The W
Views: 95590104
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
18.4.14 0051
The W - Pro Wrestling - "It's a Full Nelson" - RAW 5-30
This thread has 45 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.34
Pages: 1 2 3 Next
(5112 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (48 total)
I Breastfeed John Madden
Head cheese








Since: 13.4.04
From: Des Moines, IA

Since last post: 47 days
Last activity: 6 hours
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.16
At least Victoria is heel again...

Nice touch not to have Simon Dean come out w/ Maven for the beatdown. Someone here said it before, but I'm caring less and less for the ECW show the more WWE promotes it.

Vis' gold chain is tits.

Christian's segment was awesome. I have no doubt they'll be sending him to Smackdown now.

Blah, blah, blah...

(edited by StevieRichards on 30.5.05 2031)


http://www.lateo.org/fun/critics_files/malone.jpg
Promote this thread!
The Sham
Kolbasz








Since: 20.1.02
From: Hamden, CT

Since last post: 1537 days
Last activity: 889 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by making a couple of Arabs bleed?

(edited by The Sham on 30.5.05 2317)


HBK: —HOLY SHIT! WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE FUCKING GEESE?—
- Jeb Tennyson Lund, 1/20/04
Mr Tuesday
Kolbasz








Since: 6.1.02
From: Chicago, IL

Since last post: 679 days
Last activity: 384 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.47
Surprized no one said this about Christy's bikini...

"She wore an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini..."
ScreamingHeadGuy
Frankfurter








Since: 1.2.02
From: Appleton, WI

Since last post: 560 days
Last activity: 560 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80
Happy Memorial Day (or, as you Canadians say - Monday).

Y'know, after a nice and relaxing weekend I was feeling all energized to return to writing today. But then the opening segment happened, so I said "Fuck this." Then the rest of the show happened, and I'm glad to stand by my initial decision.

Tonight's episode of Raw, how I loate thee - let me count the ways. First, if I knew it was THAT easy to abduct a ring announcer, I would have tried it YEARS ago. Second, any woman who kicks Jerry Lawler straight in the nuts is a face in my book. Third, thank you Kane for not taking an obvious opportunity to exact some vengeance on the man who ruined your marraige. Fourth, way to make your champion look like a chump via a poorly booked Main Event.

There are many more ways I thought this show sucked, but I'd prefer not to dwell on the negative.

Overall: Let's wait another 6.5 months before considering a return to writing.



I'm ScreamingHeadGuy, and I approve this post.

Underwater
Boerewors








Since: 5.10.02
From: Battle Creek, Michigan

Since last post: 3090 days
Last activity: 2739 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
HHH says he's going to make Batista "submissive". Jokes write selves.

Seriously, does anyone outside of the WWE care about Hassan's unpinned streak? Not that it really matters in the big picture, but is Hassan's gimmick really going to die if he gets pinned by the most over guy on the Raw roster?

I thought Val was going to get a much deserved push for a second there. And then I cried. At least there is still Conway.

Next week would soooo be the best time for Haas to get drafted and turn on Benjamin.
BigSteve
Pepperoni








Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 2653 days
Last activity: 2381 days
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.09
I thought that this was a pretty good show with the crowd hot all night from what I saw.

What was best about this show was that even though Triple H was back, he wasn't really the focal point of the show. At the end of the night it was about Batista, and he really made himself look like a star. I liked that angle, and I liked how Batista sold during the match. Anyone know who does his new theme song?

I actually liked the MasterLock Challenge this week. It's good to see Val Venis get put over, just a little, on Raw. Hopefully Venis will be Masters first opponent on PPV or something. There are certainly worse guys for him to work with. What's funny though is when Val made double entendres and talked about his "movies" how many people even know/remember that he had the Porn Star gimmick?

At least the swimsuit segment had a point.

I have to report, after close examination, that Shelton Benjamin still rules. Now if they'd give him something worthwhile to do (maybe a feud with Jericho)....

And speaking of Jericho, I'm digging this new character. There are a lot of ways they can go, but I hope that he stays face.

The ECW segment was well done. I enjoyed it and i hope they do more with it in the next two weeks.

My pick for first lottery pick: I'll say Rene Dupree. I don't know why.

EDIT: Oh shit, I forgot to mention how awesome Christian is. Damn, can he cut a promo or what?

