Just read the spoilers, and looks like Steph is making up for the huge loss of the Un-Americans and Jericho - Benoit and Guererro. Though, I'm glad that the IC title's on Smackdown again, Guererro was the best part of RAW for me, and I want to see him and the Rock again. So, here's the current tally..
Eric - HHH, The UnAmericans(Test, Christian, Storm), Jericho Stephanie - Brock, Guererro, Benoit
Looks like Bishoff's knocking her out already. How about a breather from all this talent swapping for one week? I can't keep track and I really hate to see RAW losing Guererro after that awesome promo.
I'll leave you with one of my all time favorite HHH quotes... Uh.... Oh, yeah:
"You can't make me come just by telling me to." To one Stacy Keibler who, of course, didn't know what he meant by that. Try me out Hunter, I'll change your mind!
I would hope that they sell the Tag Team Champions as a quality acquisition. Plus they have a valuable thing in a fresh heel stable. It only takes a little planning on the writers' part and some jobbing on the faces' part to make these guys look strong.
WyldeWolf1 The Man of 1,008 holds, making him 3 holds better than Chris Jericho!
Originally posted by WyldeWolf1It only takes a little planning on the writers' part and some jobbing on the faces' part to make these guys look strong.
And a convincing looking chairshot or two.
Mean Gene: "You know, I don't think it's a question - Goldberg, I don't think it's a question of who's next, I think it's a question of who's left?" Goldberg: "No, see, that's where you're wrong. It ain't who's left, it's - WHO'S NEXT?"
"Just how hardcore am I? Well this morning, I drank milk that was two days past the expiration!" -Norman Smiley
Personally, I always thought that it was odd to have Smackdown be the place for both the Cruiserweight and the Tag Team belts. I mean, there is only so much screen time to go around. The tag division is one place where you can jam a whole lot of mid-card talent in a short amount of time/space. It's hard to elevate someone who is active in the tag division, but once they leave it they can have some success. Smackdown has a ton going for it, not the least of which is the cruiserweights. If I were Steph, which I ain't, and I was writing Smackdown, I'd institute a Cruiserweight tag belt and keep that on Smackdown with the cruiserweights. It would be a perfect fit and you could legitimately get more of the cruiserweights over with the audience. Any exposure is good exposure. Keep a few headliners over on the show until the cruiserweights are accepted as headliners. With a slow, steady push, this could happen.
Then again, monkeys might start flying outta Vince's keister, too.
I figured that Flair would be jumping to Smackdown, and my little fantasy mind had Flair actually upsetting the Rock on RAW, thus letting Flair wrestle Rock for the title on last night's Smackdown in (WHOO) Charlotte.
I was born in a manger, like that other guy. You know, he wore a hat?
Here's my take on it. After HHH decided to go to Raw look at just some of the people on each roster (don't chime in with you forgot this person and that person because this isn't a full list just some of them.)
Raw The Rock (on both shows) HHH HBK Undertaker Big Show Eddie Guerrero Chris Benoit Brock Lesnar RVD Booker T Kevin Nash (yeah he's injured but he's still there) Buh Buh Regal Kane Ric Flair
Smackdown The Rock (on both shows) Edge Kurt Angle Chris Jericho Christian Lance Storm Test John Cena Deacon Batista D-Von Val Holly Jamie Knoble Billy Kidman Rey Mysterio Jr. Hurricane Randy Orton
On the Raw list everybody on the list except Buh Buh and Regal COULD be legit main eventers (Big Show would need a good push, but it looks like they are headed that way.) While on the Smackdown side you have Angle, Hogan, Jericho, Edge and then a whole bunch of low to mid carders.
So to me it makes sense to switch up some of Smackdowns mid carders (the canadians) for some of Raws high card wrestlers.
My only question is since Benoit and Guerrero left evil Bischoff for Stephanie (who seems to be the face in this angle) then are they faces now? I like both of them much much more as heels. And with Rock on both shows Eddie could continue his mini-feud with Rock, except that Lesnar is on Smackdown too so maybe Rock will be more focused on him.
I kind of look forward to it though because in my opinion Edge isn't on the level of Eddie and Benoit yet (ok maybe Eddie, but he's not on Benoit's level yet) and Hogan is starting to fade. So Benoit and Eddie went from being in a big log jam at the top of Raw to being 2 and 3 after Angle on Smackdown.
No, dammit, no Van Dam for Steph! I only get RAW!!!!!! I need RVD!
I mean, getting Jericho is great, but there's no need to throw all the good talent over to Smackdown. Wasn't the whole point of talent swaps to make RAW on a more equal playing field with Smackdown?
I personally think Steph's more likely to take Kane next, although I'm not sure exactly who Bischoff might target. After all, Kane's just going to be stuck bein' big brother's tag partner again if he lands on RAW...
"All I ever asked for in life is an unfair advantage." Microchip, Punisher Annual #2
There's definitely actual records, but for whatever reason, I never see them actually publicized and we usually have to rely on Dave Meltzer for that kind of stuff. Yeah, I actually liked the way Roman handled the Brock match.