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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

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    The Miz was not happy with the outcome of his WWE title match against John Cena and demanded a rematch on Raw. John Cena came out ready to give Miz another shot but was instead interrupted by a GONG signalling a huge return of The Undertaker. Taker slowly walked out and as he entered the ring, he immediately chokeslammed The Miz and laid down the challenge for John Cena to a match for the WWE Title at Summerslam. Cena realized Undertaker was a legend in the business and nothing could make this title reign more legit than beating “The Deadman” himself. In the upcoming weeks The Miz feeling that Undertaker disrespected him, as they both were legends in the business in his own mind, tried to attack Undertaker but instead got put through the announcers table with a chokeslam for his troubles. With Miz now out of the equation, Cena and Undertaker now had their focus set on Summerslam and the big main event matchup. During the weeks leading up the match, the two men obviously had a huge amount of respect for each other which showed in their promos. Undertaker and Cena even teamed up to take out the team of Anarchy ahead of their big main event at Summerslam where they showed off their signature moves to each other.

    But Undertaker was not the only threat to John Cenas WWE Title reign. After turning on his partner, R-Truth now had the key to the kingdom, The Money In The Bank Briefcase, and he let Cena know that he would cash that in whenever he felt like it. R-Truth felt underappreciated after his big win at Money In The Bank and he demanded the respect from both the people in the audience and all the Superstars on Raw. He told everyone that when the time is right, “the truth will be out”. R-Truths demeanour had completely changed, the happy go-lucky guy was no more. This was something that his old partner John Morrison took offense to, not only did R-Truth cost Morrison the briefcase with that huge powerbomb, but he had also changed into a completely different man, something Morrison was rather worried about. Morrison still wanted to believe that the R-Truth he once knew was still there. R-Truth challenged Morrison to a match at Summerslam, to show that him first-hand, that R-Truth was nothing like before. Morrison had a troubling back after his nasty fall at Money In The Bank thanks to R-Truth, but he accepted the match offer none the less.

    Randy Orton and Sheamus had been at each other’s throats for months, battling it out at Over The Limit, The in the WWE Title Fourway at Fatal Fourway and then they were both in the Raw Money In The Bank Match. In the weeks leading up to Summerslam no one could separate the two men as they brawled in all kinds of places such as, backstage and in the crowd. Both men seemed to have enough and agreed to one final match with a definitive ending, a Falls Count Anywhere match!

    “The High Flying” United States champion Evan Bourne may have defeated Alberto Del Rio at Money In The Bank, but not with any kind of conviction as Del Rios leg clearly was on the ropes as the referee counted the pinfall. Alberto Del Rio furious with the refereeing demanded a rematch with a different referee. The two men seemed set for a match at Summerslam when Jack Swagger appeared on the last episode of Raw ahead of Summerslam after getting fired from Smackdown and immediately set his sights on the US Title. The All-American was set on getting another title around his waist since losing the World Heavyweight Title on Smackdown. He did not only want to shut Del Rio’s Mexican mouth up but dethrone Evan Bourne so the United States Championship could be held by a man the Americans could look up to, not down on, referring to the size of Bourne.

    The Hart Dynasty had fended off both the challenge of the Dudebusters and most recently Anarchy. But as two of the biggest, strongest and meanest superstars regained their bond Kidd and DH Smith faced their greatest challenge yet. After Big Show and Kanes win against the Straight Edge Society the two men started teaming together once again and soon became the clear challengers to The Hart Dynastys Tag Titles. Would the wits and smarts of The Hart Dynasty be enough to defeat the two giants in Big Show and Kane?






    After CM Punks impressive win over Edge at Money In The Bank, the dream of Edge against Christian for the big gold belt at Summerslam was over, something CM Punk was quick to point out and try to get under Christians skin with. Punk questioned Christians status as a main-eventer and told Christian he would have not been in this position without Edge and he would always be in the shadow of his so-called best friend Edge. Christian denied all this saying he was his own man, and even though he did love Edge he had shown his worth as a top tier talent at Money In The Bank. As Edge had to focus on his own match at Summerslam (more on that later) CM Punk and his Straight Edge Society used their number advantage against Christian to gain the clear advantage ahead of their World Heavyweight Championship match, at Summerslam. With Edge absence CM Punk's message to Christian had started to resonate with him. Was Edge really his friend, or was he just an ultimate opportunist ready to take the title of Christian as soon as he gets his chance?

    Chris Jericho did what he promised, he won the match that he invented, but he had a lot to thank his protegee, Wade Barrett, for that feat. Chris Jericho laughed how Rey Mysterio lost the match thanks to a pathetic mask. He questioned how ugly a person had to be to want to hide under a mask all of the time. Rey obviously upset with this, seeing it’s not even the first time Jericho’s obsession with Rey's mask has shown (Extreme Rules 2009 and Over The Limit 2010) made a challenge for Chris Jerichos briefcase at Summerslam. Jericho thought about it, and if Rey could beat Wade Barrett, Chris Jericho would come with a counteroffer. Mysterio ended up winning the match, and Jericho actually put his briefcase on the line, if Rey Mysterio put his mask on the line, and if Mysterio lost, he would not only have to show his face, but he could never wear the mask again. Rey Mysterio hesitated, realizing the huge stakes but then accepted, willing to do anything to get his redemption on Jericho.

    As mentioned earlier, Edge had his own trouble. “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre had put his sights on Edge, wanting to beat him to legitimize his Intercontinental Title reign and get the approval of Heyman and WWE Management, but also get the attention of current World Champion Christian. Edge accepted and wanted to prove to the young Scotsman that Edge’s experience in these big time matches, would weigh the most. Drew however was the one in clear advantage in the lead-up to the match surprising Edge with several attacks and Claymore Kicks in the weeks leading up to the match. With both Edge and Christian in singles matches for titles at Summerslam and Christian starting to doubt Edge's motives, the two men decided to go out alone in their matches and then reunite the Smackdown after Summerslam, with all of the Smackdown gold around their waist's!

    In the women’s division it had been obvious for quite some time that two titles were one too many. Gail Kim had enough of not being featured on PPV and went on Smackdown to lay down the challenge. Gail Kim and Beth Phoenix were seen as the two best women in the WWE and they had both beaten every other woman on their respective brands and the only thing left for them, was to face each other. Their rivalry spanned over both Raw and Smackdown as Gail Kim was on the Raw roster and Pheonix on Smackdown. With both of them having the respect of the crowd they agreed to a unification match, where the winner would become the Undisputed Womens Champion.




    Official Card for Summerslam 2010

    John Cena © Vs The Undertaker
    (WWE Title Match)

    Drew McIntyre © Vs Edge
    (Intercontinental Title Match)

    Christian © Vs CM Punk
    (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    Gail Kim © Vs Beth Pheonix ©
    (Undisputed Womens Title Match)

    R-Truth Vs John Morrison

    Chris Jericho Vs Rey Mysterio
    (Money In The Bank Briefcase Vs Mask)

    Big Show and Kane Vs The Hart Dynasty ©
    (WWE Tag Team Titles Match)

    Sheamus Vs Randy Orton
    – Falls Count Anywhere

    (Pre-Show) Evan Bourne Vs Alberto Del Rio Vs Jack Swagger (United States Title Match)


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    Summerslam Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy


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    (Pre-Show) Evan Bourne © Vs Alberto Del Rio Vs Jack Swagger (United States Title Match)
    A hot pre-show match getting the crowd going with a lot of high-flying manoeuvres from Bourne matched with mat-wrestling from Swagger and Del Rio who both cheated to gain an advantage in some part of the match. The match ended when Bourne went up to hit the Shooting Star Press but Swagger crotched Bourne on the top-rope and then put him in the Ankle Lock, but Del Rio came from behind with a backstabber and then a cross-armbreaker on to Swagger who tapped out meaning that we had a new champion already, and the show had not even started properly yet.

    Winner after 11:57 and NEW United States Champion, Alberto Del Rio





    Big Show and Kane Vs The Hart Dynasty © (WWE Tag Team Titles)
    The opening match of this Summerslam card was the tag team titles bout. The two big men worked over Kidd, the smaller nimbler guy for most of the match. It was obvious that Kane and Big Show were the superior athletes, but The Hart Dynasty kept on using great teamwork that kept them in the match. The match seemed to go Big Show and Kane’s way setting up for a double chokeslam to DH Smith when Natalya distracted the referee which allowed Kidd to low-blow first Kane and then Big Show before the team hit the Hart Attack on Big Show as Natalya held Kane’s leg slowing him down enough to not be able to break up the pin. In quite shocking fashion The Hart Dynasty had won, but the otherwise so well-liked teams were met with huge boos as they left the ring and rushed backstage with Natalya.

