The Weekly Wrestling Wrap-Up #10 – WWE

With Money in the Bank just around the corner, WWE kicked it in to high gear. Daniel Bryan continued his quest to prove that he isn’t the weak link, Ryback came back, John Cena and Mark Henry discussed the WWE championship, and we finally found out who, besides Rob Van Dam, was going to be in a Money in the Bank ladder match. With that kind of preamble, you know what’s coming.

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The Weekly Wrestling Wrap-Up is not a full-on wrestling news article. Instead, there will only be a summary and analysis of the stories that each nationally televised wrestling company in the US presents in their weekly broadcasts. Due to the availability of some broadcasts, the summaries will be of what a company posts on the internet for the fans. Matches will be taken in to account only as much as they further the stories, and therefore will only be analyzed in full detail for pay-per-view events.

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WWE Championship: John Cena came out on RAW, and they promoted the July edition of the WWE Magazine, with Cena on the cover. He talked about how winning the belt meant you had the respect of your peers, whether you held it for years like Bruno Sammartino, or one day, like Rey Mysterio. He noted what so many would do to chase the title, noting just how low a man would sink to chase it. He said that Henry’s speech was disrespectful to anybody who had actually had to come out and retire for real. He did say that he understands why Henry did what he did – to cement a legacy in the WWE. But to do so, he had to go through John Cena, WWE Champion, and Henry was right when he said that you have to earn the belt. He eventually ended his speech with, “Our time is now, and the champ is here!” Later on in the show, Mark Henry came out, wearing a regular black suit and a huge smile. He was all grins, and told the fans he fooled every last fan. He noted all the signs of appreciation, including their tears. He said that his acting capabilities meant that Hollywood had reached out to him, and mentioned some noted directors. He stated that he didn’t want that, and he didn’t deserve that. He noted that people were upset at him because he used people. He said he wouldn’t apologize. He said that people had always been telling him who he is, and what to do. He said that his worst version was going to be at Money in the Bank. He noted that he did tell his wife that he was coming home. He said that at least that was true. He was coming home – as WWE Champion.
My Thoughts: Cena’s speech gave me more of an impetus to want to see the match than Henry’s speech did. Cena actually built up the belt. The match was actually about more than just John Cena being Cena. He was defending the honor of everybody who has held the belt, and of everybody who has ever given a retirement speech. Henry, on the other hand, wasn’t as compelling of a villain, because he admitted he’s a bad person, but decided that he liked being bad. A true antagonist should believe what he did was right. He should have gone out and said that the fans wanted him to retire, that they thought he was done. He should have said he was going to retire, but when the fans calmly accepted it, and cheered that he was done, something in him broke, and he had to prove that he wasn’t done just yet. Instead, he basically admitted that he played everybody, and made his speech completely pointless. This went from awesome to horrendously lop-sided in one week, and I don’t like it.

World Heavyweight Championship: On RAW, Chris Jericho took on World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio in a rematch from SmackDown. The two had a back-and-forth match, which seemed more like an Americanized lucha match than a true WWE-style competition to start out the match. However, after the commercial break, we got to the more typical heavyweight match we see, albeit with each man’s style influencing things. Del Rio almost won via count-out, but Jericho just barely pulled himself in to the ring. Del Rio began to dominate the match, but Jericho made a comeback with a top rope cross body. Jericho started to out-wrestle Del Rio, actually turning a countered Code Breaker in to a Walls of Jericho attempt. Eventually, he even countered the Cross Arm breaker with the Walls. Ricardo caused the DQ by attacking Jericho with the bucket, but that left Del Rio open for attack. Rodriguez ate a Code Breaker and Del Rio at a Zig Zag. Jericho and Dolph shared an uncomfortable stare down, but as Jericho went to leave, Ziggler gave Jericho a Zig Zag. On SmackDown, Alberto Del Rio finally held a celebration party for his title win, complete with a mariachi band, tortilla chips, salsa, and a piñata, because it was Fiesta Del Rio. Ricardo tried to intro Alberto, but the fans were definitely not in to it, so Ricardo heeled it up, insulting the local crowd before going back to Spanish. Del Rio came out in a tailored suit and scarf, and wearing his favorite accessory, the World Heavyweight Championship. Del Rio welcomed everybody, and eventually said he was only going to speak Spanish, garnering a USA chant. He said, in Spanish that he knew what would happen, because the fans never supported him. They didn’t support him when he lost the title, they didn’t support him when he won it, and they don’t support him now. That isn’t important because this was all for himself. He then said to start the games, and blasted the piñata with Dolph Ziggler’s face. He said he did the same at Payback, and will do it again, so he could retain the belt. Del Rio then called out Ziggler, who came to the stage, causing the mariachi band to bail. Dolph dressed down to fight, got to the ring, and attacked Del Rio. Ricardo helped, making Del Rio get the advantage, but Ziggler came back, and eventually sent Ricardo through the table. He followed up with a Zig Zag to Del Rio. The final exclamation point was a failed EL KABONG that caused Del Rio to bail. However, Rodriguez wound up taking the guitar to the face. Ziggler held the belt high, and then celebrated with the mariachi band.
My Thoughts: The announcers really built up that a win against the champion actually means you’re in line for a title match. Well, that explains why Cena rarely loses, but that kind of means that Ziggler has a laundry list of challengers should he win the belt. As for the rest of this, the match was great, but part of me wishes that they hadn’t reversed the cross arm breaker, and just let Jericho lose cleanly. However, given what happened with Jericho later, this worked out well enough. Ziggler still had some of his #HEEL tendencies (speaking of which, is he now the #FACE, or would that be too much of an A-Team reference?), but at the end of the day, he’s attacking a champion that is a complete jackass. I do speak Spanish, so Del Rio’s speech came across as the kind of heel that I want. He’s the hero of his own story, even if nobody else sees it.

Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton: RAW opened with Daniel Bryan coming out for a third match against Orton. He gave a speech, talking about his life as a wrestler. He said that he’d been repeatedly noted as the weak link, but he’s proven time and time again that he is not, and he’d prove it again. Randy Orton came out and told Daniel to shut up and fight. That led to a brawl, which eventually caused the official to toss the match. Bryan demanded a rematch from Team Brickie, or a match with Brad Maddox, which led to Vickie booking the match. Following encouragement from Triple H, Vickie told the fans that they could choose a Street Fight, a Lumberjack Match, or Falls Count Anywhere between the three. Jerry Lawler announced that the stipulation was a Street Fight. Similar to the start of RAW, the match opened up with a brawl. Weapons came in early, with Orton pulling out a chair. A table also came in to the match, and got set up. Another table was put up outside, and Orton got planted through it with a power bomb off the apron. A Singapore cane (or Kendo stick, as the announcers called it) came in to the match, with Bryan using it to beat on Orton, but Orton hit a T-Bone suplex to send Bryan through the table in the ring. That proved to be an equalizer between the two, but eventually, Bryan managed to place Orton in the No Lock with a Singapore cane to force the submission. Following the match, Orton was a good sport, and shook Bryan’s hand before leaving DB to celebrate with the fans chanting, “YES!” They replayed the match on SmackDown. They followed that with Bryan coming to talk to Kane. Kane called Orton’s victory an upset and Bryan almost freaked out. Kane just said that Bryan was causing him stress, since Kane had a match against Orton on SmackDown. Bryan said that, in the event that Kane needed help, he would be on commentary. He then gave Kane a very awkward hug. Orton and Kane had a match where Kane was really allowed to shine. Bryan played cheer leader, but also let a bit of his ego to influence his commentary. Near the end of the match, Kane got out of the ring, dazed. Bryan seemed like he was trying to help Kane, putting him back in to the ring with words of encouragement, but it only led to Kane eating an RKO. Bryan was grinning as he walked backstage, but tried to apologize when Kane glared at him.
My Thoughts: Well, I guess Bryan is going to win the Money in the Bank match, take the title from John Cena, and resume chanting, “Yes!” over and over until it gets old. This would have been a wonderful story for Brian to become the best and most popular man in the company. If they’re turning him in to the most reviled guy in the company for a second time, because Cena would obviously be the bad guy in a situation against Bryan at his current level of popularity, I get the point. I just think it’s a wasted opportunity. It would be better if Brian waited to cash in after Cena lost the belt to somebody. What is it with people becoming villains by slowly becoming hypocritical friends these days, anyway?

