Originally posted by Matt TrackerAccording to the WWE Corporate News Releases (corporate.wwe.com), Taker and HHH were fined for chairshots to the head, but the policy also includes suspensions. Suspending both guys (from matches, if not TV) would be one way to shelve them until their next angles.
Yeah, except then they'd have to announce the policy on the air, and I don't believe they've (1) ever done that, or (2) *want* to do that. The "no headshots" thing is a purely behind-the-scenes, PR-a-riffic rule.
Wonders if the fine is more than 10 bucks. If Taker is struggling with his health, they could always have him take a couple of years off and have #20 come at Mania XXX. The streak has already been interrupted once, so there is precedent in the matter.
Originally posted by UnsUwe Yeah I'm bitter. Why wouldn't I be? I mean, The Streak was fun while Taker wrestled "normal" matches, but now they come up with bullshit like this that he can't be beaten at Wrestlemania NO MATTER WHAT! Come on, kicking out of THREE PEDIGREES, a Tombstone and multiple chairshots? Are you kidding me? Why does a part time wrestler get such a special treatment? Oh I forgot, because he's "Awesome Undertaker who is awesome".
I don't get the joke with these one-word-only-replies to my posts, but what about HBK?
I think that was a retort to your "Why does a part time wrestler get such a special treatment" question and answer. As in, "It's not just the Undertaker who gets that special treatment."
Nah, I'm going with he was calling UnsUwe HBK. Cuz HBK is bitter. It was more of a ..."HBK is that you posting on The-W"?
I'll take another HHH/UT Match. UT still has to go over though. I'm not expecting a Punk vs Bryan match. I'm expecting a great build and story telling through out the actual match. Finishers galore. This is Mania and that alone is purpose enough for two old guys to kick out of finishers.... heck both were around when nobody kicked out of the DDT.
The problem I see is the double bill of the main event. Both matches probably won't be that great. Fun..but no wrestling clinics. The show will be known more for the prestige vs. the actual wrestling.
The Kip-up was cringe worthy at first but he had a decent recovery. That combined with good editing makes it like it never happened.
I'm ready for UT-HHH II(I). The psychology of the last match was fantastic. I'm with Shapiro. Leave him off tv. Nothing he does between now an then will have the heft of his (probable) rematch for 20-0. Next year he comes out to The Rooster.
Originally posted by Amos CochranMaybe I'm seeing stuff that isn't there, but they seem to me to be sewing the veeeeery long-term seeds of a CM Punk/Stone Cold match via their interviews and social media interaction.
If the WWE has so little confidence in the drawing power of the current roster, and given how often the titles are defended on the regular shows or PPVs, why not make the main event of WM an exhibition match -- a truly unique match-up that people would be willing to pay to see? Pick a top name and set him against a legend. Put the "mania" back in WrestleMania.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Predictable should win over swerve nine times out of ten, IMO. Going the predictable route is often the logical way to go because it's leading to the match fans want. I'm personally sick of swerves. They've lost their meaning and any impact.