father with the drop down, pretend to be hurt moment. For someone who has yet to be anything, now she’s gone full on carbon copy. How sad for her. She’ll never amount to anything with her ignorant daddy, who loves to talk.

Charlotte hits three knees to Paige’s face which never even connects and highly visible botches to the audience. It was plain shameful. How this supposed woman is champion is amazing. WWE desperately tried to make her succeed as Flair’s girl and failed dismally. Yet Paige rolling around on the ground as a liability in the ring is no viable competition either. WWE continues to neglect its divas, which of many it has in the back ready to prove themselves. 

The pair screamed and held one another in body zapping locks which were boring and time consuming nonsense. The pair’s cheap and useless interactions lightly tapping and missing each other were a joke. Paige put on a Figure four Leg Lock, making it all about Ric Flair and missing the point about the divas. Some revolution. Charlotte’s forced screaming on impact was plain absurd and not at all convincing. It looked plain stupid.

Paige nailed a DDT as Ric Flair cheated and put Charlotte’s feet on the rope. Classic. Not one of them is over and no one wants either to win. Charlotte smashed Paige’s face beautifully hard into the turnbuckle pad to retain the title in a cheap win that meant absolutely nothing. Ric Flair strutted in celebration with Char-lie. How desperate for air time can you get? Charlotte will never get over.

After the match, after toying with the dark side for a couple of months, Charlotte met with Beck Lynch backstage as Charlotte was mildly offish to Beck. It could do with new challengers, that’s for sure. 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Tables, Ladders and Chairs
Sheamus (c) Vs Roman Reigns

Reigns was given the Daniel Bryan treatment as a five minutes, fifteen seconds transitional champion after he finally got over with the crowd three weeks ago. Fresh from his title cheap victory, struggling champion Sheamus, who cannot get over at all, defended in a predictably boring rematch. WWE’s roster is a little low, but that was no excuse. They had this planed a year and a half ago in advance for Sheamus as champion. Sheamus, the real life friend of Triple H, was given the title by his pal, with a place as The Authority frontman, too.

We want Cena / Cena sucks chants were predictably heard from the hometown hero’s Boston crowd only because these two involved were so terrible and fans saw an opportunity to go into business for themselves. New opportunities are needed but this, Cena or Sheamus are not it. 

The match was standard filler capable of being an opening PPV match which went back and forth with useless spots and barely no use of the items until later. Even then there was no thrill and the pair looked lost. There was literally nothing to comment on and was such a drab inclusion, as the main event, no less, it was the worst main event WWE has put on for centuries. 

Rusev and Rio help Sheamus, who have joined him in a stable group called League of Nations, a direct rip off from the 1940’s political faction set up to restore peace and balance. WWE TV does not need this level of lunacy convoluting the product. The idea and the stablemates, which include Wade Barrett as National representatives, is plain pathetic.

Sheamus gets a spot at the top of the ladder. Reigns pulls him down. A Brogue Kick from Sheamus follows from nowhere. Reigns was knocked outside. Sheamus slowly clambers up the steel ladder as fans boo in disappointment. Reigns arrives back in somehow but Sheamus grabs the title quickly before Roman Reigns can reach him in the most lacklustre ladder title defence victory ever to snare the World Heavyweight Championship in another cheaply, unfulfilling win.

Spear by Reigns. 

Chair jabs.

Triple H and Steph arrive. 

Superman punch on was delivered on Triple H who kept getting battered by Roman Reigns. Reigns continued destroying him at ringside through the announce tables as Stephanie screamed for her beaten husband, pleading with Roman to stop.

Worst PPV ever. Who thought it could get worse than last month’s Survivor Series which scored a paltry 2/10.

Put on table, but Tripper failed to break it. Stephanie begs Roman. He gets up top on the other table to jump down on Triple H, sending him through the table. Another spear.

PPV Rating – 1/10

Men/Women of their matches –  Kofi Kingston, Rusev, Jack Swagger, Luke Harper, Dean Ambrose, (Just like Survivor Series, both divas were again inadequate), Roman Reigns

Man/Woman of the PPV – Triple H

Pre Show
Becky Lynch Vs Sasha Banks w/ Tamina and Naomi

Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks, two gals the audience wanted to see on PPV for the title, were tasked with warming up the crowd on the pre-show. Becky Lynch lost to tap out, the Bank Statement by Sasha Banks in a decent but meaningless battle.

