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TONIGHT! The buildup continues for Randy Orton/Christian Part 50-something! Plus, we got some more build for Sheamus and Mark Henry. Also, ZACK ATTACK! SmackDown is NOW!

WWE - The Champ Is Here!

Let's start off with a video package on Mark Henry's ongoing rampage, seguing into a video package for Sheamus. This was some effective stuff.

No opening credits, as we go straight to Sheamus coming out to his music. We are taped from the University of Kentucky, as we go straight to our first match.

"THE CELTIC WARRIOR" SHEAMUS v. THE GREAT KHALI (w/JINDER MAHAL)
Your hosts are the three dipshits. They announce that Sheamus/Mark Henry is official for SummerSlam.

Sheamus measures Khali and gets overpowered in a lock-up. Undeterred, Sheamus goes right at Khali, but gets taken down with an overhead right. Khali chokes away with the boot. Sheamus goes to the eyes and starts clubbing away. Running knee from the apron puts Khali down. Sheamus climbs the turnbuckles, but Khali chops Sheamus down, sending him to the outside. Khali brings Sheamus back in the hard way and continues choking. Whip and clothesline follow. Time to hit the nerve pinch, before stomping away in the corner. More choking. Zzzzzzzzz... Sheamus makes the babyface comeback with Irish hammers. Sheamus wants the Brogue Kick, but jumps into the JUDO CHOP~! That gets 2. Khali clamps on the Kona Crusher, but Sheamus powers out of it and finishes with the Brogue Kick at 5 minutes and change.

WINNER: Sheamus - Terrible match, but sold Sheamus well as a giant killer.

Later tonight, Randy Orton teams with Johm Morrison to face R-Truth and Christian.

Ad break - SummerSlam promo

WWE Slam of the Week - Beth Phoenix wins the Divas Battle Royale and turns heel on Kelly Kelly.

AJ v. NATALYA
We start with the old Code of Honor handshake. Wrestling sequence to start. AJ takes Natalya down with a nice side headlock sequence. Running the ropes sequence and AJ gets an armdrag for 2. Natalya's able to get control with a leg grapevine. Announcers can't be bothered to talk about the match at all, as you might expect at this point. AJ reverses and Natalya pushes her off. AJ goes for the crucifix and tries for the sunset flip, but Natalya turns it into the Sharpshooter for the submission in a two-minute special.

WINNER: Natalya - Both ladies showed some decent stuff, not that you'd know it thanks to the crack announce crew.

Post-match, Natalya helps AJ up...and chucks her down by the hair. Yup, we have another heel turn. Too bad, I would have liked for a Natalya/Beth Phoenix match, but such is the dream of fools, such as I. Memo to the announcers: It's hard to sell someone as a heel when you all praise their aggression as being a good thing. Natalya takes the mic and sides with Beth, saying the day of the princess is over.

So the babyface Divas consist of Kelly Kelly, Kaitlyn, and AJ, while the heel Divas consist of Beth, Natalya, the Bellas, Alicia Fox, Tamina, and Rosa Mendes? Anyone else seeing a bit of a balance issue here?

Get well soon, Layla! The Divas division needs you BAD!

Later tonight, Zack Ryder offers the Stage of the Showski Address!

Ad break - WWE Shopzone promo

Backstage, the demoted Matt Striker talks to Randy Orton. We take a look at Orton getting whacked with Truth's dreaded WATER BOTTLE, followed by Orton hitting Truth with the RKO on the solid announce table. So Striker asks if Orton's sending a message. Orton says he has anger issues and that Christian will help him work through those issues.

Your hosts are still the three dipshits. They shoot it off to another video package for Justin Gabriel in South Africa.

Wade Barrett comes out in full formal wear for commentary. We take a look at last week's transpirings between Barrett and Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan is in action after the...

Ad break

TYSON KIDD v. DANIEL BRYAN
Daniel Bryan has new music and it sounds pretty epic. I like it! Hey, Tyson Kidd's on the show! He gets no entrance, so he's cannon fodder, of course, but at least I should get a good match here.

We start with a wrestling sequence, which Bryan wins with a pair of suplexes. Bryan backflips out of a Kidd whip and hits the running clothesline for 2. Kidd dodges a Bryan roundhouse, but gets dropkicked to the outside. Bryan nails a suicide dive. Kidd catches Bryan coming back in and goes to work on the knee. Kidd clamps on Bret's ringpost Figure 4! WHY IS THIS MAN NOT GETTING PUSHED? Good lord, let's go to the next ad break.

