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Watch, Skip or Skim: Spoiler Alert with “Angry” Andy (12/11-12/13)

Over the course of seven days, there’s a lot of wrestling on TV. But only some of it is actually worth watching. That’s where Spoiler Alert comes in: we break down the spoilers of all of WWE’s pre-taped shows to let you know what you should watch, and which segments and full shows you should skim or skip. This week, Andy sits back and enjoys the build to Tables, Ladders & Chairs.

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(spoilers via Wrestlezone.com)

Curtis Axel d Dolph Ziggler in what is probably a pretty good match.  As long as they keep Curtis away from the mic, this should be really excellent.  Axel is solid in the ring, but needs someone to make him look like he’s the second generation stud he’s supposed to be.  Dolph Ziggler is definitely the guy for the job.

Natalya d Alicia Fox.  They’ve been building Nattie up for a credible run with the Divas title, so this is probably little more than a quick squash.  It doesn’t hurt that Alicia has improved over the years.

Xavier Woods & R-Truth d Tons of Funk when Brodus Clay starts arguing with Tensai.  Woods continues to get face time with the fans, Brodus continues his heel turn, and the match ends in a logical, inoffensive way.

WATCH this show. Everything is story-and-character based.  All of it matters.  And it looks like the action should be pretty good, too.

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(spoilers via ProWrestling.com)

Kaitlyn d Aksana.  Man, they sure made a point to kill Kaitlyn, didn’t they?  If you find either of these women attractive, then enjoy the show.  The wrestling itself won’t be so pretty.

Los Matadores d 3MB. Yes, again.  This time, 3MB was represented by Jinder and Drew.  We’re sure El Torito did something the kids will enjoy.  That’s the last of the nice things I have to say for this show.

SKIP THIS SHOW. Just do it.  You’ll thank me.

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(spoilers via Wrestlezone.com)

Daniel Bryan d Luke Harper & Erick Rowan by disqualification, in a 2-on-1 handicapped match. Bray attacks, but Bryan fights him off with a running knee.  Bryan stands tall… which means he doesn’t have a chance at TLC.

The Real Americans d Goldust & Cody Rhodes in a non-title match.  I’d be totally ok with Cesaro and Swagger playing the role of the Quebecers in 2K14 version of the Bret/Own split.  They’re two very talented, very HUGE men, who are both fantastically underrated in the ring.  They’re also joined by one of the best managers in wrestling today… so why not strike while the iron’s hot?

Bad News Barrett talks about the Slammy Awards.  I’m ok with this.  People are complaining, but they’re establishing a new character.  Let them establish him before you demand he wrestle the same match, against the same midcarders, that made you sick of him the first time around.

Mark Henry d Damien Sandow by countout, with Intercontinental Champion Big E. Langston on commentary.  I’d guess he didn’t get to see too much in this scouting mission.

John Cena makes an appearance, to talk about his TLC match with Randy Orton.

Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins d The Usos. Punk appears on the titantron after the match, guaranteeing victory at TLC.  Maybe he hired a sniper.

Big Show d Ryback again.  This time, they continued brawling, along with Curtis Axel and Rey Mysterio.  I smell a filler tag match for TLC…  oh, and a tag team nobody asked for: Mysterio and Big Show.

Kofi Kingston v Alberto Del Rio never happened, because Del Rio has a concussion.  That, and Miz came out to give Kofi the Skull Crushing Finale.  I guess that’s better than watching Del Rio beat Kofi for the hundredth time.

Randy Orton and Triple H  kiss and make up after what happened in Raw’s awesome closing segment.

WATCH THIS SHOW.  WWE is clicking on all cylinders heading into TLC.  They’re putting on quality matches, and booking to logical storylines.  Watch and enjoy it while it lasts.