How WWE can honestly think their title scene can encourage fans with a mild challenger not fit to be champion and an unbelievable mess as a limp addition on technicalities and plus ones will help. The scene is all over the place, lacks structure, creative direction and no skillset befitting to the said title. This is meant to be the most prestigious in the company, is it not? Not to mention WWE dumped Roman off the top spot the moment he, while in doubt, proved he heard it last month at survivor Series against Dean Ambrose in a well laced together match up. Sheamus won’t ever get over and the best thing WWE can do is find a replacement asap. How hilarious was it that only Triple H was the one who stood out the most? Brock Lesnar is not adequate and WWE really need to find what can help them, but the problem is they have no one around them to tell them who is capable.  Get calling.

Ignorance played its part in the PPV tonight and cost WWE dear. Ignorance is not a virtue and when it comes to it, all end up exposed as worse than what they were thought to be in terms of ‘skill’ on show.

The tag team titles were a joke and WWE presented them as such. Ignorance and unbelievable stars did not enhance the show, the match or the title worth. A useless match that had nothing to show for it.

Further ignorance on both sides harmed WWE further with the divas. Both cannot wrestler, entertain nor perform and were so messy for three months running why WWE thought a long term feud would help them was plain idiotic. WWE wanted to present their choices and not fans. Have the fans left the show yet? They did so months ago, dear. You still wouldn’t listen, would you? Are you still going to mess things up? You are owed three months of receipts. (As well as 3 years.) The surface is bubbling. Leniency has been taken for granted, and fans have not been accommodating any longer.

A wasteful, lazy ‘man’ over the hill and adding nothing to product continues to pollute the waters of WWE’s mid title scene. GIVEN all his titles, failed to wrestle and lack of skills has proven, despite WWE continuing to go against the grain of crucial advice, that Kevin Owens is entirely futile. Ignorance of the highest order cannot exceed expectations and if he has already had such high accolades given to him and failed every one, in just over three months, WWE clearly isn’t the place for him. The longer he stays on WWE TV and the roster, the more WWE is seriously about to suffer long-term. They were warned, they didn’t listen. The results are clear. He needs to be sacked and demoted imminently. Dean Ambrose looked like a complete fool and even as champion, is likely to be cursed by typecast as a result. Well done WWE. Carrying a loser who cannot materialise at all won’t benefit long-term goals. 

The Wyatt’s won. Who cares? They were in another wasted match that saw the group lose more than they win every time. They are of no value to anyone at this point. The magic is lost.

Of all the opponents to choose WWE picked another wasted chancer in Jack Swagger. Why a feud with the racist Del Rio for filling the time on cards is just sad and does nothing for WWE as a company. Rio should never have been allowed to return and WWE were a desperate that it is more than apparent in the results. They got rid of Hulk Hogan to get Del Rio instead? What a brainless move. Do WWE not realise how many problems it creates for itself in trying to clean up its act only to become the most dirtiest piece of muck once again? Think long and hard instead of being stubborn and childish. It has not worked, and won’t do ever again.

Rusev won a match. What’s his role? Who cares? What is all this tosh? So what? It was pointless and futile. A waste of such talents and WWE can’t figure out why it has such weak performers on its roster and hires ignorant ones waiting in the wings ready to destroy WWE’s reputation tenfold. All for stubborn opinion and showing off? Very clever…

Is that truly the best way to run a business?

TLC 2015 was WWE’s worst ever PPV for so long. We have never given a 1/10 for any PPV. There’s a first time for everything.

If WWE still can’t figure out who, what and where their diamond in the rough is to fix its company, help support as it has been for the past 4 years and made good on everything the company needed, then they are in serious problems coming should they fail to succeed on it. Whether they like it or not, WWE are going further toward the slope. No amount of money can save you. Can you truly do what is best for business and prove your legacy can survive the test of time? The one thing WWE truly wants is someone invests tenfold in the product with the mind and skill to succeed for it. When it is truly available, which comes along one in a lifetime, they refuse. You clearly know what you get will be good for all involved. Why would you willingly destroy everything you have over some random moment of tentative frown? Be mature. Think about what’s needed and achieve. Or else fail that and rip your company to shreds from within. The fans are not sticking around any longer. There is nothing to show for it.

