Here’s a quick update for the people who care about such things on how I’m doing in the PWInsider Elite PPV Pick’Em game.
Long story short since I’ve had a cold for the last few days that’s got me feeling like an exploding bag of shit, I fucking killed it with my Wrestlemania predictions. Of the 9 matches that counted (the 10 diva tag match was added after picks were submitted), I got 7 right, moving my point total for the year from 27 to 34. I still have a long way to go if I want to catch the leader, who is currently sitting at 42. I did have a better night than he did, so I’ll consider that a bit of a moral victory. He had 5 right. The only 2 matches I got wrong were Edge vs. Chris Jericho and Triple H vs. Sheamus. Not bad at all.
On the losing end, that Ryan S guy still has 4. I wonder if he’s dead.
I’m not going to talk a whole lot about Mania since it’s been analyzed to death elsewhere and because my sinuses are steadily trying to tap tap tap an escape hole through my head and face, but I’ll say that it was a good show that you should try to see. I will however give a quick rundown.
Edge vs. Jericho: Good match. I didn’t expect Jericho to win, but surprises aren’t always a bad thing. The spear afterwards looked like it probably sucked and lead to a long night. Ouch.
Cena vs. Batista: I knew this match would be fun, but it was even better than I expected. I said in another post that I didn’t think it needed the title since it was built so well, but after seeing the match I think I was at least somewhat wrong. the belt being on the line did add a little something extra to things and made it seem more important. I’m not sure who you put against Cena for the title once the rematches with Batista are done, but as long as it’s not Orton I don’t much care.
Undertaker vs. Michaels: If you have time for nothing else, watch this match. I’m serious. I’d need to go back and watch them both again to try to figure out whether this one or last year’s was better, but this was a fabulous professional wrestling contest. It was the kind of thing that reminds me why I keep watching this stuff even through all the crappiness. If this was truly the last time we’ll ever see Shawn Michaels in a match, I don’t think there’s a better way he could have gone out.
Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart: What a weird match this was. I’m not sure what I was expecting since McMahon is in his 60’s and Hart retired from the ring due to head injuries and then had a stroke, but it wasn’t this. It was nice to see Bret get his moment, but this went on way too long and was just…strange for lack of a better word.
Money In The Bank: It was fine, but you could definitely tell that things were toned down quite a bit from previous years. Safety is always a good thing, but there was something missing. Eliminating some of the stupidity these guys put themselves through wasn’t what hurt the match I don’t think, it was something else, something I can’t quite put my finger on. the finish with Swagger having trouble getting the case down didn’t help, but that’s not the problem. Maybe the problem was me, who knows? If anybody has any thoughts, I’d love to hear them.
Triple H vs. Sheamus: I enjoyed this match in spite of the outcome. Sheamus looked good in losing, which generally isn’t the case when Triple H is involved. Judging from what happened on Raw it looks like the feud will continue, so hopefully Sheamus ends up getting the upper hand and truly establishing himself as somebody new to watch and take seriously.
Miz & Big Show vs. R-Truth & John Morrison: This match was useless. In fact I think it took me longer to type this paragraph than it did for them to wrestle it. Complete waste of everybody’s time.
Punk vs. Mysterio: This was fine. I never need to see it again, but that’s not to say I hated it. I just expected more given the way the storyline had been going.
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase: Unless you’re one of those people who for some reason loves Randy Orton, there’s no need to watch this. He beat both guys, did his lame ass viper thing, kicked people in the head, yippee hoo, who gives a damn? I don’t understand the appeal and I’m not sure I ever will. I’m sure at some point I didn’t mind the guy and probably wrote something about him being decent, but my mind has, needless to say, changed bigtime. His delivery and style just put me to sleep, and I don’t think I would mind never seeing him again.
That was a lot of typing, I think I need a break and perhaps some cold drugs. I’ll talk to you all later.
Oh yeah,and baseball’s back, so enjoy the Jays’ season opener if you’re watching. Hopefully it’ll be something to enjoy, unlike most of last year.