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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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    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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    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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    Road to:

    Survivor Series 2010


    After Hell in a Cell questions needed to be answered on Raw. Why had Undertaker interfered? And more importantly why did the Undertaker cost John Cena the match? Cena and Undertaker commenced in a war of words, with Cena no longer showing the respect towards Undertaker that he did during the leadup to Summerslam. Undertaker explained that he needed to get revenge on Sheamus for his attack on Raw the night after Summerslam, and the best way to do so would be to make Sheamus rest in peace and take the WWE Title from him at the same time. John Cena was, according to Taker, simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. John Cena still feeling screwed, felt he deserved another shot at Sheamus before Undertaker’s dead ass even started to think about getting a title shot. A massive match was set for the next episode of Raw as Undertaker and John Cena would go one on one with the winner facing Sheamus at Survivor Series. The match was just like their match at Summerslam, a classic between two legends of the business, but this time it was Undertaker picking up the win with a big Tombstone Piledriver as John Cena clearly showed some frustration after the match.

    So the match was set, at Survivor Series, Undertaker would get his hands on Sheamus after his brutal attack on the “Deadman” the night after Night Of Champions. At the penultimate Raw before Survivor Series, Sheamus showed that he was not scared of the Undertakers threats as he attacked Undertaker once more, while he was making his entrance as he claimed that he would bury “The Deadman” at Survivor Series. The Undertaker however vowed that at Survivor Series, 20 years after his debut in the WWE, he would once again rise to the top, become WWE Champion and make Sheamus, Rest. In Peace.


    With John Cena now out of the WWE Title picture at Survivor Series, a familiar foe in The Miz rose up once again. Miz was furious at Cena for demanding another shot at the WWE Title when he had lost to Sheamus twice. Miz claimed that the only reason for Cena’s success in WWE was because there had never been a bigger suck-up to WWE Management than John Cena. Miz continued as he stated that Cena’s personality on-screen was fake, as behind the scenes, he was nothing like he acted in front of the WWE Universe. Miz talked about how John was a bully backstage, and that he deserved an Oscar for his role as a good-guy on TV. The Miz continued to berate Cena calling all of his Make-A-Wish appearances pure PR-tricks, challenging Cena to name any of the kids he actually met.

    The Miz had started to build a group of people feeling overlooked and tired of Cena hogging the spotlight. Mr. Money In The Bank R-Truth had already had some disputes with Cena during John’s time as WWE Champion so he was quick to back up the Miz. He even tried to convince Mark Henry into joining him but unfortunately that failed for The Miz in his quest for team-mates. After some talk’s backstage both Ted DiBiase Jr. and The Hart Dynasty’s DH Smith and Tyson Kidd were on board with The Miz in an attempt to finally bring an end to John Cena and let other more talented wrestlers get a shot. John Cena however was not alone in his battle, Daniel Bryan and Evan Bourne were quick to help Cena seeing both had their rivalries with The Miz. Mark Henry was next to join Team Cena after Miz had disrespected him after refusing to join Team Miz. After a losing effort against R-Truth, Goldust got beaten down by all of Miz’s squad as a message to John Cena, this led to John Cena running down with Henry, Bourne and Bryan to save Goldust. Goldust showed his worth in, you guessed it, gold, by siding with Cena making this a 5 on 5 Survivor Series match at Survivor Series.


    Coming into Survivor Series season, Raw General Manager Teddy Long needed a captain for his Raw team in the Raw versus Smackdown 5 on 5 Survivor Series match for brand supremacy. After fighting both locker-room bullies Jack Swagger and Sheamus, Randy Orton was well liked and a perfect fit to become captain of the Raw team. Teddy Long ordered Orton to find the 4 other best suited members to be in his team.

    Randy Orton was on commentary on a whole episode of Raw apparently scouting recruits for his team. After an impressive win over Tyler Reks of Anarchy, John Morrison was the first to join Orton in Team Raw. Jack Swagger came out wanting to join the team, but Orton requested Swagger to prove himself in a qualifying match against William Regal. Swagger looked to have the match won, but once again Orton interfered, not having forgotten their rivalry, making Regal the third man on team Raw. After that, it was United States champion Alberto Del Rio coming out making a case to be in the Survivor Series team. Orton accepted and made Del Rio a part of his team, and then laid Del Rio out with a patented RKO. In the last Raw before Survivor Series a match between Zack Ryder and Primo Colon was set to take place with the winner getting the last spot. But before the match even started Jack Swagger ran out and attacked both Ryder and Primo threatening to break the ankles of both superstars if he would not get the last spot in the team. Teddy Long came out and overruled Randy Orton’s decision giving Swagger the fifth and final spot in Raw’s Survivor Series Team to save the two men on his roster.


    Beth Phoenix was still the Women’s champion coming off Hell In A Cell but there was a new, but familiar challenger on the horizon for Beth. Mickie James had returned to WWE and done so in style by beating Gail Kim and Layla ahead of her challenging Phoenix for a match. This would not be the first time Beth and Mickie crossed paths in their WWE careers, but it seemed like Mickie James had returned to WWE with a new attitude and style. If anyone, currently in WWE, would be able to stop the unstoppable force that was Beth Phoenix, it looked like it would be Mickie James. Mickie laid down the challenge and Beth proven to be the best woman in WWE at this moment, was itching for a challenge like the veteran Mickie James, as she accepted.






    After Dolph Ziggler got away with his Intercontinental Title at Hell In A Cell by a DQ-loss, Edge was targeting “The Show-Off” for a rematch at Survivor Series. Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman however had other ideas. Paul said that Edge technically had his rematch at Hell in a Cell and with the Smackdown versus Raw match coming up, Heyman wanted Edge to be the captain of the team. But to add further incentive, if Edge would be able to captain his Smackdown team to victory in the match, he would get one more match against Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title. Edge accepted, and immediately added Christian as his vice-captain. Seth Rollins came out and told Edge that it would be an honour to team with Edge, as he had always looked up to Edge and he wanted to share the ring with him one more time after their match at Night Of Champions. Edge however not wanting to make unfair choices that would split up the roster ahead of the match, and feeling that the newcomer Rollins had to earn his spot, ordered the remaining three spots to be decided in three triple threat matches were the winners would join Edge and Christian on Team Smackdown.

    Seth Rollins faced Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes and in the end it was Seth Rollins that was pinned by Drew McIntyre making the Scotsman the third member and crushing Rollins’ dream. In the second triple threat match, MVP defeated Chavo Guerrero and Caylen Croft to be the fourth member and in the last qualifying match, Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio who focused too much on each other as the Intercontinental Champion managed to sneak a victory. After Dolph Ziggler’s win he showed his intentions by getting a microphone and saying that he had no interest in winning the match for Team Smackdown and he was going to infiltrate the team from within to make sure that Edge would not get another shot at his Intercontinental Title. Smackdown GM Paul Heyman was worried about Dolph Ziggler’s words threatening Dolph that he would strip him of the title if he threw the match for Team Smackdown.


    With most of Smackdown’s top stars entangled in the SmackDown vs Raw Survivor Series Match, CM Punk was without an opponent for Survivor Series. CM Punk however did not seem worried about this having no problem skipping Survivor Series to hold on to his title for longer. That was until Matt Hardy emerged from the shadows to challenge Punk. CM Punk laughed away the challenged saying that he had already defeated the better Hardy brother, and chased him away from the company to pursue his true love in life, the drugs and the drinks. This resonated with Matt telling Punk that if he could not beat Punk for the title at Survivor Series, he would do exactly the same as his brother, pack his bag and quit the WWE. This sounded like music to Punk’s ears as he thought about the possibility to be the one to end both members of The Hardy Boyz WWE careers. CM Punk accepted the challenge hoping for an easy match but Hardy proved to be tougher than expected as he beat both Heath Slater and Luke Gallows in singles competition ahead of the World Heavyweight Title bout between Hardy and CM Punk at Survivor Series. Matt made sure to explain that he was not only doing this for himself, but also his brother wanting to shut up Punk once and for all for dirtying the Hardy name. At Survivor Series, it would be the most important match in Matt’s life, but he was ready to show the world that he was World Championship material, and he was betting his career on it.


    After siding with Cody Rhodes at Hell In A Cell, Rey Mysterio had changed his style now wearing fashionable clothes and making sure to look in a mirror every time he had a possibility to do so. He and Cody called themselves the hottest tag-team wrestling had ever seen as Rey Mysterio quickly turned into a self-obnoxious snob just like Rhodes himself. The fans who had respected Mysterio for all this time and tried to help him back on his feet after him losing the mask were quickly growing tired of Rey’s new schtick booing heavily as Rhodes and Mysterio made their entrance. But it seemed like Rey’s new partnership with Cody had worked as it started to click in the ring again, with Mysterio defeating Seth Rollins by cheating, with that being Rey's first win since losing the mask. Kofi Kingston however felt betrayed by what happened at Hell In A Cell and he still felt that there was a chance that Rey could change back to his former self. Rhodes took offense to this challenging Kofi to a match which Cody won thanks to interference from his new friend Rey Mysterio. After the loss, Kofi Kingston had enough, as he challenged his former idol Rey to a match at Survivor Series.


    In more saddening news, Wade Barrett re-debuted after his wellness policy suspension, now more focusing on his bare-knuckle fighting background. Barrett squashed local talent on two separate occasion before he once again was caught by the wellness policy. With two suspension in short succession, Barrett was sent back to United Kingdom in an agreement with the Scottish promotion ICW, taking care of Barrett until he had matured and gotten rid of his bad habits. In other news, both the Ryback video package, and the one with a woman’s villainous laugh, continued to play.


    After Serena’s loss against Beth Pheonix, The S.E.S were still hunting for more gold. This time it was Heath Slater and Luke Gallows looking to go after Big and Evil’s Tag Team Titles. In an attack after a backstage interview from Big and Evil, S.E.S were very clear with their intentions as they threw Big Show shoulder first into the concrete wall. CM Punk however told the other members that he would not help them in their endeavours of becoming tag champions after their behaviour at Hell In A Cell, trying to attack Beth Phoenix against the orders of Punk. Heath Slater, the newest recruit to S.E.S who led the charge in that attack, seemed to start to question the leadership of CM Punk, questioning if Slater, Gallows and Deeb would be better off without Punk. Gallows and Deeb refused to listen to Slater, having been loyal to Punk for a long time now, and the group stayed intact. Big Show and Kane however did not take lightly to the attack and gave Slater and Gallows a taste of their own medicine by attacking the S.E.S backstage the week after showing that they can play dirty too. Big Show and Kane kept their momentum going into Survivor Series, as they won a huge 3 vs 3 tag team matchup teaming with Matt Hardy against The Straight Edge Society.



    Official Card for Survivor Series 2010


    Sheamus © Vs The Undertaker
    (WWE Title Match)

    Team Raw (Orton, Swagger, Del Rio, Regal, Morrison) Vs Team Smackdown (Edge, Christian, Ziggler, McIntyre, MVP) –
    5 on 5 Survivor Series Match

    Kings Court with Jerry Lawler with guests, the Raw General Manager, Teddy Long and Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman

    CM Punk © Vs Matt Hardy – If Hardy loses, he leaves WWE
    (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    Team Cena (Cena, Goldust, Bryan, Bourne, Henry) Vs Team Miz (The Miz, Kidd, DH Smith, R-Truth, DiBiase Jr.)
    – 5 on 5 Survivor Series Match

    Big and Evil © Vs Straight Edge Society
    (WWE Tag Titles)

    Beth Phoenix © Vs Mickie James
    (WWE Women’s Title)

    Kofi Kingston Vs Rey Mysterio

    (Pre-Show) Cody Rhodes Vs Seth Rollins

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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Ooh, I get to do predictions

    Sheamus © Vs The Undertaker
    (WWE Title Match)

    Winner: Undertaker

    I can see Sheamus losing the title to build up to a Wrestlemania Match.

