WWE: Week in Review (February 2nd - February 8th)
This week started off with a rather dull episode of Monday Night Raw. The opening tag match and Swagger/Christian were quite good, but the show went downhill from there. Raw did end on a good note however, as Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton had a great match to close the show.
As far as rumors and news go for this week, there were numerous details added to the current CM Punk leaving situation. Apparently Vince really wants him back and they are not going to mention Punk on TV until an agreement is reached or when his contract expires in July. Looks like Punk's not gonna exist in the world of WWE for a few months.
On Friday Night, WWE gave us an excellent episode of Smackdown filled with good matches. From the opening tag match to the main event, it was a solid show. The only dull match was the Divas match, but that's sadly become the norm so it wasn't that big of a deal. It was a great show.
On Saturday, news broke that The Undertaker would be returning to WWE on February 24th. That is the night after the Elimination Chamber PPV as well as the night that the WWE Network will be launching. It will be interesting to see what WWE does with the return of the Deadman. Plans for WrestleMania seem to be undecided as of now, so who knows what will happen.
Matches of the Week:
5) Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler & Kofi Kingston
This was the opening match on Smackdown and it was very good. It was pretty fast-paced and very fun to watch. Seth Rollins was on commentary and did a great job. Roman Reigns continues to impress me with his flying dropkick from the floor to the apron. Ziggler worked hard here as always. Kofi and Ambrose delivered as well. All around great match.
4) Sheamus vs. Ryback
I thought this match would suck, but I was completely wrong. It was a great match that kept a very good pace unlike most big man matches. Ryback went high risk and paid for it. I honestly think the guy has improved in the ring. Certainly doesn't botch as much. Sheamus also showed how agile he is to be a big guy. If these guys will deliver on this level, I wouldn't mind a feud between the two.
3) Randy Orton vs. Christian
Based off of their past matches, I expected this to be quite good and indeed it was. It wasn't as good as some bouts they've had in the past, but it wasn't certainly a quality encounter. I'd recommend checking it out if you missed it. Great match to cap off an above average episode of Smackdown.
2) Daniel Bryan vs. Antonio Cesaro
While Orton vs. Christian was the main event on Smackdown, I personally think this match between Bryan and Cesaro stole the show. It was a fantastic bout between two of the best wrestlers on the WWE roster. It wasn't the match of the year candidate that their match on Raw last year was, but it was a phenomenal contest. I highly recommend giving this a viewing if you missed it. Hell, if you missed Smackdown this week, I'd say watch it. Not a bad match on the show.
1) Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan - Raw
Although Raw was pretty dull, this match was unbelievably great. Bryan and Orton main evented three PPV's late last year and all of those matches weren't anything special, but every time they step foot in the ring on Raw, they give us an outstanding match. If you missed Raw, I'd recommend just checking this match out as it was the only thing that stood out on the whole show.
That's it for this week's WWE Week In Review. Comment or Tweet me your thoughts on the topics discussed as well as my choices for Matches of the Week!