WWE Bragging Rights 2010: 10 Reasons to Watch
Hello lovely Bleacher Reports! Andre Harrison here, continuing Bleacher Report's coverage of WWE Bragging Rights with another awesome post. As you probably already know, WWE Bragging Rights Pay-Per-View is this coming Sunday, but if you're still on the fence about watching, stick around and check out this slideshow. It may just convince you to tune in. Bragging Rights has all the potential to be a very watchable event.
With that, sit back and enjoy a Harrison Analysis of WWE Bragging Rights 2010: 10 Reasons to Watch!
1. Champion vs. Champion: Bryan Vs Ziggler
Last year, we got a Champion vs. Champion Match between The Miz and John Morrison. Now, we get the same deal, but with two better workers, Dolph Zigger and Daniel Bryan Danielson.
Now, as long as Vickie Guerrero and/or Kaitlyn DOESN'T get involved, this could steal the show and easily be the match of the night. Bryan's singles match with the Miz was his best ever and outstanding. Hopefully, we'll get more of the same here. Please WWE, make it happen.
2. The Potential Women's Match of the Year?
There are only five matches on the card. That's a good sign. This match should get a GOOD chunk of time. That's also a good sign. Let's face it, these are two of the best female wrestlers in the world today, especially with Natalya Neidhart, who is probably the female darling of the IWC, as well as Michelle McCool, who is much better in the ring than people give her credit for...
Put two and two together and you get 18....Well, that's what the WWE did at Hell In A Cell, anyway. If this match gets booked properly, we could get a very good women's match, potentially the best of the year from the WWE. That is definitely needed--female wrestling in the WWE has had a VERY mixed year, plagued by injuries, poor booking, and the tyrannical reign of Laycool. Will Natayla finally topple Team Laycool? That's reason enough to watch.
3. Bragging Rights 2009 Was a Great Show
Anyone else remember last year's show? If not, you can check out my Flashback Review HERE. But anywho, if you don't remember, it didn't have the greatest of build-ups--only three weeks after Hell In A Cell '09--but it ended up being an awesome show, one of the best of the year. It was headlined by Randy Orton vs. John Cena in a 60-Minute Ironman Match for the WWE Championship. There wasn't one bad match on the card.
If last year's show is any indication, this year's show should be just as good, if not better.
4. Who's Getting Buried? (Literally)
Well, the long-awaited Buried Alive Match between The Undertaker and Kane is finally going to happen--only a month earlier than expected. Many were expecting the match to come at Survivor Series, which will be the 20th anniversary of The Undertaker's debut. This is a very intriguing match. The Undertaker looks stronger than ever, but Paul Bearer and his urn are now on Kane's side. Who will get buried alive? Beats me, to be honest. It could be any of the three men involved. I suspect The Undertaker will win the World Heavyweight Championship here--but I said that three weeks ago.
Guess you gotta watch to find out, eh? Zing!
5. It's Free! (in the United Kingdom)
Sorry, my North American friends, I've got to make a note to the folks in my neck of the woods--If you're from the UK, and you're a Sky customer, you can watch WWE Bragging Rights for free on Sky Sports 3 at 1 a.m GMT, with a repeat on Sky Sports Monday at 9 a.m GMT. As a fellow Englishman, I feel as though I have a a right to share this, and if you're a fellow UK fan, you now have no excuse NOT to watch!
6. We're Getting Another Elimination 7-On-7!
"But Mr. Harrison, isn't it Survivor Series next?"
Indeed it is, but I'm not too fussed about that, in all honesty. No one complained when Team WWE faced the Nexus at Sumnmerslam back in August. I prefer an Elimination Match here, compared to last year's. Now, the talent have say...between 35 and 45 minutes to tell a more cohesive story, as opposed to the 15 minutes of last year, which forced them to rush and made for a spottier match.
The 14 guys here are more than enough to run a massive, epic match. There's also more than enough talent to pull this off. Well...maybe not Tyler Reks. But they can't all be winners, right?
7. Will Randy Orton Retain the WWE Championship?
John Cena vs. Wade Barrett was Harrison's Match of the Night at Hell In A Cell three weeks ago. It was an outstanding match, and John Cena made Wade Barrett look like a million bucks. I'm not quite so sure about this one, though. In my eyes, John Cena is a better worker than Randy Orton. But I'm still confident that Wade Barrett will be able to hang with Randy Orton...unless he botches a move and Orton uses his backstage pu- *SHOT*
All joking aside, if Justin Gabriel can hang with Randy Orton and John Cena, so can Wade. That's one reason I'm looking forward to this match. That's one. Here's the other...
8. What Role Will John Cena Play?
John Cena has to be in Barrett's corner at ringside for the match between Barrett and Orton. His role could be critical, as it pertains to the Championship and the build for Survivor Series. If you want to read more about my thoughts, you can do so below in my previous post:
9. Will Team Smackdown Be Champions Again?
Okay, the Brand Extension is certainly comprised here somewhat, but it should be interesting to see if the WWE lets the Blue Brand and the "B" Show theoretically win again--in light of the move to SyFy--or if it lets Team RAW be champions this year. Not that it matters. The Anoymous GM will have nowhere to hang the trophy if that happens. (Sorry, that was the best joke I could come up with.)
10. Harrison Is Covering the Show!
Okay, okay, I struggled to find 10 reasons. So I'll use Number 10 to let you know that I'll be reviewing the show on Twitter as it happens: (http://www.twitter.com/Harrison101). I'll also have a review of the show up on Bleacher Report almost immediately after the show, before anyone else. I hope to catch up with you all there on Monday morning.
This has been Andre Harrison, and thanks for reading!