Addition to Review of SmackDown! vs. Raw 2010 for the XBOX 360
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 05:05PM

Addition to SmackDown! vs. Raw 2010 for the XBOX 360


October 31, 2009







The member of THE BOARD with the screen name "jasonowen" joked that the Shawn Michaels storyline needed more cowbell. He was being facetious and referencing an old Saturday Night Live sketch starring Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken. (It was great, and a copy of it can be found here: The thing is that THE BOARD member's joke was actually a really good idea. This storyline really did need more cowbell. In the Michaels storyline, Michaels is badly injured when JBL beats him down with a cowbell in a cut scene. The game features wrestlers getting beaten down in numerous cut scenes. This cut scene is special, though. The ferocity of the beating Michaels takes from JBL and the cowbell make it one of the heavier angles in the game. This leads to an I Quit Match. Unfortunately, the story progression does not really lead to an I Quit Match. That seemed shoehorned in at the end. However, the story does lead perfectly to a Texas Bullrope Match. It is a career vs. career match at the end. The story does not really give a reason that JBL should be putting his career on the line. However, if he is putting his career on the line, it should be in the match of his choosing. JBL is a specialist in Texas Bullrope Matches. JBL defeated the late Eddie Guerrero in a Texas Bullrope Match to win his WWE Championship. Also, what better way is there for 2 wrestlers who were born and still live in Texas to settle a feud. (The whole thing about JBL living in New York City is just a gimmick. JBL actually still officially resides and pays taxes in Texas. This is in large part due to the much friendlier tax laws in that state. The man is a millionaire for a reason.) For Michaels to beat JBL in JBL's specialty match with the weapon that injured him (Michaels) would be a perfect way to end that story. Unfortunately, the lack of a Texas Bullrope Match in the game made the best finish for the Michaels story impossible. Still, it is clear that this story really needed more cowbell. The full review of SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 for the XBOX 360 can be found here:




Jereme Warneck
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