    Team Raw (Orton, Swagger, Del Rio, Regal, Morrison) Vs Team Smackdown (Edge, Christian, Ziggler, McIntyre, MVP) –
    5 on 5 Survivor Series Match

    Winner: Team Raw

    I think Dolph Ziggler will attack Edge mid match to insure he keeps his title. Edge is pinned by Orton, and Ziggler walks out.

    Kings Court with Jerry Lawler with guests, the Raw General Manager, Teddy Long and Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman

    CM Punk © Vs Matt Hardy – If Hardy loses, he leaves WWE
    (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    Winner: I think Matt Hardy wins, no reason.

    Team Cena (Cena, Goldust, Bryan, Bourne, Henry) Vs Team Miz (The Miz, Kidd, DH Smith, R-Truth, DiBiase Jr.)
    – 5 on 5 Survivor Series Match

    Winner: Team Cena
    I think Team Cena wins, giving Daniel Brian a big push

    Big and Evil © Vs Straight Edge Society
    (WWE Tag Titles)
    Winner: Straight Edge Society

    Beth Phoenix © Vs Mickie James
    (WWE Women’s Title)
    Winner: Beth Phoenix

    Kofi Kingston Vs Rey Mysterio
    Winner: Rey Mysterio

    (Pre-Show) Cody Rhodes Vs Seth Rollins

    Winner: Cody Rhodes



    Just my own predictions!

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    Re: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy




    WWE Presents: Survivor Series 2010





    (Pre-Show) Cody Rhodes Vs Seth Rollins


    With a stacked PPV card, Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins got saddled with a pre-show match. Seth Rollins still looking for his first win since joining WWE was showing huge promise, but not having the edge necessary to finish off opponents. Rhodes came out alone, leaving Mysterio to focus on Kingston on the main show later on. The match was a race from start to finish with both competitors wanting to show management what they were capable of. It looked like Rollins was going to get the win as he had hit his Touch of Magic (a superkick to the seated Rhodes), signalling for the Sethwalker, but Cody slipped through the Sethwalker-attempt, straight into the Cross Rhodes and the win for the dashing superstar leaving Rollins still winless in WWE.
    Spoiler:

    Winner after 8:02, Cody Rhodes





    Team Cena (Cena, Goldust, Bryan, Bourne, Henry) Vs Team Miz (The Miz, Kidd, DH Smith, R-Truth, DiBiase Jr.)
    – 5 on 5 Survivor Series Match

    To start off tonight’s show was one of two Survior Series matchups as Team Cena and Team Miz squared off. Before the bell rang both team captains, The Miz and John Cena, rallied their troops giving their teams some motivation ahead of the clash. As the match started and some nice wrestling between DH Smith and Goldust had happened, R-Truth got tagged in and managed to put away Goldust with the Lie Detector. With Team Miz in the number’s advantage they used the opportunity to pile the pressure on Team Cena. Evan Bourne got R-Truth in position and headed up for a Shooting Star Press when Tyson Kidd and DH Smith pushed him down giving Truth the opportunity to hit a Shut Up (a Jumping Reverse STO) to give Mr. Money In The Bank a second elimination of the match.

    With Team Cena down to only three members left, John Cena took the match by the scruff of the neck and managed to hit Attitude Adjustments to both members of The Hart Dynasty and managed to eliminate them both to tie up the matchup. With 3 men from each side left, The Miz forced Ted DiBiase Jr. into the ring to face Cena, and impressively Ted managed to hold his own giving Cena no choice but to tag out to Mark Henry. Mark Henry overpowered, DiBiase, but once again The Miz had a trick up his sleeve and during a commotion, managed to low blow Henry, allowing DiBiase to eliminate Henry.

    With Team Cena now down to only Daniel Bryan and John Cena, Cena once again got in the ring and after some back and forth, managed to duck a Money In The Bank briefcase shot from R-Truth and lock him into the STF to make R-Truth submit. Once again tied up, John Cena wanted The Miz in the ring, already having racked up three eliminations. The Miz slowly climbed into the ring and looked ready to wrestle, as R-Truth out of nowhere hit John Cena, now successfully with the briefcase, as The Miz took the opportunity to hit a Skull-Crushing Finale to eliminate John Cena.

    The Miz seemed headed for euphoria after pinning Cena realizing he had just one opponent left to win the match, his former rookie and current rival, Daniel Bryan. Ted DiBiase Jr. and The Miz worked together but Bryan managed to outwrestle them both. Daniel locked The Miz in a Lebell Lock but The Miz apparently had one last trick up his sleeve as Johnny Curtis, The Miz’s rookie in NXT season 2, jumped the barricade and attacked Bryan while DiBiase distracted the referee allowing Miz to turn the submission hold around and roll Bryan up for the win. The Miz and Ted DiBiase celebrated as The Miz welcomed Johnny Curtis into the ring to join in on the obnoxious celebrations.

    Spoiler:


    Winner after 17:02, Team Miz with Ted DiBiase Jr. and The Miz as the survivors




    Kofi Kingston Vs Rey Mysterio

    Accompanied alongside Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio was now completely booed by the audience as his demeanour had shifted drastically. Fortunately for Rey, as his demeanour changed so did his in-ring work as the former exciting high-flyer now relied on underhanded tactics which had garnered some success for Rey in the weeks leading up to this match. With Cody Rhodes outside the ring, helping Rey, fanning him with a feather when needed and having a mirror ready for Mysterio to fix his appearance during the match, the fans had enough of the otherwise well-liked luchador and his new friend.

