Kind of a Good news/bad news thing this week. The good news is that it was another pretty good show. The bad news (at least for me) is that once again next week it's preempted for baseball. Maybe it isn't so bad, I'm not going anywhere this week, so this gives me a chance to relive Big Egg Universe :-). Onto the show..
It was a good show, good wrestling as always. For some reason, I was left with a flat feeling when it was all said and done. The swerve with Brock and Mr McMahon was okay, but... I don't know. I'm glad Brock's bad again, but the way it was done...done to death, in my opinion. The show as a whole (flow and content) was kinda there for me. Maybe I should get my yearly psychological examination or something. It's all yours.
Good show -- lots of good wrestling, plotline advancement & establishment, nothing useless at all -- this is a show that I could show to some of my non-wrestling-fan friends & maybe have them get into it!
Is there a big lowrider community in Kelowna? :-) Really nice match(es) with Eddie/Chris/Rhyno/Tajiri. And Sarge gets to get on the mic as "a WWE oficial" remaking the match?! Cool.
"Fudgie the Whale"? Kurt, ...? "A big, ugly, stupid friend sometimes, but a friend nonetheless."
Nunzio/Zach was good -- they're just going to book Zach, & let him work matches. That's actually much more cool than I would have ever expected. Very effective heelish bitterness by Matt, too.
Liked the interaction between Vince & Undertaker. What did he call Sable? A something hoochie. Cena & Undertaker got a lot of time -- very good story in the match. I think we could call that a strongly pro-Taker crowd, eh? I liked the way the whole match went -- Undertaker should be overall beating the crap out of Cena, external circumstances notwithstanding. Undertaker/A-Train could be good, especially if Cena continues to lurk around.
The alleged Brock ambush was nicely done -- I didn't guess that it was going to turn out to be fake. Having the FBI lurking around suspiciously was a nice touch.
Jamie/Doug Basham was good. Interesting that Billy ran in to save Jamie -- maybe we'll end up with Billy having a crush on Jamie, d'ya suppose? ;-) Tazz was totally losing it about Shaniqua & the S&M stuff -- he was just a little too giddy about "prodding" -- very funny.
Rey / Charlie Haas -- very nice match. The ending with Rey upside down on the top of his head for the Haas of Pain was very impressive. Rey's so good, & Charlie's coming along well.
The shocking swerve was well done. I would have been fine with them having a face/face match at SS, but if Vince felt that they needed to turn one of them, I'm happy it was Brockie -- I want to let Kurt stay a face.
Bradshaw thinks that Shaniqua is Shelton in a wig? Perchance Bradshaw needs a visit to the optometrist. I actually do enjoy small amounts of the APA backstage, although their ringwork didn't exactly rock my world.
I can't read the red text on Shannon's entrance -- what goes wrong with his download?
Good, good work by Shannon!! Very nice. And a much better Ultimo Dragon performance than we've been seeing so far. This turned out to be pretty good. I guess being a loyal MFer is paying off for Shannon.
Speaking of suprises, Cat wasn't being awful! Don't know if somebody finally told him to stop being a dick or if it just dawned on him, but he was almost entirely fine! Still a little scattered in a couple of places, but so much better than usual. He actually laughed at Josh calling him Bruce Lee. It was pleasant.
Orlando vs a jobber was fine. I don't know about making Orlando the SD "Lady Killer" -- he's got a good body, but that's not all it takes. Interesting pants on the jobber (Andy Anderson) -- I guess he's trying to tell us that he's Canadian, but a half-a-maple-leaf on each thigh, with the top of the maple leaf wrapped around his crotch just plain looked weird. OK match.
Spanky & Funaki!! Good, fun, fast stuff with Charlie & Shelton.
Couple of fun matches, a couple of acceptable matches, & Cat not being a twit -- that's a decent Velocity.
I must say that consistantly, even when the creative team didn't give him much to work with, Kurt Angle has provided me with the most entertainment I've ever had watching the WWE. You can't hate him, no matter how he'd booked.