Hello Screened Universe!
So it looks like Screened has taken notice of my attempts to fill in WWE information on the site, as now they've commissioned all the Superstars to have their own character pages. That's great news for me, as it makes adding links to these articles a whole lot easier. Next week's task theme will be "Wrestle Mania", so get prepared to see me being a lot more active around here making edits.
Also, Extreme Rules
went down last Sunday, wrapping up the pre-draft feuds. So now that the shows are re-energized with new talent, let's see who stepped it up.
Beast Mode: ACTIVATE
Superstar of the Week - Mason Ryan
Mason Ryan showed dominance this week on RAW
. He handily defeated Kane
, a WWE veteran and recent world champion. And he made it look easy. The problem though is he seems to be distancing himself from the rest of the Nexus. What could this mean for this monster, a big push in his future?
Super Cena flies again
One night after losing the WWE Championship
inside of a steel cage, The Miz got a chance to win it back from John Cena. In an excellent match, Miz used the belt to steal the victory and gain it back... until the referee saw he used the belt. He reversed his decision and Super Cena retained. Hey, can't say The Awesome One didn't try, right? Who the hell can beat Cena when he's in "overcome the odds" mode?
Del Rio is getting his feet wet on his new brand
Most Impactful Drafted Superstar - Alberto Del Rio
No, he did not have a match this week on RAW, but he was on commentary. He successfully introduced the RAW audience to what they should expect from the Mexican Aristocrat on Monday nights and seemingly resparked his feud with Rey Mysterio
, who also moved in the Draft. I hope he doesn't get lost in the shuffle on RAW and gets back into the main event soon.
The second girl on the left's reaction is about right
"Wait, What?" Moment of the Week - Vince McMahon sucks The People's Cock
Yeah, what the hell? I get it, it's The Rock
's birthday. The Rock = Ratings. But shit got excessive very quickly. The Rock took over the first half hour of RAW, having an entertaining segment with Michael Cole
. But then Pitbull showed up and sang a song for no reason. Then a bunch of celebrities wished him happy birthday at every commercial break. And then The Rock took over the end of the show, and this is when I lost it. Vince puts together a video package about The Rock's life set to "Coming Home" in a blatant attempt to try to make him come back more often or permanently, followed by Mya over-singing "Happy Birthday" for no damn reason. Top it off with confetti and fireworks, and you just saw a man metaphorically receive oral on PG TV.
Beast Mode: ACTI... wait, I already used that
Big Zeke is pure power. If you watched SmackDown
, you saw the Big Show
get manhandled and even thrown around in the ring. Now, I've seen had an opportunity to stand next to this man in person, and he is HUGE. I'd pull everything in my back picking him up. But Jackson did it with relative ease. Later in the night, he broke away from the Corre and paid for it with getting the hell beat out of him. Big things are coming for Zeke. In fact, I'm predicting he's going to team up with my RAW Superstar of the Week, Mason Ryan, to go after the Tag Team Championship and then go after the Nexus and Corre.
These two had many matches on RAW for the United States Championship. Now put these two on a brand focused on wrestling and make it just personal. Now you have the recipe for an excellent match. Yes, the main event on SmackDown was excellent, but I'm already dedicating the next two things to it. This match deserves to be celebrated and if you missed out on it, you should go give it a watch.
Beard = Heel turn soon?
Most Impactful Drafted Superstar - Randy Orton
This should come as no surprise, but exactly what he did should be. Randy Orton walked in to SmackDown and on his first night took the biggest prize on the brand, the World Heavyweight Championship
. Before the match was even booked and the crowd were being given a chance to choose who would get the title shot, there were loud chants for Orton. He's already that over, and picked up the championship on day 1. If that isn't impact, I don't know what is.
Well, at least it had a cool ending, right?
"Wait, What?" Moment of the Week - Christian loses the World Heavyweight Championship
On the other side of what I just said above, Christian lost the World Title not even seven days after winning it (five days if you count when it aired, two days if you count when it was taped). After all the hype they started the show with, and with the raw emotion Christian showed on the mic, it was pretty shitty to end his reign just like that. After his win at Extreme Rules, I expected a decent reign that would at least last a month or two. But this is the WWE showing that they're willing to be shocking, despite the fans think it's logical or not. I actually wrote an article defending the decision
What do you think?
Agree? Disagree? Pissed as all hell about Christian losing? Share your thoughts in the comments below! And please post who you think should have won the above awards, along with categories of your own. I may use them in a future WWEport!