Saturday, February 28, 2009

2/27/09 Smackdown

Carlito & Primo vs. John Morrison & The Miz (WWE Tag Team Titles): **1/2

Vladimir Kozlov vs. The Undertaker: *1/2

Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy: N/A (no match)

Chavo Guerrero vs. Shelton Benjamin: *1/4

The Big Show vs. John Cena: **

Thursday, February 26, 2009

2/26/09 Impact

Angelina Love & Velvet Sky vs. Taylor Wilde & Madison Rayne: *1/2

Robert Roode & James Storm vs. Lance Rock & Jimmy Rave ("Off the Wagon" Challenge for Tag Team Titles): *3/4 (Lance Rock pinned; gone from TNA)

Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed vs. Sojourner Bolt & Rhaka Khan: -*

Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin vs. Consequences Creed vs. Jay Lethal (Ladder Match for X-Division Title): **1/2

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2/24/09 ECW

Mark Henry vs. DJ Gabriel: 1/4*

Tyson Kidd vs. Matt Boyce: DUD

Tommy Dreamer vs. Paul Burchill: 3/4*

Jack Swagger vs. Christian (ECW Title): ***1/2

Jack Swagger continues to impress me. That was by far the best match he's had yet. Since this feud is likely to continue for at least a little while longer, I'll be looking forward to future matches between the two.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2/23/09 RAW

CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. John Morrison (MITB Qualifying Match): **1/4

Melina & Cryme Tyme vs. Beth Phoenix, Santino Marella, & Dolph Ziggler: *

Shawn Michaels vs. JBL: **

Mike Knox vs. Jamie Noble: DUD

John Cena vs. Chavo Guerrero: DUD

Saturday, February 21, 2009

2/20/09 Smackdown

Michelle McCool & Maryse vs. Eve Torres & Maria: *

MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero: *3/4

Umaga vs. Scotty Goldman: DUD

Jeff Hardy vs. Edge: ***

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2/19/09 Impact

Motor City Machine Guns vs. Lethal Consequences (Street Fight): **3/4

Shane Sewell & LAX vs. Brutus Magnus, Sheik Abdul Bashir, & Matt Morgan: **

Taylor Wilde vs. Angelina Love: 3/4*

Beer Money, Inc. vs. Petey Williams & Eric Young (Tag Team Titles; "Off the Wagon" Challenge; if challengers lose, loser of fall must leave TNA): **1/2 (Petey Williams pinned; he is gone from TNA)

Kurt Angle vs. Sting (Empty Arena Match): N/A (Just a brawl and one real nice spot in all that. Frankly it wasn't even a match, since there was no ref either.)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2/17/09 ECW

Paul Burchill vs. The Boogeyman: DUD

John Morrison vs. Tommy Dreamer: *1/2

Tyson Kidd vs. Caden Mathews: 1/4*

Christian & Finlay vs. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger: **1/2

Monday, February 16, 2009

2/16/09 RAW

William Regal, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase vs. Cryme Tyme & CM Punk: *1/2

Kane vs. Jamie Noble: DUD

Rey Mysterio vs. Mike Knox: *3/4

Melina vs. Beth Phoenix (Women's Title): 1/2*

Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton (Unsanctioned Match): *1/2

Sunday, February 15, 2009

2/15/09 No Way Out

Here we go with my guests Tom and Red again, as we rate WWE No Way Out!

Triple H vs. The Undertaker vs. The Big Show vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Edge (Elimination Chamber Match; for WWE Title):
S2X: ****1/4 (Just an epic Elimination Chamber match. Edge's early elimination shocked me. The last three people in the match were the best three you could have had. The HHH/Taker one-on-one encounter was amazing.)

Tom: ****1/4 (Nothing wrong with this match at all. In fact, this was one of the best Elimination Chamber matches.)

Red: ****1/4 (The Edge eclimination was a nice surprise. Big Show had a few nice spots. Kozlov didn't kill the match. Jeff was awesome as usual. The Triple H/Undertaker confrontation was excellent, with a great Tombstone near the end. Very nice Elimination Chamber.)

Average rating: ****1/4

Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon (No Holds Barred Match):
S2X: ***1/4 (Shane delivered his usual sick spots. Orton's bleeding and great selling on the ankle injury was top-notch. Very solid finish.)

Tom: ***1/2 (A good old-fashioned 1970s/80s territory brawl.)

Red: ***1/2 (Good spots. Orton took a sick and legit shot from the TV monitor. Legacy's involvement was limited enough to work well. But the match didn't excite me as much as I thought it would.)

Average rating: ***1/2

Jack Swagger vs. Finlay (ECW Title):
S2X: *1/2 (Just an average match. Hornswoggle's involvement was very questionable, but it appears to be part of something bigger, I think.)

Tom: DUD

Red: **1/2 (The match was really good for what it was, it needed more time however. The end sequence didn't really make much sense though. It may all become clearer on Tuesday however.)

Average rating: *1/2

Shawn Michaels vs. JBL (All or Nothing Match):
S2X: **1/2 (Good false finishes with HBK coming back twice from the Clothesline from Hell. Good storyline buildup. Having Rebecca at ringside added more intensity to the match.)

Tom: **** (The match speaks for itself.)

Red: **3/4 (Pretty average match, but the emotions were riding high and you could sense it. It's hard to not like an HBK match.)

Average rating: ***

Edge vs. John Cena vs. Mike Knox vs. Kane vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho (RAW Elimination Chamber Match; for World Heavyweight Title):
S2X: ****1/4 (The guys that were predictably not going to win the match, like Knox and Kane, were eliminated first, although it was nice of WWE to let them get in a good amount of offense. Edge attacking Kofi before the match pulled a good double-benefit because Kofi was likely not winning the title anyway and Edge played his part about staying pissed after exiting the Smackdown Chamber match early. Cena surprisingly only stayed in less than two minutes, and it was a great combination to eliminate him. Rey and Edge provided great drama, with Rey coming close to winning several times. Although there were more false finishes for both HHH and Taker, this one had more consistent action.)