    Winner after 13:01, and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty





    Gail Kim © Vs Beth Phoenix © (Undisputed Womens Title Match)
    The only women’s match on the card was the big unification match as these two women showed why they are the best the WWE has to offer when they went toe to toe for 13 minutes with each other. The match started off without any real interest garnered from the crowd but as the match went deeper the crowd woke up from its slumber. Big moves were hit and kicked out from like when Beth Phoenix kicked out from a Eat Defeat from Kim. Gail Kim went up to the top rope looking to end the match but Beth got up there with her. The two women hit each other with stiff looking forearms until Pheonix got the advantage and from the top-rope managed to hit an Avalanche Glam Slam! After the match, Kim regaining conscious shook Beth's hand as she raised the newly designed Women's Title belt as both women got to hear the cheers and applause from the crowd.

    Winner after 13:28 and NEW Womens Champion, Beth Pheonix





    R-Truth Vs John Morrison

    In this match we got to see a new side to “Mr. Money In The Bank” R-Truth, an aggressive side we had never seen before. There was no showboating and the flashy moves were few and far between. Instead he started of by unleashing a barrage of fists towards Morrison who tried to counter but John Morrison still seemed hesitant to hit his former friend Truth. John Morrison’s unwillingness to punish R-Truth was his downfall in this match as the tenacity from Truth was in the end to much as he ended Morrison with the Lie Detector. After the match, R-Truth was seemingly not satisfied with the punishment he had delivered to Morrison and continued to beat down John Morrison until WWE staff came running into the ring to stop Truth and check on Morrison.

    Winner after 9:54, R-Truth





    Christian © Vs CM Punk (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    In our first really big match of the evening, or as Michael Cole annoyingly bellowed out, “Our first of many Main Events!” we had CM Punk flanked by Luke Gallows and Serena Deeb, the Straight Edge Society versus the champion Christian. Christian was still desperate to prove himself as a top champion on his own as he started the match in a frantic pace. But CM Punk was able to keep up with it showing that Punk was not only relying on S.E.S but also his wrestling ability. This was a barnburner of a match where Gallows and Deeb helped Punk whenever it was necessary, putting his foot on the rope after a Killswitch for example, and you could see Christian getting more and more frustrated with it. CM Punk hit a Go To Sleep but Christian kicked out at the very last second showing the heart of a true champion. Christian tried going for a frogsplash, but Punk moved and tried to lock in the Anaconda Vice but Christian immediately grabbed the ropes as the two men proved to be very evenly matched. In the end, Christian had enough of the outside interference from S.E.S and went for a top rope splash knocking down both Gallows and Deeb. When Christian went back ring however, he was met with a second Go To Sleep and CM Punk scored the pinfall victory over Christian and the World Heavyweight Championship was now in the hands of the Straight Edge Superstar and The Straigh Edge Society.

    Winner after 25:12 and NEW World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk





    Sheamus Vs Randy Orton – Falls Count Anywhere
    This was predicted to be a big nasty brawl, and it did not under-deliver. This rivalry had been brewing for months now and these two left everything in and outside the ring. The match started with dueling chairshots until Orton managed to RKO Sheamus through announce table, but Sheamus somehow kicked out. Sheamus hit a Celtic Cross onto a ladder, but Orton also rather miraculously kicked out at 2. The two men brawled through the crowd and later on up the stage as neither man looked like they were ever going to be held down for the three-count. Randy Orton tried to throw Sheamus off the stage, but Sheamus teetered on the edge, keeping his balance. When Sheamus was stood on the edge Orton was looking to finish Sheamus off with a chair but Sheamus was quick to react and as Orton was setting up to strike, he was met with a Brogue Kick on the chair onto the face Orton. Sheamus crawled over and pinned Orton to the dismay of the fans.

    Winner after 15:46, Sheamus





    Drew McIntyre © Vs Edge (Intercontinental Title Match)
    This was a match where it was obvious that Drew was the bigger guy and was in better shape. But Edge had for the night the quicker brain. Drew had a chip on his shoulder feeling he had to prove himself both to Edge, and WWE Management but Edge was able to evade all the big offense from Drew, something no one had done before in the same fashion. This frustrated Drew who started making mistakes, such as getting into the referees face instead of keeping the pressure on Edge. This all led to Drew going for and missing with a huge clothesline and when he turned around, he was met with a Spear from Edge showing his opportunistic side and after the referee counted the pinfall, Edge was your new Intercontinental Championship. Edge was elated with win as he celebrated the title win amongst the fans in the front row.

    Winner after 11:58 and NEW Intercontinental Champion, Edge





    Chris Jericho Vs Rey Mysterio (Money In The Bank Briefcase Vs Mask)
    In maybe the hottest match all night looking at fan reactions, Mysterio and Jericho were looking to settle the score once and for all. These two knew each other in and out from previous encounters going all the way back to WCW. And just like the match at Fatal 4-Way a lot of counters were happening from both sides. At one-point Rey Mysterio jumped from the ropes straight into a Codebreaker but somehow Rey Mysterio managed to kick out to the shock of pretty much everyone in the arena, including Jericho. Chris Jericho even seemed to be okay with a countout win, as he threw Mysterio shoulder-first into the barricade, but Mysterio was just back in the ring as the referee shouted 9. Mysterio used his speed, and after Chris Jericho tried to lock in the Walls Of Jericho, Mysterio managed to roll through and grab a schoolboy pin but Jericho managed to kick out at the very last second. It was in the end Chris Jerichos protegee, Wade Barrett that made the difference as Rey had Jericho right where he wanted him, kneeled on the second rope. Rey hit the ropes for momentum to hit a big 619, but Barrett tripped Mysterio up. Mysterio was furious with the distraction and as he was yelling at Barrett he was met with a nasty elbow. Jericho who had distracted the referee used this to put Mysterio in the Walls Of Jericho and Rey Mysterio not wanting to give up his mask, did not tap out, but in the end passed out making Jericho the victor. After the match Barrett grabbed a hold of Rey Mysterio lifeless looking body allowing Jericho take off Mysterio's mask rather unceremoniously. Jericho and Barrett celebrated on top of the ramp with the briefcase in one hand and Mysterios mask in the other. Back in the ring Mysterio got help from medics to get back to his feet and you could see Mysterio was on the verge of tears as he hid his face while struggling to walk to the back ashamed of what had just occurred.

    Winner after 18:18 and STILL Money In The Bank briefcase holder, Chris Jericho





    John Cena © vs The Undertaker (WWE Title Match)

    The last match of the evening was between two WWE Legends and future Hall of Famers. John Cena and the Undertaker had never faced off in singles competition for the WWE Championship before this faithful night in Los Angeles. The two men pulled out all the stops as both Attitude Adjustments, Chokeslams, Five Knuckle Shuffles and Tombstone Piledrivers got kicked out from. The match itself was a highlight reel with both superstars hitting all their signature moves and did all their signature poses as the crowd ate it all up going ballistic as John Cen kicked out of a Tombstone Piledriver. The match kept going as suddenly, John Cena found a spurt of energy and planted Undertaker with a second Attitude Adjustment but once again Undertaker kicked out as John Cena wondered if he could ever hold “The Phenom” for a three count. As the match closed in on the 20-minute mark both men were shattered from all the punishment they had taken. Another chokeslam was hit, with Cena being high off the ground, but John still found enough energy to kick out at 2.9. Undertaker grabbed Cena and went up to walk the ropes in an Old School attempt, but John Cena snapped Undertaker straight from the top rope onto his shoulders and planted Undertaker with a third Attitude Adjustment. 1,2…3 and John Cena had defeated The Undertaker and retained his WWE Title. Both men went through a physical and psychological war, and in the end, John Cena was victorious. After a while soaking in the loss, Undertaker left the ring in a sign of respect to give John Cena his moment with the fans as the show closed.