© Max Waltham 15th December 2015
All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

WWE Survivor Series 2015

WWE Survivor Series 2015

WWE presented one of its Big 4 Pay Per Views, the grand event that is Survivor Series. Would one of the most epic card events recently badly booked in previous years live up to such high expectations? The twenty-ninth PPV of its series came live on 23rd November 2015 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. WWE will crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion tonight, since Seth Rollins vacated through injury three weeks ago.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, Semi-Final
Roman Reigns Vs Alberto Del Rio w/ Zeb Colter

It is fair to suggest Roman Reigns is not over. Booed on arrival and WWE’s chosen one, fans already knew the outcome and were not pleased with WWE’s strained way forward with the series on a three hour PPV. However, the racist ignorance of Alberto Del Rio drew silent crowds too. Not a very good start was it? WWE should have gone with Cesaro. Even motor scooter peddling xenophobe Zeb Colter cannot get empty vessel Alberto Del Rio over.

They sure dragged this tourney out, didn’t they? Why not just make a one on one? Simple. WWE’s choices presented were so ignorant and derogatory to main card entries like Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro and others that WWE dismissed such talents for its mid-level champs. Maybe this was WWE’s idea of protection. If so that was a loosely filled concept, but WWE did not do that. They knew what they were booking. WWE hoped to emphasize that its champs are earning their titles, which was GIVEN to every one of them, and none have made any interesting moments with them. The secondary titles and their bearers are redundant and uneventful. Fans have already left since their stars have been demoted. WWE are blissfully unaware and continue not to listen. Ratings are down. 

The match was slow and boring with neither taking a real advantage. Roman showed off his slow power slam moves as Rio ran around a bit and did a foot stomp, here and there. 

Triple H was seen looking on, as the one against Roman Reigns winning. Triple H, who gave his ignorant pals free spots tonight, was heavily booed. Will he ever learn? 

Reigns roared and then went for a Spear as Del Rio cheaply countered for a close two fall. Reigns lifted Rio from the floor with another arm lift powerbomb for a close two fall yet Rio chose not to place his shoulder on the mat and instead on Roman’s chest in a poorly placed botch, which meant had Reigns won, it would have been illegitimate to the whole tournament. WWE don’t seem to worry about these things. Fans and critics do. It’s called wrestling, a worrying concept from a supposed wrestler in Rio who has done nothing of technical value on his unnecessary return to WWE one month ago after his prolonged racism and domestic abuse scandal which saw him fired previously. 

Rio countered soon after with an armbar but Roman Reigns lifted him up again and then dumped Rio to the outside. This isn’t Royal Rumble yet. Roman Reigns smashed a spear on Alberto Del Rio after he got back in the ring to see Roman advance to the finals of his incoming WWE title win with a clean pinfall victory. Tonight was not Alberto’s “destiny” it would seem. 

Up next was a backstage interview where Kevin Owens interrupted Roman Reigns with JayJay or whatever her name is. (JoJo.) In the interview, Owens, who has yet to wrestle in WWE or do anything respectful or impressive, tripped over all his words. Not even a promo could be uttered correctly. This is an option to be a world champion? Honestly? If you have to tell everyone you're back history three months after doing nothing and GIVEN everything by HHH on TV, you failed. Ignorance is no virtue. It will always go wrong for you. 

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, Semi-Final
Kevin Owens Vs Dean Ambrose

Intercontinental champion Kevin Owens, who has never wrestled once in his WWE call up and failed to be anything but a waste of space was GIVEN another freebie spot in this tournament. He is a friend of Triple H in real life, so there you have it. Disgraced ignorance of the highest order convoluting the product will only ever be bad for business. WWE will not grow this way. It still fails to listen. He still entered lazily to his fart sounding music, strolling down the ramp like an extra on-set. 

As predicted, Ambrose led the match and quickly rolled Kevin Owens onto the ground in a headlock to cover his inadequacies. Literally one minute in and Owens is staying still on the spot unable to wrestle. Value for money, right there. Ambrose flung Owens over with arm drags and roll ups as Owens stood still and rolled around the floor. When will he wrestle? Who knows, probably never, but keep dreaming. 

