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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.82
If ECW and Smackdown merged you might have yourself a real promotion. I haven't bought a PPV in years, but this could be the least over PPV the WWE has put out since Aldo Montoyo and Salvidor Sincere were on the roster.
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Having to alter 3 matches for a PPV in 1 week hardly bodes well for The Great American Bash. This must be a record.

They don't state whether the Punjabi Prison match is still on, so we will wait and see, though the novelty of what the thing is probably outweighs the match itself.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.59
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    You couple these two with Batista facing Mr. Kennedy as your main event, and I could see where people might just want refunds for paying good money to see a reshuffled card.


You all seem to be forgetting the 4 Magic Words of the pro wrestling business . . .

"Card Subject to Change."

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
    Originally posted by jwrestle
    Is the PPV even going to be watchable?

    Seriously, when Mark Henry went down I was like, ok they be able to find some kind of replacement. Enter Kennedy.

    Now, we've got Lashley out and Kahli. I'm really temped to not to go to the bar or even watch it anywhere else. I'll go to an MMO to kill time until the results pop up.


...Wait, wait... you're saying that the Great American Bash is worse off because we don't get to see the technical wrestling mastery of The Great Khali, and the high-flying grace of Mark Henry?

Lashley, I'll grant you. But any opponent is an improvement over Khali, so if they slide The Big Show in there, I'm all for that. And I'd much rather watch Mr. Kennedy than Mark Henry, too, I just hope Kennedy doesn't get squashed too badly.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Originally posted by jwrestle
      Is the PPV even going to be watchable?

      Seriously, when Mark Henry went down I was like, ok they be able to find some kind of replacement. Enter Kennedy.

      Now, we've got Lashley out and Kahli. I'm really temped to not to go to the bar or even watch it anywhere else. I'll go to an MMO to kill time until the results pop up.


    ...Wait, wait... you're saying that the Great American Bash is worse off because we don't get to see the technical wrestling mastery of The Great Khali, and the high-flying grace of Mark Henry?

    Lashley, I'll grant you. But any opponent is an improvement over Khali, so if they slide The Big Show in there, I'm all for that. And I'd much rather watch Mr. Kennedy than Mark Henry, too, I just hope Kennedy doesn't get squashed too badly.


I think the bigger issue is that the card for this particular show wasn't all that attractive in the first place (not one fan I know personally was planning on getting it/going somewhere to watch).

Batista/Henry might hurt just because they were building it as Batista's revenge against Henry putting him out of action for so many months and robbing them of their hero, so regardless of Henry's workrate the fans were looking forward to that and it was being pushed pretty hard. So they specifically wanted to see Batista destroy Mark Henry, not just see Batista wrestle.

Undertaker/Khali is a different story. Yes, they were building the Undertaker/Khali program, but it seems that Taker's a draw regardless of his opponent, seeing as for years they've always brought in the "monster heel" with the idea of going after the Undertaker and it's more or less the same program over and over again just with a different person in the position (who subsequently never seems to get over when all's said and done - the only exception I can think of is Kane). Which leads me to conclude that it's not so much who he's feuding with, but just that he's going to make an appearance at a PPV that's the primary draw. The argument could be made that Big Show being more recognizable would actually be a positive, but it's a moot point - WWE.com has yet to announce that Big Show is replacing Khali in the match.

Lashley's absence may or may not have a negative effect on the buyrate...I can never tell whether or not the fans are really getting into him.

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