Great....a sit down interview with Stephanie that lasted forever...thankfully Famiiy Guy was on otherwise I'd be completely insane now.
Why am I liking tonight's Smackdown more than this past Raw?
Nevermind...I'm liking Raw better. This cross-promotional thing with Rollerball is killing it for me. Does anyone else think this cross-motional stuff is corny? Granted, it's business, but can't they think of something better? At least it's not as bad as that Kung Pow "skit" on Heat not too long ago. Ugh.
As far as cross-promotional themes go, while the conversation the APA was having at the beginning seemed a bit too contrived, it was all good fun. LL Cool J seemed to fit in pretty well. And the crowd loved it!
And no matter what movie they promote, it can't be worse than Chucky tormenting Rick Steiner.
Yes Drew "Pomp and Circumstance" is the NAME of Macho Man's music, but 'pomp and circustance' is also used as a phrase just to mean 'extra fanfare' and whatnot. Of course if you knew that already and was just saying 'that phrase reminds me of Savage's music' then I'm an idiot!
The infamous "Planet of the Apes" skit....the thought of that would normally curdle my milk, but for some reason it negates all recent milk curdling.
When Austin came out at the end, how many of you guys thought "oh no, please don't stunner ("stun"?) Flair"? For a few seconds I was thinking that, knowing that something illogical like that is not past the WWF.
Off the top of my head, I can remember crossovers involving: Kung Pow, Planet of the Apes, Shaft, Ready to Rumble (which resulted in the infamous David Arquette WCW Title win), the No Limit soldiers & Highlander... not to mention celebrity appearances which were not (as far as I know) intended to hype a specific movie or record label.
I really think this Rollerball crossover was the LEAST offensive crossover I've ever seen. Chris Klein kept his mouth SHUT, Rebecca Romijin-Stamos looked hot and L.L. stood up to Booker T (Which is okay, since L.L.'s MASSIVE).
As long as this doesn't result in an L.L. Cool J./Booker T fued, I'm marking this down as a good thing. (But I'm still not going to pay money to see Rollerball).
Sham you forgot about Ah-nuld a couple years back. "I cannot vait until you open of a can of vhup ass. Stone Cold."
Oh man, that was great. I was referencing that once for months. "I smell what you`re cooking." "Vince, you are a geenius! You have built dis empire!" Now go see END OF DAYS! END OF DAYS!
As for SD!:
The Rollerball stuff was pretty amusing (aside from Ladies Love Cool James licking his hand constantly, whuzzup wit dat?).
You realize we all have Austin to blame for the nWo now?
Christian and DDP had a good match, but we no longer have a "Champion of Europe". Instead, just a mere European Champion.
Not enough of the Living Legend for my liking. I saw him wrestle Tazz live last summer (the return of Rocky RAW) and Y2J squashed him in under a minute.
Stacy keeps brass knux in her posterior? What? (That was pretty clever actually) I guess the Dudleyz are currently Regal`s goons. I`m guessing since Regal`s now feuding with 2 people at once, maybe they`ll do a 3-way IC title match at the PPV? Dunno.
Thanks to basketball-mandated delays here, I was forced to choose between Space Ghost C2C and the last 1/2 hour of Smackdown. Space Ghost won (except for the Desire video replay). Contract signings as main event just don't grab me, and I saw Flair's first promo. Spoilers help, too..
I only missed the first 10 minutes of SD!, so I got to see most of it.
Of all the things the WWF™ cut from the 2.5 hour taping, they cut the Billy/Chuck v. Torrie/Trish pose-down. GOOD. The only one who should be involved in pose downs is "Ravishing" Rick Rude-NO ONE ELSE. Thank you.
Flair's promo had a lot of heart. Hmm...isn't Heart after Desire?
The Rollerball guys weren't that bad. Plus, we got this great line from Test! "Once I impress her, she'll want to take the Test." GOLDEN!
The wrestling was pretty good for. And if Y2J couldn't squash Tazz, how would he be seen as the Big-Time Undisputed Champion of the World?
Hey, DDP got CHANTS~! Maybe they'll do something with him and that belt! Maybe they won't have him job to UT's wife!
OK, given the size of Stacy's skirts, how would have she fit those Brass Knucks? Oh, right, the large underwear. Nevermind.
The last match was pretty good...the end was also good. The slow build is still on.
...Some fear the Pink... ...But many fear....THE MOUNTIE! (He's handsome, he's brave, and he's strong, you know)
I wasn't advocating turning unk next week or anything, but for the three-month build to WrestleMania, against arguably the biggest babyface in the company's history? Yes, I think him working heel a la HBK against Hogan would be absolutely killer.