Upset yeah... too bad it was telegraphed a mile away. I was waiting for Rock to at least do one thing that would have supported his desire for a no-DQ match. So Helms rolls him up and runs off. No celebration, he doesn't even get his music played. It was a decent match (with a shit crowd until the very end) but I don't see how this will elevate him at all. I mean I seriously doubt he'll be seen at all during WM.
Rock V. Hurricane was just fantastic. Rock is the man. He has put more people over then anyone can imagine. Although it was a shady finish, it does tonnes for Helms. It was great to see him main event RAW. Just an amazing performance by the 2 of them.
How much wood can a wood chuck chuck, if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
I'm back. I do swear, I have more comebacks than Terry Funk.
And a Fashion Report, too.
Bisch and the heels (Molly?) confer.
Rob, in black spiked-wreckingball singlet, and Kane, in straps and spandex, vs. Jericho, in red trunks with silver splats, and Christian!, in black singlet and trunks with gold plates. Nice match - but was Jericho legal? HBK, in HIS tshirt, dances.
Yes; the Skittles are back!
Hearing JR shill porn is disturbing. Hearing Lawler shill porn is...just wrong.
Booker, in black hot crotch flamin' BookerT undies, speaks. Whoo!, in grey suit with a black polo shirt, refutes. See, Nathan Jones, Booker spent time in prision and HE turned-out socially well-adjusted. Oh, man, Booker totally blew past HHH's door!
I swear, that "Willard" movie totally rips-off something else. Think Parrok the Ratcatcher.
Jeff (half of him glows in the dark), in funny "JH" black tshirt, vs. Rico, in silver pants, with Samoans. Dang you, StoneCold! You better appologize to that catering girl. Okay match.
Thhhor tries to pantomime, but he's frustrated and hits some guy. Book a match!
Steve feeds Goldie. Rocky talks to Someone and...sings (he also plays his own guitar too). Puppies, in sparkly black trenchcoat, vs. TheBitch, in jungle-warrior bra and skirt. Jezebel, in black, and Stevie, in pink, end it all. No match here folks - move along.
The Lugz "Driving Shoe"? Really, now, did somebody go to a shoe store and say "I need some more support for my foot when I'm pressing on that gas pedal."? I mean, wha?
DeadCowMan, in a dead cow, blabs. Woah - the whole "You and I are more alike than you realize" bit from the evil overlord. Steve, in black "Stone Cold" and "Bullet Proof" tshirt, jean shorts, and knee braces (he needs them to talk?) blabs back. Rocky, also in black dead-cow-based attire, and a HUGE bullheaded buckle, stutters.
Thhhor, in RED Iron-cross undies, wearing the Belt, whit Whoo!, vs. Maven, in black "M" fullcuts. I really think Thhhor has lost some mass. Or maybe he just dyed his hair. Eh, okay match.
No, Bisch, just ignore Steve. Stacie, his name's Andrew. Steve and SPP stand around and drink; thanks for coming out this week, Scott.
DVon, in "3D" shirt and camo pants, vs. Chief, in black "Chief" undies, and Lance, in red undies and wearing the Belt, with flag. Okay match.
Lawler and porn. Um, no way.
Rocky, in black "The Rock" brahma bull undies, with EVIL music, vs. The Huricane, in mask and cape, with green hair. Good match, but the ending was poor. JR's announcing was good.
Overall: An entertaining show, but the neverending commercial break and Porn segment did to kill the pacing.
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Originally posted by ScreamingHeadGuyJeff (half of him glows in the dark), in funny "JH" black tshirt, vs. Rico, in silver pants, with Samoans. Dang you, StoneCold! You better appologize to that catering girl.
Good to see you again, ScreamingHeadGuy. It was getting boring with DEAN as my only competition...
My love for Rock is boundless. BOUNDLESS. The man took what was shaping up to be a pretty crappy Raw and made it great. Why must you leave us Great One? Whywhywhywhy?
That said, this Raw would've ruled if they HAD GIVEN THE MATCHES TIME. Seriously, almost every match on the card had some potential to be good and they didn't let anyone do anything. Getting rid of the shitty GGW segment could've added some time to at least one of the matches.
I really hope Shawn Michaels gets his comeuppance. Not only does he have the nerve to interfere in Chris Jericho's business for weeks, this week he attacks Jericho from behind. What a jerk.
If you really want to see the reason I hate HHH and love Rock, you need look no further than the matches they had tonight. And I'm not even talking about the finishes.
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If the WWE was paying attention, note what the younger guys were doing. Hurricane and Rock worked together to make a good match, but that's expected from the Rock as a decent worker. Maven sold the hell out of everything Trips threw at him and made Trips look great. Now, since Trips has not had a watchable match in ages, who do you think carried that match? Hmmm? The young guy maybe? Push that young talent!
What's with the silly blow off to the women's match? Looks like a three way for Wrestlemania.
I am already bored with Stone Cold. Did he add any moves to his moveset while he was away, or will we just get What!, kick wham stunner all the time?
Chief Morley needs to get back in the ring full time. He looks great!
Are you ready for Mahkan-mania to run wild all over you?
I liked Raw, even though some of the bigger happenings were telegraphed well before they happened.
It was obvious HBK was going to attack Y2J from behind once Jericho went up the ramp without Christian, the camera lingered on him, and then the cameraman got in position to catch HBK coming out from the curtain. The pnly question was whether HBK would hit him with a superkick or with a chair like Jericho did last week.
And, Hurricane's win over Rock was expected after Rock made his match an "anything goes" match, especially after having the confrontation with Austin earlier in the show. Now, we can await another Hurricane and Rock segment next week. That should be interesting after Hurricane won the match.
Originally posted by ScreamingHeadGuyRocky, in black "The Rock" brahma bull undies, with EVIL music, vs. The Huricane, in mask and cape, with green hair. Good match, but the ending was poor. JR's announcing was good.
I don't know about JR's announcing being good.
Hurricane hits the Rock Bottom and JR screams,"CHOKESLAM, CHOKESLAM, CHOKESLAM!"
In all, I liked the show. They showed Booker T as a serious threat to HHH. HBK-Y2J is in full motion. Rock-Austin has a purpose with Rock wanting to beat Austin at WrestleMania before he retires. I'm pleased with the progress toward WrestleMania so far.
(edited by The 5th Horseman on 11.3.03 0000) I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.
So to sum up what seems to be the general thoughts of this thread...Benoit needs to win the Rumble as it's his only way to get another shot at the title. The rumble is the BIG main event, leaving the two world title matches to lesser spots on the card.