I don't care about UT being # 1 contender, but this stupid booking robbed us of another Angle/Benoit match. BOO!
Is UT a plus for Smackdown or a minus?
You're all so WONDERFUL. Why did they ever have to remove you from the continuity? You'd have made for MARVELOUS stories. You WILL make marvelous stories. And the FIRST story of the new world will be a story of REVENGE! -- The Psycho Pirate, Animal Man 23, May 1990.
Plus now, minus later. As in, ``this one isn't permanent.''
Vince always puts the belt on the ``big stars'' early, then takes it away. Lesnar will hold the belt for a month: long enough to be seen with it and take the rub that goes with it, but not so long as to have the belt in green hands for too long. There's also the storyline of Lesnar (and the belt) being exclusive to Smackdown. Factor in the fact that we haven't had a double-agent yet, and that 'Taker's still talking about that `one last run', and I see Taker going over Brock at the next PPV then running home to RAW.
If I'm right, Dean need only be uncomfortable for a month.
how come you're so afraid of things that dont make any sense to you? do you water your raisins daily? do you have any raisins? is there anything that does make sense to you? are you afraid of twelve button suits? how come you're so afraid to stop talking?
Why do they have to go through this garbage of stealing someone every show and just SWAP the rest of the fricking rosters already?
It is really getting tiresome.
Other than that the spoilers look horrible. How long until Survivor 5 starts?
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
Geez. I try to give Taker his "respect". I don't mind seeing him feud with my favorite wrestlers when it's booked properly (though that is a rare occasion).
But now, it seems like WWE feels the need to throw him in the title mix every other month. Remember when "316" was the number of Austin vs Taker main events? It seems like WWE won't be satisfied until Taker has hit the 10,000 mark.
What's that thing that bread becomes when you leave it on the counter too long?
"My doctor says my nose would stop bleeding if I'd just keep my darn finger out of there!" "Me fail English? That's un-possible!" --Ralph Wiggums
Know what I am hoping for? Brock to "retire" Undertaker at the PPV. Brock looks even better, _destroying the legend._ Taker has the charisma to sell this one out, also. Taker goes out putting new talent over. And a slot is opened in the top card.
"Nothing remains interesting where anything may happen." -H.G. Wells
I agree with Scorpio. From what I've read about Taker when he came back from that year-long injury, he said that since his career was almost over- he wanted to help the young guys. Since that Maven/ Royal Rumble bit- I thought he was living up to that.
Yeah, Taker "helped" out the young guys all right, especially that young whippersnapper Hulk Hogan and Triple H. He also really helped out Test, if by "helped" you mean squashing him on pay per view. Now Taker gets to help Brock Lesnar? The only way he can help Brock is if, like Scorpio said, he loses convincingly at Unforgiven.
"Oh would you stop being all stealthy and just get in the truck"- Tom Servo
Despite everybody's complaints, I think Undertaker on Smackdown is a plus. The reason being, because this makes RVD and Kane Raw's top faces by default.
As for Undertaker beating Angle and Benoit (two wrestlers roughly 1,000,000 times his better), I'm not worried about it, because UT has one purpose right now. His purpose is to job to the Brock juggernaut and get him over as an unstoppable machine, the way Hogan and Rocky did before him.
"That's right! You suckas better FIND somewhere to run! 'cause it's me - Booker T - not only am I the Scorpion King, but I'm the five-time WCW Champion - and I got a sword, too! Now can U dig THAT - SUCKAAAAAS" -Booker T, Hollywood's next big superstar!
"Sing along with The Rock is now over!" -The Rock after getting booed out of Long Island
And that's the bottom line, because it's false! It's DAMN false!
Brock Lesner is what we've been waiting for a way to kill off the dinosaurs who've been main eventing on past glories for too long. Hogan: check. UT: next. Please God send HHH down as well. I promise I'll let them turn Flair as many times as they like, I'll let Goldust keep his midget, I'll let the Samoans run riot in a home for the disabled. Just get those three off my screen, so Edge, Eddie, Angle, Booker and RVD can heasdline.
I figured I'd direct this query to some of the more learned people on here. I've been rereading Chris Jericho's A Lion's Tale. Probably a fourth of the book is about Japan and his experiences there in the early to mid-1990's.