    Winner after 21:03 minutes and STILL WWE Champion, John Cena



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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy




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    At the Raw after Summerslam, Undertaker came out to give a big speech talking about his main event against John Cena and that last night, John Cena was the better man. Out from the back did not John Cena come, but instead Sheamus hit the ring as he cut a scathing promo on Undertaker and how he was an entitled old man without any of his powers of his past. Undertaker was just about to respond to Sheamus until he got hit with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus continued his assault on Undertaker and dragged him out of the ring. In brutal, but rather spectacular fashion, Sheamus picked Taker up and hit him with a Celtic Cross through the announcers table with Undertaker landing badly. With huge momentum from this attack, his win against Randy Orton at Summerslam and his win against Mark Henry on Raw, Sheamus proclaimed himself the next challenger for John Cena’s title. He mentioned how he had already beaten Cena once for the title, and at Night Of Champions he would do it again. John Cena came out and granted Sheamus the match for The WWE Title. The leader of the Cenation wanted to shut Sheamus up and beat some respect into him after his gruesome attack against The Undertaker.


    Jack Swagger was still new to Raw but that did not stop him from making an impression in the locker room as the former world champion used his past credentials to brag to anyone that was in the vicinity of Swagger. At one time, Swagger attacked Primo backstage for sitting on his spot and he also beat up William Regal for trying to stand up for the boys in the locker room. Another rather unlikely man that also stood up against Swagger was the otherwise so cocky Ryder who had enough of Swaggers behavior. Ryder challenged Swagger to a match but tapped out to the Ankle Lock. That was when Swagger barked up the wrong tree as he met with Orton backstage, and Swagger with all the confidence in the world talked trash to Orton who just walked away. Jack Swagger finally got what was coming for him when Orton got vengeance by hitting an RKO on Swagger during his match for #1 contendership for the United States Title against Evan Bourne.


    After Alberto Del Rio’s win, he was still not content. Pissed off at being left on the pre-show with not everyone in his home-country of Mexico able to watch he blamed those stupid American matchmakers and producers. Both Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger wanted the match against Del Rio at Night Of Champions and after a match between the two to settle the score and determine the number one contender it was Evan Bourne who managed to pick up the win after the interference from Randy Orton. Seeing Evan Bourne as his opponent, Del Rio had major flashbacks to Money In The Bank were the referee had counted the pinfall even though Del Rio’s foot was on the ropes. Not wanting to get screwed once again by these gringo referee’s the Mexican aristocrat demanded a fair referee for the United States Title Match. Not one from the cheating scumbag country of USA but one with real pride, from Mexico.


    Another superstar not content after Summerslam was The Miz. Miz came out furious of not being on the PPV seeing how he is the most must-see superstar of them all. Seemingly mad at the situation The Miz challenged anyone in the back to a match to prove to General Manager Teddy Long that he should’ve been on the card. Out from the back to a crazy ovation from the crowd came The Miz’s protegee from season 1 of NXT, Daniel Bryan. The Miz looked disgusted not wanting to share the ring with Bryan. As the match started, The Miz immediately left the ring and took a countout-loss not wanting to face Bryan. The coming weeks Miz called himself a veteran, and that he should not have to wrestle rookies like Daniel Bryan. Teddy Long however had other plans, and since The Miz had spoken about his disappointment in not having a match at Summerslam The Miz would get to have a match at Night Of Champions, but it would have to be against Daniel Bryan of course.


    After Summerslam John Morrison had enough of R-Truth. Earlier Morrison had showed remorse to Truth, still believing that the good guy was still in him, but after being on the receiving end of the beatdown after their match at Summerslam John Morrison was out for revenge on his former tag partner and Mr. Money In The Bank. He made R-Truth taste his own medicine as he attacked Truth after he had won a match against Goldust showing that he was not done with this rivalry. This more aggressive side from Morrison was something we had never seen before and it gave him an edge when he defeated both Ted DiBiasie Jr. and Vladimir Kozlov ahead of his rematch against R-Truth.







    The planned celebration between Edge and Christian turned out to be quite the awkward affair as Edge had done his part of the deal, defeating Drew McIntyre to win the Intercontinental Title. Christian however had lost his World Heavyweight Title, and as Edge tried to console Christian, he wanted none of it, determined to get back his World Heavyweight Title. But Smackdown had changed as the reign of CM Punk began. After his big win against Christian he claimed himself an unstoppable force. Him and his Straight Edge followers were looking to hold on for the World Heavyweight Title forever and CM Punk told the crowd that he was willing to do anything to keep his title. Christian came out, wanting his rematch on an episode of Smackdown and seemed to have a visual pin over CM Punk but the numbers advantage once again proved to be too much to handle as Serena and Gallows distracted the referee. CM Punk then hit Christian with his newly won title for the disqualification loss, but Punk would still retain his title. The next week on Smackdown, General Manager Paul Heyman came out and announced that because Christian had gotten a visual pinfall over CM Punk he was therefore granted another rematch for the title at Night Of Champions, but this time it would be a 2 out of 3 falls match. Edge offered to be out there in the corner of Christian to stop S.E.S interfering, but Christian said he wanted to prove to the WWE universe that he could beat CM Punk on his own, telling Edge that he was tired of being stuck in his shadow before leaving his best friend hanging, clearly frustrated by the circumstances.


    Rey Mysterio came out the night after Summerslam like nothing had happened to the surprise of the fans. Doing his usual entrance, the fans cheered on Mysterio still wearing the mask. The cheers slowly faded and boos started to pour down as the fans started to smarten up realizing that it was Chris Jericho under the mask. Chris Jericho was howling with laughter and later Barrett came out with the Money In The Bank briefcase. Chris Jericho took off the mask and started talking. Chris Jericho mocked Mysterio for a while but then switched topics telling the audience that he would take some well deserved time off after carrying the Smackdown brand on his back and instead go on tour with his world famous rock band.

    With Jericho now gone that left Mysterio without any direction. Mysterio came out without the mask, and in baggy street clothes. It seemed when Mysterio lost his mask, he lost is personality and his motivation. The Mysterio of old was washed away as he lost to Matt Hardy and Dolph Ziggler in back to back weeks. Rey Mysterio career was spiralling, and something needed to change. That was something the “Dashing” Cody Rhodes realized. Rhodes came out and said that to be god in the ring, you needed to look good in the ring and even though he would not be able to make Mysterio look as beautiful as Cody himself he could still make him presentable enough that the two could join forces and work together. Cody continued to insult Rey’s style and clothes, even combing his beard at one point until Rey had enough. Rey punched Cody but Cody retaliated with a Disaster Kick to Rey. Even after this encounter Cody still wanted to team up with Mysterio but Rey refused challenging Rhodes to a match at Night Of Champions instead.


    After the impressive match between Gail Kim and Beth Phoenix WWE released a statement were they announced that the Women’s Title would be floating between both brands and all women would be eligible to feature on both Smackdown and Raw just like all official Tag-Teams will be able to. Not only that but in step towards equality between the genders, women on the roster will no longer be called Divas and instead be called Superstars just like the men. Coming out to celebrate all this was Beth Phoenix and Gail Kim who had become the founders of this movement. Phoenix and Kim talked about women’s wrestling and their own experiences throughout the years in a heartfelt promo. The promo ended rather shockingly however as the segment was supposed to be over, Gail Kim attacked Phoenix from behind and then grabbed the Women’s Title and clocked Beth in the back of the head with it. The loss at Summerslam had apparently gotten more into Kims head than she had admitted as she promised she would win the title at Night Of Champions as she was the rightful face of this proclaimed “women’s revolution”.


    With Edge now being the Intercontinental Champion and Christian not wanting his help, he wanted to give people a chance to fight for the title. He immediately challenged his old friend, and rival, Matt Hardy to a match for the title on Smackdown, where he retained his title. Drew McIntyre since losing at Summerslam wanted his rematch and once again Edge prevailed to retain his Intercontinental Title. With Edge wanting to prove that he was the ultimate fighting champion, he announced that he will have an open challenge invitation for the Intercontinental Championship at Night Of Champions for anyone that he has not faced before that wants a shot at the belt.


    On the tag team side of WWE, The Hart Dynasty were still on top holding on to their Tag Team Titles by hook or by crook. The otherwise well liked and respected team took the easy way out as Natalya helped DH Smith and Tyson Kidd cheat to defeat Big Show and Kane. But Big and Evil, as Big Show and Kane had started calling themselves, was not going to give up the hunt for tag team gold that easy. The Hart Dynasty tried to stay away from Big Show and Kane at all cost but after Big Show defeated Tyson Kidd, it was announced that Big and Evil were going to get another shot at the WWE Tag Team Titles.