We come back with Kidd hitting Bryan's knee with the seated dropkick. Kidd continues targeting the knee with elbows and a leglock. Bryan tries to fight out of it, but Kidd keeps the leglock clamped. Bryan hammers away at Kidd to loosen the hold and comes back with a snap suplex. Bryan climbs the turnbuckles, but gets crotched. Kidd goes for the superplex, but it's blocked. Bryan hits the top rope seated dropkick. Bryan makes the comeback with Tajiri kicks, but Kidd catches one and hits a dragon screw legwhip before clamping on the single leg crab! This is a great match and I wish SOMEONE would focus on it for longer than 5 seconds! Bryan reaches the ropes and Kidd hits a slingshot legdrop across the apron! Springboard elbow hits knees and Bryan goes for the LeBell Lock before Kidd counters into a wheelbarrow pin for 2! Reversal pin sequence ends with Kidd getting 2! Kidd hits a series of kicks, but Bryan catches the last one and hammers away. Kidd hits a right hand and misses with a roundhouse. Bryan doesn't miss with HIS roundhouse and follows it with the choke sleeper for the submission at 11 and a half minutes.

WINNER: Daniel Bryan - That was a GREAT TV match! The announce team can kiss the fattest part of my ass for ignoring 90% of it for their inane bullshit!

Post-match, Bryan stares down Barrett at the announce table.

Zack Ryder is on his way to the ring for the State of the Showski Address.

Ad break - SummerSlam promo

Zack Ryder comes down to the ring with some neon chyron! Ryder grabs the mic and it's promo time!

"Ladies and gentlemen, broskis and broskettes, welcome to Zacktown! Last week, the ratings went through the roof and it's all because Triple H made me Assistant General Manager of this show. Woo woo woo! You know it! And tonight is my first ever State of the Showski Address! And a lot of things are going to change around here, bro!"

Interruption comes from Ezekiel Jackson, who I'm guessing isn't too happy about what happened last week. Time for rebuttal!

Zeke: Listen, Zack. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that I'm out here to...to rip your head off your shoulders, like a bottle cap for putting me in a handicap match last week against...against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. But I'm not. I'm out here...I'm out here to discuss why did you put me in that match?

Zack: We talked about it before the match. If you're not cool that Cody beat you...

Zeke: No no no, we talked about using your limited power to NOT make it a handicap match.

Zack: Um, are you serious? I thought we agreed that it was going to be a handicap match. You said it was ok.

Next interruption comes from Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.

Cody: Mr. Jackson, I believe the term is "sour grapes" and as a champion, that conduct is as, well, unbecoming as...as some of the faces I'm witnessing right now. But then again, you don't really deserve to be a champion, do you? Ezekiel, when you lose...that Intercontinental Championship, it also loses. Quite simply, you're making it look bad. So the simplest of solutions, I defeat you for the Intercontinental Championship and then something happens that hasn't happened in quite some time. I resurrect its image, just like I have resurrected the career of my friend, Ted DiBiase. Because when I take a look...

Zeke: You know what, Cody? You haven't resurrected anything. All you're doing is using Teddy. Teddy, I can speak from experience. I know what "used" looks like. And you're being used. As being a part of The Corre, all I was doing was serving Wade Barrett's massive ego, until I shoved that ego down his throat. Honestly, Ted, there's nothing greater than freedom.

Cody: Ted WANTS to associate himself with me, because that's associating himself with a future. Zeke, it pains me how your ignorance is turning the Intercontinental Championship into a memento of mediocrity. Ted has free will. So I'm going to suggest that Ted come down to that ring and beat the "champ" out of you. But Ted, of course, that's up to you...and our esteemed Assistant General Manager.

Zack: That's cool with me, bro. We can set it up right now. Let's do it. Right here.

Next interruption comes from Teddy Long. Teddy dances atop the ramp, as Zack dances along in the ring. Long points out that Zack isn't the Assistant GM, but is the assistant TO the GM. So Long books Ryder against Jackson with Rhodes and DiBiase banned from ringside. Long finishes with a "Woo woo woo! You know it!" Ha! So I guess we have a match.

