2013 Awards: PPV of the Year

Leave the memories alone.There are a few nominees for this but the memories of one bring it up.  First we’ll look at the ones that were really good but not as great as another.

 

Payback.  This took me awhile to get to (and gave me the greatest day I’ve ever had for views on here due to me not having the review up on time) but there’s a problem with it: I don’t remember most of the matches.  I remembered liking Payback a lot but I didn’t remember anything but Del Rio turning heel to beat Ziggler.  Cena vs. Ryback was a nice match but it didn’t leave any kind of an impression at all.  It’s a throwaway show and while good, it just doesn’t mean anything at the end of the day.

Slammiversary. Yeah TNA gets a nomination this year as their anniversary show was pretty freaking awesome.  AJ vs. Angle, a great four team tag and one of the best KNockout matches in years.  What else do you want from a show out of these guys?  On top of that there’s a decent Sting brawl, which to be fair is all he can really do anymore.  TNA can put things together and have a good show, but unfortunately they don’t have PPVs for the most part anymore.

Royal Rumble.  This was the runner up at a rating of an A-, the same as the winner.  I really liked the Ruble and there wasn’t a bad match on the show, but Rock beating Punk was the most obvious ending to a show as you’ll ever see.  The Shield interference helped a bit, but Rock might as well have carved his name onto that belt back in June when the title match was announced.  Very good show but not as great.

And the winner….

 

Summerslam.  This one really isn’t all that surprising again as it had two A+ matches on the same show.  That Punk vs. Lesnar match was as good of a brawl as you’ll find anywhere and the Cena vs. Bryan match was the best rub you’ll see this side of Austin passing out in the Sharpshooter.  Bryan debuting that running knee and knocking Cena out cold was perfect and the ending of the show made it even better.  I loved that delay right before Orton’s music hit as it made you unsure if something was happening or not.  On top of that there was a really good Christian vs. Del Rio match, making me think I underrated the show as a whole.  Summerslam was show of the year and it was by a pretty wide margin.

6 comments

  1. Jay H. (the real one) says:

    Hard to argue with Summerslam being the PPV of the year with the 2 Classics carrying it and the swerve at the end.

    I have heard Slammiversary was a good PPV. Is it worth checking out? I really wasn’t too interested in it and only read the Results.

    Rocko Reply:

    I went to it live and you should definitely watch it. Or at least Lesnar/Punk and Cena/Bryan. Those two were the best matches I have seen live.

    Jay H. (the real one) Reply:

    I saw Summerslam and have it on DVD.

    Rocko Reply:

    Slammiversary looked like Summerslam to me (it was 2 am, so my brain wasn’t really working).

  2. LSN says:

    Slammiversary had Punk/Lesnar and Cena vs. Bryan? 🙂 That’s the PPV he was asking about, not Summerslam.

  3. LSN says:

    I’m with you on Summerslm, KB, and never found the Rumble to be an A- show. Like you said about Rock vs. Punk,. the Rumble itself never felt in doubt. As a huge Cena fan, I’m glad he won, but he might as well have entered at 2 and dumped everybody, as it was pretty obvious he was winning and going to face Rock at Wrestlemania. Chris Jericho was a neat surprise, though.