Overall a good show. McMahon's sick promo appeared to have Paul Heyman's signature all over it.
I have to say that's the first time I've seen an announcer get replaced on the show because they got puked on. And did you see those two fans standing behind Cole when Booker spewed? Booker is such a great goof. That look of horror as Rikishi backed up was great.
I thought the show's ending played out nicely. They seem to be doing a much better job at building animosity between all the major players for the Rumble this year that they have in at least the recent past.
"I'm the kind of guy that by the time you think you know me completely, I throw out something to make sure you realize you don't know me at all."
That was a clever piece of writing, and well executed, no matter how full of crap it was, coming from who it came from...
I'm still rooting for the stakes at the Rumble to go higher...
---=---:---=--- [Look up a line] Wow, that belt looks like crap... I'll take it and carry it around for years and see if people can take it away from me... What? What was that? You mean even THIS belt doesn't matter! What? I'm insulted! Get away from me you... you... defiler!
What did they do when they announced the "Rumble Return" stuff for Goldust, Hennig, etc.?
Basically, they just showed a brief video package for each guy, not even a minute long, while Cole and Lawler commented on each guy's return.
Sad that Hennig won't be in for the long haul. I think the good sized reaction that his video got is a testament to the WWF's power of marketing- the fans popped for Mr. Perfect, not some NWO B-Team flunky whose most notable feud in recent years was against Master P & Swoll.
Another classic heel vs. heel matchup was Rick Martel/Shawn Michaels at Summerslam 1992. This one, however, was played for comedy, with the two pretty-boy heels agreeing not to hit each other in the face...gold.