I think the place where this whole "disputed" Undisputed Championship angle becomes complete nonsense is how the SMACKDOWN! GM suddenly decides who the champ defends against at PPVs. In fact, they haven't really defined this role at all since the beginning of the split.
Since when does the SMACKDOWN! GM have any jurisdiction over whom the Champion faces at PPVs?
When HHH won the shot on RAW, even if the flimsy "Brock only wrestles on SMACKDOWN!" angle thing made sense, PPVs are neutral events, so how can Steph have that authority and leave Bischoff to look like a goof who has no choice? Even if Brock wanted to wrestle on SMACKDOWN! only. Does that completely restrict him from facing a RAW guy at the PPV? Of course not.
I realize this is wrestling and rules change to help storylines, but the only storyline I see here is "HHH needs a belt and we need to give it to him NOW."
Stephanie probably thought she was being so clever with her "for WHAT?" line last week. She said it as if it was the best-delivered, most insightful line she had ever said in her life.
It's really great to see them give Brock the ball and let him run with it. I wonder if this is all a coincidence that this crap just started happening after Rock, the only guy with the clout to stand up to the political maestros backstage, took time off again...
re Crash Holly: I've had enough of show-jumping simply for jumping's sake. Put an angle to it, I'm cool. But this is just getting stupid.
... and Jericho's credibility as a top-card player and a heel, if he had any, just evaporated. They should just drop the other shoe and make him Hunter's butler, for chrissakes. Was I the only one waiting for Chris to apply a sneak-attack chair to HHH's head, forcing a title shot? According to The Rules, that's what crybaby, envious, whining heels do, no?
Ric Flair HAS to retire, right now. He's moving slower than molasses, the blatant spot-calling is embarassing, and he's one big bump away from getting seriously hurt. Not to mention he's taking away TV time from others I'd rather be seeing.
I think a comeback is in the back of his mind, even if he's saying all this `maybe one more match' stuff publicly. I figure there has to be some kind of surgery he can try again, even if it keeps him on the shelf for awhile.