I'm actually looking forward to this PPV. Maybe it's because there is a focus on the nostalgic Team Elimination match type or maybe it's to do with the way the matches are being announced day. Either way SS is the only other WWE PPV of 2006 (the other being ECE One Night Stand) that I've taken any interest in. 2006 has been such a terrible year for WWE fans...
Originally posted by SEADAWGTHE SHOW STOPPERS or WELL IT'S A BIG TEAM
In a particularly inspired moment (yeah right), I came up with DRAW AND QUARTER (and M. V. Porter).
Originally posted by MayhemArn Anderson = buyrates
Not that I disagree, but why sacrifice the natural order of 5 on 5 for the sake of a few bucks? I'm living in a land of confusion now with this match (after I spent hours coming to grips with the hodgepodge makeup of Cena and Show's teams). Duggan has issues with the Squad - make him the 5th team member.
Man, I'm pretty stoked for this PPV so far. Presumably the Squad vs Old Timers match is elimination rules too? I'd like to see four or five elimination style matches in total - I don't care to some degree who's in them, I'd just like to see a PPV comprised of mostly those like Survivor Series was in the past.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaIs the Flair, Piper, Dusty, Slaughter tandem the first four man team in wrestling history to reach a total combined age of 200?
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If Verne teamed with Bruiser and Crusher in the 80's, that 3 man team might have come close to hitting 200. Actually, this 4 man team is much closer to 250 than 200. In order for the universe not to implode, Flair must turn on Dusty. I wish somehow they could have attempted to recreate the magic of the night in '99 when Arn tried to tag into a match and the crowd went delirious. One of the last truly great Nitro moments.
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Originally posted by redsoxnationActually, this 4 man team is much closer to 250 than 200.
According to everyone's Wikipedia profiles, it's 228 combined for Flair, Piper, Slaughter & Rhodes, and 278 if you feel like adding Arn in. To put this in perspective, the combined age of the Spirit Squad is 93 (126 if you include Mitch).
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
This week's show and next week's show are themed as a two-part Genesis event. My various thoughts on the show are as follows. Interesting shot of the announcers at the beginning during the Mae Young tribute. It looked low-budget.