CM Punk, Heyman Guy?: On RAW, Vickie Guerrero approached Punk. Punk asked for the whereabouts of Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. Punk kept playing on his phone as Vickie told him he was in a match. Punk just told Vickie to let him know if Heyman or Lesnar arrived. Paul Heyman was shown walking backstage, and eventually came out to the ring. Heyman noted that he wanted to do things face-to-face, in front of the fans, to talk things out. Punk came down to the ring. He wanted to explain why, in spite of Heyman’s terrible reputation, he was a Paul Heyman guy. Punk explained that Paul Heyman was the man that made sure that CM Punk got his shot in the WWE, because he refused to fire CM Punk from WWE’s developmental system. He noted that Paul’s first draft pick when ECW was resurrected was him. However, he said that he wanted Heyman to tell Brock than he was coming for Lesnar, no matter the reasons. He then asked Heyman if he sent Lesnar to attack him, and he’d accept the truth, no matter what it was. Heyman said he never wanted it to be like this, and eventually said that CM Punk deserved the truth, which was that he did not know that Brock Lesnar would be there last week. However, it was a fight that Punk asked for when he said Lesnar needed Heyman’s help. He noted that the professional jealousy had always been there. However, he eventually said that his dream was to walk down the ramp with CM Punk in the main event of WrestleMania. He then said he wasn’t going to represent Lesnar against Punk, because he loves CM Punk. He then said that it was Punk’s move. Punk said he was sorry he doubted Heyman, and then hugged him. He then had a match against Darren Young, in which Young was more competitive than one would have expected. However, Punk locked in the Anaconda Vice, causing Young to tap. The Prime Time Players double-teamed Punk, but Curtis Axel came out to make the save. Heyman joined him and made it clear that Axel was out on Heyman’s orders. CM Punk took Heyman to task backstage, and though Heyman tried to make things clear, Punk wanted to hear none of it. Heyman told Punk he had arranged Curtis Axel and CM Punk against the Prime Time Players, but Punk said he wanted to prove to everybody that he didn’t need anybody’s help.
My Thoughts: As with pretty much every story involving BROCK LESNAR, this whole story is going to be a slow burn. However, the whole basis of the story is at least intriguing. Everybody knows Paul Heyman is a terrible person, but because he was good to CM Punk, he’s friends with the Best Wrestler in the World (ROH’s claims non-withstanding). However, as far as Punk is concerned, Paul is that annoying friend that shows up to everything, even when you want to be left alone. Trying to achieve a dream? Nope, Paul has to be there. Taking on a big rival? Nope, Paul has to be there. No matter whatever else happens, this is not going to end well for one Paul Heyman. Either his former (current?) client Brock Lesnar gets embarrassed, his good friend gets destroyed, or the entire friendship ends horrendously. No matter the road, Paul Heyman is going to get his weasel-like heart and his walrus-like body broken in to pieces. I can’t say I won’t enjoy it.

Intercontinental Championship: On SmackDown, Miz had Paul Heyman on Miz TV. Miz noted that Heyman had an answer for everything. He said he wanted Lesnar and CM Punk as a tag team, but against whom? Heyman tried not to talk about his personal life, but Miz took him to task about bullying Renee Young, asking Heyman if he could bully him. Heyman said that was ridiculous, but he did know a man that could Bully Miz – the Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel. Heyman and Axel shook hands. Heyman then introduced both men. Miz said that Heyman had him fooled in to thinking that it was a one-on-one interview, similar to how Miz thinks that Heyman lied to everybody about having nothing to do with Lesnar’s attack on Punk. However, the more pressing issue was that Axel was on Miz’s set, uninvited. Heyman clarified that he invited Axel. Miz called Heyman the walking version of Star Wars – he talks like Yoda, smells like Chewbacca, and looks like Jabba the Hutt. He then said Axel must be the WWE version of Luke Skywalker – “Luke. Luke. You’re not your father!” Miz asked what happens when Curtis Axel stops fitting the Paul Heyman mold, especially when he loses the title to The Miz. Axel asked if Miz thought he could take the title from Axel. Curtis said he was very possessive of his belt, and took the threats personally. Miz challenged Axel to a title match then and there, but Heyman intervened, saying that his clients don’t fight for free, and don’t defend titles on an impromptu basis. Heyman mocked Miz, but Miz said that Axel was going to lose the belt. Curtis gave a cheap shot to Miz during the, “I’m awesome!” catchphrase.
My Thoughts: Paul Heyman here was still his crap self, but I actually started to care about Miz a little bit. While CM Punk, as Heyman’s friend, demanded answers, he didn’t really confront Heyman as a person, but as a friend that he knew he probably shouldn’t have. When Miz confronted Heyman, he noted Paul’s hypocrisy, and actually made me want to support Miz. It also made me want to see the two actually go at it for the title. While they really should have done something with these two on RAW, even if it was just filler interaction, what they did on SmackDown was good enough. Neither man is involved in Money in the Bank, so we’re likely going to get a match between the two. Either that, or for some crazed reason CM Punk gets in touch with Miz and things go pear-shaped. There are multiple ways that this could develop while still making sense, so it works.

Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow: On RAW, Sheamus teamed up with Christian to take on Team Rhodes Scholars. Christian was able to dominate Cody Rhodes right up until he went for his trademark ring side rope hang punch. Sandow distracted him, which let Rhodes throw him in to the steps, and allowed Team Rhodes Scholars to begin to dominate him. A double clothesline led to a double tag that brought in Sheamus and Sandow. Sheamus was on fire, but Sandow got out of the White Noise. Cody Rhodes tagged himself in, but stumbled over Sandow as he got in the ring, eating a Brogue Kick for the loss. On SmackDown, the two opened the show with a Dublin Street Fight, which apparently involved having a pub setup around the ring, with dining room tables and chairs, as well as two rows of beer taps at ringside. Damien Sandow came out and suggested that the state of South Carolina secede again, because it was like being in a third world country. He insulted the fans a bit more, and claimed that the street fight in question would be re-named a Sandow Street Fight. All the weapons in the match were colored green, including the Singapore Cane. A keg, the rolling bars, some green bar stools, a ked, and a sack of potatoes got involved in the match. Sheamus even pulled a Carlito spit, bit with a potato. Sandow eventually brought in all the regular chairs, both green kendo sticks, and a broom. The chair was used to good effect, and Sandow was so vicious with one of the kendo sticks that he caused it to splinter. However, Sheamus managed to throw a chair at Sandow, and then beat on Sandow with the unbroken Kendo stick. Sheamus then set up Sandow for a White Noise on top of two chairs. Sandow countered, got knocked in to a sitting position on both chairs, and ate a Brogue Kick for the loss.
My Thoughts: So we got two hardcore matches this week. The Bryan/Orton match was all kinds of awesome specifically because the gimmick didn’t really interfere with the intensity of the match, it just added to it. Here, it made the match seem like, if the stipulation hadn’t been there, this would have been a rather one-sided affair in which Sheamus once again physically dominated Damien Sandow. While Sandow’s overall arrogance and painfully obvious regional prejudices mean that, yes, he really does deserve what Sheamus has been dishing out, it would have been nice for this whole thing to be a little less one-sided. On the plus side, Sandow did seem like he had the ability to beat Sheamus, and only lost because he was in a position where he could in no way, shape, or form easily evade getting a boot straight to the face. Honestly, though, the addition of the “Irish” bit of the match was a little bit over the top. At least when the chairs came in to play, they weren’t green, too. As this was noted as the end of Sandow’s antics, it at least opens up the possibility that Sheamus can move on the humiliating somebody other than Sandow and Cody Rhodes.

Tag Team Championship: On RAW, the Superstars for Hurricane Sandy charity had Scotty Campbell out with Tons of Funk, and Campbell had fun grooving with them before the match. The match was a three-way between ToF, 3MB (specifically Mahal and McIntyre), and the Usos. Both members of 3MB were whipping boys in the match. The chaos of the match meant that all three members of 3MB were down, and Brodus Clay took the opportunity to dive in to all of them to take them out. That left Tensai/Sweet T on his own, which led to him eating a thrust kick to the jaw, then the Samoan Drop, and losing via a Superfly Splash. The Shield came out after the match, with Rollins and Reigns holding their belts high. On Main Event, Christian took on Dean Ambrose in a smash-mouth match. The moment that Christian began to get momentum, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns interfered. That brought out the Usos for the save. That led to Christian joining forces with The Usos to take on all three members of The Shield. The match spilled to the outside early, causing a stand-off. However, the match did resume. Eventually, it turned in to basically a one-on-one between Ambrose and Christian, albeit the other participants did get involved. Mostly, though, it was the Usos fighting with Rollins and Reigns. With Ambrose distracted due to the out-of-the-ring combat, Christian slammed Ambrose with the Spear for the win, and the Shield did not look happy, except for the part where they were still champions.
My Thoughts: Slowly but surely, The Shield is losing its mystique, and part of me is glad. Dominant heel groups need to have points in time where they don’t look completely invincible, because otherwise, it becomes fairly obvious what’s going to happen, and things sort of lose their drama. On the other hand, you do want to have them at least look competent, because otherwise, the group quickly becomes the obvious go-to for whenever you want a good guy to have a quick victory. Want proof? Ask Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre whether anybody looks at them with fear. The obvious thing to do would be to have the Usos lose in a clearly tainted way at Money in the Bank so they can have a bigger match at SummerSlam. As for Ambrose and Christian, it was interesting that they let Christian get his victory back so quickly. It does let the returning star keep his momentum. On the other hand, you just had a man pin a champion clean. Does that mean that Christian could be in line for a title shot?