    Kofi disgusted how a legend and an idol like Mysterio behaved tried to get the match going with some dives, but Rey simply moved out of the way, wanting nothing to do with it. Finally after some even wrestling between the two, Rey Mysterio got Kofi Kingston in the 619 position, but instead of hitting the move, Cody Rhodes from the outside punched Kingston square in the face allowing Rey to hit a prone Kofi Kingston with a Hammerlock DDT for the win.
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 7:56, Rey Mysterio





    Big and Evil © Vs Straight Edge Society (WWE Tag Titles)

    With Heath Slater and Luke Gallows without their leader CM Punk focusing on his match later on, they had to do their best to change up their gameplan. The champions started the match off hot, with Big Show and Kane picking apart the weasly Slater until Serena got involved and Slater managed to tag in Gallows who turned the tide in the favour of the S.E.S.

    Serena became a thorn in Big and Evil’s side as she got up on the apron to distract on many occasions during the match to give an advantage to her men. But Serena went to that well one to many times as she tried to distract Kane, but as Kane was running the ropes, he collided with Serena who fell to the outside, seemingly hurt. Kane turned to see if Serena was okay but was instead met with a Big Boot from Gallows who looked to go for the pin seemingly not caring about Serena’s fall, but Slater got into the ring and insisted that he needed to finish of Kane with his finishing move, Sweetness. He ordered Gallows to pick up Kane, and just as Slater leapt to hit the move, Kane pushed Gallows and himself out of the way making Slater jump straight into a Chokeslam from Big Show! Gallows tried to break up the pin, but Kane did not let Luke go as the referee counted the pinfall and Big and Evil retained their title.
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 11:15, and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions, Big And Evil



    Kings Court with Jerry Lawler with guests, the Raw General Manager, Teddy Long and Smackdown General Manager Paul Heyman
    Next up it was time for the King’s Court with Jerry Lawler, as he got up from his position on commentary to host the confrontation between the two general managers ahead of the Raw vs Smackdown traditional 5 vs 5 Survivor Series Match. First out was Teddy Long shimmying down to the ring with a microphone in hand. Next up was Paul Heyman, sporting a Smackdown cap. The two General Managers got into the ring and sat down. Teddy Long started to talk about how his men on Raw were going to defeat Raw’s annoying little brother Smackdown and prove that the A-show is still on Monday nights.

    After hearing Teddy Long hype up his men, Paul grabbed a microphone, stood up and started to berate not only Raw, but Teddy Long himself. Heyman said there’s a reason Teddy got “promoted” to Raw, and that reason is Heyman. Heyman got the offer to take over the General Manager role at Raw, but he insisted that he wanted Smackdown instead. And even though Long was still the Smackdown GM back then, Mr. McMahon was ready to get rid of him for Paul. After all, Paul says, Teddy Long is, and have always been expendable and the only reason Long still even has a job in this company is because he is great at kissing ass. Paul Heyman got right into the face of Teddy as he told him that Smackdown is hungrier, more aggressive, more extreme than Raw ever would or could be, and when Smackdown defeats Raw tonight, the Raw roster will look towards their so called boss, and only see a scared yes-man, way out of his depth.

    Teddy seemed frustrated by the comments backing away from Heyman but Paul continued to walk towards Teddy as suddenly, Teddy Long hit Heyman square in the face with the microphone. Heyman went down to the mat as Jerry Lawler immediately went to check on him as Long left the ring saying, “I thought you were extreme?”. Michael Cole swiftly continued on commentary moving on to hyping up the next match of the night, not wanting to give any more attention to the situation in the ring.






    Beth Phoenix © Vs Mickie James (WWE Women’s Title)
    Beth Phoenix and Mickie James got us back into the in-ring action as the Women’s Title was up for grabs. This was neither woman’s first rodeo, and both women were well aware of each other’s ability because of earlier meetings between the two. Beth used her strength and power to gain an advantage, but Mickie James used her veteran instincts to get back into the match hitting a nice neckbreaker on Beth, but Beth was not ready to give up yet, kicking out at 2.

    Neither woman was able to get a real advantage until Beth threw Mickie into the corner, Beth looked to hit a barrage of punches on Mickie, but James countered, and locked her legs around the head of Phoenix looking to hit her Mickie-Canrana but instead, Beth with her sheer power, managed to lift Mickie from the top turnbuckle and hit a huge powerbomb. Beth then quickly grabbed a dazed Mickie James and hit a Glam Slam on her allowing Beth to retain the title.

    After the match, Beth helped Mickie James up as the two women embraced, but the hugging got cut short as a villainous laugh playing from the speakers interrupted, and suddenly the words “What goes around comes around” showed on titantron until it changed to the name “Kharma”. Out from the back a huge woman walked out. Kharma as the announcers called her, got into the ring and immediately got attacked by both Mickie and Beth trying to take down the bigger newcomer, but both women had already taken everything out of them during the match, making them an easy target as Kharma bulldozed through Mickie James with a shoulder tackle making her fly out of the ring. Kharma, who towered over the otherwise so dominant champion Beth Phoenix was seemingly not even hurt by her punches. Beth tried to take down the monster, but instead Kharma grabbed Phoenix and hit a Implant Buster to the champion before grabbing the Women’s Title and laying it on the chest of Phoenix,
    making a huge debut and statement at Survivor Series!
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 10:45 and STILL WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix





    CM Punk © Vs Matt Hardy – If Hardy loses, he leaves WWE (World Heavyweight Title Match)

    Matt Hardy came out to a big ovation from the crowd as this match might be his final in the WWE. CM Punk walked out with his Straight Edge followers, still beaten up from their match with Big and Evil earlier on in the night. Punk however stopped on the ramp and told the rest of the S.E.S to walk to the back again, as he wanted to finish Hardy off by himself. Gallows and Slater looked shocked and almost mad at Punk for this decision that seemingly came out of nowhere, but Serena managed to usher them to the back, wishing Punk luck ahead of the match.