WATCH, SKIM, OR SKIP: SPOILER ALERT W/ “ANGRY” ANDY, 11/4-11/8

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There’s a lot of wrestling on TV every week, but only some of it is actually worth watching.  That’s where I come in: every week, I’ll break down the spoilers of all of WWE’s pre-taped shows to let you know what you should watch, and which segments and full shows you should skim or skip.  This week, the Divas division actually starts to make sense … but does that mean it’ll be worth watching? (Spoiler alert: meh) 

MAIN EVENT

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(Spoilers via PWInsider.com)

The Usos d Hunico & Camacho

Hey, Hunico’s back!  Remember him?  He was the fake Sin Cara (you know, the good one).  After he lost the mask, he arbitrarily teamed up with Camacho.  It was pretty easy at the time to see which teammate had the talent, and which was Camacho.  Hunico went out with an injury, and both have been gone… seemingly forever.

Before I complain that their “comeback” match is a job to the Usos, I’ll wait and see the match.  Main Event typically opens with a strong match, given a good amount of time.  Hopefully this will be no different, and Hunico & Camacho can make their way back to the midcard.  WWE DESPERATELY needs solid heel tag teams.

All that said, this should be decent to good.  The Usos are always solid.  Hunico can work, as long as he’s not too rusty.  Camacho is Camacho.

Nikki Bella d Alicia Fox

I don’t see this being anything more than a 4-minute plug for Total Divas, that happens to air during a supposed wrestling match.

Take this match to enjoy the fact WWE has separated the Bellas from AJ and Tamina.  More on that in the Smackdown spoilers.

The Wyatt Family d The Prime Time Players

Wyatts are on their way up.  They’re feuding with two beloved former WWE Champions.  They’re feuding with THE GUYS at the top of the show.  They NEED to win matches like this, and decisively.  Expect Darren Young to bump like a madman, and for Titus to put them over as the beasts who can annihilate the big man.

WATCH (the beginning and end of) this show.  (When you hear “YOU CAN LOOK BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH,” go heat up a Hot Pocket.)

SMACKDOWN!

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(spoilers via Wrestlezone.com)

CM Punk d Curtis Axel

Punk wanted a representative from the Wyatt Family, but he got one from the Hennig family instead.  Thousands in attendance, and millions watching around the world at home, feel the same disappoint Curt felt for years.  Oh well.  As long as Axel doesn’t try to cut a promo or pull a hip flexor, this should be good.

AJ Lee & Tamina d Cameron & Naomi

AJ makes Cameron tap to the Black Widow.  The best part of this match is it features clear-cut heels facing off against legitimately likeable babyfaces.  When AJ feuded with the Bellas, the fans didn’t care.  The Bellas acted like the cast of Mean Girls Gone Wild, and were supposed to be the faces.  AJ called them a bunch of untalented broads who don’t deserve to be in the ring with an actual wrestler, and was supposed to be the heel.

This match rights a big wrong.  You put CM Punk’s next ex-girlfriend and her Lady-Diesel enforcer/tag team partner against a team the crowd LOVES.  Their gimmick is fun.  Their personalities are over the top babyface, like Kofi Kingston (except Cameron & Naomi occasionally win).  And while far from perfect, Naomi is pretty decent in the ring, and highly athletic.

This match may be short, but it’s the most logically-booked WWE women’s match in recent memory.

John Cena & Alberto Del Rio want to fight TONIGHT, FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.

Vickie says no, because that’s not best for business.  Fans hate title matches.

Alberto Del Rio d The Great Khali

Same match Del Rio always has, except he’s wrestling a 7-foot, 350-pound cardboard cutout.  Hopefully this match is a couple of kicks, a dropkick, and a cross armbreaker.  Anything else only serves to make everyone involved look really, really bad.  Khali is best served, at this point, in a tag team.  In India.

R-Truth & The Usos d 3MB

Truth is in his hometown for this show, which makes his victory surprising.  6 talented guys here, but don’t expect much.  This will be solid for what it is, but won’t get the time it needs to develop into anything amazing.

Daniel Bryan d Luke Harper

DQ finish when the rest of the family gets involved.  CM Punk makes the save.  Bryan’s bumps SHOULD make the former Brodie Lee look like an unstoppable killing machine.

John Cena d Ryback

Del Rio gets involved after the match, and goes after Cena’s arm.  Cena chases him off, because he’s Cena.  I wouldn’t mind if Del Rio actually gets to look like a threat against Cena.  It would only make sense, considering Del Rio’s finish is an ARMBAR and Cena just got back from ARM SURGERY.  Nope.  Super Cena stands tall.

