Lita: The Human Petrie Dish of the RAW lockerroom. Wrong match was the main event. Benoit/Trip should have been the main. Benoit had far more offense in the match than I expected, and at least required a low blow to set up the pin. Jake Roberts really looks like his old man Grizzly Smith these days. Anyone who wondered where the "Blow Away" weight of Buddy Rose ended up, look at Jake's midsection. Orton needed to put the snake on Jake to make the segment. Benjamin showed nice agility. Wow, a tag team match on RAW. I really wanted the Judas Priest theme used though for the Midnight Rockers, works on so many levels. Since it was Atlanta, a Rock 'n Roll chant to remind Michaels and Jannety that they were just a cheap ripoff of Rock 'n Roll Express and the Midnight Express would have been nice. Flair was on tonite. The tag champs are reduced to that role? That is pathetic. Nice job by Trish taking out the trash though. However, why should Fit Finley care about the trash. Like the subtle way they promoted 24/7 tonite. No Bischoff in Atlanta? Was there a wife swapping convention down the street that tied him up for the evening?
I disagree, right ME was chosen tonight, Batista is hot property and building him to the end was a good choice. We've seen Benoit/Trips so many times over the last year. Yeah it's Snitsky but what is hot is hot. Hands down that was the best 'Mania ad so far, started out sketchy but built (and i mean built) into a hilarious ad. Nice to see the Rockers reunion even though it was before my time, i did recognise their moves and style from footage ive seen. It was like a dream sequence and then wham, bcut to Trips with the belt, right back to reality. Jake looked a bit on the bad side tonight, and putting him on live TV was a risk IMO, put it worked out ok. Yup, Flair was awesome tonight, even with pimple Gene. And one more thing, did ya catch Charlie Haas' music during the Hassan promo? I couldn't put my finger on it at first cause its been a while since i heard it. Even music is crossing over these days.
Hmmm.....sure is lonely in this thread, i think we need to get moved to the other one.
Annual caveat that I haven't voted in the awards in a long time. Most outstanding is "best worker"/best haver of matches. Thesz/Flair wrestler of the year is basically an amorphous MVP award that combines working on top with great matches.