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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
Not the eternal future of the show, but at least the next 3-4 months. Yes, Taker vs. Booker is a mid/upper-mid card match. However, the direction of the show could hinge on how that match is booked. Its a safe bet to assume that Angle is out until SummerSlam at the earliest. The default contender in Paul Wight has had knee surgery, thus takes him out of the title mix. Now, should Booker go over Taker strong, or at the very least be allowed to be made credible, Booker could be elevated to a Championship match in June. With only 1 month to build toward PPV due to the double PPV month of June, that means a weakened Booker wouldn't have the extra month that might be necessary should Taker go into squash mode. If Taker destroys Booker, that eliminates the last viable heel contender for Guerrero to face in June (The Dudley is not a viable PPV match, and only 1 month could preclude a Taker turn). If that situation should develop, could the unthinkable actually occur, and Vince put the belt on Bradshaw, in order to extend the angle an extra month and have Guerrero as a desperate challenger looking to regain his honor and belt?



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I actually think we may see Booker go over come Judgement Day. Some may label me as foolishly optimistic, but the latest Mordecai vignette would seem to indicate his first appearance being at the PPV. If we don't see a showcase debut match booked in the next two weeks I could easily see him running intereerence on 'Taker, costing him the match. Voila! Booker goes on to face Eddie at the Great American Bash, and 'Taker has his '96 Mankind feud ready to eat up his time for the next coupla months. They could even go old-school and do a casket match at SummerSlam.



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That's exactly what I would do. Or hope for, at least. Even if it's a match where UT is dominant the whole time, Booker can still brag. I don't think they'd pin Taker this soon though, even after a vicious Mordiguy assault.

Van Dam and Eddie becoming pals is also good because it can lead to Van Dam vs. Eddie, after a turn or even as a babyface match. Haha but if I could serious for a minute.
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Yeah that makes sence, Mordecai interfeering and costing UT the win would be the best scenario, but we're talking about the WWE here.

And they dont nessacirly have to have him pinned. Undertaker could chase Mordecai out of the ring, and beat on him and forget about Booker, and lose by count out.

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I think Undertaker's return to the Dead Man gimmick is little more than excuse to give him license to run roughshod all over the SmackDown! roster, and I think Booker T will end up being the first victim.

I hope I'm wrong.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I think Undertaker's return to the Dead Man gimmick is little more than excuse to give him license to run roughshod all over the SmackDown! roster, and I think Booker T will end up being the first victim.

    I hope I'm wrong.


Nah, Mordecai is out of the same mold as Fake UT/Gonzalas/Mankind/Exocutioner/Kamala/Papa Shango/Kane, he's coming in to feud with Undertaker if he can do anything after the feud well then that's just a bonus. Basically this works on all levels as it gives Undertaker someone to fight who isn't a roster mainstay and it puts a notch in Booker T.'s belt because no matter how tainted the win is eventually he'll have it spun like he squashed Taker. I wouldn't pay 40 dollars to see this unfold, but that's another story.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
I dig the idea of the Mordecai involvement, because there's the possibility of him getting a rub.

As for Book, I love the guy, but I don't see him as a main-event heel. He can get boos, but Booker just naturally seems to be a babyface. People like the guy. Maybe give him a shot at Eddie on an interleague PPV, with a bigger match headlining.





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I think it plays a big part in the future. It's a strange match to predict because you really can't see either guy losing. Booker T needs the win to move up to a world title shot and Taker, well he's Taker and in this new Dead Man persona can't be beaten. Should make for an intertingly booked match.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
I think it plays a big part in the future. It's a strange match to predict because you really can't see either guy losing. Booker T needs the win to move up to a world title shot and Taker, well he's Taker and in this new Dead Man persona can't be beaten. Should make for an intertingly booked match.

Which is exactly the problem - Smackdown has NOT been booked well at all. And the fact that the WWE shipped their better talents over to Raw (Benoit, Edge, et al.) doesn't help either.

Not too optimistic about JD. No sir.




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