The W
Views: 95615903
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
18.4.14 1625
The W - Pro Wrestling - RAW #773 3/17/08 (Page 2)
This thread has 52 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.15
Pages: Prev 1 2
(3087 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (39 total)
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 27 min.
AIM:  
#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Someone needs to explain to me the appeal of Santino. I've come to accept the fact that people will fall all over themselves to proclaim everything that comes out of his mouth as the funniest thing ever, but I'm just not seeing it. Last night, the most amusing thing he did was double back to grab Lawler's sandwich. Nothing else he did or said was particularly funny, yet he's getting effusive praise. "Let me a-mis-a-pronounce a-words in a fake a-accent!" Really? That's what people are textually fellating him for?

    I'm particularly interested in hearing from StaggerLee, who hasn't found Jamie Noble entertaining since the Blind Nidia angle, despite Noble being fairly awesome ever since getting back on TV back during the Hornswoggle "feud", yet proclaims Santino as "gold".

If "Mr. Snoopy Dog" didn't make you smile, I can only weep for you.

And yes, "I've got your delicious Subway sandwich!" was utterly priceless. In the "if Santino needed my kidney, I'd rip it out with my bare hands" sort of way.

Am I the only one who thinks that an Orton/Cena vs. HHH/Michaels feud could be incredibly interesting? Sure you'd have to work through some of their past history, but the way they worked together last night just seemed very natural.



2007 W-League Fantasy Football champion!
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: Derkaderkastan

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 min.
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.33
Santino is brilliant. Whether it's his oncamera antics (like his bit with Mr. Snoopy Dog) or even his "Casa" (where he calls Triple H the "Cerebral asinine")...I'm digging him.

The main event of Raw was just brilliant. I think Cena and Orton have great chemistry together (they are good friends backstage, from what I've read online) and the show today was definite proof. The Cody Rhodes in-air-RKO was a great spot, too.

I'm surprized at the lack of Mickie James. Surely there has to be a spot for her on Raw, or at least at Wrestlemania.

No Kennedy...? I'm guessing he's selling the asskicking he received from Finley last week. With the way he was handled last week...I don't know.

Re: Londrick: Originally, London turned on Kendrick. Today, Kendrick turned on London. Hopefully someone gains some form of personality here.

Flair/McMahon was hard to watch. I don't like street fights very much. Flair putting McMahon through the table was a very odd spot. Don't think for a second that this was Flair's last TV match. There will always be One. More. Match. Nobody ever truly retires from wrestling.




Mahou henshin! Magi magi magi...magiro!
StaggerLee
Scrapple








Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Someone needs to explain to me the appeal of Santino. I've come to accept the fact that people will fall all over themselves to proclaim everything that comes out of his mouth as the funniest thing ever, but I'm just not seeing it. Last night, the most amusing thing he did was double back to grab Lawler's sandwich. Nothing else he did or said was particularly funny, yet he's getting effusive praise. "Let me a-mis-a-pronounce a-words in a fake a-accent!" Really? That's what people are textually fellating him for?

    I'm particularly interested in hearing from StaggerLee, who hasn't found Jamie Noble entertaining since the Blind Nidia angle, despite Noble being fairly awesome ever since getting back on TV back during the Hornswoggle "feud", yet proclaims Santino as "gold".


I guess I find fake Italians more funny than real imbreds.

Sorry I can't elaborate more eloquently.


Zeruel
Thirty Millionth Hit
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
I like Santino for the same reasons I found Borat funny.

I've always been amused by people, who haven't mastered the English language yet, mixing their metaphors as they try to be serious. I nearly shot water out of my nose when Santino said to Carlito "You, how do you say, swap spit with men who don't want to be cool."



-- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year --

"Who would want to rent a chicken?" -- The Bowler
geemoney
Scrapple








Since: 26.1.03
From: Naples, FL

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 49 min.
AIM:  
#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
Plus, it has a lot to do with how he carries himself and his body language, not just what he says or how he says it. It really conveys how important and how right he thinks he is all the time. Specifically, when Maria beat Beth in the match that allowed her to pose for Playboy....Santino had to pretend he was happy when he really wasn't and he pulled it off perfectly.

(edited by geemoney on 18.3.08 1449)
JustinShapiro
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 12.12.01
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 2 hours
#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.52
Yup, what makes Santino for me is that he's always so singlemindedly indignant. The accent and the malapropisms are the icing on the cake.
hansen9j
Andouille








Since: 7.11.02
From: Riderville, SK

Since last post: 17 days
Last activity: 1 day
#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.41
It also helps that the debut of Funny Santino was the Dating Show bit. Santino was perfect right from the start, with his big smile saying "I am in intense pain".