EZEKIEL JACKSON v. "LONG ISLAND ICED Z" ZACK RYDER: NON-TITLE MATCH
This probably won't last long. Jackson whips Ryder into opposite corners. Spinning side slam gets 2. Corner lariat eats boot. WOO! WOO! WOO! Broski Boot hits and gets 2! Hangman's neckbreaker gets 2. Jackson powers Ryder off and makes the babyface comeback. Jackson hits the corner lariat. Corner charge eats elbow, but Ryder's crossbody is caught. Bodyslam! Another bodyslam! Can you guess what's coming next? It's ANOTHER bodyslam! Torture Rack polishes off Zack in a two-minute special.

WINNER: Ezekiel Jackson - Jackson can't even do squashes right. Too much Ryder offense for what should have been a revenge match.

Backstage...Long is approached by...sexy saxophone music? Hey, it's Aksana! She wants to talk business, so Teddy Long gives her a business card. She makes some overt advances, so Teddy gives her his personal number. She can't wait to do business with him. No, we don't hear any mention of "NXT" or "Goldust" at any point.

Mark Henry is on his way for our next match.

Ad break

"THE WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN" MARK HENRY v. VLADIMIR KOZLOV
Vlad doesn't get an entrance, because he's cannon fodder, of course. World's Strongest Slam! Goodbye!

WINNER: Mark Henry - SQUASH!

Post-match, Mark Henry sends Kozlov to Future Endeavored Land with the Pillmanizer. Happy trails, Vlad! Sheamus makes the save too late.

John Morrison does some parkour warmups. The main event is later.

Ad break - Wrestlemania on NBC promo

We are taped from the University of Kentucky.

Backstage, the demoted Todd Grisham catches up to Sheamus. Sheamus says Mark Henry won't take away his passion and will. Sheamus says he has the luck of the Irish with a 24K lucky horseshoe in his arse! And...the analogy kinda goes downhill from there.

JTG, DAVID OTUNGA & MICHAEL McGILLICUTTY v. TRENT BARRETA & THE USOS
Wait, when did JTG turn heel? Is anyone going to explain this? No? Sigh. Holy shit, Trent Barreta actually gets an entrance this week! Maybe this means he's not cannon fodder, for once! The Usos' war dance ending needs some pyro to really make it look cool.

We start with Jey and JTG. Jimmy quickly gets tagged in, who takes JTG down with a right. JTG takes control with a right and tags in McGillicutty, who stomps away in the corner. Otunga gets tagged in and we get the double team corner elbow/clothesline combo for 2. Otunga ALREADY goes to the chinlock, because he's a useless sack of crap. Otunga hits a clothesline and covers for 2. Tag is made to McGillicutty and we get a decent double team that gets 2. Tag is made to Otunga and Jimmy gets double teamed in the corner for 2. Otunga goes to ANOTHER chinlock! I have yet to see a single wrestling move from this dope or his idiot tag partner in this match. Otunga tries to wipe out the face corner, but that allows Jimmy to nail him in the gut with a side kick. Tags are made on both sides and Trent Barreta ducks under a McGillicutty clothesline and wipes out JTG with an elbow! Barreta is a house of fire and hits an enziguiri and clothesline for 2. Pier 6 breaks out! Barreta misses with the La Parka Spinning Body Attack. Otunga is tagged in and Demolition Decapitation finishes in another two-minute special. So much for Barreta not being cannon fodder.

WINNERS: JTG, Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga - God, Otunga and McGillicutty suck SO bad! It's even more frustrating to watch when JTG (who actually CAN work) is stuck on the apron for the whole match. Awful.

Main event tag action, later tonight!

Ad break - Anti-bullying campaign promo. Hey, we never DID get CM Punk's thoughts on this!

Here's Johnny Curtis again. The writing is on the wall, you see! Literally! Johnny Curtis debuts next week! And just because you can't be trusted to think this is dumb on your own, we literally hear the sound of crickets chirping! If that isn't an insult to your intelligence, I don't know what is.

Your hosts are the three morons. They shoot it off to the Raw Rebound.

Backstage, the demoted Matt Striker talks to Christian. Christian says that Randy Orton has had backup from everyone. R-Truth comes in and says it's a conspiracy! He promises pain for Randy Orton and exits. After Truth exits, Christian says, "Who the hell is Little Jimmy?" HA!

Randy Orton makes his entrance. The main event is next.

Promo for Sin Cara! He returns next Friday. Gee, has it been 30 days already?

