Decent show, once again the main event stuff just didn't work. But If you could get by the first 15 minutes there was some good stuff
-first segment- Well the funniest part of the first segment is when HHH was outside getting the doll some fan screamed out "You're not funny" I agree... As for the video the first 2 thing I was "HA yeah I get it". 3-4 things it's like "blah I get it sodomy is kinda funny" (wtf did I just say that). When it's half a dozen stuff and it went on and on it stopped being and quickly became one of the worse stupid segments ever. For a guy who writes comedy he really should know the to END THE JOKE.
-Regal/Storm v. RVD/Dreamer- When I look past how lame I think Regal/Storm is how sad RVD is now being put in a generic tag match (I know, I know world title shot in the ppv). Looking past this was a pretty decent match. It really heated up in the end... maybe not a good sign i had to check a recap to see who actually won
-3 minute screwups attack Dudleyz- Best part of this segment is during the intro there was a nice shot of Lilian and during the reply it had a great shot of Lilian's cleavage when she was running out of the ring =)
-Test v. Goldust- I like STacy, I think she can really help Test. Testicles is kinda funny in a stpid kinda way (lol). Stacy adorable forcing him to say it... Oh yeah the match was alright. Goldust is a guilty pleasure him having both TEst and STacy set up and not choosing who should get the honor of recieving the golden globes (are females eligible?)
-Jericho/Christian v. Bubba/Jeff Hardy- First I was thinkin Trish (then remembered she was on the phone talking about her 3 way girl match, yes i was listening to her while she was taking of her clothes...lol), then I thought Booker T (had issues with the tag champs last week) but it was Jeff Hardy (actually would have liked to be either 2 of my first choices)... Gotta give Jeff credit he looked alright with missed spots and all and was in there for a huge chunk. This match was super long and really good. over 15 minutes. Real nice exciting ending. Why did seeing Jeff Hardy remind Lawler of the sodomy spot earlier on in the day?
-Bischoff interview- Eric comes out and says his great innovated idea "g-tv" (huh). Don't get it but then again I've always been one not to question when guys are talking secretly backstage with the camera on them, I've always been good with suspension of disbelief on that aspect... Booker came out and cut a pretty lame promo (I guess maybe because the crowd didn't bite)
-Nowinksi v. Booker- THat match was unmemorable but I still like the interplay between Snow and Nowinski.
-Trish v. Molly v. Jacqueline- First off did I just see Trish while waiting for her opponents turn her head and wink at Lilian! then smile to herself. OH MY!!!... Well onto the match (lol) Nice little match. Like Trish going for a handstand hurrcirance (stratusphere announcers call it!) and getting blocked by Jacqueline and getting reversed into a vicious tornado DDT. Ending was cool going for the Strausfaction bulldog on Molly and grabbing Jackie's head in the last second. Sweet!
-Kane v. HHH- The matches are almost as painful as the storyline (almost!). Just really boring stuff. HBK (called it, but I don't mind). How ironic that when the casket door shut down on HHH in reality it's Kane's main even push that's taking the dirt nap. Ha right in the middle of mid celebration of Kanes "Impressive" victory they turned off Kane's music and started play HBK's HA (I know, I know world title shot on the PPV).
other stuff: important stuff first, Lilian was wearing pants thought she was going to take a bump forsure... Trish's jeans are really tight, who was she talking to? Will the WWE remember next week? tune in!... Where was Flair, let the rumors begin... RNN rules. HBK recap jobbed to RNN!!.
Lawler had a decent line calling Spike a "wind chime"
Don't really know if going into detail here is the right place because we all know a wrestling messageboard is no place for wild speculation and innuendo
Oh, man, the mannequin turns out to be a man, and now TERRY F'N TAYLOR?!?! Man, am I glad I tuned out of the Eagles game! Seriously. I'm glad I didn't flat out say that I would quit last week (though I was thinking about it). The football game didn't really pick up until after RAW went off.
Okay, a few thoughts on some of the best commentary Raw has earned on this board in months:
--the only way for me to 'get past the first fifteen minutes' of anything but a movie is for me to videotape it. It's pretty effin' obnoxious of an alleged entertainment company to regularly demand a consumer sit through 12 1/2% total crap to obtain a chance at entertainment.
--Whoever said (wait, it was HrdCreJoe) this is as good as Raw can be under present circumstances has just redefined 'damning with faint praise' for a new generation. Did anyone who was pleased with the show note the number of minutes of actual in-ring action between live opponents in the first hour? As always, boys, if you want a one-hour show, put on an effin' one hour show. Of course, Bisch probably still thinks they have three hours to fill... .
--HHH can be funny, funnier even than he was last night. He'd better start showing so again, and fast.
Bottome line from this viewer's p.o.v.: It still sucks, I still didn't get out of the first hour (barely out of the first half hour).
M. Cole: Oh no, what's Angle going to do with that chair. Tazz: Well, I think he wants to, you know, HIT HIM with it.
"We're pretty sure we know how the universe started, but we don't know what some of our own internal organs are for. Bet few intelligent species have hit THAT exacta!"
Originally posted by Net Hack SlasherLawler had a decent line calling Spike a "wind chime"
He actually said something halfway intelligent during the women's match no less. He commented that "Jacqulline is probably the toughest woman in there, Molly is the best wrestler, but Trish is the champion." I was surprised he could talk so long without saying the word "puppies".
A shark on whiskey is mighty risky, a shark on beer is a beer engineer.
The whole Sin Cara thing feels like the Light Heavyweight days all over again. Taka et al did some great moves, but at the end of the day the WWE had no idea how to present and package the product. Rey was a luxuary.