Mitb booked into a corner

Scott-
MITB this weekend seems pretty stuck in terms of booking. Reigns wins the contract (even though he doesn't need it) then cashes in and a) goes heel on ambrose or b) returns the favor to rollins. There just doesn't seem to be anything else. Also, doesn't Cena need to win here? Screwjob? Then again rollins wins and reigns doesn't cash in ignoring the last month because reasons. Thoughts?
​I'm pretty sure Reigns gets the biggest foregone conclusion briefcase ever, but on the bright side at least he won't choke this time!  
I also agree that the Cena-Owens match probably ends in some sort of screwjob non-finish.  They went back to it WAY too early and it doesn't feel like there's any real momentum behind the rematch yet.  ​

Worst Booked PPV Main Event?

Hello Mr. Keith!

I was reminded the other day that the KOTR 2001 main event was built around the tag champions Jericho and Benoit losing their belts to the Dudleyz and defending World Champion Austin getting into a two-week feud with Spike Dudley.


Has there been a PPV main event with a worse build?

 I'm sure there's a few CAN'T PUT CENA IN A VULNERABLE POSITION shows (like Cena vs. Miz I Quit, with Cena beating up Miz, Riley and Swagger in the same show) and the Survivor Series 2009 main event (that I think maybe got one week build).


Would be interested in your (and The Blog's) views.

Thanks, 


Maffew, The Guy From The Comments Section

​Oh man, that DX v. Cena Survivor Series? TURRIBLE!  A couple of comedy segments and nothing else.  Just awful.  
I'd also vote for Fall Brawl 99, where the booking team was in flux and they literally didn't know what they were going to put as the main event until the Thunder before the PPV, when it was revealed to be Hogan v. Sting for some reason.  There was also a TNA PPV last year (or 2012 maybe?) where it was (Aries? Roode?) suddenly getting challenged by AJ Styles three days before the PPV in the last segment of the show.   It was redonkulous.  Yes, I said redonkulous.   ​

Man of Steel: Who Booked This?!

Seriously, your top heel is jobbing to a freakin’ scientist in the build up to the main event (and don’t give me that ‘gets his heat back’ sneak attack excuse)? Way to build up your challenger, Goyer. A workhorse like Shannon deserves more than this.

Babyface is also a completely unrelateable goody two-shoes whose no selling all over the place and what is up with Zack Snyder’s obsession with sinewy abs and big bicep?

Other than that movie was okay.
 
I really loved it, although the constant flashbacks made me feel like I was watching Lost after a while, but the second half where we got to see Superman cut loose and PUNCH DUDES full force and destroy cities and shit was pretty boss.  It was the biggest and most global we’ve seen Superman on the big screen, and felt suitably epic for the story being told.  I understand the criticisms and can certainly see why people might hate it, but it was a giant improvement on Superman Returns and I like the Lois & Clark dynamic there. 
 
Also, the next night I saw This Is The End and it may have been one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen, so it was a good weekend at the theater for me. 
 
Spoiler space added to discuss a specific plot point:
 

Couple of people wrote in about the Zod death after I posted this:
 
Not the first time, but a long time, etc, etc.  Anyway, here’s my real problem with Man of Steel.  I thought it was mostly good (strong referenceable backstory, Lois is a dumb ass, real consequences to the destruction), but I did have a major problem.  In the comics, Superman DOES NOT KILL.  Ever.  When he had to kill Zod in the post-Crisis reboot, it fucked him up.  He ran into space to find himself.  He had violated his entire coda.  But here?  He offs the first really bad guy he meets!  What’s next, play Operation with the new Lex?
 
And another guy adds…
 
I keep hearing people complaining about Superman killing Zod in Man of Steel, and saying that’s not what Superman does. However didn’t Superman kill Zod at the end of Superman II? He threw Zod off a cliff and this was after Zod lost his powers. Anyway I loved MOS.

I wouldn’t really call Superman II canon or anything, but yeah, he killed the Kryptonians in the Byrne-verse, and don’t forget that he killed the shit out of Doomsday and even dropped him at the end of the universe to die repeatedly for eternity, so it’s not necessarily that he NEVER kills, it’s that he needs to be pushed EXTREMELY far to justify it.  And really, Zod was going to burn a bunch of innocent bystanders alive and wouldn’t ever stop trying to wipe out the human race, so what other choice did Superman have in the moment?  He’s an fallible human being, not a soul-less alien, that’s part of the point of the movie.  But as I said, I can totally dig how people might hate the plot point and take the movie down a notch as a result, and that’s cool.