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John Cena vs. Kane (WWE SmackDown October 1, 2010)

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This is a weird match. Nexus is there as lumberjacks. Cena beats them up and then just bails as The Undertaker shows up about halfway through so he and Kane can fight in the audience.

Matt Striker is on commentary doing his usual, Myspace emo-kid poetry commentary shtick. While it’s fine for Lucha Underground, it’s really awkward here. Todd Grisham is also on commentary, because Michael Cole apparently needs to seem hip and exciting.

2010 WWE is weird as fuck.

WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event (August 2, 2008)

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When I was a kid Saturday Night’s Main Event was kind of a big deal since most of the televised wrestling matches were King Kong Bundy or Ric Rude or whoever squashing the fuck out of S.D. Jones or some other job guy. If you wanted to see guys who could win taking on other guys who could win you had to order PPVs…or tune in to NBC a couple times a year. It was a decent concept, but it stopped being a thing in ’92.

In 2006 the WWE and NBC brought it back. It ran for a couple years before being replaced by Tribute for the Troops. This is, to date, the final Saturday Night’s Main Event.

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WWF Invasion (July 22, 2001)

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It’s time for the Invasion. I somehow missed out on this when it happened and haven’t seen it since, but I know its reputation. Everyone does. Does the Invasion deserve the amount of shit that’s been heaped upon it? Let’s find out!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt kicks things off for us, talking about war as clips of WCW and ECW dudes invading WWF are shown. This is really a weird way to kick off a PPV. Fireworks happen. JR welcomes to the Gund Arena as we get down to the ring for action.

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Royal Rumble 2009 (WWE Royal Rumble January 25, 2009)

Of the “Big Four” PPVs my favorite has always been the Royal Rumble. Sure WrestleMania has bigger marquee matches but there’s something awesome about seeing a bunch of dudes clubbering one another and tossing each other out of the ring.

The 2009 Rumble’s pretty good as far as Rumbles go. It’s got a pretty good flow to it helped by a few decent overriding storylines. The surprise entrants are pretty decent: RVD and Hacksaw Jim Duggan. This is also the Royal Rumble with Santino’s one second of Royal Rumble glory, so yay for that.

The complete list of entrants by entry order is below if you can’t be assed to look such things up.

WWE SmackDown Live (November 22, 2016)

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After a quick recap of the events that transpired Sunday at Survivor Series on Sunday, SmackDown Live is underway.

Commissioner Shane McMahon, looking like slightly warmed over dog shit makes his way down to the ring for the opening talky portion of SmackDown. He talks about how he’s not 100% because of Survivor Series and gives props to the Raw team and the SmackDown team except for Dean Ambrose.

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Kane vs. Mankind (WWF Raw Is War August 24, 1998)

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Attitude Era Checklist:
☑ Chairshots to the head.
☑ Thumbtacks
☑ A Stone Cold Steve Austin Run In
☑ Jim Ross yelling, “FOR GOD SAKE! MICK FOLEY’S A HUMAN BEING!”
☑ Tag Team Champions That Hate Each Other
☑ Vince McMahon Involvement
☑ A No DQ Match Ending In A No Contest

Yup, this sure is an Attitude Era Monday Night Raw match…

WWE Backlash (September 11, 2016)

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The first Smackdown brand exclusive PPV since the brand split has a pretty stacked card.  New championships are up for grabs and existing championships will be defended.  Who’s going to walk away with gold and who’s going to go home empty?

The show begins with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan coming out to hype up the event and Smackdown as a brand before telling us that the match for the new Smackdown Women’s Championship is coming up now!

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