And Big Vis' music is pretty sweet. I sit there and wonder why the hell Big Vis is getting pushed because this angle won't lead to matches, but damn is he cool. Whatever, I'm a dork.

    Originally posted by Screaming Head Guy
    Fourth, way to make your champion look like a chump via a poorly booked Main Event.


How was it poorly booked? From where I sat, it put Batista over huge while at the same time preserving Hassan's "undefeated" streak. It was really a win-win and the best they could have booked it. And no, no one cares about his "streak", but it gives him heel heat if it's used right, and I'm all for that.


(edited by BigSteve on 30.5.05 2335)

(edited by BigSteve on 30.5.05 2339)
TheCheat
Tocino








Since: 8.7.03
From: Strongbadia

Since last post: 3145 days
Last activity: 3115 days
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Man, I thought the past two weeks' shows were exceptionally good, and I was looking forward to this week, but they managed to blow just about everything. Loved the vast majority of the Edge/Benoit tables match, but I was wishing Victoria had kicked Vince in the nuts instead of Lawler when we saw not a peep from Kane as we saw Benoit job in what's practically his backyard. Good one, bastards.

Speaking of which, wasn't Lawler getting a bit too excited at Stacy's outfit considering he'd just had his testes smashed by Victoria? She did look hot, I'm just saying.

And yes, "Stacy's hot" is about the lamest chant I've ever heard in my life, other than that insipid "Hey hey hey, goodbye" one.

Christian got a lot of love, as usual, and I must say having a hyper-responsive crowd improves him immensely. I'm looking forward to him going to Smackdown!, provided they don't swerve us and make him tap out to the MasterLock.

Speaking of which, where the hell was Stevie?

The majority of the show left me wondering, "Who booked this crap?" Everythign that went right with the past two shows went straight down the toilet with this one. And please, PLEASE explain to me why Kane hasn't disembowled like fifteen people yet? They turned a monster who lights people on fire on a whim into a do-nothing pussy. Ugh.



"I said consummate V's! CONSUMMATE!" - Strong Bad
geemoney
Scrapple








Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.17
Interesting opening segment with the ladies. Victoria seems to be heel again, which would be great if she re-upped with Stevie and gotten TaTu's theme music back....I know I hated Vis's new music at first, but now that he's become a gigolo, I think it fits....The tag title match was nothing, and the Heart Throbs are an awful gimmick- they seem to be trying WAY too hard, which just won't work with a gimmick like this....Benjamin v.s La Resistance was good, but I hope they're not gonna break up the longest running team on RAW....

Jericho made the highlight reel watchable. I wonder if there's a parallel between Matt whining on the internet and Kane crying in the angle....The Benoit/Edge match was good too, and Bischoff was gold on commentary. "Why don't you stay out of their personal lives"- Bischoff to JR, in the quote of the night....Well, Val ALMOST broke Masters' full-nelson....Didn't see much of the M.E., I must confess.

(edited by geemoney on 30.5.05 2336)


College, Sports and More!: Experience It



Freeway
Scrapple








Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 116 days
Last activity: 87 days
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.03
A LIVE Perspective, And Dark Matches/HEAT:

DARK MATCH: Harry Smith (The late British Bulldog's son) pinned Ted Hart after a Sitout Powerbomb. Huge pop for Harry, a lot of heat for Ted Hart.

HEAT: Chris Jericho beat Simon Dean with the Walls of Jericho. Dean hit the ring, bashed the Flames and talked about the lockout. Tons of cheap heat. Jericho blew the roof off the place. Decent match.

HEAT: Tyson Tomko beat Wavell Starr via KO after kicking him in the face. Total squash, Tomko with lots of sloppy offense. Huge "Boring" chant broke out.

HEAT: William Regal pinned Sinn after the running kneelift. Another squash.

HEAT: Lance Storm pinned Maven after a chairshot and cross body block. Maven came out, said Tajiri (his scheduled opponent) wasn't available, bashed ECW and challenged any "extreme" wrestler for a match. Storm came out, to a HUGE POP. Storm wrestled pretty well for a guy who's been retired awhile. Maven went to nail Storm with his weightlifting belt but the ref intercepted it, allowing Storm (on the outside) to clock Maven with a chair and hit a flying crossbody for the win.

