It’s time to look back at both the best and worst moment from this past week in wrestling television.
The Shield Interview (Raw, 11/26/12)
Headed into Raw, it was treated as a main focus and it lived up to the hype.
Dean Ambrose handled the heavy load of the segment (much to the delight of the internet) and not surprisingly, he did strong.
Seth Rollins was decent in his role as well. Not quite as sharp as Ambrose, but still effective.
Roman Reigns was established as the “silent man,” but it worked. He also ended the interview, so perhaps he’s their leader.
The key element to this segment was the separation of The Shield from past factions like the nWo and The Nexus. They considered themselves a separate entity and WWE was smart to emphasize that.
It will be fun to see down the road just what happens with this group, whether more people will be added and where they go with CM Punk’s indirect association with the group.
The Great Khali vs. David Otunga (Smackdown, 11/30/12)
Could you think of a worse wrestling match?
The Great Khali has the in-ring skills of a chimpanzee and David Otunga is as green as a dollar.
Just insert Hornswoggle and the combination is deadly.
This served absolutely no purpose. Are Khali and Hornswoggle a tag team? Why are they together to begin with?
The awkward dancing after the match put the icing on this crapola cake.
WWE Creative, please stop feeding us this filler garbage and get serious about things. This is almost a polar opposite of The Shield. More of that, less of this.