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ScreamingHeadGuy
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Since: 1.2.02
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#1 Posted on
And fashion report, too!

Bischoff put all the weight in the wrong place. Please, button that sports coat!

I like that Cena got new trunks. The old ones made him look like Luigi from Super Mario Brothers (yeah, the original) except for, well, he's not a plumber.

So Steph's the GM (General Manager, not Game Master) of SD! (SmackDown!, not Super-Deformed!). I guess that works. So what's Shane gonna do (or was Monday a one-time thing?)? Fashion commentary: those boobs do NOT go with that suit. Icky! Maybe Steph's voice would be less screachy if she cut back on the smokes (although tonight wasn't too bad).

Why, oh why, do they put a commercial in the middle of a match on a pre-taped show? I always come back to the show a minute late and miss the goodness. What I did see of the match was good, though. I think they should've mentioned that Test and Edge had issues last November, too (along with the Edge/Christian thing).

Two cruiserweight matches, nice. Now, with the free-agent status of everyone, who thinks any of the cruisers are going to Raw? I mean, the Cruiserweight DIVISION is on SD! So any cruiser on Raw is gonna just be a whipping boy. Heck, this whole thing is so confusing it makes Rolemaster look simple.

Just to go along with the fashion report, I'm glad that Rico offered his services to Eric. The guy should not wear a sport coat made from a dead cow. On a related note, Eric shouldn't DARE think of adjusting Vince's coat. (totally tangential here, who else thinks Eric can actually garner more boos than Vince? I do)

The Steph/Jericho bit was nice. Is this a face turn for Chris or may we get a story out of it? I'd rather go for a long-developing deal, but let's just watch eagerly.

Rock/Angle was great, until they left the ring near the end. Call me psycic, but I knew they'd not give us a clean ending to the match JUST THREE DAYS from Vengeance. Another note: Taker gets cheered when he's against Angle and booed when he's against Rock. Now THAT'S a tweener. Oh, and Taker has nice greying hair in his goatee (makes him look distinguished, except for the black highlights on top).

Ooo, who will Thhhor sign with? The cow-hide man or the shirt-unbuttoned woman? Buy Vengeance to find out!

That's what I've got to say. Is anyone else scared by those Skittles commercials?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Is Stephanie pregnant? Man I was shocked to see weight gain. Must be alot of Onion Rings and Cheese Fries. Stephanie's voice did seem out of sync tonight I admit, though I don't think its the cigarettes. She may have had a cold.

Anyway welcome back flat hair Steph!



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ScreamingHeadGuy
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Since: 1.2.02
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#3 Posted on
Oh, that's right. Flat hair=face. Curly hair=heel. Man, how could I have missed something so important? (Smacks head!)

I feel so ashamed to be a B-class Fashion Reporter.





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Since: 18.6.02
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#4 Posted on
I thought it was a good show overall, and I enjoyed it. I do agree that having a commercial IN THE MIDDLE OF A MATCH is stupid. We tune to the show to watch Wrestling. Why not show 2 more minutes of the match and take a commercial in the middle of Vince's speech instead? (ok, so we can dream). But besides that I thought the matches went well and I like that they are continuing the Jericho Vs. Edge (which I think will be a blast to watch) feud while still having Edge in another feud for the Tag Titles. Well done not to drop the singles feud completely.
The Great Thomas
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Since: 17.6.02
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#5 Posted on
*sigh* I'm the FIRST to make a SmackDown! Report, and nobody posts. I give up. Starting threads doesn't bring any justice. I concede defeat to thee, Screaming Head Person.

Oh, and hooray for face Steph!



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ScreamingHeadGuy
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Since: 1.2.02
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#6 Posted on
It's okay, Great Thomas. I started my thread while you were probably writing yours, too (being also surprised not to find one already).

But it's ScreamingHeadGuy (the letters MUST be capitalized!) not Screaming Head Person! How you do dishonour me!!!

Of course, I can forgive that. Afterall, my user pic is an appearing skull and you've just got Mimi. Ha!

Not to rag on Bischoff's waist. It's just part of the fashion report thing, y'know.

(edited by ScreamingHeadGuy on 18.7.02 2146)


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Since: 3.1.02
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#7 Posted on
I like how the biggest news of Bischoff's return is his waist size. What do you want him to wear a girdle?

WHO CARES!?

I don't complain when anyone else puts on pounds. This from the same people who complain about the so called "big ass" storyline of Molly's.



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#8 Posted on
I for one am not complaining about weight gain either. But I will complain about people pointing it out for cheap pop.

Hey Trips, you talk about Stephanie gaining weight?? Didn't you recently gain 29 pounds of duuuh yourself?



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
Longer matches with commercials > Two minute matches

I loved this show. Anytime Chavo gets to wrestle, win, AND cut a promo is a good night.



ges7184
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Since: 7.1.02
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#10 Posted on
Good overall show. Good matches, limited-to-no stupidity in skits will always make me happy.

One minor things is bothering me. They are acting like Triple H is the biggest star in the company. I'm not saying he's not a big star. But they are acting like he is far and away the biggest star. I know the perspective they may be looking at this from, but wouldn't even a biased opinion have to admit that The Rock is at least as big of a star as Triple H? So when Steph talks about stars like The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Edge.....and then goes on about the man, the game, the ring master (or whatever she said) Triple H, it kind of rings hollow, because I don't see Triple H as really being a bigger star than those guys, or anymore important to the show. I have to wonder if other fans do.

Sorry to nitpick. Just something that bothered me a little. But I loved the other stuff.

(Oh, and one more thing, Stephanie is NOT fat (well, unless you count the boob job). If she has gained weight, I didn't notice. I hate it when people refer to people like Stephanie as fat because it leads to a bunch of Ally McBeal wannabes on the air. Most TV stars are too bony, and are really not that attractive, at least not as attractive as they would be if they ate a little. Personally, I don't like the bones and boobs look of the Teri Hatchers and Pam Anderson's (and the Terri's) of the world)

(edited by ges7184 on 18.7.02 2151)
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#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by ScreamingHeadGuy
    Of course, I can forgive that. Afterall, my user pic is an appearing skull and you've just got Mimi. Ha!
Ouch.

But this is just my Valet avatar. You just wait til' I become a Cruiserweight!

By the way, am I the only one who thinks that Team Canada 2002 is the greatest stable ever?



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Since: 18.6.02
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#12 Posted on
Ges, I understand your point here, and I agree. I don't think that Triple H is head and shoulders above the Rock, Hogan, Edge, or Angle. However they put him up there because of the angle of the competition between the two brands. It is pretty safe to assume that the only way the Rock ends up on Raw is just as he said, as the Champion. He would never sign a deal with a heel Gm. Pretty much the same for Hogan and Edge, and they showed it tonight on Smackdown. It is hard for a fan to believe that they would leave, and so they can't build up the big angle for Vengence using those people.

Triple H is the best canditate for this angle, especially with the history between him and Stephanie. Will he or won't he? Does he want to get away from her, or is he staying. Is he turning, or not? All of these questions could concievably go either way, and so it makes for the best story because it has the element of mystery and suspense.

So yes, I don't personally feed he deserves to be hyped as the best in the game or anything, but he is the most logical choice for this story, and to make it feel important, he has to be hyped as someone who will make a difference. After all, if he is just another wrestler, what is the big deal, and why should we care where he goes? That is what the WWE is dealing with.
ges7184
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Since: 7.1.02
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#13 Posted on
I agree that Triple H is the best candidate for the angle. I just thought they could do a better job of putting over that the fight is over Triple H because he is the most likely to switch, not because he is that much more in demand.

Eric could have announced that he was going to sign all the big stars away from Smackdown Thursday, just like he did from WWE when he was at WCW. And at Vengence, he would sign Triple H.(instead of announcing that he is going to sign away the one man that would have saved WCW and put WWE out of business, and then leaving a message for the Rock at the end of the show as if it was an afterthought).

And then at Smackdown, he could have approached Rock, Hogan, and Edge, and they all could have flat turned him down (Hogan and Rock were cold to him, but they didn't tell him no). At that point, Eric could have said that while he may not get Rock, Hogan, or Edge, he guaranteed he would make Triple H an offer he couldn't refuse on Sunday. Steph would have made the same promise (and not have to mention the others, or only say 'much like Rock, Hogan, and Edge, I promise Triple H will remain the property of Smackdown.') Then play the last segment as it was to put over that a Triple H switch is possible.

