WWE And TNA Wresting Review for the Week of 2/1/14


Randy Orton begins Monday Night Raw this week and complains
about having to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the
Elimination Chamber. While he was talking there was a lot of CM Punk chants. He
says he has beaten over and over John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Sheamus
and even Antonio Ceasero. The Authority comes out and Stephanie tells Orton to
stop complaining and he going to make the universe think he cant win at the
Elimination Chamber. They announce that each week leading up to the Elimination
Chamber Orton will face one of the opponents at the chamber. She announces
later in the show if Orton doesn’t win against this man than they will have to
consider this guy the face. She says that it would be Randy Orton vs. Daniel
Bryan and Triple H starts the ‘Yes Chant’.

First match of the night was The Shield vs. Rey Mysterio,
Kofi Kingston and Big E. Langiston. The Shield controlled most of the match.
Mysterio was the one that got mostly the beat down then was Kingston until Langiston got tagged in and
took control. Regins got busted open by the eye. He hit the superman punch and
Ambrose does the blind tag and makes the pin. It looks like Ambrose and Regins
were going to get into it but Rollins stops before anything and The Wyatts
comes on the tron. Bray says The
Shield are pawns and their end is near.
Bad News Barrett
calls for some decorum and says the Superbowl was watched by millions and the
bad news is the people stuffed their faces with junk food. Jerry the King
Lawler interrupts and tells Barrett he has bad news for him and they hope they
wont see him next week. What does this mean? We will find out next week.
Christian vs. Jack Swagger
with  Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro was
up next. Christian controlled begging of the match but Swagger quickly took
Swagger puts  Christian in the patriot lock but he is able
to kick Swagger away. After this Swagger tries to go for a Swagger Bomb
but Christian kicks him away and gets a victory roll for the win. During the
match Cesaro just stood there and actually didn’t even try to interfere. After
the match Colter went into the ring and was yelling at Swagger but this time no
The Brotherhood vs. The New Age
Outlaws for the Tag Team Championships in a steel cage match. The crowd wasn’t
really into this match and they were chanting “CM Punk” doing the
match. The only to win this match is by pin fall or submission and not escaping
the cage. Towards the end of the match Cody Rhodes decides to climb the cage
and gets to the top and does a moonsault on to Road Dogg but this gives Billy
Gunn the chance to hit the
Fameasser to retain the Tag Team Championships.
Titus O’Neil vs. Zack Ryder (yes
Zack Ryder who hasn’t been seen on television for months) was the next match.
O’Neil came out to new music and he controlled the whole match. During the
match The Miz comes out and goes the commentary table and puts on the headset
and says he is upset the Ryder has a match on TV and not him and he leaves. O’Neil
wins when he hits
of the Titus.
Batista comes out
to a decent ovation but as he was about to speak Alberto Del Rio comes out. He
tells Batista to put his plans on hold 
because they have unfinished business. Batista tells Del Rio he has no issue with him. Del Rio  tell
Batista that he was here fighting while Batista was off doing movies. He
also say Batista is afraid of him, he will hurt him and he will make him beg
for mercy. Batista says he doesn’t know what his problem is and Del Rio attacks him.
Batista is able to take control and goes for a Batista Bomb but Del Rio escapes under the
The main event of the night was
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan. Bryan controlled most of the match but
eventually Orton would take over. This was one of the best night of the night. After
Orton took over Bryan
finally took over again. Toward the end of the match Kane came out but Bryan knocked him off the
apron. Bryan
into the steps
with a drop toe hold. He goes back into
the ring and Orton sets up the RKO but Bryan
shoves him across the ring and hits him with a running knee strike for the pin. Could this be the beginning of Bryan becoming the face
of WWE. Maybe not because after the match Orton and Kane surround the ring and Orton
tries to attack Bryan again but Bryan kicks him off the apron. This allows Kane
to enter the ring and chockslam Bryan.
Impact Wrestling begins this week
with a brawl backstage with Abyss and Eric Young. This leads into the monster
ball match. The crowd was really into this match and so was I. One point during
the match Abyss sets up a table. Abyss goes under the ring and grabs a bag with
thumbtacks inside. He pulls it onto the mat and he put EY on the turnbuckle and
he is about to suplex him but EY refuses it and Abyss goes into the thumbtacks.
EY goes to the top turnbuckle but Abyss throws him off and into the table.
Abyss goes under the ring again and grabs Janice. Abyss goes to hit EY with it
and  EY takes the mask off and Abyss is
Joseph Park. We all know he was since day one when Joseph Park debut. Abyss hit
the black hole slam for the win and after the match he grabs the mask and
mirror and look at himself all confused.
We see Bobby Roode going into
Dixie Carter office with a contract for a TNA World Heavyweight Championship
match for her to sign. She refuses because of the new investor (MVP). She says
she cant do her own thing anymore because of this. Roode says she promise him
if he help Magnus beat AJ Styles and Sting he would get a match for the
championship. Carter says she will
put him in a contender’s match but Roode doesn’t want any
thing to do with Samoa Joe. She says she has his back and will show the people
he belongs. Roode says the this better not come back and bite him.
MVP who is the
new investor comes out to explain why he came to TNA and why he decided to
invest his money. He says he living life at his own pace, and he’s learned a
lot. He says he became a professional
wrestler because he loves it and he save his money wisely. He also says TNA has
a lot of potential and  he is sick and
tired of how mismanagement is keeping it down and it needs to change.
Rockstar Spud comes out to interrupt. He tells MVP the “Madam” Dixie
Carter would be more than happy to speak to MVP in her office. MVP says he
