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All Good With Aaron Wood - Looking At The WWE Fantasy Game (Week 6)

By Aaron Wood
Feb 26, 2007, 12:57


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DISCLAIMER:  The following is based on personal opinion and is based on no more prior knowledge than information made available by the WWE at time of publication.  Any information or ideas utilised by WWE Fantasy players in the following article is done so at the player's own risk...

 

THE WWE FANTASY GAME:  WEEK 1 - THE REVIEW

As we go hit the second half of this season’s Fantasy Game, let’s see what happened as we hit the half way point!

 

THE CURRENT WWI FANTASY LEAGUE TOP 10!

01: A Team They Call Swish - 1477 pts

02: AJ Styles - 1468 pts

03: Millennium Men - 1441 pts

04: DJ MegaHertz - 1432 pts

05: Torch Wood - 1417 pts

06: ReturnOfTheNewBlack - 1376 pts

07: SuperJiggy - 1372 pts

08: CMPunk4Life - 1333 pts

09: ChristianCoalition - 1307 pts

10: Lionheart - 1288 pts

 

Not much in the way of new names in the top 10, although Lionheart has put in a reappearance, However, thanks to the falls of Torch Wood (from 2nd to 5th) and ChristianCoalition (from 6th to 9th), there is something of a reshuffle in the order.  Also, there is a little daylight between those in the top 5, although it’s still anyone’s game at this point.

 

In the Overall Standings, The Insanity is represented with “A Team They Call Swish” in Joint-53rd and “AJ Styles” on their own in 71st.

 

This Week's MVP (that isn't necessarily Montel Vontavious Porter...)

What a turnaround it’s been for the man I declared as last week’s biggest bust, Umaga.  Thanks to his placement as Vince McMahon’s personal bitch "superstar designee" he appeared on both RAW and Smackdown, winning the Intercontinental title on his usual show and beating up Rey Mysterio at the back end of the week.

 

It was a close run thing however (see the “Dark Horse” winner), with other cheaper people scoring really well this week, but overall Umaga deserved it, in my opinion (and since it’s my column, my opinion the only one that counts…)

 

Bust Of The Week

This week was a HORRIBLE week for one of the main matches at Wrestlemania.  However, due to the fact I promised myself to only give the award to the people who appeared on the show, this week’s Bust is Dave Batista, whose solitary (and in my opinion still overall very poor promo both in content and delivery) speech at the top of RAW brought you only three points for your 5 million big boys.

 

However, Undertaker should get a mention as BATISTA & UNDERTAKER ARE HEADLINING THE BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR AND ALL THEY CAN AMOUNT TO IS ONE SEGMENT OF TV BETWEEN THEM OUT OF 12 POSSIBLE QUARTER HOURS!!!  A lot of people will be picking these two, because they, and quite rightfully, expect them to be on TV every week, if not all over TV.

 

Dark Horse Of The Week

Umaga’s IC Title win on RAW last week wasn’t the only title change, as Melina relieved Mickie James of her Women’s Title as well.  This helped this 2.5 million-rated woman score 41 points this week.  It was a close thing though, as thanks to what is deemed a "speciality match win" and his interference on Smackdown, Great Khali (or “Hindu” as Donald calls him) scored an impressive 39 points for the same cost of 2.5 million.

 

 

THE WWE FANTASY GAME:  WEEK 2 - THE PREVIEW

2 major things are on the docket for this week’s RAW.  First off, De-GenerCena X/The Rockers Of Thuganomics will defend the World Tag team Titles against the men they won them from, Rated RKO.  Can Orton & Edge win the belts back and cause more dissention between Cena & HBK, a truce already uneasy in it’s foundation?  My prediction would be yes.  I fancy that, after weeks of teasing a turn, HBK will “accidentally” hit Cena with the Sweet Chin Music, costing them the match, as this Title match at Mania remains the interesting one.

 

Also on RAW tonight, will be Donald Trump announcing who will be wrestling on his behalf at Wrestlemania.  For the sake of not spoiling it, it is the worst kept secret going right now, even with Trump mispronouncing his name on a regular basis, so you should know who it is.  Either way, with the two men now involved, I would expect to see them a lot from now on, on occasion on more than one show, As Vince pushes the crap out of “his” match, especially when the rumoured referee gets involved.

 

The official Raw preview also teases some doings with regards to Melina and Ashley.  There is cross over potential there, but buyer beware, now that Melina has the belt, she isn’t going to win anymore “win title” bonuses, if she wrestles at all.

 

The ECW and Smackdown previews are as typically vague as ever.  ECW teases how Bobby Lashley won over Bob Holly & Ken Kennedy last week, and asks his next move.

 

They also about the next move in the “New Breed”/”Originals” feud, after RVD pinned Kevin Thorn.  Personally, it seems to me that we’ll see something of a lottery like last week, where a couple of different guys will wrestle.  I can’t say which one, but I would have to assume that since Thorn & RVD have had goes, it won’t be them again.

 

The preview brings up CM Punk’s victory over Johnny Nitro last week to make it into the Money In The Bank match, asking what the others will make of his qualification, so I would expect a match with Punk in it.  However, again, I sound a note of caution, as if they are going to be using the “Go 2 Sleep” from now on, it’s not currently listed as one of his finishing moves, and so won’t score points from it.

 

Meanwhile, the legendary La Resistance reformed last week on ECW, looking to prove they were one of the best teams ever.  The preview asks if anyone will step up and question that claim.  I would assume they’ll be wrestling, but God knows who that could be…

 

The only concrete thing we know about Smackdown this week is that undertaker will be on the show, and he’s going to grace us with some verbiage.

 

However, last week, King Booker won through to the Money In The Bank match at Mania with help thanks to Great Khali’s interference.  The preview asks what both men’s next moves are.  However, I don’t see anything more than a promo from Booker, similar to his attitude pre-Rumble.  As for Kane, I did say last week, “All Bets Are Off”, so he could well turn up on RAW tonight, while Khali could turn up on Smackdown.

 

And speaking of “All Bets Are Off”, while the previews don’t confirm anything, you can bet your bottom dollar there will be at least 2 MITB qualifiers this week, on RAW & Smackdown.  Rumours of the participants are flying around. Especially thanks to set toy-makers are coming out with.  However, if one of those names qualified, it would blow a hoped for match, although he is perfectly suited to a ladder match. 

 

However, with that in mind, that’s all I got for this week’s picking, but I’ll be back soon enough for ECW.  Now, if you have the feeling of dread when you think about the new ECW, maybe you can take some inspiration from this story…

 

I was getting in my car the other day, when a guy walked up to me and asked if he could get a lift…

 

I said, “Sure!  You look great, the world’s your oyster…go for it!”…

 

PLAY ME OFF, JOHNNY!

 


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