I know they probably wont let Bischoff go on another reign of terror like they did when he first arrived, and let nothing but heels go over for a month. I can see Linda showing up this week or next to name a replacement for Austin. Who do you think they would bring in? Here are my guesses: Foley Steph (since Heyman is on Smackdown Nash (he may not be able to wrestle anymore due to the neck, but he can still work the mic pretty well) Shane (maybe, but then hed have to still be involved with Kane) Regal (been gone for awhile, and could be perfect in this role)
(edited by Doc_whiskey on 12.11.03 1135) Mr. Burns: You are of course familiar with our state usury laws? Homer:U-sur-y? Mr. Burns: Oh silly me, I must have just used a word that doesn't exist.
I have to agree with Mr Heel. The end result will be Austin being reinstated as a wrestler for his rumored return to the ring. Hopefully the scenario is that he loses this match and disappears for a month or two then returns as a wrestler.
As for who replaces Bischoff? Hopefully nobody, having two comissioners takes up too match screen time and Bischoff is doing a fine job by himself.
(edited by Quezzy on 12.11.03 1041) Lance's Response:
Here's a giant downside to Bischoff losing: It brings us back into 'When Announcers Collide' Territory. I couldn't stomach another JR/Coachman feud.
Why Pro Wrestling proves the INS cannot keep terrorists out of the United States: If a felon like Nathan Jones is allowed into the United States with no special skills (unless being totally inept in the ring counts, but I think there are enough totally inept people in the US to keep that skill from being unique or special), then how the hell can they justify keeping anyone else out?
Originally posted by Mr Heel III suspect the end result will be Austin's reinstatement as a wrestler, meaning that either way, Austin wins. So we'll end up with a Bischoff/Austin feud similar to the McMahon/Austin feud.
Originally posted by QuezzyI have to agree with Mr Heel. The end result will be Austin being reinstated as a wrestler for his rumored return to the ring. Hopefully the scenario is that he loses this match and disappears for a month or two then returns as a wrestler.
May I ask just what the hell you guys are basing this on? When was there some blockbuster announcement that Austin's healthy again and ready to wrestle? The last interview transcript I read he mentioned something about maybe doing one more big match, but that he still wasn't sure if he was going to go for it. So I don't know where you guys are getting this stuff from, but Austin is fucked up and he can't go full-time again anytime soon, and probably not ever again. That's not speculation, that's what he's said more less several times since returning.
What do you call Albert Einstein beatin' off? Give up? A stroke of genius!
Originally posted by The GoonArgghh...Austin has to win. Bischoff's uncontained arrogance and mean streak will make RAW tough to watch.
I guess we are left to ponder which is worse: Bischoff's "uncontained arrogance and mean streak" or Austin's.
I remember during the women's tag match that JR mentioned that we would see a lot more of things like Terri in wrestling matches if Bischoff wins. That seemed to me like a subtle (if unintentional) hint to "Smarks" who hate that sort of thing that they should not be rooting so strongly for a heel victory.
Seriously, I also think it would be best if Bischoff wins and they shake things up somehow (even if it's only temporary until they come up with a new long term direction).
Unimaginable is the power of HHH. Anyone who stands against him faces certain doom. (paraphrased from Magus, Chrono Trigger)
Christ, with the potential for disaster or (and I would still have part of me hoping for) warm feelings from such an appearance, I'd be even more likely to pony up for a tag team guantlet tourney with Larry and Terry in it!