Not sure if they'll make ANYthing of it, but I would wager with Bischoff's boasting over the past couple weeks that they'd have to do SOMEthing, right? Any thoughts on where both Bischoff and Smackdown can go with this? Will Bischoff punish Shawn and/or Orton? Any rewards for Angle and Untertaker? Or will it be more general boasting about which show is best? Any thoughts? The next interpromotional PPV is SummerSlam, right? Can they keep this on a slow boil until then for a full-on night of interpromotional matches? Or heck, maybe a taste of them at each PPV until WM22 is all interpromotional, all the time?
I think McMahon has been pretty adamant about saying that Wrestlemania is the only place where you'll see Raw V.S. Smackdown. They could go back on that, but I doubt it. I think Cole and Tazz will definitely brag, but not much more will likely be made of it. I think it was a matter of logic. The guys who won those matches needed to win them and would have been significantly damaged by losing. RAW had the main event anyway, for the second year in a row, so it may have been a way to show some parity as well.
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Well Smackdown won the majority of the interpromotional matches last year as well. 2 out of the 3. Smackdown's Undertaker beat RAW's Kane. Smackdown's Sable and Torrie beat RAW's Jackie and Stacy. Only RAW's Goldberg defeated Smackdown's Lesnar. The difference this time, all the IP matches this year were GOOD.
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Originally posted by The Vile1Well Smackdown won the majority of the interpromotional matches last year as well. 2 out of the 3. Smackdown's Undertaker beat RAW's Kane. Smackdown's Sable and Torrie beat RAW's Jackie and Stacy. Only RAW's Goldberg defeated Smackdown's Lesnar. The difference this time, all the IP matches this year were GOOD.
The scary thing is, if Brock Lesnar hadn't gone and quit, Smackdown would have had a clean sweep last year too...
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Downgraded from High; April 4, 2005) Batista & John Cena represent instant upgrades over their predecessors as world champions. However, there's still a general state of backlash around Cena and a specific state over the way he won (however misguided it may be), and the usual tag/cruiserweight complaints persist. The rematches should be interesting, however...
God knows the irrevocable damage that would have been done to the burgeoning careers of Kurt Angle and the Undertaker had they lost their matches. That said, I'm happy if only for them being the guys I wanted to win their respective matches.
Booker T won the dark match battle royale too, so you could even say that Smackdown was 3-0.
In theory, the Smackdown/Raw interpromotional matches could be a good little subplot for WM. Have three every year, and whoever wins the majority gets an extra pick in the draft, or gets the main event slot at Summerslam or something.
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Replying to your post, MonteCarl... It's a question of investment... Raw has about 90-100 minutes of air time to fill every week. And it seems that more than half of that time is used on people who don't wrestle.