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Since: 9.7.02
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I hope this isn't true, but it's been swirling in my mind for a few weeks now? Let's take a look at SmackDown vs. Raw. Which is considered to be the worse show? Raw. Which is having worse matches? Raw. Storylines? Raw. Announcers? Raw. (Yes, Michael King Cole and Tazz are better than Ross and Lawler. Ross is bad and getting worse, Lawler's vocabulary consists if puppies, cherry, hymen and HLA. Cole is bad but getting better, and Tazz's move-knowledge is legitimately scary.) Set? Raw. (I love the new chrome SmackDown set. Raw is the same thing it's been since the split, except the desk has been moved. Yawn.) Who's in charge of Raw? Bischoff. Who's in charge of SmackDown? McMahon.
Who's on top on Raw? Triple H, same as it's been for the past 3 years. What about SmackDown? Benoit, Angle and Undertaker. A nice mix of old, kinda old and brand-spankin new.


Take a moment to process all of this information. I'll be here when you get back.


OK, thinking over. Now, temporarily forget everything I've just told you. Now, we're going to set the WayBack Machine to 2000. Let's take a look at Raw vs. Nitro. Which is considered to be the worse show? Nitro. Which is having worse matches? Nitro. Storylines? Nitro. Announcers? Nitro. (Tony Schiavone is just plain awful.) Set? Nitro. (It's the exact same thing as Raw, except that the announcer's table has been moved. Yawn.) Who's in charge of Nitro? Bischoff. Who's in charge of Raw? McMahon. Who's on top on Nitro? Hogan, same as it's been for the past 3 years. What about SmackDown? Rock, Austin, Triple H and Undertaker. A nice mix of old, kinda old and brand-spankin new.

Scary, isn't it? But here's the thought part. What if Raw is one great big in-joke, designed to make fun of Bischoff. That's a scary thought.



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Are you trying to say that Vince would knowingly tank half his company, lose millions of dollars, and suffer irrepairable harm just to "get back" at someone? What kind of self-centered jackass would he have to be to do that?





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Actually I thought Nitro had better matches a lot of the time...



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Remember the key thing, as long as the half a billion dollar princess is made to look good, all is right in the diminishing mind of Vince.
As for tanking business to get back at someone, take a look at Dusty Rhodes in Polka Dots.

(edited by redsoxnation on 16.9.02 0921)


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Since: 16.1.02
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Making one wrestler look silly is one thing -- deliberately running half the company into the ground is quite another. This sounds like the same shaky reasoning that some folks used to claim that Steph had ruined the Invasion angle on purpose so Triple H could present himself as the company's savior when he came back.

Incidentally, if the point of the angle is to make Bischoff look bad, why is he the one getting to do clever, funny stuff like the Subway ad, planting the Raw banner in the Smackdown audience, and of course last Thursday's Mission: Impossible bit, while Stephanie just gets to make lame, stupid moves like making Brock Smackdown-exclusive?

Incidentally (part II), if Triple H is indeed the political puppetmaster of Raw, why would he consent to having his division made to look sucky? Being the big fish in a small pond is all well and good, but it doesn't matter what size fish you are if no one wants to watch the pond. So to speak.

Why spin elaborate conspiracy theories when there's a much more obvious reason why Raw sucks right in front of you -- the Raw writing staff isn't up to the job.



(edited by Shem the Penman on 16.9.02 0951)
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Since: 7.1.02
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I remember them saying that they wanted the brands to be unique. Well, if nothing else, RAW and Smackdown seems to becoming more unique every week. Unfortunately, for the most part, what makes RAW unique also makes RAW a lesser show. But I guess you have to give them some credit for trying to be different. I agree with Shem, it is really just a matter of the RAW writers not getting the job done.
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    What about SmackDown? Benoit, Angle and Undertaker. A nice mix of old, kinda old and brand-spankin new.


Which one is brand-spankin new?



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Benoit's never really been a main event player, and I completely screwed up and din't even mention Lesnar. Wow, he goes from the youngest ever Undisputed Champion to an afterthought. Speaking of spooky stuff, put Jericho in for Lesnar and first for youngest.



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HEY YOU Seeing it more complete and in context (the build to both of the matches and all) bumps up the match quality a bit but STILL... well what did you think anyway? I'm not giving it away.
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