Since half of this thread seems to be a bunch of "Me too" replies to Oldschoolhero's post, I figured I'd add something a bit more. What if Booker's revenge is only against the two people actually involved (Batista and Orton)?
It looks like most people here that like the angle like it because they're assuming the payoff is going to be Triple H and Booker T and Wrestlemania in a Winner Gets to Keep His Initial match, but what if they just did this to give Batista his next guy to feud with in the midcard?
Before everyone gets excited about HHH/Booker, this is from 1wrestling.com:
Right now, WWE is considering having Triple H face Scott Steiner again at WrestleMania. Obviously that would be an odd move, considering that the two have headlined the last two PPVs. Another option right now is to give Booker T a major singles push and have him face Triple H.
If HHH/Steiner is at Wrestlemania, then these people have really no shame. Honestly, this really comes down to Goldberg signing. If he signs the lineup is:
If he doesn't, it's still not a slam dunk, because of the looming presense of that workrate freak, Kevin Nash.
By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
I'll miss the tag team stuff with the two of them, but Booker deserves a good singles push. Unfortunately, I am smelling a feud with Booker up against Batista and/or "AWOL" Orton. Hopefully Booker will not simply be used as a stepping stone, but I got a bad feeling.
Originally posted by rlbehanI'll miss the tag team stuff with the two of them, but Booker deserves a good singles push. Unfortunately, I am smelling a feud with Booker up against Batista and/or "AWOL" Orton. Hopefully Booker will not simply be used as a stepping stone, but I got a bad feeling.
For the past god knows how long its made absolutely nada sense to keep the belt on Trips for any number of reasons.
Now, finally with the forming of Evolution you could have a really worthwhile chase built up over a few ppv's, but cause Triple H has had the belt for soooo long already, he almost HAS to drop it at or before WM.
They're kinda in a Catch 22 with this one. If Triple H loses the belt at NWO or WM then Evolution will have failed to win their first real battle even though the chances are it'll be against only one or two guys, thus killing any momentum the group had.
On the other hand if they keep the belt on HHH for much longer then I can only imagine the ratings are gonna plummet further through apathy if nothing else.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin
Originally posted by Texas KellyOne observation: If the plan is indeed for Booker & Goldy to team against Batista & Randy, then what was the point of the breakup angle that permeated the show prior to the Goldust beatdown?
Granted, I wouldn't put it past the WWF to waste time like that, but still...
Because it will pop the fans when they reunite. You could also ask yourself what was the point of that emotional Dudleyz breakup last year. Granted, they were put back together because of failed pushes, but it's almost the same scenario. Maybe they're trying to get that kind of heat for a BookDust reunion.
The difference between Steiner and those other guys you mentioned is that he himself doesn't sell the finisher. If you look at Angle, he really looks like he's trying to break a leg. Benoit looks like he's really trying to break an arm.