Did anyone else notice that when they showed Funaki and Edge, and the announcers mentioned that Funaki would interview Edge about his big match with Show when they got back from commercial, Edge and Funaki appeared to be looking over the script, and chatting with a script girl/production assistant.
If this had been Raw, I would have simply thought to myself, "What a wacky 'live tv' type of foul up, like when Hogan stalled out 'Taker's bike..." but since this was not Raw, why in the world didn't they cut that? Is this "the new work"? It reminded me of those old WB cartoons where Daffy gets a hold of the script and says "Hah, I know you're going to fail, because it's in the script" and then Bugs gets ahold of it and changes the ending with white-out and pen. (Or something like that.)
What the hell?
"I tear my quadracep all the time! I tore it this morning, I'm fine!"-- Kurt Angle
No one's responded to this, so I just wanted to chime in with my own personal WTF.
WWE seems to be taking extra-special care to remind us that it's all a big fake-up recently. Torrie loves her new entrance music 'cause it helps her not worry about "blowing spots", Edge and Funaki are going over the script, and we're all encouraged to tune into Tough Enough, where they show us how this whole wrasslin' thing works. Vader must have a whole crapload o'folks on his beatdown list.
Seriously, could we get a just little keyfabe back? Please?
When I saw it, my thoughts were that they were looking at Edge's 1st contract for a world title shot. Edge was showing it to Funaki with pride. I guess I am still able to suspend my disbelief and provide my own kayfabe.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. I can fuck better than anybody who can fuck faster, and I can fuck faster than anybody who can fuck better.
I'm manfully resisting the urge to drop in a certain catch phrase, so I'll just say "correct." I mean, it wasn't like Edge looked at the paper and said "Oh, so I'm gonna lose to the Big Show? Man, I never saw THAT coming!" They've long since mentioned that the shows are planned in advance ("J.R., what's Insert Wrestler Name Here doing in the ring now? I don't have him on my format!"), just not that the matches are also predetermined. In short, don't pick nits.
Aserje ja de je de jebe tude jebere sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipi!
Another thing to remember is that a good amount of people in the WWE's target market are traveling, studying for finals, or preparing to do one or both. I know that if I were not such a big fan (and if I didn't have a column to write)