I watched this on and off last night while catching up on some other work around the house. Kind of funny to see such a glaring spelling error from Chavo and I wonder if they will put it behind them or make it a small gag next week with a reference.
Very cool to see the Undertaker and Kane come together to take on Mr. Kennedy and MVP. MVP has a horrible design on his tights but I still enjoyed watching him. All four guys looked terrific.
With all the vignettes they gave Jimmy Wang Yang, shouldn't he occasionally win a match? Nice to see that Gregory Helms is still being used on television.
If you missed this show, you didn't miss much. All the matches were pretty much junk, with the exception of the UT/Kane/MVP/Kennedy tag match. MVP still sucks, though.
However, I was entertained all night by Batista and Booker. Watching Batista fake fight sounds while Booker listened on was hilarious.
The rest of the show wasn't so good. I don't think ANYONE wants to watch Benoit and Chavo feud over Eddie's memory, but at least the matches should be solid if nothing else. ENOUGH already with James & Stevens! I don't want to see them fight London & Kendrick for the billionth time! And can I ask again why Lashley is feuding with Tatanka when he was just in the world title chase two weeks ago?
(edited by It's False on 4.11.06 1124) TEN YEARS AGO IN WRESTLING HISTORY: OCTOBER 1996 WWF: Mankind d. Undertaker in the first ever Buried Alive match at...WWF Buried Alive. Also, Steve Austin continued his efforts to bring Bret Hart back to the ring by turning on Brian Pillman, shattering his ankle in what to this day is known as "Pillmanizing".
WCW: Hulk Hogan d. Randy Savage in a main event no one cared about, but Roddy Piper came out immediately after to end Halloween Havoc with a bang. The Outsiders won their first WCW Tag Team titles by beating Harlem Heat.
Tatanka's Peter Criss make-up was BOSS. Shame the promo sucked the very life out of the arena. It's nice that they're overhauling his character and all, but it's friggin' Tatanka. He's never gonna get taken seriously.
Why couldn't they reverse Noble and Sylvan's roles? Sylvan's boring enough to be jobber-du-jour, and there's a natural feud between "real redneck" Noble and JWY. Then again, maybe there's some kind of natural "Asian cowboy/French-Canadian" friction that we here in Blighty aren't privy to.
The big huge tag match was completely counterproductive, but way fun. I continue to be the only guy in the world who likes MVP.
To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
StrongStyle Typings is a reference to the legend that Homicide broke his keyboard while typing an article explaining why he had Dan Maff black-balled from wrestling and stripped of his JAPW title. (Also maybe one half of the ROH title, I think I think.)