Smackdown: Bashams beat Eddie and Booker by DQ when the ref saw Eddie nail one of the Bashams with the belt. They teased dissension with the faces, but then Eddie ended up saving Booker from a postmatch beatdown
Royal Rumble qualifying matches: Scotty 2 Hotty beat Akio John Cena beat Rene Dupree Rey Mysterio beat Chavo Guerrero
The main angle throughout the show was Teddy Long making Kurt Angle apologize for last week and Big Show waiting for Angle by the door. JBL said that they should form an alliance to take out Angle, Show agreed... then in the main event segment, it turns out to be a SWERVE~! as the Cabinet and Team Angle v2.0 beat down Show in the ring. Also, Carlito got Heidenreich to sign his petition, and a Taker promo aired for the casket match.
Dark match: Undertaker beat JBL and Orlando Jordan in a handicap casket match.
Sounds pretty much like last week: one decent, longish match to open the show and then 90 minutes of crap. (Well, Rey/Chavo could be good, but something tells me they're going to give it exactly as much time as they do Scotty/Akio.)
Ling-Ling into battle go Fulfill destiny of the soul Sever skull of adversary Shove it in the poo-poo hole
All the children sing: Kill kill kill kill die die die Kill kill kill kill die die die....
I'm baffled as to why Scotty 2 Hotty is not only working in the WWE but entered into the Rumble. I saw him on Velocity, and his only saving grace as a commodity is the still-popular Worm. Beyond that, he's nowhere near the performer I remember when he was a crusierweight working against Brian Christopher, TAKA, etc.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
I dunno, it should be better than last week. The JBL/Angle swerve is roughly 100 times better than the Joy crapola, even if does form part of the same angle. If JBL, Show and Angle can bring it in terms of believability, I can see it working as a show-long arc.
I've heard various reports from not having signed the contract for 4 of the PPVS, including Armageddon & Royal Rumble. There's likely to be abother 2 we will miss in 2004. It all goes back to the disasterous Channel 4 deal that nobody liked.