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#41 Posted on
All I can really add about this SD! was that, of all the episodes I've seen, for me this was the BEST DAMN SMACKDOWN! EVER. PERIOD. (There was a point for about a year that I missed SD! due to evening classes.)

The only thing that annoyed me was the Nidia/Torrie Wilson segment, but I actually thought the impromptu match afterward redeemed it (just a little).

I'm kinda' pissed off now though, because I'm wishing SmackDown! would have come to Denver instead of RAW a couple of weeks ago in a lot of ways! It was a good show, but the action on SD! over the last good month or so has been off the provebial hook! With action like Edge/Eddy and Angle/Benoit/Misterio, compared to the hot plate of dreck that was served up Monday night, WHO NEEDS RAW?!

Oh, and what is the Wildbomb, BTW? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with some of those moves that are seldom-seen-but-often reknowned (kinda' like what the Shining Wizard was for me before I saw a Muto tape earlier this summer).





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#42 Posted on

    Originally posted by RKMtwin
    what is the Wildbomb, BTW? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with some of those moves that are seldom-seen-but-often reknowned (kinda' like what the Shining Wizard was for me before I saw a Muto tape earlier this summer).




The Wildbomb is a powerbomb done by Wild Pegasus AKA Chris Benoit.





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#43 Posted on
A few other random observations:

Male Chauvanist Pig Alert - Female lurkers/posters might not want to read my first observation...

Okay, so it's not that Nidia and Torrie didn't look good in the bikini contest (they did), and it's not that it was a worthless segment (Nidia's character was classic last night, and we even got a pretty good tag match out of it). But was it just me, or did Torrie and Nidia both look less busty than they have in the past in similar outfits? First the Un-Americans short hair policy, and now Vince has a "no one may have bigger implants than Stephanie" policy? OMG WTF???

A year ago, I think a lot of smarks would've been pissed about the thought of Tazz and Cole announcing main events like Angle/Benoit/Misterio and Eddie/Edge from last night. Last night, they blew away J.R. and the King. I mean, it wouldn't even have been close. Maybe they've got the benefits of being able to overdub and redo. But I love that Tazz and Cole are smart enough to just shut up and let the picture speak for itself. You don't need to look any further than Tazz's "I..what CAN you say about a move like that?" and the one point during a replay where he basically said, "Don't say anything, just watch." Every WWE employee - especially the wrestlers, announcers, writers, and road agents - should be given a copy of that match, made to watch it several times, and be told, "This, my friends, is how you get wrestlers over."

Bold prediction: That little bit of rub that Edge got from his brief Tag Title reign with Hogan will be enough to ultimately put him over the top and ultimately lead to a main even run somewhere down the line. Maybe he won't beat Brock Lesnar or Undertaker to do it, but I still predict that we'll still see "WWE Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Edge" before 2003 is done.

Edit: fixed some line breaks...

(edited by RageRockrr on 27.9.02 2320)


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#44 Posted on
Whoa!!! Eddy G made San Diego, for one night, RUDO City. It would seem that there were some Tijuana rudo fans in the crowd that night.



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#45 Posted on
Holy crap!!! I have to admit, when I read the spoilers for Smackdown, I thought someone had leaked a false report. C'mon, Edge & Eddie for 15 minutes? Angle/Benoit/Mysterio for 20 minutes? There was no way that WWE would give that much time to a match on tv. Even with Heyman calling the shots, there was simply no way that VinnieMac would approve his valuable Sports Entertainment time be wasted on that silly wrestling stuff.

Never in my life have I been so happy to be wrong! This week's Smackdown was amazing. Absolutely amazing. This is the kind of show that I really hoped Raw would end up being after the initial "brand extesion." This is the kind of show that I've been wishing for. This was not sports entertainment; this was WRESTLING! God, I've missed it!

The best match of the night was definitely Eddie -vs- Edge. The match ruled on so many different levels... it is impossible to give this match its due. Both men gave their all in the match. Eddie was at his prickish best. Edge showed a mean streak. The psychology of this match was so deep, so engrossing that it had a mainstream audience on the edge of their seats for the entire 15 minutes. In today's world of 3-minute matches, that is an amazing accomplishment.

To tell the truth, I would've been plenty happy with just this match. But then we get the amazing triple threat for the main event. I can guarantee that Rey Mysterio Jr. has never been used more effectively in a match with non-cruisers as he was in this match. This match did more to get Mysterio Jr. over as a legitimate threat than all the years he spent in both ECW and WCW. Heyman figured out exactly what it would take to make fans see Mysterio Jr. as a wrestler, not as a cruiserweight. Heyman wrote out the gameplan, and the three wrestlers executed it perfectly. Welcome to the heavyweight division, Mr. Mysterio.

