What Drove Me Nuts At WWE NOC, Rare Live Events, 10 Matches On WWE 2K14

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- For those that didn't order WWE Night of Champions, the Fatal Four-Way Match for the WWE Divas Championship had a bad/blown finish. While I couldn't imagine it being part of the script, Naomi was laid out with Brie Bella on top of her and the referee didn't count. Instead, Natalya used it to setup a double sharpshooter while the referee went "deer in the headlights." They made reference to the referee not counting on announce but no explanation was given. Theoretically, it could be inserted into storyline but the lack of logic drove me nuts, especially when there was a screwy finish involving the referee(s) later in the night.

- WWE is running back-to-back shows (on Saturday and Sunday) from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas this weekend to celebrate the venue's 10th Anniversary. You can check out local information for the shows at this link.

- 2KSports is in the process of revealing the 46 legendary matches as part of the all-new "30 Years of Wrestlemania" mode on the upcoming WWE 2K14 video game. The matches revealed on Monday were as follows:

  • WrestleMania: Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd
  • WrestleMania 2: WWE Champion Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy
  • WrestleMania III: Intercontinental Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
  • WrestleMania III: WWE Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant
  • WrestleMania IV: “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase
  • WrestleMania V: WWE Champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
  • WrestleMania VI: WWE Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior
  • WrestleMania VII: WWE Champion Sgt. Slaughter vs. Hulk Hogan
  • WrestleMania VIII: WWE Champion Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
  • WrestleMania IX: WWE Champion Bret “Hit Man” Hart vs. Yokozuna
  • wvrebel25

    Just further proof macho man deserves to be in the hall of fame.

  • frenchfry

    Im pretty sure you wouldnt have even noticed/realized that shoulders down thing had the announcers not mentioned it, stop making a big deal out of it

    • David

      It was easily noticeable. Natalya ended up looking stupid temporarily as she waited a little before repositioning the 2.

      • smark calloway

        natalya didnt look stupid . the camera man was obviously told to have a close up shot of her face smiling at the ” moment she thought ” of the double sharpshooter idea ..see my response to richard as to why there was nothing wrong with this finish

    • If it was a shoot then you’re essentially asking me not to do my job. If it was kayfabe it was bad booking. Either way, it’s my responsibility to acknowledge it. Don’t troll, offer insightful opinion.

      • Malboja

        How are you not gonna see it
        One was layed ontop the other for 5 sec before the announcers said and another 5 after
        It was a total shambles

        • smark calloway

          it wasnt a shambles..see my response to richard

      • smark calloway

        if all four shoulders are down but someones on top of someone else then it doesnt constitute a pinfall attempt. at wrestlemania 8 in the bret hart vs roddy piper match, both hitman and hot rod were both lying on the mat after a double clothesline knockdown ,but pipers head was on bret. bobby heenan ( on commentary ) said to gorilla monsoon ” why is the ref not counting ?pipers heads on the hitman ” and gino replied ” he cant brain , all four shoulders are on the mat “..it wasnt a botched spot ” bad booking ” or poor reffing in the diva match , as there was nothing technically wrong about the finish. in fact the commentators were the ones in the wrong as the ref was right not to count. if i was the agent asigned with thinking of the finish , one of the divas or even the ref i would be a bit peeved with the commentators and the dirtsheets for telling everyone it was a poorly booked or incompetent finish

        • bigrushy

          All 4 shoulders were not on the mat in the divas match. Niomi isnt a mat therefore brie did have a legit cover.

          • smark calloway

            When she was slammed on top of her ,and was laying across her afterwards , all four shoulders were on the mat

  • Jonny B

    What about warrior vs savage at WM 7? Another example of why savage is one of the greatest of all time in that match

  • K!NG

    So how come the ref doesnt count the miz’s shoulders down when he is using the figure four

    • Rt

      Miz isn’t being pinned