Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Raw Wrap

These wraps will be designed to act as a supplement to watching Raw. You can find full Raw results by clicking here.

Seth Green hosted tonight, and in a role where I thought he would not do well, he delivered a pretty entertaining show. Right off the bat, he had us reeling. The first thing Seth does is rattle off six words that would put any guest host on the face bandwagon:

Six person diva swimsuit summer spectacular

This was the first match of the night and from a wrestling standpoint it was the best.

Maryse, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox def. Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, and Gail Kim

T & A aside, this match proved that Gail Kim is the most talented diva on the roster. She gailacunranna'd the crap out of one of her opponents. In the end, Maryse dropped her deadly DDT on James to continue to build for the grudge match at the PPV. 3 out of 5 stars.

The Miz def. Primo
Primo calls out Carlito. Miz comes out, runs mouth. Miz and Primo start the match, Carlito's music hits. Carlito distracts Primo. Miz hits his finisher and collects the win. After the match, Primo gets attacked by Carlito and gets apple spit right onto his dome. I don't know about you, but i'm tired of the "family v. family" storylines. I would have rather they shipped Primo or Carlito off to ECW at this point.
2.5 out of 5 stars

Jack Swagger def. MVP

Jack Swagger defeated MVP in a clean victory. It was clearly street fighting vs. amateur wrestling and amateur wrestling won via the Swagger Bomb. I happen to dislike MVP and everything he's about so I'm glad Swagger is getting a mini-push right now.
3 out of 5 stars

Mark Henry def. Jericho
Jericho had an altercation with Green earlier in the night calling him a sycophant just like the rest of the Orlando WWE faithful. He comes out in a promo to tell all about a special clause that will allow him to pick a new tag partner. Henry comes out and we all suspect that HE is the new tag team partner (Yeah, OK). Henry attacks Jericho and it turns out Green set up a match between the two. Jericho, suit attire and all, ends up fleeing and is victim to a count-out loss via the World's Strongest Man.
2 out of 5 stars

Hornswoggle def. Chavo (one-hand behind back)
In a relatively entertaining match, Hornswoggle beats Chavo with a well-executed small package.
2.5 out of 5 stars

The Big Show def. Evan Bourne
The best part about this was that Kofi Kingston was the guest commentator. The King kept reminding Kofi about his match on Thursday against the Big Show and Kofi kept telling King that he "had something" for the Big Show. After a while it started to make me wonder what it actually was. Big Show absolutely breaks Bourne in half with a sphere before applying the newly coined, "Collossal Clutch."
3 out of 5 stars

Main Event- NO CONTEST
Seth Green, Triple H, John Cena v. The Legacy (Orton, DiBiase, Rhodes)
Before the match, still a little friction between Legacy. Rhodes makes a comment to DiBiase about how he has a much better relationship with HIS father. The Million Dollar Boy doesn't take to kindly to this and gets up in his grill. In-match-- No real action for Seth except sucker punching Rhodes in the dome and breaking up a post-RKO pin before all hell broke loose. It looked like Cena might have injured his arm after the match but i'm not sure. Would have liked to see a finish where Seth pinned a Legacy member after several finishers but I guess we can't always get what we want. After Cena and Helmsley clear the ring of the trash all three held their hands up together as Raw wrapped up.
2 out of 5 stars

After Cena offers to keep an eye on Green instead of Triple H, Triple H says,
"All do respect, I mean, if you want to hang out with Dudley Do-Right over here. ."

After Carlito's post-match attack on Primo, Michael Cole says,
"It was indeed Carlito's way, tonight."

Six person swimsuit summer spectacular
There really wasn't anything special from the boys tonight.

  • What does Kofi "got" for the Big Show, anyway?
  • Now seriously, what's the only thing worse than owning one "Stoopid Monkey" t-shirt?
  • When Cena tagged in Green and held Rhodes, why did the ref not even attempt to get Cena out of the ring while he was holding Rhodes hostage for about 25 minutes?
  • Did anyone else think that Bourne's head was detached after the Show-sphere?
  • So Lilian, where's the decision on the main event?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Who's Now? 1st Round: Two of Canada’s Finest Exports Square Off


To start off this “Who’s Now” competition, we start with some controversy in the first showdown. The legacy of “The Rabid Wolverine” Chris Benoit will always be tainted to me (and many others) with the 2007 murder-suicide, but in this I’ll do my best to maintain a non-biased opinion regarding this face-off with another Canadian, Edge. We’ll be looking at different facets of the business to see who the better performer is.

Mic Skills: Benoit was never one to carry a feud with his talking skills. He usually did not need to; he’d get his point across and go onto battle. Edge, on the other hand, has proven to be one of the best talkers currently in the business. He can get over with the audience as both a face and now as a heel with his superb interviews.

Advantage: Edge

Wrestling Skill: The Rated-R Superstar is no slouch in the ring, usually getting good matches out of anyone and always puts a main event effort when the lights our on bright, going back to his tag team days with Christian. He would win against most performers, but against the Rabid Wolverine it is just not happening. Chris Benoit was one of the soundest technical wrestlers in history. His array of suplexes, submission holds, and selling are some of the finest I’ve ever seen.

Advantage: Chris Benoit

Finisher: To me, Benoit’s move-set was one of the best and his finishing maneuvers were no different. Both the diving head butt and the Crippler Crossface were some of the best. Edge has had numerous finishing moves over his career, but has the Spear as his main one. It’s quick and effective to use, but it is a finisher more suited for a bigger wrestler.

Advantage: Chris Benoit

Entrance Music:You think you know me…” The opening words and a great Alter Bridge song gives Edge an entrance that continues to fit him to a “T” for the past five years or so. His music, along with his fireworks display always brings out the energy and personality that is “Rated-R”. Benoit had a good riff from Our Lady Peace that showed his no-nonsense mentality, but he looked like a guy who could walk down the ramp with no music and still get the same reaction.

Advantage: Edge

Ring/Entrance Attire: The Wolverine usually came down to the ring with his tights and boots to no fanfare without any real change to attire besides a few color alterations and designs over the years. On the other hand Edge, with his trademark sunglasses and trench coat, always seems to have a fresh look every pay-per-view when it comes to ring attire.

Advantage: Edge

Overall, while Chris Benoit was the premier wrestler out of the two with a credible move-set and finishers, I feel that Edge wins out by being the all-around performer that Vince McMahon loves to promote; he can put together great main event matches, outstanding mic skills, and an entertaining personality.

Winner: Edge

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Shooting Star Press

What is the Shooting Star Press?

Lets be honest. There are a ton of wrestling sites our there.

We here at the Shooting Star Press realize this. If you're an avid wrestling fan, you can name about five to ten sites that will tell you exactly the same thing. Backstage news, wrestling rumors, the works. But it's all the same stuff. We here at the SSP want to be different.

The Shooting Star Press will focus on editorials about pro wrestling today. Everyday will provide an interesting read. The SSP will primarily focus on WWE and TNA wrestling. This is because we see the WWE/TNA as the big leagues. If an independent wrestler makes news, we of course may cover him-- but again the focus will remain with the big time organizations.

Tomorrow we will begin posting and you will be able to truly see what we are made of. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, July 10, 2009

SSP Set to Take Flight on Monday

The first full day of blogging for the Shooting Star Press Online Blog will be this Monday, July 13th. We have a lot of good ideas and good content in store, so be sure to come back.