Great show all the way through. The writing just keeps getting better. The building up of future stories and feuds is really entertaining. I'll tell you the difference between the last year of the WWF and the new WWE. They are now giving a reason to watch next week for both divisions, RAW and Smackdown. The nWo saying Triple H is the newest member and attacking the Big Show gave a reason to watch. And the Taker-Hardy match, especially the end, was amazing. It brought out the underdog vs. the veteran that is a can't lose story in wrestling or any sport. Matches like that one made me a wrestling fan...I thought for sure that Jeff Hardy had that title. That is the kind of match that brings out the true fan. That's why I don't understand all this respect on the internet for being a "smark". It was a lot more entertaining watching that match as a mark.
Writing has gotten better. Maybe it was Heyman, Stephanie, Russo...I don't know, but either way something is working for the better.
I thought this show was pretty good, i taped it and my damn tape ran out in the middle of the main event. Dammit.
I was hoping Jeff would win, they built it up that way.. And to have jeff running around for awhile with the WWE title would be insane.. Every match you'd actually wonder who would win! Plus, though I have been warming up to the taker over the past two or three months, the guy looks like an old man in there bumping. Flair is more spry than he is!
Nowinski, if his gimmick is tweaked a bit, is pure gold. I'd say he's one of the most promising rookies in a huge batch of talented rookies.
The rookie getting the biggest push, Brock Lesnar, is pretty good but he needs to kick up his intensity about 12 notches. Part of what made goldberg so exciting is how he would smack his face and scream after the spear... He was pure intensity. Brock looks scared or bored, or both. In fact, I'd say Deacon Bautista out-Brocked Brock on the last smackdown.
And the women, they need one good angle, one good feud. I don't know if they're going to get it though. And Linda seems much better at talking than Jackie... Why wasn';t Linda on Raw last night?
"And the women, they need one good angle, one good feud. I don't know if they're going to get it though. And Linda seems much better at talking than Jackie"
You're joking, right? Did you see the one promo that Linda did on Smackdown with Trish a few weeks ago? The fact is neither of them are very good at this point, but Jackie is a bit more believable than Molly IMHO, and Linda is a bit worse. Which isn't say much for any of their acting abilities.
(edited by DMC on 2.7.02 1438) "You! You're sumthin' you!" -Robert DeNiro, Analyze This
Well no I'm not joking. The little I saw of Linda, she seemed decent. Jackie on the other hand looks like she's ready to cry, she might puke at any second. She warbles and stumbles through her delivery, and that time she opened her trenchcoat to reveal her lingerie was so cold and unsexy my wiener almost fell off.
I have this feeling that Brock is the next "machine." No intensity, just a focused wrestler operating at the command of his manager. Every now and then he seems like he's about to break the leash, but for the most part he seems to do whatever Heyman orders him to do. I'd love to see this develop for a while, Brock; Heyman's personal monster, until Heyman gives him an order he won't follow. And THEN have him begin in with the intense persona. Or maybe he just can't act...
WHAT WORKED: I kind of liked the AMW vs. Siaki/Apollo match. Some awkward parts in the beginning as Team Mulato wasn’t on the same page as to whether they were delivering double arm drags or double flap jacks.