Originally posted by AlexI don't think they've gone so far as even announcing any matches for the show, and it seems more like something that might fly under the radar, but yeah, 11:30 PM! maybe it'll be worth watching.
If you're taping it, keep in mind that there'll be a Stanley Cup game tonight which could go pretty long if there's any overtime. I'm sure they'll air all 90 minutes of the show, but it might not start at the planned time (except on the West Coast).
If you missed the first 10 minutes, you didn't miss much. Khali squashed Cena in a really quick match in which Cena got almost zero offense and Khali dazzled him with his amazing array of wrestling maneuvers (clubbing blows, JUDO CHOP~!, tree slam, and...well...that's it, really). This match not only failed to sell me on One Night Stand's main event, but it might have actually turned people off to buying the PPV. It was really bad.
The Wisdom of Homsar: Let's sing a song of Pennzoil!
This show was pretty uneventful, except for Finley's dance. But 4 seconds cannot save a 90 minute show. Even though they have a lot of injuries on the roster, it still seemed like this sow could have been better, especially as a selling point for this PPV. Instead, it probably will cost them buys. Maybe they didn't expect much from ONS anyway?
Dean! Have you been shooting dope into your scrotum? You can tell me! I'm hip!
Originally posted by It's FalseIf you missed the first 10 minutes, you didn't miss much. Khali squashed Cena in a really quick match in which Cena got almost zero offense and Khali dazzled him with his amazing array of wrestling maneuvers (clubbing blows, JUDO CHOP~!, tree slam, and...well...that's it, really). This match not only failed to sell me on One Night Stand's main event, but it might have actually turned people off to buying the PPV. It was really bad.
I'm not saying that's good wrestling or anything and this isn't meant as an offense to FALSE or support of Khali, but for a guy that big and "strong," -- clubbing blows and judo chops to the head ARE amazing wrestling maneuvers.
Go find someone that big in real life, with hands/finger-span about as big as a dinner plate, and have them punch you square in the face. Then come back and tell everyone how unrealistic it looked and felt.
That suspension of disbelief excuse only seems to come into play when it's people we like.
The problem with a SNME, is that they stuck to the tradition of running the card in reverse, main event first - to hopefully grab an audience that will stick around for the rest of the show. Only the main event programs are fairly stagnant at the moment. And when they took out the anti-Cena chants in post-production, it only made it appear that the crowd is sitting on their hands for your top guy. (It's not that I think Cena's that bad, I'm just tired of the 'underdog overcomes impossible odds' story getting told over and over. And I was tired of it at least six months ago.)
As on Friday, the highlight was Finlay & Co. - and while I don't know, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that Fit is laying out the matches himself. As an old WCW fan, I was glad to see him make it back to active duty a couple of years ago.. but I never remembered Finlay being as awesome as he's been in this run.
If you missed out, and have a chance to see it - seek out the Hornswoggle/Li'l Boogey match from SmackDown, I found it astonishingly entertaining, and then they throw in psychology last night, building on the hat bit from Friday. And Finley's joie de vivre through all this insanity is just the right note, I think. I really hope they don't split these two up in the draft*.
* Barring Finlay getting a deserved shot at a World Title program.
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Now, wait a minute. There were plenty of cheers for Triple H last night beyond the entrance music. Shinstrife was right in wondering about it, and I think the answer lies in the way the WWE has portrayed Shawn Michaels.