Personally I didn't think Smackdown was all that bad. It had some good matches, I liked the Tajiri/Kidman storyline and seeing Torrie Wilson finally do some "acting" being dressed in the Japanese garb. Angle and Jericho are getting pretty good heel pushes, especially when they took out Edge backstage. I do agree that Hogan is somewhat "blah" at this point, and I would like to see the womens division come to Smackdown, but all in all I don't think it was a bad show. They definately are drawing the lines between it and Raw, which is ultimately a good thing.
And yes, seeing Miss Hancock come back was nice- that was always my favorite incarnation of Stacy. It may be an old routine, but those legs never get too old I guess, and the fans did go crazy. It was just a little overly dirty, but that's just good old Mr. McMahon. And I also expected them to add another Diva to the roster with the interview segment, but maybe Stacy's legs were enough to save it.
(edited by DMC on 12.4.02 1007)
"MEAN.....WOOOOO! GENE!" -the beginning of every Flair promo in the WCW
Originally posted by shea So big deal, it was four years ago instead of five. Recycled is still recycled.
It sure as hell wasn't 1.5, I can tell you that.
Stacy was Ms. Hancock before she was David Flair's girlfriend/wife. And how long ago was THAT?
She started the Miss Hancock gimmick as part of Standards and Practices, which was during Russo's first run. That would put us in late '99, so it was 2.5 years ago. I don't think it is stale, though 'cause some WWF fans haven't seen it yet, and WCW didn't do all they could have done with it back then. Now what is stale is Vince hounding young, hot women. That I could do without.
Originally posted by JobbermanAfter reading some the news over the past week, I was sorta half-heartedly expecting Dawn Marie to walk out from behind the curtain as a interviewee. Vince would start oogling her and Stacy comes out and we have a classic ECW style Cat Fight!
I had the same thought while I was watching the segment, Jobberman, except with the appearances reversed (Dawn Marie running out while Stacy was being hired). Scary.
Speaking of the women of Smackdown, my vote for top diva of the night goes to the female fan who was marking out like crazy during the main event while Kurt Angle's rear end was exposed (I think she was in the 2nd or 3rd row, facing camera, far left-hand portion of the television screen). Now there was a woman who was enjoying the show (so to speak) and didn't care who knew it! I thought any moment now someone's going to have to pour ice water on her to cool her down. It's fair to say that she left the arena a very satisfied customer!
TOMMY: What just happened here? DAVEY: We got hosed, Tommy. We got hosed.
I loved that we got three womens matches and that they all served a purpose. Bayley-Bliss wrapped up that story, Emma looked good against a jobber to show she's ready for her battle, and Nia Jax continued showing she's dominant.