Originally posted by Dahak I can understand what you are saying with people like HBK and Foley. But HHH is married to his daughter so calling him Hunter all the time (or King of Kings) would be kind of weird.
You're saying that like Vince McMahon (the man who's had men literally kiss his bare ass during live TV and greenlighted the Katie Vick angle) is incapable of acting weird ...
Cole and Tazz have fantastic chemistry. I think they're the team I'd like to see back together most of all.
“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
Upon Further Review… Filed under: Personal, Wrestling — on June 24, 2008
Changes in one’s life take some adjusting to especially at my stage of the game. This week I received an unexpected change in my professional address. Within hours of writing an emotional blog, I am positively moving on. I am going to do all I can to make Smackdown the best program the WWE produces. Working side by side with Mick Foley should be fun. It will be entertaining I assure you. Mick is a great friend and a man I greatly respect. The Smackdown roster is loaded with exceptional talent and the WWE wants the brand to grow and I intend to do all that I can in my role to facilitate that growth.
The abruptness of the “trade” shocked me. I most likely responded in a non professional way in the eyes of some fans. That’s their prerogative and each has the right to their opinion, As do I. Not to be cliche, but wrestling has been great to my family and me. I owe it to the business to “man up” and to kick ass on Smackdown. That’s my plan. My emotions are what they are and I will not apologize for my candor or honesty. My feathers were ruffled…poor me. I still bring bona fide passion to every broadcast and fully expect to deliver come show time. As I write this I am in the midst of some travel delays, but I will definitely be in Houston and will be looking forward to “business picking up”. I will practice what I have preached and feel that after sleeping on this major change all things happen for a reason. Life is good. My tank has been re-fueled. Let’s have some fun. For those of you that were offended by my earlier rant I apologize. For those that think “old J.R.” can’t get the job done, I suggest you sit back and watch. I wish my good pal The King and Michael Cole great success but my professional priority is to help Smackdown kick ass. In more ways than one, “the game is on”.
Boomer Sooner! J.R.
I guess he was just venting in the other one and I'm happy that he's willing to accept the change this quickly. I'm sure the change wasn't really welcome for him, especially at his age and the amount of time he's been with the company and on RAW.
So I finally got a chance to watch this, 3 days late, and most of my comments have already been made.
a few comments anyway:
1. The end was one of the biggest works I've ever seen, if you doubt it in the least, think of it this way: Notice how fast security gets a streaker or a fan out of the ring during a match? They're there in 2-3 seconds MAX. Vince saw a light fall and nobody came to grab him and whisk him away. Vince himself didn't dive for cover. It was such a work that it was amateur level embarassing.
2. No way Jericho gets to be Top heel for more than a few weeks. Orton will be back taunting people in a sling before they let Jericho shine again.
3. Was it just me, or was Tazz legit pissed by the end of the night? I swear could just hear the venom in his voice with everything he said... and rightfully so. I don't watch ECW, but I feel bad for anybody associated with it after that broadcast. With the exception of a single heel grab-the-tights win, the brand was positivly shit on all night long. I think all 5 ECW guys were out of the battle royal with 9 out of 10 raw/smackdown guys still there?
4. I was almost certain, when batista came to RAW, that we'd be seeing either hunter or cena go to smackdown, but I was just about positive it'd be Cena. Guess Vince & company can still surprise me sometimes.
Originally posted by JimBob SkeeterI don't know if anyone else had thought of this, but this would have been hilarious for a caller to do:
*phone rings and person answers*
Vince: Who is this?
Callee: Who is this?
Vince: Well, this is Vince McMahon!
Callee: WHO is this?
Vince: Is said, this is Vin.....
Callee: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!!!!!!!
*crowd goes nuts*
*Vince hangs up*
Of course, it's a bit to late for it now, but it would have been funny.
I would have KILLED my self laughing if that happened. I am not sure what Vince would have done except looked completely shocked and then humiliated and then recover and plug The Rock's DVD. But that would have been the highlight of the night.
"Marriage is like that show ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, but it’s not funny. All the problems are the same, but you know instead of all the funny, pithy dialogue, everybody is really pissed off and tense. Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of 'Everybody Loves Raymond', only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever."
I just watched the "Lipstick & Dynamite" documentary a couple weeks ago. Mae & Moolah actually addressed that complaint at the end and they defended themselves with pretty much the same points you made above.