    The match itself started with Matt Hardy going all out from the beginning immediately rushing towards taking down Punk and hitting some punches before Punk managed to get him off as he rolled out of the ring to gather himself. It was clear early on that Punk struggled more than he expected, and it seemed like he was regretting his decision not allowing The Straight Edge Society to join him ringside. As the match continued Matt Hardy was able to hit a Side Effect for a two-count and then also a Twist of Fate but once again CM Punk kicked out as Matt Hardy looked desperate, needing something special to keep Punk down for a three-count. Matt Hardy looked to hit another Side Effect, but CM Punk countered into an Anaconda Vice trying to make Hardy tap out and quit on his career, and championship dreams. Hardy managed to fight through and get to the ropes to keep the match alive.

    As the match continued Hardy got more and more desperate and after he put Punk down to the mat with a dropkick, Hardy went to the top turnbuckle for his risky moonsault. Unfortunately, the risk did not pay off as CM Punk raised his knees as Matt Hardy crashed into them, Punk then quickly used the shift of momentum to put Hardy up on his shoulders and hit the GTS as the referee slowly counted to three, and Matt Hardy was out of WWE. After the win, CM Punk got his title, but then left the ring, showing some respect to Hardy by giving him his time with the fans. As Hardy got back to his feet, the fans showered him with applause and chants as you could see Matt tear up thanking the fans before leaving the WWE, seemingly forever.
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 15:31 and STILL World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk




    Team Raw (Orton, Swagger, Del Rio, Regal, Morrison) Vs Team Smackdown (Edge, Christian, Ziggler, McIntyre, MVP)
    – 5 on 5 Survivor Series Match

    After Heyman and Long’s confrontation, and Long’s attack on Heyman earlier in the night, this match now meant a lot more for both teams. Not only were they fighting for brand supremacy, but they were also fighting for their General Managers. But that was not the only thing at stake tonight, as Edge knew he would get another shot at Ziggler’s Intercontinental Title, if he could help lead his team to victory. Ziggler however was not looking to help more than necessary to make that a reality as Dolph refused to tag in and help his team in the opening part of the match leading to MVP getting caught in an Cross-Armbreaker from Del Rio making him the first man eliminated.

    Even though there were clearly some disruptions in Team Smackdown, Raw was nowhere near a well-oiled machine either which showed when Orton and Swagger got into a heated confrontation about who was the legal man, leading to Swagger turning around into Claymore Kick and then a Future Shock DDT from McIntyre, making Swagger the first man eliminated from Team Raw. Drew McIntyre continued to impress as he managed to hit a Future Shock DDT on Regal as well, eliminating the Englishman and making it two eliminations for the man hailing from Scotland. Now with the man disadvantage, Orton took faith into his own hands and after what looked like a third elimination from McIntyre, Orton managed to counter the DDT into an RKO and pin McIntyre tying the match up 3-3.

    Edge got into the ring as the two team captains faced off, but neither man managed to take the other one out of the match. Dolph then tagged into the match for the first time, against John Morrison, but in bizarre fashion, Dolph “slipped” and fell straight onto Edge who got dropped to the outside, looking to have hurt his ankle. Dolph staggered back, and Morrison took the opportunity to roll up Ziggler, who did not even seem to try to get out from the pin, as Ziggler was pinned. Dolph calmly stood up and walked out laughing, seemingly never having interest in helping Team Smackdown, but finding a loop-hole in Heyman’s threat about stripping him of the title if he threw the match. With Christian the only man standing left from Smackdown, he faced off against Randy Orton, as the two put on a 2 minute wrestling clinic when suddenly Orton got hit with a spear from Edge who had gotten back into the ring, Christian quickly grabbed the leg of Orton, pinning him making it two from each team left.

    Edge, still hobbling from his fall caused by Ziggler earlier on got into the ring to face Morrison. Edge fought by tooth and by nail but in the end, John Morrison still being fresh was the difference maker as John Morrison hit a Starship Pain on Edge to get a huge pinfall against a multi-time world champion. As Edge realized he had been eliminated, he knew all hope of getting another shot at the Intercontinental Title was in the hands of his best friend Christian.

    Christian was down 2 on 1 against Del Rio and Morrison but after quickly catching Del Rio in a Killswitch it was all even between Raw and Smackdown as Christian and John Morrison were the last two standing. The match got in the highest gear possible as both men really gave it their all pulling out all the stops with Frogsplashes, Moonlight Drives and other big moves but neither man could hold the other down for three seconds. John Morrison went up top one more time looking for something special, but Christian was quick and followed him up there, and after some struggle on the top-turnbuckle, Christian managed to hit a Killswitch, from the top turnbuckle! Christian scrambled for the pin, as he secured the win for Smackdown, and another title shot for his best friend, Edge.
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 28:20, Team Smackdown with Christian being the Sole Survivor




    Sheamus © Vs The Undertaker (WWE Title Match)

    The Undertakers 20th anniversary in the WWE was not a pretty one, as himself and Sheamus went out swinging in a massive brawl. Undertaker was out for revenge after Sheamus’ earlier attacks and disrespect and it showed with neither man holding anything back in their striking. Sheamus himself loved to get scrappy and showed no fear against The Undertaker punishing Undertaker with an Irish Curse, but that only garnered a two-count for the champion. Undertaker made Sheamus taste his own medicine as he took the Irishman for a Last Ride through the announcers table, but when Undertaker finally got Sheamus back in the ring, the champion had gotten his consciousness back and kicked out at 2.

