Hey, didn't you used to be the Interalbertinental Champion?
Really, though, A-Train? Is he even on Velocity anymore?
Anyway, regarding RAW-- once again, I'm gonna spend some time talking about Matt Hardy.
They sent this thing into an interesting direction, I think, with Matt getting jumped from behind backstage but still dragging his ass to the ring where he got absolutely destroyed. OK, it doesn't really do much for Matt from a wrestling standpoint, but when you consider his opponent was Kane, what can you do against him?
I liked how Matt, even after getting shit-kicked earlier in the night, entered the ring against Kane although certainly there wasn't much left of him after the beating he'd taken. The match obviously didn't go in Matt's favor, but it's establishing that the kid's got guts. Of course, there is another guy who's made a career out of getting his ass kicked, goes by the name of Spike Dudley. I think WWE's gotta resist the temptation to make this feud too one-sided (if indeed, a Kane/Matt feud over Kane's bizzare behavior towards Lita is even what they're going for).
Let Matt get a little dangerous. Have him be like, “OK, you jumped me from behind and beat me to a bloody pulp? How about I bounce this steel chair off your fuckin' skull?” If Kane wants to bring the violence, let's see Matt bring the violence. Matt's gotta realize that there's no way he's gonna beat Kane without going all Steiner on him (busting steel pipes over his head and such), so let's see Matt get aggressive. Showing you've got guts is good and all, but all it's gotten Matt so far is an ass-kicking on two consecutive RAWs. It's time for some payback, Mattitude style.
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I do think A-Train is pretty good in the ring, better than most other bigger guys. He's got some killer moves, especially the Trainwreck. Hell, thats even my SD: HCTP CAW's finisher. However, A-Train's gimmick sucks, he's got retarded entrance music/video, and he looks hideous. Not even scary hideous, more like "ew gross, get that dude off my TV, or at least put on a freakin shirt and pants" hideous. Image is everything in wrestling, and A-Train needs to really work on his before I can enjoy watching him on TV, no matter how good he is in the ring.
ekedolphin, agreed with your points about Matt Hardy. I can understand him getting beat down by Kane two weeks in a row, but next week he needs to get the edge. Either blatantly stand up to him with a weapon in hand, or do it sneakily with brass knucks or something. And it needs to be while defending Lita somehow. This could get Hardy over huuuuuuge, because crowds love Lita, crowds want to love Matt, and crowds love to see smaller guys besting big guys like Kane. And again, it's not like it will hurt Kane at all. He's credible no matter what (barring any further necrophilic activity).
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Yes, and I would factor a fair number of people on this board as well. So, I wasn't feeling the show at all. I liked a few things like pushing Daffney as a threat, Kurt/Anderson, Kaz being back and Pope/AJ. The rest was just there.