Not getting the ppv but figured this be a good enough spot for some thoughts I had from watching Heat. Thoughts might be a little bit out of order.
I really liked the vibe that SafeCo gives off and think it's a definite improvement over most arenas. For some reason the atmosphere sort of reminded of WM8(Savage/Flair and Hogan/Sid.)
Coach still seems really annoying but Lita's voice at least isn't as annoying as it used to be. Though she always seemed to have an awkward expression on her face but that might just be because of how they tape the pre-ppv Heats.
I really liked the Booker T video package, was that the first time it was shown? Really built up Booker T well and HOPEFULLY *crosses fingers* Booker T goes over Triple H or they at least set up Booker T going over soon. Shame that Jericho and Shawn didn't get a video package but imo they really dropped the ball with building up to HBK/Y2J.
Speaking of video packages, the video package for Heat moving to TNN actually made Heat seem important. I can't even remember the last time I felt like that.
John Cena makes me wish I got UPN.
Fred Durst on the other hand makes me wish I didn't get MTV.
I'm probably in the minority who think RVD/Kane vs. Morley/Storm being on Heat was a good idea but I think it made Heat seem important instead of the usual Spike Dudley/Richards match. Not that I have anything against Spike and Richards. Has that always been Morley’s music because I like it, definitely an improvement over Regal/Storm's music. Anyone besides me clueless what Van Dam was up to at the end of the match? Coming in, going back to the apron, at one point at least I think he was waiting for Morley to be ready to shove him off the top. Hopefully the Dudley angle ends with D-Von going heel much like how Bubba originally went heel in ECW. I could live without another tag team breaks up and feuds angle.
Limp Bizkit's song for some reason actually wasn't that bad when used in the Austin/Rock vid package. Video strangely came off with a strong Rock at the end even though tv has built up a strong Austin. Weird.
Very interesting reading. I was surprised to see Jericho's material all scripted --- I thought he was one of the guys who was trusted to have carte blanche over his promos. Maybe this one needed to be scripted due to the presence of a guest, perhaps.