As much as I love Eddie and Chris Benoit, there can be no argument that Kurt Angle continues to be the best wrestler in the WWE. Angle's wrestling skills are phenomenal: we already knew that. Angle's mic skills are also excellent: we already knew that. Where Angle is excelling now is with his in-ring psychology. Angle knows just what to do in the ring (or on the floor) to get fans to boo him, or to get fans to pop for his opponent. To borrow a cliche, Angle can play a crowd like a musical instrument. He knows just what notes to play, in what order, to make a beautiful song. Angle is a joy, a pure joy, to watch in the ring.

And I have to talk about the champ. I jumped on the Lesnar bandwagon from his debut on Raw. (If you look into the archives on Slashwrestling, you should be able to find the edition of Raw Thoughts where I wrote about Lesnar's debut.) I think that WWE (and Heyman in particular) have done a great job of building up Lesnar. They are making him into a monster. Lesnar destroying Undertaker as the next PPV is all it will take to cement Lesnar in fan's minds as a bona fide superstar. The only thing I worry about is what happens to Lesnar when they finally take the belt off of him.

Heh! You can probably tell that I've missed writing. This was only supposed to be a sentence or two long. Only 23 more months 'til I have a Masters degree. Then I'll come back out of retirement and start writing about this sport that we love again.



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#46 Posted on
BTW, good luck on your graduate studies, Miguelito. My big brother just completed his program, so I'm sure he can empathize with what you'll be working on in the months to come.

And another BTW-- Mild Mannered Madman, maybe I needed to clarify what I was asking, in that how is the move executed.
I'll agree about Edge having a run with the (a?) World title run in 2003. He's referred to often by Michael Cole as the heartbeat of SmackDown!. Quite frankly, not only do I agree, but I'm wondering after this week whether or not there are multiple heartbeats-- Benoit, Misterio, Angle, Guerrero--! I hope WWE can follow this up with another great edition of SD!, and shape RAW the F*CK UP!!!



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#47 Posted on
The Wildbomb is the standard release powerbomb. It just got Benoit's name attached to it when he used it.




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#48 Posted on

    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
    The Wildbomb is the standard release powerbomb. It just got Benoit's name attached to it when he used it.


Yeah, except Benoit's version tended to leave an imprint of his opponent on the canvas of the ring. Seriously, most bone crushing thing you'll ever see. The ones he hit on Otani and Guerrero in New Japan looked darn near illegal.
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#49 Posted on
well, i'm a bit late with my SD! thoughts, but here goes.

I was feeling pretty bad about wrestling after watching raw this week, but this show restored my faith in WWE, mostly due to the great efforts of Eddy Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Edge and Chris Benoit. My sister, who hates wrestling and usually comes in the room just to irritate me and make fun of it, actually said "oh my god" after the Sunset Flip off the ladder, and during the 3-way match, my brother, who hasnt watched more than half a wrestling show since Wrestlemania X-seven, was marking out like a little kid, actually doing the Benoit throat-slash, and cheering when Rey won. This is exactly what WWE needs to be doing to draw in the new fans.





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#50 Posted on
I finally got to see some of the Eddy-Edge match on Velocity. Here is my question. Cole called a move by Eddy off the ladder a sitout powerbomb. To me it looked like a sunset flip off a ladder. I don't mean this as a slam on Cole, I just want to know what the move was.



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#51 Posted on
It was a sunset flip powerbomb, or if you would rather be more concise, a sunset bomb. Cole sometimes goofs that stuff up.



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#52 Posted on
    Originally posted by stretchplum

      Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
      The Wildbomb is the standard release powerbomb. It just got Benoit's name attached to it when he used it.


    Yeah, except Benoit's version tended to leave an imprint of his opponent on the canvas of the ring. Seriously, most bone crushing thing you'll ever see. The ones he hit on Otani and Guerrero in New Japan looked darn near illegal.



He continued the trend in WCW, when Eddie was playing a face to his heel. But, essentially, his version's all in the way it's sold. Eddie always made it look like Benoit was bouncing his head off the mat like a rubber ball. I swear, it looked like he was getting whiplash.

What I think darkdragon might've been talking about was Benoit's off-the-top-rope version. Personally, I'm waiting for him to do his second-rope tombstone piledriver to someone. But I'd settle for that.

(edited by Nate The Snake on 29.9.02 1203)


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#53 Posted on

    Originally posted by Nate The Snake
    He continued the trend in WCW, when Eddie was playing a face to his heel. But, essentially, his version's all in the way it's sold. Eddie always made it look like Benoit was bouncing his head off the mat like a rubber ball. I swear, it looked like he was getting whiplash. What I think darkdragon might've been talking about was Benoit's off-the-top-rope version. Personally, I'm waiting for him to do his second-rope tombstone piledriver to someone. But I'd settle for that.


Cole isn't exactly Mr. Powerbomb. They should torture him with a Kobashi match.

Yeah, either one, although his tombstones on Bret and Jarett didn't look that good. He's just teasing everybody with the shoulderbreaker...
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