OTHER NOTES: Jericho, Benoit & Christian were way over. Batista, too. Tons of heat for Hassan & Daivari, Triple H's promo (which nobody in the arena was watching because of a fight and a flasher), Lita & Edge and the crappy DQ finish to the main event. Surprisingly big pop for Vis, but boos for stealing Lillian away from us. Oh, and Victoria got WILD CHEERS from the live crowd.

All in all, a middling RAW. The show peaked after the first hour and slugged along throughout the second.

(edited by Freeway420 on 30.5.05 2205)


DVDs; Blog

The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 13 hours
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
I just got back from the Saddledome and RAW live. My cousin and I had pretty decent seats-from the main action camera, we were centre of the ring, five rows up from the floors. You would see us if they cut to a larger shot. Except, as we found out, it was also sign alley. I don't mind the signs so much as I mind the incredibly poor spelling on them. Examples: "Your a chicken", "That's how I role", "Tripple H"...and that's just in my section.

I took a bunch of decent photos, which I'll try to post by morning.

The only things worth noting: they didn't do a "send the crowd home happy" match after RAW went off air; during HHH's long-winded speech, the crowd was more interested in women flashing their bras; and a dark match featured Harry Smith (son of Davey Boy Smith) vs. Teddy Hart(son of another Hart).
Freeway
Scrapple








Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 116 days
Last activity: 87 days
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.03
    Originally posted by The Goon
    I just got back from the Saddledome and RAW live. My cousin and I had pretty decent seats-from the main action camera, we were centre of the ring, five rows up from the floors. You would see us if they cut to a larger shot. Except, as we found out, it was also sign alley. I don't mind the signs so much as I mind the incredibly poor spelling on them. Examples: "Your a chicken", "That's how I role", "Tripple H"...and that's just in my section.

    I took a bunch of decent photos, which I'll try to post by morning.

    The only things worth noting: they didn't do a "send the crowd home happy" match after RAW went off air; during HHH's long-winded speech, the crowd was more interested in women flashing their bras; and a dark match featured Harry Smith (son of Davey Boy Smith) vs. Teddy Hart(son of another Hart).


Oh SNAP, that's exactly where I was sitting!



DVDs; Blog

The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 13 hours
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
    Originally posted by Freeway420
    Oh SNAP, that's exactly where I was sitting!


You know, if you were the guy to my left in the Randy Orton t-shirt taking notes during Heat, that would just be too funny.
Freeway
Scrapple








Since: 3.1.02
From: Calgary

Since last post: 116 days
Last activity: 87 days
#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.03
    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by Freeway420
      Oh SNAP, that's exactly where I was sitting!


    You know, if you were the guy to my left in the Randy Orton t-shirt taking notes during Heat, that would just be too funny.


DEAD TO RIGHTS.



DVDs; Blog

The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 13 hours
#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
Ha-what are the odds that two guys from The W would sit directly next to each other during a RAW episode? I noticed you taking notes during Heat, but when you didn't during RAW, I eliminated the Freeway 420 possibility. Alas.

Anyway, here's my favourite photo, which works only because someone else's flash went off at the same time.
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: Derkaderkastan

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 10 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.48
DOes anyone else get the gut feeling that the WWE will drop the ball with this ECW revival card? I mean, they were in CALGARY...and Lance Storm is from there; yet for the "ECW"-esque match, they had Edge vs. Benoit? I'm sure that Lance, even with his injuries, could still work a half decent match.

Heck, even Tommy Dreamer would have sufficed.

Christian was ON today. I really, REALLY liked his promo. If he heads to Smackdown, I'd be disappointed if he doesn't get the title within a year.

Interesting mix of cheers and boos when Cena's name was mentioned.

SNITSKY'S BACK! I can't believe it, but I was happy to see him back. I don't know why, but I could see him and Tomko start a team if Captain Charisma heads to Smackdown.

Damn you, Viscera...I was so looking forward to seeing Lillian in a bikini.

I like Victoria as a heel...but I want the psycho Victoria. Let's see the return of the spider tights!

I got a kick out of the "BORING!" chants during the HHH snore-inducing interview segment. Calgary fans can be relentless sometimes.

TERRIBLE...MAIN...EVENT. Nuff said. Regardless if there was some sort of subconscious symbolism, was the dual bladejob to Moo-hammad (as the ring announcer called him) and Daiviri really necessary?

