Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Case of the Mondays: TV Round Up!

A Case of the.... Heroes - Episode 3-18:


A Case of the.... 24 - Episode 7-11 & 7-12:


WWE Raw: For the past few Raws, I've been stating that WrestleMania is beginning to take shape. After last night, I think it's fair to say that the shape has officially been taken. We now have the two main events more-or-less set in stone (more on that in a bit), and the big attraction match has been made. It's official: At WrestleMania XXV, it'll be the Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels! While I sincerely doubt that Michaels will actually end the streak -- nor do I think he should -- I do hope they focus on the fact that just one year ago, HBK ended Ric Flair's career. Now have him promise to end the streak. If they want to intensify things to a personal level, they can also bring up the fact that Undertaker is somewhat responsible for the debilitating back injury that ended Michaels' career for four years. Anyway, it should be a great match. These two have always had incredible chemistry, and it's really astonishing how much the Undertaker has improved in the last decade. I'm psyched.

So, as expected, it's going to be Orton vs. Triple H at WrestleMania for the WWE Championship. Over the past few weeks, I've been complaining about how this angle has been about the McMahons, when it SHOULD be about Orton wanting to win the title by defeating his one-time mentor. Just to prove how much that's true, in the past three weeks Triple H has appeared on Raw to confront Randy Orton. He hasn't brought the WWE Championship with him once.

After last night, they WANT us to believe it'll be Edge vs. the Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. I don't buy that for a second. And while the smart money is on a triple threat -- with Cena being added -- I'm actually going to go out on a limb and predict that the Big Show's involvement is merely a red herring, and that in the end it'll be a one-on-one contest between Edge and John Cena. To be honest, throwing Big Show in there will not only bring down the match quality, but it'll also seem like the writers were backstage and just suddenly realized they don't have a match lined up for Big Show yet, so decided to squeeze him into the main event.

And to be honest, I LOVE the idea of the two World title matches being a Smackdown champion vs. a Raw challenger. That's one thing they haven't done yet.

I have to admit that I'm a bit surprised that Rey Mysterio didn't qualify for the Money in the Bank match, because I pegged him to win the damn thing! With most of the upper midcard already involved in their WrestleMania feuds/angles, who could he face? Actually, why not put HIM in a match with Big Show? They've really been pushing the underdog aspect of his character, what better way to accentuate that?

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