The whole net gun thing made me think of that time Austin was "hunting" DX. Remember Road Dogg getting his leg caught in a bear trap ... without actually being injured? Remember DX huddling in the middle of the ring so Austin could drop a big yellow net (which they'd somehow failed to notice hanging above the ring) on them? So just remember, yes, the Austin/nWo antics could get cheesier.
As for Booker/Edge -- match should be good, but the premise, feh. I don't see why they didn't just have Edge tape one of those Stacker 2 or whatever commercials, and then (before showing the commercial) do an angle with Booker trying to get noticed by that company, only to "lose" the ad spot to Edge. It'd be a bit more believable, it'd remind everyone of the feud every time the commercial aired, and the sponsor would be happy to get a little product placement on the show itself. I guess the Japanese shampoo thing was someone's idea of a joke. I don't know why, but I have a feeling it was the same guy who came up with the Hurricane.
I'm a huge Rock fan. Also, you've got to remember that the Rock was over HUGE with the IWC during 1998, to the point where the People's Elbow was named "best move" in the RSPW awards. However, there are three legit reasons (I think)