With last week's Smackdown programming and such and the long weekend, I've pondered what's going down on Smackdown. (Yes, I know I have no life, but my wife is pregnant. What else can I do?!?!?)
Maybe we'll finally get a Shannon Moore PPV match. It appears that they might give him a slight push. His new look was the Photo of the Day on WWE.com last week sometime and on Experience they made it a point to emphasize that he got a pinfall victory over Spike in a tag match.
Could one of those two names of "The Honor Society" or "The Establishment" become a stable of JBL, Orlando & the Bashams? At least they're getting some Smackdown time now.
And where does the Big Show fit in? Does he continue a feud with Luther or begin a WMXXI program with JBL (post-title run)?
It'd be nice to see Shannon Moore finally get acknowledged as... well, being employed. Last night at the house show in South Carolina, as well as at tonight's show in Raleigh, Shannon was the last man eliminated in a four-way for the title (involving Spike, Kidman, and Chavo). However, it's also his hometown, so that could mean nothing. The guy's certainly talented enough, though, and hasn't done anything since his VERY small feud with Brock Lesnar back in the winter of 2003.
The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
They would have to give Shannon some sort of change first...nothing drastic, but an identifiable reason why suddenly he should be taken seriously and not just seen as a Velocity jobber. A cool new finisher might do it, I haven't seen what he's got now.
If they can pull that off and make Moore look legit, sure. I'm all for anything that freshens the cruiser division beyond Rey and the heel of the day without involving Jacqueline or Chavo Sr.
Originally posted by MayhemAnd what about Johnny Nitro? Wouldn't be be a great heel cruiserweight?
They've been using him a lot in both OVW and in dark matches as part of a tag-team with Joey Matthews. Speaking of which, Matt Capotelli and Johnny Jeter have been tag-teaming a lot lately in OVW and in WWE dark matches as well. Commonly I would say this doesn't mean anything, but after OVW was the try-out spot for Mark Magnus becoming Muhammad Hassan, you never know.
Saying all that, Nitro would make a great heel cruiserweight, if brought back into the show properly.
SD has real improved lately. Since Heyman has come back around the place you can see his influence with limited talent roster compared to RAW.
He has two Diva storylines on the show with only 4 main Divas, there's good tag-team and cruiser options around and the US title scene is brimming with upcomers wanting a shot at the main gold in future.
I hope they get a new champ soon though, JBL is just poor of late and going through the motions, he doesn't do anything well, like Edge people boo him 'cos they hate them and are bored.
Also get shot of Holly from SD ASAP.
I ran, I ran so far away 'cos I want you to want me and I was angry when I met you, you stupid girl
Originally posted by Mayhem And what about Johnny Nitro? Wouldn't be be a great heel cruiserweight?
I'd be happy if Nitro got called up at all. His manager already got called up to Raw (Melina Perez, one of the women that took her clothes off this past Monday), so maybe Nitro and Joey Matthews could be next.
At the moment, I'm also on the Matt & John bandwagon. However, the most telling moment from here on is when they have the contestants actually try to cut a promo -- I'm thinking John will actually be OK at that, & don't expect Matt to fold.