RANDY ORTON & JOHN MORRISON v. R-TRUTH & CHRISTIAN
We start with Truth and Orton, as Truth goes to work with rights. Truth stomps away in the corner and stalls, so Orton comes back. Clothesline and Garvin Stomp hit. Tag is made, as Truth bails to get away from Morrison. Tag is made to Christian and Morrison gets the side headlock. Morrison hits a dropkick for 2. Christian takes control briefly, but Morrison gets the Flash Kick (Sonic Boom!) for 2! Christian hangs Morrison on the top rope to swing the momentum. Tag is made to Truth, which has Morrison going off, but Truth is too fresh and overpowers Morrison with rights. Vertical suplex is countered and Morrison hits a spinning heel kick. Morrison goes to the moutned punches and hits the finishing knee. The pin is broken up by Christian. Orton chases Christian, who escapes into the crowd! The referee is busy with Orton, as that sends us to our final ad break of the night.

We come back with Truth and Morrison trading blows. Morrison decides to wipe out Christian with an enziguiri, but a springboard attempt is countered when Truth dumps Morrison. Truth works over Morrison with punchy-kicky stuff. Time to hit the chinlock. Morrison gets an armdrag, but gets wiped out with a clothesline. Tag is made and Christian continues the offense. He slams Morrison by the hair and chokes away on the ropes. Hangman's neckbreaker gets 2. Second-rope splash misses. Christian wipes out Orton and sends Morrison back to the heel corner. Tag is made to Truth and Truth stomps away in the corner, before dancing in Orton's general direction. "How you like that, Little Jimmies?!" Truth dances at Morrison, but his dancing is no match for Morrison's backflip uranage! Tags are made on both sides and Orton's a house of fire. Snap powerslam hits! Corner charge eats boot, but second-rope dropkick is turned into a wheelbarrow pin for 2! Orton hits the Thesz Press, BY GAWD! Orton counters the Kill Switch with the backbreaker for 2. Christian reverses a whip, but the corner charge is countered with a schoolboy for 2! Orton comes off the ropes, but runs into a spinebuster. Christian calls for the Spear, but Orton leapfrogs over it and goes for the RKO! Christian ducks it and tries to springboard from the second rope and gets pulled down! Orton wants the Punt of Plot Convenience! Unfortunately for him, it isn't convenient to the plot, so Truth runs in. Orton and Morrison take him out and Morrison takes Truth out with a plancha. Christian hits a big uppercut on Orton and nails Morrison with a seated dropkick. Orton catches Christian with the Hanging DDT! Truth runs in and eats the RKO, but that gives Christian the opening to hit the Kill Switch for the pin at 14 minutes!

WINNERS: Christian & R-Truth - That was a very nice finishing sequence! Good tag match!

Post-match, Christian celebrates all over the place. Show ends with Christian triumphant atop the ramp.

FINAL THOUGHT

This show was well on its way towards another week of suck until that main event, which was great stuff. That and that AWESOME Bryan/Kidd match put this show in Thumbs Up territory. I'll be curious to see what this show looks like with the summer housecleaning out of the way, but it shouldn't effect this show too much.

The go-home show is next week! Until next time!

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SHUCKY DUCKY QUACK QUACK

Remember Cole freaking out about J.R. referencing Sanka on Monday? Booker compared Ryder's catchphrase to "Hey HEY Hey" from What's Happening!, and after Johnny Curtis' video, brought up STONY CURTIS, the Flintstones' parody of Tony Curtis?!!?!?

This trio is incapable of getting over anything happening in the ring...they're too busy talking about Natalya tweeting about her cats instead of her match with AJ.

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I'll give credit to Booker for trying to get "D-Bry" over in different ways. He sounds genuinely excited when Bryan is wrestling, and puts over some of his moves in a good way ("you don't want to get caught in that choke, Wade" is a godo example).

Perhaps I'm reading into things too much, but Barrett said on a couple of occasions we was there to scout. At the end of the match he specifically said "once again, Daniel Bryan has tipped his hand. I know how to counter this". That's great Wade, but a tweet from Bryan before;

"Just finished a grappling session with Neil Melanson. Expect more and more submissions all the time on Friday Night Smackdown!"

I can see Bryan busting out something new next week, and the week after.

Also, his new theme? The theme of Night of Champions 2010 (if youtube is right), which I believe was his first PPV US title defense.....?



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About time Bryan got new music. He really hung on to that old tune for a long time, and I don't think it ever really fit him.



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Morrison hit a standing C4 in this, the age of Sin Cara. Huh.

Kidd shaved that stalagmite formation off his head. Bryan's guilltoine choke is nice.

AJ is adorable.

Cole is cruel and unusual.



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Not a good day for an Albertan Chickbuster fan. I helped Natalya install her phone line and this is the thanks she gives me??

    Originally posted by It's False
    So the babyface Divas consist of Kelly Kelly, Kaitlyn, and AJ, while the heel Divas consist of Beth, Natalya, the Bellas, Alicia Fox, Tamina, and Rosa Mendes? Anyone else seeing a bit of a balance issue here?

    Get well soon, Layla! The Divas division needs you BAD!


Eve is another baby....but Maryse is another heel which doesn't balance it out any more. And looks like Aksana is staying heeltastic...YES! U-S-A! U-S-A! Even if you count Kelly Kelly twice it still doesn't get really close.

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Picking a nit...

Rupp Arena is not on the campus of the University of Kentucky. It is the home arena for UK's men's basketball team, but that's it. The venue itself is attached to the Hyatt in downtown Lexington.

Enjoyed the show. Like zeeing (it was a typo I decided to leave) Mr. Ryder on TV, but he needs to be more than comedy cannon fodder. A plucky guy who eventually works his way up would be nice.

DB is getting to the point that he could get a good match out of me.





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My kids and I have very much been enjoying SmackDown! as of late. It may not have as much flash and edginess of some of the Raw storylines, but it's been a good "introductory" show to get them into some of the "traditional" wrestling stories they've been doing.

They're appropriately scared of Mark Henry and are truly worried about the guys he's been beating the hell out of so they were totally on board with Sheamus' turn to a "good guy" to take him on.

They still like Christian even though he's a "bad guy" now and are torn who to root for in his feud with Orton.

They both love Zack Ryder and are pumped he's on the show. We were all very disappointed he wasn't on the card at the SD! house show we went to in Louisville last weekend, which was a lot of fun with the kiddos in tow btw.

They really hate Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase and very much enjoy rooting against them.

Again, not the wild ride that Raw has been of late, but a very enjoyable wrestling show, especially if you have young'uns you don't want exposed to too much Raw-type language or situations. (SD! Definitely seems a bit watered down in that regard to me).



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    Originally posted by DrewDewce
    My kids and I have very much been enjoying SmackDown! as of late. It may not have as much flash and edginess of some of the Raw storylines, but it's been a good "introductory" show to get them into some of the "traditional" wrestling stories they've been doing.

    They're appropriately scared of Mark Henry and are truly worried about the guys he's been beating the hell out of so they were totally on board with Sheamus' turn to a "good guy" to take him on.

    They still like Christian even though he's a "bad guy" now and are torn who to root for in his feud with Orton.

    They both love Zack Ryder and are pumped he's on the show. We were all very disappointed he wasn't on the card at the SD! house show we went to in Louisville last weekend, which was a lot of fun with the kiddos in tow btw.

    They really hate Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase and very much enjoy rooting against them.

    Again, not the wild ride that Raw has been of late, but a very enjoyable wrestling show, especially if you have young'uns you don't want exposed to too much Raw-type language or situations. (SD! Definitely seems a bit watered down in that regard to me).


Interesting! Thanks for sharing that. I'm always curious as to how kids view current professional wrestling storylines. Whenever I see a kid come into my retail store wearing a WWE T-shirt, I make it a point to engage them in conversation and ask them who their favorite wrestler is, that kinda thing.



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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Interesting! Thanks for sharing that. I'm always curious as to how kids view current professional wrestling storylines. Whenever I see a kid come into my retail store wearing a WWE T-shirt, I make it a point to engage them in conversation and ask them who their favorite wrestler is, that kinda thing.


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    Originally posted by Rudoublesedoublel
    Picking a nit...

    Rupp Arena is not on the campus of the University of Kentucky. It is the home arena for UK's men's basketball team, but that's it. The venue itself is attached to the Hyatt in downtown Lexington.


It bugged me a tad, too. I just filed it under the category of WWE generalizing when they don't feel like researching. Like when they would announce Tajiri as being from just plain old "Japan".




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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by ekedolphin
      Interesting! Thanks for sharing that. I'm always curious as to how kids view current professional wrestling storylines. Whenever I see a kid come into my retail store wearing a WWE T-shirt, I make it a point to engage them in conversation and ask them who their favorite wrestler is, that kinda thing.


