Holyshit that was actually a fun match to watch. That made for one of the better Pre Christmas shows I've seen in awhile. J.R. finally got to go over in Oaklahoma where he has been embarrassed time and time again. I'm sorry guys I loved it for what it was.
Agh! Beaten to the punch trying to start a RAW thread! D'oh! Just kidding.
Boy, that OKC crowd got JAKKED for that finish! I kinda' liked how there was no commentary for the closing moments. You could just sense the energy.
Is it just me, or did it seem like RAW was a lot better this week than previous efforts? Sure, the fact that it was taped meant that WWE could do some editing or what-not, but I could only imagine that that had to have taken some of the pressure off of the wrestlers. RAW being taped every now and then wouldn't be a bad thing to do at all, IMHO.
I really have no complaints or criticisms about the show. Oh, and one more thing-- that spinebuster Nowinski executed on Hurricane was absolutely SICK. No-- more like SZ'YKKH!!!
David Crockett sez it best, folks: "Look at 'im, Tony! Look at 'im!"
Mebbe it's the mark in me talking, but I thought that match was the greatest match EVER! This is why I love holiday editions of WWE programming!
Imagine Dingbat doing babytalk: philosphosize upon your inner warrriorness...(baby)waahh....(Dingbat)destructivity and iglooitis seem to be deterrring the inner warrior from enveloping you....(baby) waahh....(Dingbat)magnodestructivation will be your salvation...(wife) the baby wants its bottle....(Dingbat) that was the message I was conveying to the greatness of warriorness in it magnanimous omnipotent hemotoma.
-The Warrior and his new daughter, according to redsoxnation.
My favorite moment of last night....Shining Wizard or (flash magic) on Nowinksi...I've never seen that finisheri n my wrestling career and Hurricane pulled it off so sweatly. I think he needs to rename his "Hurricane Kick"
Yes,taping raw every other two weeks wouldn't be a bad idea.
As for JR heading to Smackdown in Lieu for Micheal Cole wouldn't be a bad thing. I mean on Raw we have an older Raw announce crew(back when Cole and Lawler where doing it) and JR can try his run with Tazz
JR=This will be a slobberknocker! Tazz=No,It will be a rocketbusta!
If they are going to do a switch I much rather Lawler go over to Smackdown and get him the hell away from the women wrestling (but with WWE's smarts they would probably trade all the wrestling women to SD a month after he goes there). I'd be hesitant in splitting Cole & Tazz, after a long wait they finally seem to be meshing well together. Hey maybe an entire commentary turnover of Cole/Tazz to Raw, Ross/Lawler to SD, that could work. Personally I Xmas gift or markout moment for 2003 is Lawler being let go, but I won't hold my breath.
I thought the show ran a lot smoother then usual. With a good build all the way through. I somewhat or really enjoyed every segment except D'lo & Test. There was alot of stuff that I thought I wasn't going to like but ended up liking a lot. The best holiday shows they did in a long time. It might have helped that it was tape, but it also helped that they did fun booking and nothing really stupid to ruin it.
The first hour was good enough with a few cool looking moves to grab your attention that's been mentioned in this thread already. The second hour really kicked it into gear with The women segment that was one of the best holiday gimmick women concept that I can remember, sexy and fun. The tag title match was awesome, Arm wrestling was fun, and HHH over selling Steiner was super and the main event I didn't like the beginning but got caught up in it once JR got in there.
Notice that there isn't too much responce on the Raw threads today, I hope it has to do with the holiday and not able to get online and not to do for missing the show because reading the spoilers. This looked bad on paper but it came off as one of the more enjoyable Raw's of the year
Blame the sacrifices part on Vince Russo, I say. That alone caused the Dark Knight to become a parody of himself. Taker NEEDED a gimmick change after THAT. Thus, the biker gimmick, which I really don't mind.