It's a small thing really. It just came off as Triple H is most important, when it should have came off as Triple H is most likely to switch (which does make sense).
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#14 Posted on
In any case, I thought the angle was really well done. When Shatner...I mean...Bischoff...poked his head out of the limo, that was great timing. Very nicely done. And that's from somebody who doesn't like Steph, and who hasn't liked or cared about Bischoff since he was doing AWA rehash shows on Channel 9 in Minneapolis with Greg Gange because they weren't really an active promotion anymore and had nothing new to show (1990 or 1991 or so.)
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#15 Posted on
Wow, that was a really great show. Ass loads of wrestling and tolerable segments. Hell, even if the segments were awful, I could put up with them for the wrestling.

IF the WWE could make EVERY show as wrestling intensive as this one was, I wouldn't care anything about GMs or McMahons or any other side dishes. IF this keeps up, I'll start to think poorly upon people who give up wrestling for petty political reasons that don't reflect on 80% of the show.

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    Longer matches with commercials > Two minute matches

    I loved this show. Anytime Chavo gets to wrestle, win, AND cut a promo is a good night.



Anybody remember WCW Clash of the Champions with the commericials during the matches? Sounds like Eric may already have control.

Another thing tonight, Stephanie was WALKING tonight!!! Do you think they did that segment in dedication to CRZ?

(edited by CajunMan on 19.7.02 0111)


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#17 Posted on
Very good Smackdown. Aside from the one awful Raw, I thought the shows from KotR to Vengence were very solid.

Kurt Angle is getting one heck of a push right now. He abused Rock tonight.

I think I can handle Steph vs Bischoff. It looks like WWE may try to push actual competition between the shows more now than anytime since the split.



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#18 Posted on

    Originally posted by mskj
    Very good Smackdown. Aside from the one awful Raw, I thought the shows from KotR to Vengence were very solid.

    Kurt Angle is getting one heck of a push right now. He abused Rock tonight.

    I think I can handle Steph vs Bischoff. It looks like WWE may try to push actual competition between the shows more now than anytime since the split.






I agree, with all of that. I didn't think last weeks Smackdown was too great, but it was solid. Last week's Raw was awful, but everything else has been good and I'm looking forward to Vengeance.

As for Stephanie, all I can say is that I was shocked. She didn't annoy me, at all. Her voice was still a little grating, but she sounded more like she might have been a little sick than just screeching to piss me off. I'm not saying I like her, but I could stand her, and I could eventually see liking her role in the company. I like what they're doing with this competition. Obviously, the announcers (namely JR) need to play it up more, but they seem to be on the right track with this whole competition thing.

I still hate HHH. Yes, he probably is the best guy for the role he's in, but I still don't like it. I'm assuming that if he stays with Smackdown he's a face and if he goes to Raw, he's a heel. I don't know if I like either option. Who would he feud with on Raw? Only candidates I see are Booker and RVD and, just judging on his past, I have no reason to think he'd make either of those 2 look good.



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#19 Posted on
Random Smackdown Thoughts:

Chavo-Hurricane match was good, I also liked Chavo's promo.

Steph was alright last night. I can't see her as a face but I hope it turns out alright.

I guess Y2J isn't fighting at Vengeance.

Main event was good. I guess Angle's doing the job on Sunday.


HHH's segment with Steph was weird. Nice to see they put that after the main event, which just goes to show you who has the most power backstage.




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#20 Posted on
"HHH's segment with Steph was weird. Nice to see they put that after the main event, which just goes to show you who has the most power backstage."

Where have you been? This whole Bischoff things revolves around him wanting Triple H. Duh, they ended with that. It leaves us in suspense at exactly WHAT is going to happen at Vengaence. I'm not a Triple H fan, hell I hate the guy, but that last segment wasn't anything political. It was a storyline. Triple H is being billed as the top face in the company. I don't have to like it, but it's the way things are. Plus, the storyline is pretty decent so far. And I like the show.

Also, I liked Chavo's promo and match, it only sucks they let the guy win to be the first sacrificial lamb to Mysterio. Oh, well. I can't WAIT for that match.



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