All in all, I don't think I really liked Raw today. They could have done something better.



I play chicken with the train, play chicken with the train train, uh-huh uh-huh!
Bob C
Chorizo








Since: 5.9.04
From: Downtown

Since last post: 77 days
Last activity: 7 hours
#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.10
Quick RAW thoughts...

- Batista looked like a STAR tonight. He's gonna be huge.

- Christian was awesome, as always. And, at this point, he better go to SmackDown, otherwise all this talk against Cena will be pointless.

- SNITSKY IS BACK! Praise the lord!

- It still feels weird to hear Bischoff on commentary on RAW.

(edited by Bob C on 30.5.05 2237)


Tiens mon copain!
Fuzzy Logic
Summer sausage








Since: 31.3.02
From: Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Since last post: 3029 days
Last activity: 2753 days
ICQ:  
#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
I thought the whole shebang was pretty decent... I was stupid and went to get foodstuffs right after the swimsuit thing. I was up too high to see the flasher and fight... I did see security come though.

Christian was spectacular. As was Jericho. And Lance, Edge, Benoit... My photos seemed to be sucking, and my battery started to die early in the night, so I got lazy and stopped taking pictures. I went back in to watch 'em take the ring apart, and that was awesome. Picked up the Y2J shirt, 'cause they had my size.

The pyro is insane. Seriously. I could feel the damn heat from where I was sitting.

Dag, I thought that guy's name was Sid... ah well.

Taber Corn is truly over...




Jack Valenti fears NASH, EATER OF non-CHILDREN~!
waffleking
Pickled pork








Since: 2.10.02
From: Missouri

Since last post: 2639 days
Last activity: 329 days
#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
    Originally posted by The Goon
    Ha-what are the odds that two guys from The W would sit directly next to each other during a RAW episode? I noticed you taking notes during Heat, but when you didn't during RAW, I eliminated the Freeway 420 possibility. Alas.

    Anyway, here's my favourite photo, which works only because someone else's flash went off at the same time.


Nice photo man. That looks like something that would be painted on the ceiling of a cathedral.



"No, this is Bronson, Missouri!"
Phantom
Frankfurter








Since: 17.3.02

Since last post: 2187 days
Last activity: 2163 days
#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.99
    Originally posted by The Goon
    Ha-what are the odds that two guys from The W would sit directly next to each other during a RAW episode? I noticed you taking notes during Heat, but when you didn't during RAW, I eliminated the Freeway 420 possibility. Alas.

    Anyway, here's my favourite photo, which works only because someone else's flash went off at the same time.
If you don't mind, I'm just gonna use that photo as my new wallpaper for a while. AWESOME shot.



Hogan's My Dad
Andouille








Since: 8.6.02
From: Canada

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 7 days
#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.41
I can't believe they turned off the crowd noise during Triple H's promo. If they made the decision to go that way from the get-go, that'd be one thing, but they decided mid-way through that they just couldn't bear to show that no one was paying attention to Triple H. I fast-forwarded after that.

Batista looked like an asshole tonight. There's a good old-fashioned babyface beating, like the ones Austin used to give, and then there's beating a hapless manager to a bloody pulp. I know that's supposed to be okay because he's a Muslim, but I'm not buying it. It's shabby writing. You have to give people something to get behind; I mean, surely they learned from the Orton experiment? Or not.

Victoria's awesome. She kicked King in the nuts and she looked pretty hot. Kudos to Edge for the "spearing your wife" line. Good heeling by Lita.



Hot Virgins-The World's Most Steadily Shrinking Commodity
Pages: 1 2 3 Next
Thread rated: 4.34
Pages: 1 2 3 Next
Thread ahead: WM 21 DVD: Which Disc Has Angle/HBK?
Next thread: TNA Comments going into Slammaversary
Previous thread: I have a ticket to Raw in Calgary
(5112 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Gone for over a year now, it appears Smackdown won't be returning to Mound City anytime soon. KPLR-11, who ditched it last year for who knows what reason (even though they made their name on the legendary Wrestling at the Chase)
- PeterStork, Smackdown in St. Louis (2002)
Related threads: Worlds Collide for RAW Satire 5/23/05 - RAW 5/23 - RAW 5/16 - More...
The W - Pro Wrestling - "It's a Full Nelson" - RAW 5-30Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.608 seconds.