Good match, he needs better in-ring attire.I liked his OVW Ja Rule look, Holla. Back to the match: I thought it was a solid debut. I look forward to watching him more, I hope he's never put in the ring w/ Bradshaw(I'd hate for that clumsy oaf to wreck Sheldon's future, It's Murder!)
Pretty good match, and Benjamin impressed me more than former partner Brock Lesnar has so far. Shame HE couldn't have been the Next Big Thing. And it's hard to believe he won't get over when the crowd seemed pretty interested in him -- even when he was out there in his first match against a nobody like Justin Credible, the bottom of the WWE Jobber Pecking Scale.
How annoying was it that Raven and D'lo started their little argument in the middle of Benjamin's match? Bless the Coach for trying to keep things focused on what was happening in the ring.
i thought it was a pretty solid debut, and that finishing kick was GOLD. i'm digging credible's heat-jobber work, he's looked good as well as making his opponent look good in all of his recent losing efforts.
what surprises me, though, is how steven richards and matt hardy can continually put on these great tv matches! they've fought at least three times in the past month, that i've seen, and all have been different encounters almost entirely. good build-up, and really strong finishes for each match = thumbs up. oh, and matt wins the best of 3 series two falls to one!
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was sitting there and thinking that the Steven Richards/Matt Hardy match was pretty darn good, bordering on great.. and you wouldn't necessarily expect it out of those two.
Shelton Benjamin? He has promise, he seems to combine power and speed in one package. He press-slammed Justin, but also landed on his feet from a monkey flip. He doesn't have the size of his old tag partner Lesnar though, so he'll have to carve out his own niche. In other words.. stop having all the new guys come out using their real names! Give him a gimmick!
Originally posted by GRLAnd Matt Hardy looked like he had a little bit of character stank on him tonight! Who knew?!?
YES! say hello to MATT HARDY: v1.0!!! i duno, i was diggin' the hand gestures, and the name. if he's relegated to heat matches, it would definately be a good thing for him to try and develop his personality in front of a fairly minimal tv audience.
Originally posted by Scott SummetsShelton Benjamin's finisher was cool looking -- that flipping enziguri looked great, but is it really deadly enough for a finisher? As a set-up move to something else it would really work though.
I agree, use it as a set up into some vile submission.
I would like to congatulate Al Snow on his contact with La-Z-Boy. Because we all know Al doesn't sell chairs. - Mick Foley
I thought Kaval did the best promo by far. Aside from repeating WWE Universe an awkward amount, it was a real wrestling interview challenging someone with conviction and talking about pro wrestling stuff naturally.