Andrew B’s Wrestling Rewind
With Andrew B.
Welcome everybody to another Wrestling Rewind as this time we look at WWE Capital Punishment 2011. In the main event R Truth tries to take the WWE Title from John Cena. Also Christian & Randy Orton battle for the World Heavyweight Championship. Plus Rey Mysterio battles CM Punk. Alex Riley also battles his former friend Miz. Let’s begin right now.
We get our opening video package highlight the WWE Title Match.
Live from Washington D.C we get the pyro & see our announcers for the night are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler & Booker T.
Opening Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston for the US Title:
They start with a lock up & they trade go behinds until Kofi locks Dolph in a headlock & then takes him down but Dolph replies with his own headlock takedown. Dolph takes control with a kick & a side headlock but Kofi fights out but gets hits by a shoulder block. Dolph goes for a clothesline but Kofi ducks & then hits Ziggler with a dropkick. Kofi then hits Dolph with a monkey flip & goes for Trouble in Paradise but Dolph ducks & drops kick neck first on the ropes. Dolph then hits the fameaser for a near fall & then attacks Kofi with kicks & punches. Kofi comes back with punches but Dolph goes for a neckbreaker but Kofi counters with a back slide for a near fall. Dolph then hits Kofi with a dropkick & then the jumping elbow for a near fall. They trade moves & go back & forth until Kofi throws Dolph into the corner & then Kofi misses a splash which leads to Dolph hitting a bridging German suplex for a near fall. They trade punches & then Dolph tries to lock in the sleeper hold but Kofi hits a stunner instead. Dolph charges Kofi in the corner but Kofi moves & Dolph hits the turnbuckle. Kofi hits Dolph with chops & then a dropkick & then goes for the SOS but Dolph counters but Kofi then hits a cross body to the back of Ziggler. Kofi then hits the Boom Drop & then goes for Trouble in Paradise but Dolph counters but Kofi hits the SOS again for a near fall. Dolph goes for Zig Zag but Kofi counters & hits a dropkick for a near fall. Kofi goes to the top rope but Dolph crotches him & goes for a superplex but Kofi counters & then hits a cross body for a near fall. Kofi goes for SOS but Ziggler counters & goes for the Sleeper Hold but Kofi counters. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Ziggler counters & then Dolph goes for Zig Zag but Kofi counters but Vickie then attacks Kofi & Dolph locks in the Sleeper Hold & Kofi passes out.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler Wins the US Title
Match Rating: *** ¼ out of 5
We then see a limo pull up backstage & R Truth comes out. Josh Matthews comes up to him but Truth says he is having a big party & Matthews is invited. He goes up to Eve & says they can dance like they used to but Eve says Truth changed & that she doesn’t know who he is anymore& Truth says nobody knows who is anymore. He tells Eve when he wins the WWE Title it is for the Little Jimmies & Little Jennies.
Backstage Todd Grisham is with Miz. Todd asked Miz if he could defeat Riley & Miz says he is a former WWE Champion & he only lost the title because of Riley. He says he saved Riley from being an NXT Reject.
Miz comes out with his AWESOME balloons just like WrestleMania 27. Riley gets a nice hometown pop.
Match 2: Alex Riley vs. The Miz:
The match starts with Miz talking trash & Riley goes after him & attacks him with punches. Miz rolls to the outside & Riley chases him around the ring & back into the ring. Miz misses a clothesline & Riley levels him with punches in the corner. Riley then runs into a boot from Miz & Miz attacks Riley with kicks & knees. Miz then hits a running kick to the face of Riley. Miz attacks Riley with punches & kicks. Riley counters a punch from Miz & starts punching Miz but Miz kicks Riley in the gut & hits DDT for a near fall. Miz then hits a running kick to the face of Riley & then levels Riley with punches. Riley then spears Miz into the corner & charges but Miz moves & Riley goes shoulder first into the ringpost & falls to the outside. Miz then hits a running kick to the face of Riley on the outside & Miz puts Riley on the apron & hits Riley with a running knee & they are back in the ring. Riley comes back with punches but Miz comes back with a sleeper hold but Riley fights out. Miz then hits Riley with his running clothesline in the corner. Miz then goes to the top rope & hits a double axe handle for a near fall. Miz rams Riley’s head into the turnbuckle & puts him in the tree of woe & goes for a dropkick but Riley pulls himself up & Miz gets crotches on the ringpost. Riley then spears Miz & levels him with punches & then rams the head of Miz on the turnbuckle. Riley then throws Miz shoulder first into the ringpost & then hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Riley goes over to Miz but Miz throws him to the outside. Miz goes to leave the ring but Riley hits him with a kick to the head for a near fall. Miz rolls to the outside but Riley follows him & throws him into the barricade followed by the ring apron & then the announcer’s table. Riley then grabs Cole & throws him over the announcer’s table but Miz then throws Riley in the ring & grabs a briefcase. Miz goes to hit Riley but the ref grabs the briefcase & Riley hits a front face DDT for the win after 9 minutes.
