The New Superstar Initiative thankfully took the week off. Instead the new superstar who actually can be a big success -- Kofi Kingston big! -- Evan Bourne got a huge win over Chavo. They've got to stop running those insert promos with Bourne during his ring entrance, though, unless the point is to portray Bourne as a high flyin' dork.
Ol' Tony Atlas sure can ramble on the stick and forget to finish thoughts he started. He and Mark Henry were the only two people who didn't see Dreamer wonking Henry with the frying pan coming.
Mike Knox is starting to look a lot like Big Rick Fuller.
The Hardys vs. John Morrison was pretty good. Miz was there too but the match was only good when Morrison was in there. Matt impressed the hell out of me with his Razor's Edge into a sitout power bomb on Morrison, and Matt never impresses me. Matt seemed to be the happiest guy in North Carolina whereas Jeff seemed to have a chip on his shoulder.
So many threads and so much wasted bandwidth about who Kane's "he" is and what's in the Burlap Sack of Mystery. WHO CARES?
All I want to know is WHAT WAS TIFFANY'S BIG IDEA? She didn't say this week. I may come close to madness unless I find out.
Is Matt's "Razor Bomb" the same move that used to be called Splash Mountain? It's a rare strength move from him, and he should do more of them when possible. You're right about Jeff. He looked bored on the apron.
Now that CM Punk has been given the world title, I watched tonight's show (the first in a long while) and noticed who else should/could get that chance in a similar "fluke" manner. Morrison is obviously a hot prospect. He makes a great team with Miz (and Miz seems to improve every month), but he's almost genetically constructed to be on RAW. I wonder how much his suspension hurt his singles momentum. Would he have gotten the push Punk enjoys now?
Bourne not only squashed the former ECW champ, but he showed Neely is a USELESS BODYGUARD. There's an easy-bake feud right there, and nothing happened.
If Knox could work in the old-school ECW -- bleed every week, use weapons -- he could be a homegrown Brusier Brody. Moore made him look like a beast with that deep-dish Downward Spiral. I noticed Knox and Morrison used a backbreaker to set up another move: Knox went to the faceplant just like Jay Lethal's finishing combo, and Morrison floated around to turn the backbreaker into a legsweep. Fancy stuff.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
I like Knox more the more he looks like a crazed mountain man. In the last Impact thread I complained about Kaz's weak Wave of the Future finisher, but the Knox Out is very similar but looks SO MUCH better. Hmm.
Evan Bourne's promo was embarrassing. Bring in Lizzy Valentine!
Last 5 movies seen: The Bank Job *** - The Monolith Monsters ** - WALL-E **** - Vantage Point **1/2 - A Fool There Was ***
I DVR'd this week's episode after reading all of the rave reviews Tony Atlas got last week. His grammar is pretty bad, but it didnt look like he messed up any of his lines to me. I thought he did well and I enjoyed the opening Henry/Atlas/Dreamer segment.
Surprisingly enough, I'd have to say that Dreamer was the weakest link in the segment.
I was at GAB '98. Talk about diminishing returns. The last four mathces were horrid. The first half was OK, except for the Juvi/Ron Reis nacho break in match three. But the last half of the card was brutal, even in person.