    Official Card for Night Of Champions 2010

    CM Punk © Vs Christian – 2 out of 3 falls (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    John Cena © Vs Sheamus (WWE Title Match)

    Daniel Bryan Vs The Miz

    Edge’s Intercontintental Title open challenge

    Beth Phoenix © Vs Gail Kim (WWE Women's Title Match)

    Alberto Del Rio © Vs Evan Bourne (United States Title Match)

    The Hart Dynasty © Vs Big and Evil (WWE Tag Team Titles Match)

    Cody Rhodes Vs Rey Mysterio

    (Pre-Show) R-Truth Vs John Morrison

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    (Pre-Show) John Morrison Vs R-Truth
    A match many deemed too good on paper to be on the pre-show started the show for the people in the audience and the people watching online. This match did not look like the encounter one month ago at Summerslam as John Morrison delivered a lot more offense this time than last. R-Truth used his intensity to gain the advantage and was looking to hit the Lie Detector but John Morrison countered and hit the Moonlight Drive for the two. The match continued to go back and forth with both competitors getting equal amount of offense in. After almost 12 minutes of action John Morrison was the one getting the win by hitting the Starship Pain, getting revenge on Mr. Money In The Bank, R-Truth.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 11:49, John Morrison




    The Miz Vs Daniel Bryan
    The first match on the main show was the WWE PPV-debut of Daniel Bryan. The Miz being forced to face his rookie from NXT tried to play on the fact that this was Bryans first time in the big leagues. Miz being the veteran, at least in his own head, tried to take control of the match but quickly got outwrestled by Bryan. The Miz once again tried to get some offense in on but once again got taken down by Daniel Bryan. The Miz rolled out the ring to recuperate and change to his usual strategy, cheating. After a rake to the eyes Miz had control of the match and looked to hit a kneeling DDT on Bryan for the win but Bryan rolled through and held The Miz’s shoulders on the mat as the referee counted to three. A huge win for Bryan as he left the ring leaving the Miz furious being both outsmarted and outwrestled by the “rookie” Daniel Bryan.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 8:02, Daniel Bryan




    The Hart Dynasty © Vs Big and Evil (WWE Tag Team Titles Match)
    With Kidd, DH Smith and Natalya showing their true colours back at Summerslam screwing over Big Show and Kane’s getting the Tag Team titles this match was heated as the teams once again clashing. The Hart Dynasty had played up their roles as the bad guys in this match with especially the smaller Tyson Kidd avoiding any kind of contact with the two big men. In the end, Natalya tried to interfere handing DH Smith the Tag Team titles to attack Big Show with. Smith went to smack Big Show with the title as Kidd distracted the referee, but Big Show avoided the title and DH Smith turned right into the KO-Punch from Show. With Kidd out both Kane and Big Show turned their attention to Kidd who tried to fight back but got hit with a massive chokeslam as Natalya looked on in horror. 1,2,3 and Big and Evil were your new Tag Team Champions as the crowd cheered on.

    Spoiler:

    Winner after 13:49 and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions, Big and Evil




    Alberto Del Rio © Vs Evan Bourne (United States Title Match)
    The new United States Champion Alberto Del Rio headed towards the ring with all the confidence in the world driving one of his expensive cars to the stage. Evan Bourne was laser-focused as this match begun trying to right his wrong after losing his United States title without being pinned at Summerslam. Evan Bourne was the man starting of the match the best hitting a nice springboard dropkick and a beautiful meteora that only resulted in a two count. The match continued and after a missed springboard clothesline from Bourne Del Rio capitalized with an eniziguiri to the back of the head followed by a backstabber. Del Rio sure that would be enough put one arm up in a victory sign when going down for the pin but somehow Bourne kicked out at 2.

    The two men continued to wrestle until Bourne got the advantage and headed to the top for his high-risk Shooting Star Press. Evan Bourne aimed and hit Del Rio perfectly as he went for the cover and the 1,2 and… The referee had stopped counting at 2. Evan Bourne instinctively looked at the ropes, but none of Del Rio’s body parts were causing a rope break. Bourne got up into the referee’s face, asking what the problem was. The referee did answer, but that was with a stiff punch straight to the nose of Bourne. Evan Bourne staggered as Del Rio from behind rolled-up Evan Bourne as the referee quickly counted the pinfall. Del Rio and the unknown referee headed up the ramp together seemingly in cahoots as the Mexican referee Del Rio had asked for, had screwed Bourne out of his win.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 14:48 and STILL United States Champion, Alberto Del Rio




    Rey Mysterio Vs Cody Rhodes
    This was Rey’s first ever match without a mask in the WWE. The mask seemed to hold mystical powers over Mysterio as he was not able to deliver at his usual level when facing Cody Rhodes. Mysterio often being the one a step ahead of his opponent had a tough time keeping up with Cody Rhodes as Cody quite quickly managed to hit a Disaster Kick that Mysterio barely kicked out of. Cody kept on giving Rey words of encouragement during the match, playing up the fact that he should team with Cody once this match was over. Rey mounted some offense but a springboard axehandle was met with a dropkick and later a Cross Rhodes making Cody Rhodes the victor in this match. Cody celebrated for a short while gloating in front of the fans, but then tried to help Rey, still showing that he wanted to help the masked superstar. Cody used a towel to brush of the sweat from Rey and tried to comb his eyebrows until Rey returned to his senses pushing Cody off and walking to the back by himself even though Cody assisted to help Rey.

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    Winner after 9:07, Cody Rhodes





    Edge’s Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge
    As “Metalingus” blasted from the speakers Edge came out with his Intercontinental Title. Edge grabbed a mic and made the procedure simple, he challenged anyone in the back that had never wrestled Edge before to come out and face him here tonight for the Intercontinental Title. As Edge put his microphone down there were silence for a few seconds until unrecognizable music started playing. After a while, the name “Seth Rollins” appeared on the titantron as some of the crowd cheered knowing this was WWE’s latest signing, formerly known as Tyler Black on the independent scene. Seth Rollins was his new name and as he walked out he looked out on the crowd and taking a deep breath before high-fiving some fans on his way down the ramp as Edge readied himself for the match ahead.

    Edge © Vs Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Title Match)
    With a lot of fans unaware of who Seth Rollins was, this became a showcase match with Seth Rollins trying to prove to the fans and Edge, that he belonged. After some impressive counters from the newcomer Rollins was able to springboard from the apron into a brutal knee hitting Edge in the head. Seth Rollins rushed for the pin but it was only worth a two-count. Seth Rollins also showed some great resilience after being able to kick out of a Edgecutioner. The longer Seth Rollins kept himself in the match, the more worried Edge got, Rollins might have been a better challenger than Edge first expected. Edge kept going and charged for the spear, but Rollins leapfrogged Edge and hit him with an enzuigiri for his troubles. Rollins feeling like he may get the upset win climbed the ropes and went for a frogsplash. As Rollins hit the mat Edge had used his experience and moved and as Rollins tried to recover from his fall Edge charged at Rollins again and hit him with a Spear for the pinfall. After the match, Edge gave Rollins a moment to bask in the crowd’s appreciation before the two men shook hands showing that Rollins had earned the respect of Edge.

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    Winner after 12:01 and STILL Intercontinental Champion, Edge




    John Cena © Vs Sheamus (WWE Title Match)

    The next matchup was for the WWE Title as both Sheamus and John Cena came into this match with great momentum after big wins at Summerslam. The match started slow with a test of strength that Cena won, but it quickly turned into more of a hoss-fight. After some brawling on the outside Sheamus and Cena just managed to get back into the ring before the 10-count. The match continued in the ring as Cena managed to kick out of both a Celtic Cross and then a Brogue Kick. Cena mounted a comeback and managed to hit an AA out of desperation but Sheamus kicked out of that as well. With both competitors kicking out of their finishing moves it was clear that something special was needed. And something special happened as Sheamus was going up to the top rope for a jumping shoulder block but Cena went up to the turnbuckle to stop Sheamus. After some stiff punches, Cena managed to pick up Sheamus on his shoulders and just as John Cena was about to hit an Avalanche AA, Sheamus slipped out and pushed Cena down onto the referee. With the referee out Sheamus saw an opening as he got down from the turnbuckle and kicked John Cena right in the nuts. As the ref slowly got back up, Sheamus was signalling for the Brogue Kick on a prone Cena. He rushed forward and.. hit it! He went for the pin as the injured referee slowly counted 1,2…3. We have a new champion! Sheamus celebrated wildly as the crowd was in pure disbelief that Cena had lost the title.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 16:16 and NEW WWE Champion, Sheamus




    Beth Phoenix © Vs Gail Kim (Womens Title Match)
    After their unification match at Summerslam, that was the starting-point of WWE’s attempt to make the women equal to the men, Phoenix and Kim were face to face once again. But this time the respect between each other was wiped away and replaced with dislike between the two women. Gail Kim having turned her back on the fans and Phoenix started the match by rolling out of the ring, trying to stay away from Phoenix making her temper rise. Kim was trying to lure Phoenix into making a mistake but was instead caught in a suplex outside the ring. Phoenix dragged Kim back into the ring and continued to hit a flurry of punches on Kim. Kim tried to run away, not wanting anything to do with Phoenix, but Phoenix stopped Kim in her tracks by grabbing the hair and then hitting the Glam Slam for the surprisingly dominant victory for Beth.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 6:53 and STILL Womens Champion, Beth Pheonix




    CM Punk © Vs Christian – 2 out of 3 falls (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    After their well-received match at Summerslam CM Punk and Christian had deserved the main event of the evening. The new World Heavyweight Title Champion CM Punk was flanked by Gallows and Deeb as the presence of S.E.S once again gave CM Punk the advantage in the beginning of the match. As Christian ran the ropes, Deeb grabbed his leg distracting him enough allowing CM Punk to hit Christian with a GTS getting the first fall of the match after 8 minutes making it 1-0 to the champion.

