Apparently, a DQ finish for their last meeting, a broken hand and a HitC match are not enough to get this feud cooking, as Heyman has found a girl Undertaker cheated on Sara with and has decided to parade her in mid-ring on Smackdown.
Has Vince decided that Smackdown has been lacking in 'dramatic' storylines for the past few weeks?
EDIT: Hmmm, wrong name in the title, I meant Lesnar. Easy mistake....
(edited by A-MOL on 9.10.02 0847) ...full of energy. Multi-orgasmic, if you will, in a cosmic sort of way."
Jesus, I can see Vince the meetings now every monday morning:
"Okay, I made a bet with Shane that I could run the company into the ground within 6 months, and as you all know, I never admit mistakes or follow common sense. We've alienated 5 million casual viewers from our shows, we've told people to choose between exciting, high scoring football games and us, but there's STILL those damn hardcore fans to get rid of. I need ideas people! Oh, and Carl Demarco, I need you to go on Canadian TV and tell people that I'm still a genius. And be sure to say the exact same sentence everytime it comes up so that people know you're saying it at gunpoint"
Seriously, we don't need this G'damn drama! It was fine being the Angle, Edge, Eddie and Benoit show. Who CARES if Taker cheated, he's not MY husband, or ever will be! Seriously, why are they screwing up a winning formula...again?!
Originally posted by RingmistressSeriously, we don't need this G'damn drama! It was fine being the Angle, Edge, Eddie and Benoit show. Who CARES if Taker cheated, he's not MY husband, or ever will be! Seriously, why are they screwing up a winning formula...again?!
Because he's Vincent K. McMahon, a certified Billionaire (not that he checked his bank account in the last 2 years and seen half of it gone), and he knows what you want to see more than you do. Just remember after 9/11 the first thing brought up by the family McMahon was that the government tried to put Vinnie Mac in the klink.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
Originally posted by RingmistressUgh, I'll do everything in my power to avoid THAT segment... I don't need any insomnia brought on by the gory details.
Aww, c'mon! You have to watch it. Did Taker really do it, or is it just another Heyman mindfuck? Can Heyman/Taker do a better job of introducing & supporting this angle than HHH/Kane did with theirs? (You know I love Trips, but Heyman is the master of manipulation.) Does Tracy give us any gory details, & are they anatomically correct?
They didn't screw up the whole Smackdown magic when Heyman started using Sara's pregnancy to mess with Taker's head before the last PPV. Whatever one thought of it, it was primarily some additional Taker motivation. This is an escalation of that.
And really, who is expecting a great wrestling match out of Brock and Taker? So, why not accentuate the drama for a feud that is almost sure to feature bad to decent wrestling? If the feud between Benoit and Angle were to feature a soap opera type storyline, then you could really bitch. Besides, Benoit/Angle/Rey have MAIN EVENTED the last two weeks of Smackdown. I think there is enough great wrestling on Smackdown to forgive the WWE one "adultery" storyline, especially between two guys who are not great wrestlers.
"Oh would you stop being all stealthy and just get in the truck"- Tom Servo
Hey, I wasn't too hot about the Lesnar/Taker thing from the get go, so there's one reason. If they have to have an angle worthy of their expected match quality, then I guess that this would be it. Forgive me for being stubborn about this, but "adultery" storylines have made my stomach churn since the Vince "wheel o' hos" thing last year. Still haven't recovered from seeing his tongue..
Oh why to they waste Lesnar on taker? I say at Hell in a Cell they make Taker his sacrifical lamb,so Taker can take his break cleanly and Lesnar will still be badass in the process,I don't like WWE making him look like a dumb rookie.
Maybe the Taker/Tracy/Kane/Katie stories are intertwined? Maybe Katie Fick was an intern at the mental hospital Kane was at and was assigned to helping Kane deal with the fire that scarred him and killed his parents. In an ill-advised and drastic move, she decided to help Kane confront his fear by putting him in a room lit only by hundreds of candles. Kane panicked and knocked the candles over, igniting the room and burning Katie. When the orderlies arrived she was at death's door.
But unbeknownst to Kane she pulled through, and thanks to a huge settlement from the hospital, got the cosmetic surgery needed, but she decided to go with a different look than what she had before. Angry at Kane and wanting to hurt not only him, but those close to him, she changed her name to Tracy, leaked the 'murder' story to HH and is now working with Heyman to bring ruin the marriage of Kane's brother, The Undertaker.
What the mind will come up with when you're on Jolt Cola and Sudafed.
Originally posted by shinstrifeOh why to they waste Lesnar on taker? I say at Hell in a Cell they make Taker his sacrifical lamb,so Taker can take his break cleanly and Lesnar will still be badass in the process,I don't like WWE making him look like a dumb rookie.
He IS a dumb rookie! (sheesh) That's why Heyman is there, to keep him on track. He keeps making dumb mistakes, as he SHOULD.
"Fool me once, shame on...(pauses, thinks)...shame on you. Fool me...can't get fooled again." -George W. Bush
Columbus Blue Jackets: Ignite The Night (yeah, the motto sucks, but the team might not!)
Originally posted by redsoxnationTo bad Vince didn't go yachting with the Dele family.
Oooooh... That was harsh. But then again, the Dele's make his family seem somewhat normal.....
My take on the whole thing, as I've not posted in a week or so, is that it's all going to come down to the fans, whom Vince forsakes anyway. When it gets to be utter and complete garbage, we'll get pissed off and turn off our tv's. The only people who I feel for in this situation are the wrestlers who are admonished if they don't follow through with these awful storylines.
Personally, I don't mind more realistic storylines. But when a wrestler is allowing a storyline that puts his family, in this case PREGNANT Sara Calloway, in the middle of it, I think it's poor judgement.
Touching on the Kane murder angle, I know it's going to be dumb. I know it's going to be a waste of my viewing time. I know it's stupid. I want it to be over. But I'll give it a shot. Making it the cliffhanger on RAW doesn't make he anticipate anything from it. I would like to see it dropped, much like RVD's title push.
Yeah, makes sense. I've also heard that they may be returning to Montreal for KOTR. Has anyone else heard anything about this? Seems a bit unlikely, I guess, if they're having a Smackdown there just a month or so prior...