Originally posted by chillI realize people don't like HHH, which explains why some people are expressing joy at the suffering of another human being.
It's like this. I don't need him to suffer. I just want him off my TV. Preferably out of WWE for good, but I'll take what I can get. If he won the lottery and decided to retire to a tropical island someplace, that's perfectly fine with me, but if he has to tear a quad so that I'm rid of him, so be it.
That summed my feelings too. I want him off my TV and off RAW. Outside of death or permament damage, I could care less how. Due to this happening, i will more than likely tune into RAW more to see who gets the push - although I am sure it will be HBK.
...that motherfucker is always spiked with pain.....
I can't see them letting Shawn take time off before WrestleMania, but it seems logical to keep him around for the big show then give him a good sized rest alongside Hunter. The next few weeks are certainly going to be interesting.
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It's too bad for him and all, but he does get to spend time with his baby and have another inspirational U2 video. In the meantime we get a break from, uh, each other, which is more than acceptable. Hunter's sabbaticals in 2001 and 2005 made him more palatable than if he'd stuck around straight through. Yeah this could lead to more Vladimir Kozlov and Daniel Rodimer and Vince, but at least we get a reprieve from DX and hopefully a more interesting Wrestlemania direction. As does Cena, who now gets the whole spotlight back without making concessions to Hunter's requirements that he be presented as just as important no matter what.
There's this wild assumption being made that with HHH injured, he will have absolutely NOTHING - AT ALL - to do with the product over the next nine or ten months. The guy's been influential in deciding who does and doesn't get pushed for years now, is married to the boss's daughter, and has been said on more than one occassion to be the real "heir" to McMahon in terms of taking over the company when he retires (or worse). Call it a hunch, but I think his fingerprints will still be all over RAW.
That being said, yes, it does open up a new spot and creates some interesting opportunities (I spit in the face of people who don't want to push cool). This, again, is not to say I'm happy the guy is suffering an injury that is putting him on the shelf until at least October, if not ending his career. Rather, the problem with RAW over the past six months has been that we keep seeing the same matches/feuds/angles ad nauseum, and this at least mixes things up a bit - albeit temporarily.
And Hell, maybe when he comes back, we'll all be momentarily reminded of why HHH has been such an integral part of the show over the past several years. Hell, maybe we'll even MISS him! Crazy, huh?!
"Tore his quad? Big deal! I tear my quad all the time! Hell, I tore my quad this morning! I'm here!"
Ah, classic 2001 funny Kurt Angle. Of course, it's less funny in hindsight now that we know that's actually how Angle approaches his injuries.
First guess for WM is that it switches the Raw main event to some combo of Cena vs. either Edge, Michaels or Orton. Possibly a three or four-man match between that combo. Another possibility is to have Michaels win the money in the bank, and then take six months off to 'train' (i.e. rest up, get surgery, whatever) so he can be 100 percent for a big match with Cena later this year. Isn't Survivor Series in Montreal this year? Hmmm....
I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes.
Yeesh, a guy gets seriously injured, won't be able to wrestle for 8-10 months and (while the majority of the posters in the thread have been positive, wishing HHH well) we've still got people in here singing the Hallelujah Chorus about Triple H's injury.
Now I understand that it is Triple H and everything, the guy everyone loves to hate, so it's almost forgivable once you get past the "But he's a human being!" factor. But what's with the vitriol towards Shawn Michaels? The thought of neither of them on your TV for a few months is a happy thought? This is the same Shawn Michaels who in my book was 2005's Wrestler of the Year, with all due respect to the late, great Eddie Guerrero. It's hardly his fault that Vinnie Mac saw fit to ruin his 2006 by booking himself in a feud with him, resuscitating D-Generation X (which by all accounts HBK's uncomfortable with) and putting him in crappy mini-feuds with people like Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch and the Spirit Squad.
Talk about "Maybe this'll force WWE to stop dropping the ball with Shawn Michaels and put him in feuds that matter." Talk about "it looks like it'll force WWE to change the WrestleMania main event, I wonder what it'll be now." But wishing injury on Triple H, and wishing Shawn Michaels off TV, just comes off as ignorant and petty, I'm sorry.
