Alberto Del Rio Def. Dolph Ziggler
A good match and a good way to kick off this show. Ziggler lost on Raw and Main Event so clearly he is in the dog house. There is still no real direction there taking Del Rio’s character but a win is a win if they are taking him a certain direction. The character is lost and they need to start building him back up to what got him over in the first place. Cars, being a rich guy who is better than everyone else, ETC. Right now he is very plain and un interesting. Good match 3-5* Match.
Damien Sandow Def. Santino Marella
It is what it is, comedy match but it got Sandow over which is important. Does this win do anything for our “The Intellectual Savior of the (Unwashed) Masses” I’m not sure but it’s nice to see him get that W. Comedy match 2-5* Match
Kofi Kingston Def. Fandango
An entertaining match but what does this server other a filler match? Kingston wins every other match and Fandango hasn’t been irrelevant in months. He isn’t on TV as much as he once was and it’s silly they have a great talent in Johnny Curtis as this Fandango. The guys can “go” and his has “It” but will WWE repackage him? Not very likely but one can hope.
A good edition of Main Event just for the action, No real build towards anything then maybe Kingston getting a win if they continue his feud with The Miz (Which I think they will)
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June 27th, 2002. WWE Smackdown was on the air with Kurt Angle in the ring calling out anyone who was willing to take on the “very best in the business”. Inspired by a Vince K. McMahon speech of ruthless aggression, John Cena hit the ring. Throughout the match, he looked impressive. He managed to counter the “Angle Slam” and an ankle lock submission, however eventually he lost to a hard amateur-style pin. Since then, he’s won almost every single championship in WWE. You think with 11+ years of WWE service, he would actually learn how to wrestle!
WWE Superstar Dolph Zigglerwill be appearing in the upcoming Max Landis film, “Me Him Her” – described as a comedy about “sexual identity with three friends exploring love, lust and… sword combat.” The film will also star Landis, Haley Joel Osment, Dustin Milligan, and Emily Meade.
Brian Soscia of the Beneath The Mat radio show sent in this interview he did with WWE World Heavyweight champion, Dolph Ziggler:
WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) called Brian Soscia (@THEBrianSoscia) to talk about this Saturday’s WWE Smackdown event in Reading, Pa. You can still get your tickets at the Sovereign Center box office or at TicketMaster.com.
Speaking to XFINITY by Comcast, Dolph Ziggler revealed that he is none too pleased with WWE opting to utilize part-time talent in the premiere matches at WrestleMania instead of regulars—four of the six wrestlers advertised in the top three billed bouts are part-timers. When asked whether he is annoyed or inspired by this fact, he replied “it’s both.”
David Dexter reports on a recent interview with WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler:
The life of a professional wrestler is one of chairshots, title shots and a whole lot of travel. I recently sat down to chat with WWE’s Dolph Ziggler to discuss how he handles the rigors of very regular travel.
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of the Score TV in Canada and the Baltimore Sun recently had the chance to speak with WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler about a number of topics.
Here are the highlights:
How he feels about Zack Ryder’s show ‘Z: True Long Island Story’ potentially ending:
“You can’t blame that kid for making something out of nothing. He’s the reason we have a partnership with YouTube. He’s one of the main reasons we have all this new social media interaction and WWE is so big on twitter and we get so many different things trending. All because this kid tries something new outside of the box, to go out there and try and get the fans and WWE to notice him and boy did it pay off for him. And not matter what happens in the end, it was a ground breaking, outside of the box maneuver and he did it and I was more than happy to be a part of it because I thought it was something really unique and really cool.”
Chris Jericho was interviewed by The Austin Chronicle this week to promote the WWE SmackDown tapings and Fozzy’s new album. Here are some highlights:
Austin Chronicle: When you’re thinking, OK, now’s Fozzy time and now’s WWE time,” how do you make that decision?
Chris Jericho: It’s really a decision that’s made for me. Back in the 2000s for the first three Fozzy records, I did the WWE and Fozzy at the same time, which was fine. But when we were doing Chasing the Grail, our last record, in 2009, myself and Rich Ward, my partner in crime, were thinking, ‘We’ve really got to take this to the next level, because this record is great.’ I left WWE when Grail came out, went touring for 16 months, did 15 countries and amassed an even bigger fanbase than we had. It was a real credibility gain for us. Then when we started doing Sin and Bones, as the singer I write the lyrics and I record the vocals, which takes about 15 days. Other than that I had about nine months of doing nothing, so that’s when I decided to come back to the WWE, knowing that when this record came out that I’d be finished for whatever indeterminate amount of time.