No love here yet for Bobby Lashley dropping Vince to his knees with the "apology" handshake? That was a truly nice piece of business.
Thanks for coming out to all the rest of the New Breed & ECW Originals -- I suppose they needed to all be there for the WM match announcement. However, none of them got involved in RVD/Elijah in any real way, there was no big brawl either during the mid-match AdBreak or afterwards, & none of them even had any sort of dark match. Hardly worth dressing out for.
Between Vince's opening promo & Austin's closing one, not exactly a wrestling-heavy show. At least live we got wrestling all through the RVD/Elijah match's AdBreak, so it didn't seem as sparse on wrestling as the TV presentation.
The Austin glass-break came immediately after one of those really long AdBreaks, with no hint that we were coming back from commercial. Kinda snuck up on the room.
I was suprised to see that they'd included the "survey the fans" part of the Austin segment. That really seemed more like something that'd be more for just the live audience -- I assumed they'd already ended TV by that part.
Overall, not a bad opening hour for the SD taping.
I continue to be impressed with SCSA'a ability to catch cans of beer being thrown at him even after he is soaking wet with said beer. Kudos also to the guy throwing them as he seems to hit Austin right in the hand each time.
Other than that, a once again blah ECW.
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Lashley was getting quite the pop last night, now it was probably more an anti-Vince chant than it was a pro-Lashley chant, but it was definitely loud. Not a bad promo, either.
Some filler for Mania, sounds good to me. Don't really give a damn about the match, but I think it could be fun. And is it me, or is RVD looking like he's liking his situation a whole lot better? He looks like he's enjoying this storyline, and he's actually been picking up some wins lately. Wishful thinking on my part that he'll stick around instead of defecting to TNA? Maybe.
One of the reasons I Tivo all wrestling shows is to FF through bits like Extreme Expose...it's just too painful to try and watch.
Austin was fun as usual, and I wonder if he had any clue that Joe Crede was a baseball player, if so, he played it off as he didn't very well. Crede, AJ, Scott Podsednik, and others I didn't recognize were in attendance.
These last couple shows have been a whole lot better as of late, not sure why or how, but they've just been a better watch as a whole.
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The Good: Funaki doing mike work is always a plus, even though I couldn't understand it when he announced his partner's name. I think he was the same guy who worked a dark match, tagged with Haas at the ACC taping.