Rhyno is a faceless, boring, butt-ugly plowhorse of a wrestler. What's his character supposed to be, exactly? What's his gimmick, then? WHO IS HE? How can you write an angle for a guy who can't friggin' talk? I don't know, fellas, but I just don't see the attraction.
He's interchangeable with about a half-dozen other greasy-haired goofs. And stealing Jim Duggan's finisher, well ... that's just so wrong.
Anyhoo... I'll probably get my smark card revoked for saying this, but I did enjoy watching Triple H Pedigree Shawn Michaels. God help me, Triple H's explanation of his actions is one of the reasons I'm gonna be paying close attention to next week's RAW.
But I don't think HHH/HBK would be a very good match in terms of actual match quality. The heat for it would probably be enormous, but it's basically a match between a man who suffered a career-ending injury four years ago and a man whose match quality has gone down the shitter ever since he suffered that quad tear.
Benoit-RVD will be my #1 reason for watching RAW. Maybe an extended program for these two is in the works. That would freaking rule all. But I'm interested, first and foremost, at seeing how well these two different styles will mix in the ring. Benoit is a world-class technical wrestler who can also brawl and fly with the best of them, but RVD's known primarily as being a high-risk guy (who, sometimes, is a bit too showy). It'll be interesting, anyway.
I enjoyed the ladder match very much. Booker T/Benoit brought back a lot of fond memories, although it wasn't nearly long enough.
Eddie Guerrero's promo made me wonder whether or not he was losing his mind right there for all the world to see. Needless to say, I was glued to the TV for that. ;)
“And each and every one of you, when you see me, you will not put your eyes directly on me-- you will look to the ground and you will refer to me as 'Lord Master.'”
Kevin Nash, January 17, 2000
Two-Time, Two-Time Randomly Selected Weiner of the Day, 5/27/02 and 7/3/02
For the women's contract, I would put my money on Jackie right now. She seems to be skilled in the ring, the glimpse of her promo that we saw was better than the glimpse of Anni's, and, let's face it, she has more of a Diva look to her.