Kane Offers Services To Stephanie McMahon
If we overlook the fact that Kane has ignored the men who took him out, or that destroying The Miz is really a babyface move, his apparent joining of the Authority is just the character refresher he needs.
Big E. Babyface Build
Hot off an extremely impressive PPV bout that proved Langston is everything that Ryback, Bobby Lashley and most other big men have not been – he can actually move, and did you see that dive to the outside? – The Shield ganged up, ending his rematch against Ambrose early and helping to build him as a babyface. The proceeding 6-man-tag with the Uso’s joining Langston demonstrated that the undercard talent are connecting well with the audience.
Ryback vs CM Punk Has Ran Its Course
This whole CM Punk feud with Paul Heyman and Ryback has ran its course. Ryback can’t gain any traction because he shouldn’t be beating Punk, and Punk has become stagnate because he’s always wrestling Ryback. So thankfully the attack by the Wyatt’s seems to be taking Punk in a new direction – they could certainly have quite the promo battle. Since the Wyatt’s also took out Bryan and Bray keeps saying “the devil made me do it” perhaps he’s being controlled by the Authority and we’re going to get Bryan and Punk joining forces to go against them?
Goldust Still Has It
It’s a chant used far to often, but Goldust really does still have it and his tag team run with Cody is one of the best things on WWE TV right now. Tonight’s match against the Real Americans was full of passion – even indifferent Swagger managed to get in to it.
Big Show Gets The Upper Hand
One of my main problems with the Authority storyline is their overarching dominance. At some point the heels have to show weakness. This week Big Show got the upper hand with his “lawsuit” and by Knocking Out the champ. Though some of us want Bryan in that position, it still worked.
Sandow Cashes In And Loses
Everything about the opening to RAW was a hit – Cena’s fiery promo, the excitement of Damien Sandow cashing in – the only problem was the outcome. If Sandow won not only would he have been immediately crowned a top star (something still lacking right now) but Cena’s position wouldn’t have been harmed in any way because he came back too soon. The babyface could then chase the gloating heel and eventually prove him wrong at a future PPV when 100%. Instead the same old superhero Cena formula rolls on and there’s nobody on his level to challenge him.
Nobody Understands HBK’s Reasoning
In his explanation as to why he screwed Bryan with the Sweet Chin Music at Hell In A Cell, Shawn Michaels said Bryan and the audience wouldn’t understand. It’s true we don’t, because it didn’t make sense. He basically said Triple H was his friend so because Bryan hurt him he hurt Bryan. That’s schoolyard levels of stupid. Triple H is a grown ass man that doesn’t need protecting, especially during a high profile match where Shawn is the referee. It looked clunky on PPV and was explained clunky on RAW.
Fortunately HBK went heel mode and demanded “self-righteous” Bryan shake his hand. Instead he pulled HBK in to the YES Lock. So if the Hall of Famer can display weakness, why can’t Triple H do it more often?
The Wyatt’s attack on Bryan was a surprising twist and will likely be a very entertaining angle, but it also means Bryan’s pay-off WWE title win is still a long way off, which may be too little too late for some fans.