SKIM this show.  The work on this show will be solid.  But if you’re not into the characters involved, you might get bored, fast.

WATCH, SKIM OR SKIP: SPOILER ALERT WITH “ANGRY” ANDY, 10/28-11/1

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There’s a lot of wrestling on TV every week, but only some of it is actually worth watching.  That’s where I come in: every week, I’ll break down the spoilers of all of WWE’s pre-taped shows to let you know what you should watch, and which segments and full shows you should skim or skip.  This week, there’s a lot to love… if you really love Ryback and/or using your remote to fast forward

MAIN EVENT

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(spoilers via PWInsider.com)

Main Event continues to be my favorite hour of “main roster” wrestling WWE produces, but I think this week’s show looks less than promising.  Let’s get right to it.

Ryback d Kofi Kingston

Ryback wins a match he really couldn’t afford to lose, against a guy who once showed a lot of promise, and is now forever stuck as a midcard babyface.  Oh, it’s also the guy he once destroyed so badly he had to have surgery a day before the attack.  And it’s the same guy who NEVER SOUGHT REVENGE.  I’m sure NONE of that is mentioned on commentary.  Anyway, Ryback hits all his spots, and at one point, uses a Jackhammer on our favorite former Jamaican.  This serves as nothing but a C-show squash, slowly building to Ryback vs Goldberg.

Santino d Heath Slater

The Cobra continues to single-handedly squash 3MB.  See what I did there?  It’s probably as good as this match.  At least these guys are entertaining.

Los Matadores d “Los Locales”

Los Matadores have already been cast aside in their ready-made feud with the All Americans.  Swagger and Cesaro are after the tag belts, and Los Matadores are squashing a tired gimmick on Ion Television.  Speaking of the tired gimmick, is there really no better way to utilize the talents of Ricardo Rodriguez and Tyson Kidd?  If you have nothing better for these guys than a mid-90s job-gimmick, wish them well in their future endeavors and let them try their luck elsewhere.  This match will be solid while it lasts, but a complete waste of time.

Fandango d Great Khali

Fandango could be gold.  He has a gimmick, is at-least decent in the ring, and is paired up with a woman who is both gorgeous and talented.  Pairing him up with NXT’s Tyler Breeze would be perfect.  Asking him to carry the Punjabi Playboy? Not so much.

SKIP this show… unless you really love Ryback.

SMACKDOWN

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(spoilers via PWInsider.com)

Smackdown! continues its run as the blue version of Raw…

Michael Cole interviews HHH.

HHH says Big Show is “banned for life.”  Fans immediately expect a Big Show run-in.  Hopefully, this is kept short.

John Cena promo…

Is interrupted by the Real Americans, Damien Sandow, and the Rhodes Brothers.  Vickie Guerrero channels the spirit of Teddy Long and books a 6-man tag for later tonight.

The Shield promo…

They’re sick of the Usos.

The Usos d The Shield

Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins representing the Shield in this one.  4 talented guys.  Should be a good-to-great match, IF it’s given time.

The Wyatt Family d Prime Time Players

Bray Wyatt hits his finish after the match.  Most likely a filler match, to sell the Daniel Bryan/CM Punk attacks from Raw.  The five guys in this segment are all trying hard to establish themselves and move up.  Hopefully, it shows.

MizTV featuring Shawn Michaels

No Shawn Michaels.  Randy Orton comes out instead.  It ends with an RKO, so this may be the first MizTV that’s actually worth watching.

Natalya & The Bella Twins d Alicia Fox, Tamina & WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee

AJ taps to the Sharpshooter.  Depending who’s in the ring, this could be good, or it could be a nightmare.  The good news is it will probably be kept REALLY short.

John Cena, Cody Rhodes & Goldust d Damien Sandow & The Real Americans

Swagger eats an AA.  Sandow, Cesaro, and both Rhodes brothers main event – as they should.  If they look like they belong in their with Cena, then this match served its purpose.

SKIM this show.  The action sounds good and the matches logical, but lots of promos.  You can probably watch the whole show in 25 minutes, courtesy of your DVR.

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