Did anyone else notice the silver ring aprons, posts, and even steps? I thought that looked really cool, and helps distinguish it even more from Raw. Maybe it has been like that for a few weeks, but I just noticed it tonight. A really cool touch.
-The Big Kat "It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care." -Peter Gibbons, Office Space
I think it's a difinite (NOT definate) improvement! I think it's those small things, the attention to detail, that helps to distinguish one promotion from another (and in this case of course, two separate divisions of WWE). I dig the silver! And thank goodness the blue ropes are back! Keep the black ropes for the PPVs, so they have a distinct look for the ring.
It's funny, because I've always been interested with the different looks of WWE's rings, WCW's and other organizations' rings, over the years. Just one of those things, I suppose. (I always loved the 1994 WCW ring w/ the gray canvas, yellow WCW symbol and turnbuckles, and black ropes.)
Right on, WWE, for continuing to do the smaller things to separate SD! from RAW. Keep it up!
David Crockett sez it best, folks: "Look at 'im, Tony! Look at 'im!"
until taker came and joined smackdown, i was hoping they'd have the japan style ramp that is level with the ring...
"Smeg off, Rimmer." Dave Lister from Red Dwarf "The Nazis had pieces of flare that they made the Jews wear." Peter Gibbons from Office Space "What's the name of the cat?" "Annoying Customer." Randel Graves from Clerks showing off his people skills
I may not be a fan of the lighter colors but it stands in contrast to every other wrestling ring in this country. Kudos for at least trying something new.
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
What's the story with Taker/Mero then? They would both have been faces at this point in time yet the review makes them both sound very heelish (Mero having Sable interfering, Taker tombstoning Mero on the outside after the bell).