Tom: ****1/2 (ANOTHER great Elimination Chamber match. Great card tonight.)

Red: ****1/2 (The match centered around three of WWE's most talented wrestlers. Rey, Jericho, and Edge. Cena, Knox, and Kane all made the other three look strong as hell and everything just clicked. This was the best Elimination Chamber to date by the WWE, and Edge winning was a great surprise.)

Average rating: ****1/2

Overall rating:
S2X: ***3/4 (Just a tremendous PPV. I'm extremely happy WWE went with quality over quantity. If only the ECW Title match got a little more exciting, it would have been four stars in my book.)

Tom: **** (Excellent PPV. Unexpected endings resulting in many questions to be answered before WrestleMania.)

Red: **** (Awesome event centered around great wrestling. Easily will be a contender for PPV of the year.)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

2/13/09 Smackdown

MVP vs. Chavo Guerrero: *

The Miz & John Morrison vs. Primo & Carlito: **3/4

R-Truth vs. Ezekiel Jackson: *1/4

Maria vs. Michelle McCool: 1/2*

Triple H vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. The Big Show vs. The Undertaker: *** (However, I don't understand how you could DQ someone or make the fatal-four-way a no-contest. I mean, who do you DQ in a fatal-four-way?! The other three guys? Big letdown at the finish there.)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2/12/09 Impact

Team 3D vs. Kurt Angle & Sting: *1/2

Scott Steiner vs. Petey Williams (Headdress on a Pole No-DQ Match): **1/4

Nine-Knockout Battle Royal featuring Angelina Love, Taylor Wilde, Velvet Sky, Sojourner Bolt, Roxxi, Madison Rayne, Raisha Saeed, Rhaka Khan, & ODB (Sojourner Bolt wins): 3/4*

Lethal Consequences vs. Motor City Machine Guns: **

Beer Money, Inc. vs. Abyss & Rhino (Tag Team Titles): *1/2

Kurt Angle vs. Sting (World Title): N/A

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2/10/09 ECW

The Miz vs. Tommy Dreamer: *

Tyson Kidd vs. Bao Nguyen: 1/2*

Christian vs. Jack Swagger: **1/2

I was a little surprised that they did not build up Christian's return in any way. Even Teddy Long did not come out to set up any suspense. I mean, sure it's only been about three years, and yes, Christian did get a nice pop, but I'm sure the pop would have been a little louder had the crowd been anticipating something rather than just have Christian come out to his remixed theme.

T.J. Wilson looked OK in his ECW debut as Tyson Kidd, but it was a typical squash. I did give him a couple of points on the rating system for those stiff kicks. Natalya looked great with the pink in her hair. Seems like D.H. Smith is off to fend for himself now, unless the rumors come true and he does end up debuting in Orton's Legacy.

Monday, February 9, 2009

2/9/09 RAW

Beth Phoenix & Jillian vs. Melina & Kelly Kelly: 1/4*

Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase vs. Cryme Tyme: *1/2

Kane, Mike Knox, & Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, & John Cena: **1/2

Mark Henry vs. Shawn Michaels: DUD (DQ finish sucks)

CM Punk vs. William Regal (IC Title): *

The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton: *3/4

Sunday, February 8, 2009

2/8/09 Against All Odds

Alex Shelley vs. Eric Young (X-Division Title): ***1/2

Scott Steiner vs. Petey Williams: *1/2

Brutus Magnus vs. Chris Sabin: 1/4* (Come on now, did we actually think Sabin had a shot here? The whole point was to build Magnus up and kill a few more minutes of air time. Sabin's dive to the outside likely saved this from negative stars)

Awesome Kong vs. ODB (Knockouts Title): 1/2*

Booker T vs. Shane Sewell (Legends Title): DUD

Abyss vs. Matt Morgan: *

Beer Money, Inc. vs. Lethal Consequences (Tag Team Titles): **3/4

Sting vs. Kurt Angle vs. Brother Ray vs. Brother Devon (World Title): *1/4

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2/6/09 Smackdown

Battle Royal for Elimination Chamber Spot (Vladimir Kozlov wins): *1/2

MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin: *3/4

John Morrison, The Miz, & The Brian Kendrick vs. R-Truth, Carlito, & Primo: **1/4

Michelle McCool vs. Eve Torres: 1/2*

Umaga vs. Kung Fu Naki: DUD

Triple H & The Undertaker vs. The Big Show & Edge: **3/4

Friday, February 6, 2009

2/5/09 Impact

Eric Young & Jay Lethal vs. Motor City Machine Guns: **3/4

Shane Sewell vs. Sheik Abdul Bashir: **

The Beautiful People vs. Taylor Wilde & Roxxi: 3/4*

Brutus Magnus vs. Shark Boy: 1/2*

Rhino vs. Matt Morgan: 1/2* (No-contest)

Team 3D vs. Sting & Kurt Angle: *1/2

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2/3/09 ECW

Paul Burchill vs. Tommy Dreamer: *1/2

The Boogeyman vs. Jamie Noble: DUD

Finlay vs. Jack Swagger: **3/4

Monday, February 2, 2009

2/2/09 RAW

William Regal & Layla vs. CM Punk & Mickie James: 1/2*

Cryme Tyme vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase: 3/4*

Kane & Mike Knox vs. Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston: **3/4

Beth Phoenix vs. Candice Michelle: 1/4*

John Cena vs. Chris Jericho: ***