Friday, October 9, 2009

WWE Superstars Thoughts - October 8, 2009

Ted DiBiase vs. Evan Bourne kicks things off on WGN America and DiBiase's promo beforehand was absolutely ridiculous. He was talking about Cody Rhodes like he was dead, but considering that chair-dropkick gone wrong and the fact that his head was sandwiched between HBK's foot and a sledgehammer, I'm not surprised he gets the week off. Good match here, though it was obvious from the get-go that Bourne would lose (again... grrr), he got a lot of offense in and looked like a legitimate threat against the guy who just main evented a PPV. I hope Bourne's time will come soon enough, you would think if WWE had nothing planned for him, they wouldn't let him keep looking this good against top talent. Still, for Bourne fans like myself, waiting around for WWE to do something with him is painful.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Sheamus wasn't so much a match as it was a mugging. Great job getting Sheamus over as the brutal Celtic Warrior and it also helped Shelton further his face turn by being the sympathetic victim who still won't back down from a fight. I like this feud, I just wish it got more attention, it still seems like a situation where "here's all the stuff that happens on Raw, here's all the stuff that happens on Smackdown, here's the ECW Title scene and oh yeah, we have another little feud going on here that you'll probably forget about until we remind you."

Cryme Tyme vs. The Hart Dynasty part 214 is your main event for the evening and it's pretty much what you should expect from a match between these guys. I really enjoy these two teams, but there's only so much they can do against each other when you're putting them in the ring every other week. Great strides have been made in the tag title scene since Chris Jericho got his hands on the Unified Tag Team Championship, but the core problem has not yet been solved - there simply aren't enough tag teams. I like the Mark Henry/MVP pairing, WWE needed another face team and there's something deliciously old school about two singles wrestlers entering the tag division, but the division is still lacking. DX entering the fray is great, I fully support that move, but what about some other guys who are just languishing right now? Not to play fantasy booker, but I think there's a lot of potential in an Evan Bourne/Primo team. What about something like R-Truth and Slam Master J? Or how about getting ECW involved? I get it, the focus right now is on top-level guys like JeriShow and DX, and that's awesome, but when those guys inevitably go back to singles competition, we need a solid foundation to keep the division going.

1 comment:

  1. I think the fact that the last couple of PPV's had multiple Tag Team matches on them is indicative of how far that division has come since Wrestlemania.