Winner: Alex Riley
Match Rating: ** ½ out of 5
Backstage Sgt. Slaughter is talking to “Barack Obama” as it is not really Obama. Slaughter welcomes him to the arena & then Vickie walks up & says she is so happy Ziggler is US Champ that she could sing. She sings “Happy Father’s Day” to Obama but then gets carried away but his secret service.
Match 3: Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio:
While Alberto was walking down the ramp Show attacked him from behind & threw him in the ring but Del Rio rolled out on a different side but Show caught up to him & he leans Alberto on the barricade & hits him with chops & punches & then throw Del Rio into the barricade. Show throws Del Rio & goes to get in the ring but gets attacked from behind by Mark Henry. Henry throws Show over the announcer’s table & then hits Show with a World’s Strongest Slam through the Spanish Announcer’s table. Henry then attacks the leg of Show & then leaves.
Show is holding his leg but he goes in the ring & the bout finally starts. The ref asks Show if he wants to fight & he says yes & Show throws Del Rio in the corner & levels him with a chop. Show then goes for a chokeslam but Del Rio fights out with kicks to the hurt leg. Del Rio then runs the ropes but Show catches him & he goes for a body slam but Del Rio slides out & goes after the leg of Show that was injured by Henry. Del Rio has Big Show on the ground & is in control not allowing Show to stand up. Show comes back & hits Del Rio with a chokeslam that sends Alberto to the outside. Show pulls Del Rio on the apron but Del Rio hangs him up. Del Rio comes off the top rope but Show catches him & goes for a chokeslam but Del Rio counters with shots to the injure leg. He goes for the Cross arm breaker but Show counters. Del Rio takes control & locks in a cross leg breaker but Show grabs the ropes. Show has trouble getting up & then stands up but falls back down & the ref stops the bout & names Del Rio the winner.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: * ¾ out of 5
Big Show then gets helped to the back by multiple referees.
Backstage R Truth is talking to a cameraman to take photos of him with the title but Truth says the title says John Cena not R Truth & Truth grabs him & says he will defeat John Cena tonight & then they will take photos.
Backstage Matt Striker is with Wade Barrett but Barrett says he will handle this & takes the microphone & walks to the ring talking about how America needs a king or queen. He talks about how an American Politician had to resign due to tweeting photos of himself in his underwear. He says America has a debt & in 20 years we will all be speaking Chinese as he is in the ring now. He says the US looks nice on the outside but inside it is a hollow shell like Ezekiel Jackson. He says he knows all about Jackson & what he has to do to beat him & everyone will watch him destroy him.
Match 4: Ezekiel Jackson vs. Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title:
They lock up & Wade puts Jackson in a side headlock but Jackson fights out. Wade runs in the corner & then hits Jackson with punches & kicks but Jackson then goes for the torture rack but Wade fights out & goes to the outside. Wade goes back in the ring but Jackson takes it to Wade with punches & kicks. He throws Wade in the corner & goes for a splash but Wade moves. Jackson then hits Wade with a clothesline to the back of the head. Jackson then drops & elbow on Wade & then Wade rolls in the corner. Wade then kicks Jackson in the knee & pulls him head first into the turnbuckle. Wade then hits a running kick in the corner to Jackson but Jackson comes back with punches but runs into a side slam. Wade then locks in a headlock but Jackson fights out. Wade then hits Jackson with a kick & hits the pump handle slam for a near fall. Wade then attacks Jackson in the corner with kicks & punches. Wade goes for another running kick in the corner but Jackson moves. Jackson then hits Wade with multiple clothesline & then a splash in the corner. Jackson then goes to throw Wade in the corner but Wade counters & throws Jackson in the corner. Wade goes for a splash but Jackson moves & then goes for a body slam but Wade counters. Wade then hits Jackson with Wasteland for a near fall. Wade then hits Jackson with punches & then goes for a kick but Jackson counters & hits Barrett with multiple body slams. Jackson then locks Wade in the torture rack & Wade taps out.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson Wins the Intercontinental Title
Match Rating: * ¼ out of 5
Jerry Lawler then goes in the ring to interview Jackson. Lawler asks Jackson how it feels to win the title & Jackson says it is the greatest day of his life & that he finally got his independence from the Corre.
Backstage Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly & Santino all welcome “Barack Obama” & then Santino goes to show “Obama” the cobra & then Secret Service tackles Santino because they thought he was going to attack “Obama.”
