Source: Del Rio News Herald
By Brian Argabright
Del Rio News-Herald
Something stinks in the WWE.
After watching Sundayâ€™s SummerSlam pay-per-view, Iâ€™m left with the impression that the folks behind the WWEâ€™s storylines just donâ€™t want to be any more creative than they have to be.
After all, how can you expect the wide-open storylines the writers left following the entire pay-per-view?
For those of you missed it, here are last nightâ€™s results:
Chavo Guerrero defeated Rey Mysterio by pin fall. Vickie Guerrero, the widow of the late Eddie Guerrero, came down to ringside and inadvertently caused Mysterio to lose his footing off the top rope, sending him crashing to the mat. Chavo hit a brain buster, and then followed it up with a frog splash to seal the win.
Big Show defeated Sabu to retain the ECW Title. A slow match with highlighted the best, and worst, ECW has to offer, Show got the win he chokeslammed Sabu through a table and made the pin.
Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Orton by pin fall. Hogan felt the sting of the RKO, but was able to get his foot on the bottom rope before the three-count. He then rallied, a.k.a. Hulked Up, to take down Orton with the punches to the head, the big boot to the face and the killer leg drop.
Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley in an I Quit match. This match was brutal, but almost a waste. Both men served as cutting boards for barbed wire socks, sheets of plywood and baseball bats. Flair actually looked scary at times, warning Foley to quit or he would kill him. Foley would not quit until Flair threatened to smash Melina with a barbed wire bat. Thatâ€™s when Foley told the word he quit.
Batista defeated Booker T by disqualification; meaning Booker T retains the World Title. This match was horrible. Batista, coming off a nine-month layoff due to his rehabbing of a torn triceps, was slow and looked spent early on. His power moves were labored and Booker T did his best not to help the match. The end came when Batista set Booker T up for the Batista Bomb only to have Sharmell, Bookerâ€™s wife, interfere and force the DQ.
Degeneration X defeated The McMahons by pin fall. First Triple H and Shawn Michaels had to fight off the Spirit Squad. Then William Regal, Fit Finlay and Ken Kennedy attacked them. Big Show then came out and beat up Michaels. Finally, Umaga interfered and hit Triple H with the Samoan Spike. But despite all that, DX survived, finally finishing Vince off with a trash can to the head, Sweet Chin Music and a Pedigree.
Edge defeated John Cena by pin fall to retain the WWE Title. This was a decent match, but Edge still doesnâ€™t have what it takes to be a champ for very long. His reliance on Lita makes him appear weak and his inability to wrestle with anyone but Cena can only hurt his long-term chances at greatness. Any way, Edge got the win when he used a pair of brass knuckles slipped to him by Lita to punch Cena in the back of the head, knocking him out. That set up the easy pin fall.
On Raw tonight, look for the return of Jeff Hardy. Thatâ€™s the big news tonight.
And finally, the race in the Create a Wrestler contest is heating up. With 12 days remaining to vote, Mr. Sport (Joel Salazar) carries a 10-vote lead over Wicked Sabien (Sabien EscareÃ±o) and an 83-vote lead over Shadow (Juan Roberto Martinez).
Remember, voting continues daily until 5 p.m. Sept. 1. The winner of the contest will be announced in the Sept. 4 column.
Thatâ€™s all for now. Enjoy this weekâ€™s programming and, as always, STAY TUNED!!