* 1st Match: Heidenreich defeated Funaki with a "Black Hole" sidewalk slam ala TNA's Abyss. Heidenreich did not looked "seasoned" as of yet, and was not entertaining to watch. His timing looked off.
* 1st Match: Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ Spike) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty after a clothesline due to Spike's interference. After the match, it appeared as though Spike forgot his belt on the announce table and had to go back for it.
* 2nd Match: Billy Gunn & Bob Holly defeated the Bashams after Holly hit an Alabama Slam. Billy Gunn creatively used the Styles Clash during the matchup.
* 3rd Match: Jaimie Noble defeated Shannon Moore after a Tiger Driver.
JBL cuts a promo on the Undertaker and introduces Orlando Jordan as his "Chief of Staff." JBL explains that they persuaded Theodore R. Long to make a match between Taker and Jordan later in the show.
* Match: Spike Dudley defeats Paul London after London missed the 450 splash and Spike hits the Dudley Dog. After the match, the Dudley's whipped London and Kidman with a belt. The Dudley's, despite being heels, got a decent pop from the crowd.
* Backstage: Spike gives an excellent heel promo, and confronts Scotty 2 Hotty. Spike slaps Scotty, with the Dudleys at his side, and tells Scotty that Scotty won't retaliate -- like all other WWE Supersters as well.
* Match: Nunzio defeated Chavo Guererro with a roll-up. The fans were chanting "boring" very loud. Very slow match with blown spots and poor execution. The Detroit crowd was chanting for the Red Wings and Pistons and anything else to pass the time. Many fans yelled that they wished they were at RAW.
* Match: Undetaker defeated Orlando Jordan via DQ when JBL ran in and hit Taker with the big clothesline. Taker got a great reaction, and the fans really booed JBL. [Note: The JBL/Taker segments seemed to do absolutely nothing to build heat and further their feud. This is unacceptable going into the Championship match at Summerslam.]
* Interview with Teddy Long bringing out Angle and Guererro. They exchange accusations and Long asks them to shake hands in the spirit of the Summer Games. Guererro reluctantly offers his hand and Angle accepts. They stare down before leaving. Guererro seemed to have some difficulty starting his vehicle before his departure.
* Main Event: Summer Games Relay match involving Cena/RVD/Haas versus Dupree/Booker T/Reigns. Match begins with Booker T and RVD. Rules state that the teammates "relay" in alternately, in 5 minute intervals, until one fall to the finish.
Booker starts off against Van Dam. RVD hits a frog splash on Booker, but time expires bringing in Luther Reigns.
Luther and RVD go five minutes, bring in Charlie Haas.
Luther and Haas also go 5 minutes, bringing in Rene Dupree.
Dupree and Haas wrestle for 5 minutes. Haas is in what I remember to be an STF, but manages to persevere until the time once again expires.
This now brings us to Dupree versus Cena, and the very pro-Cena crowd goes bananas. They wrestle for 5 minutes, which ultimately brings us, once again, back to Booker T. Cena pins Booker T with a roll-up, to the delight of the crowd. The faces stand tall in the ring and work the crowd. RVD was especially well-received by the fans. [Note: TV doesn't do Jackie Gayda justice, as she is smokin' hot in person!]
* After the match, the faces posed, and Cena took the mic. Cena hyped up the crowd saying that Detroit knows about winners and champions. Cena encouraged the crowd to chant "De-troit Bas-ket-ball." The crowd seemed to go home satisfied. Us fans close to ringside got to shake hands with Tazz as he left, and another fan had Tony Chimel sign his ticket!
(edited by fuelinjected on 11.8.04 0647) WWE now serving only -> "DIET CHAVO - All the taste - Half the fat!"
Originally posted by Spaceman SpiffSD looks pretty decent. On paper, it could be more entertaining than Raw (for me, at least).
Velocity doesn't look too hot, though. Knoble/Moore should be good (Knoble's Tiger Driver has been *SWEET* lately), but the other 2 matches don't do anything for me.
Heidenreich is still terrible? Color me "not shocked."
I'm sorry, but did you just cut and paste your Smackdown response from last week into this new thread?
Anywho, the show looks okay, but like Raw it just doesn't sound very exciting heading into the second biggest PPV of the year. The JBL/Taker stuff is not engaging, and I'm surprised at the development in the Angle/Guererro feud. A handshake? This doesn't bode well for Summerslam's buyrate.
Joe Wilson (looking at Interocitor manual)- Hey, here's something my wife could use in the house... Crow T. Robot- A man? Joe Wilson- An interocitor incorporating an electron sorter. Cal Meechum- Oh, she'd probably gain 20 pounds while it did all the work for her. Tom Servo- Cal, you bitch!
Well, I missed RAW this week, so no comment on that.
SD seems to be going better into SS better than RAW from what I've heard.
I'd like to share a...revelation I had, during my time here. It came to me when I tried to...classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but...you humans do not. You move to an area...and you multiply...until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to... spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is?
A virus. Humans beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet...and we...are the cure.
I'm liking how he's getting air on the Tiger Driver, really sticking it on the landing. And it's so obvious he's watched a ton of Benoit's stuff, as he's practically a carbon copy of him in the ring.
I liked him in WCW, and now he's my favorite guy in the entire company (as evidenced by my newly acquired 6-hour comp tape, featuring some WCW stuff, most/all his HWA TV stuff, and his Velocity matches vs. Rey and 2xLondon).
Knoble's an above average worker IMO, but was obviously damaged by being stuck in a decent gimmick that was used primarily for over-the-top goofiness. I like that now they're just focusing on his in-ring work (even though it means in terms of storylines he's forgotten), and the new look's a big improvement.
I like the idea of Spike being a little guy who talks a lot of crap because he's got his two big brothers around to protect him. Could lead to some interesting stuff. Also nice to see that they're going to be doing something with the Cruiserweight division.
The main event seems interesting, but it's one of those matches that makes it way too obvious that they're going all the way through. I mean granted, we're given the rules, but we know going in that there's no way the match is going to end before every participant goes in.
Looks okay on paper, but as always I reserve judgment for the actual airing of the show.
Originally posted by fuelinjectedFrom PWInsider.com:[Note: The JBL/Taker segments seemed to do absolutely nothing to build heat and further their feud. This is unacceptable going into the Championship match at Summerslam.]
It is, eh? Well now that it's been pointed out, I fully expect to hear McMahon firing his entire creative staff and hiring the fine people at pwinsider who obviously know more about running a wrestling organization than he does. I mean, what's he done for the business compared to them?
Yeah, that's funny. Because I think the JBL/UT involvement this week would be something I'd definitely consider doing if I was one of the writers. Maybe there's something we haven't been told, but having Jordan face Taker is like a page out of Wrestling 101. If it sucks, big deal. We all forget what happened in wrestling a month or less after it happens anyway...
Stephanie McMahon's voice is edging back into that constant shrill tone again. As much as I want to give this era of Smackdown! a fair shake, I don't think I could stand Shrill Steph again. (Especially if the end result is Bischoff vs.