Aftermath – WWE Breaking Point 2009
The first ever WWE Breaking Point PPV is in the books. This was WWE’s first attempt at a submission only PPV LIVE from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and when you think Montreal, you think two things: Georges St. Pierre and screwjobs; and boy did WWE deliver on at least one of the two. The FGB crew is ready with our thoughts and its interesting because we have very mixed opinions on this show. Let’s check it out:
Best Match: Christian vs. Regal
Worst Match: The Great Khali vs. Kane + The Shitty Finishes
A waste of three hours.
Other than Christian/Regal and to a lesser extent, the first two matches, this show was a complete waist. WWE goes back to the well with not only giving the stale John Cena the title back, but rehashing the Montreal Screwjob finish for the 317th time; leaving fans gipped out of 40 bucks. If Teddy is gonna go heel – PLEASE bring back the doo rag. As traditional with September, this is the worst WWE PPV of the year.
Thumbs in the middle, leaning down
Best Match: DX vs. Legacy
Worst Match: The Great Khali vs. Kane
I know that the John Cena match was built to make him look like someone who simply won’t quit and it succeeded in that. But it was so hard to watch for me because of all the head shots he was taking. I’m sure they were as safe as possible, but I still had issues with the idea that Orton’s goal was to knock Cena unconscious, and then hope that he would verbally quit. I didn’t get that at all. I loved that Legacy won and even though the stupid submissions threw the match off, I thought both parties did what they could. And I think the lesser said about Punk and Undertaker the better. Predictable, stupid, juvenile.
Best Match: Cena v. Orton
Worst Match: Undertaker vs. Punk
I think I enjoyed this show way more than most people. I really liked the DX and Legacy brawl even though it probably went a little bit longer than it needed to be. Legacy went over huge which surprised me given the stipulation, but it was definitely the right decision, and it should serve to elevate both Rhodes and DiBiase. The Cena match told a wonderful story, and showcased Randy Orton at his absolute best. They did a brilliant job of building up sympathy for Cena with Randy playing the role of bully perfectly.
The Regal / Christian match was also excellent. I just wish it had been given a more favourable position on the card because it was definitely hurt by going on so late. The segment with Patterson and Ziggler served no purpose other than to burn PPV time. Undertaker vs. Punk could have really benefited from those extra few minutes. That match was really the only thing on the show I was disappointed with. I hate the whole concept of ordering a match to be restarted. It is the most over done thing in WWE. The finish was lazy, ill thought out booking, and just demonstrated the ineptitude of WWE creative. I was also dumbfounded by the decision for this to go on last.
We’ll see you next week for the Boxing vs. MMA WAR as Mayweather battles Marquez and BOTH battle UFC 103!