Backstage Josh Matthews is with CM Punk & Punk says Washington D.C is the birthplace of the Straight Edge Movement. He says Josh called him a politician but he is not mad but he tells the truth & is honest unlike the politicians in Washington D.C. Punk says Rey lies through his mask & that Punk is the only honest & real person here. He says he is going to do the most honest thing ever after he defeats Rey.
Match 5: CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio:
They start with a lock up & Rey takes down Punk with a front head lock but Punk fights out. They lock up & Punk pushes Rey into the corner & goes for a punch but Rey ducks & hits Punk with multiple kicks to the leg but Punk comes back with a body slam. Punk then hits Rey with a shoulder block for a near fall. Rey comes back sliding through the legs of Punk but Punk hits Rey with a kick but Rey comes back with kicks of his own & then a dropkick. Rey goes for the 619 but Punk rolls on the apron but Rey hits him with a baseball slide to the outside. Rey then hits a running jump off the apron but Punk catches him & drops him on the barricade. They go back in the ring & Punk is in control over Mysterio as Rey is slightly bleeding from the mouth. Punk locks in a body scissors but Rey fights out & goes for the 619 but runs into a clothesline from Punk. Punk locks Rey in the abdominal stretch but Rey fights out & goes for a moonsault off the top rope but Punk crotches Rey & hangs him in the tree of woe. Rey ends up coming back & sends Punk to the outside & then hits a springboard moonsault off the ropes on Punk on the outside. They go back in the ring where Rey hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. They trade kicks & counters until Rey hits Punk with a kick to the head for a near fall. Rey goes to the top rope but Punk stops him & hits a back suplex off the top rope for a near fall. Punk hits Rey with a running knee in the corner & goes for a 2nd but Punk goes shoulder first into the ring post & Rey hits Punk with a 619 but Punk lands on the outside. They go back in the ring where Rey goes for the splash but Punk gets the knees up. Punk then levels Rey with knees to the head & then hits the GTS but Rey counters. Punk then hits Rey with a kick to the head for a near fall. Punk then goes for GTS but Rey counters & goes for the 619 but Punk moves & hits Rey with the GTS for the win after 15 minutes.
Winner: CM Punk
Match Rating: **** out of 5
Match 6: Christian vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Title:
Christian pushes Orton & Orton takes him down & levels him with punches & kicks & a clothesline. Christian comes back with a kick & some slaps but Orton comes back with a Thez Press & levels Christian with punches. Orton takes down Christian with a shoulder block for a near fall. Orton locks in a side headlock but Christian fights out & goes to the top rope. He goes for a missile dropkick but Orton moves. Christian comes back & sends Randy to the outside & then hits him with a baseball slide. Christian then goes for a slingshot cross body but Randy moves & hits Christian with a shoulder block & they go back in the ring. Orton then puts Christian in the corner & levels him with punches. Orton then clotheslines Christian to the outside. He slams Christian into the apron & goes to DDT him off the steps but Christian counters & throws Orton into the steps. They go back in the ring as Christian is in control over Orton & continues working on the head of Orton. Christian hit Orton with a spinebuster for a near fall but Orton comes back throws Christian into the corner. Orton hits Christian with a back drop & then levels him with shots to the chest. Orton then hits Christian with multiple clotheslines & then a scoop slam. He then hits Christian with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Christian then goes to suplex Orton out of the ring but Orton fights it off & then goes to the top rope where Orton hits Christian with a superplex for a near fall. They trade punches & slap until Orton goes for the RKO but Christian counters & goes for the killswitch but Orton counters. Christian goes for the killswitch again but Orton counters & they go the outside & then back in the ring where Orton hits his signature hanging DDT from the middle rope for a near fall. Orton goes for the RKO but Christian counters & then goes for the spear but Orton hops over him & goes for the RKO but Christian counters & hits the spear for a near fall. Orton then hits Christian with a dropkick but Christian then goes to the top rope but Orton charges & Christian jumps over him but Orton hits him with the RKO for the win even though Christian had his foot under the ropes.
Winner: Randy Orton Retains the World Heavyweight Title
Match Rating: *** ¾ out of 5
After the match Christian complains to the ref that his foot was under the bottom rope but Orton hits Christian with the title belt.
We get a commercial for The Best of WCW Nitro DVD.
The Bella Twins walk around the ring with Keith Stone.
