- Nidia vs Molly was a-okay if a bit stilted and multi-camera-angled in it`s execution. Molly`s finisher is a peck of fun so the actual ring-stuff makes the top. The angle where Nidia has to win the belt before she realize her dream to be a true slut within her is absolutely beautiful since it is an integral part of her charater. The backstage guard basically no-selling Nidia`s big ole titties was an insight to his generation; he isn`t so old as to not remember NATURAL big titties so seeing plastic versions make him reminisce to his youth, perhaps to a burlesque house, perhaps the Rockettes, then his mind travels back to the actual women he had loved- he feels an appreciation of what was offered him because he knew that what caressed with his hand and kissed tenderly with his lips was honest and real. Here he sees a child painted up and physically altered and he can no more conjure lust for them as we could for a digitally altered picture that makes Anna Kournikova appear naked. He has never made the leap to the naked dishonesty before him.
- Chris Benoit is a really great professional wrestler. In the match against the Rock and Edge, he and Eddy Guerrerro are just the fucking GOD KING GODS of the Professional Wrestling. The undercurrent is really cool- as the Rock has bad ribs going in and Eddy and Benoit pulverize them into a paste that the Rock kinda randomly sells throughout the match. Before that aspect kicks in the beat the living dogshit out of Edge and Edge is quite the game recipient- trading chops with Benoit (Jesus Christ. Benoit fucking MURDERS Edge with those chops. That was fucking balls out) and taking the pounding to build the heat of the match to the explosion when he finally tags in the Rock. Then they have the ass-beating of the Rock with Benoit brawling like a motherfucker with Rock to the floor back into the ring, leading up big bumps by Edge to make the first Rock escape of the Crossface all dramatic and the recovery by Edge to make the second Crossface plausible in the context of the match. The middle section was a little cumbersome as Eddy and Benoit were struggling to find new and innovative ways to beat the shit out of Edge so there were large pauses as Benoit and Eddy became too methodical, but it was a slow build to big payoff- as they go from nearfall to save to big bump to save to submission to save, all the way up to Rock and Edge`s final comeback. The only one who came out of this looking any the weaker is Eddy and I`m thinking that he should have gotten the pin since it seems like giving Eddy the win at Summerslams doesn`t help Edge any- but the booking of this would suggest Eddy going over Sunday. Minor quibbles of a really good (SUPLEX-LESS?!?!) TV match. Benoit is absolutely motherfucking awesome.
Dean, your dissection of the guard no-selling the titties moved me to tears. The way a painted up strumpet with a fake pair of breasts can invoke such pathos, such sadness, such longing for a time now passed into the mists of memory...*sniff* it's beautiful man, as beautiful as a Billy/Chuck vs. Rock/Edge Bareass Brawl match.
You never know when you'll meet that special someone... the someone that's mysteriously blind to your flaws. or, you know, stupid enough not to realize that yes, you really are that cynical.
Originally posted by spf2119Dean, your dissection of the guard no-selling the titties moved me to tears. The way a painted up strumpet with a fake pair of breasts can invoke such pathos, such sadness, such longing for a time now passed into the mists of memory...*sniff* it's beautiful man, as beautiful as a Billy/Chuck vs. Rock/Edge Bareass Brawl match.
------------- DR: It was the old guard's eyes that told a story his words could never tell. And I would be front and center in a vat of tapioca pudding for the Billy/Chuck vs rock/Edge Bareass Brawl match. YEAH, DADDY!
Around here in L.A., on non-cable TV we get a local station that plays UPW (Ultimate Professional Wrestling), which'll show some old territory shows, with rings like the Renegade Rampage (or something like that)