I know it's silly to comment on the realness of a show that has Muppets, but while wrestling isn't Shakespeare, does it have to be "The Magic Hour"? I think I lost 50 IQ points watching that show and I really can't afford to lose that many.
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."
Originally posted by JustinShapiroI think the only heels who left with any heat were Mark Henry and Miss Piggy.
Piggy definitely not a heel. She was in the past but now she's more the Randy Orton badass. Yeah, sometimes she does heelish things (although that midget getting attacked should make her a superbabyface) but you cheer her anyways because she's cool.
She had total face justifications for each incident- K2 was macking on her man and Horny was making unwanted physical advances. Plus she went against the biggest heel in WWE, Vickie.
Like anything Muppet, it needed more Fozzy Bear. His expressions during the Gonzo incident made William Regal jealous.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaAll I know is no WWE Superstar on RAW sold anything better than Kermit the Frog selling Jack Swagger pinching his mouth shut with his hand.
That was one of the best moments. I'd like to applaud Swagger from not bursting out in laughter. Sheamus & Beaker was good. Piggy and Statler & waldorf were in my opinion the weakest of all the Muppet segments.
I have to admit, I wouldn't have recognized Punk's shirt without some online assistance. But the hand signal was brilliant. I liked his anger after he got DQ-ed. And him telling Alberto what he would do was also good.
Poor Natalya. In order for the other divas to prove they're able to get it done against Beth, they need to defeat her. So she has to lose every time.
Never have Mario and Luigi looked so hot. Also probably the first time in my life I'd love to see some plumbers crack.
I appreciated the non-focus on HHH. The seriousness of the angle wouldn't work with the goofiness of everything else.
Oh, and the Rock did a promo. Nothing of real interest was said.
Originally posted by dMp Oh, and the Rock did a promo. Nothing of real interest was said.
If I just started watching wrestling last night and saw Rock's promo, I would think- what a jerkish bad guy. It's funny how his whole character is based on being a cocky A-hole, and the more of a prick he is, the louder he gets cheered. Sure, Randy Orton is the same way, but Rock makes it fun to watch. Of course, it wouldn't be 2011 WWE, without name-dropping Twitter in the feud.
I still think announcing the Rock/Cena Wrestlemania match a full year in advance was a mistake. All the excitement and buzz was in the build-up to this year's Mania. By the time we get to April it's going to be like, "Get it over with already". Throwing him into some Survivor Series tag match feels kinda forced, and not like he has any real beef with Truth or Miz. I appreciate the slow build, but this is extreme.
Originally posted by dwatersI still think announcing the Rock/Cena Wrestlemania match a full year in advance was a mistake. All the excitement and buzz was in the build-up to this year's Mania. By the time we get to April it's going to be like, "Get it over with already". Throwing him into some Survivor Series tag match feels kinda forced, and not like he has any real beef with Truth or Miz. I appreciate the slow build, but this is extreme.
I'm pretty sure that's the reason they haven't mentioned it for 4 months or so. Now after SS they will start the slow burn and probably ramp things up following the Rumble. If the Rock actually brings his A-game, and hopefully pulls Cena up a few notches I'm sure they will have people eat out of the palm of their hands again.
Good post. I often think of this myself, just yesterday in fact. And I may be full of it, but I still think some of the recent return to good guy vs. bad guy (i.e. the return of Hogan and the nostalgia for him, babyface HHH, etc.)