Thursday, October 1, 2015

WWE comes Live From Madison Square Garden this weekend

WWE seems ready to continue its counter programming to other company's big weekends as just hours before Bound For Glory they will put on Live From Madison Square Garden as a WWE Network exclusive. And while the card isn't as deep as many WWE pay-per-views of late, it certainly has plenty of talent to offer a good show on a different night than WWE's usually Sunday shots.

The big match is of course the kick-off of Brock Lesnar's "Go To Hell Tour" as he takes on The Big Show. While Show has knocked off several stars to show off his power building up to the match, I don't see their battle being much more than an extended squash by Lesnar. Lesnar has moved well past the threat of even a giant and it makes no sense for him to have an extended battle with Big Show just a few days before he takes on Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell.

Seth Rollins and John Cena actually headline the show in a steel cage match for the United States title. I would expect Demon Kane to show up somewhere in this battle as I would also expect a straight up win for Cena after the interference, finally putting to bed Rollins vs. Cena for a few weeks at least.

The other big match will feature The New Day defending the tag titles against the Dudley Boyz. The last time this happened, it ended in a disqualification for The New Day. I wouldn't be surprised to see them have another false finish at this event, setting up a Tables match at Hell in a Cell and eventually a TLC match come December.

Kevin Owens will defend his Intercontinental title against a man incredibly familiar with that belt, Chris Jericho, in what should be a great battle of two Canadian stars. It should be interesting if Owens plays the face in the battle as it seems doubtful he will get less cheers than Jericho, who fans do not react nearly as positively to as they once did.

The card is filled out with two interminable feuds that WWE seems desperate to keep doing matches for over and over again: Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev and Randy Orton vs. Sheamus. While those bouts don't sound very exciting, hopefully the rest of the card will make up for it.

Overall, Live From Madison Square Garden isn't as exciting as the Tokyo show back in July, but it does offer some solid matches that should be fun for fans while also continuing the highly entertaining New Day / Dudleys feud. And if it's not your cup of tea, that's okay too as another wrestling pay-per-view lands on the very next day, but more on that tomorrow.

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