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WWE Capitol Punishment - What a way to waste three hours!

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I'm going to keep this brief since it's 4am here in the UK and I just sat through a three hour snoozefest. As a result only a few matches will get a mention since the rest were so uneventful.

Dolph Ziggler defeated United States Champion Kofi Kingston

The first match on the card, and the only one (of seven) that was worth tuning in for. It had some great moments of teasing a winner, and both superstars looked good. Also, the title went into the hands of someone who can use it to propel himself to the top rather than Kofi, who seems to doomed to be a mid-carder for the next two years.

Big Show versus Alberto Del Rio gets postponed

As a match, this had very little build and no reason to be on a PPV, but SmackDown got me interested. I was left disappointed by the fact that Show got re-injured from an attack by Mark "I'll never reach the main event" Henry. In fact, the only plus-side to this match was that Show being slammed through the Spanish announce table looked epic.

Randy Orton defeated Christian... controversially

This was the match I was looking forward to. The match I stayed up to watch. Needless to say, it turned out being slow, unimaginative, and just plain dull. Orton played on his concussion far too much and it killed his unpredictability for the most part, whilst Christian seems to have forgotten how to wrestle as an effective heel. The plus side was that the controversial ending allows the feud to continue and potentially save itself from this boring encounter.

The Final Hour - Fake Obama and the Barackaroonie, Lite Beer, and a "Special Event"... and then the Cena Show

Watching the Orton match end with an hour left I immediately went to the thought of "maybe they'll put a tag team match on to break things up". Instead we got the routine Bella appearance for no apparent reason, followed by a 10 minute skit involving the clearly fake President Obama telling WWE-oriented jokes and being hailed back to the ring to perform a surprisingly-good spinaroonie. They also put a match between Jack Swagger and Evan Bourne which was a direct repeat of last Monday's RAW encounter on. If I, as well as many others in the chat I was taking part in, wasn't annoyed already there was still the John Cena versus R-Truth match to come.

Naturally, I didn't expect much from this match. I mean, in his last PPV appearance he took 25 minutes of punishment from The Miz and Alex Riley only to hit one high impact move and come out victorious, crushing The Miz in the process. It couldn't get worse than that could it?

Apparently so, because this time we were given a 20 minute match which saw Truth dominate for fifteen minutes, and then a few good near finisher moments from both superstars (including 4 of Cena's 5 moves of doom). The nail in this match's coffin came at the very end, however. Staying true to his character, Truth decided to steal a hat and a drink from a young Cena fan at ringside and have a sip. Upon giving the drink back to the fan, said fan throws it in Truth's face and Cena throws him back into the ring and gives him an AA for the win.

In my opinion this whole hour showcased poor booking, poor script-writing, and a continuation of Cena's laziest ever title run. Having hit 6 moves in two PPVs, Cena has gone further below his already low standards for putting on a wrestling match.

Oh, and on a side note, the crowd tonight was truly awful. I hope some of them read this entry and the many others I expect will surface criticising the PPV, and take note that at a WWE show the least you're expected to do is support the product (even Cena got zero reaction).

So that's my extremely critical analysis of WWE Capitol Punishment. Like I said before, I haven't included every match. This is because the rest aren't worth a mention in my opinion. I also expect some comments about how the crowd can only be expected to react if something interesting, spectacular, or shocking happens. I agree, but even the regular murmurs of "Miz is awful", "Lets's go Cena, Cena Sucks", and just general cheering and booing seemed completely non-existent throughout tonight.

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  1. WWTNA Mark's Avatar
    I disagree with you about Randy Orton and Christian's match. That match was fucking great!
  2. ComingToCinemas's Avatar
    I'm gonna watch it back and see if it was just my disgruntled nature at the matches beforehand lol.
  3. Wrestling Rant's Avatar
    This is why I hate the Wrestling Internet Community sometimes. WWE puts on a fantastic PPV with nearly every match a 5 star, but yet people will stil find something to complain about.

    With the exception of Barret vs Zeke which was pretty decent in itself, every match was fantastic. Back and forth matches that show what the superstars have in them. I swear each superstar performed a move that I have never seen before.

    It frustrates me so much people cant see past Cena winning and just forget about the other matches.

    Capital Punishment was far better than Wrestlemania (excluding HHH/ Taker match) and most recent PPVs. Just be happy they put on a great show and every WWE star gave it their all.

    I do agree with you that the crowd was dead. I think it can ruin a match if the guys are putting on a show but the crowd is silent. Shame on them.

    4.8/5

    --Wrestling Rant
  4. maar13's Avatar
    well, me for one, Liked most of it, yes the Obama crap was that, Swagger and Bourne were just there with no real purpose but most oft he matches were cool. Show is being protected like Jesus becasue they couldn't allow ADR to win clean, don't know why, is not like Big Show has never tapped out before.

    The Punk Vs Mysterio match was great, they taunted their previous finishes and the end was great.

    The Ziggler vs kofi was great too, good opener.

    Orton VS Christian was cool, but I agreein one thing with the OP, Christian didn't act as an effective heel, he was great in the match but it seemed to repeat the interaction were the sae as in the previous efforts. And one thing I don't agree with, is the concussion thing, they actually didn't play with it as much as the should, that also goes with Christian not being as dominant, he shouls have kicked the living crap of Orton's skull and left him pretty much in vegetative state until Orton would have hit the RKO (like he always do) out of nowhere.

    and the only one Ireally didn't care for was the WWE title match, sorry but R-Truth had no chance in Hell of winning, we all knew it and even Vince knew it, never the less it was nice to see "Little Jimmy" gving soda to R-Truth, LOL, that one was funny.
  5. Viper's Avatar
    [QUOTE=Wrestling Rant;bt5690]It frustrates me so much people cant see past Cena winning and just forget about the other matches. Just be happy they put on a great show and every WWE star gave it their all.[/QUOTE]

    its pretty hard to see past Cena winning all the time since he was shoved down ppls throats constantly the last few years. And now you want us to be happy because he gave it his all. Sorry, I cannot do that because doing the 5 moves of doom only for every ppv match isn't giving it your all. It's boring, repetitive & i'm sick of it. I've Cena Nuff of the same old shit by Cena.
  6. WWTNA Mark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Viper
    its pretty hard to see past Cena winning all the time since he was shoved down ppls throats constantly the last few years. And now you want us to be happy because he gave it his all. Sorry, I cannot do that because doing the 5 moves of doom only for every ppv match isn't giving it your all. It's boring, repetitive & i'm sick of it. I've Cena Nuff of the same old shit by Cena.
    Still not an excuse NOT to enjoy the PPV. If you don't enjoy the aspects of the PPVs where Cena is at, fine, but I fail to see how Cena winning messes up the PPV.
  7. ComingToCinemas's Avatar
    It was more or less the lack of a crowd reaction that made some average matches seem worse than they were, and the good matches seem average. Like it or not, atmosphere is needed to make a PPV watchable.

    As for Cena, I'm not saying he ruined the PPV. I'm saying that they shouldn't have put him in the main event (as opposed to Christian/Orton) if they're going to replace a potentially back and forth match with a cheesy unbelievable gimmick ending. It's insulting to even Cena's fan base.
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