Ambrose put in more technical and rigorous efforts to help the match and Owens was flung to the outside once again doing nothing. Owens got a moment and comically rolled himself into Ambrose as a bowling ball with legs that was worthy of kindergarten forward rolling. It did not scream professional wrestling under any context. Ambrose walked into an Owens backbreaker as Owens stood on the spot and yelled to the crowd. This isn’t the indies, sadsack. No-one responded, anyway.

Owens pathetically picked up Ambrose and pulled him an inch toward him to stand on the spot clothesline him in a disgraced, sloppy exchange. The pair were soon both down on the floor until they both got up at a count of six so Owens could get some breathing space for the next run through. Lethargic Owens, who stood on the spot, waited for Ambrose to run to him and knock him at the ropes for a beat down. Ambrose got back into it with an elbow drop at two. 

The pair traded minor blows at the top turnbuckle as Ambrose lifted a supposed “stunned” Owens after a quick hit from Ambrose. Owens then grabbed Ambrose to drop him down after Ambrose did all the work. It was the laziest and most disgraced display of a ‘match’ to the lockeroom, sport and opponent. Hey, he is Triple H’s friend. Triple H is running WWE. 

Owens caught another opportunity and used the outside table to smash Ambrose. Dean Ambrose does everything for Kevin Owens as he finally gets his earned reward and smashes Owens with the Dirty Deeds for a three fall victory, torn strapped vest and all. Ambrose’s technique was absolutely fantastic in this turnaround from stereotyped lunatic and proved a real opportunity to be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, after months of stalling doubt.

Traditional Survivor Series, 5 on 5 Tag Team, Elimination 
Ryback, Sin Cara, Kalisto, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso Vs Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Wade Barrett and Sheamus

Not even Xavier Woods talking as the entries walked down the ramp slow and uselessly could elevate this mess. 5 on 5 match with a bunch of jobbers. Why even bother WWE? Not even serious are you? How do you expect fans to swallow this? 

How Sheamus is supposed to be a WWE champ in waiting as this complete embarrassment is plain ridiculous. It certainly attempted to fill the time on a spot where this match was only just thrown together. Fans should ask for a refund. WWE should have known better. Lazy booking. It was no level a traditional Survivor’s match. It wasn’t even announced or who would be in it until the PPV happened. 

It was so boring it was like looking at the screen in a numbed state of inconsequential disbelief. It was a mess, especially when they did the whole, high flying take everyone down, moment. Your future World champion, some bloke with the job squad looking like a lost puppy.

Sheamus against Ryback and an Uso with the ignorant grubby midget of the highest order Kalisto, who has been less than impressive in this tournament and given freebies by Triple H, it came down to. It does not make WWE clever or intuitive with its idiotic programming choices. Can anyone ever believe this small piece of ignorance will win big, at all?

It fell back into boring soon after trying to make it appealing when Sheamus and Ryback. Is there any real point to this match? Everyone was sad, useless and forgettable.

Jey Uso superkicks Sheamus as Kalisto gets a cheap shot in and Ryback picks up the three fall victory in the most underwhelming and pointless match ever. Next.

WWE Divas Championship
Charlotte (c) Vs Paige

After using her father to become champion and a useless, washed up nobody famous for her daddy, Charlotte tried for one week to avoid his shadow. Then she did the most disgraced act ever. She used her dead brother Reid Flair with Paige to get some cheap heat, which still lost any respect at getting over. Charlotte okayed the angle. WWE audiences found it utterly disgusting and could not compliment Charlotte whatsoever for using such cheap tactics to get over. She could easily have said no when WWE approached her on the idea.

What desperate woman uses her dead brother for cheap heat to get over after being famous by daddy? Paige also utter an disgrace in not only being booked, completely sloppy and nasty but delivering those rotten lines.

Once more Charlotte came out to her daddy’s remixed music and virtually no sound of reaction from the crowd. You could literally hear a pin drop. 

Lillian Garcia had to announce them separately and the crowd booed the pair of them. WWE wanted its own version of personal projects from Triple H to succeed. Fans disagreed. Triple H continues to dismiss and void advice. His ego is ripping the product, fans and stars to shreds.

