Originally posted by Hogan's My DadAs far as MITB goes, I really am wary of them making it an eight-man match instead of a six-man. If anyone can remember back to that 2002 TLC match, which I believe came out of one of those "Raw Routlette" Vegas gimmick shows, you'll probably remember that it was just too much human traffic and it came off as quite dangerous and sloppy. It was an era where they just desperately wanted to stem the sinking of their ship, and a classic match might have camoflaged that desperation, but it was just a bad match.
While Kane being in the match brought it down a bit, the RAW Roulette ladder match would have been a fine ending to an enjoyable evening, except immediately after the match someone had to interject himself on the microphone and kick off the Katie Vick disaster. As for the hair vs. hair match: If there was even the slightest possibility of a Montreal occurring under the guise of Anything Can Happen, it would have some intrigue. Unfortunately, there is a better chance of Nick Bockwinkel coming out of retirement at Mania and wrestling Flair to a 5 Star, 1 Hour Draw than that occurring.
The Superkick on Cena after the double team on Batista reminded me of HBK's attack on Hogan during their feud...right down to the theatrics. HBK attacks, camera looks up to him while he looks down blankly at Cena.
While I thought it was brilliantly done, it was still kind of predictable.
WWE.COM has Jim Ross's induction video up, but they don't show JR's reaction afterward.
I've seen THREE movies so far this year: Because I Said So - (3*); Borat - (5*); Children Of Men - (4*)
I like every guy in this thing, but I really do question what value Matt Hardy and Finley really bring to it. Neither has done anything to warrant a spot on a Wrestlemania-level show. Finley is a tough, stiff worker who can be relied on for a decent mid-card bout on any card you desire, but so is Steve Regal, and he's nowhere to be found on this Mania card. Matt Hardy is another competent mid-card hand, but what has he done of note lately? It would be a better match without those two in it.
Boy, I couldn't disagree more. Matt and Finlay are classic 'ring general' kind of guys that a match like this needs -- Finlay in the traditional sense, and Matt because he's great at coming up with cool ladder spots. I could agree with you if the two extra MITB spots went to, like, Hardcore Holly and Masterpiece, but Hardy and Finlay are two of the best workers in WWE. Finlay, in particular, has been the unsung hero of Smackdown for a whole year, so he totally deseves a WM payday.
I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes.
Since there's no thread yet, I've cross-posted my report from da Torch: -------------------------------------------------------- -WWE open. -Highlights of Undertaker winning the Royal Rumble are shown.