I'll say this: I'm in the middle of watching the PPV right now, and I gained a newfound respect for HHH, after seeing all that he did AFTER being injured.
To clarify: he continued on, even attempted to Pedigree Orton on an announce table, and after being helped up the ramp, went through with posing for the fans with Shawn Michaels. And to do all of that while crippled and in excrutiating pain, that says a lot about the guy and how much the business means to him.
Originally posted by kentishI will go on record and say I hope HBK gets the shot at Cena. He can put on a good match with anyone, and deserves it based on his in ring work since his return. More than HHH.
The wort part of the DX thing to me is turning him into an airhead sidekick. I would like to see a heel turn, or tweener role for him, similar to his feud with Hogan.
And really, there is no one else. Who REALLY wants to see Randy vs Cena? And Cena/Edge is absolutely done to death at this point. Who else? Umaga? No thanks.
And the Rumble is in San Antonio this year, yes? A win for Shawn would make perfect sense, and would not even seem thrown together.
He has issues with Cena, he's rested, healthy, and would pop the croud huge as a mystery entry into the rumble.
The only problem is that we would need to turn Cena heel to truly make it worth it.
Since the DX vs. Spirit Squad matches weren't tag title matches, was this Trip's first tag title match since the night he teamed with Austin against Jericho/Benoit? If so, the Curse of the Tag Title Belts has been established.
The Horsemen DVD is 3 Discs and 9 hours. Let Us Rejoice and Sing Its Praise.
" Who REALLY wants to see Randy vs Cena " Actually I would like to see that. I haven't seen anything wrong with Orton as a wrestler other than booking. If you will remember he beat HHH for the title and did a pretty good job of it. He is a better technical wrestler than alot of guys on RAW who everyone thinks is great! I read on here how bad a wrestler he is, how bad his promos are, etc. Well guess what folks, he's human and nobody's perfect.
Cena is not a great wrestler and he at least admits it, he does however bring a real intensity to the ring, just as he did his first night out. And you don' have to be a good skiller wrstler to make a big impact,look at Hogan.
Shelton Benjamin flubs moves now and then and still can't talk right in a promo but everyone gets mad if he is no in a match every Monday night. Remember when people like Candice and Maria were beating Victoria? Let's face it she and Micky James are the best women Wrestlers the WWE has as far as technial skill are concerned but at one point the writers had Divas with no experience beating them.
Cryme Time? I watched the PPV last night, talk about a team that needs to learn how to wrestle!!! Explain how the team of Haas and Benjamin who are really good technical wrestlers can get beat by any of the mid card teams.
Sorry for the rant here but I gew up with Memphis wrestling and Kay Fabe style and like to see actual skill and wrestling instead of a bunch of jumping around and crap. Heck I have watched Lawler use a chain in the ring for over 45 minute and never get caught and in WWE he is a whipping boy that usually can't go over 5 minutes before getting his butt beat. ( ok sometimes he wins but no often)
The only problem I had with DX is that I like to watch wrestling, not a bunch of skits although theirs were funny at times. Plus like i or not they bring in the pople and money and that is the bottom line of what is going on. Luckily I like to read as well so I read while RAW is on and if something looks inteesting i will watch it.
And like everyone else on her I may gripe and complain and growl but every Monday night I still turn on Raw and watch it so they must be doing something right. I personally feel that alot of young guys are getting passed over to stoke the egos of some of the older wrestlers but on the other side of that thought I remember in WCW seeing all of the young guys getting more air times than the big names and ,well we know what happened to it.
Originally posted by chillSo really, people. Have a bit more of a heart, huh? I'd hate to be stuck in his place.
Being Paul Lavesque - that would suck. I would hate to be married to a billionaire's pretty daughter, have a healthy little girl, a starring role in a TV schedule, a heatlhy salary, good doctors....maybe we should take up a collection.
Yeah, and Stephen Hawking is rich, but I'm pretty damn happy I'm on both of my own feet walking.
Hold nothing sacred and you'll never be dissapointed. Especially not this statement.
Unfortunately, the thing that sticks out in my mind most about him is how thoughtful and well spoken he seemed in his thoughts about the passing of Yokozuna. That thought totally conflicts with the picture that StaggerLee is painting.