I see Mistress Shaniqua has upgraded from a crop to a flogger. Must be why, when the FBI & APA were running amok in the back, her boys were much better disciplined, & stayed in the ring, dominating & looking for a submission by, uh, the guy wearing the hood. Then the very next scene is Kurt Angle bent over the trainer's table? And this is the family hour show?? :-)
There was some very good stuff between the Bashams & Rey/Billy. Rey took a couple of really big-air bumps over the top rope, Kidman hit his SSP real nice, & I'm happy with the Bashams.
I hope they don't break up the Kurt & Brock show next week -- I'm really enjoying them. "Larry, get some more ice. It looks like his head's a little swollen."
Tazz, I know you wanted to wear the purple shirt & tie for me, but not with the orange hanky.
Stephanie doing her best Rhyno impression, tackling Sable over the sofa -- sure. Steph & Sable having a match at Vengeance? No. In addition to Vince & Zach having a match? No-no-no-no-no.
Is Matt going to be angry with Shannon again? Poor Shannon. Damn, Benoit is good.
Am I missing something? Has the Ultimo Dragon who's supposed to be so good just not shown up yet? Did not Eddie carry that entire match? Well... good job, Eddie!
Billy & Torrie: You're both adults. Get a room. And Billy, the haircut. Yes, it's receeding in the front. That does not mean you should shave it up the sides & back to balance it out.
I wasn't expecting the Charlie/Shelton/BS vs Brock to be any good at all -- how good can a 3 on 1 punishment match be? Well, apparently when done right with the right participants, it can be really good. Tazz was selling how tricky it is for Brock to switch styles between the real wrestlers & Big Show. That's probably actually true, but he was doing an excellent job of that. And very nice take of the big chokeslam through the table, too.
Tiny thing: the 3 bad guys had Brock in their corner; Shelton on the outside starts to kick Brock as the ref's back is turned; the ref turns back & Shelton freezes in mid-delivery, looking as innocent as possible, to not get caught. If you can do the little things and the big things, that's very, very good.
I agree, Smackdown didn't stir my drink, and I know why. The first segment, simply put, superb! I read in a spoiler that Matt Hardy was coming out to new music and I was pissed that Mattitude would be over, but it's not! Whoo-hoo? So, Matt gave it up at 17, eh? Nice to see some good Matt Facts again, too. Eddie and Ultimo is money, but not for only 5 minutes. But, good while it lasted. Uh, Steph and Sable? Let me say this, I gave up caring about catfights when it was discovered that the women's division on Raw WASN'T a fluke. Don't get me started about Vince and Sable, because... I didn't eat my breakfast yet. So, as good as the roster is, Smackdown didn't do it for me at all. Too much filler, and too less killer.
Tomboy: What do you mean you can never think of thread titles?? Feh. Very nice! :-) Undertaker / Angle was excellent. Amazing that they gave it away on free TV, but I think that's a very good thing to do occasionally.