This Week in ‘E – Boom! Boom! Goes the Dynamite

Kofi Kingston comes out of Survivor Series looking like a star, WWE desperately tries to top TNA’s recent triple threat main event and WWE books RAW guest hosts virtually until Christmas. Good Lord…who knew that circus would last this long?

Opening Witty Banter
I’m exhausted from drinking and working all weekend and doing my own live coverage of Survivor Series for my personal Examiner.com site; plus news was pretty light this so this could be a quick and painless article. So crack a bottle and enjoy…

Let’s take some ‘E…

The News of the Week
The trailer for The Marine 2, starring Ted DiBiase, Jr. will premiere tomorrow night on RAW. The DVD will clutter shelves December 29, 2009.

Cue the Ted DiBiase face push in 3…2…1…

All three brands will work tonight’s RAW taping. Maryse may also make her return tonight as well.

The more Maryse on my TV screen, the better. The more of the other brands on RAW also means less Santino and Chavo. Wins all around.

Speaking of Santino and Chavo, “The Milan Miracle” beat Guerrero in the dark match last night at Survivor Series. It was said to be a comedy match.

So instead of using the pre-show to let young stars like Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder shine they put on the same bad comedy we see every week on RAW…

During a Q&A with fans in Las Vegas prior to Saturday night’s UFC 106 show, Dana White confirmed that he did have a meeting recently with Shane McMahon. When asked if Shane could work with UFC in the future, White said “you never know.”

Yeah I would pretty much lose it if “Money, money, money” hit at the opening of a future UFC pay per view event.

After losing his “loser leaves ECW” match to The Hurricane, expect Paul & Katie Lea Burchill to move to RAW.

I love Burchill but unfortunately either place Burchill moves to (RAW or SmackDown) he’ll still be in the undercard. He’ll be behind Miz, Swagger and Sheamus on RAW and behind Ziggler, McIntyre and Escobar on SmackDown. But here’s hoping he gets a fresh start wherever he goes.

WWE leaked that Verne Troyer and Mark Cuban will be hosting the next two weeks of RAW after Jesse Ventura this week.

Troyer has the potential to be just awful in every way, while Cuban could be a lot of fun. Cue talk of Bryan Danielson debuting the week Cuban, HDNet owner, hosts. More on these two will follow in the coming weeks.

Speaking of guest hosts, The Rock mentioned in a recent interview that he still has a great relationship with Vince McMahon and indicated he would like to do something with WWE in the near future, perhaps as a guest host for RAW in January.

Yeah that would pretty much be the best of the year if/when it happens…

According to TargetIndia.com, The Great Khali has been suspended by the Punjabi Police for an “unauthorized leave.” Khali, who held the post of assistant sub-inspector, has been on official leave. But that leave expired last December, so he filed for a 5-year leave, due to those “extraordinary” circumstances. His leave wasn’t granted and now he has been suspended.

I still can’t imagine Khali as a cop. It just seems…odd…I mean can you imagine getting pulled over by a guy that size. At least you could probably outrun him.

Jay and Mark Briscoe had a WWE tryout at the SmackDown/ECW taping in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. While they are still under contract to ROH the company gave them permission to go to the tryout.

No real word has come out in regards to how the tryout match went. At this rate I feel like I can’t predict how any indy stars will fare once they actually hit WWE so who knows how they would do.

At this point there is probably only about a 50% chance that Edge will make it back in time for WrestleMania. If he makes it back in time expect him to be programmed against Chris Jericho. Jericho was originally slated to go against Undertaker but plans look to have changed to a John Cena-Undertaker main event for WrestleMania instead.

The WWE is sorely lacking Edge’s dose of sleaze, and I anxiously await his return. Jericho and Edge would rule behind the mic and in the ring. And at this point in time Cena would be the one who would put the most doubt in regards to Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak being broken.

Wrestler of the Week
Week of November 16 – 22: Kofi Kingston
John Cena, Triple H and Shawn Michaels put on a match of the year last night and Sheamus and Drew McIntyre looked like stars but it was Kofi Kingston who really shined this past week. On RAW from Madison Square Garden he showed the most fire he’s ever showed in his wild brawl with Randy Orton. Then at Survivor Series he not only captained his own team to victory but defeated former World Champions CM Punk and Randy Orton back-to-back to become the sole survivor. Life is good for Mr. Kingston right now.

RAW’s On Tonight!
Jesse “The Body” Ventura will be the emcee of tonight’s RAW live from Hershey, Pennsylvania. The former Minnesota governor will no doubt be a great host as he combines legitimacy as both a guest host and as a wrestling personality. Plus with RAW being three hours tonight it will be crucial to have a good host who can sustain such a long period of time. Now with Survivor Series in the books the road to WrestleMania unofficially starts. Kofi Kingston came out of Survivor Series looking like a major player and is on a collision course with Randy Orton. Plus John Cena walked out of the pay per view as WWE Champion and at the expense of both members of DeGeneration X. Who will step up as his new challenger, and does this start the path of the inevitable DX break up?

On Last Week’s Episode…
Eison covers one of the best SmackDowns in a long time, featuring a great John Morrison-Dolph Ziggler two-out-of-three falls match and a fun Brothers of Destruction-Jerishow tag team match.

Eison and Tess cover Superstars featuring a Jimmy Wang Yang sighting and a Zack Ryder victory…Woo woo woo! You know it!

Glazer brings some love to the Land of Extreme.

Marshall and Innarelli cover RAW from WWE’s home base of MSG. Why was everyone going crazy over this “supposed new set” for RAW this past week. Has no one ever seen a WWE show from MSG before. It’s the same one they’ve used for virtually every MSG live TV or PPV broadcast since 2000. Oh and props to the new Nickelback opening video song and video as well.

How They Rated
SmackDown! (11.6.09) – 2.0

Superstars (11.12.09) – .9

A.M. RAW (11.15.09) – .6

RAW (11.16.09) – 3.5

ECW (11.17.09) – 1.1

This is Boring, What Else is There to Read?
Perillo continues with the Pulse Wrestling fantasy draft.

Wheeler does his best RAW recap to date.

In Case You Didn’t Spend the $40
Pulse had their own live coverage of Survivor Series. Here is the fall out:

Team Miz (The Miz, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger) beat Team Morrison (John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Finlay, Shelton Benjamin & Matt Hardy) beat in an elimination match. Miz, Sheamus and McIntyre survived.

Batista beat Rey Mysterio.

Team Kingston (Kofi Kingston, MVP, Mark Henry, Christian & R-Truth) beat Team Orton (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, William Regal & CM Punk) in an elimination match. Kingston survived.

The Undertaker retained the World Heavyweight Championship over The Big Show and Chris Jericho when Undertaker made Big Show submit to the Hell’s Gate.

Team Mickie James (Mickie James, Melina, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim) beat Team Michelle McCool (Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall, Layla El, Alicia Fox & Beth Phoenix) in an elimination match. Mickie and Melina survived.

John Cena retained the WWE Championship over Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a legit match of the year candidate.

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