Hi guys, I just got 4 hours of sleep after getting back so I'm in a rotten mood and I feel like crap but I wanted to do a quick Live Notes from MSG for those interested. A more detailed one will be submitted to slash soon, look for it on the Main Page.
Shelton Benjamin over Shawn Stasiak while I was being frisked by security. Golddust over Johny da Bull by Curtain Call Stevie Richards over Crash by Stevie Kick Bradshaw over Justin Credible by Clothesline from Hell D-Lo Brow over Raven by Sky High
Crowd Notes: The four faces got good pops. ECW hasbeens got a small "ECW" chant. Crash got a huge "Elroy Jetson" chant and was surprisingly over. People wanted to see D-Lo use the Lo Down, instead of Sky High. Note to D-Lo; It's ok with RVD if you use a frog splash.
Off-Camera Notes: Fink had a face role in shilling T-Shirts and giving away free ones to keep the crowd pumped. He also had a face pop for his "match" with the ladies. Nobody wanted to see him lose his clothes.
Killer Video Montage got good pops for Hogan, Andre, HBK. Jerry Lawler got a huge "Jerry" chant. The crowd loves him. The Rock got 70% "Rocky Sucks!" chants. The pro-ECW crowd was loud and also had "Lets go Les-ner!" The biggest face heat went to Triple H as HBK. Biggest heel heat to Rock and Bishoff. Y2J's singing brought a huge "shut the fuck up" chant. Kane and Bookerdust got a great pop and "USA" chant as well.
Crowd was dead for the Y2J/Hardy match and the main event. Main event had chants of "Sponge Bob Square-Pants!?!" Everyone wanted to see Brock. And they didn't want to see him play a cowardly heel. After we went off the air, Taker hit Trips with a chokeslam and the last ride. Crowd had a "tombstone" chant, but didn't get one. Triple H complained too much about it last time. Earl Hebner ended getting a "you screwed Bret" chant and that was it for the night. They better start giving people reasons to watch RAW.
Merchandise: A lot of the new Brock shirt is selling. The front looks like a fake Brahma Bull. not impressed. Golddust shirts were selling...who knew?
Steph looked hot last night with the pink top and matching lipstick.
No boos from me.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
The argument was not necessarily that Hogan shouldn't be there (that may or may not be the person's opinion, I don't know), but that he shouldn't be there to steal Foley's spotlight after he worked really hard for this angle.