No, he won't win. I was *sure* he was taking it when it seemed like it was going to be tonight - what better way for Nash to cement his alignment against HHH than to cost him the title?
But, now that they're building decention in the face ranks, the show will end with botched Nash or HBK interference accidently costing Booker the match.
"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for the winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. And also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?" -----Phillip J. Fry, Futurama
I think it would add a great aspect to the Backlash 6-man if Booker T went in as champion, and had Nash and Michaels gunning for the belt. Of course, I still think that Book should have walked away with the title at WrestleMania, so what the hell do I know?
"If I told Mooah to act her age, she'd die." -- Jerry Lawler, 1999
So even if he does win (BIG DAMN IF), then Booker goes from winning the belt at WrestleMania to winning it on a RAW before a PPV where the focus will be the Nash/Michaels/HHH angle instead of his big win. Yippee.
BTW, Tod, that Vince photo is the most disturbing thing ever.
I've got a tiny feeling that Booker will get the belt and go on to feud with Jericho. Nash, Michaels, and HHH don't really need a belt to do their thing. Like I said, it's only a *tiny* inkling. We're more likely to see HHH retain and Booker start tagging with Steiner to battle the evils of Free Thought around the world. :(
Originally posted by Big BadSo even if he does win (BIG DAMN IF), then Booker goes from winning the belt at WrestleMania to winning it on a RAW before a PPV where the focus will be the Nash/Michaels/HHH angle instead of his big win. Yippee.
Seems likely. Then he'll probably drop it on the Raw following Backlash, to Kevin Nash, so that we can have THE MATCH WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR: Triple H vs. Nash at the FIRST-EVER all-Raw PPV, where Triple H gets to take back HIS title (He's The Game, by gawd, the best in the business, that is his title!) and claim he's a team player by dropping it to Booker in the first place.
And, of course, Booker will no longer be in the main event.
I just don't see that happening. As much as I would love to Booker win, it will never happen. The clique is in full force, I just caught the beginning of it and then we put in ReAminator, great movie. The entire HBK/HHH/Nash thing reminded me of a gay porn. Nash walks finding HBK handicuffed while HHH is about to ravage him. The opening promo about choosing sides reminded me of a lover's quarrel.
A Fan- If Booker T wins, I'm ending my Raw ban, yes I know, but it was on when I got into the room.
Originally posted by Nate The SnakeWin, lose, draw, whatever, the only guarantee is that ten seconds after the final count is made, someone'll be here bitching about it.
Amen, brother. I sometimes think that I'm the only HHH fan left. The thing is, I still think HHH is great and I love Booker. So, it's a win/win situation for me. I'm digging the match on Monday.
Here are my thoughts on this. 1) It's in Atlanta, home of the former WCW. 2) Nash hasn't clearly aligned with anyone yet. 3) HHH and Nash don't need a belt for their feud.
Just my two cents.
I think me and my fellow Georgians but the WCW in Atlanta theory to rest at the ECW invades Raw, we booed WCW and Booker T out of the building and went crazy for Angle, a heel at the time. At this point, WCW means squat to Atlanta, but Goldberg and Flair.... most wrestling fans in Atlanta, espically the old ones will pick one of these two guys as their favorites, so look for them to get HUGE pops. The Georgia Dome crowd from that 98 Nitro should get Goldberg chants going all night.
Rorschach: "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me."
People are going to bitch about the outcome no matter what. And, you know what? They should.
Booker T isn't in a good position to win the title next week. If he wins, the focus gets turned to the Clique (Vince, what are you thinking?). At least if he loses, it's on a RAW that everyone will forget about and everything moves on to the next crappy RAW.
Booker T should have won at WrestleMania. Bottom line. He didn't, so now he has to settle for second best, which is possibly the worst way to elevate a new main event talent. Sure, he can always win the title after WrestleMania, but there's a certain window of opportunity that a first title shot at WM can only provide.
HHH did the same thing for The Rock in 2000, when he beat him at WM2K and then The Rock beat him at Backlash. The Rock's popularity was at its peak at around this time, so he adjusted well despite having an ill-timed title win. Of course, he lost the belt back to HHH the next month and won it back by pinning Vince McMahon, but his strong popularity kept him and RAW's ratings afloat during that time despite ill timing and bad writing.
Booker T isn't The Rock, though, so he's going to have trouble carrying his weight if and when he is given the gold.
(edited by SKLOKAZOID on 15.4.03 0611) "If you're asking if I would ever date a wrestler, certainly I would. However it wouldn't be good business for me to get romantically involved with anyone in any aspect of our business." -Stephanie McMahon (Off the Record, June 3rd, 1999)
Looks like the brand extension applies to WWF.com as well. Raw's got its own subsite for its show previews, recaps and superstar bios, here...
And before you ask, I checked... there's no smackdown.wwf.