    Christian shocked about losing a fall so early on were starting to get cold feet allowing CM Punk (with the help from S.E.S) to keep punishing Christian with lots of moves but none that could keep Christian down for a three-count. Christian tried to gain some momentum and hit some big moves but once again the distraction from S.E.S stopped him allowing CM Punk to get Christian up for a powerbomb but Christian rolled through into a pinfall and was able to hold Punk’s shoulder down for a three-count. The match was now 1-1 and after almost 18 minutes the next fall would decide the winner.

    Both competitors turned to their corners, preparing themselves for war. Christian ran out all guns blazing hitting all kinds of moves getting the advantage going up the turnbuckle hitting a beautiful frogsplash for a two-count. The match continued to go back and forth with both competitors using all the fuels in the tank. After a tussle, Christian came up on top and hit the Killswitch and immediately went for the pin. 1,2 but before the referee could count 3 Gallows and Deeb had dragged the referee out of the ring. Christian looked devastated with him being so close to win back the title. The referee however did the only thing right at the moment and kicked Gallows and Deeb out of the match. As Gallows and Deeb protested, Christian once again looked to hit the clearly groggy CM Punk with the Killswitch but before he was able to, a hooded man ran in to ring and hit Christian in the back of the head with some kind of chain. Christian lights went completely out as the mystery man put CM Punk’s body over Christian’s as the referee turned around and counted the pinfall for CM Punk. The hooded man took of his hoodie to reveal himself to be Heath Slater with a Straigh Edge Society T-shirt on. Heath Slater helped Punk out of the ring re-joining with Gallows and Deeb to celebrate the win. Christian looked on in pure shock, not sure how the numbers of The Straight Edge Society once again had gotten the better of him.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 29:51 and STILL World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk


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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy



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    Hell In A Cell


    Coming off the heels of Night Of Champions, Raw had gotten themselves a new WWE Champion. The irishman Sheamus had once again upset the WWE Universe by beating John Cena for the WWE Championship, just like he did in 2009. As Sheamus looked to hold on to his newly won WWE championship, he deemed Cena not worthy of a rematch. Instead The Miz came out wanting another shot at the title, because he was tired of Cena always getting ahead of the line. Sheamus saw Miz as the easier matchup and granted The Miz a title shot at Hell In A Cell. Unfortunately for Sheamus and The Miz, they were not the one calling the shots here, but instead the Raw General Manager, Teddy Long was the one making decisions. Long announced Cena and a partner of his choosing versus The Miz and Sheamus. And if Cena’s team won, he would get his rematch, otherwise we would see the “thrilling matchup” of The Miz Vs Sheamus at Hell In A Cell. In the main event of the show, John Cena and his partner, Daniel Bryan, defeated The Miz and Sheamus and that meant John Cena would get his chance at revenge for the WWE Title, but not under normal match-type rules, but in a Hell In A Cell. Leading up to the match, the two men brawled and battled with Sheamus often getting the upper hand, with Sheamus calling himself the kryptonite to Super Cena.

    R-Truth and John Morrison continued to have matches during the weeks on Raw, including a huge No Disqualification match as a blowoff match for their rivalry. In the end Morrison came out as the victor but it was R-Truth that was the last one standing as he, after the grueling match, smacked Morrison in the head with his Money In The Bank briefcase. R-Truth might have lost the match, but he was still the one with a future WWE Title-shot whenever he wanted it.

    Daniel Bryan was the constant pain in The Miz’s back as he teamed up with John Cena to defeat The Miz and Sheamus, and cost Miz his shot at the WWE Title. The Miz did not take this lightly and attacked Bryan backstage in brutal fashion. Daniel Bryan defeated both Carlito and DiBiase Jr. to gain momentum. Daniel Bryan had proven able to take his accolades from independent wrestling and transfer it into the big leagues at WWE as the crowd was firmly behind the “American Dragon”. The Miz however was still a doubter calling his loss to Bryan at Night Of Champions a fluke and he demanded a rematch at Hell In A Cell to be able to school the “kid”. Daniel Bryan still wanting to show the world what he was capable of, accepted.

    As the women’s division started getting more recognition, Gail Kim was adamant that she deserved one more shot at Beth Phoenix as she believed that no other woman was on hers or Beth’s level. Gail Kim challenged anyone in the back to come out and prove her wrong. Gail Kim was ready for a match, but she was definitely not ready for her opponent as Mickie James stepped out, making her return to WWE not long after her departure after making some big waves on the independent scene. Mickie James and Gail Kim had a competitive match with Mickie picking up the win proving the Women's roster to be much more than a two-horse race. But Mickie was not the only woman who was ready to make a mark in WWE. In the weeks leading up to Hell In A Cell, short vignettes had started airing on Raw and Smackdown claiming that every woman would be crushed one by one. The vignette ended with a villainous laugh and the text “What goes around, comes around.”

    Jack Swagger being disliked in the Raw locker-room was the understatement of the century. Believing he was better than everyone he had stepped on the toes of many Superstars such as Zack Ryder and William Regal. Regal wanted to prove he still had what it took and challenged Swagger to a match on Raw. The cocky Swagger accepted believing he could beat up the old washed-up Regal in his sleep. Jack Swagger though had barked up the wrong tree when he started to tangle with “The Viper” Randy Orton last month as Orton surprised Swagger with an RKO during his match with Regal handing Regal the win. Randy Orton had become a leader of the locker-room and had most of Raw’s superstar behind him as he headed into his match versus Swagger at Hell In A Cell.

    After the shocking display at Night Of Champions when a referee attacked Evan Bourne in his match against Alberto Del Rio, the referee came out with Del Rio at Raw the next night. It was all exposed as a ruse, as the referee introduced himself as Ricardo Rodriguez an old-time acquaintance of Alberto Del Rio. Evan Bourne would get another shot at the United States Title but Ricardo Rodriguez who was at ringside interfered allowing Del Rio to once again pick up the win. In the upcoming weeks Del Rio and Rodriguez continue to berate USA for their stupidity. That was until an unlikely hero arrived, the otherwise so cocky Zack Ryder, who had a change of hearts a month earlier, came out to defend the honour of USA. Del Rio did not see Ryder as a threat laughing at him as the best United States has to offer. But that laughter quickly changed as Ryder hit a Rough Ryder on Del Rio and a match was set up for the United States Title at Hell In A Cell.







    Christian could still not believe his eyes the Friday after Night Of Champions. Somehow the numbers of Straight Edge Society had become even bigger and the title was still resting on the shoulder of CM Punk. Speaking of Punk, he was quick to initiate the debutant Heath Slater, after his heroics at Night Of Champions to the group. Happy to see another man finally become enlightened by the straight edge lifestyle Punk called himself the saviour of mankind. Just as Serena and Gallows, Slater was ordered to be shaven, and even though Slater seemed to resist a bit Punk got the pleasure of shaving off Heath Slaters ginger locks. But that was not the only thing being shaven that nights as Christian with the help of Edge snuck into the ring attacking the members of Straight Edge in an attempt to shave off CM Punks precious hair but Punk managed to get out and instead Heath Slater got his eyebrows shaven of as a receipt for his actions at Night Of Champions. Christian was in desperate need of another title shot and after wins against both Gallows and Slater in singles competition Christian was granted one last title shot at Hell In A Cell. CM Punk was not happy about it, but with numbers on his side he was confident. That was until Paul Heyman said he wanted to make sure that no other member of the S.E.S was able to get involved and ordered the match to be a Hell In A Cell match. At the last Smackdown before Hell In A Cell, Christian and CM Punk had a massive brawl involving chairs, chains and even a baseball bat showing that this rivalry now had reached its breaking point.

