Ok this show was super medicore where the best thing on it was a mic segment and well neither me nor Phil really had much to say. I am amused as Vince pissed off that Smackdown has such a big hispanic following has decided to do everything in his power to turn off any other minority that might watch RAW, "Damn it Linda, at least this show will have an Aryan audience". I'm convinced that Helmsley isn't pushed because of his relationship with Steph but rather just cause Vince likes the Iron Cross on his tights.
PAS: Jericho v. Dupree was perfectly okay in a 1996 WCWSN semi-main kind of way. I also like how Dupree dyed himself black for King Day
TKG: Can somebody tell Dupree “Hey you’re a 19 year old comedy midcarder. there’s no reason to be more roided than the Spider Man era Macho”
TKG: Mark Henry on the STICK. “That’s my stank!”. It’s about time they let Henry do some mic work as he’s really good on the mic. The weird thing about the whole Teddy Long stable is that you have Rodney Mac who was trained by JYD and Rod Price and his biggest strength is supposedly his mic skills. Plus you have Mark Henry who is really great on the mic. Then you give them a manager and keep them silent. Just stupid. Its about time Mark got some mic time again. Probably the best thing on a really weak weak show.
PAS: I also like the threatening of interracial rape on King day. I HAVE A DREAM!!
TKG: I liked the threatening to tie someone to the back of a rednecks ATV and drag him around to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. Happy birthday to you. Hap- py birth-day. Happy birthday to you.
PAS: LYNCH THE COACH. LYNCH HIM!
PAS: I liked all of Lita’s takedowns in the Woman’s match. It was like a Nakamura shootfight.
TKG: Hurricane vs. Orton was oddly laid out but ok. Hurricane was essentially on offense for most of the match but it worked for me. Hey even Hurricane is taller than Marlena. Exactly how tiny is she?
PAS: For a battle royal that was okay I guess. Goldberg looked good, although I don’t see the booking point in having a top babyface win the 30th spot. It will just make him look more like a chump when he doesn’t win the match.
TKG: the whole match was laid out to make all the faces look like chumps. As the opening sections were all face vs. face. And when it ended with three heels and one face…Jericho works tweener.
What Didn’t Work
TKG: Rico’s in the Royal Rumble? Rico? No Stevie Night heat? But Rico?
TKG: Three way dance. That was the one thing I wanted to see on the show and they turn it into a fucking three way dance? I did like Goldberg’s catching of the overhand chop. But not a good match.
PAS: The opening tag was really pedestrian outside of the nice finish. Matt Hardy is the worlds best Barry Hardy at this point.
TKG: Mark Henry is stuck working Rico? He doesn’t get Spike. He has to fucking work Rico. This should have been a squash. Rico got too much offense and it didn’t end fast enough.
Originally posted by tomkTKG: Mark Henry on the STICK. “That’s my stank!”. It’s about time they let Henry do some mic work as he’s really good on the mic.
Exactly. When the "That's my stank!" line came out, I was expecting an absolutely horrid promo, but once again Henry pulled it off. Henry might not be a great worker, but he's damn near Dustin Runnels-level in his ability to turn absolute shit into something enjoyable.
Hey even Hurricane is taller than Marlena. Exactly how tiny is she?
Hurricane is like 6'0" tall, but yeah, I think Terri is about the same height as Stacy's legs, but not quite as big around.
Smackdown needs no opening recap this week! We hit the arena immediately, where MICHAEL COLE welcomes us in JBL's absence, and here comes SHEAMUS to open things out. And it's a match! SHEAMUS and RANDY ORTON vs. THE RHODES SCHOLARS: