Monday, December 15, 2008

Raw: Abuse of Power

The superstar abusing a diva plotline, which I fondly refer to as the Miss Elizabeth plotline, appears to be coming back. Kane spent the first half of the show first stalking Kelly Kelly, then trapping her in a storage room terrorizing her into loving him and (privately) revealing to him her secret lover. Shortly after the mid-point of the show, Kane attacked The Miz after his match. However, when the face Divas checked on Kelly and mentioned The Miz, Kelly seemed confused and disgusted…

Now, these plotlines are good when the guy is hated by the other superstars, not feared by them. And if The Miz really is the guy, is he going to pass as a knight in shining armor?

Sadly, it appears Shawn Michaels is in a similar plotline. I think I would have prefered Kelly mistreated by JBL and Shawn terrorized by Kane.

Stephanie announced (while repremanding Jericho) that next week there will be matches featuring every former World Heavyweight Champion on the roster, and the winners of those matches will go on to a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match the following week for a title shot. I predict three of the winners will be Chris Jericho, Batista and Randy Orton…

Raw Results (12/15):
Kelly Kelly and Melina v. Beth Phoenix and Jillian,
Sim Snuka (aka Deuce -- yes, he really is Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka's son, Jimmy Jr., and Daddy trained him) v. Rey Mysterio, Mysterio wins by disqualification (2nd Gen interferes)
Hacksaw Jim Duggan v. Chris Jericho, Jericho refuses to compete
CM Punk and Kofi Kingston v. The Miz and John Morrison, Morrison pins Kingston
Dolph Ziggler v. Santa Claas (Charlie Haas), Ziggler pins Santa
John Cena and Batista v. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Manu, Cena and Batista win by disqualification

Key WWE injuries/absences:
Evan Bourne: dislocated ankle and torn deltoid ligament, return by end of February
Mr. Kennedy: dislocated shoulder early August, return to action January or February
Ted Dibiase: shooting a movie (The Marine 2)

Upcoming: WWE Tribute to the Troops, Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 p.m. on NBC


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