    The longer that match went, the more the advantage Sheamus got, with Undertaker’s body not being able to handle the sheer amount of pain, that Sheamus delivered. At one point Undertaker went up for an Old School, but lost his balance and crotched himself on the top rope, allowing Sheamus to pick Undertaker up and hit a Celtic Cross, but somehow, Undertaker found power to kick out at 2.

    Sheamus realized that he had to end The Undertaker when he had the chance as he looked to hit the Brogue Kick on a prone Taker, but as Sheamus rushed towards Taker, “The Deadman” managed to get a hold of Sheamus throat hitting a huge chokeslam. Undertaker with the momentum on his side, slit his throat with his thumb, signalling the end of the match as he picked up Sheamus, and hit the Tombstone Piledriver as the referee counted the pinfall making Undertaker the victor, and new WWE Champion!
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 13:39 and NEW WWE Champion, The Undertaker

    Undertaker was absolutely ruined after the match, having endured a lot of punishment from Sheamus. The fans rose to their feet in the arena giving Undertaker a standing ovation for all his hard work throughout the years as he raised the title in the air, celebrating his 20th anniversary in WWE in the best possible way, by becoming WWE Champion. The show looked to fade to black when suddenly… R-Truth hit Undertaker with the briefcase from behind! The crowd erupted realizing what was about to happen. Undertaker was down and out after a lethal shot to the back of the head of The Undertaker as R-Truth quickly grabbed Mike Chioda and ordered him to start the match, as he was going to cash in his briefcase. The crowd looked on in pure disbelief, as R-Truth got Mike Chioda to ring the bell, and announced the WWE Title match official.

    Spoiler:

    The Undertaker © Vs R-Truth (WWE Title Match)
    With Undertaker still down and out, R-Truth looked ready to go for the pin immediately, but just as the bell rang, The Undertaker rose from the dead, sitting up and stared straight through the soul of R-Truth. R-Truth looked like he’d seen a ghost, let alone a deadman alive again. The crowd erupted seeing Undertaker back up, as R-Truth still rushed towards Taker having no other choice. But Undertaker managed to grab R-Truth by the throat looking for a chokeslam, but as he got R-Truth up for the move, R-Truth slipped out of the hold, and in mid-air managed to grab the neck of Undertaker putting him down with the Shut Up. As R-Truth crawled for the cover the fans looked on stunned as the whole arena went quiet as the referee counted 1…2…and 3. R-Truth had just pinned The Phenom, The Legend, The Undertaker on his 20th anniversary in WWE. R-Truth grabbed the WWE Title and headed up the ramp, celebrating the shocking victory as the show now once and for all, faded to black.
    Spoiler:


    Winner after 0:31 and NEW WWE Champion, R-Truth





    Authors Note: Make sure to click every result spoiler, otherwise you might miss something important! I tried some changes to the graphics for this PPV and listened to your guys feedback regarding the writing. I would love to get some feedback on this, as every little comments genuinely makes my day, and hopefully helps to make my BTB better. Hope you enjoyed my Survivor Series, and next time we will be back for the Road to TLC!

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    Re: BTB Spotlight: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Hey man! First time reading your show so I'll be reading from a neutral perspective with no real emotion towards anything at this stage but I felt like with your show being in the spotlight and you doing really well.. I wanted to drop by and offer some thoughts and hopefully continue reading on from here.

    Side note: When I first seen your name and the title of your 'BTB' - I think you missed a trick not calling it "Nobody said it was IssE" lol.

    So here we go!

    Survivor Series Review:

    - So presentation is all good and the show layout is really easy on the eye. I know it's already been mentioned but this is a really easy read of a 'btb' and that's pretty cool. Kudos to you because it's not always easy to do.

    - Really nice pre-show match! Good showcase for Seth Rollins but I agree with Cody going over and the dodge into the Cross-Rhodes was nice!

    - Team Cena vs Team Miz next! Man, kind of crazy to look back at the roster now and compare it with the talent of today. A lot of youth and potential but definitely feels a little lacking of a star-studded 5 on 5 'SS' match. Hmm so if I'm being honest, the match felt a little bit of a mess.. and I know that was by design but there was a lot of things that would be resulting in DQ eliminations like the multiple attempts with the MITB Case, the low-blow, even Curtis coming down at the end. I don't know, this was a miss for me outside of the story with Miz/Bryan and the whole NXT connection even with Johnny Curtis.

    - BOLD move to have Mysterio unmasked in the WWE! Especially with the merch he would have been selling but even more bold to have him heel with this new persona and alliance with Cody Rhodes. Always great to see something different and creative though so I applaud that for sure. Good story told within the match - I liked the idea of Kofi being disgusted with what Mysterio has become and Rey picking up the win was the right call.

    - Before the next match, props to whoever used the editing to make Slater bold Haha! I really liked the Straight Edge Society and they had so much more to give as well so really hope to see them continue to feature prominently in your booking universe. Oh dear, what have you done Heath? I don't envisage Punk is going to be happy with him effectively blowing the chance of victory away. Again some story being told with Deeb being knocked down without a care or concern from the big LG, Luke Gallows.

    - Kings Court was a nice little break-up of the show. Not really sure what was going on here if I'm being totally honest but I obviously not been following closely so no big deal. I get the gist of it being brand warfare pretty much.

    - Beth retains but of course the real talking point is the debut of.. KHARMA! This was pretty cool man!

    - Well I didn't really see this going any other way and it's Matt Hardy that loses and thus leaves the WWE! I'm actually quite surprised how respectful CM Punk was with this.. I figured he was going to come back and ruin Matt's leaving moment with the crowd. Added to the fact that Punk told the S.E.S to go back to the back before the match.. Hmm.. I don't know, seemed like to much of a soft side for the cult leader that he is at this stage. Maybe just the first sign of another character layer to come? We'll see!

