Giving Truth a Chance

For the first time in a long time, the WWE championship picture is one filled with different faces. While it’s refreshing to see some new people involved with the title, it remains to be seen if Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio or R-Truth can hold their own with the likes of The Miz and John Cena.

In-ring ability aside, the three of them have yet to truly captivate on the mic the way Miz and Cena can. Truth has potential, but has to be snappier. His promo with Scott Stanford last night was much better than the one he cut earlier in the show. In the end, this problem goes beyond Truth and Mysterio; the WWE has to do a better job of hiding their talent’s weaknesses.

If not, the show will never be as solid as it can be and we’ll be forced to see the same matchups every pay per view.

However, it’s not a mistake that The Miz and Cena’s program is far from over though. These are the only two guys that are capable of delivering the type of entertainment in the ring and on the stick that comes with being involved with the title.

Because of that, it’s strange why the WWE continues to have Cena defend his title at the mid-point mark of the show and continue the angle between Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

At this point, it feels like the writers have no idea what the fans want to see and have lost all the momentum they had going into Wrestlemania, when the show was riding high.


Kelly Kelly and Eve Torrez vs. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella: A quick match that ended with Kelly reversing a small package for the win. After the match, Kharma was in the ring and took out her frustrations on Torrez and nailed her double underhook buster on the former Divas champ. Can anyone stand up to Kharma?

Kane vs. Mason Ryan:
Another quick match that eliminates any positive momentum Ryan had. After his performance last week, why would the WWE just deflate him like that?

Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler: A match that lasted less than five minutes after Ziggler hit the zig-zag. In the end, it was Marella doing a job. Snore. While Ziggler is an amazing talent, if he is the next RAW youngster to break the glass ceiling in the company, he’s got to dance with someone besides Marella.

John Cena vs. Alex Riley:
Cena got called out and surprisingly, Riley got in some offense before he got put away with a pair of attitude adjustments and a STF.

Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger: Hard to judge a match that had no flow to begin with and was interrupted by a commercial. Swagger delivered most of the offense, but after a late surge, Kingston secured the win with his enziguri finisher, thanks in part to Jerry Lawler.

Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio- for the number one contender’s spot for the WWE title: A nice balance of near falls and high spots. Overall, it was very nice to see the three of these guys get some time to paint on some canvas. However, there wasn’t much of a story here, so the action didn’t have the same luster it could have had.

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