Time to take a look back at both the best and worst moment from this past week in wrestling television.
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler (Main Event, 11/21/12)
If you missed their match on Main Event on Wednesday, do yourself a favor and watch it.
The show started off with a bang as Miz and Ziggler had a ferocious exchange and the contest that followed it matched that same intensity.
Ziggler has been on fire on the mic as of late, already added to his incredible in-ring skills and Miz has began to come into his own as a face.
The two were combined and we received gold.
Raw has surrendered quality for quantity, but Main Event has impressed for most weeks.
It’s an old-school approach with a new touch that gives some feuds great in-ring progression.
Both Miz and Ziggler had great weeks. This match was the peak. Fluky finish, but it was still excellent.
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns Attack Ryback At The End Of Raw, Again (Raw, 11/19/12)
The actual CM Punk 365-Day Title Reign Celebration segment was great (even if it felt like forever to get to it) as far as Punk and Paul Heyman’s mic work was concerned.
It was the idea that Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, NXT mainstays, atacked Ryback in the same exact way as they did at the end of Survivor Series that wasn’t great.
This would’ve been a good time for an introductory promo for the three men. They could’ve stated why they were there and why they did what they did.
Instead, WWE has stretched it out,as there will be an in-ring interview with the trio from Michael Cole tomorrow on Raw.
Pay-Per-Views are supposed to feel unique and special. Recycling matches and segments from a Pay-per-View lacks originality and this should’ve been the next step in the Rollins/Reigns/Ambrose trio instead of the exact same thing.
Hopefully WWE doesn’t actually stick to the clunky name of “The Shield” for these three men. The Revolution would be a much better fit for a name, but we’re not WWE Creative, so it most likely won’t happen.
Sure, things will progress tomorrow on Raw hopefully, but you can’t look back on this segment and wonder if WWE dropped the ball on this one.