The Divas: They replayed the cat fight between Aksana and Kaitlyn on SmackDown the previous week to preface their match on RAW. They didn’t have much of a contest before Kaitlyn’s music played. AJ Lee came out dressed as Kaitlyn, but wearing a fake muscle suit. AJ posed for a bit to distract Kaitlyn. Aksana almost stole the win, but Kaitlyn got out and speared Aksana for the win. AJ then “impersonated” Kaitlyn, insulting her and dragging up the past, being humiliated when she thought somebody liked her. Big E Langston came out, and the two played out what kind of happened between Kaitlyn and Big E, save that it was with insulting histrionics. Kaitlyn was raring for a fight, but Layla stopped her as Big E carried AJ backstage. On SmackDown, AJ had a match, but they replayed RAW’s events as she came out. Natalya was her opponent, but Kaitlyn pulled what AJ did, even aping her mannerisms. Kaitlyn listed all of AJ’s “romantic” involvements, saying that she knew the dating game. She said that AJ even dated the WWE time keeper, but both of them denied it. She then said that AJ had some very thorough physical examinations from their ring side physician. And then she said AJ was with Lillian. None of the staff was amused. Natalya took the advantage with Kaitlyn looking on. Kaitlyn eventually pranced around the ring as AJ yelled that it wasn’t funny, eventually costing AJ the match. AJ complained to the referee, but eventually, Kaitlyn gave AJ a spear. Big E pulled AJ out of the ring and carried a dazed AJ backstage.
My Thoughts: Remember when Stephanie McMahon said that what AJ did was demeaning to every single woman everywhere in the world? Well, I guess that the Diva’s division is going to lose any and all class that it has, because now Kaitlyn has joined in the head games, and not in a good way. AJ is basically calling Kaitlyn a man with a vagina, while Kaitlyn called AJ a woman who would try to romance practically everybody, if it seemed like she could get ahead by doing so. Sure, they’re played up as immature head games, but that doesn’t make it any better. Of course, the difference is that Kaitlyn managed to get over AJ’s manipulations, because she already suffered the biggest one. Meanwhile, AJ really isn’t used to head games aimed at her, so she overreacted. The only plus side here is that we’re actually getting a plot centered around the Diva’s division.

Ryback vs. Jericho: Ryback made his return match against Khali, struggling to defeat the big man, but eventually pulling off the Shell Shock with a march for the win. Later, Ryback came in to Vickie Guerrero’s office. He demanded a rematch against Cena, because he only lost because the ambulance roof was cheaply made. Chris Jericho interrupted him, stating that Chris Jericho deserved to be in the Money in the Bank ladder match, given that he’s been in more of them than anybody else, and he created the match. Brad Maddox tried to break them apart, but was cowed due to their physical superiority. Vickie interrupted both men, and told them if they wanted a fight, they would get it – at Money in the Bank. On Main Event, Jericho took on Cody Rhodes. Rhodes bent the rules fairly heavily, and focused on Jericho’s head during the match. He actually disabled one of Jericho’s eyes repeatedly, and used it to his advantage. Jericho’s experience and technical superiority allowed Jericho to mount a comeback. Rhodes did manage to hit a Cross Rhodes, but Jericho kicked out of it to deliver Code Breaker, which only didn’t get the win because Cody got his foot on the rope. In the end, Jericho got Rhodes to tap to the Walls of Jericho. On SmackDown, Ryback had a squash match against Justin Gabriel, with Gabriel targeting Ryback’s left leg. Ryback won with a Shell Shock out of nowhere, but the damage to Ryback’s leg was done. Jericho came out to mock Ryback for his leg being hurt after only a few minutes. He got down to insulting Ryback, even calling him Cry Back. Ryback was still grimacing, and Jericho immediately started a fight with Ryback, dressed to compete. He targeted the leg, and almost put Ryback in the Walls. However, Ryback retreated.
My Thoughts: Ryback just went from the second coming of Goldberg to a man whose leg can be injured after about twenty concentrated kicks from obvious C-level WWE superstar Justin Gabriel. Sure, Jericho seems to be the man that takes guys who seem directionless, and makes them look huge. However, I’m not really sure that basically making Ryback look like he barely recovered from his match against Cena is the right way to do it. The only way that this winds up being a good thing is if Jericho loses cleanly to Ryback in the middle of the ring after Ryback pulls a Langston, counters out of a submission by sheer force, and smashes Jericho to the mat with as much force as possible. Otherwise, this entire Ryback push was done for no good reason other than to make Cena look good one more time.