    The open challenge invitational with Edge was back on as the Intercontinental champion faced MVP the week after Night Of Champions where Edge once again came out the victor. The upcoming week Dolph Ziggler challenged for the title with everyone expecting an Edge win, but this time, the improbable happened. During the match Dolph moved out of the way as Edge happened to Spear the referee. That was the cue for Dudebusters, Caylen Croft and Trent Barretta. The tag team ran in and tried to swarm Edge, but this was not Edge’s first time being on the receiving end of a surprise sneak-attack as Edge fought off both members. As Edge looked to have gotten rid of the threat of Dudebusters, Rosa Mendes came up behind and kicked Edge in the plums. Dolph Ziggler had his chance and he took it by hitting a Zig Zag for the pinfall victory. The new Intercontinental Champion in surprising and dubious fashion, Dolph Ziggler, was helped up by the Dudebusters and his new apparent love interest, as Rosa Mendes and Dolph kissed. With Dolph now flanked by his two henchmen he felt he had a meat shield in front of him at all time. Edge was of course upset with the loss and after he and Seth Rollins (after Christian declined the proposition to be Edge’s partner) defeated The Dudebusters in a tag team match, Edge activated his rematch-clause for Hell In A Cell determined to win back the title.

    After his loss of the mask, Rey Mysterio was a shadow of his former self and defeats to Matt Hardy and later Kofi Kingston solidified this. Backstage, Cody was still trying to charm Rey, even leaving some new designer clothes for Mysterio to use to look dashing in Cody’s company. After Rey’s match with Kofi, Kingston got on the mic in an attempt to help Mysterio, telling Rey that he would love to try and help Mysterio to get back on his high-flying feet again. Just as Rey seemed ready to accept, Cody Rhodes interrupted telling Kofi that Rey has gotten all the help he would ever need from his true friend Cody. Kofi feeling that Cody’s intentions were not genuine questioned Cody and challenged Cody and Rey to a tag-match at Hell In A Cell to prove their so-called friendship against Kofi and his true friend, MVP. Cody accepted the proposition on behalf of himself and Mysterio as Mysterio looked at Rhodes with a confusing look seemingly not wanting anything to do with the young superstar.

    On Smackdown videos started airing hyping up the debut of a new Superstar. We get to see a big muscular man lifting enormous amount of weights in the gym and throwing small and skinny guys round in a ring inside what looks like a garage. The videos always ended with “Ryback is coming to Smackdown”.

    CM Punk were looking of ways to rule not only his Straight Edge castle but whole of the Smackdown kingdom. This was when he ordered Serena to go after the WWE Women’s Title and Beth Phoenix. Serena who had not wrestled a lot of matches beforehand showed that she was a great wrestler and a threat to Phoenix title by defeating both Brie Bella and Kelly Kelly in her quest to get her title shot. In the end, Beth Phoenix heard the call and in a ground-breaking segment, Phoenix, The Women’s Champion and CM Punk, The World Heavyweight Champion went toe to toe with each other on the microphone, going as far as Phoenix challenging Punk to a match before Serena got involved attacking Phoenix. Punk however was clear in his orders regarding interference in the match. No man in the Straight Edge Society was allowed to hurt another woman physically, that is something only drunks and drug addicts would do, which meant Serena would have to face Phoenix on fair grounds at Hell In A Cell.

    The only title changing hands at Night Of Champions that affected Smackdown were the WWE Tag Team Titles as Big and Evil with Kane and Big Show defeated the obnoxious and cunning team of Hart Dynasty. DH Smith and Tyson Kidd tried everything to keep hold of their titles even cheating at Summerslam and turning the back on the fans, but nothing was able to hinder the unstoppable force that was Big and Evil. After losing the titles DH Smith and Tyson Kidd were distraught, but it was their manager Natalya that forced Kidd and DH Smith to get back in the race for the Tag Titles. After Natalya’s request, Kidd and DH Smith leaned into their new attitude, attacking SanPrimo after a match against the team and they threatened to break the arm of Santino. Kane and Big Show came running down to save Santino and Primo and a rubber match between Big and Evil and Hart Dynasty was set for Hell In A Cell.






    Official Card for Hell In A Cell 2010

    Sheamus © Vs John Cena – Hell In A Cell (WWE Title Match)

    CM Punk © Vs Christian – Hell In A Cell (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes Vs Kofi Kingston and MVP

    The Miz Vs Daniel Bryan

    Dolph Ziggler © Vs Edge (Intercontinental Title Match)

    Beth Phoenix © Vs Serena Deeb (WWE Women’s Title Match)

    Jack Swagger Vs Randy Orton

    Big and Evil © Vs The Hart Dynasty (WWE Tag Team Title Match)

    (Kick-Off Match) Alberto Del Rio © Vs Zack Ryder (United States Title Match)
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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    I really hate you haven't gotten much feedback on this. Its an easy read with a nice format.Being on a deep, active forum has its advantages and disadvantages. Standing out in a sea of good WWE bookers can be tough starting out. I think this will eventually find some legs and a readership if you stick with it.

    Its is very much in the same vein of Big Pappa's WCW work.





    Rey losing his mask is an eye bugging angle. I have never considered it, but it gives the SAS a major win they always needed, but didn't get enough of in real life. Very ballsy move.




    Big and Evil are an interesting temporary team. The eventual feud and break up could actually have some actual heat and reasoning behind it; rather than how they do it in real life.




    At this point. Smackdown seems much more original and fresh than Raw. Raw is a little too close to real life, but I do like Gail Km standing out. That could be the anchor that keeps me emotionally invested to the Red brand.




    All in all, keep grinding man. If you have never seen Big Papa's work, its in the HOF section. I think you would appreaciate it a lot.


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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Not sure how I feel about Mysterio losing his mask but can understand you wanting the SXE group to get some much needed legitimacy. I'll reserve my judgment to it for now but we'll see how it all pans out.

    Big and Evil are obviously going to be building up for a possible feud which we all know those big man matches are unavoidable. At the very least it'll be entertaining to see the destruction that happens.

    I have no problems with Beth of course winning the championship match but hope to see Gail doing something amazing in the division. I always felt like she was underused and not appreciated.

    Dolph as Intercontinental champion and maybe keeping Edge and Christian's eventual head to head not about a title is cool in my opinion. Sometimes just having two guys go all out to prove to one another they've got IT is just what a feud should be about.

    Wondering if this is just the way to bury The Miz into nothingness but I'm sure we'll find out soon. I'll definitely keep reading as it's almost effortless to read through these and give some feedback. Good work overall!

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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Seeing the couple of comments you've received makes me realise I haven't ever fed back on this, my bad. Wanted to quickly check in and leave my thoughts.

    Firstly, I love the era you're writing for. 2010 isn't a year I have fond memories of, but it feels like I could if things had been a little different. So that's an immediate hook for me. So, too, is the more recapped version. Obviously I'm a big fan of that kind of style, so that's going to get my attention straight away.

    In terms of format, I really like the split of red and blue for Raw and Smackdown, and I like the divider and the clear winners and losers and the start of the match and whatnot. The formatting is improving with every show too which I love to see. As a new writer it takes some time before you stumble on to a style that works for you, and I love you're searching for it. Even now I still tweak my style every now and again, so constant evolution is good. I think there's room to push the formatting even further, though. Some of the matches could be broken up a little more so it's less of blocks of black text, and dividing up the stories in the "Road To" posts would be good too.

    I love the way you present the matches in terms of the content. It feels less like a blow-by-blow of the match and more of a recap, which is something I'm a big fan of. I think the big opportunity with this style for you is to really expand on what the story of the match is. If you take the Sheamus/Cena match from the last show, for instance, it tells me what happened in terms of matches, but what was the story? How did their personalities some through? I'm less bothered about Cena kicking out a Celtic Cross and Brogue Kick than I am understanding why Cena kicked out of them in terms of the story. If you can add that, that'd be a massive step forward.

    I can't believe I've gone this long without commenting on Rey unmasking by the way! What a ballsy move that is. I kind of hate it, or at least think it's the wrong move given how merchandisable he is with the mask, but good god does it take guts to try something like that. I respect the hell out of that. And whether I think it's the right thing to do from a realistic point of view or blah blah blah, you've gone for an angle that is completely your own and OWNED it. That's so awesome. I would take someone taking a massive risk like that over someone playing it safe every day of the week. And that you've used it as a story with Cody and integrating it with his whole Dashing persona is brilliant. I didn't know it was possible to love something this much that I disagree with, but I think it's excellent. Great work.

    I think the big opportunity for improvement, and it seems like it's the only feedback I'm giving today lol, is that I could do with more character work. The challenge of recaps is getting across who characters are and why I should invest in them as a reader, and there's opportunity to expand on that in this imo. There have been a few feuds which have essentially been "these two people dislike each other and have fought a bunch of times" without telling me why they hate each other or what that tells me about them. BTB writing is about stories and characters, and while there are some very interesting aspects of this, it's something I think can be fleshed out a little more still.

    Still, a very promising start, especially given it's your first ever thread. This stuff takes practice, but you show a lot of promise and you should be proud of the start you've made for such a newbie. Take the time to build on the characters and the stories more and this could get very interesting. If you ever need to chat any of this stuff over feel free to PM me as, like it say, it takes practice. Good effort mate and keep going, this is a lot of fun!

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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Imagine my surprise when I saw THREE new comments in this thread! I am so grateful for all of you commenting as it genuinely makes my day reading your feedback no matter if they are positive or negative. This BTB is supposed to be an easy read, and I am happy to realize that some people are actually reading it, and seemingly even invested in the stories! Hopefully I'm going to keep on improving, both with my writing but also with my formatting. Thanks once again for the feedback Rhyno, Daken and Keef, even the smallest of comments mean the world to me!

    Keefmoon, as you were my biggest inspiration actually starting this thread, I would love to talk to you more about some stuff in particular, so I will hit you up!

    The Hell in a Cell PPV will be posted tomorrow!

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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy


    WWE Presents: Hell In A Cell 2010




    (Pre-Show Match) Alberto Del Rio © Vs Zack Ryder (United States Title Match)
    Once again, Del Rio, flanked by his new manager Ricardo Rodriguez, was left on the pre-show and he was certainly not pleased about it as he mouthed some indecencies into the camera calling it the American conspiracy towards mexicans. Zack Ryder was out in full blue, white and red costume looking like a cheap rip-off of Apollo Creed. Zack Ryder was not waiting finally getting a shot of championship gold as he rushed into the ring and attacked Del Rio. There were some close calls, but in the end, thanks to some help from Ricardo Rodriguez, Del Rio weathered the storm and locked Ryder in the Cross-Armbreaker that made Ryder submit allowing Del Rio to escape with the title.

    Spoiler:

    Winner after 7:31 and STILL WWE United States Champion, Alberto Del Rio




    Big and Evil © Vs The Hart Dynasty (WWE Tag Team Titles Match)
    The PPV started off with a rematch from Night Of Champions as Big and Evil defended their newly won Tag Team Titles against the previous title holders The Hart Dynasty. Since their last match, Hart Dynasty had seemingly changed strategy, as DH Smith started the match and went toe to toe with both Big Show and Kane showing some impressive skill in the ring to be able to hang with both veterans. Tyson Kidd however, would only tag in when it was safe, as he went in and delivered a move and then quickly tagged out again to keep himself safe from the two giants.

    Big and Evil were seen as the bigger and more menacing team, but that did not make them any less stupid. That showed when Big Show had gotten hit with a lariat from DH Smith but was not ready to go down yet as Tyson Kidd saw his chance and springboarded off the apron towards Big Show. Kidd however would’ve probably liked to rewind the time mid-air as Big Show looked right at him, having only played possum by acting hurt, and hit Kidd with a massive KO-Punch. At that time being, Kane had started tussling with DH Smith on the outside leaving Kidd alone and knocked out as Big Show claimed the pin for his team.

    Spoiler:

    Winner after 9:19 and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions, Big and Evil




    Dolph Ziggler © Vs Edge (Intercontinental Title Match)
    Edge was out for revenge after losing his title in such shocking fashion at Smackdown. After wanting to have a long run with the Intercontinental Title re-establishing it as a prestigious title, Edge was set to win it back here tonight. As Dolph Ziggler walked out with his allies, The Dudebusters, his new girlfriend Rosa Mendes and his new Intercontinental Championship he seemed confident that the numbers advantage would lead him to victory. Edge now battling similar odds that his best friend Christian had done during the last months on Smackdown against S.E.S, wasted no time in this matchup by immediately going after Ziggler trying to get the win quickly. Dolph however showed impressive skills by being able to compete all the way with Edge even hitting a Superkick garnering a nearfall.

    The two men continued to trade blows as Dudebusters and Mendes stood outside cheering on Ziggler. Ziggler went for Zig Zag but Edge shook it off steaming towards the ropes to get momentum for a Spear and the possible win. But just as Edge hit the ropes, both members of the Dudebusters grabbed the legs of Edge and pulled him out of the ring. When out of the ring, Dudebusters continued to beat down on Edge saving Ziggler giving the referee no choice but to disqualify Dolph Ziggler. Dolph seemed happy with the outcome as he kept hold of his title as he delivered a shot to the head of Edge with his Intercontinental Title before celebrating with his entourage as the crowd booed heavily.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 8:12 by Disqualification, Edge, but STILL Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler




    Jack Swagger Vs Randy Orton

    A match that had been brewing for a few months now between Jack Swagger and Randy Orton was finally here. Swagger seen as the locker-room bully was facing off against the proclaimed leader of the Raw locker-room, Randy Orton. The match had a feeling out process were both parties were careful of being locked in the Ankle Lock and being hit by an RKO respectively. The match tempo started to rise, and it soon became clear that Randy Orton was the better wrestler this day as he started to punish Swagger with both punches and kicks before hitting a draping DDT.

    Calling for the finish of the match, Randy Orton stalked his prey looking to hit the RKO, but instead Swagger with the ring awareness rolled out of the ring and started heading to the back not wanting to take more punishment. The crowd’s boos were almost deafening as they had just seen a DQ-finish and now what looked like a countout-finish. But the boos quickly turned to cheers as out from the back came a big part of Raw’s locker-room including William Regal, Zack Ryder and SanPrimo all having been wronged by Swagger in the past leaving Swagger in a no-mans-land. The Raw superstars seemingly forced Jack Swagger back into the ring were Randy Orton stood waiting ready to hit an RKO and getting the win for both himself but also the guys in the Raw locker-room with Swagger finally getting his come-uppance.

    Spoiler:

    Winner after 12:01, Randy Orton




    CM Punk © Vs Christian – Hell In A Cell (World Heavyweight Title Match)
    The first of two Hell In A Cell Matches was the one between CM Punk and Christian for the World Heavyweight Title. The rivalry had gone on for months now, and it only seemed fitting for it to end in Hell In A Cell. CM Punk came out as usual with Straight Edge Society, but the thing differing this match than any other was that S.E.S left CM Punk all on his own as they would be a non-factor in this Hell In A Cell match. As the referee locked the cell door Christian and CM Punk eyed each other down. For the first time in their rivalry, Christian had CM Punk all alone. You could feel the tension in the air as the bell rang and the match started. It was an even start to the match but Christian seemed to get the advantage with CM Punk looking a bit lonely without his society nearby. Christian continued to beat down on the “Straight Edge Superstar” as Punk found his equaliser in the baseball bat used in their huge brawl on Smackdown using it hitting many stiff shots to the back of Christian. The match kept going as CM Punk hit his first GTS of the match, but Christian was not ready to go to sleep yet as he kicked out at 2.

    The two men brawled outside the ring as Christian put Punk down with a stiff punch before climbing the inside of the cell and hitting an elbow drop from a few meters above. Christian fired up from this quickly grabbed Punk and rolled him in the ring and hit a frogsplash but CM Punk showed resilience of a champion as he kicked out at 2. Christian continued to pile on the pressure hitting a Killswitch but once again Punk kicked out! Christian started getting desperate, grabbing a chair hitting a huge amount of brutal chair shots to CM Punk showing a different side than the Christian we were used to seeing. CM Punk staggered towards the ropes as Christian lifted the chair to hit CM Punk in the back of the head with the chair. Christian giving it his all, swung the chair, but CM Punk evaded allowing the chair to bounce of the ropes straight in the face of Christian. Christian was stunned and CM Punk used this mistake to hoist Christian up and nail him with a second Go To Sleep for the 1,2 and…3. After the match both men were still down on the mat, the match being just as brutal as expected, but it was in the end CM Punk, that proved himself as the worthy holder of the World Heavyweight Championship.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 32:14 and STILL World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk




    Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes Vs Kofi Kingston and MVP
    This was finally the time Cody Rhodes got to team with Rey Mysterio after campaigning for it for almost 2 months now. Rey Mysterio still looking for his first win since losing his mask was not enjoying the company of Cody Rhodes as the two walked to the ring together. Kofi Kingston and MVP came out and before the match started Kofi extended a handshake towards Rey Mysterio that Rey kindly accepted. Cody then ran into the ring and hugged Rey, showing their friendship, but Rey pushed Cody away, wanting to start the match. The match got going and Mysterio and Cody although seemingly not on the same page, worked pretty well together hitting some nice double team moves. It seemed like Mysterio was closing in on his first win without the mask having Kofi ready for a 619 but as Rey ran towards the ropes Kingston had gotten out of from the ropes and hit Rey with a Trouble In Paradise to get the win for his team.

