This year's crop of Divas appears to be the worst one yet. Almost every single one of them was terrible on the mic. Shit, even that trnedy looking metro dude was botching his lines. Well, then again the past winners have gone on to... and... uhm. I guess they served their purpose then, looking hot.
It does appear as if they KNOW Trish isn't coming back as they bury her again. First to Mickie to end that feud and now this.
Can't wait for DX to be over. Also I don't think WWE knows what to do with Cena's character right now. He doesn't really get any mic time and his actions are very gray right now. Eventually I see a heel Cena go up against a face HHH. Gonna be interesting to see what stamford does with him.
"They're all losers, either by birth or by choice." - Jack Parkman (Major League 2)
If Trish is smart, she will leave the WWE. There is nothing there for her anymore. All the good wrestlers are gone (Jazz, Gail Kim, Molly Holly) or have been re-packaged as valets or "talent" (Lita and Victoria). That leaves Mickey James and I can even think of sitting through another feud with her.
Leave Trish. As much as I would miss you, leave and never come back because the Women's Division is a joke and it is only a year away (or so) from Stephanie returning to active duty and winning the title.
Give me a Sandwich and a Douchebag and there's nothing I can't accomplish!
So what would Trish do if she left? Serious question. SHe won't make it as an actress, so what's lef tother than modelling and Playboy?
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
Originally posted by rv581Ya know what might be a fun way to salvage the Eugene character while incorporating him into DX?
Run a gimmick where Eugene somehow becomes smart when he gets drunk. The more he drinks, the more devious he becomes.
Sorta a "Flowers for Milwaukee" kinda thingy.
I like this. Way better than him taking a ''bump'' and snapping out of his feebleness
I prefer the "bump" strategy, espeically if they go the Uncle Fester route where a headshot makes him smart, another makes him dumb, another makes him smart, etc. This is better than the character seemingly marketed toward kids implying he becomes cooler and smarter when he drinks.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by Matt TrackerThis is better than the character seemingly marketed toward kids implying he becomes cooler and smarter when he drinks.
I dunno -- glamorizing drinking worked rather well with Stone Cold, judging by all those 3:16 shirts I used to see kids wearing at the mall....
Besides, in a federation that features women stripping, Ric Flair passing out drunk, sex-for-favors, and their top "good-guy" stable receiving oral sex at a July 4th BBQ, I think the time has LOOONG passed on worrying about kids emulating the behavior of their wrasslin' role models....
Originally posted by rv581I think the time has LOOONG passed on worrying about kids emulating the behavior of their wrasslin' role models....
Let me first say that I am no prude, and I don't believe that rasslin has to be kids safe. But, from a PR consideration, Eugene is maybe the character that most needs to make a clear distinction between his current and any subsequent "cool" incarnations.
If they want to ditch the child-level behavior and roughen him up, that's good. I applaud that. I've backed that for a while, but he can't straddle the fence. He can't be act the same way and then intentionally drink, curse, smoke, and generally engage in adult bahevior. That would put the WWE in a more vulnerable position for their vocal PR enemies. It's just not a smart business move.
That's my point. It's not a concern of morals or taste. This is the WWE; I know better than to look to them for that. There are those who would claim they expect more from the WWE, and the fed is perverting kids, and how in the name of deceny blah blah blah. Again, I don't agree with them. But why give them the ammo to help themselves to fake indignant publicity? Revamp Eugene wisely and avoid that pitfall. That's my advice to you, Mr. Hypotehtical Lurking Booker.
Now, if they want to do this in ECW, I'd probably dig it as a lark. "Yeah, I acted mentally deficient, and the divas let me hug them whenever I asked. That's how I roll." But this would require ECW to be more distinct from the WWE rosters, and that hasn't happened yet.
(edited by Matt Tracker on 12.7.06 1058) "To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by oldschoolheroSo what would Trish do if she left? Serious question. SHe won't make it as an actress, so what's lef tother than modelling and Playboy?
Enjoy her marriage and, uh, do more Canadian improv shows, I guess. Probably it's more what wouldn't she do if she left, i.e. go on the road, take bumps, talk about how she swallows.
Originally posted by wpobThat leaves Mickey James
Presumably they'll go to Melina vs. Mickie as a babyface, since people already like her just for being wonderfully Mickie James. Which is kind of interesting from a scuttlebutt standpoint since they apparently Have, or Had, Heat with one another.
Easily the most boring RAW in forever. Nothing happened, at all. When the main event is DX dodging a net, you know that creative phoned it in. I'd rather have a show where angles fall flat than a show with no angles. Cena match was good, Edge in the hotel was gold and the Diva search was one of those cring-inducing trainwrecks that we very rarely see anymore. Foley's promo was a delight. The rest was FF'able.
While waiting for the 2004 Rumble to start, I went browsing through my tapes and put in the 1989 Rumble -- Rumble #2, won by Big John Studd. Amazing how many of the same things were present. Andre the Giant was in at #3 (after Ax and Smash started)