Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday Night Network Recap

As always, we kick things off with Main Event, which is usually an exhilarating hour of wrestling television. After missing Raw for a "promotional tour", Dean Ambrose opened Main Event. He got right down to business and called out Seth Rollins, but of course, received no response. Ambrose's lunatic fringe character is something that he is absolutely nailing and I look forward to seeing it each week. He was answered by his opponent for later in the show, Alberto Del Rio. It's hard to take Del Rio seriously as a threat when he's a four time World Champion, who hasn't done anything relevant all year. Still though, he kicked Dean in his injured shoulder after talking smack and left to the back. Good little opening promo and the match should be good.

The WWE Tag Team Champions got the wrestling portion of the show kicked off against Rybaxel. I've stated before that I'm a big fan of the Usos and that Rybaxel has grown on me. I'm glad that the "tension" between Rybaxel hasn't shown up on screen because I do not want them to split. The match itself was good but the big story here was that Xavier Woods was on commentary while Kofi Kingston and Big E looked on. Xavier didn't explain much, choosing to say that when the time comes they will explain but they seem to have their sights on the Usos. Tag Team Title match at SummerSlam maybe? Oh, and the Usos won the match for those who are interested in wins and losses.

SLATER GATOR! Two weeks ago, I loved the random pairing of Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil that Heath named Slater Gator. Last night, they would team up again and even get a pre-match pre-taped promo. They faced another weird and random pairing of Zack Ryder and Tyson Kidd that Tom Phillips dubbed the "Dungeon Broskis." Tyson has been heeling it up on NXT so I wouldn't have paired him with Ryder here. However, we were treated to another good match and I can't believe it, but I heard a "Let's Go Titus" chant. That's never happened in the history of time before. An impressive powerslam off the top from Heath onto Tyson wrapped this one up and SLATER GATOR is now 1-1. I look forward to more from these guys.

It's main event time on Main Event! Alberto Del Rio and Dean Ambrose were given about thirteen minutes and made it work. It seems that no matter how bland the Del Rio character is, the man can go and gives it his all in the ring. I'd love to see him as part of a tag team or something so that he's not wasting away doing nothing. The contest ended in a disqualification when none other than Seth Rollins appeared. Ambrose forgoes the match and brawls with Seth outside. They continue to have the best feud in the WWE and when they finally meet in the ring, it's going to be something. 

So, following a very good edition of Main Event, WrestleMania Rewind aired and it showcased the Triangle Ladder Match from WrestleMania 2000. I enjoyed this episode as I was a fan of all three teams and I love this match. It was fun to go back and see it again and realize just how insane these six guys were. It was nice to see them mention how it catapulted those guys and they show Edge, Jeff Hardy and Christian win World Titles. Next week's episode will feature the Triple H vs. The Undertaker match from WrestleMania XXVII. Unfortunately, there was no new episode of the Countdown. It was supposed to be the Top Ten Hell in a Cell matches but instead they gave a rerun of Top Ten Finishing Moves. Odd. 

Oh well, until next time, follow me on Twitter @the_kevstaaa