Originally posted by Tribal ProphetThe whole "Women feuding must call each other fat" is really just a sign of bad/lazy writing. It's no different than TNA making all the women call each other bitches and sluts for years because that's how their creative team thought women really argued with each other.
I got that vibe even more from Lawler during the Jericho/Ziggler. The guy who can't wait to tell us how much sex he'd like to have with any onscreen woman seemed to spend about half the match telling us how AJ has all the sex and what a horrible person she was for doing so. Most of it was the same lines he's been saying forever and he's on autopilot, but it still felt like someone told him to make the whore jokes instead of the crazy jokes now.
I don't know if the idea of getting a latino writer to work with Alberto Del Rio to better appeal to the Hispanic population will work - WWE would have to get someone who understands wrestling and they'd have to actually do what his suggests instead of just overriding it - but if they're going to do that, they might want to consider getting women writers to write for the women and make the show more appealing to women. Females appear to be a big percentage of the population too. I know there's a woman in charge, but one's never enough and she's probably focused on a bigger picture.
Undertaker did a big boot, leg drop, pin attempt sequence. I'm sure it wasn't a Hogan rib or anything, but it was still amusing.
Bryan and Rollins tore it up, indie-style, for a bit there, drawing an appropriate "THIS IS AWESOME" chant. Bryan brings so much crazy energy to his matches now. He's one of, if not THE reason I keep watching.
I take some of that as just part and parcel of who Lawler (and JBL) are. Lawler's always naturally reacted to women wrestlers as sex objects and usually objects to anything hard hitting or really violent involving them.
JBL's just an asshole. I recall shortly after AJ's heel turn last year, Josh Matthews tried to push the narrative on Smackdown that AJ was wily and smart, that she was a mastermind who was using Ziggler to get her revenge on Cena. JBL laughed it off and kept calling her a crazy slut. You can argue he's a heel, but so's AJ. It felt like a glimpse into his real personality, and I've had a hard time enjoying him ever since. YMMV, of course.
I think AJ and Kaitlyn are talented performers with enough history to build a good feud. But WWE-think says women only fight over jealousy (jealous of attention, jealous of men, jealous of Playboy layouts, whatever) and that the worst thing you could ever call a woman is fat. They deserve better, but that's the way it is.
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Originally posted by It's FalseI'm actually wondering if we may have the second coming of Sid on our hands here.
Nah, Ryback won't be in Sid's league until he tries to start a backstage fight with a bizarre foreign object (something Sid did not once, but twice!).
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
Two weeks ago the story was of an energetic crowd making a show, now when they do the wave it's too much? They proved Fandangoing is still alive (even surviving the kill attempt by the WWE to stymie something that got them a boatload of free publicity).
Who can ballyhoo Regal?
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
The brawl at the end of this show remains one of my favorite moments in wrestling history. This Wrestlemania's build felt more perfect than any other's. (Wrestlemania XIX came close.) Perfectly connected chaos. Edit: