HAHA, nice pics there, and you know what's really funny? Just like she "forgot" to take that all important Pill before when went to Kane's boudoir, she forgot she was pregnant, risking little Lita's life just to whoop my hero's ass. Sistah, Trish was right in saying if you kept your legs crossed, we wouldn't be here, so stop blaming everyone but yourself. Bischoff quoting the Bible, seems so wrong for so many reasons.
I also have to give a quick shout to the midget flower girl, she was so cute, lol. Also, reading the minister's quotes, well, I cracked up. That guy seemed to be struggling through it, just like we were. I almost regret taping it in a way, but not really. But from the recap, it was pretty...interesting.
I'm still undecided on the Orton thing, so... It's the timing of it all more than anything else. Where will Randy be in a year from now? All in all, two hours, two matches, a wedding (Trish seems to be the only highlight), and lots of chatter. I'd say it was a good decision on my part to skip this one.
(edited by Ringmistress on 24.8.04 0921) HHH is a naughty, naughty, man. Me like!
Originally posted by Filipino ElvisThis gave me an idea for a way they can take this angle: Lita can turn and become a regular wife, meaning she morphs into a nagging, overbearing, ball-and-chain pain-in-the-ass. After a divas match, we cut backstage to her asking him, "You were checking them out, weren't you?! You think she's prettier than me, don't you?!" He can be booked for a title match, but he'll have to skip it to accompany her to an arts and crafts fair and the newest Meg Ryan movie.
My God, Kane as Doug Christie. That would be AWESOME.
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I love the last picture of Kane taking one last look at Trish's ass. That is hysterical. Man, Trish is the hottest woman in the world.
I will say that since Austin was backstage last night, Vince should have shelled out the money to have Steve ruin another wedding on Raw. The irony in Steve saving a woman from someone who will treat women as property will be icing on the cake. My only problem with the wedding is there are a ton of faces on Raw espically with Rock there last night, realistically someone besides Matt should have tried to stop it. I mean give Hurricane and Rosye something to do.
Originally posted by too-old-now Lately I've been thinking that Kane's mask (and beard for a while) prevented us from enjoying his great facial expressions for too long.
Kane’s facial expressions have been great, but I kinda miss the mask. What I honestly loved about the old Kane was how his gimmick prevented him from ever speaking or showing you what he was feeling through his facial expressions, so he had to create his character entirely through body language.
Random thoughts on the show:
1) The Diva Search was surreal. You could see that Rock had clearly been sent out there with the mission of trying to make Carmella look good. And in a way, it’s fun to see how much the other contestants clearly don’t give a fuck anymore, as evidenced by “My ass is hungry.” Although from the way they used both Rock and Tajiri to sell it... is it wrong that part of me wonders if they did that specifically to get at Rick Scaia?
2) Edge needs to just do a major dick move and go full heel already, rather than just go from acting like a babyface to acting like a heel.
3) Great use of Orton. I was actually hoping for him to give the belt over to HHH, make a comment on how Hunter is the greatest wrestler alive... a living legend! And land a surprise RKO. Instead, he lands the Greatest Loogie Ever (I swear, he must have been building that thing up for the entire hour before he came out) and escapes without saying a word. This was probably better, given that Randy can still flub lines.
4) The tone for the wedding was set as soon as the first midget came out. And was I the only one who saw the white pillars set up in the ring for the “alter,” with the lovely flower bouquets on top of them, and thought, “Wow, it’d be really cool if Kane made those explode and set fire to the flowers?”
5) Kane should use that “Piano and Cello” rendition of his theme song as his normal entrance. As Apocalyptica proved years ago, cello just makes everything better. That was just haunting stuff right there, and fits his current character perfectly.
