1. Team Angle is simply excellent, and is a good way of elevating some good young talent.
2. The excellent handling (so far, granted) of Jones and O'Haire.
3. The return of Stone Cold.
4. Hogan, in a seemingly more sensible program (feuding with Vince, instead of a younger main-eventer).
5. The return of La Roca.
Granted that 3 and 5 are unknowns at this point, but I'll give the WWE the benefit of the doubt and assume it will be well-handled. Anyway, if they could clean up this boring, God-awful HHH/Steiner affair (bad wrestling, worse interviews), we might have something. I daresay I'm enjoying the wrasslin' a lot more these days.
I agree. Team Angle is awesome. I hated Sean O'Haire in WCW, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what he is all about now. The Nathan Jones vignettes are some of WWE's best ever. Austin's return is long-awaited and hopefully they don't screw it up, Hogan vs. Vince is a good way to bring the Hulkster back for one more run. But the most exciting thing, to me, is The Rock as a HEEL. He is so great as a heel and, if he goes over-the-top like I think he will, the fans will absolutely HATE him.
Originally posted by some guy with an awful nameBut the most exciting thing, to me, is The Rock as a HEEL. He is so great as a heel and, if he goes over-the-top like I think he will, the fans will absolutely HATE him.
only about 5 people said the rock's final "if you smell" along with him. i rejoiced.
I'll reserve judgment until after Wrestlemania, myself. That way it's easier for me to count the F-Ups along the way, and weigh them. But so far, they're being more careful with the momentum to WM than last year I think. Oh, and I LOVE Team Angle!
Proper planning prevents piss poor performance" William Regal
They killed some of the Nathan Jones excitement for me when they played a clip that called Jones 'The Worlds Strongest Man.' Now, for someone who saw Ted Arcidi, Bill Kazmeier and Mark Henry all with that title, it does not inspire a great deal of confidence.
As long as he doesn't impregnate any old ladies in a matter that conceives individual body parts, he'll be ok. Besides, from the amount of steroids it sounds like he's done...
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Now all they need to do is sign La Parka and El Dandy to go after the tag team gold.
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Just for the hell of it, I looked through the Chamber results thread for last year and saw Bateman's name pop up. Yes, he's literally been kicking around for more than a year and has literally made ZERO progress.