WWE referees speak out on COO Triple H.
Refreshing way to open up the show with a match between Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre. Surprisingly enough, McIntyre was able to get some offense in before being squashed. This bout was a dream match of mine, so seeing it come to fruition was a nice surprise.
Although it was no shock that John Morrison would be coming up short in his match against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, he looked good in defeat after hitting a close Starship Pain. The World's Strongest Man continues to dominate, and his incredible promo following the contest succeeded in hyping the Big Show's return on SmackDown.
Triple H's promo cut with the conspiracy victims of the WWE regarding their legal action did absolutely nothing for me. Each heel was given the chance to speak, but nothing definitive was really said. The Game ended it by burying all the men in the ring along with the current product, which is not something you want to hear from a high official in the company.
How many times do you think WWE will continue to book Kelly Kelly and Eve vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya before they realize it's gotten beyond boring? I strongly disliked the barbaric side of Kelly, as having a Barbie doll so to speak dominate the Glamazon in a crazed fashion has the roles reversed. Giving Kelly the Mark Henry-like edge is obviously out of the question.
Typical comedy, pointless match from Jinder Mahal and Santino Marella. The focus of this segment was to re-introduce Santino to television, but destroying the potential Mahal does much damage for the latter. Seeing him receive no heat whatsoever is quite sad given his skills in the ring.
Despite the three commercial breaks, the 12-Man tag team match was a very solid main event. Every Superstar involved was able to shine, and was given more than enough time for nearly 26 minutes. The ending sequence of finishing maneuvers was fun as well to crown this Match of the Night.
The ending segment with WWE COO Triple H and the rest of the roster was interesting to say the least, and it intrigues me as to where they go next with this. If no one left is backing up Triple H, does this mean John Laurinaitis takes over? Hopefully they keep the story-line fresh with the recurring roles of Awesome Truth and Kevin Nash as this story-line progresses.
Overall, a decent show that seemed to go by quickly. It was a relaxing show off the heels of the controversial Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on Sunday, as well as hyping SmackDown in the strong first half of the show. It seems Creative is booking the Triple H angle in the dark, but one can hope it isn't dragged out too far without a definitive solution.