Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday Night Network Report 9-16-14

#Rematch. With all their talk of making sure something trends, the WWE should be sure to have that trending. Main Event kicks off with a match that we've not only seen on Smackdown, but we saw again on Raw just 24 hours prior. Seriously? Damien Mizdow and the Miz against Dolph Ziggler and R-Ziggler. While this was the best in the trilogy of this series, it was also the longest as this took up the first quarter of the show, going fifteen or so minutes. Solid match that the Miz's won, but I didn't need to see it for a third time, especially within five days. Instead of showing you another image of this match, here's a shot of Dolph and Eva Marie modeling Dolph's new shirt.

#AwfulVoice. Renee Young interviews Seth Rollins. Seth looks smug but he shouldn't because he lost cleanly to Roman Reigns on Raw. He claims everything is alright because he's still Mr. Money in the Bank and he took out Dean Ambrose. Brie Bella and her awful new auto-tuned theme music is out next. Seriously, it's bad. Her opponent was Cameron, and this must be a battle of worst theme songs. Where's Cesaro? The match was pretty much what you would expect from Brie and Cameron as Brie picked up the win. Also, the "Brie Mode" stuff is annoying. Brie Mode on the show was supposed to be a wile side of Brie when she drinks...but she wasn't really wild. The hashtag up there was for Brie's terrible voice, not Renee's. 

#Recap. Along with rematches, recaps are the WWE's favorite thing and it's time for one about Brock Lesnar and John Cena. It's clips of the SummerSlam beatdown, Paul Heyman's awesome promo work and their brawl on Monday. The #MainEvent of #MainEvent pits Seth Rollins against Big E. Big E is another victim of WWE's lack of creative. Talented big guy with nothing to do after being Intercontinental Champion a while ago. Just like the opener, this got about fifteen minutes, which I appreciate. Just like he was doing earlier in the year, Big E did really good and Seth was his usual great self. Seth won and look at that...another solid edition of Main Event. 6/10.

For the other WWE Network Tuesday shows, we had the Monday Night War and Countdown. The Monday Night War focused on the Montreal Screwjob and Bret Hart, which is a story that's been told a lot so I won't dive into it. Countdown was really fun as it was the best Royal Rumble moments. At  10 we had Mr. McMahon winning the 1999 Royal Rumble which was fine placed where it was. 9 was Drew Carey coming in, which I wouldn't have had on the list. An honorable mention would've been fine. 8 was the Three Faces of Foley in 1998 and 7 was the awesome series of Kofi Kingston escaping Royal Rumble eliminations. Nothing beats his handstand walk. 6 was the 1994 tie, while 5 was Mr. McMahon tearing his quads in 2005. 4 was the 2006 performance of Rey Mysterio and 3 was Shawn Michaels' overrated performance in 1995. 2 was Roman Reigns eliminating 12 people this year, to which Renee Young hilariously states it was 11.5 because one of them was El Torito. Reigns responds with "He's a man. He's a full little man bull." And number one, rightfully, was Ric Flair in 1992. "With a tear in my eye...this is the greatest moment in my life." If you haven't watched the 1992 Royal Rumble, do so now.

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