Who the hell was that on Velocity that beat Funaki? Sign him now! Was it American Dragon under a different name? Whoever it was, color me impressed. Sure, there was lots of flippy floppy stuff, but the match was super crisp.
Considering when I saw him at the Hamilton houseshow he was wearing hideous pink velvet trunks with flowers on them, this new look is definitely an aesthetic improvement. At least he won't get Lenny & Lodi level heat, which was all he got at that hosue show.
And that was easily one of the best matches on Velocity in ages, probably dating back to the Kidman/Tajiri one from the first show.
The Diamondback vs. Funaki match was good but I enjoyed the Crash vs. Nunzio match much more. Old fashioned Minnesota Wrecking crew psychology rules. If the Crash Vs. Nunzio match and the Tajiri vs. Noble match from Smackdown are a sign of things to come in the WWE Cruiserweight Division then things will become very interesting.
And where was Josh this week? He was at the taping and I was getting used to someone actually calling the match.
Originally posted by LeechOfTheNightWho did commentary last night then?
Michael Cole did. During the opening Bill DeMott squash, he said he was sitting in for Josh this week.
Maybe Josh ended up in a coma from the exciting Torrie Wilson interview from SD, much like many others who had to listen to it. Either that, or just being near Torrie killed his career, as it has done for others.
Please help control the McMahon population. Have your Triple H's spayed or neutered.
Let me tell you this about Diamondback. Sure he was real good in that match, and sure he picked up the pinfall against Funaki, but I'm still sure that Funaki can announce circels around him, because he is Funaki....Smackdown......Number 1 Announcer!!!!!!
I mean, how's he supposed to announce anything with that mask on (kudos to whoever came up with that mask, by the way. It totally rocks)!
Originally posted by dMpIt can also backfire.. 'there is this guy with all the damn cheap heat efforts'
OR make a great heel.. 'I was gonna adopt the name of a local team but well..they all SUCK!'
Take this to a further extreme and you've got money! How about instead of having Spanky wrestle as The Jet last night, you have him wrestle as THE RAIDER? Instant heel heat, baby! Have him wrestle in Cleveland as The Yankee, Sacramento as The Laker, and Los Angeles as The Giant (not Paul Wight) and you've created an instant monster heel!
But this sort of gimmick is something I'd expect to see out of a Stevie Richards or a Blue Meanie and not someone with the talents of Spanky.
Does THIS look like the face of a man with Testicles?
I dunno, a couple of times I've heard the crowd break into chants of "HOYT! HOYT! HOYT!" That's gotta be worth something. Is "Lance" his real name? I'm always suspicious of wrestlers named "Lance." --K