Breaking Point Aftermath: What Happens Next

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Breaking Point Aftermath: What Happens Next
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Good afternoon wrestling fans, thank you for reading my first article.

Last night WWE aired its Breaking Point event on pay-per-view. We were treated to 7 matches, some better than others, with some some results more predictable than others.

John Cena defeated Randy Orton in an "I Quit" match for the WWE Championship. I don't think anyone was surprised by the outcome of this one. Is there anyone who honestly thought the WWE writers would have allowed John Cena to quit? Well, what's done is done. John Cena is once again the champ. Randy Orton quit, and therefore loses credibility as the arrogant heel he is (was). Does this feud continue? Where else can it go? Does a new contender emerge? These are the questions that will have to be answered starting with Monday Night Raw. I have a feeling that whatever happens it will involve Batista, who will be returning to Raw, in some capacity.  The WWE writing staff will have its work cut out for them as an Orton victory last night would have given them much more to work with. But, it's perfectly clear that the powers that be will not allow John Cena to go without gold around his waist for any significant period of time.

In the final match of the evening C.M. Punk retained the World Heavyweight Championship by defeating the Undertaker. I was surprised how quickly this match was over for being one of the main events and the last match of the night. This bout saw the Undertaker apply the Hell's Gate hold on Punk who then submitted. Smackdown GM Theodore Long then came out, stated the Hell's Gate hold is illegal and ordered the match to continue. CM Punk then applied the Anaconda Vise, the referee immediately had the bell rung although Undertaker did not submit, thus Punk retains his title. It's clear to me that WWE wants this feud to continue and wasn't ready for Undertaker to defeat Punk. It looks like well see few more weeks of build up before the feud hits its climax, probably at Hell in a Cell. I think it's a good idea to explore this feud further, but the way they scripted the end of this match was unsatisfying.

The ECW Championship match saw Christian top William Regal to keep his belt. Now what? Your guess is as good as mine. They should've had Regal win.

I thought it was interesting that CM Punk had a promo in which he referenced the Jeff Hardy arrest without being specific as to what happened. Does this mean WWE has already decided to bring Hardy back? Or, was this just a device to further Punk's image as a heel?  Since, we don't know what's going to happen with Jeff legally, I find it hard to believe the WWE has already made a decision one way or another. Then again, Jeff Hardy seems to have a pocket full of free passes from Vince McMahon. 

Kane vs. The Great Khali - does anyone give a shit?

In another non-match related incident, we saw Mr. Ziggles kick Pat Patterson in the stomach. John Morrison then came to his aid, but there no physical confrontation between the two. I'm looking forward to seeing these two in the ring and wish they would have gone ahead with the match last night.  

Legacy defeats DX! This was my favorite match of the night. It was good to see Legacy get the win. Now, the two teams are even, and there's an opportunity explore their feud further.

As for the Tag Team Champs, I expected them to win, but I think it's time to break up the team. I don't find them all that intriguing and it's time for another team to step up. To go ever futher, the WWE needs more tag teams period. I mean seriously, there are two sets of belts and like 4 teams total.

Overall, I'd say I was a little disappointed with the event as a whole, but there were some bright spots. As for what happens next, I'll be watching.

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