The pair rolled around the floor in back arm holds instantly which was plain sad. Paige tied her legs around the ropes to break free. Paige nonsensically screamed next which had no effect or necessity. She dumped Charlotte outside with a cheap moment. Paige held Charlotte in a no pain stretch and yelled for three minutes. It was stupid, sad and no level a “Diva’s Revolution” which Max Waltham started. Charlotte did some chops as a handful of fans “Woo!”’ed to get through the sheer boredom of the match. 

Charlotte put on Ric Flair’s Figure Four Leg Lock times two which went on too long and was too screamy. During her pain Paige pulled her hand up from in hold to brush her hair. Talk about breaking kayfabe. Complete flunkie. The pair ended up outside and hurt. Charlotte hollered something inaudible. It didn’t get over. The unflattering stockade that is Charlotte slowed walked around Paige in the ring and Ric Flair was mentioned to the hilt on commentary. Charlotte made some silly moves to try and carry the time. It was the worst divas match for quite some time, and that says a lot.

Charlotte got up and stood there waiting with a scrunched up face and too much blotchy make up, too.

Paige slammed her into the post. She didn’t have the Max Factor. Or that new range of Total Divas lipstick. No, seriously WWE launched that for real.

Bring back Harvey Whippleman or Santina Marella!

One hilarious moment was the sweetie referee, Rod Zapata, advising Paige “you aren’t going to win the title out there.” 

Paige kept rolling to the outside as the ref was the only good thing keeping this match together.

Paige stood on the corner outside by the fans and raised her arms three times too long as Charlotte got up and pushed her off, mimicking a spear. It was a lost moment. 

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” “Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohh!” “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” 

Beyond their crazed sex noises and loose action Charlotte soon tapped Paige out to retain the title in the most uneventful match of both their careers and WWE’s grand attempt at Women’s Wrestling. WWE have no clue. It was the poorest it could have ever been. 

Tyler Breeze w/ Summer Rae Vs Dolph Zigger

With Selfie Shtick.
Wait, that's Dolph, right?
It was a weak entrance on Breeze’s first debut on PPV. Many are expecting something more from him. The match was boring and had Ziggler mock Prince Pretty sitting in the ropes. Summer Rae screamed as she was in the way but Ziggs left her be as Breeze got the advantage over Ziggler instead. 

Reversal roll ups galore did not enhance the battle. Some may argue it was too little time. This however was adequate time for this moment and with what they had, the pair were somewhat off. They tried, but it was quite frankly, forgettable and it did not interest. Tyler Breeze deservedly got the win over a drop of Dolph Ziggler, but was quite lame. Summer Rae looked lost out there. He would have been better in the 5 on 5 match with serious challengers, not the job squad. A win or a loss would have helped him either way.

Ziggler’s shifted gimmick to Tyler Breeze while Dolph tries to be more of a wrestling jobber is not helpful for anyone. WWE don’t know how to handle it yet so just milk the process ‘til a feud peters out. That’s half of WWE’s problems. It has no-one in creative bold enough or, erm, creative to think up fresh things everytime. There is one who can, but WWE are quite stubborn to call. Ratings are down, and likely to dip further in time.

Tag Team
The Undertaker and Kane Vs Bray Wyatt and Braun Stowman w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

Originally proposed as a four man elimination with Ambrose and Reigns, changes were made to the main event since Rollins’ unfortunate injury. A tag match seemed very poor to change to fans, as well as unfair. However, a tag it will be. 

The Brothers of Destruction have reunited to stop the Wyatt Family, who have had lacking presence and promos in WWE singularly and together. 

The Undertaker had all the fitting 25 year ceremony respect. 

To begin, Erick Rowan foolish charged in, met by a double boot and Choskelsam. He was never going to be involved so had to do something. 

After initially suggesting on Raw that it would be Bray and Strowman, (which Bray said in a promo) WWE teased its choices. It was Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Strowman hasn’t had enough in ring experience yet, you see, but would have been the better choice, no doubt. 
It was a compact and fine match with Kane and The Undertaker providing real skills and style to tie the match together well. A feat so often forgotten or not implemented by today’s WWE guys.

Sister Abigail on Kane was missed with a great reversal to set Bray Wyatt free. Both reached tags at a needed point of change and the pace picked up by Undertaker with a perfect DDT. A two fall was sought. Double Chokeslam missed as Strowman tried to double dip the pair out. Strowman payed for his illustrious efforts and received a slamming double Chokeslam through the spare announce table outside. 

Luke Harper followed up a good superkick. Sister Abigail was dropped on the Undertaker, giving Wyatt a chance to capitalise.  Only a two fall occurred. Both were down as the Wyatt pair attempted their next beat down. Bray Watt gathered his strength as The Undertaker and Kane raised up together as Bray was in the crazy crab, locking eyes with The Phenom, causing concern. He and Luke Harper received two powerful double Chokeslams in a perfect victory to celebrate The Undertaker’s 25 years, alongside brother Kane. ‘Taker nailed the classic Tombstone Piledriver on Harper to secure the three fall victory.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final
WWE Championship
Dean Ambrose Vs Roman Reigns

It’s a straight up fight for the pair classing themselves as brothers but not actually so. They could have made this match to begin with instead of on the card throughout the night, to get lots of hype. Dean Ambrose has gone shirtless for this one!

Reigns looks strong with his fling of Ambrose at the start as Ambrose comes back with tough jabs. Reigns was booed on knockdown of Ambrose. Ambrose sends them both outside as the sexy t*tty monster jiggles those pecs while slammed into the barricade. 

Ambrose gets the advantage in the ring with arm wrenches over Roman effectively. The pair look equal in standing which is proven by the bond of the pair at working well together than thrown together matches making no value. Close sit down powerbombs from Reigns added better dimension. Ambrose flipped Reigns with a turnbuckle powerbomb which saw Ambrose’s arms leave as Reigns fell but it looked better that way. Bill it as a fall away powerbomb. It works for Ambrose.

Dirty Deeds and a passionately clever pin rocking Reigns’ leg like a guitar drew a close two fall for Ambrose. The pair stirred to the mat with fierce blows to one another in their passionate test for the title. Roman Reigns speared Dean Ambrose from a running attempt as Roman Reigns wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. That felt a little anti-climactic but nevertheless bearable.  In all his flaws, his crowning glory was a match that had a worthy win to validate his place and Reigns finally earned his title win.  

Dean Ambrose congratulated his bro after their tense title tryst. WWE let off the confetti for the new champion, which was notably overdone by WWE fans. WWE did this on purpose, if you were still unsure why.

As expected, with almost twenty minutes on the clock, Triple H arrives clapping for Roman Reigns. At least they let him have a few minutes holding it. Seven forty-two, some say but is actually 5 minutes and 15 seconds to be exact. Reigns walked away from a handshake of Triple H and speared him instead to unexpected cheer. OMG!!!!!! Sheamus just attacked Reigns and covered him while cashing in the Money in the Bank title opportunity briefcase!

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Sheamus Vs Roman Reigns (c)

The boobs :(
Sheamus beats Roman a little with a cover but Roman Reigns kicks out early, to keep some suspense. Sheamus nails the Brogue Kick to defeat Roman Reigns and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion in short succession to end Roman’s recent landmark victory. 

Expected and LMFAO! That is how to ruin a PPV, especially when you finally earn it and prove the audience wrong. WWE has entered the Dixie Carter land of TNA booking. 

Triple H just cannot separate his ego from the product. His friend won. Sheamus is definitely going to boost the ratings. 

WWE just gave up on Roman Reigns for Sheamus. What a way to make a new star, just as he finally got over.

PPV Rating – 2/10

Men/Women of the matches – Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Kofi Kingston, Reid Flair (Both divas were completely inconsistent), Dolph Ziggler, The Undertaker, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns

Man/Woman of the night – The Undertaker

WWE carried its tournament for the title on way too long and did not need semi-final matches on the card. It should have had the courage and the strength to take a real approach and put forth a one on one Ambrose/Reigns lengthy challenge. This way both could succeed and be respected. The pair were in their collision where Reigns beat Ambrose for the WWE title. This was both their finest work. Ambrose changed his stereotype and Reigns finally earned his place as a champion at the top in that moment. Even if he needs work, tonight’s PPV validated him. WWE’s response after building him up was? To drop him to Sheamus of all people. What a bust. Reigns will now need a lot of working up again. Though if it had been Ambrose becoming a transitional champion, he would never have recovered from that. Reigns has been set back at least three to six months as way of this PPV decision. 

