My Saturday night is rockin' baby, let me tell ya. It rocked so hard that I was able to catch WWF Excess for the first time. I found it to be a handy little show. I could really just skip both shows and watch this and not miss a beat. What really caught my eye though was that Raven fellow. He is a pretty good in the heel commentator role. WAY better than Taz and more insightful than Lawler. I also like the Coach more than Cole, but that just might be the Miller beer talking.
I would rather have Excess be like Sunday Night Heat, the B-show for Smackdown! crew. Makes too much sense... One question about the current format. Wouldn't it also make more sense to have the Raw recaps first??? I mean, you know, in order, storyline wise?? It seems weird to me to have Smackdown! on first, especially when the main storyline on BOTH SHOWS is the fight for the title around the Old Orange Goblin. Now, if there were totally seperate storylines with no crossover(Which after this last week, I think it will unfortunately happen MORE often), the current format would work, and would get more people jazzed up to watch Raw, which of course, would be the next new A-show.
You're right about the angle - although Col DeBeers was played more like a supremist over everyone rather than racist. DeBeers issue was that he couldn't execute a snap-mare (or any other wrestling move)