I'm going to buck the trend and COMPLETELY ignore the N.W.O./Rock/Semi Truck of Doom portions of the show, and just address a couple of things.
I'm not terribly pleased with the false finish/reset button schtick in the Angle/HHH match, but I can see the reasoning behind it... without that match (and that stip) the show would've had nothing that was really meaningful, as far as in-ring stuff went.
Edge's new submission looks to me like a Texas Cloverleaf, but sorta... backwards. Wonder if they'll give it an entirely new pun-riffic name or if they'll recycle one of his old ones? My vote for new name is "Over the Edge". 'cause it's SNAP-RIFFIC.
And, finally, I'm going to join the group of people that were COMPLETELY underwhelmed by the triumphant return of the Hardyz. Welcome back, guys, now please... go away some more. Although it was sort of interesting to note Matt's new bulkitude.
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka: HE raised the briefcase!
Originally posted by A FanI disagree with the Rock not being a major factor in Mummy 2. I know a number of people who went to see him and not care about the franchise. I think Rock was a huge factor with the money it made.
A Fan- Rocky III sucked.
I know a lot of people who's first reaction to that movie (remember, I have literally one or two friends who watch wrestling, anyone else I know doesn't) was "Man, the Rock was in there for like 3 seconds. whoopdy doo."
So what is really with people who whine about 'making PPV useless' when a match is done again on Raw or whatever.. I don't buy a PPV just to see who wins, I buy it to watch the matches.. its a general rule, though not always true, that PPV matches are a step up on non-PPV ones. If I just wanted to know who was going to wrestlemania, I'd not cough up the money and just check results before raw.. or watch raw for that matter.
I was going to watch Mummy 2. The Rock vs. Brendon Fraiser should have been a great movie. But no!! They had the Rock for only 3 minutes, and at the end, the Scorpion King was a computer generated mess. A lot of people were pissed at that.
From Dave Scherer -This week's edition of Raw did a 3.8 cable rating, with a 5.6 share. That is down from last week's 3.9 and probably not what WWE was looking for two weeks before Mania. The show did hours of 3.7 and 3.9.