Thursday, July 2, 2009

WWE Superstars Thoughts - July 2, 2009

I can't help but laugh when the show starts off with Santino Marella giving Lillian Garcia a hug during his entrance. Of course, my good mood is quickly soured when I discover that The Brian Kendrick has to lose. I have nothing against Santino, though his act has grown stale since splitting from The Glamazon, but do we have to put him over Kendrick? Honestly, is there a more under-utilized talent in WWE right now? The guy is awesome in the ring, has an intriguing gimmick that begs for further exploration, and I'm pretty sure his trunks have the map of Mordor on the back of them, that alone deserves at least a US Title run.

John Morrison vs. Charlie Haas means we have four matches tonight? Cool. Morrison's slingshot-turnaround-baseball slide-thing was slick and his bump on the stairs was nasty. One thing though, as much as I like Starship Pain, I think it would be better if he did it without the split-legged part and just did it off the top rope. It would look a lot more painful if done that way and I wouldn't have to worry about him landing on his head every time he does it.

Zack Ryder vs. Tyler Reks was not a very good showing of what T-Reks is capable of. As I mentioned Tuesday in my ECW review, I've heard a lot of positive things about the guy, but this match was way too basic to really get an idea of what he's all about. Not that there's anything wrong with basic, he went out there and had a perfectly serviceable match with Ryder, who hasn't had a lot of singles matches in his WWE career either. I'll need to see more, but he certainly didn't give us a bad first impression.

CM Punk vs. Edge was... different. Good match, very bizarre finish, I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that in WWE before. But to go back into my devil's advocate persona that I enjoy using for CM Punk matches, I have to ask, why wasn't Edge disqualified? How dare the hypocrites and parasites in the audience boo their World Champion when it was the referee who wasn't doing his job when one competitor blatantly raked the eyes of another? That official should receive a formal reprimand for his poor job performance and if further damage has been done to CM Punk's eye, I believe Edge should be held responsible for any and all medical bills.


  1. I don't see anything coming for Tyler. He's got an interesting look, but the surfer thing is too 1980s to work. I guess you could say a Jamaican gimmick wouldn't work, and then Kofi's went and held three different titles within a year in the WWE, but I don't see a big future for Reks, sadly.

  2. Well, as long as they don't try to bash us over the head with the surfer aspect and make him more of a laid-back Rob Van Dam type than the 2009 version of The Dynamic Dudes (and before anyone says it, I know they had skateboards), then it would be secondary.

    But yeah, If they try to make him something like a dual-sport athlete, it'll bomb like all the other moonlighting characters of the last 20 years.

  3. I know this gives away how old I am (ancient!), but any time someone talks about an eye injury, all I can think of is Eddie Murphy and his "I need $12 million for my sprained eyes" bit from "Raw."

  4. I'd love to see Punk show up for Smackdown with an eyepatch tonight. That would just be seven shade of awesome.

  5. Pirate Punk > Pirate Paul Burchill

  6. I was thinking more like Snake Plispunk.