Really, no Raw thread yet, the following morning? I didn't think it sucked THAT bad. Here's some random thoughts:
-How many people are going to track down Brian and Brie from the house number on their family picture?
-Cole: ...."so their jobs can get their sons back!"
-When the HHH's came out, I realized a mess-up from last week. Since this whole "Authority" thing has come about, HHH has come out to the "Bow down to the King" theme, but last week, they played the "Time To Play The Game" music. Someone in back messed up there. I'm surprised HHH was able to make it the whole way to the ring without a scowl.
-Heyman: "Isn't he beautiful!?!?!?" That whole "proposal" was so awkwardly hilarious, just cuz of Ryback's confused look, but still smiling.
-How long until Christian does a Rhode's boys run-in to mess up the Shield? Can you say Sunday?
-When they showed Ryder waiting in the ring for Del Rio, were the Mexican flags already on the ring posts? I didn't notice.
-Getting to hear Living color more than once a Raw is nice.
-I really dug the Hulkster in the background.
-Ambrose: "Come ON, USO!!!!" in frustration. It's the little things that he does that make me want to propose to him.
-RVD in Japanese is spelled Rob Van Dam? Latin? Portugese?
-No Pink t-shirt for Kofi, but Santino has one?
-If you don't live it, don't give it.
-Cesaro's sit of disgust after the match was beautiful.
-Cole said the title was vacant. Why not "The title is abeyed?"
Ryback is a thousand times the character he used to be when he was a snorting, monosyllabic brute. Nothing filled me with more glee than Heyman's proposal and the way he worked in every buzzword and terminology that implies... what else could he be implying but that he wanted that Big Bad Beautiful Man Ryback to be a Paul Heyman Guy? And Ryback's look wasn't "confused", it was mutual emotion and adoration at a man who he admires and clearly feels the same.
Praising Stephanie is one of the surest ways to raise smark ire, but one of the highlights of the show for me was the way she smiled and bobbed her head to Dusty Rhodes' music while watching the Rhodes boys come down the aisle.
What does "I'll be your huckleberry" mean? I don't speak Son of a Plumber. Was that a threat? Is that something Heyman would promise Ryback?
The Bella Babyface conversion is 100% complete. Brie could have done with a little more emoting and horror at watching Daniel get murderized by Orton. You can be sure if it were Cena on the receiving end of that beating, Nikki would have turned on the waterworks.
But congrats to Brie and Daniel on the engagement and on becoming the number one contender to the Divas Championship, a slot so prestigious all of a sudden. Looking forward to Nattie Brie vs. AJ at Battleground. Chances of AJ getting Twin Magicked: 100%. The question is whether Tamina will actually be able to do something about it.
And congrats to "former Divas Champion" Trish Stratus and Ron on the birth of their son Maximus. I guess WWE has officially retconned the Women's Championship so that all former Women's Champions are Divas Champions. Will they PhotoShop all the old pics and doctor old videos to insert the purple butterfly?
Originally posted by JBSCole said the title was vacant. Why not "The title is abeyed?"
Because 'abeyed' is not the verb for 'abeyance'. Abeyed is not a word.
I'll be your huckleberry is from Tombstone, the best Western of the 90s not named Unforgiven. Its a great line and maybe if you weren't obsessed with the Bellas, you could have time to watch that movie. HHH and Steph trying to be heels and faces from week to week is annoying, pick a side.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
In the movie "Tombstone", Doc Holliday (played by Val Kilmer) spoke this phrase to Johnny Ringo on two occasions, (never to the Earps). Ringo was looking for a gunfight both times. In that usage, the meaning was from definition 2 of the Random House Dictionary of American Slang, meaning "I'm the man for the job".
Originally posted by Amos CochranLos Matadores were awesometacular. El Torito in particular.
Who else saw El Torito and instantly thought of the "Satan's Cavemen" tag team in Nacho Libre? Just me? Ok then.
I like the idea of a luchadore tag team. That's what I was hoping for when I saw their vignettes. There's still time to make this work, just not with "El Torito", whose name will always remind me of the Mexican restaurant chain when I hear it.
Originally posted by JimBobPRIIIIIIIIIIIIII-MOOOOOOOOOOO
Who was the other guy, Hunico? And whatever happened to Epico? Looked to thick to be him.
Originally posted by HokienauticMeant to add -- I wonder where they're going with JBL's random "these guys look familiar to me" thing. Are they going to "out" the Colon brothers at some point? Is this a temporary thing?
I thought it was just JBL being a big ol' douche like he is prone to do. I hate on-air burials by the announce team, like when they verbally shit on a crappy match or laugh when things go wrong. It either seems like unnecesary burying or force-fed lines from whoever is yelling in their headsets.
I'd say it's all of that and Paul Heyman. Vince may be known for having a sweet love for big men, but Paul Heyman really knows how to utilize the big man to the fullest. Whether it be 911, Brian Clark, Rhyno, Brock or The Big Show.