The “Prince of Parkour” John Morrison has a match next, going up against Wade Barrett. Watching this match the realization hits me. John Morrison is an expert at making his matches look really good. At winning them, meh not so much, but he does make them all look really good. I’m thinking he might need to think about linking up with a partner and forming a really good tag team. Hey, it did wonders for Evan Bourne’s career.
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Hmm, lemme think, which misfit WWE star currently without a partner would be good as Morrison’s right hand man. Uhh… Alex Riley, maybe? JTG? Yeah, I know what you’re thinking—WHO??! Y’know, formerly of Cryme Time. I always thought these guys were an amazing tag team but now that they’ve split JTG seems to be floundering on the WWE roster, criminally underused and typically relegated to online shows Superstars and/or NXT. But I guess that’s a whole ‘nother row to hoe.
Morrison holds his own against Barrett but unfortunately his luck (or lack thereof)seems to hold here, as Barrett does his signature slam and puts JoMo down for the count.
Update by the announcers on Triple-H. Looks like the Game may have a concussion, as well as a neck injury to contend with. I’m guessing he’s going to be out of commission for awhile. Or maybe he’ll shake it off and be back in time to mete out a little payback next week. Guess we’ll see.
Cole the Troll takes the brief lull in festivities as the opportunity to throw a few jabs at Jim Ross. He shows a couple of funny pictures allegedly tweeted by Ross. These include Ross parodying the Coppertone kid ad, one of him on an exercising bike with a rack of ribs in front of him, and lastly one of J.R. dressed as an Oklahoma Sooners cheerleader. Heh, ok that’s funny. Just so long as they don’t try to put these two in a match ag…
.. Oh, what’s that? Troll is issuing a challenge to J.R. Aw *bleep*. Hey, wait up Dr. Farnsworth. Take me with you, I don’t think I want to either. Cole is purposefully vague on what this challenge will entail exactly but why do I have the snaking feeling it involves these two in more sucky wrestling matches with one another.
Backstage Zack Ryder cuts a promo for his upcoming match with Cena against Awesome Truth. Before he can finish, R-Truth and Miz bum rush him and hand Zack what looks like the beating of his career. And this is Zack “Jobber McGee” Ryder we’re talking about, so that’s saying something.
Which means that instead of the planned tag team matchup, tonight’s showcase is going to be a Cena vs. Awesome Truth handicap match.
Oh, WWE. Ha ha, you got us IWC smarks once again, holding out the carrot of Zack Ryder being given a main event match with Cena and then snatching it away with such glee. About 2 or 3 months ago I would’ve been outraged. Yet, not only am I not upset at this new development, frankly I’m not even surprised. This isn’t a Schultz comic; you can only snatch the football away from us so many times before we just give up and move on to baseball instead. For my own part i’ve adopted a wait and see attitude. If Zack Ryder manages to get some high profile matches that help get his name out there, great. If he doesn’t, meh. It’s just not worth the emotional strain to hope otherwise. Not when such unforgiving gatekeepers as these hold the keys to the kingdom.
Miz and Truth have practically made a name for themselves as the guys in the WWE who will gang up on their opponent. Cena has made a name for himself as SuperCena, the guy who takes on two wrestlers with no problem. Either Awesome Truth is going to jump Cena and get disqualified or Cena’s going to take them both on and still come out on top. Whichever way it goes we’re all but assured nothing that happens in this match is going to be surprising, so this whole thing has Zero sum written all over it. Sure enough, Miz and Truth pile on Cena and get DQ’d. To all three men’s credits this was a good match. All three definitely brought their A-games.
It bears mentioning even Cena’s wrestling style seems a little bit more in-your-face than it used to. Yep, definitely seeing signs of a heel turn being imminent.
Laurinaitis comes to the ring, ostensibly In apology to Cena for arranging him in another tag team that turned out to be a bust. (Like last week’s immigration crisis involving Triple-H) He makes Miz and Truth leave the ring and tells Cena that he can have his pick of any tag team partner of his choosing. Cena and his partner will meet Awesome Truth at SummerSlam. Cena is upset at having been bested by Awesome Truth once again, until a thought suddenly occurs to him. “Whoa, I can choose anybody I want.”
The crowd must be way ahead of him because they start chanting the name before he can even say it. “I’m gonna send this invite out; I don’t know if he’ll accept or not… At Survivor Series, I choose my partner to be… The Rock!” Cena must’ve really meant it because a long Cena loogie propels out of his mouth as he says it. Man, I’ll bet the gif makers of the intarweb are going to have a field day with that one.
At the sound of the tone it will be exactly 12am. And Them’s Fightin’ Words will be coming to a close. Pretty good Raw this week, showing at least a little momentum after last night’s big PPV. I’m still waiting to see where this whole Kevin Nash thing goes, as that’s pretty much the biggest iron they have on the fire right now. If they take this thing with Cena to the full length, it could get people talking.
Or… or… and here’s a thought, what if the two storylines… converged.
If you know what I mean.
Thanks for reading. See you guys next week.
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