    - Here we go! This 5 on 5 definitely feels more star-studded in comparison to the previous one. Awesome moment for Christian and boy does Edge owe him one now. I enjoyed this match more than the previous 'SS' tag match but it was a bit hard at times keeping up with who was eliminated in this format (I've been reviewing shows for the last 2 hours mind so it could be my eyes failing me at this stage ) and the Ziggler spot took me out of the match a little.

    - DAMN! That ending was CRAZY! So Undertaker vs Sheamus was really good. I loved the idea of both men just fighting it out and brawling. I think you sold the idea of Taker being hurt and beaten with the missed 'Old School' spot and Sheamus coming close to the victory! I popped a little with Undertaker picking up the victory on such a special occasion.. AND THEN! R-TRUTH.. WOW! I wasn't expecting that at all. HUGE, HUGE moment for R-Truth and I can't wait to see what you do with him going forward man! Nice job!


    Overall; Fairly good show dude! It's an easy read and that's the biggest plus for me. I do love detail and so if I'm being 100% honest for my taste's it's a little to simple with the format you're using but at the same time, there's not many 'BTB's' that I read like this so it totally works for me to have something different to the others. Matches are of enough length to keep people interested and you're being creative with some character changes and putting your own spin on things so that's really cool. Good job IssE, I'll look to keep up with this mate.


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    Re: BTB Spotlight: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Hey man, I said I would leave feedback for Survivor Series, so here I am!

    Firstly, I want to comment on how clearly you have taken feedback on board. It's really obvious to me that you've put more work in to how you tell stories of the matches, making it less about "this person won when they hit this move" and more about what makes that match interesting for me as a reader. But at the same time, you haven't totally changed your style. You've stayed true to how you lay it out, but you've tweaked it to make it better. I love that. So massive kudos for taking the feedback on board, and yet without completely disregarding what makes this thread unique.

    Also, I thought the feedback was another step up. It's a small step up, but there wasn't much wrong with it in the first place. The graphics and the paragraph breaks worked really well. Like I said to you before, even though I did my first BTB... shit, thirteen years ago now, I still change my format on a regular basis to try and find the perfect combination. Always got to look to improve, you know?

    Going back to the characters and stories praise I gave you earlier, the clearest indication of this is what you did with Rey Mysterio. You didn't just have him be a generic heel, or worse, have him be the same as he was before the heel turn. The little touches like the mirror and the fanning was great character work and I'd love to see more of that kind of thing. You did brilliantly with this kind of thing for Dolph as well, with the letting himself be pinned stuff. You're doing great work with these two.

    I also really liked the balls on having R Truth win the belt and go over Taker. As with Rey, you're clearly not afraid of doing something risky, and I really respect that. The challenge now, imo, is to really sell him to me. You've put him over big, and he has potential to be a star. So make him one. Invest time and energy in your writing to get his character across, to make him feel like he's someone I have to care about, rather than the guy who just chants Whats Up over and over. As you're writing for him, think, "why should my audience care about him?" This is a great start to this very different direction, so again, kudos.

    My one suggestion to you when it comes to elevating new stars is to not throw the baby out with the bathwater, if you're familiar with that expression? You're doing good stuff to get new people over, but don't do it at the expense of the stars you already have. For instance, having DiBiase Jr, Bryan, Miz and Johnny Curtis as the last 4 people involved in the opener isn't exactly screaming star power, you know? Especially when your biggest star, Cena, loses in the middle of the match. Even R-Truth could have stayed longer if he's your next big thing. But a common mistake in BTBs if we rush to push all the guys we love, and you end up with the actual stars of the time left doing nothing. You haven't been too guilty of that so far, but it's something to be aware of I'd say.

    Aside from that, I also really liked the Kings Court segment. I think you could have done more to really sell Teddy to me, but the Heyman stuff was fantastic. This was a great segment. I also thought you did well with the Women's Match, and in particular the Kharma debut. Very well handled, and again, you got the story in that run-in just right. Mickie and Beth both went for her but were too tired. That's really good character work and storytelling. Great job.

    The one big bit of constructive feedback I would give based on Survivor Series is that you're doing a brilliant job with developing your storytelling of the matches, but you can go even further with it and make it even better still I would say. For instance, the Raw vs Smackdown match didn't come across as dramatic as it was set up to be because you didn't really sell the narrative of it all. For instance, you had Christian faced with 3-on-1 odds, which is what happened with Shawn Michaels in 2003. In that match, the drama was crazy. Michaels was barely hanging on, sneaking his way through, desperately trying to survive against insurmountable odds. In your case, Christian had a two minute clinic with Orton (what even is a clinic that lasts two minutes?!) which didn't have a huge amount of drama to it. Then you said "Christian was down 2 on 1 against Del Rio and Morrison but after quickly catching Del Rio in the Killswitch..." Again, where's the drama? Where's Christian fighting for his life against all odds? Where is the star making performance as he refuses to die in the face of a set of opponents he can't possibly beat? By brushing it off it actually makes Christian's accomplishment feel less special when he wins. If he's just ploughing his way through them without a sweat, I don't invest in his success in the same way.

    Likewise, Edge's ankle injury. Aside from a couple of mentions, where was the impact on the match? Where was the drama? Rather than just have him get hit with Starship Pain you could have had him try the Spear but not be able to run, or have Morrison kick his ankle when trying the DDT, or whatever. This is a really solid start, but to make that jump up amongst the elite (which I think you have the potential for), it's those kinds of moments that drag you in as a reader that could be improved upon.

