Did no one else watch this week? Where's the thread people?
This week was a really good show leading into the PPV this weekend. We had all six guys from the main event in matches against each other with Kurt and Christian giving a stellar performance as usual. We had a really fun battle royal with Curry Man winning, which was a pleasant surprise. More shenannigans with Team 3D that was't as bad or as time consuming as usual. Rhino destroying the 'Beer Belt' and calling it a piece of crap. (THANK YOU Rhino!!!) And for the biggest shocker... Tomko getting a win over Samoa Joe! I was very happy at this, even though it was kinda crappy with it being a First Blood match and all, so you knew he'd win in a sneaky way like that.
Overall, I thought it was a pretty solid show leading to the PPV Sunday.
(edited by Cerebus on 8.3.08 2303) Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
'The Kevster and his 17-time surgically repaired knee' seemed quite honest in asking "I'm supposed to follow that?" after Christian's promo. That Joe/Christian/Nash segment was brilliant, and it was a fairly good show all round despite a fair bit of silliness in places.
How do you learn to fall off a twenty foot ladder?
I am back from Disneyland! I didn't get you anything!
Yeah, not a bad show. I agree with Cerebus -- one of the highlights was Rhino smashing the Drinking Title to bits.
Curry Man winning the Battle Royal was cool, too -- he actually got thrown out by Rellik and was standing outside the ring -- looked down -- saw that he was standing on the prone body of Jimmy Rave, not the floor, and was therefore not eliminated -- CURRY MAN DANCE!
I dunno about Tomko's win being "shocking" -- it was in the middle slot in a best-two-out-of-three-matches situation, which makes the outcome kinda forgone. I think this is actually the third win that Tomko has over Joe, the other two being pinfalls. That'll be a good thing to play up when -- I hope -- Tomko challenges Joe for the World Title.
I liked the Hernandez/Awesome Kong staredown and I think I'd like to see that match.
Last 5 movies seen: Dan in Real Life *** - Miller's Crossing n/a - The Glass Key *** - The Darjeeling Limited ***1/2 - Margot at the Wedding ***
Okay, just a couple of points on Russo and WCW. While the WWF was built on Sports Entertainment, WCW was more wrestling orientated. WCW used to do things like have 20 minute C/W matches on monday night that you'd never see on Raw.