still knows how to fight as well as booking a match. He says that it will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Magnus vs. Kurt Angle.
Curry Man make
his entrance for a match. He starts talking but Bully Ray comes out with the
coffin again. He tells Curry Man he is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Curry Man tries to do reason with him then attack him. Bully kicks him in the
face and piledrives him and puts him in the coffin. He looks inside the camera
and tells Anderson
that he will end his career.
Austin Aries
comes out to a good ovation. He talks about being the a man of opportunity and
he the one that created option C. The Broman come out for a distraction which
allowed Zema Ion to hit Aries in the head with the briefcase. Ion decides to
cash in the briefcase. So the match is on for the X division Championship
Austin Aries vs. Zema Ion.  Ion goes for
the pin numerous times. Ion kept control which looked like he was going to
steal the title but Aries hits a back suplex then an IED and Aries jumps up and
connects with a quick Brainbuster for the win.
Kurt Angle vs. Magnus was the
next match. This was a decent match which Magnus controlling the beginning and
then Angle taking over. Angle puts Magnus in the Angle Lock but ECIII hit Angle
in the knee with a steel chair for the DQ. ECIII kept hitting Angle in the knee
with the chair. Angle had to be stretched out of the arena. Its been reported
Angle needs surgery on his knee so this is probably the way he is being written
off TV.
Number One Contender’s Match for the TNA
World Heavyweight Championship Bobby Roode vs. Samoa
Joe. This was a good match in my opinion. Roode took early control with match
Joe outside early on and follows with a neckbreaker. Joe took back control. He
catches Roode and hits a slam. He is able to connect a Muscle Buster and then
puts Roode in a Coquina Clutch  which
made Roode taps out.
Dixie Carter
comes out then MVP comes out. Dixie put Magus
over as a champion.  She talks about the
great job she did and is doing for TNA. MVP interrupts her and says he has some
ideas of his own. He says her
mismanagement almost destroyed this company. Which made it an uneven
playing field and he is going to stand by and watch. He says Dixie
reign of terror is over and he is going to take any action to show her that her
party is over. Does this remind you of something? In 2001 after Vince McMahon
team won at Survivor Series Ric Flair return to reveal that he brought Shane
and Stephanie McMahon making him part owner. In this case MVP role is called
investor and not owner.
Smackdown begins
this week with Daniel Bryan coming down to the ring. He talks about The
Authority giving  him a chance to be the
face of WWE but he says he doesn’t want that. All he wants is to be the WWE
World Heavyweight Champion. He talks about what happened Monday Night about
Kane attacking him. He calls Kane out and he comes out and apologizes since he
said The Authority told him to. Bryan
says the big red monster is missing and that guy who he calls him friend is
also missing. He talks about their time as tag team champions as Team Hell No. He
tells Kane for them to end this now and to come to the ring and fight. Kane
says no but Bryan
will have a match against Antonio Cesaro.
The Shield (Dean Ambrose and
Roman Regins) with  Seth Rollins vs. Kofi
Kingston and  Dolph Ziggler. The Shield
controlled most of this match. Ziggler took part of the beating. He makes a tag
to Kingston who
takes over the control but
catches Kofi offguard and hits an apron dropkick. Towards the end of the
match Regins hits the spear on Zigger then he slaps Ambrose chest of a tag and
Ambrose cover for the win. After the match The Wyatts appears on the tron and
they are laughing at The Shield for one up each other. Bray says if they think
he is a big joke they will see the true monster he really is.
Next match was
Sheamus vs. Ryback. This was a kind of boring match. The only high point was Sheamus goes for the Brogue
Kick but Ryback catches him and powerbombs this was actually cool. Ryback goes
for Meathook but Sheamus catches him with a Brogue Kick for the win.
Daniel Bryan vs. Antonio
Cesaro  with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger
was next. This was a really good match because of Bryan quickness and the how strong Cesaro is.
This match went both ways back and forth. 
Cesaro hits the upper cut and goes for the swing but Bryan counters and goes for the YES lock for
the tap out. After the match Kane comes out and Cesaro and Kane attack Bryan. Cesaro hits the
Neutralizer and Kane chockslams Bryan.
Backstage we see
Renne Young begging Titus O’Neil for an interview. He said he is here to answer
her questions. She says she wants why he attacked Darren Young. He says this been brewing for two years. He said
he ready of single championship gold. Young comes out of no where and attacks
him. He screams ” he will show him dead weight” and some
referee come in and break them up.
Goldust with Cody Rhodes vs. Bray
Wyatt  with The Wyatt Family.
 Cody Rhodes was wearing a
knee brace because there is rumors of him injuring his knee when he did a
moonsault on to Road Dogg that past Monday. Bray took the control of the match
but Goldust was able to hit
spinebuster and a somersault dive off the apron. Harper and
Rowan attack Cody outside the ring to cause a distraction. Bray hits Sister
Abigail for the win. The Shield appears on the tron and they say they are the
best fraction. They say they aren’t afraid and they cost The Shield a title
shot, so they are going to make them believe in The Shield.

On Monday Night
Raw The Authority announced that every week leading up to the Elimination
Chamber match Randy Orton will face every one of his opponents in the chamber. So the main event of
Smackdown was Randy Orton vs. Christian. This was the best match of the night.
During the match Orton goes on the microphone and start complaining about being
from St. Louis
and the weather is bad and cant take his bus or SUV home. He tells the fans
that he flight was cancelled and now he is stuck there. He starts to mock
Daniel Bryan by saying “No, No, No, No, No”. He goes back into the
ring to attack Christian but Christian block it. Towards the end of the match
Orton goes for the RKO but Christian counters it and goes for the killswitch
but Orton throws him into the corner but Christian tries to connect with a
springboard uppercut and Orton connects with a RKO for the win. 

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