    After the match Cody Rhodes consoled Rey trying to help him up. Kofi Kingston came up to Rey once again offering a handshake and asking Rey to walk with MVP and himself to the back leaving the conniving Rhodes alone in the ring. Rey looked at Kofi’s palm, but instead of shaking hands, Rey’s frustrations about his continuous losses had boiled over, slapping Kofi across the face before laying in a ton of strikes onto Kingston. Cody Rhodes looked like a kid on Christmas watching Rey snap as Rhodes quickly took out MVP with a Disaster Kick. In the end Cody and Rey were the two left standing as Cody extended his hand towards Rey, and Rey shook it cementing their unlikely partnership.

    Spoiler:


    Winners after 8:57, Kofi Kingston and MVP




    Beth Phoenix © Vs Serena Deeb (Women’s Title Match)

    Serena was flanked by Luke Gallows and Heath Slater as The Straight Edge Society looked to add more gold to their trophy cabinet. The dominant Beth Phoenix was not fazed by the threat of Slater and Gallows, as Phoenix had showed guts weeks before when challenging CM Punk to a match. Serena gave Beth a real run for her money, proving herself as a brilliant technical wrestler outwrestling Phoenix many times during the match. The power and strength however of Phoenix proved to be a huge factor in the match. Powering out of Serenas different holds, Phoenix gained the advantage and was looking for the Glam Slam when Heath Slater interfered while Serena distracted the referee, Slater pushed Beth and was looking to hit her with his own move, Sweetness, but Beth Phoenix managed to shake Heath off and instead clothesline Slater out of the ring. Serena saw her chance going for a roll-up pin while Beth was distracted, but Beth kicked out and immediately hit the Glam Slam for the win.

    Spoiler:

    Winner after 13:31 and STILL WWE Women’s Champions, Beth Pheonix




    The Miz Vs Daniel Bryan
    The Miz was out looking for revenge against his former rookie Daniel Bryan after his roll-up loss at Night Of Champions. Miz was not as cocky this time around, seemingly focused on winning this rematch and regaining some kind of dignity. Daniel Bryan used his superior wrestling-skills to turn The Miz into a pretzel. Daniel Bryan laughed at The Miz, who seemingly had no chance against DBry when it came to a straight wrestling match. Miz was furious at Bryan for the disrespect he was giving his former pro but also himself for not being able to get his hands on the technical wizard, Daniel Bryan.

    The Miz exposed a turnbuckle in order to cheat, but was not able to use it in his advantage. The match continued and after being hit by a running dropkick into the turnbuckles on the other side, The Miz rolled out of the ring. While the referee tried to fix the exposed turnbuckle, Daniel Bryan went pull The Miz back into the ring, when The Miz had pulled out a spray from his trunks and sprayed the mist into Bryan’s eyes. Daniel Bryan had lost his eyesight for a moment as The Miz ran into the ring and hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall victory. The Miz knew he was not going to able to beat Bryan in a wrestling match, so he came prepared, ready to cheat.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 10:13, The Miz




    Sheamus © Vs John Cena – Hell In A Cell (WWE Title Match)
    The main event of the evening would be the WWE Championship matchup between John Cena and Sheamus. Sheamus came out with his newly won WWE title to massive boos as the two men got locked inside the most unforgiving structure in WWE. From the get-go you could see that this would not be a wrestling clinic, but instead a brutal and gruesome brawl. Sheamus quickly introduced a Kendo-stick into the mix, nailing a barrage of nasty shots onto John Cena’s body. John Cena continued to take a lot of punishment as he got whipped into the steel stairs before being picked up and got hit by a Celtic Cross into the cage wall. John Cena delivered some damage himself managing to hit an Attitude Adjustment but Sheamus kicked out to save his WWE Title. Sheamus retaliated to hit a Brogue Kick but the fatigue of Sheamus had set in as Sheamus slowly crawled to make the cover allowing Cena to kick out at 2. Sheamus got up to the top rope, looking to hit his jumping shoulder block tackle, but Cena ran up and quickly hit a big superplex leaving both competitors down in the ring.

    Suddenly the lights went off and the arena went dark. When the lights turned back on, Sheamus and John Cena were still laying in the ring, but they had gotten company. To a massive pop from the audience The Undertaker was stood in the middle of the ring with his eyes firmly placed on Sheamus, wanting revenge after the attack from Sheamus on “The Phenom” the night after Summerslam. Sheamus crawled towards Undertaker, trying to climb up his legs, begging Undertaker to spare him. Undertaker answered by slitting his throat with his thumb signalling for the Tombstone Piledriver. But in a shocking turn of events, Undertaker turned around and instead hit John Cena with the Tombstone Piledriver. Sheamus looked on in disbelief, as he quickly crawled over to get the pinfall. 1,2,3 and Sheamus had retained thanks to Undertaker. Sheamus got hold of his WWE Title not looking to hang around any longer, but Undertaker grabbed a hold of Sheamus’ throat hitting him first with a Chokeslam and then a Tombstone Piledriver onto the WWE Title. The audience did not know what to do nor believe as the only man left standing in the ring after the match between Cena and Sheamus, was The Undertaker!

    Spoiler:

    Winner after 19:12 and STILL WWE Champion, Sheamus


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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Not sure on some of the positions of matches but I'll live. United States title not even really on the show seems strange to me. Del Rio winning is pretty much what I expected and mabye you'll give something more at a later date with these two.


    Big and Evil winning that match also what I expected. Tyson Kidd playing the coward and ultimately losing the match. Poor guy can't even get any luck in a BTB.


    Dolph keeps the title through underhanded tactics and Edge must be fuming right now. Wondering if you just want to keep Dolph/Edge going for longer to keep building up the Edge/Chrsitian angle for the future.


    Jack Swagger getting his comeuppance feels good but hopefully he's got some plans to get some juice back soon.


    Chrsitian doing his best and coming up short without any help. This guy must be getting just as angry as Edge. CM Punk however getting a solid victory which only makes him look good in my opinion.


    Rey going full blown heel? Say it isn't so. Not sure how happy fans at the time would have been about this. Not to mention you already killed his merchandise sales. Say it isn't so Rey! Looking forward to see how this develops with these two.


    Miz has to be the smarter man to win this match which gives Bryan a nod for being the better wrestler. I'm not mad at this at all and hopefully we get some more out of this. Just wouldn't be smart to end it here.


    Undertaker don't care about your main event plans, Cena. Love that Sheamus thought he was going to walk away scott free only to get the chokeslam. Undertaker/Sheamus at some point? Maybe? Kind of want it depending on what you are doing with Cena/Taker.


    Overall I think this was a good show, maybe not the best you could have put on but not bad. Solid effort in my eyes, keep it up.

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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    A big fan of the Christian vs CM Punk match, it honesty felt like the main event. I love the fact that this was a straight one on one match, no interference or anything. This feud needs to continue and I hope it does. I was always a fan of Christian and just would love to see him stay in the main event scene.

    i feel like the edge vs Ziggler match should have had more action and personally I was never a big fan of a dq finish on a PPV unless it was due to a big swerve or huge memorable incident.

    rey Mysterio as a heel? Woah that’s a shocker but with him keeping the mask and due to his size it’s so hard to see if he can be a good heel. I’m interested to see how you book him but it could turn out to be something memorable if booked correctly. Good luck.

    undertaker appearing in the main event was a nice little twist. I love the fact that he showed no mercy to both men but I am curious to see why he would allow Sheamus to get the win. If this is leading to a taker/Cena feud then I’m all for it.

    the only thing that I didn’t like, and it’s just personal taste for me, but I was never a fan of multiple hell in a cell matches because it really does take away from the hell Gimmick match itself.

    A nice job and I’m curious to see what you got next.

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