-Divasearch/Rock- I usually mark for Rock's appearances but this one was a major flop. I kept looking at my watch thinking gawd the wedding is going to go 20-minutes at least & this thing just keeps going and going for 30-minutes!... Oh man the lame Joy cutting an awful BAD wrestling style promo on equally lame Carmella was making me wish there could be a double elimination right there and then. The crowd did kinda pop for what the freaky red head was going to do lol, then she came up with "My butt is hungry" B-R-utal. Rock's sarcasm was okay I did like his line "There's fixin to be a homicide up in this bitch" ordering the divasearchers to leave during the heel run it lol
-Jericho vs. Edge- 40-minutes into the show we get the first thing resembling wrestling. 2-minutes into the match we have a commercial, fabulous. Y2J and Edge matches don't really have as good a flow as you'd expect. Edge pins Y2J but Jericho feet were on the ropes so ref restarts it... The match got a little better in the 3rd period, I like Edge's spear on Jericho between the ropes as Y2J is on the apron. But match was really go no-where. A DQ as something like dropping a guy on the ropes is pretty stupid.
-HHH/Orton interview- HHH is in the ring and uses the word "ballyhoo" in a sentence. Calls out Orton to give him the title and lay down. Orton comes out spits in HHH face, that has to be water and not full Orton. Orton takes off through the crowd and does the "O" sign with his hand, ooh wait wrong guy BANG. Oh well Orton was kinda cool in this segment... HHH is backstage and he's P-Od and gets a title shot at the PPV. Jim Ross is shocked because buh gawd HHH wrestling in a World title match on PPV! We Haven't seen that since LAST MONTH!!
-Regal vs. Flair- Is Flair only offense chops and poke to the eye and defense is back bodydrops. Eww did Regal body had some legit internal bleeding... The ending was okay as they both had the brass knucks but the match was damn pedestrian. Oh yeah last weeks World champion showed up.
-Wedding- Was the ringboy from Kane side or Lita? With the eye-liner he looks like a Good Charlotte fan which is right up Lita fanbase. Kane in white Tux, Lita in pregnant black wedding dress w/ big noticeable shoulder tattoo(class) Video ruled replaying the crap angle. Fav part, Lita taking a pregnancy test in a arena bathroom(Double class) Eric with white tux, glasses, reading bible passages(surreal). Lita flubs her lines with words written on a paper in front of her(wow). "That was lovely" says smiling Kane. Speaking of wowwy Trish, part of me was err too SD diva-like but then thinking of it, it's funny Trish walks in to steal the brides spotlight on her wedding day. Here's Matt, horrible ToF, Kane's palms must be BRUISED. Wall of Fire was cool, Matt's bump was highly protected. The Rev was funny as he got more freaked as it went, gotta be an inside joke using the word "unique" multiple times to describe this.
-OtherStuff- A backstage divasearch segment along with SD rebound, how super!... Did Lita break that mirror and would it mean 7 more years of this angle?... Kane quotes Billy Idol "It's a good day for a white wedding".
-Line of the Night: Trish "Lita I know you're nervous marrying Kane but all you need to do is just open your heart.. just like you opened up your legs" -Sign of the Night: "U 'jeans'" -3Stars of the Night" 1)Kane. 2)Rock. 3)Trish
Last weeks Raw was good, streak ended at one. With 2 matches and both were not very good. Horrible long-winded opening divasearch segment which I think effected the rest of the night as commercial breaks were placed all over the place to open up space for 20-minute wedding ceremony made for a bad raw. The wedding was had it's moments, mostly due to Kane in his white tux! Bischoff was funny too. Trish looked spectacular & delivered some stinging lines (okay Trish you proved your place on top of the hot scale, now go back to legit wrestling dress Trish I love). Lita flubbing her lines when she's meant to show real emotion was not good, as was Matt hobbling around & bad Twist of faith, and what's with the Punisher T-shirt. Is he promoting Kevin Nash's appearance on the upcoming DVD?
smark/net attack wienerville advisory is raised to ORANGE alert - High (Benoit lost the title to some punk kid named Orton, lets look at the positive at least it's a heel not named HHH who has the title, which allows two fresh faces battling for the World title.. whaat? excuse me? what happened on Raw! well scratch that... Over to Smackdown we wave at Justin Bradshaws title reign, I think I'm getting sea sick)- 8/22
Originally posted by Filipino ElvisDid you see even Kane ogling Trish in her Fredrick's Of Hollywood ensemble? Yeah, better check out other ladies while you still can, big guy. This gave me an idea for a way they can take this angle: Lita can turn and become a regular wife, meaning she morphs into a nagging, overbearing, ball-and-chain pain-in-the-ass. After a divas match, we cut backstage to her asking him, "You were checking them out, weren't you?! You think she's prettier than me, don't you?!" He can be booked for a title match, but he'll have to skip it to accompany her to an arts and crafts fair and the newest Meg Ryan movie. Kane will have gotten what he wanted in a wife and kid, but he'll discover they're overrated. This might be ironic, but that hoser Alanis completely muddled that word's actual meaning
This would be fantastic, especially if they carry out the full pregnancy....can you imagine lita waddling around with a huge belly screaming "You dont find me atractive anymore!" and Kane trying in vain to assure her that he still does?
