TKG: Benoit smokes Michaels on the mic and really dig his incredulous facials.
PAS: Opening match was pretty good, although kind of spot intensive for a hate filled feud blowoff. The double underhook superplex was pretty great looking. I am amused at the latest tribal tatooed roid Oil Valley Wrestling boy Shockmastering his spot.
TKG: This was fun little match but felt silly to open with it as should be on top of the hour. Rick Michaels is a really fast seamster as both Christian and Jericho's new pants were sweet. Whats up with Trish wearing jeans when she's going to get hit with the spanking spot. Dusty wouldn't have let Babydoll wear pants if that spot was in a match. when does WWE play less attention to detail than Dusty? Also Jericho's spanking was really weak. they should have held onto Austin just to be the road agent to lay out better women beating work..he would have told Jericho to lay it in harder.
TKG: Damn Val Venis eats a chokeslam really well. Fuckin waste of him but still eats a chokeslam well.
TKG: OOhh I am so looking forward to Orton vs. Abdullah Jr. Kobayashi.
PAS: Tag match was really freaking great. I have no idea when Batista got good but he owned in this, working really stiff and breaking out alot of nifty little things. I especially liked the way he and Edge sold the double clothesline. Flair continues to be fucking nuts as he takes three suplexes on his broken neck. Outside of the double clothesline, Edge looked really like the least of these four.
TKG: That double clothesline was really great as really no one other than Negro Casas takes a double clothesline well. But than Edge really makes that double clothesline work. Still its Flair, he won't cry if you chop him hard. Agree with Phil as it looked like Finlay finally got through to Batista. Benoit's headbutts out of the bearhug were choice.
What Didn't Work
TKG: You know Tamura looks alot like Bischoff. If you're gonna bring in a mat worker to play Bischoff's nephew... Tamura could probably do a better job. I'm sure he could play retarded what with his culture being destroyed.
PAS: That Shelton Benjamin push sure didn't last long. Did Thunderbolt Patterson settle his lawsuit?
TKG: Tomko runs in and there's no Dean Ho?
PAS: Did Bob Orton Jr. cut some sort of devils deal with Vince? They push his son, and Vince gets to steal all of Orton's gimmicks. Edge is wearing the cast and Kane is jacking the Zodiac.
TKG: So they do the exact same reversal spot with the kick to the backflip in Victoria/Molly and Cade/Tajiri. And then Molly gets DQed for chocking Victoria but Batista desn't even get the choke checked.
TKG: I really dug Violent Victoria. Not happy with this highspot Victoria. Nope not good.
PAS: They are bringing Kenzo Suzuki as Hirohito? With footage of war atrocities as an entrance video. I guess Palumbo hasn't re-debuted on RAW yet so they could always shave his head. Maybe Joey Matthews should start growing a little mustache.
That's from No Mercy 2003. They showed it on Heat as an "earlier today" thing. The final frames of the video claim that it's Kenny Dykstra. Maybe somebody has this on DVD (One of those Walgreen's specials, perhaps.) & can tell better.