His timing is consistently perfect, to the point that he's hilarious regardless of the material, which is difficult to pull off.



It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects.

Word Up, Thome
DirtyMikeSeaver
Boudin rouge








Since: 19.5.02
From: Toronto

Since last post: 78 days
Last activity: 78 days
#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Yup, what makes Santino for me is that he's always so singlemindedly indignant. The accent and the malapropisms are the icing on the cake.


That's all well and good (and I agree with you), but when does it come to a time when you actually DO something with him? Is he always going to be a midcard joke? I understand there's always a place for a comedy character in wrestling, but if he's ever going to be taken seriously or make money for the company, he has to drop this gimmick ala Cena and White Rapper Gimmick.



Kevin Kelly: "Mr. Austin, would you like to comment on Wade Keller's Take that endorsing the XFL hurts your anti-authority character?"

Steve Austin: "Oh shit, he actually said that? I thought the boys in the back were ribbing me!"

Kelly: "No, he really said that. Did they tell you the part about you sitting in the stands, looking all skeptical?"

Austin: "AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah... oh man that was too much."
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 27 min.
AIM:  
#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by DirtyMikeSeaver
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Yup, what makes Santino for me is that he's always so singlemindedly indignant. The accent and the malapropisms are the icing on the cake.


    That's all well and good (and I agree with you), but when does it come to a time when you actually DO something with him? Is he always going to be a midcard joke? I understand there's always a place for a comedy character in wrestling, but if he's ever going to be taken seriously or make money for the company, he has to drop this gimmick ala Cena and White Rapper Gimmick.

There's a huge backlog of top guys who are all about kicking your ass and being bad and blah blah blah. Right Santino is perfect at being what he is, the guy who gives us something laugh at during the show. To try and push him up the card would only end up destroying the character. Eventually something might happen, but for now the topcard has enough going on as is.



2007 W-League Fantasy Football champion!
Super Shane Spear
Bierwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Sector 7 Slums

Since last post: 1404 days
Last activity: 1404 days
#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.72
You could make an argument that Santino's is one of the most enviable positions in the E. He comes out and steals the show, wrestles for an average of about thirteen seconds on a good night, is an automatic show on RAW, and got to hang out with Maria for about six months. By way of comparison, DH Smith and Cody Rhodes (who JR helpfully reminded us are green as grass,) were obliterated by Cena and Orton, which has been their main contribution in the last two months. Even non-rookies like Shelton Benjamin, Trevor Murdoch, Chuck Palumbo, Elijah Burke, and the aforementioned Jamie Noble are building a career out of treading water.

So while Santino's wrestling ability (that we've seen so far) is on par with those seven, what seems to be the only difference that sets him apart? If you guessed CHARISMA you are right. This company sorely needs some.

Jericho's? Dead.
HHH's? Abrasive and hard to swallow.
Cena's? Actually, not that bad when he tries.
Flair's? Leaving.
Kane, Taker, HBK's? Running on auto-pilot.

Actually, sadly, the man seems to connect the most with the audience on a personal level is a man with a horribly awkward moveset in the ring that sort of will hold him back for a long time if not forever (rhymes with BN Funk.)

The next step is important and will be the true test on whether Santino has "it." Is he the next Christian Cage, or is he the next Shane Helms? Is he the next John Cena or is he the next Maven? Is he the next Chris Jericho or is he the next Scott Taylor? It's waaaaaay too early to tell.
Cerebus
Knackwurst








Since: 17.11.02

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 1 day
#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
Where is it written in stone that Flair is going to lose at Wrestlemania?

I see no harm in Shawn Michaels giving him a win this year.

...it COULD happen.



Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
supersalvadoran
Landjager








Since: 10.1.08
From: westbury, new york

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 1 day
#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.95
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Where is it written in stone that Flair is going to lose at Wrestlemania?

    I see no harm in Shawn Michaels giving him a win this year.

    ...it COULD happen.


I was thinking about that myself. What if Flair wins and decides that, screw you Vince McMahon, I'M DECIDING WHEN I RETIRE!!! And then figuring that beating HBK at the preimer PPV is as good as any way to go out, he does retire at Wrestlemania XXIV without losing. And just to add to the finality of it, he beats the crap out of McMahon one more time in the center of the ring and leaves a winner, on his own terms, to a standing ovation. It would make a great ending to a so far medicore retirement angle.
Besides, it's not like it will hurt HBK's rub in any way. I like HBK, but does he really have any big feuds or titles to go after that he needs the win to help his cause? I think he'll be fine with the defeat.
Hogan's My Dad
Andouille








Since: 8.6.02
From: Canada

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 8 days
#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.91
    Originally posted by DirtyMikeSeaver
    That's all well and good (and I agree with you), but when does it come to a time when you actually DO something with him? Is he always going to be a midcard joke? I understand there's always a place for a comedy character in wrestling, but if he's ever going to be taken seriously or make money for the company, he has to drop this gimmick ala Cena and White Rapper Gimmick.


Santino doesn't need to be a wrestler to draw money. He's not much of an athlete anyway. He should just be a manager. Comedy can draw money, because you put Santino with people who aren't great talkers. He could be this generation's Bobby Heenan if they use him properly. As an in-ring talent, I think he's probably gone about as far as he's going to go.

And I don't know why anyone thinks Cena dropping the rapping was a good idea. When he was still doing it, he was probably selling less merchandise than now, but some of that surely can be attributed to the size of his push. And every human male over the age of 11 didn't hate the shit out of him then. To me, changing the only thing on your show that was actually getting over at that point, regardless of what it was and more or less for no reason outside of the fact it went over stronger than the office intended, is one of the bonehead moves of all time. Woulda have been like telling Austin not to flip people off, or Taker to get a tan. I'd even go so far as to say it was WCW-like. But I digress.

Edit: Which isn't to say I feel like he should only speak in rhyme, mind you. Just that dropping it altogether was dumb.



Quiet, Or Papa Spank!
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 22 hours
#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
Hogan's My Dad is right. Cena's rapping wasn't just a gimmick, it was a genuinely clever way to cut a promo and was something that truly set Cena apart as being unique.



“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
2P4E
Boerewors








Since: 4.1.05
From: SE12, London, UK.

Since last post: 255 days
Last activity: 9 hours
#35 Posted on
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
    I don't know why anyone thinks Cena dropping the rapping was a good idea...every human male over the age of 11 didn't hate the shit out of him then.


I thought the backlash against him has got far milder since he stopped his annoyingly shit and predictable raps about how all his opponents are gay.

He's a much better fighter and talker than rapper and lyricist.
JimBob Skeeter
Bratwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: MN

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 hour
#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.17
Who's to say even if Flair DOES get beat at WM, he will be done? Why can't they throw a mask on him and make it "That's obviously him, but what can Vince do about it?" for a while? Instead of coming out to "2001", they play the theme from ST: TNG. There's plenty of horns in there, too. ;-)
Mr. Boffo
Scrapple








Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

Since last post: 264 days
Last activity: 224 days
#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    Who's to say even if Flair DOES get beat at WM, he will be done? Why can't they throw a mask on him and make it "That's obviously him, but what can Vince do about it?" for a while? Instead of coming out to "2001", they play the theme from ST: TNG. There's plenty of horns in there, too. ;-)

And they can call him "Mr. America". Oh, wait...
Dahak
Frankfurter








Since: 12.5.02
From: Junction City OR.

Since last post: 1838 days
Last activity: 1491 days
#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
    Originally posted by 2P4E
      Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
      I don't know why anyone thinks Cena dropping the rapping was a good idea...every human male over the age of 11 didn't hate the shit out of him then.


    I thought the backlash against him has got far milder since he stopped his annoyingly shit and predictable raps about how all his opponents are gay.

    He's a much better fighter and talker than rapper and lyricist.


I sort of liked Cena's rapper gimmic on SD. But when he started with the "Dese Nutz" and calling everyone cocksuckers I started to hate him. Now 2 years later and he is back in the likeable range.



Marge I am just trying to get into heaven not run for Jesus.
Zeruel
Thirty Millionth Hit
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 2 hours
#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Alex


    Santino was ON POINT all night long. The interview with Jared was acceptable because it set up Santino's wonderful sandwich theft from Jerry "Stupid" Lawler.




I found this edited gif making the rounds on the various message boards. Pretty amusing
Click Here (catastrophicannihilation.com)

I linked it from my webspace as it's a 2 meg gif.



-- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year --

"Who would want to rent a chicken?" -- The Bowler
Pages: Prev 1 2
Thread rated: 5.15
Pages: Prev 1 2
Thread ahead: iMPACT! 3-20-08 "Strange Bedfellows"
Next thread: Smackdown #447 3/14/08
Previous thread: When it rains, it pours...
(3087 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Regarding the Women in the nine spot, there really is no where else to put them unless you want a tag match or Undertaker sandwiched between Rock/Austin and Lesnar/Angle.
- Wpob, Wrestlemania Line Up (2003)
Related threads: When it rains, it pours... - Jeff Hardy Suspended 60 days - RAW #772- WrestleMania Rewind- 3/10/08 - More...
The W - Pro Wrestling - RAW #773 3/17/08 (Page 2)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.435 seconds.