While I wouldn’t rate the WWE Bragging Rights PPV a ten on the richter scale for shock, it did have it’s shining moments, such as Batista finally giving in, Big Show betraying team RAW and thus costing them a win, and one moment in particular, Miz beating Morrison.
I found this match to be a very good one. I’ll be honest, I thought that the Divas match would start the PPV, but I guess that WWE didn’t want people leaving too early into the show. Nonetheless, it started out as a good back and forth affair, but then, the high-flying abilities of John Morrison came into play.
He was sending Miz over the ropes, into the ropes, and leaping bounds to keep Miz at bay. However, when Morrison went to the top rope for Starship Pain, Miz moved out of the way, and pushed him off the top rope. That didn’t do much for poor Miz, though, and Morrison continued his dominance of the match.
Then, about twenty minutes into the match, Morrison made the unfortunate mistake of setting Miz up for Starship Pain once again, and just as last time, Miz got up and pushed JoMo right off the top rope, setting him up for the Skull Crushing Finale, and the win for The Miz, in about twenty minutes.
This was an all-around great match, and was a very good opening to this PPV, much better than CM Punk vs. The Undertaker at last month’s “Hell in a Cell”, but this has left a lot of questions regarding the future of this former Tag Team.
A couple of weeks ago on Smackdown, these two re-united to have one more episode of the dirt sheet, to build up the hype for their match at Bragging Rights. The segment went as expected. The two men shouting insults at one another for most of the segment, but one thing caught my attention, that made me think that this match would come back to haunt the loser of this match.
During the episode of the Dirt Sheet, Miz and Morrison talked about their Match at Bragging Rights, and Miz pointed out that there are always members of tag teams that move on to be successful after the teams break up, and there are people who go on to be unsuccessful. Miz used Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels as an example.
He said that Shawn Michaels went on to become SHAWN MICHAELS! He went on to say that Marty Jannetty went on to become, just Marty Jannetty. He said that at Bragging Rights, he would prove that Morrison will become the Jannetty of this tag team, and he would become the Shawn Michaels.
Now, we are on the Monday after Bragging Rights, and even though Smackdown is technically the better brand, RAW did pick up a win at the new PPV, and it was Miz beating Morrison. This arises a batch of questions. Will the WWE acknowledge their storyline builder, and lay back on Morrison’s push? We will have to wait and see.
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