HHH did the job at PPV & Taker won at PPV. They just switched roles on RAW. Happens all the time, no big frig.
Taker is still going to feud with Lesnar though. With Kane coming to RAW, Taker's moving to SMACKeth. In the storyline, HHH signed with RAW, but Taker's still free to negotiate. Lesnar will think he's got it made over on Smackdown, until to his surprise, Taker shows up(pissed that he took a belt shot to the head).
By Steph(tits) being a heel on RAW(siding with Brock & Biggie Pauls) and bringing in UT on Smack(which will get a big pop from the crowd), she will continue her shades of grey character. Isn't that what a GM should be anyway? Cater to Heels & Faces when it's in the Brand's best interest. And then in return, don't cater to those same Heels and Faces when it's not in the Brand's best interest. But always cater to the fans. Makes sense to me.
Forgot to add: House show cards for Smackdown removed Kane and added Taker to them. Taker moving to Smack also makes sense considering he and HHH are the supposed 2 big locker room leaders. Separating them is definitely a good thing. Talented wrestlers being held down will be evenly distributed over the two brands now.
Anyhoo, a lot of the talent moves they have made recently should have been done Draft Night. As in separating: Kane and Undertaker Edge and Christian Jeff and Matt
3 of those guys were in the shadow of their least talented brother(real and fake). Kane,Christian,and Matt are far superior to their "brother" and hopefully they will get a chance to prove it now.
I have no freakin idea what they are doing with the Undisputed,IC,Tag,and the 2 lesser titles. If they were going to have two World champions, they should have done an angle at WrestleMania where there was a double pin between Jericho and HHH. This way Vince and Flair would've disagreed as to who won, and there would be a reason for the split: two world champions. They of course didn't even plan the world championship match to be the reason for the split, instead opting with a midcard Stone Cold storyline that was scrapped. I would like to see Bisch steal all the Cruisers(or at least the champ, forcing the rest to jump ship) and for Steph to steal all the Women(wrestlers only). RAW needs better wrestling(not to mention Biggie Pauls writing) and Bisch brought Cruisers to the forefront on Nitro. Bisch doesn't respect Women's wrestling, so Steph(being a strong,independent women) should bring in all the Women(wrestlers). Bisch also would still have all the eye candy with Lillian,Terri,Stacy,Torrie(Kidman would jump with cruisers),Nidia(Noble-CW champ), Dawn Marie(why not). It only makes sense, but that is why it will probably never happen.
Vince or Linda should then declare that the 3 main titles will be defended on both brands.
Other Talents Jumping: Regal and Nowinski going to Smackdown(Molly). Bubba reforming Dudley Boyz on Smackdown to battle the Demon that D'von unleashed upon the Earth,Leviathan. Faarooq reforming APA on RAW(if you're gonna keep Bradshaw, it might as well be as part of APA).
BTW: that Hardcore title on RAW was a brand new belt. It had the WW logo as opposed to WWF. It was not the Texas belt either. The side plates on the belt Tommy wore had red,white,and blue on them. No idea WTF belt that is supposed to be.
Question: Where's the original "Godfather" Teddy Long? He hasn't been on Smackdown in months.
Talent Cuts are coming. Say goodbye to the buried and the useless. Too bad JR can't cut himself and the King. I'd much rather see(and more importantly hear) Coach and Raven.
Originally posted by Mild Mannered MadmanI agree with all but Edge and Christian. Edge has stepped up his game the past few months. Christian, who used to be better, has stagnated for years.
Act-ually, I was about to mention in another thread that I was very impressed by Christian in his recent match with Booker T, and that a feud would do them both some good, IMHO. His *character* has stagnated, but he also hasn't had much to work with. I would *love* to see him drag himself up to the IC level (sorry, he's not world champ size) so he can *finally* finish his feud with his brother, and secure his place as Jobber to the Stars.
"Nothing remains interesting where anything may happen." -H.G. Wells
Originally posted by BigWhalebonyAnyhoo, a lot of the talent moves they have made recently should have been done Draft Night. As in separating: Kane and Undertaker Edge and Christian Jeff and Matt
3 of those guys were in the shadow of their least talented brother(real and fake). Kane,Christian,and Matt are far superior to their "brother" and hopefully they will get a chance to prove it
I agree with all but Edge and Christian. Edge has stepped up his game the past few months. Christian, who used to be better, has stagnated for years.
Really? Christian's never struck me as anyone especially good. Proficient, yeah, and certainly watchable, but I'm still trying to figure out what you all see in him. I don't think he sucks or anything... it's just what makes him so good?
I know there's already a Rumble "Live Report" thread going, but damnit, I need my own thread, too. First off, they actually let us in at a decent time, maybe 6:30 or so. Not sure exactly. Anyway, I get in and head straight to the bathroom....