    As another example, you have Punk kick out of the Twist of Fate early, before there's not much in the way of drama. Then you have Mat try for a Moonsault off of a Dropkick, which is never going to keep him down. Narratively, if you save the Twist of Fate kick out until the end, it has way more drama, plus it makes sense why Matt would then try a risky move to put Punk away (because he's desperate his usual finisher didn't get the job done). It's about building each piece of the story bit by bit and having what happened earlier impact what comes later to create drama.

    Overall, this was a big step forward and it's fantastic to see you improve with every post. This was, as always with you, a really easy read and a lot of fun. Keep going with the stuff like Rey and Truth because it really marks you out as different, and keep working on the storytelling and drama, because while it's definitely improving I think it can still get even better. Keep it up!

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    Re: BTB Spotlight: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Been a while since I left feedback in this thread, so a few things I wanted to comment on just as I get caught up. Obviously the first big development that caught my eye was Rey losing his mask, and the dark turn he’s taken since SummerSlam. That you were able to tie him in with Dashing Cody coming out of SummerSlam was awesome, as it fit for Rhodes to slip into that position, and the transformation of Mysterio has definitely been one of the more unique aspects of this thread.

    Kudos on the positioning of the Womens division too. It’s feeling a lot more important now, with the champion moving across the brands, and now diluting the rosters by having the two belts in play, and Beth as the centrepiece is a perfect choice to lead the division. The introduction of Kharma was good too, and that feels like a perfect WrestleMania sized program for Beth, having to overcome the monster.

    Thought it was also cool that you put Beth over by having her go back and forth with Punk on the microphone on Smackdown. You’ve put a concerted effort into really emphasizing her, and it’s been great to see. I’m also wondering if there’s seeds being planted there for an eventual Punk heel turn after his pretty noble demands of the SES that they not hit a woman, and the growing dissent in the group from Slater toward the leader.

    Kane & Big Show dominating the tag team division isn’t as engaging though, unfortunately. That’s a combination that’s never really been interesting, yet they somehow keep getting paired together every few years. With the Hart Dynasty, I thought you would’ve been taking the division into a new era and building around some more new teams, but with the monsters capturing the belts, you’re now in a position where it’s going to be extremely difficult to get the belts off them in a realistic manner.

    I think there’s definitely room for a little more storytelling in the monthly recaps, and some more original angles. There’s just too many instances of “these guys fought a bunch of times in the lead up to ~Insert PPV Here~” which isn’t something that grabs a readers attention when it’s happening in 2-3 programs every PPV cycle. You’ve shown with the Cody/Rey program and the groundwork you’ve been laying with Edge/Christian that you’re not lacking in creativity, so it’d be nice to see you rounding out your feuds a little better across the board.

    Thought it was especially disappointing that Cena & Sheamus got a Hell in a Cell match out of their fairly basic, not hot feud. Just dilutes the HIAC gimmick, which is why I hate a lot of the gimmick PPV names. Personally, I feel you should’ve ended that show with Punk/Christian after the way the other HIAC match ended. I get Taker returning is always a big deal, but Punk/Christian – just from the recap – came across as a far superior HIAC match with a conclusive finish too.

    Teasing Edge/Christian for months has been nicely done, with the subtle hints of Christian being ever so slightly selfish in declining the chance to team with Edge a few months back while he concentrated on chasing Punk. And now that Christian done all the hard work at the Survivor Series for Edge’s benefit, I’m sure that will stir the pot with Edge ending up the one getting the I.C title shot. Probably even see Christian subtly suggest HE deserves the shot at Ziggler instead.

    Also wanted to say, Edge having the run as I.C Champ and working with the new crop of talent is a refreshing change. Especially as in this era he was never out of the World title picture! I enjoyed the quirky booking at the Survivor Series too, with Ziggler basically throwing the match, in order to try and avoid another rematch with Edge. That was a pretty fun idea to run with, and one I don’t recall being done before at the Survivor Series.

    Taker winning the title on his twentieth anniversary was fitting, and Truth then ruining the whole thing by cashing in MITB felt like a really big moment for him … except, he was booked pretty appallingly for a few months after winning the briefcase with the losses to Morrison. That handling of Truth was disappointing, if I’m honest, as it felt like it just followed the WWE logic of beating the MITB winner into the dirt for months before they cash in.

    I thought Truth losing a program to Morrison might’ve been to have a challenger ready for Truth immediately after he cashed in … but you really needed to keep Morrisons momentum going after that, such as having him impress or even win the Survivor Series elimination match, but he didn’t really even stand out at the PPV.

    What’s your problem with Wade Barrett!? Lol. TWO Wellness violations!?

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    Re: BTB Spotlight: WWE 2010: Nobody Said It Was Easy

    I would like to thank Deco, Keef and Wolfy for taking their time and leaving reviews, and I wanted to take the time to reply to some of the feedback I got.

    First off I completely agree that I had some problem writing the 5 on 5 matches and that they got a bit messy, and that is something I am trying to work on ahead of the Royal Rumble match that I'm quiet worried about writing. I alos fully agree with Keef's thoughts about some of the matches lacking starpower, and unfortunately, this time-period in WWE was not flooded with stars like today's WWE so I feel like I have no choice then giving the likes of Truth, Morrison, Miz and Bryan the chance to shine to create some new stars.

    Also really glad you are enjoying the direction of Mysterio as a lot of people on here was questioning my decision of unmasking him when it happened, but he and Cody is definitely the one's I'm enjoying writing the most for. As I have had pretty much everything up to WrestleMania booked since I've started this thread I have been planting seeds to different stories all throughout, some more subtle, and some more apparent.

    Finally, I've got no problem with Wade Barrett, but as I'm simulating my booking through EWR, the game seems to have a problem with having him get caught with drugs twice.

    I've got the Road To TLC pretty much done, and it will hopefully go up next week. Thanks once again for the lovely comments Deco, Wolfy and Keefmoon, they as always, mean a lot to me!

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