Tuesday, November 14, 2006

WWE Cyber Sunday 2006

1) Super Crazy vs. Rob Conway (Dark Match) - 3
2) Umaga vs. Kane – 3
3) The Highlanders vs. Cryme Tyme vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs. Charlie Haas & Viscera – Texas Tornado Match – 3
4) Jeff Hardy vs. Carlito – 4
5) Shawn Michaels & Triple H vs. Randy Orton & Edge (Eric Bischoff as referee) – 5
6) Mickie James vs. Lita – Diva Lumberjack Match – 2
7) Rowdy Roddy Piper & Ric Flair vs. The Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey) – 3
8) John Cena vs. King Booker vs. The Big Show – 5

I was at this show live and the crowd was pretty hot the whole night. The dark match was decent but not groundbreaking. I had forgotten that Conway was still employed. Kane and Umaga were somewhat stiff with each other but didn’t present anything new or exciting. Umaga went over to remain undefeated. The four-way tornado match was pretty wild with all eight guys going at it at the same time. The crowd seemed confused because the rules weren’t explained to them. Cryme Tyme won and stole Lawler’s laptop. Hardy and Carlito really had the potential to be good but they had some early miscommunications. They managed to salvage the match toward the end as Hardy went for the swanton and Carlito got the knees up in a nice spot. The tag match with Orton & Edge against DX was a pretty solid match but was way too heavy on the story with the referee for my taste. The heel guest ref angle has been done to death and Bischoff worked the exact same way he did when he was GM of Raw. Orton & Edge won after Bischoff let them blatantly cheat. Mickie and Lita had a horrible match. The stipulation didn’t work right and they blew so many spots that it wasn’t funny. Lita did hit a sick implant DDT to finish off Mickie but it left me longing for Trish to come back and resuscitate a division that’s near death. Piper looked absolutely terrible. He was very out of shape and made Flair look buff in comparison. Someone asked my friend who he was rooting for and he said “I’m rooting for Piper to put his shirt back on.” Flair and Piper won the tag belts for a nostalgia run. Wait … that means that I have to watch Piper wrestle on a regular basis. It’s not that I’m against Piper, I just think he has more value on the mic instead of in the ring. The main event wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and that was mainly due to the efforts of Cena and Booker. I was also extremely shocked that the World Heavyweight Title was voted to be on the line. There was a nice spot where Show had Booker on his shoulders and Cena dropkicked Show in the face from the top. K-Fed did a lame run-in at the finish thus costing Cena a chance to win Booker’s title a further a pointless feud. Like most of the past fan voting shows, if you missed this you didn’t miss much but it was fun to be there live.

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