First off, I don't see why Haas and Benjamin are even in the WWE, let alone on Smackdown, let alone with the Smackdown tag team belts, let alone having a match at Wrestlemania, let alone actually winning at Wrestlemania. I didn't know the WWE allowed minor leaguers in. What, is that easy to get compete in the WWE nowadays by allowing them in? Where they SHOULD be is in Ohio Valley Wrestling, or perhaps even WWE Velocity at best as those no-name jobbers that frequant the show.
This current push they have is just wrong. Take away Kurt Angle, and then what? They're just plain old Haas and Benjamin, two minor leaguers. They should just change their name to Team Boring or Team Suckazz because that's what they are, boring and they suck azz.
Combined they've got as much personality as a rice cake. No wait, I'm giving too much credit here, a rice cake has 10 times more personality that Haas and Benjamin COMBINED. Anyways, their matches tend to be boring, dull, & un-memorable and according to many polls I saw online (WWE.com, 1wrestling.com) in which people listed their fave Wrestlemania match, their's ranked dead last or second to last each time. When I think of words to describe Team Angle, I think lukewarm, boring, stale, and of course rice cakes.
When I watch WWE, I want to see some major league superstars, people that are entertaining, not some Ohio Valley Wrestling castoffs, castoffs such as Shelton Benjamin (or is it Sheldon? the world will never know) and Charlie Hass. These guys aren't entertaining, which is why I make it a point use their matches as potentional bathroom breaks.
In conclusion, when you think of incredible, X-cilerating entertainment that's 10x the amount of excitement as 10 Super Bowls, you think of Benjamin and Haas!!!
I could see them being tag champs in NWA-TNA, but WWE, I think they water them down. I wouldn't mind if Los Guerreros, Big Show/A-Train or even Benoit/Rhyno had them, because they have credibility and I don't percieve them as minor leaguers.
Yeah sure they can wrestle pretty well, but then again, lots of indy wrestlers can wrestle quite nicely too. It's takes a lot more than just 'wrestling'. They get ZERO reaction, and you don't want that. The people are sitting on their hands. There's no reason to like them and there's not really any reason to hate them (they cheat, big deal), well other than there undeserved promotion, but that's more of smark thing.
At an event, what, is someone going to say, BOO!! You're getting overpushed! When they find a personality and not be not un-interesting for a change, fine, reel 'em back in. Until then, they should be plodding their trade at Ohio Vallery Wrestling, or better yet, Heartland!!
They get ZERO reaction, and you don't want that. The people are sitting on their hands. There's no reason to like them and there's not really any reason to hate them (they cheat, big deal), well other than there undeserved promotion, but that's more of smark thing.
Are you talking about Team Angle or HHH here?
Neither member of Team Angle has ever received a chance to cut a promo. They could be entertaining as hell on the mic for all we know. No one thought Edge and Christian were funny until they were actually given a chance to speak.
As for giving Big Show and Albert the belts. That's exactly what I meant when I said funny in a sad way.
(edited by Santa Sangre on 3.4.03 0300) The Lighning made the playoffs!!!!!!!!!!!
(It was taped in Reno, not Bakersfield. My bad.) From WrestlingObserver: Dark (?) Match: Scotty 2 Hotty over Matt Stryker w/ the Worm. Velocity announcers come out. Juventud over Paul London w/ the Juvi Driver to keep the WWE Light Heavyweight Belt....