The Chamber matches are very long and take up about 40 minutes each.
Originally posted by The GameI guess I have to start paying attention a little more closely because that is a good point. Batista is a Smackdown superstar if I am correct so would this be another loophole for Batista to get a title shot even if it is on another brand? It wouldn't be the first (and it won't be the last time) that I missed something.
You didn't necessarily miss anything. I was just reading extra closely between the lines looking for any advantage in this cutthroat predictin' competition.
Raw EC: They absolutely insist on getting Sheamus over, whether anyone likes it or not. I haven't seen them so adamant about a guy no one cares about since they tried repeatedly shoving Billy Gunn down our throats. Sheamus wins.
SD EC: Hardest one to call. Either Michales creeps into the match and wins, UT retains, or Jericho wins and faces Edge. I'm going to say UT retains. Either way, Morrison doesn't make it into the match when Michaels takes him out.
IC Title: Drew McIntyre v. Kane: McIntyre's another guy they're trying really hard to get over, with only slightly more success. I'll give it to Drew.
Maryse v. Gail Kim: Gail Kim wins. Feud continues...or begins, I guess.
MacGruber! Making life-saving inventions out of household materials! MacGruber! Getting in and out of ultra-sticky situations! MacGruber! The guy's a freakin' genius! MACGRUBER!
Good luck getting that theme song out of your head
Originally posted by It's FalseRaw EC: They absolutely insist on getting Sheamus over, whether anyone likes it or not. I haven't seen them so adamant about a guy no one cares about since they tried repeatedly shoving Billy Gunn down our throats. Sheamus wins.
Lesnar was getting pops for being the monster heel, so they turned him prior to Survivor Series to make him sympathetic going into his Wrestlemania run. He was still a focus of the Main Event scene for a long time after his supposed De-Push.
OK...gonna be busy with a game-playing convention all weekend, so I guess I should get this in now. (Dreamation, Morristown NJ, dexposure.com if you're interested.)
Sheamus. I can't believe it, either, and I actually think it would be better for his career if he lost here than to lose to HHH at Mania. But they seem to be determined to bring him to Mania with the strap.
Jericho. It actually makes no sense at all to me to leave the strap on Taker this long and not have him as champ for Mania. But there have been no signs of Edge/Taker and even less of Edge/Sheamus, and everyone seems to think Taker's losing it here, so I guess he is.
Maryse by means of acting all friendly to Gail and then doing something heinous.
Batista. Not sure what to make of this match, but I'm thinking they want to build up the guy about to face Cena more than the guy about to face Y2J, because that's how WWE thinks.
Cripes, I don't have a single face winning. That can't be right. Oh, well, if I change one or two, I'll just end up changing the wrong one or two. B^)
Originally posted by Psycho PenguinHow quickly the world forgets Brock Lesnar.
Sheamus is fine. He's improving, he's got charisma on the stick, the crowds are reacting to him...With such an awesome card being lined up for WrestleMania, I'm astonished that people continue to get pissy that a new guy they're not personally fond of is being given a chance.
Originally posted by Amos CochranPicks: Sheamus, Jericho, Drew, KONG ATTACK.
Originally posted by Dave MeltzerThe update on Awesome Kong is that things must have been settled to a degree over the past week. She was originally not booked for television, but she worked an Xplosion match on 2/15. Bubba the Love Sponge, on the other hand, wasn’t used at TV, as Jeremy Borash was back doing the backstage interviews with Christy Hemme.
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects. "This topic is going to suck to read in three years." -Psycho Penguin
For me, it's decades of cynicism of the people in charge always, in the end, putting themselves over and the idea (propagated by Meltzer and others) that Punk is just a piece (pawn) in the McMahon family feud.