SD will be on Saturday at 5:00 pm on KCOP (UPN-13 LA) for those of us in SoCal/Central Coast. sounds like a good one. Once again I can't wait to mark out for Shannon Moore! I like the shows better when there is less "writing" and more wrestling. hope the trend continues. Raw listen up, the 20 minute promos are back but need to go away again. (jericho talking is FINE, just keep it short and to the point.)
"My parents said I could be anything, so I became an ASSHOLE!"
What made me laugh was the backstage segment with Cena, Edge, and Mysterio, and Cena just started freaking out about being put in the Crossface by Benoit, until Edge told him to calm down. That cracked me up.
I hadn't seen Shannon Moore before, I kept wondering who the deflated Chris Jericho was.
A great show, far better than RAW. Couple things I liked:
Henry is starting to actually wrestle the way the world's strongest man would. I noticed this first against Brock, when he no-sold the clotheslines and they were equal on the lockup. if you are the world's strongest, certian things just are not going to work on you. Maybe put him in a tag team to disguise his slowness?
The 6-man was great, Angle's setup for Mysterio's spin-kick didn't look forced at all, it made sense that he would use that move based on where Angle was, if you see what I mean.
Heyman's talk to Brock about Hogan, about how he always comes back, and the way he was screaming at him during the match: "He's diffirent! Pin him! Finish him!" The look on Hogan's face when Brock shoved him down after the lockup was great, you could almost see the fear. I could see Brock in a movie as a great villain
Triple H is a dead ringer for "Buzzer" of the Dreadnoks. Just give him some mirror shades and teach him to say "Blimey, Zartan".
Originally posted by count olafSo Rock was down under- who is with him? I can't think of any other many players missing from tonight's show. Did he go ahead to promote the tour to the locals?
'Tonight's' show was actually taped last Sunday, so time-wise, anyone you saw on it had time to get down under. Rock did indeed go ahead to promote-- Rock remains THE MOST OVER MAN ON THE PLANET, for good or ill.
I did not take the sacred oath of office to preside over the decline and fall of the United States of America. --Gerald Ford
Originally posted by Teppan-YakiWhat got me tonight was Tazz calling Cena's ProtoPlex correctly, then Michael Cole completely STEPPING ALL OVER HIS CALL mentioning it was a modified sidewalk slam.
And I thought Cole was doing good. Idiot. I-D-I-O-T. (Sorry, Lingo-itis)
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i just rewatched the show to dub that match onto my "random wwe matches from july/august" tape, and tazz called the move a swinging inverted powerbomb, while cole called it a belly-to-back sidewalk slam, which was actually more accurate that tazz's call. just thought i'd stick up for cole(!), cause i didn't think he was so annoying tonight.
Originally posted by bigwavedaveSD will be on Saturday at 5:00 pm on KCOP (UPN-13 LA) for those of us in SoCal/Central Coast.
For those of us in the NYC metro area who missed it do the jets game: SD! is on UPN-9 Saturday 6:00pm. I of course read all these recaps before I found out that it's on Sat. Can't wait to see the show, sounds like a good one.
On the Angle/Cena opening match (which was fantastic until the schmozz ending) were there competing Cena Sucks/Angle Sucks chants? I did note that the crowd was "Whoo"ing a lot of Angle's stuff.
Maybe it was just wishful thinking on my part...being a bit of an Angle mark. I'm really hoping for a Benoit/Angle series of matches, and I'm looking forward to some heat with Mysterio. The "just got pinned by a 12 year old" had to be my favorite line of the night.
I also liked the Hogan/Lesnar match as a whole, although I was bored with some parts. Lesnar's bearhugs are just UGLY...they look completely ineffective imho. But I'll admit to sitting up when Hogan didn't do the "finger wag" on the third arm drop! The beatdown brought back memories of King Kong Bundy's beatdown of the Hulkster before Wrestlemania from way back.
All in all....much, much, much more enjoyable show than Raw.
Originally posted by cranlsnOn the Angle/Cena opening match (which was fantastic until the schmozz ending) were there competing Cena Sucks/Angle Sucks chants?
John Cena has a disease known as "Blue Chipper Syndrome". In laymen's terms, it's referred to as "a rookie babyface immediately getting a rocket shoved up his ass and getting pushed to the moon, whether the fans like it or not". Those that suffer from "Blue Chipper Syndrome" will immediate draw boos from all wrestling fans, no matter who the opponent is. Example: Angle is IMMENSELY over as a heel, but put him against "Blue Chipper" John Cena and Angle immediately becomes a de facto babyface.
Other victims inclue Watts, Erik; Bagwell, Marcus; and Maivia, Rocky. These three also suffered from the dreaded "Blue Chipper Syndrome" and were ostracized by wrestling fans.
"Blue Chipper Syndrome", however, is curable as demonstrated in the case of Rocky Maivia.
Prescription: Turn heel as soon as possible!
"That's right! You suckas better FIND somewhere to run! 'cause it's me - Booker T - not only am I the Scorpion King, but I'm the five-time WCW Champion - and I got a sword, too! Now can U dig THAT - SUCKAAAAAS" -Booker T, Hollywood's next big superstar!
And that's the bottom line, because it's false! It's DAMN false!
Oh I disagree that the fans don't like John Cena. Angle has somewhat of a cult following (as well he should) and just about anyonehe's in there against will be booed by a very small but very vocal group, IMO. (I often hear very small "Rocky sucks" chants when he's wrestling Angle.)
"And in front of the entire world, I want to show my little boy that sometimes - just sometimes, you have to FIGHT to be a man." - Michael S. Hickenbottom, the man who does not take part in angles that conflict with his religion, swearing violent revenge on HHH in full view of his two-year-old son. 11:06 PM, EST. 08/05/02. This angle is sponsered by the book of Joshua.
One of my problem is relevancy. Flair hasn't been a major star since his Mania match with HBK. Even his TNA debut was pretty low key compared to Hogan. He has really been a second tier player even in TNA.