I am pleasantly surprised that they finally rewarded Kane with a long title run. Kudos to Undertaker to return the favour in doing the jobs. This just makes me very happy, and I don't even know why exactly. Maybe it's because I always liked Kane character-wise, I don't care whether or not he delivers ****-matches. Or maybe it is simply for the reason that his loyalty to the company over the past 1,5 decades paid off. Anyway, I like it!
Originally posted by JustinShapiroBryan vs. Ziggler was Daniel Son's best match in WWE. Ziggler worked really well with him. Any question of whether Bryan could adapt to WWE has evaporated. The great thing is WWE seems to agree that they've got something in him as far as adding a long quality match to every PPV.
This is huge for the WWE as well as Bryan as he fills a huge hole that the company really needs to plug in the midcard especially now that HBK and Y2J left the upper levels. Having him go twenty minutes a PPV at least keeps the wrestling fans intereseted.
I'd love to see Bryan do a nice series with Ziggler, who bounced like a pinball for of all of that new fangled indy offense...which made it look like a million bucks, especially since the punch / kick gang on the roster can neither punch nor kick. HD picks up a lot of people doing ballet
Did you notice Goldust doing a same moveset as Randy? That quick scoop powerslam and then pound the mat like a crybaby? Well, for Goldust, it was classic "come on crowd!". For Orton, "it's something in his head". Yeah, like why the fuck is Goldust doing my moves?" Or, maybe, "jeez I make a dumb babyface!"
Lawler needs to get his WM match vs. Striker. I heard him biting his tongue but reaching to pull down the strap when Striker went on the Vicki COUGAR riff - but that idiot didn't have the guts to follow-up with Lawler's lust for teeny boppers...Cole kinda did, but in a PG way. Lawler is waiting for a reason
And I hope for the next two WM's they just let (and talk him into) UT going out OLD SCHOOL! Just no-sell and squash a few JTTS. 20-0. Thank you. He's had enough matches. UT must have too much pride to do that, I guess. The two matches against HBK, UT could have taken the Hogan route and let Shawn work, but instead went about 40-60. Same with Edge in Orlando. These last few matches with Kane have been tough to watch
Cena never needs to turn heel. If he does, the people that are booing (hatin) on him now will not do that if he's a bad guy. Then it ain't cool. And you lose you high pitched love. Then it's back to mid-card rapper. Maybe not that bad
Cena's in a great angle right now - being told what to do, etc. Just a different vibe. 13 years go, there was rage. Now, it's teen angst. An the older crowd trying to one up the kids by railing against their hero. It's classic and easy and lucky for us, the psychotic state of who is keeping track of all this is suspect, to say the least
Easiest story in the world to tell and it gets more fucked up every week. Hot Dog, RAW is on
Demonstrations are a drag. Besides, we're much too high
Due to not believing IN THE LAKERS, Frosty is walking around with $20 of my money!
Originally posted by Above Average 1One thing I couldn't understand is why would you put Orton/Barrett on last? It deflated the whole show. It would have been better served in the middle of the card, and end the show with the 7 on 7.
Because the WWE title is more important than some dumb WWE show vs WWE show trophy, especially when it could fall into the hands of a rogue group via help from the company's franchise player.
Normally I find Matt Striker's color to be on the tedious side (his constant "Ooooohhhhh!" exclamations after impact moves don't help his stock in my eyes), but I have to admit, I chortled quite a bit at his comeback to Lawler implying Matt never made it that big as a wrestler: "Yeah, sorry Jerry, I never got to book my own territory." Maybe they really are setting up a feud between those two...
My girlfriend, not a wrestling fan, watched this show with me out of morbid curiosity. She took great pleasure in pointing out the absurdities of a pro wrestling show - the buried alive match in particular. "So... they're just gonna carry on with the rest of the show while there's a dead guy on the side of the stage?" Yep. That's about the size of it.
Oh, and add me to the Dolph/Bryan appreciation society. Great chemistry between those two.
The SmackDown after No Way Out was the first I noticed it. Edge confronted Jericho in the ring in a repeat of sorts of Jericho's victory lap on the previous RAW. He egged on the chant before using the move on Jericho.