"Randy's Gay! Randy's Gay! Randy's Gay!" Seriously, EVERYONE should chant that at house shows and TV tapings. Orton is completely useless in this feud since his entire contribution thus far has been "looking like he has a tummy ache while watching Foley's promo" and a tonsil-hampered post-wrestlemania promo. This guy is boring inside and out of the ring. Orton is starting to reach Maiavia-like proportions of pissing me off for the wrong reason.
Crazy-old-man Foley really really makes you wish this guy wasn't retired anymore. Forget the Rock, I'll be much more sad to see Foley leave the ring this time.
A count-out win? Feh. You could make the argument that another job to Shelton would really harm Triple H's drawing power, but if he's taking a vacation post-Backlash, then why not put over Benjamin TWICE and really make him look like a player. Still, Shelton got a victory in even with Evolution at ringside, so I guess that's something. Triple H remains off my shit-list for 3 weeks in a row.
If they're gonna keep pushing this "Benoit really really can't win this match twice" angle, and then have Benoit LOSE, it's gonna suck. If they keep playing it up only to have him triumph over Shawn Michaels with the Sharpshooter, then huzzah they've got a new star.
Any of the "in-the-know" smarks care to explain why they've moved all their Canadian babyfaces to America and why all the heels now reside in Canada?
This show was okay overall, but they did a superb job of building up Backlash which I'm really anxious to see now.
World Champion by this time next year
Jumping On The Shelton Benjamin Rulez Bandwagon Before All the Smart Marks Do
Originally posted by Net Hack SlasherBenjamin vs. HHH- Flair comes out & walks up to Lillian(be careful Lillian for anything spinning), he's the special ring announcer & Lawler wants him to announce every week (ah I hate you Lawler, YOU TOO Redsoxnation! Lillian cant' be replaced by ANYONE). Batista is one big timekeeper, Orton as trainer?. Lawler talks about Benjamin hometown (don't worry let him turn into a mid-card heel, we'll make up a Canadian city for him). OOh Batista rings the bell like a pro... Ouch Benjamin lands on his neck as Orton throws him into the barricade as fans question Orton sexuality. They battle to the outside, Benjamin throws HHH into the ring post and sneaks in for the countout win. See Flair is a bad announcer he's not announcing the winner.
But at least Flair knew who was in the match, which is a vast improvement over the regular ring announcer. And, over the regular commentators as well.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I just said.
Ok, so maybe Michaels' stuff was awkward to some but the point is the little things he does, whether facials or one-liners, just display how naturally charismatic he is. He just blows the roof off of so many who try to display personality and still end up looking contrived and bland. Its hard to describe, but he just comes across as a guy who'd be great to have some laughs with.
In retrospect, this one is my favourite for nothing more than the surreal opening line that claims that they "don't use drugs". I had a hard time buying into the claim even in the early 90's, before Scott started mainlining Icopro.