eWrestling journalist, Thomas Brunt gives you his take on everything Pro Wrestling this week in his weekly recap column:
Monday Night RAW (1/21/13): This past Monday’s show was the go-home RAW to the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which takes place in Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow night. – – – Their has recently been a lot of talk about how bad that John Cena promo to close the show out was, at times it changed subject of what it really was intended for, and let’s face it, Cena’s is no Punk on the mic, though I can see the point of the promo was to promote the 30 man Royal Rumble match. Than you have everyone saying how good the Rock/Punk promo was. No question here, the two were gold, and delivered.
– – – It was only Logical for the Shield to attack the Rock during his promo to Punk, as the point was to injure him for their title match at the Royal Rumble. – – – Personally, I enjoyed the wrestling action on this episode. Logical/Creative booking to put the “superstars” in a “beat the clock challenge”. All of those matches delivered, overall solid wrestling on Monday Night.
Thursday Night Impact Wrestling (1/24/13):
We got some reasoning from Tazz as to why he joined the “Ace’s and eights” in what was a bearable promo, that overall made enough sense to go with it. Solid wrestling matches, nice Kurt Angle promo. Great main-event for the TNA World Heavy Weight Championship, that saw the “Charismatic Enigma” retain his title-belt. After the match “Aces and eights” attacked Hardy to close the show out. Overall, a predictable ending, but logical, and understanding.
Friday Night SmackDown (1/25/13):
Solid addition of Smackdown, which featured more of the Rock and CM Punk, a reaptive main-event, though it had it’s moment’s, and overall some solid action in it. I suppose the end was logical, as sit foreshadows their last-man standing match at the Royal Rumble.
2013 Royal Rumble:
If any question was answered in the WWE universe after last-night’s pay-per-view, it’s that WWE’s plans are for The Rock to face John Cena for the WWE Title at WrestleMania 29 in April, and of course have Cena win it. As for CM Punk, well there is always a chance WWE could throw a swerve here, and twist things up, add Punk to Rock/Cena match and make it a triple threat match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Than again though, knowing WWE , they probably won’t throw us a swerve. It should be interesting to see what CM Punk has to say about last-night’s crazy turn of events, oh and it has been annouced by WWE, that Chairman Vince McMahon will give Paul Heyman a performance review. There will probably be some punishment from Vince. – – What a RAW they have in store for us tonight, along with RAW taking place in Las Vegas tonight, expect WWE to use their traditional “RAW Roulette” theme.
Thomas Brunt is a sports-wirter, and contributing wrestling journalist for Next Era.weebly.com