It's been almost 4 months since the roster split. I wonder who really stepped up as performers and who let you down or re-enforced your idea that they sucked to begin with.
Round 1 Smackdown- Rock- It's kind of hard to argue this pick, but he hardly was on the show the entire time.
Raw- Undertaker- Do I think he's the 2nd most important person in the company. Hell no. But he had his moments especially his #1 contender match with RVD.
Round 2 SD- Kurt Angle- HIT! Simply awesome. MVP of the entire fed. Funny promos & Great matches. Helped put Edge over huge (what a concept former world champ helping put someone new over)
Raw- NwO- BUST! Hell even 3 for 1 this was awful. Nash is a broken down 40 year old. Hall still has the demons over his shoulder and Xpac is Xpac.
Round 3 SD- Chris Benoit- Surprise pick, came back a month ago and hasnt been on SD yet. Strange that the fifth pick in the draft is now jobbing to Spike & Bubba twice in a month including a ppv.
Raw- Kane- Unfortunately got injured a week in. Looked like he going to be a focus point.
Round 4 SD- Hulk Hogan- This might have some debate but HIT. He's someone that makes SD special and his matches with Jericho and Angle were fine and made the younger guys look strong. His friendship with Edge helped Edge as well.
Raw- Rob Van Dam- Without a doubt HIT. Week in week out one of the most entertaining thing on RAW. He's over like crazy his matches are always fun. This guy should be the focus point of Raw and battling for top spot NOW.
Round 5 SD- Billy&Chuck- Ya I know they were tag champs, but the tag belts are as poor as ever when they had it. And there feud with Rikishi could be worse feud of the year so far.
Raw- Booker T- I can dig it sucka. Backstage stuff with Goldust is usually the only laugh out loud stuff on RAW. Seems now be really connecting with the fans, hope no big juiced up roadblock gets in his way.
Round 6 SD- Edge- Edge might be the person who gained the most since the split. They really did a great job building him up as an important part of SD and adding him into the main event mix. He should thank Angle for being unselfish and really making him look like a legit superstar.
Raw- Big Show- HIghlight for him since the split was being called showpopotumous
Round 7 SD- Rikishi- I guess Vince had to pick one fat guy cause flair picked a fat guy
Raw- Bubba Ray Dudley- We know who was the better Dudley atleast. His first few months since the split Bubba was enjoyable, his stuff with Trish was fun and his stuff with Brock was great. But the luster of Bubba is wearing thin recently
Round 8 SD- D-von Dudley- We know who was the worse Dudley. Uninteresting character not fun in the ring.
Raw- Brock Lesner- Hell I think he's been a success. Do I think he's ready for a World Title shot? No. But he's been one of the best big men I've ever seen and a pretty entertaining part of RAw the entire time.
Round 9 SD- Mark Henry- BUST. For Vince to counteract Lesner potential for Mark Henry? Who are you kidding. Now he's opening doors and fetching wrestlers.
Raw- William Regal- Never will be a major part of the show. But for a mid-carder he's always been okay and a decent part of the show. 18th pick isn't that bad a pick for someone like Regal
Round 10 SD- Maven- Not and awful pick. Tough Enough name helped and he was the hardcore champ at the time. He got injured right when he seemed to get into a interesting feud with Tajiri.
Raw- Lita- ERRR. Why did Flair pick a manager? If a women was to be picked make it Trish dammit. You know the women that wrestles and had been feuding hard with the champ Jazz. Plus Flair would have had the extra babyface reason is telling Vince "I've seen what you done to this poor girl before, Well not anymore" But they picked Lita so all the team extreme fannies go the WWF.com and pray that Jeff and Matt get chosen to Raw.
Un-drafted talent RAW -Trish has picked up her game so much since the split and on the most part has been a joy to watch this year... Molly has been given the title and a more focus which she deserves. - Jeff Hardy has had his moments while Matt hasn't. Matt is as vanilla as they come. -Goldust has been extremely fun to watch backstage. -Bradshaw was pushed early to my dismay but quickly went back to mid-card/ B-show where he belongs (if that) - Eddie brought in which is great his feud with RVD was awesome... Austin leaving is a drag I always enjoyed him on the mostpart, Pefect left as well
SMACKDOWN -Chris Jericho when allowed to have matches with the top guys have been entertaining. His matches with Hogan was Hogan's best stuff. - Triple H has completely stuck up the show whenever he was focused on -The women have been pretty interchangeable on SD. Well except for Nidia who is really the only entertaining woman on the show. (even though I like Dawn & Stacy but they are dong nothing) -Not a fan of Team Canada angle but atleast now Christian & Storm has some direction with the tag belts. Test is a decent big man. - Cruiser's seem to be given atleast a chance. Noble/Nidia/ Tajiri seem interesting. Hurricane is pretty over. Kidman needs new tights
So who do you think stepped up who didn't. Who surprised you and who reassured you that they sucked
(edited by Net Hack Slasher on 22.7.02 1651) I don't get it, everyone loves rats, but they don't want to drink the rats milk?
THE GOOD: Jamie Knoble [SD, signee] Chris Jericho [SD, signee] Eddie Guerrero [RAW, signee] Hulk Hogan [SD, draftee] Chris Benoit [RAW, signee] Bubba Dudley [RAW, draftee] Rob Van Dam [RAW, draftee] The Undertaker [RAW, draftee] The Rock [SD, draftee] Maven [SD, draftee] The Hurricane [SD, draftee] Kurt Angle [SD, draftee] Brock Lesnar [RAW, draftee] Booker T [RAW, draftee] Goldust [RAW, signee]
Knoble & Hurricane carried the Cruiserweight Division. Guerrero, Jericho, Angle, Hogan, Benoit and RVD all had great matches. Maven did well enough establishing a character before he got injured. Undertaker and Rock provided solid matches when they were around. Bubba Dudley made Brock Lesnar. And BookDust? They've only been the most consistently entertaining part of RAW...Sucka!
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You know net hack slasher, you can't really rate Benoit as a SD wrestler, b/c as you said he's never appeared on SD since the split started, and Vince moved him to raw, he's a raw wrestler. That's the "brand" he's been wrestling for since he came back.
"It is a strange fate that we suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing...such a little thing." -Boromir
I just bought ECW Hardcore History on DVD the other day, and one of the special features on the disc is a Steve Austin promo. This is post WCW pre WWF Austin. No gotee, blond crew cut, hunting jacket younger looking Austin.