The McMahons: On RAW, Vince made an appearance after Daniel Bryan got his rematch. He noted all the issues that people might have with Bryan on the roster. Vickie asked him what he thinks, but Vince just said that they could figure it out. Vickie was considering cancelling the Bryan/Orton match, but Triple H said that what mattered was what the fans think. He said the match should happen, but he wanted her to over-deliver by letting the fans pick the stipulation. He then made a jab at Brad Maddox before leaving. Vickie was on the phone, trying to reach Brad Maddox. Stephanie McMahon came in to Vickie’s office, and said she was going to do Vickie’s job of announcing the WWE Championship Money in the Bank ladder match contestants (outside of RVD). The contestants for the match that Stephanie announced were CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Christian, Kane, and Rob Van Dam. On SmackDown, Vince McMahon came to ask Teddy Long what the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match would entail. Long told Vince that he was thinking about the future, and think outside the box. He said that Wade Barrett, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, Fandango, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, and Dean Ambrose. McMahon corrected his pronunciation of Fandango (“It’s FAN-DAHN-GO.”) before thanking him and walking off.
My Thoughts: This was definitely a far more balanced way to involve the triumvirate of trouble. We got to see some ways that Vickie Guerrero tries to appease the McMahons, agreeing with all of them, but following the directives of the last person to whom she spoke. Stephanie going out to announce the WWE Championship title shot Money in the Bank match was the right call, because as we saw, even if Vickie gives fans what they wants, Vickie is going to get booed. I really wish the fans would realize how even-handed Missus Guerrero has been recently, so that we could actually hear the important announcements she makes. As for Teddy Long, he’s going the right way towards getting himself fired. Sure, he used to be the SmackDown GM, but now he’s filling in for Booker T. Him pulling a Brad Maddox isn’t really as good when there isn’t a foil for it doesn’t work as well. It makes me think of when he was managing Jazz, Rodney Mack, Chris Nowinski, and Mark Henry, and nobody wants that.

With the Money in the Bank match announcements, it’s kind of interesting how they’ve made these matches. The people in the WWE championship match have held either the WWE or World Heavyweight title. Meanwhile, on the WHC side, everybody there but Fandango and Damien Sandow has held gold of some sort. If not for the fact that his title run was all kinds of forgettable (except for the fact that it did happen), Jack Swagger would be the odds-on favorite to win, since he’s actually held the World Heavyweight Championship.

Other Stuff: They played a few videos about the Wyatt Family. There was a segment about the new WWE 2K14 game, including the option for custom covers, and the official cover, which had a man who barely appears if it isn’t WrestleMania season, The Rock. Halle Berry made an appearance to promote The Call, which had cameos from David Otunga and Kane in comedic roles. They had a promo video about the War Games WWE Home Video product. On Main Event, Zeb Colter introduced Antonio Cesaro, but complained about how the country was becoming more and more foreign. Cesaro talked about how he became an American citizen the right way, and how he is more American than anybody else, because he is the personification of the American Dream. Also on Main Event, the Funkadactyls and new WWE Diva Jo Jo introduced Tons of Funk and sang slightly off key in a match against the Prime Time Players. The match itself had the Players isolating Tensai, but the end eventually came from Brodus getting pinned when Titus O’Neil got some help from Young during the lateral press. SmackDown actually got an intro video this week.

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WWE Money In The Bank WWE Championship: John Cena {C} vs. Mark Henry World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio {C} vs. Dolph Ziggler Money in the Bank Ladder Match – All-Stars (For a WWE Championship Shot): CM Punk vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Kane vs. Christian vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan Money in the Bank Ladder Match (For a World Heavyweight Championship shot): Wade Barrett vs. Jack Swagger vs. Fandango vs. Antonio Cesaro vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Dean Ambrose Ryback vs. Chris Jericho

That’s it for the WWE this week. Have anything to add? Feel free to comment below! Also, go ahead and check out the report on what happened with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Ring of Honor HERE →.

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