    "Hello there, little boy! Do you like wrestling? Come talk to me in my back room!"

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How do YOU know it's a boy? #Projecting.

I really liked this edition of SD. First full ep I've seen since the Jeff Hardy/CM Punk feud. AJ has a lot of potential. I know it's early, but she looked crisp and athletic, and was better in that one match than Alicia Fox has ever been in anything. I really liked the turn, Nattie is natural heel and she channelled her Dad, you could see it. Heck, even Mr. Jennifer Hudson and McGuillicutty seem to have improved immensely since I saw them last. Great hot main event, and what a hot crowd. Christian has done what no one else could: made Randy Orton interesting. D-Bri was excellent as well and hopefully Tyson doesn't follow his partner (Punk is a mark for him so I'd say no). Heck, even Seamus and Henry's matches were well-construced and paced for what they needed to achieve. I actually watched every segment, which I never do on RAW.





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What about the "big" news? Sin Cara is going to return next week! Rumors say that it won't be Mistico under the mask any longer.
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    Originally posted by Tyler Durden
    What about the "big" news? Sin Cara is going to return next week! Rumors say that it won't be Mistico under the mask any longer.


I would be fine with a dueling Sin Cara feud. Like Fake Kane or Fake Taker but in a quicker gear.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by Tyler Durden
      What about the "big" news? Sin Cara is going to return next week! Rumors say that it won't be Mistico under the mask any longer.


    I would be fine with a dueling Sin Cara feud. Like Fake Kane or Fake Taker but in a quicker gear.

Is it maybe his rival from Mexico they signed? His name escapes me, as does my desire to Google it.




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    Originally posted by kentish
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
        Originally posted by Tyler Durden
        What about the "big" news? Sin Cara is going to return next week! Rumors say that it won't be Mistico under the mask any longer.


      I would be fine with a dueling Sin Cara feud. Like Fake Kane or Fake Taker but in a quicker gear.

    Is it maybe his rival from Mexico they signed? His name escapes me, as does my desire to Google it.
It's not Averno.

I believe the sheets have reported it to be Incognito/Hunico, who has been in FCW for, like 18 months or so?

(Cubs will correct me on all of this later)



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.63

    It's not Averno.

    I believe the sheets have reported it to be Incognito/Hunico, who has been in FCW for, like 18 months or so?


Averno's busy Tuesday. He's actually busy for a lot of days in the future. The Sin Cara suspension has either cost Averno his job in WWE or pushed it back for a while longer.

Hunico worked a dark match last week. I believe it was PWInsider who said WWE was talking about putting him under the mask (it was in their subscriber section, so couldn't like to it if I wanted to.) There's a complicated backstory involving Hunico & Sin Cara - the short version is this is like if WWF replaced Rocky Maivia with Prince Ieakua in 1997, except only if they had been feuding thru the press for years - so this would something if it happened. It'd also be something hard to get away with because they're not the same size and not the same talent.

Over the weekend, WON suggested Hunico is just one of a few people being considered to fill in. It's all not very clear if this is a one week thing or a permanent change.



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Is all this really necessary? Do they absolutely HAVE to have someone fill the Sin Cara role? Is the Sin Cara character really such a moneymaker that they feel the need to slap any luchadore in the mask and trot him out?

And really, 30 days isn't all that long. Are they concerned that Mistico's going to be a repeat offender to the point that they're taking him out of the mask, period?




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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.63
    Originally posted by It's False
    Is all this really necessary? Do they absolutely HAVE to have someone fill the Sin Cara role? Is the Sin Cara character really such a moneymaker that they feel the need to slap any luchadore in the mask and trot him out?
I mentioned in the first Sin Cara suspended thread:

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8/16 SD Bakersfield, CA

Sin Cara was huge in the recent Las Vegas / Phoenix / Tucson loop, & they had him work all 3 shows. He should be pretty much as big in Northern California, & even bigger in Southern California. It would be a major disappointment to all those little merch-buying kiddies ("Jaimitos Petitos" ?) & their parents to not have an appearance at the live shows.

And since it is actually something they can work around, yeah, I totally understand their desire to do so.
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97

I believe Meltzer has said that Sin Cara's merch is selling well to small children (like age 5).

They can always put Paul Diamond in the suit.



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