Curt Hawkins vs. Sami Zayn
<- Woah, Curt Hawkins sighting! Interesting side note, Hawkins new ring gear was actually made by a local New York Mets fan-run clothing designer similar to what Barber Shop Window does for wrestling.
<- This is the WWE TV debut for Zayn and I’m interested to see how he works with a guy who’s been working the WWE-style for a long time now.
<- Nice Steamboat-esque armdrags from Zayn.
Jay Lethal vs. Jimmy Jacobs
<- The video quality of this week’s show looks terrific! Except for being able to see the hockey benches & penalty boxes in the background. Although they are in Canada so I guess every arena is a hockey arena.
<- Steve Corino is on commentary for the first time since S.C.U.M. won their tag team match at Border Wars. It’s going to get a little confusing because Corino sounds almost exactly like Kevin Kelly.
<- Jimmy Jacobs pins Lethal clean with his finisher. I’m always so surprised that Jacobs never had a run in TNA or at least WWE development.
1. It’s something subtle but giving Ryback a promo on top of an expensive prop like an ambulance really makes him seem like a bigger star in the fans eyes. Not everyone does something like that and while he still needs a lot of work in the promo delivery department, this is a small step in the ring direction for a guy who’s heel character soured quickly. I also like that he dropped the leather jacket for a “Stone Cold” vest. A guy as massive as he is shouldn’t be wearing a thick coat as part of his gimmick. But please ditch “Ryback Rules”… it truly is one of the worst catchphrases in recent memory.
2. Chris Jericho might be the “Man Of 1,004 Holds” but Wade Barrett is the man of 1,000 theme songs. And they’re all bad. The scary part is that they seem to be getting worse as time goes on.
1. This is the first time I’ve been able to see the new preshow and the idea is growing on me. I like the idea of using different superstars/legends every time & also the fact that it doesn’t seem to be scripted at all. It allows some of the better talkers to show what they can do when not handed a script from a writer. I’m intrigued to see who is on future shows and who sinks or swims. That being said, there’s no way in hell I’m staying awake for a PPV post-show. For a company who already knows they have too much programming, why the hell would they add more?!
2. Dean Ambrose vs Kofi Kingston was one of the best matches of the year thus far. The only time the match’s paced slowed was when Ambrose locked on the classic Bob Backlund “Crossface Chicken Wing”. The ground game of Ambrose played off of Kingston’s aerial moves perfectly and the finish clean! A heel actually won a championship cleanly! Great match and great chemistry between these two wrestlers and I recommend going out of your way to see these match when you can.
After what seems like MONTHS away, I will be back tonight on the official Pulse Wrestling Twitter account (@pulsewrestling) watching WWE Extreme Rules with all of you! Be sure to follow along and maybe even get the chance to a win a couple of prizes!
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Y2J wallpaper featured on the site but it’s definitely better late than never!
<- Ah now back to my comfort zone, WWE-style production. I don’t know if that’s good or bad.
Natalya vs Summer Rae
<- God it’s been so damn long, you forget that Natalya is a FREAKING HART! She can GO in the ring. Apparently her talents are better used to valet The Great Khali to the ring though.
<- Summer Rae is surprising me a lot with a few of the moves she’s pulling out. Reminds me of Maryse and she had a pretty good run in the WWE.
<- So it’s my first crack at ROH TV & our new review system and I get hit with a recap show of the Border Wars PPV. Not the best way to try out this new feature but what the hell!
<- I do want to say before we get into the show, I fully believe that Jay Briscoe should be stripped of his title & his ROH contract for the comments he made last week. This company is still “Ring Of HONOR“, isn’t it?
As you might have heard (or seen briefly on my Twitter page), Creatively Endeavored will be going away on June 1st and a new site will be taking it’s place. The new site will still have all the same things you love about Creatively Endeavored but so much more.
One of these changes we are going to start implementing this week.
Creatively Endeavored has become very WWE & WWE Raw specific. We want to change that. Soon you’ll be seeing new reports popping up featuring recaps for ROH, TNA Impact and WWE Main Event to go along with our coverage of Raw, SmackDown and NXT. These “Quick Hits” will have a little twist though. Every 3 months or so, the writers covering the shows will rotate so there will always be a fresh perspective covering the different shows and different companies.
I know I’m personally looking forward to the change and the many changes coming in the very near future!