Just watched Judgment Day (probably tripling the buyrate in the process), and the only thing that REALLY stood out, for me, was the Piper-Jericho interview. Possibly because, even though the two had been teasing a confrontation for weeks, I didn't think the WWE would actually follow-up on it.
It was funny enough, though Jericho carried the segment for sure. It definitely left the impression these guys would spar again (but hopefully on the mic instead of in the ring) Would be nice to build for an eventual debate or talk show battle at the next joint Raw/SD card. Though that may end up leaving Jericho off the wrestling portion...
"The Rock also knows damn well, what in recent years the WCW Title has come to... Diamond Dallas Page? Booker T? The guy from Scream 2, the dog from Married with Children, the maid from the Jeffersons! Shane McMahon, this title is just like your sister, everybody gets a turn!"
Of course Jericho carried Piper, what else would you expect? jericho always keeps the mic entertaining. He not only brings 110% percent to the ring with him every match but he also brings everything to the mic. The comment about the lepers and midgets was hilarious.
I’ll go with the IC Battle Royal as my favorite match. They wasted little time with those who weren’t going to be involved in the finale (and Lance Storm fulfilled all expectations by getting eliminated within a minute of the match – his INTRO was longer than his match participation. Goldust vs. Booker was played perfectly so that both of them remain faces, and I honestly thought it would come down to Jericho vs. Booker. When Christian pulled off the upset elimination of Jericho, then I thought for sure that Booker was going to win it. Then the ref was bumped, and I thought, “Oh, no way.” Sure enough, Christian pulls off the upset cheat-to-win victory over Booker and Raw gets a great heel champ to help reestablish the belt. And they went with the perfect guy to put it on – strong mic skills, decent ring work, and someone who can be elevated by the belt rather than just a main-eventer with a belt. Jericho doesn’t need it – he does a great job maintaining his heat with his mic work. Booker would have been good, but he’ll be more entertaining chasing the belt than he would be as a champ. Christian really seems to be on the verge of breaking out as a heel lately, rather than just getting overshadowed by Edge or playing second-fiddle to a bigger heel group, and this may be just what he needs to cement himself.
The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.
I'm sorry, Phantom, maybe my settings got messed up and I read your post wrong. Did you just say a person who isn't Triple H is supposed to get over...as a heel...on Raw? You're joking, right? Jericho somehow manages to do it through the power of the IWC, and nobody else is even close. Who's the number 4 heel on Raw now? Bischoff? HHH, Jericho, Christian, Bischoff. Oh, that's electrifying!
The preceding post expressed the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He was biased, opinionated and bitter. You were warned.
As of Monday, May 9 at 1:14 PM, the Boston Red Sox' Magic Number to clinch the AL East is 135. A combination of 135 Red Sox wins and New York Yankees losses will guarantee the AL East for the Boston Red Sox.
It'll be Hogan. He has a book to promote, but they're not going to bring him back to go up against Lesnar yet. So if they pack him off to RAW he can still get his TV time in without mucking up the Smackdown! title picture.