Match 7: Jack Swagger vs. Evan Bourne:
They lock up & Swagger throws Bourne down. They lock up again & Swagger takes Bourne down again. Swagger chain wrestles Bourne & is in control but Bourne fights out but Swagger takes Bourne down with a shoulder block. He goes for a hip toss but Bourne counters with a hurricanrana off the ropes followed by a dropkick. Bourne then gets caught & Swagger takes control again. Swagger works on the ribs of Bourne as they show Keith Stone with the Bella Twins in the crowd. Bourne comes back with kicks but gets hits with a back body drop from Swagger. Swagger hits his running splash off the corner onto the back of Bourne for a near fall. Swagger is in control but Bourne comes back with a hurricanrana followed by some kicks but Swagger hits a body slam & goes for the splash again but Bourne gets the knees up. He levels Swagger with a kick to the head & goes to the top rope. Swagger charges so Bourne jumps over Swagger but runs into a boot from Swagger. Swagger sits Bourne on the top rope but Bourne hits Swagger with knees to the face & then a tornado DDT for a near fall. Bourne levels Swagger with multiple kicks & then goes to the top rope. Bourne goes for SSP but Swagger moves but Bourne lands on his feet but Swagger goes in for the ankle lock but Bourne counters with a roll up for the win after 7 minutes.
Winner: Evan Bourne
Match Rating: ** out of 5
We then get a commercial for be a Star.
“Barack Obama” comes out on stage to give a speech. He says it is an honor to be here & he says every Monday he tells the Cabinet he is working on the budget when he is really watching RAW. He says he is not the anonymous RAW GM but if he was there would be less Cole & more JR. He says good luck to Truth & Cena in the main event. He says Truth is like Joe Biden because he never understands what he is saying but he is hoot. He says Teddy is like Obama & Bush combined as he is either doing the wrong thing or nothing at all & then says Holla. He ends it with God Bless WWE & God Bless USA. “Obama” goes to leave but Booker stops him & says to meet him in the ring. Booker said he made history by being the first black president but he asks Obama to do a Spinaroonie. Booker then does a Spinaroonie & then “Obama” dances before doing a Spinaroonie also.
We get a National Guard commercial & everything WWE does with them.
Main Event: R Truth vs. John Cena for the WWE Title:
They lock up & truth puts Cena in a side headlock but Cena fights right out. They go to lock up but Truth goes for a kick but Cena grabs his leg & goes for the STFU but Truth rolls to the outside. Back in the ring they lock up & Truth hits Cena with an elbow to the face & then attacks him in the corner. Truth goes to throw Cena into the corner hut Cena counters & throws Truth into the corner & then hits a bulldog & Truth rolls to the outside. Back in the ring Truth charges Cena but Cena picks him up& goes for the AA but Truth counters & hits a front face suplex & then attacks Cena in the corner. Cena comes back with punches but then runs into a side kick from Truth. Truth then hits Cena with a leg drop for a near fall. Truth locks Cena in a front face lock but Cena fights outs & hits Truth with punches but Truth comes back with a spinning elbow for a near fall. Truth then hits Cena with a splash in the corner for a near fall. Cena then runs into a clothesline from Truth. Truth then attacks Cena in the corner & then throws Cena in the corner followed by a hip toss on Cena. Truth locks Cena in a headlock but then turns it into a body scissors instead but Cena fights out & goes for the STFU but Truth goes on the apron. Truth then hits Cena with a huge clothesline. Truth then hits Cena with a suplex for a near fall. Truth goes for a leg drop but Cena moves & then hits Truth with multiple shoulder blocks & the spinning back suplex followed by 5 knuckle shuffles. He goes for the AA but Truth counters & hits a suplex into a stunner for a near fall. Truth charges Cena in the corner but Cena moves & locks Truth in the STFU but Truth grabs the ropes. Truth then hits Cena with a scissors kick for a near fall. Truth goes to the top rope & hits a cross body but Cena rolls through & goes for the AA but Truth counters & hits Lil Jimmy for a near fall. Cena then rolls to the outside & Truth goes outside as well. Truth takes a Cena hat off a kid & takes his cup & takes a sip. Truth gives the kid his cup back but he pours his drink on Truth. Cena throws Truth in the ring & hits him with an AA for the win.
Winner: John Cena Retains the WWE Title
Match Rating: ** ½ out of 5
After the match Cena celebrates in the ring with that kid & the show ends with Cena celebrating with people in the crowd in Armed Forces uniform.
The PPV was decent as it had 3 solid matches but then everything just was average or bad. The opening bout for the US Title was a good match. The Miz vs. Riley match was a solid 9 minute match. The Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show match was more of a way to set up Show vs. Henry & the match was average at best. The IC Title match was the worst match of the night as even Barrett could not carry Jackson to a good match. I thought all the backstage segments with “Barack Obama” were dumb but I did find the speech he did on stage a funny even though it was a waste of time. The Rey vs. Punk match was the match of the night with the World Heavyweight Title match right behind it. Bourne vs. Swagger was enjoyable. The main event was average but nothing special. The segment with Keith Stone walking around the ring with the Bella Twins was a waste of time because having the Divas Champ do this is better than defending her title.
Overall Rating for WWE Capital Punishment 2011: 5 out of 10