Looks like we were wrong about wrestler's being forced to shill a match of the company's choosing in the way the company chose...
Lance Storm replied on his comment board saying they gave him a list of matches to choose from and a list of suggestions (I'm presuming suggestions on what to say about the match) but that he wasn't required to use their suggestions. The only requirement was that he couldn't pick a match that had already been shown.
So we can now take turns kicking Rey Mysterio in the nuts. Anybody mind lifting him up so it's an easier target?
I think that segment could almost be a strong selling point for the show. There is clearly money in retro matches, but as long as they keep clipping the matches so badly it'll never work. I mean, last week they showed Demolition over Strike Force at WM 4, one of my biggest mark-out matches of all time. The match left alone only goes about five minutes, but they still clipped it down to about 90 seconds. Bullshit.
Was at the taping tonight for the December 23 show. They're taping nearly a week ahead due to the holidays and wanting to give everyone a couple of weeks off. For those of you who do get to watch it, I'll add some spoiler space here: