So ends another week. To sum it up, Raw had some good matches, Ryback vs Alberto Del Rio on Main Event was a letdown, TNA has given us some hope that things are heading to a better place and Smackdown utterly sucked.
We’re just hours to go before tonight’s TLC Pay-Per-View in good ‘ol Brooklyn (Preview to come soon) and it’s that time of the week again where we look at both the “highlight,” the moment that made this week that made you shed tears of joy as a wrestling fan and the “lowlight,” the moment that made you just shed tears.
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler (Raw, 12/10/12)
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This may have been a tricky match from the creative side of things, as both Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler are involved in arguably high-profile matches at TLC and couldn’t afford to take a loss here, but that didn’t stop them from putting on a great match.
These two have fought plenty of times before on Smackdown and when this match was announced on Raw, if they were given the time they usually get on Smackdown, that it would be good.
Things started out slow, but it wasn’t long before the art of the false finish kicked in and they had the crowd in the palm of their hand. Either guy could’ve had it.
For a few minutes there, we forgot all about TLC and just focused on who would win.
Unfortunately, reality set in when Ziggler hit Sheamus with a chair and disqualified himself, but in this instance, it was okay. Both guys were protected by this result.
Big Show/David Otunga/Booker T/Sheamus segment (Smackdown, 12/14/12)
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The whole key to Big Show’s current heel run was that he has looked extremely unstoppable, almost monster-like.
He’s different from other heels in that he doesn’t back down from any challenges. This feud with Sheamus has actually helped this aspect of his gimmick.
That’s why it’s so confusing that on Smackdown, Big Show was suddenly afraid of Sheamus and wanted to get out of the TLC chairs match and worse yet, we had to endure a useless segment with David Otunga thrown in.
By the end of it, Big Show cowered out of the ring and said the match was still on when Sheamus came down with a chair.
The whole thing was an utter waste of time. Was it even logical to have this on the go-home shows of all shows. This felt like utter filler just to get through the show and it made Big Show look weak.
The Sheamus/Big Show feud was horrendous for the build to Hell in a Cell, really picked up after their great match at HIAC and continued to do so right up until this lousy segment.
If their match at TLC impresses again, we can forget this segment ever happened.