Can Big Show main event a big money PPV in 2013? We’ll see in a few weeks. The end of the Big Show vs. the authority nonsense ended Monday with Triple H and Stephanie hiring Show and giving him a title match after he threatened to sue them for their company.
The Big Show headlines Survivor Series.
This angle has never worked for me for a few reasons.
1. While I love the Big Show as a character, I rarely look forward to his matches. In the mid card, he can be entertaining. But as a main event wrestler, his time has come and gone.
2. The Big Show was a big pussy early on in the angle and then just became the smiling Big Show and we don’t know why. Did he have so much faith in the law suit that he was now happy? Maybe he just got a kick out of making Triple H angry?
3. The match being set up is Big Show vs. Triple H. To get there, we have to see Big Show vs. Randy Orton. Does that mean Show wins the title? I don’t see it as a problem when there are multiple guys in a program because it gives you multiple ideas and you can see which one is working best. I just don’t trust WWE 2013 to take advantage of the situation.
After Triple H gave Show his job back, he put Show in the ring against The Shield and Randy Orton and they beat him up ending with the power bomb through the table. We also saw the introduction of Kane in a suit who walked down the aisle.
Show is over, but will he be once he gets in the ring and has to wrestle?
Big E delivers in his match with Randy Orton.
Via the WWE App, the fans could choose Randy Orton’s partner. Would it be Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, or Big E Langston? I would’ve figured Ziggler would win, but Big E won in a landslide. Here’s to fresh match-ups.
The match was really good. Langston has tremendous fire and athleticism and Orton is just as smooth as silk. The announcers put over Big E in a big way and he held his own. Orton turned Big E’s Big Ending into the RKO for a win. More Big E!
And the rest
- CM Punk beat Luke Harper and then was jumped which brought out Daniel Bryan. It definitely looks like we’re headed toward a Survivor Series match at some point. Add Big E to your team!
- Michael Cole interviewed Paul Heyman via phone, so it looks like he’ll still be in the mix.
- Ryback beat the Great Khali in a horrendous match.
- Kofi Kingston tapped out to Alberto Del Rio. Kofi is athletic as hell, but that’s not news to anyone.
- Tyson Kidd and Natalya beat Fandango and Summer Rae. Welcome back TJ. He smiles a lot.
- John Cena, Goldust, and Cody Rhodes beat Damien Sandow and the Real Americans in a hot match. Has Goldust ever been more over as a babyface in his career?
- Dolph Ziggler beat Curtis Axel in a match of two good wrestlers who no one cares about right now.
- The Usos beat 3MB.
- The Bellas and Eva Marie beat AJ Lee, Tamina, and Aksana (Aksana?) when Eva rolled up Tamina.
The show was eventful for sure. The main angle is now fully played out and they have nearly three weeks to invest us. Might be tough.