Somebody doesn't watch Velocity (what kind of sorry SOB would watch one of the weekend shows!), but I meant matches as part of actual feuds on network television. Which isn't to say I don't have all the world's respect for the B-shows making a valiant attempt at salvaging angles for one of their own (cf. Coach and Al discuss the Richards/Victoria breakup as if it had actually aired on TV).
JBL retains, Cena wins, Funaki retains, Joy wins, Bashams retain, Booker T wins, Taker wins. They should have built a HBK appearance to maybe boost buys but a run-in is welcome. Maybe a weary, concussed Randy Orton wanders into Pittsburgh and collapses on Takers hearse? I dunno how that angle will pan out.
Originally posted by Freeway420One Fall inside a Barbed Wire Steel Cage for the WWE Championship (Win by pin, submission or escape): JOHN LAYFIELD [Champion; 6'6", 290; New York, NY] vs. THE BIG SHOW [7', 470; Tampa, FL]
Prediction: JBL retains. this is setting it up IMO for WM21 JBL V Cena
One Fall for the #1 Contendership to the WWE Championship: KURT ANGLE [6'2", 220; Pittsburgh, PA] vs. JOHN CENA [WWE United States Champion; 6'1", 240; West Newbury, MA]
Prediction: Cena wins.
One Fall for the WWE Tag Team Championship: THE BASHAM BROTHERS [Champions; 500 combined] vs. REY MYSTERIO Y EDDIE GUERRERO [385 combined]
Prediction: Bashams win
Elimination Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship:FUNAKI [Champion; 5'7", 180; Japan] vs. SHANNON MOORE [5'9", 175; Charlotte, NC] vs. PAUL LONDON [5'10", 205; Austin, TX] vs. CHAVO GUERRERO [5'9", 210; El Paso, TX] vs. AKIO [5'9", 200; Japan] vs. SPIKE DUDLEY [5'8", 150; Dudleyville]
Prediction: This is one of the harder ones to predict. I will say Funaki retains and I cant give a reason
THE UNDERTAKER [6'10", 328; Death Valley] vs. LUTHER REIGNS [6'5", 285; Phoenix, AZ]
BOOKER T [6'3", 250; Houston, TX] vs. HEIDENREICH [6'5", 275; New Orleans, LA]
Prediction: Booker T.
Smackdown! Rookie Diva of 2005 Competition (Swimsuit, Evening Gown & Talent portions): JOY GIOVANNI vs. MICHELLE McCOOL vs. ROCHELLE vs. LAUREN
Prediction: I dont care
Seems to be a very predictable card and one that will run with features for close to 2hours 45 minutes IMO
(edited by PerthHeat on 20.2.05 1431) if you cant stand the heat...buy icecream
Originally posted by BigSteveThe barbed wire cage match is no escape? I think that you might be wrong because I could have sworn that they said on SD last night that it was pinfall, submission, or escape.
I haven't been following the hype for the match, but I would assume that the whole point of the barbed wire around the top of the cage is to prevent anyone from climbing up and out to escape. I don't know if that means the rules don't allow for winning by escape, or if it's still legal because the kayfabe assumption is that Show and JBL aren't crazy enough to brave the barbed wire. We'll have to wait and see if JBL slashes his body to pieces to force the issue, but I'm sure it'll be a moot point and that the match will end in a pinfall.
I guess escape through the door is possible, but it seems pretty ass-backwards to make the walls of the cage insurmountible, and then not even lock the damn door.
My prediction for this match is that, for all the effort made to keep the wrestlers in the cage and outsiders out, we'll still see someone break in or out of the cage, making the entire stip as pointless as the no-guitar rule at Against All Odds.
Thanks for the info, both of you. I'm more interested in Punk/Albright/Doane than anything else, so I'm going to grab an assortment of DVDs from those months. And just to note for everyone, ROHwrestling.