PAS: People are always talking about how the WWE needs to make house shows more important. I think by hyping that you might get to see a tubby backyarder injure someone is a smart way to do it.
TKG: Scott Steiner vs. RVD was inexplicably good. Maybe better than anything but the main from last week.
PAS: I liked Scott Steiner v. Rob Van Damn. Stuff looked tight, there was some nice spots. Steiner has a nice elbow drop. Perfectly acceptable wrestling.
TKG: I liked Jerry Lawlerís jacket with no shirt. Thatís a great wrestling look. The set up to the Born again Christian vs the Jew feud appealed to me. I was disappointed that Shawn didnít start talking about the Stations of the Cross and point out how a Jew once speared Jesus on the side too. I liked the motif, I just thought it should have been emphasized more in the mic work.
What Didnít Work
PAS: I enjoyed them trying to turn Austinís drunken wifebeating into a amusing face thing. Couldnít they at least have him beat up a heel? And why would you rebury Scott Steiner as a set up to Austinís face domestic abuse?
TKG: That whole thing was inexplicable.
PAS: There was parts of that endless 8 man tables thing which were watchable in a really pedestrian mediocre way, but most of the match just stunk. They build the first sections of the match on long heat segments on Shane, then all of a sudden they have guys using garbage cans and Spike run-ins. If the match was no-DQ then why would everyone bother with tags? They did a really shitty ROH scramble everyone hits a move section including Dupree and Booker horribly blowing a spinebuster. Man Shane is useless and shitty, he may have the worst clotheslines in a promotion full of guys with shitty clotheslines.
TKG: Phil forgot the long section of extended beat down on D-Von. Yeah there were two long heat sections on different guys. I didnít mind the pedestrian-ness of the first one with D-Von and Booker knows how to take a hot tag but damn this match needed Goldust. D-Von is no Tommy Rogers as face in peril. Hell heís not even face in peril Bobby Fulton. Shane-O isnít even Jackie. The everyone hits their big spots spot train finish was really underwhelming too. Ross calling it a ladder match ruled.
TKG: Hey its Chad Collyer. Everytime I see Chad Collyer in the indies, Iím struck by how much he facially resembles Shane McMahon. The WWE really doesnít have enough wrestling McMahonís at this point. They desperately need more. They realIy need to bring in some worked McMahon relatives. Collyer is actually trained and sells almost as well as Shane. Instead heís doing this silly Dr. segment. This is why theyíre loosing money. Mike Samples and Chad Collyer would have a fun Bizarro Vince and Shane team. They already have Tom Pritchard to play Steph.
PAS: Setting up the Jew v. Evangelical Christian feud. Is Mel Gibson booking now?
TKG: Mavenís needs a different finisher as his finisher really has the look of blown spot. For a guy working exactly like Jerry Flynn, Rico sure isnít as good as Jerry Flynn. Man am I looking forward to the Rico vs. Cat matches.
PAS: The Joshi trios match really killed my energy level. They did the exact same scramble match finish too. That match really needed Miss Texas.
TKG: It also had the exact same build/set up with the same type of pedestrian face in peril heat stuff, before finish train. If sets up Jericho vs. Richards that could possibly be best match the RAW roster can give me.
PAS: I enjoyed Flair in the tag main event, but it really buried Mark Henry who they were starting to do something interesting with. I assumed Flair was there to eat the pin, isnít that is what he is there for?
Except it was a Roman soldier, not a Jew, who stuck Jesus. Maybe Goldberg can turn Shawn over to the FBI next?
(edited by Shem the Penman on 14.10.03 1151) "I do have a degree in electrical engineering... from almost 20 years ago. Punchcard systems were just becoming obsolete, we had rotary phones in the dorms, and a modem was still a gizmo the size of a shoebox into which you squooshed the phone receiver itself. In short, we lived like animals.
The instant obsolesence is why I became a writer. The rate of punctuation in a sentence doesn't double every 18 friggin' months, and you never have some 22-year-old looming over your shoulder, shaking his head, saying "dude... you're still using adverbs...?"
Originally posted by Shem the PenmanExcept it was a Roman soldier, not a Jew, who stuck Jesus. Maybe Goldberg can turn Shawn over to the FBI next?
(edited by Shem the Penman on 14.10.03 1151)
Now you've got it. Has Undertaker still got his "symbol"? Time to dig it out of the WWE prop barn. UT can play the role of Joseph of Arimethea and later, when Coach Nash, HHH and the other kliquesters go looking for him in the dressing room where they laid him after the FBI punks him out, Golddust can come out, dressed all in white and say, "he is not here, he has risen (and gone to the ring).
Originally posted by tomkTKG: Mavenís needs a different finisher as his finisher really has the look of blown spot. For a guy working exactly like Jerry Flynn, Rico sure isnít as good as Jerry Flynn. Man am I looking forward to the Rico vs. Cat matches
I've been saything that in from the first time I saw Maven do that finisher. I thought "Did he blow that spot, it's on Heat why didn't they edit it?". Then I figured "Oh it's meant to look like that"... One positive for Maven about that move is when he does mess it up we/I will set back and say "I guess he hit it again" because I doubt we'd be able to tell the difference LoL
I got both those on tape, boy you could feel something going down in those PPV's, the wrestling for the most part was subpar, but the angles and storylines were damned good. 12 months later WWF was booming. I got the total opposite feeling today!