Best: Small Package > Damned Numbers Game
And now, the page where I talk about Daniel Bryan and The Shield.
You know this was good, right? You should’ve known it was going to be good when they announced “Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan.” Two weeks ago, Daniel Bryan took on The Shield in a gauntlet match to end Raw, and after a great match with Seth Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns just kinda ran in and clubbered until they got disqualified. I was disappointed in that, and said that I’d only accept it if we got similar matches with Ambrose and Reigns in the near future. Sometimes what I want to happen happens! I should’ve asked for more helicopters!
I sure hope WWE has the same plans as me and runs Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns next Monday, because oddly enough that’s the one I want to see most. Bryan’s always best when he’s fighting bigger, stronger guys, and Reigns is the only guy in the group who didn’t comb the indies and wrestle everybody a thousand times.
I’m a little tired of the constant YESsing for everything in Bryan matches — I thought he’d successfully contained them to the kicks to his kneeling opponent’s chest, but nope, they’re yessing for punches and forearms and everything else — but my two favorite Bryan moves have always been that top rope backdrop and the small package, and I default to “pleasant joy” when they both appear. If WWE 14 doesn’t make the small package one of Bryan’s specials, complete with all those throwing and jumping versions of finishers they keep adding in, I’m gonna be mad.
Best: Finally, A Raw With A Happy-ish Ending
The best part of the match is that they got alllll the way to the fifth-straight week (counting SummerSlam) of Daniel Bryan getting mauled by Randy Orton and the Facgime before pulling back and allowing us a moment of happiness. Show continued to be complexly motivated and driven to instant tears by having to do wrestling moves to wrestlers, Orton was set to end Raw standing on Bryan’s 80-pound albino dwarf corpse (their words, not mine) with the belt over his head, etc. And then OH HEY, Bryan runs and knees Orton in the face, the cameras actually catch it this week, and Show gets to walk away without having knocked anybody out. Which … means he’s fired, I think?
No matter what happens at Night Of Champions (and believe me, the only outcome is tragedy), we got THIS, and that’s enough to keep us hoping for the best. Maybe next week when he counters a Roman Reigns spear into a head kick and a small package, we’ll get Big Show storming the ring with a 2×4 and Union 2000 finally forming.
Study question: Bryan is Foley and Show is Show. Who gets to be Test?
Best: Top 10 Comments Of The Night
Great, now Christian is out for another 9 months
Some Notes on Curtis Axel:
Played college football at DeVry, where he studied poetry. He finished with a GPA of reddish-gray.
Dislikes taking the subway, not because of any particular phobia, but because whenever the car stops and nobody gets off, he feels terrible for the train operator.
Refers to liquids in plural, i.e., a glass of milk is “a glass of some milks.”
“Who PUT THE water there?”
“WHO put the WATER THERE?”
“Who put the water THERE?”
(Curtis Axel, rehearsing)
So RKO wins out over Shattered Dreams Productions
Hehe, old time movie studio jokes
10 minutes later
“HEY AJ?? I’LL THINK ABOUT IT!”
Ugh, that RVD promo made him look like one of those human suits the tiny aliens would power in Men in Black.
I can no longer tell the difference between Raw Jerry Lawler and WWE ’13 Jerry Lawler.
“Goldust, not only did you cost your brother his job, but Big Show died of grief due to the loss.” – Stephanie McMahon
This stipulation would be made 100x better if Reigns and Rollins spend the entire match just throwing themselves at Big Show and he has to avoid them or get fired
Kofi Kingston is the No-Pecs Predator of the WWE
See you guys next week. Or, you know, on the weekend, for that pay-per-show.
For now, here are a pair of live reports, to give you a different perspective:
I want more like this!
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