Decent opening interview - tremendous pop for Hogan (and he seemed to notice it), interesting mixed pop for Rock, good heel heat for Big Lazy & Big Drunky. Notice that, while Hogan was wearing nWo "colors", Rock was wearing nWo colors (black & white)?
So...what was the main event yesterday again?
UPDATE Looks like Jimmy Hart's tailor is making DDP's jackets now.
Didn't Christian *lose* yesterday? How does he rate an IC Title shot tonight?
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I'm going twenty-four hours a day...I can't seem to stop
- "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph
It would seem counter-productive, but it wouldn't surprise me. I'd rather see the addition of Michaels, 123 Kid, or anyone else than have Hogan be a bad guy all along. And for Rocky turning, I don't mind, as long as he can still cut those hilarious promos insulting everyone.
Originally posted by The GoonIt would seem counter-productive, but it wouldn't surprise me. I'd rather see the addition of Michaels, 123 Kid, or anyone else than have Hogan be a bad guy all along. And for Rocky turning, I don't mind, as long as he can still cut those hilarious promos insulting everyone.
GREAT seeing Ivory's back. And her front!
I would much prefer to do the whole Kliq-NWO thing now, rather than turn Hogan back.. with him gone, it opens the door for Triple H to take his spot. I'm not counting on Michaels, but of course X-Pac is possible as well.
But the whole Hogan-face thing seems SO sudden, and I've been watching this crap for so long, that I almost feel like it was all a fake-out to get Hogan his cheers, but still continue the same storyline.
Originally posted by MarchOfThePigsDid Jim Ross call Lesnar "the hottest free agent in the game" or something to that extent?
yes... why can't they just admit that he's from one of the development territories?
and did Stacey land on a big piece of metal, or was it just me? When they showed her afterward laying on her stomach, it looked like there was a piece of metal right where the table broke. In any case, she took that bump almost by herself. nice.
I didn't really care for tonight's RAW. Too many interviews not enought wrestling. Plus the end of that show was just begging for some kind of a swerve. And really how can a guy who 95% of the WWF's audience has never seen or heard of before be the hottest free agent in wrestling?
Despite the downer of an ending, which was clearly designed to tease a possible heel turn (when Hogan took off that belt, I was SURE he'd start whipping The Rock...and Hall and Nash kept looking at him like "Dude, what's taking you so long?") that was quite a show. I can't remember the last time somebody few had heard of showed up unnanounced and just impressed the hell out of everybody the way Lesnar did. Everybody who has seen him in dark matches (myself included) have commented about how impressive he is. Damn...he didn't dissapoint.
Plus Linda announces "the extension", HHH gives us a glimmer of hope that Steph might be coming off TV, and D-Von got the table. This RAW was certainly a far cry from the crap we've been shoveled the past month. And they even PLANNED AHEAD and gave us reasons to watch next week! What a concept.
On an aside...Correct me if I'm wrong, but nobody ever did actually bother to PIN Maven, did they?
Talk about a great show ruined by a horrid ending. I thought it was phenomenal up until the EEE Princess appeared on my TV, and then that despicable non-ending. Watching it, I figured the worst possible ending for the main was a Hogan turn back heel. I didn't even think they'd puss out like they did. Worst possible ending.
That said, as much as I love Jericho, I hope he loses next week so the EEE Princess gets off my TV for a long, long time.
Second Round, The Sweet Sixteen Rich Swann d. Lince Dorado Zack Sabre Jr d. Drew Gulak TJ Perkins d. Johnny Gargano Rich Swann and his incredible theme music advance after Swann crushes Dorado with a Phoenix Splash. Very entertaining.