In surprising news, it appears as if the Raw creative team had a long term plan for Lance Storm's "boring" gimmick.
After several weeks of failing to shed the "boring" label, Storm would apparently seek out a charismatic tag team partner, then there would be wacky skits with the new partner trying to teach Storm how to have a personality.
No word on whether this is still the intended direction for Storm on Raw.
credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
While Hurricane would be the best choice, they've already teamed back in Hurricane's dark past.
My God, they're not gonna put him with Rico are they?
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
I think an Un-Americans reunion would be good news all around - no, not under the UA banner, but I always thought Storm & Christian made a good team, and Test would be a good fit as the muscle of the group. I really thought they were onto something when the three of them were backing up Jericho during his title reign last year, yet sadly it went nowhere. It could work now, and give all three guys who are seemingly directionless something to do.
Originally posted by komarkazeI'd say that the wacky partner is going to be Al Snow. Actually, no. In a shocking swerve, Lance Storm's wacky tag team partner will be Steve Blackman. Their tag team name can be called Cheese Cheese.
A Blackman/Storm tag team was the FIRST THING I thought of after I read that piece of news.
I could get into this angle if it ended with Steve Blackman coming back and kicking Snow's (or whoever's) ass for making an idiot out of Lance Storm, followed by Storm and Blackman as tag-team champs. IT'S PARTY TIME!!
Of course, even in my imaginary-WWE-world HHH world beat those guys in a handicap match to become the tag-team champs by himself. POLITICS!
Washington Huskies, 2003 Pac-10 football champs. Coming soon.
No, no, having Storm re-hash wrestlecrap could work as long as he's always reluctant, and mocking the fan's taste, ie "So this is what you want? You want me to pretend to be a plumber? What is this, the Village People?"
"A true champion knows how to deal with adversity."-- Kurt Angle
Why do I keep getting flashes of Storm trying to become Jericho, ala Kanyon to DDP? I keep seeing Storm wearing that checkerboard outfit and then complaining that he lost because his outfit blinded him on the way to the ring. Actually, though, Kanyon would be a good candidate. It would be easy enough to explain his jump to Raw by showing a skit where someone asks Stephanie why Kanyon was on Raw now and she could reply "Who?"
If there's one thing I can't blame Russo for it's the booking of Desmond Wolfe the past few months. Russo pushed the guy to the moon his first few months in TNA. Since Hogan and Bischoff came in he's been fubar'd.