There wasn't much wrestling on a wrestling show. Yet all the stories last night were pretty good and I guess I'm not going to knock the show due the fact it had midgets!!! WHOOO HOOO!! Ehh...I liked the flow of the show but I really disagree with Screaming Head Guy. Wasn't the worst RAW in a few years. I'm still trying to get over the fact of JR and King tag team a Christmas or so ago. Anyways, the show was no means a stink bomb.
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Wasn't too fond of RAW tonight. In fact, I thought it was quite horrible. There were only two matches. Edge/Jericho was poor considering who was in there, and the ending was horrid! Since when does getting crotched on the top rope EVER lead to a DQ? Regal/Flair was pretty okay, but nothing special.
I liked the Orton/Hunter confrontation. However, they are rushing this feud WAAAAAAAY too much. They were supposed to fight at WrestleMania. Now they're match is taking place 6 months earlier, after a month of buildup. I just don't understand that booking.
The Kane/Lita wedding was just... ugh. Anti-clamctic for such a focal-point of the show. Of course, I did get a chuckle at Kane in the white suit. However, if it up to me, Kane would NEVER be shown in everyday clothes. I just think it sort of takes away from the character. Whether Kane is wrestling or shown washing dishes, he should ALWAYS wear the wrestling gear (elbow pads and all).
The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
I was surprised that Kane got such a loud face reaction when he came out for the wedding. There's always a portion of the crowd that pops for his freakish behavior and awesome entrance, but last night sounded almost unanimously face.
I liked the Evolution confrontation, but if they wanted to extend the feud I thought a good thing to do would have been to have Orton actually give the belt to Triple H and rejoin the group for a few more weeks, only to get/look more and more incensed every time they make an appearance together. Then eventually down the line Orton can come out during an H title match and cost him the match/title. Thus, Orton's face turn is complete and they can have their huge feud with a buildup and without having to bog down the title picture.
Does anyone else think that the people that are scripting/writing Raw can't come up with enough material to fill 2 hours and 5 minutes? To me it seems that for a few months now we've been seeing multiple, long, pointless Diva segments, pointless 3-4 minute Smackdown Rebound segments, "Moments Ago" recaps, long commercial breaks, and too many shots of the announcers just sitting there hyping stuff later in the show or at a PPV. It's like they refuse to give a couple of guys a short match or a backstage interview/promo. There's just way too much stuff to sit through before you get to anything remotely worth watching.
"Kane's Theme - Wedding Reprise version" is the shit.
The Wedding March theme shifting into a minor key when Lita showed up in the black dress was great.
"She's Having My Baby" video = almost the shit as much as the Kane theme above.
Yes. I did enjoy the wedding.
A couple people have busted on Matt for the bad TOF, but nobody blames Kane? He's the guy who landed on his hands. Matt did his part, but Kane wussed out on the receiving end.
If he busted his lip or something, the tux would be ruined. Probably didn't want to risk ruining a rental, and as much as a bloody-tuxedoed Kane would make it that much funnier as he smiled and carried her off, it probably wasn't worth it.
However, if it up to me, Kane would NEVER be shown in everyday clothes. I just think it sort of takes away from the character.
Two weeks ago I would have agreed with you, but I think any remnants of the "old Kane" were pretty much thrown away after Wrestlemania, so I don't see why they shouldn't go in a new direction now. Yeah, the old Kane-rides-a-scooter-and-can't-eat-the-pasta-because-of-his-mask commercials were funny, but he's pretty entertaining with or without the mask at this point.
Well I was in attendence and I have to say this was one of the more professionally done indy shows I've been to. They utilized the Ryan Center well, including using the video screens to run some very WWE-esque promos.