Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday Night Network Report 8/12/14

Quick note, this is the first time that I'm writing the review as I watch the show. Good old Main Event kicks off with the WWE Tag Team Champions, The Usos. On Raw, they issued an open challenge for tonight. They cut a promo, bring up old tag teams and you could tell that they were big fans growing up. They mention the WWE Network and the fans stupidly chant $9.99. Rybaxel arrives to answer the challenge and entertain me even though they don't say much. Suddenly, RVD's theme hits to my surprise. Who's his partner? Sabu? Even Ryback points it out by calling him a big dummy who stole his singlet.HILARIOUS! RVD introduces his partner as Sheamus and Corporate Kane comes out to make the Triple Threat match for tonight.

After the Brock Lesnar and John Cena promo is shown again, Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins comes out next. Kofi Kingston will be his opponent because the New Nation of Domination of whatever has seemingly been dropped. The announcers decided to remind us a bunch of times that Dean Ambrose chose a Lumberjack match for SummerSlam, in what may be the biggest disappointment of the Dean Ambrose face turn. Anyway, after a good match, Rollins hit a Buckle Bomb and Blackout to win.

The stunning Renee Young is backstage with RVD and Sheamus. She asks about them being a team and we find out that Sheamus was the one who approached RVD. So, I know hte tag team division is struggling, but did we have to get Sheamus and RVD? Why no Stardust and Goldust? Anyway, much like the other match tonight, this was given a good amount of time. Both went over ten minutes and both were good. The triple threat rules made this chaotic and everybody got a chance to shine. The Usos continue their great reign as Champions when RVD eats a splash and is down for the count. Good episode tonight, I just wish that we got One More Christian, no that I'm quoting Christian or anything. 7/10. 

WrestleMania Rewind aired next and it focused on the first WrestleMania battle between two of the greatest of all time, The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The documentary portion of this was good although this was my least anticipated of the Rock/Austin trilogy. I enjoyed this episode though and I can't wait to see the episode based on their WrestleMania X-7 and XIX matches. X-7 was probably the most money main event they've ever done and XIX was unique because of the Rock's character and it being Austin's last match. I would love to hear reactions to that.

The last part of Tuesday night on the WWE Network was once again, not the WWE Countdown. Instead it was a Beyond the Ring of Brock Lesnar's "Here Comes the Pain" DVD documentary. I've never seen this before and unfortunately, I was unable to catch it here but I will most likely watch it over the weekend. Regardless, I had fun watching Main Event and WrestleMania Rewind and isn't having fun the best part about the WWE Network? Until next time folks, same Stone Cold time, same Stone Cold channel. 

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