Sunday, July 15, 2012

Money in the Bank 2012

In 2011 Money in the Bank was the WWE PPV of the year- this year it was a PPV in the year 2012. Sure CM Punk was in the singles main event, but this time instead of holding the WWE title hostage and maybe leaving as champion, this time his genitals are being held captive by special ref AJ. Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are feuding for the top title in the WWE , but the main story is some bizarre love triangle between the 2 grapplers and the ultra-perky AJ. CM Punk retained the title, but the action was overshadowed by the drama.

In the actual main event John Cena won the Raw Money in the Bank match by holding onto the briefcase as the handle broke off- he looked legit surprised and happy with the win.

Dolph Zigglar took the sick bump of the night as he was deposited onto the announce table by Lord Tensai during the curtain jerker. Mr Ziggles was rewarded for his efforts by capturing the Smackdown briefcase. Sin Cara looked out of place and was part of the botch-fest/spotfest that kicked off the PPV.

IN other news The Miz returned in a loosing effort in the RAW briefcase battle.Sheamus retained the World Heavyweight title by defeating Alberto Del Rio.

Overall this was an okay event that I will record if it is shown on WWE Classics on Demand but unlike last year's MITB I will not be purchasing it on DVD. Their were some good spots and the action flowed all night= but it was not a memorable outing for the world wide leader in sports and entertainment.  B-

I didn't hate the PPV- just am glad I did not order it - although Buffalo Wild Wings was SRO for a few moments, fortunately local wrestling fan Dave let us join him at his table.

My favorite match of the weekend was Fit Finlay versus Michael Elgin on ROH TV- well paced, physical and logical- good stuff. I also enjoyed the Sheamus/Jericho match on Zackdown.

The most recent column by Mike Mooneyham profiles TNA Knockout Velvet Sky- Click to Read

CZW news and such courtesy Nate Stein

New Heights’ saw the Callihan/Younger Iron Man Match, Title Changes, & anarchy against CZW ownership. Replay available at http://HybridEnt.TV. Quick Results:

* Shane Strickland def. Core
* 4Loco's Alex Colon def. The Nation of Intoxication's Devon Moore
* Joe Gacy won the 8-man "Up The Ladder" Scramble Challenge Match against Mia Yim, Niles Young, Latindragon, Rory Little Mondo, Drew Gulak, Ruckus, & Dustin Rayz. Rayz suffered a hand injury that CZW will update you on.
* Jake Crist & Greg Excellent def. Dave Crist & CZW Owner DJ Hyde. After the match, Matt Tremont & DJ Hyde had a confrontation. Excellent used one of his remaining "wishes" & sets for Tangled Web on August 11, DJ Hyde vs. Matt Tremont!
* CZW World Tag champions and 4Loco's Azrieal & Bandido, Jr. def. Nation of Intoxication's Lucky 13 & Danny Havoc
* CZW World Heavyweight champion MASADA retained against AR Fox
* Sami Callihan won the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Title in an Iron Man Match against Drake Younger
* After the Iron Man, AR Fox cashed in his title shot opportunity...IN THAT MOMENT against Callihan, which AR Fox became the new CZW World Junior Heavyweight Title
* After the match, Dave Crist threw a fireball in Fox's face & with Callihan started battling the locker room. Jake Crist came out, but now joined with Dave & Sami. Sami declared CZW was in anarchy & him, Dave, & Jake were taking control. The locker room emptied and began fighting one another
* MASADA came out, cleared house, & said as World Heavyweight champ if anyone was taking control, it was him. Joker then made his return to CZW & stood face-to-face with MASADA, then walked out of the ring. Was it a challenge? What does this mean to MASADA?
With the formation of Sami Callihan, Jake Crist, and Dave Crist as Ohio Is For Killers; the locker room melee; the confrontation of MASADA and Joker; and the anarchy after the CZW event…what is going to happen next?

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Upcoming Events:
* Sunday, July 22 – Cancer Benefit –Happy Hour Social Club, 764 E. Laurelton Ave, Maple Shade, NJ – CZW ‘Wired TV’. 1 pm!/events/262412127193999/
* Wednesday, July 27 to Saturday, July 30 - Korakuen Hall, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan - CZW, BJW, wXw 'Triangle of Ultraviolence'
* Saturday, August 11 – LIVE on iPPV - Flyer's Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak RD, Voorhees, NJ -CZW 'Tangled Web'. 7:30 pm!/events/483189885029972/
* Saturday, September 8 – LIVE on iPPV – Deadly Double Header w/ Evolve Wrestling - Flyer's Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak RD, Voorhees, NJ -CZW 'Down With The Sickness'. 7:30 pm

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