WWE Breaking Point - September 13, 2009 by SamoaRowe
-From Montreal, Quebec. You know what that means right? Screwy finishes, and no Hart Dynasty in action, that’s what! I’m also banking on some bizarro world crowd reactions, let’s just hope any haven’t been edited off the DVD.
-Our hosts are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross, Todd Grisham, Matt Striker, and Josh Matthews. The pay-per-view has a submission theme for the main events.
-Josh Matthews asks Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes about their status as the underdogs against DX. Rhodes explains this won’t be a match, but more so a fight. Dibiase vows to make DX tap for the first time ever and makes fun of the DX glow sticks (and rightfully so, what do they charge something like $10 for those damn things?).
-The Miz comes to the ring for his match and cuts a promo in French. Well, somebody has gotta wake this crowd up.
-DX cuts a promo before the match and they cleverly play off the traditional “You Screwed Bret” chants. Yep, some fans in this city are still pissed about Survivor Series 1997. Do I need to show them the current date on the calendar?
Submissions Count Anywhere:
Shawn Michaels and Triple H vs. Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes
There are no tags in the match so a wild four man brawl kicks off the fight. Triple H drops Dibiase knee-first on the announce table while HBK and Rhodes brawl into the crowd. Dibiase and Triple H rush out to join them. HBK wraps Dibiase around a rail while HHH and Rhodes brawl into a concession area. The fans surround them with “You screwed Bret” chants while DX lock on simultaneous figure fours. The fans start singing “Ole” as Legacy fights back and they brawl back into the arena. Michaels gets clotheslined onto a table awkwardly, but Triple H pulls Rhodes through a chair and applies a Boston crab. Michaels joins him for a Camel Clutch! AWESOME! Dibiase makes the save. The match returns to the ring, where Rhodes saves Dibiase from a Triple H crossface. HBK tries to clean house but Rhodes brutally stretches him over his back at ringside. HHH saves Michaels, and he brawls with Rhodes into the fans while HHH works over Dibiase. Michaels is pushed off the stands onto concealed padding, er, production equipment. HHH is fired up and takes on both Legacy members on the stage and into the back. Triple H puts Dibiase though a table and puts the crossface on Rhodes, but Dibiase breaks it up with a cooler. Dibiase amusingly slips on the ice from the cooler as they leave the unconscious Triple H to return to the arena to beat the holy hell out of Shawn Michaels. I’m sorry, but I cannot stand the sad voices Cole and Lawler are using during this stretch. HBK shows signs of life, but Cody applies an ankle lock. Michaels disposes of Dibiase and super kicks Rhodes and applies the figure four! Dibiase saves and the 2 on 1 battle continues. Rhodes applies a figure four on Michaels around the post! Dibiase applies the Million Dollar Dream at the same time! Triple H rolls through the curtains but he’s too late as HBK taps out at 21:37! This was a wild brawl that made excellent use of the stipulations. It petered out a little bit after Triple H got knocked out, but was otherwise hard-hitting, innovative, and entertaining as all hell, ****. Winners: Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes
-Backstage, Josh Matthews asks Randy Orton for his reaction to Legacy’s victory. Orton says that he has no reaction because he knew that they were going to win. Orton calls Matthews out for asking two questions when he had only been granted one, and ties it in to John Cena, who says one things but does something else. You see, Cena says that he will can’t say “I quit” but how can he be sure? This was one of the best Orton promos I’ve seen. Grumpy Orton rules.
Singapore Cane match:
Kane vs. The Great Khali (with Ranjin Singh)
They waste little time going for the kendo sticks and they sword fight with them. Khali “overpowers” Kane by basically falling into him. Kane attacks the knee and connects with a series of cane shots. Kane stretches the arm as the impatient Montreal crowd busts out the “boring” chants. Khali busts out and unloads with cane shots. The crowd is loudly booing as Khali chops the face but only gets 2. Kane counters the vice grip with overhead cane shots. Top rope cane shot by Kane gets 2. Ranjin Singh sneaks in for a cane shot, allowing a second chop by Khali. Khali checks on his brother, leaving him open to attack. Kane nails a chokeslam to end this at 5:46. It was like their Summerslam match, but with added violence. That counts for something, right? ¼*. Winner: Kane
-Eve Torres asks CM Punk about his match tonight against the Undertaker. Punk says that no one is giving him a chance against the spooky Undertaker, but that’s alright. No one gave him a chance at Summerslam against Jeff Hardy. Speaking of Jeff, you’ll never see Punk’s mug shot on television! Ouch. Punk says the power of his straight edge lifestyle can overpower Undertaker, when the lights suddenly go out. Turns out it was just Jimmy Wang Yang being an asshole, so Punk beats him up. Punk wraps it up by saying that Undertaker should be worried about him and he walks over Yang as he leaves. This was the usual great stuff from Punk.
-They trot out Pat Patterson to play to the Montreal fans. He is interrupted by Dolph Ziggler. Patterson makes fun of how unpopular Ziggler (legitimately) is. Dolph mocks Patterson for being so old, stating that prior to tonight he thought he was dead. Ziggler asks a good question about why they are wasting pay-per-view time on this segment. Yes, I second that request. Ziggler’s delivery sucks, but he’s actually drawing some good heat. Ziggler calls Patterson a coward and kicks him in the gut. You know, it did sound like Patterson was about to introduce John Morrison early on in this segment. Does this mean that Morrison was right there backstage and waited for several minutes until after Ziggler had attacked to run out and do something about it? What a jerk, man.
Final Thoughts: This was probably an all around better show than Summerslam, but the ending fell really flat. I’m not sure why Undertaker/Punk went on last, as it was a weak way to end the show. Since Cena/Orton ended with a title change, I’m really surprised it had to settle for the runner-up spot. The only match really worth seeing here is Legacy vs. DX, and as I stated in my Summerslam review, I’d be looking out for another DX DVD somewhere in the future that might contain the match. There’s no reason to own this show on DVD, but it doesn’t make a terrible rental.
Thumbs in the middle.
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