On Sunday, we will witness Kevin Nash vs. Triple H in a ladder match.
Let me repeat. On Sunday, we will witness Kevin Nash vs. Triple H in a ladder match.
That match doesn't sound appealing to me if it were happening 10 years ago, so it certainly doesn't sound good here in 2011. As The Miz would say: Really? Really?
But wait, there's more! A sledgehammer will be hung from the ceiling, and the first person to get it is legally allowed to use it on his opponent.
Only one question comes to my mind: What the hell is the WWE thinking?
Take a look back at some of the best ladder matches in WWE history. Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit at the Royal Rumble was an excellent bout. Anything involving HBK was a show-stealer. Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus vs. John Morrison are recent encounters that come to mind.
What do all these men have in common? Well, to be frank, they're athletic.
Kevin Nash has been in one match since returning at SummerSlam, and he looked pretty bad. Triple H has carried many performers to decent matches over the years, but adding the ladder stipulation will be too much to overcome. Why not put them in a chairs or tables match? Even a simple street fight would bring more intrigue than the current stipulation.
By putting Kevin Nash and Triple H, two men who are way too old to be jumping off ladders, into this stipulation, it takes away the opportunity for two guys like Ziggler and Ryder to shine in this type of contest.
Even Cody and Booker would have a better ladder match; instead, they are relegated to singles matches while we get the pleasure of watching Nash attempt to climb up a ladder.
On top of all of this, Nash vs. Trips is not a feud most people are interested in anymore. If there was any profit to be made from these two men clashing, the match should have taken place at an earlier PPV. Instead, they are now stealing the spotlight from young stars who could use one of these stipulation matches to propel their career to the next level.
John Morrison looked like that guy last year, but things did not exactly work out for him.
Nonetheless, this match will be the worst of the year, and it will take the cake by a long shot. It could turn into a brutal car crash—so bad that you just can't turn away.