Sheamus was the chosen MITB choice last year and WWE were going to run with him over Seth Rollins but Sheamus got injured. The tide has changed and with Rollins’ injury, Sheamus got his favoured chance. WWE should have dropped this but they seem adamant to run with this pathetic story that has no interest, regardless of Sheamus’ look. Fans will never accept him as anything other than an in-ring liability that could harm others and never be any good as a champion. It makes WWE look infantile and complete rubbish at presenting entertaining angles in a professional sport. This was also a guy who could not survive a basic match with three to five jobbers. Ridiculous.

WWE fans quietly want a refund. They felt the show was full of false advertising with Sheamus, especially as commentary announced “Either Dean Ambrose or Roman Reigns will be the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion tonight” WWE covered themselves by making Reigns its transitional champion. Fans however felt conned beyond making business decisions for entertainment values. Once again, WWE has disrespected its paying fans and they are getting fed up. You’re supposed to send the fans home (moderately) happy.

Kofi Kingston was the only workhorse in the jobbers 5 on 5 match but was lost in the shuffle just like everyone else. 

The ignorant no hopers in Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio continue to be given all favouritism by Triple H and WWE. The pair are useless, have done nothing since their returns to main stream television and can never excel greatness at all. Both are lazy and disgraced. The pair need demoting, firing and the titles need real holders that fans can get behind. The pair are Triple H’s favourites which reeks of his over-stenched ego stinking out the WWE. A deep cleanse of WWE NXTNA needs serious thought behind it. WWE’s ratings are set to nosedive further.

The Undertaker was the man and deserved his respected 25 year celebration. No-one in today’s business has the respect, values or understands what is best for business, even if it has been turned into someone’s cheap catchphrase. The Phenom held together another intricate, classy and contained victory. Everyone else played their parts well and was one of the best matches of the night, with the title tournament final. 

Tyler Breeze needed the win tonight on his PPV debut, but was not a showstopper by any standards. It was forgettable, even though they tried to make it wholesome. Ziggler and Rae were standard too but it was empty and had nothing to it. A wasted opportunity which would have been far better if they were in the 5 on 5 match.

The 5 on 5 match should have had Cesaro, (though he should have been in the title hunt) Curtis Axel, Breeze, Rusev and Big Show against Ziggler, The Uso’s, Neville and an NXT call up. (One that isn’t ignorant and capable.)

The divas were the worst in its entirety. The feeling and use of a dead sibling and disgraced botch fest pair did not encourage any thrill. The wrong divas were chosen and the fans knew it, though WWE didn’t. They knew but they forced their own opinion down fans throats. Fans have left after realising their gals will not be put up there. Naomi, Tamina and Sasha Banks along with Becky Lynch and maybe a Bella or Alicia Fox would have been much better and felt fresher. WWE continue to fail the divas, the fans and anything else on WWE TV. It was not good enough at all. It remains an empty hole that fails to listen to what is needed to show off with WWE favourites that fail to achieve and are too green to enhance the division, titles or its product.  At this rate, it will never be respected. WWE have put women back a number of years.

Some say it may be the crowd's fault. How dare they. This crowd was a passionate and respectful crowd that understood wrestling and wasn't prepared to holler at WWE's mismanaged PPV. Plus they spent money to be there and had a poor PPV presented to them. This had nothing to do with the crowd and was WWE's fault. Not everyone screams at anything that's thrown at them to have an 'experience' which makes them look entirely foolish. 

For all its attempts Survivor Series’ booking put itself back another couple of years. No-one excelled, all were forgettable and noting was truly memorable for the ages. The Undertaker was the greatest WWE have and proved it tonight. Though WWE continue to fail the product, its fans and never make new stars. This has been almost a decade long now. Cena, Orton, ‘Taker and the main stays are leaving, one way or another. WWE still has no-one to fill that void. Its random choices of one in the back that has tense outlook to fans does not enhance it further. WWE is sullying its own future. All for what? Triple H’s ego on personal favourites to show off and be nasty? That egotistical arrogance is not ‘Best for Business’ at all. Currently it looks like a new version of TNA booking. The start of everyone’s downfall. Lose the personal attitude and make the business. Be bold and make brave choices. Where was the Vince McMahon that used to make the show what it needed to be than some random hoopla that can never materialise? Hire those that which you need. Lose the ego, build the business. Do not hire ignorance. Do research. Listen. Use the brain. Fail the fans, fail the business. No amount of money will save anyone.

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