While Big E Langston might be disappointed there aren’t FIVE matches on WWE Main Event tonight, he’d no doubt be pleased with the two WWE has planned!
1. Big E Langston vs. Alberto del Rio
Del Rio is no doubt seeking a measure of revenge after losing to Big E two nights ago on Raw. Even though he did it with a skittering bucket from AJ Lee followed by an eye rake, it has to go down as one of the biggest upsets of the year, right behind Fandango over Jericho at Wrestlemania and Zack Ryder scoring a pinfall on Count Chocula in catering.
Big E continues to be one of the more intriguing superstars. He’s wildly entertianing on the mic (and twitter), brutally strong, and still somewhat of a mystery in the ring, as we’ve only seen him go a few times. His win over Alberto del Rio was a shock, but what if Big E is just that good? Tonight’s match could have some answers.
2. The Usos vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre of 3MB
Jimmy and Jey Uso continue to ride the wave of their mini-push by getting a televised match against Mahal and McIntyre. It’ll be fun to see the non-Heath Slater members of 3MB in action, although I’m sure 3MB’s frontman will be ringside.
ALSO, “rumor” has it a main event-caliber superstar will be making a cameo.
We’re back once again with a wrap up of our weekly top 5 performers based on THIS PAST week of action only.
Clearly there could never be a consensus on anything more than 7 days of content. We’re simply too petty. But here are OUR findings, with all current CDW writers voting for their top 5 names in all of Professional Wrestling for the week.
Disagree with our results? Want to argue a placement? Want to name your top 5? Feel free to leave a comment or message us on twitter: @dukeswrestling. We’ll gladly name names of who voted for whom, and demand the defend themselves.
Hit the jump for the results for this week.
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Has ANYONE checked to see if Heath Slater can actually walk? Anyone? … Someone? …
Tonight’s RAW has actually already been pretaped – as it emanated LIVE from the O2 Arena in London. Yes, I am aware spoilers are available. But that defeats the purpose of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!!
Don’t be that guy.
There is a lot to look forward to tonight! Primarily, European crowds are awesome. Most fans are really dialed into the quality of the live arena crowd at RAW and Smackdown after experiencing a dead crowd in Buffalo some weeks back, and the outrageous crowd on RAW post-Wrestlemania. They may have botched the whole dubya-dubya-2 thing, but Europe really has their crowd participation down solid.
Also in que for tonight (see what I did there?)…
- THE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION are reuniting!
One of the top Tag-Teams of all time are uniting with the current Team Hell No iteration and will be taking on the Shield in 6-man tag action.
- Brock Lesnar stole all of the attention off of Triple H regarding his WM29 win by way of assassinating 3MB.
What will be The Game’s response? He’s in London ya know!
- CM Punk walked out on RAW last week with a shoulder shrug and a brother hug with Paul Heyman.
Will he show up tonight – or will Paul explain his absence, of that which will be quite noticeable.
- Jack Swagger, for all of his decrees, has lost to everyone. Is he out of the World Heavyweight Title hunt?
If so, who is in? Is it Alberto Del Rio – or someone who has yet to be named?
- Will John Cena have a response to Ryback allowing the champ to be dismantled by the Shield?
So many wrinkles here. WWE.com is teasing a possible fourth member of the Shield. Is this just conjecture, or is there one more person waiting to be added to this stable?
Hang with us tonight @dukeswrestling as we discuss all this, and nothing else whatsoever!
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Get caught with weed two weeks after starting your big push because it’s FRIDAYYYY! And as JBL would say, we fight on Friday Nights.
Time for another edition of WWE Smackdown, Live (on tape) from Biloxi, MS. Since the show is on tape, don’t expect much in the way of Jack Swagger news, Ole Bobby will address that Monday in his Raw Preview. Tonight’s show instead will feature El Campeon del Mundo, Alberto Del Rio responding to Zeb Colter’s State of the Union Address from Raw on Monday.
But that’s not all, a little birdie told me (ok it was the spoilers), that two matches worthy of our time will Main Event the show, Jack Swagger faces Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio takes on Wade Barrett.
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They JUST missed Lillian Garcia! Argh! Better luck next time guys.
I’mmmmmm just kidding Lillian (no I’m not, I love Justin Roberts).
The Elimination Chamber may not be the biggest event of the year, but now that it has come and gone – it has set us with nothing between now and Wrestlemania 29. This ought to be the most exciting time in wrestling. Sooooo what do we have:
- The Rock successfully defended against CM Punk
The delicate house of cards put in place by Punk and Paul Heyman have officially come crumbling. Punk will seemingly have to step aside and allow for Cena and Rock to begin again. From what I can tell, MOST people do not feel any one way about this concept and are perfectly fine with this as Wrestlemania’s Main Event (I’m lying, smarks are crapping their pants).
- Jack Swagger is the #1 Contender for the WHC at Wrestlemania
Wait, what? Dude just returned last week. Last we saw he was losing to Justin Gabriel, and had an ill-fated short run with the US Title. So this reboot is now a top guy? Bold move, let’s see how it pans out…
- Dolph Ziggler STILL has the MITB briefcase
Will they actually cool off the push Dolph has kinda sorta been getting, but fully deserves? Mr. Perfect was a perennial Intercontinental Champ, probably among the top 3 of all time. But he never made it to the Heavyweight Title. Times certainly have changed, and two weeks ago if you told me Jack Swagger would have a shot at the belt before Dolph I’d say “shut up Jack Swagger’s Mom, you’re clearly biased!”
- The Shield defeated Cena/Ryback/Sheamus.
A wrestling faction getting a real push? Someone in creative has been reading my
job applications e-mails.
And again, there is more talk of a returning Superstar WHO was rumored to have sightings in New Orleans, even though tonight’s broadcast is from Lafayette; close enough. I am not buying in this time. Although, if it does happen I will promptly delete this paragraph and claim I knew it all along. Win-Win.