Anybody got a spare starter for a late-60’s Barracuda? That'd better be Goldberg's own car! Can you imagine if he'd borrowed somebody's prized baby, & then abused it that way? (Four times he gnashed the starter!)
The Jericho beard-thingie is truly gone! Yea!! Is wrapping your cape around the opponent’s head while you pummel him really a super-hero-like thing to do? There were a couple of places where the pacing felt a little deliberate for these guys, but overall, a good match.
Ahhh, blatant, explicit, sexual harassment in the workplace, just in case we’d forgotten that Eric is a sleeze. Hey, maybe its going to be Linda who ultimately dispatches Uncle Eric – that’d be nice.
Is that 3MW hand gesture by Rico new? (I don’t remember noticing it before.) You gotta love that about Rico – he’s keeps trying! I’m actually getting some enjoyment out of the Scott Steiner / Stacy Kiebler subtext. The 2 of them having a moment outside the ring while Test gets squashed by 3MW was pretty amusing. Nowinski at the announce table was golden. (We’re not heading for a tag team of Test & Chris Nowinski though, are we?)
The Kevin Nash / Eric Bischoff conversation in Bischoff’s office was good – exposition, plot clarification, & best of all, leaving Bischoff unsettled.
There was the guy by the far left corner in the bunny ears. There was the woman in the front row on the fixed-camera side in the red sequined top. (She wanted some of the People’s Struedel, didn’t she?) Atlanta sure does know how to make a fashion statement.
What was the deal with all of the Rock’s material being a capella? No love for the new guitar?
Good to know that, even though Jeff Hardy’s gone, the Dudleys are taking over the “conflicted” franchise. Have I forgotten something that would have motivated Morely to feed Trish & Spike to them?
On the one hand, its nice for everybody on the roster to get some TV exposure. And I understand that they’re wanting to let the Rock take as much time as he wants doing whatever he wants. On the other hand though, I can really only absorb one of those “dogpile on the rabbit” kinds of matches. First we had the Trish / Spike / Morely / D’Von / Bubba / RVD / Kane / Jazz / Teddy Long salad – OK. But to then follow that up with the HBK / HHH / Flair / Booker T / Jericho / Nash extravaganza – too much piling in on the same show.
HHH was looking particularly yummy tonight. I’ll have to keep studying the tape to figure out why. (Even though he wasn’t wearing the purple trunks.) ;-)
Have I mentioned recently that I hate-hate-hate commercials in the middle of matches?
Y’know, the wrestling portion of HHH / Booker was really pretty good. Unsnapping HBK’s pants seemed to be the signal for the wrestling to end & the mayhem to begin. (And what was the deal with the pants, anyway? First HHH was scootching over as though to set up for something off the top. Then he reaches toward Shawn, more grabs than pushes, & quite deliberately gets a handful of pants. Weird.) From that point on, things sort of went strange, with Shawn suddenly deciding it was the moment to whack Flair & HHH. Although it wasn’t a great ending, it was OK. And presumably they’ll sort it all out at the PPV, right?
Oh, so it was the starter on Goldberg's car that was the problem? I thought the dimwit just couldn't drive a stick.
Yes, I would also like to celebrate the coming-out of Jericho's chin. I hated that hairy fungus thing he'd been growing. Come on, if we women can suffer through a bikini wax, men can scrape a razor over their chins once a day.
Lita's back! And, she let Jeff color her hair! Bad idea.
I didn't notice Rico's hand gesture. I did notice Steiner accidently smacking Stacy in the head when he ran over to rescue her. Some hero! Thank goodness he only hit her in the head. If he had hit her in the ass, her career could be over.
That must have been some splash Bubba gave Trish. She was so hurt that she couldn't roll out of the ring and escape when the Dudleys were having their debate. For that matter, why didn't she take off while the Dudleys were busy with Spike, instead of just standing there waiting for her turn? I hate storylines that rely on stupidity to make them work.
I was disappointed by the HHH/Booker T match. For the first half, even they seemed to be just waiting for the inevitable screw job. I wish they would ban that damn sleeper hold. The only person it ever puts to sleep is me. I watched the match with some friends who normally don't watch wrestling and they absolutely loved it. They were really into every near-fall. So, maybe I've just finally become a cranky smark. Even my friends, though, were wondering where Booker T disappeared to after the match.
I have to say I was kind of bored with this week's show. I'm not into Goldberg/Rock or HHH/Nash, and those stories are really dominating. Well, maybe after Backlash things will get better.
Originally posted by staceyOh, so it was the starter on Goldberg's car that was the problem? I thought the dimwit just couldn't drive a stick.
Double dimwit. First he stalled it -- showing off above his skill level. Then, trying to restart it, was when he trashed the starter. (That horrible, clangy, gear-stripping noise -- 4 times -- as he paniced.) I thought it was much funnier than the Hogan motorcycle incident, aside for pity for the poor Barracuda!
Rico was doing sort of a 3 fingers against the opposite forearm. Its a "3", its a "W", if you look at it upside down, its an "M". It probably won't catch on like the Mattitude gesture though -- tough to do the 3MW gesture without spilling your beer.
I didn't notice the botched aspect of the Stacy rescue -- Scotty, Scotty, Scotty ...
I wonder if it was scheduled to be Trish & Jeff with the Dudleys. Not that the match would have been any better motivated. But at least Trish might have had a bit more reason to hang around & get squashed with her current love interest? Still dumb though.
You're probably right that it was supposed to have been Jeff in the ring. In that case, she should have rolled out of the ring and grabbed a chair. Or, at least, prepared to kick someone in the groin. Something besides just stand there like a moron.
Well, I probably shouldn't be too hard on the writers. It's easy to pick at stuff like this from the comfort of my own livingroom. Trish is the women's champion, though, and it's up to her to set the bad-ass example.
Just a little side not on Jericho's chin. His band Fozzy was playing in my area last week and he was on a local college radio station (that kicks ass btw) taking calls, plugging the show, and swapping stories. So, he's talking about his goatee and how it got started. Apparently, after an Ozzfest show (or something) Jericho is hanging out with Zack Wylde (spelling?) and he was making fun of Zack's scruf. Zack challenges Jericho to grow one - eight or so months later Jericho says he's looking in the mirror and sees this thing growing on his chin and he says to himself 'what the hell are you doing???' Off comes the goatee.
He was telling some pretty funny stories and the man was just charming and amusing. Class act that guy.
That's pretty rad that Jerico was on a college station. Did you notice that on the show Monday it looked like he was growing one of those Old West Cowboy-style mustaches? I got a big kick out of that. To be fair, I got a big kick out of just about everything having to do with "High-Lite of the Night."
I keep hearing about the Highlight of the Night aka answer to SDs Piper's Pit and now I'm pissed I missed it. grrrr
Radio station was WSOU, www.wsou.net, you can listen to it on the web and it's from Seton Hall Universiy - yes the same one that Charlie "look how good I make spandex look" Haas is from. Although Kurt referred to it as the University of Seton Hall...silly Pennsy man. LOL They play Fozzy and the DJs have claimed that Jericho has plugged the station at various events and has called into the show, but this interview I caught was the first live thing I ever heard with Jericho. He was mad cool and very funny. I'll let you know if he's scheduled to be on but who knows when he'll be in the area again.
Honestly, I don't remember seeing him Monday night. I think I just totally missed his segment. That or the beer, not sure...HAHAHA But I will look for what's growing on his chin next week.
I agree, Smackdown didn't stir my drink, and I know why. The first segment, simply put, superb! I read in a spoiler that Matt Hardy was coming out to new music and I was pissed that Mattitude would be over, but it's not! Whoo-hoo?