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To quote Booker T: "We're coming for you, ******!"
Yes, this was an actual feud.
To satisfy the redneck audience that then-called NWA-TNA had in their early days, they had gimmicks that embraced the Bible Belt culture...such as making a homosexual tag team heels just so that the crowd will vocally urinate on them. And this one. K-Krush (Ron Killings, who's known now as R-Truth) fueding with a NASCAR driver (Hermie Sadler, quite the unknown unless you follow NASCAR for as long as I have). Due to the location of TNA at the time (Nashville, TN, as opposed to Orlando, FL nowadays), of course they'll make a caucasian motorsport driver the babyface and a black wrestler the heel.
This wasn't a good feud by any means, and it wasn't that good of a match pitting a non-wrestler against a wrestler (then again, what did you expect?). Oh, and they performed the Dusty Swerve in this one (my favorite kind of match swerves), making Sadler the winner to a huge pop.
Could be worse, tho...you could have Kyle Busch and Joey Logano tag-teaming up to go against the Big Show and Chris Jericho. Good thing that didn't happen.
The Elimination Chamber is regarded as being more dangerous than the Hell in the Cell gimmick match type. So why don't we make it more dangerous by adding weapons?
Well, it was a really bad PPV that night and this match would be the only match to redeem the entire PPV. And they ruined it. The Big Show is the ECW Champion at the time (a decision that still boggles ECW smarks to this day). Bobby Lashley is in ECW (wat). Really, the only people in the match that screams ECW is Hardcore Holly, RVD (duh), Test, and CM Punk (smarks' new favorite wrestler). And none of them lasted. In fact, CM Punk, in which Bryan Alvarez regarded as the best worker in the match, was ousted three minutes in. RVD was eliminated not too soon after.
With the two out of the picture, the crowd began to take a dump on this match. Chants of "Bulls**t," "TNA," "Where's Our Refunds," and "Let's Go Big Show" (heel) were heard. Even worse is Lashley's involvment in the match. He has a monster face gimmick so he shows his prowless by using the table to break through the chains above him (they're gimmicked, of course) and ousted Test and Hardcore Holly. Anytime you put two big men in the same ring, you know you're watching a trainwreck. Show ends with Lashley winning and NOBODY cared.
Here's the even worse part: this show cost Paul Heyman a job. He wasn't even the booker of the PPV, which would have made December to Dismember about as good as the two One Night Stands they had in 2005 and 2006--if not, even better than the two. He wanted CM Punk to get over as ECW Champ. Even the Big Show wanted CM Punk to leave Augusta, GA as the ECW Champ. Of course, Vince McMahon is a doofus and thinks that Lashley will be over as champion. Boy, that went well, did it?
To build hype for the PPV match between these two, Big Show was used as a catalyst for this match. Show made fun of ol' Johnny Ace's soft, cigarette chain smoker-like voice and gets fired a week later (through constant bullying from Acey Baby). Later that same night, John Cena shows that he's a huge Big Show mark and fully supports him...by not mentioning his name one bit during his promo towards Ace and resorted to bullying tactics to get himself over with the Pittsburgh crowd. B A STAR, everyone!
The stipulation of this match is that if Johnny Ace wins, he keeps his job as GM of RAW and SmackDown!. John Cena wins, Ace is FAHRED!
It was depressing to see this match. Cena worked Ace over and got carried away, so he does the same bullying tactics to Ace. Mind you, Cena is a spokesperson of the B A STAR anti-bullying campaign, so a lot of of the tactics are actually hypocritical. Heel-like, to be exact. The match dragged on for far too long and the finish was disappointingly predictable. Big Show interfered by grabbing Ace out of the Carolina Hurricanes tunnel (or the visitor's tunnel, can't remember which one) and threw him back into the ring. At that point, everyone knows what's coming. So they waited...and waited...and waited...and waited...and finally Show threw Ace to Cena, who picked him up to perform an FU to Ace, only for Show to throw a right cross across Cena's face. This was supposed to be a comedy match around Cena having some fun at Ace's expense, but all of that came off horribly.
So, Show turned heel, Cena was buried for a bit (yet still has the main event spotlight, something CM Punk made light of recently) and Ace was in charge. The match actually had a negative effect on Ace as RAW ratings declined afterward, even went as low as a 2.7 for one week...this prompted Vince McMahon to appear on TV for the first time in forever to set up a match between Show and Cena inside a cage with Ace's job on the line. Cena won that, Ace gets written off TV, RAW goes above 3.0 on a weekly basis (except for that one week where it dipped to 2.8...which is the go-home show to SummerSlam). Mind you, the weeks of decline occured during the Stanley Cup/NBA Playoff season.
To summarize: Cena should have won...although I was actually rooting for the meteor because I hate them both.
My Recent Reviews
Self-explanatory. Coming to the Inner Loop...well... Not my video.
Out of control, off (the tri-oval), so similar to the 15 of Ricky Rudd, but he collects the wall which Rudd just missed, sails, bottom-side, at 190 MPH, INTO THE RETAINER, and the car is destroyed.
CTS Mod-I flipped out coming to the start-finish line....and the pace truck went THROUGH me!
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