The Wrestling 5&1 10.26.13: Gail Kim vs Velvet Sky!
Posted by Tony Acero on 10.26.2013
Rosa Mendes is your "& 1" Model of the Week, Gail Kim battles Velvet Sky in Vs, a preview of Hell in A Cell, thoughts on Triple H putting down Jericho and Edge and more!
PPV time this weekend! Let's take a look at that, check on some ladies, and see what else we can chat about!
By Tony Acero
Triple H's most recent promo has upset a few people in our little world we know as the IWC. I often consider moments like the promo Triple H cut this past Monday as a moment where someone is quick to jump the gun about people getting upset – I've talked about this before – and thereby defends said person in question. Interestingly enough, hardly was there a person to defend Triple H's honor, instead opting to point out that what he said was pretty fucked up. Where then do I stand? I have two specific angles to look at the promo, and although they may seem contradictory, I feel they work hand in hand to be honest.
First, let's look at the recipients of such barbs. Both Edge and Chris Jericho went to Twitter quickly to tell everyone to calm their tits and not poke the fire. They tried to kill the heat before any rose up, but if you guys didn't notice Jericho's first little jab, then we simply don't know Jericho. My personal opinion is that even though this was an interesting choice of Triple H to mention these guys as in the same boat as Bryan (ie: Not top of the card material), it wasn't really all that necessary. I think what upsets most people is how often Triple H seems to just put people down in promos. Now please understand, I feel that it really, really wasn't a big deal, but it still makes it no less interesting that of the names mentioned, neither work for the company – and each could argue about their own successes as well as where they wanted to be on the card…
My second argument is the simple fact that the pot was calling the kettle black as all hell this past Monday, and while that may be a perfect stance to debunk Triple H of all credibility and require him to be readily available for ridicule, perhaps there's something to that? Whether the E likes it or not, they know we exist and they know what we know. It would make sense to me that Triple H knows exactly what we think about him, and having his heelish COO persona call out Bryan – and others – for not being able to cut it only shines a light on the fact that neither could he, thereby making him all the more of an asshole than anything else. Oh, Triple H, you sly fella.
So yes, maybe it was a bit uncalled for – and calling it a bit is stressing it since it really didn't matter all that much – but the facts are that it was the perfect thing a heel could have done in throwing his own flaw on the enemy, the dude we are supposed to care about. So, if we doubt that Bryan may win this Sunday, we just want him to so he could shut that B+ player in a suit Triple H the fuck up? Am I right? Do we not wanna see Triple H lose his shit when Bryan wins the title? I think we do, and although this story has been playing out for quite a bit, it's also what we've asked for, I feel.
You Decide: Did Triple H cross the line?
By Tony Acero
WWE Championship Hell In A Cell Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton
Triple H hates you
Orton probably does,too
Bet Bryan beats Bob's Boy Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan
World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena
Del Rio means "the
river" in Spanish, you know…
Cena still kicks out Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena
Handicap Hell In A Cell Match
CM Punk vs. Ryback and Paul Heyman
Don't be a bully
Just be a star on Punk's trunks
Ah…the time has come Winner: CM Punk
WWE Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match
Cody Rhodes and Goldust (c) vs. The Usos vs. The Shield
All that glitters is
Not gold, but neither are the
The damn belts Rhodes' wear Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
WWE Divas Championship
AJ Lee (c) vs. Brie Bella
I love you, I love
you, I love you, I love you
No, seriously Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee
Hell In A Cell Kickoff Intercontinental Championship Match
Curtis Axel (c) vs. Big E. Langston
Boobs a plenty, yo!
White looks real good on black, yo!
I had to use yo…
Winner and NEW Intercontintental Champion: Big E. Langston
You Decide: What are your predictions?!
Kaitlyn won her fourth official match up to move forward, but as promised: we will bring back Gail to face one of the girls in the Hall of Bang's lower bracket! I chose out of a hat, and the winner is….
Voting ends Wednesday night and you can vote once every hour!
Fun With Gifs
By Tony Acero
All gifs borrowed from the greatest recapper aside from me on the internet! For more just like this, complete with hilarious captions, visit Wrestling With Text!!!
Abeyance Fails to Defend WWE Championship for 30 Days; Stripped of Title
In an embarrassing state of events in WWE, Abeyance's much-anticipated run at the top of the wrestling food chain has been cut short after only thirty days on account of not defending the WWE Championship in that time. However, just by making it that long, Abeyance has the fifth longest reign with the title in the past fourteen reigns.
Fans are enraged by the start-stop nature of Abeyance's presence in WWE. While not holding any secondary titles, he has been a biiig part of the WWE undercard for the past several years. "People say I wasn't pushing anyone in the midcard throughout the years, but really, Abeyance was all over it," Vince McMahon said when asked for comment by the 1yun.
The WWE Universe is actually in favor of another champion as well, so they don't even mind that WWE has completely removed Abeyance from the title picture, as they are snubbing him from this Sunday's Hell in a Cell match for the championship. Triple H has been cited on several occasions as the man behind the stalled push of Abeyance, saying that he should never be the face of the company. "It's what's best for business."
Get em, gurrrllll
About the author:
Tony Acero is currently a student at Cal State University of Long Beach. He is double-majoring as a Creative Writing and Literature major. His first book, Through The Looking Glass, was published in April, 2012. School's Out is a short story that found the author arrested due to the severity of its content. Both can be found on amazon.com.
Tony joined 411Mania in April 2010, and currently contributes in both music and wrestling. Tony is an avid drinker of Mountain Dew and Jack Daniels. He is a writer who hardly takes himself seriously, yet has an innate ability to create moments that are both human yet fearful in his writings.
HALL OF FAME Greg DeMarco is a graduate of Virginia Tech (Bachelor's in Business Management) and Arizona State (Master's in Higher & Post-Secondary Education). He works in online higher education. Greg started in improv comedy in 2001, making his stand-up debut in 2004.
Greg first appeared as a ring announcer for Rising Phoenix Wrestling in Phoenix Arizona in 2006 and served many promotions in both on-stage and back-stage roles for over six years, most notably Ring of Honor in 2010. He began writing for 411Mania in October 2010, founded The Greg DeMarco Show in May 2011 and opened WrestlingSmash.com (and Wrestling Smash Radio) in January 2013.