It's funny when so many feuds come and go, only a handful actually last. Test and Steiner's feud lasted, unfortunately. But it can be a good thing too, like the feud between Raven and Father Jim Mitchell. I already did a thread about how refreshing it was, and you can look at that, just Click Here (The W).
Last night, after months of wars, it seems that Raven finally got his revenge against Mitchell in a last man standing match. It wasn't pretty, that's for sure. Than again, that was the point. Now, Raven's off to try to fulfill his destiny for the nth time, but he's doing it without Julio and CM Punk.
Personally, I think it's more than obvious that Punk and Julio will hook up with Mitchell to form the new New Church, meaning even better promos between the men involved. I can't wait for that. You know, in this age of angles that have to go too far to get people's attention, it's nice to see angles like this that could still be compelling. Comments?
After a quarter of a century on this planet, there's three things I know for sure... 1)I'm smarter than I was a year ago. 2)WWE isn't. 3) I'd make a fine Mrs. HHH II. 1300 bitches and counting....
I thought the same thing ... It was a well thought out feud that ended with the face (Raven) getting the ultimate revenge on the heel (Mitchell) ... I thought for sure that Julio Dinero and CM Punk were gonna turn heel on Raven and side with Mitchell last night, thus extending the feud. But that could be around the corner.
I'd personally love to see Raven get the strap ... he's my top choice right now because it think he's been the most solid performer for TNA over the past few months and deserves and chance to "carry the load" ...
Ralph Wiggum: "We're going to Africa; land of lions and giraffes and Santa and balloons ... "
Originally posted by Excalibur05There is no way that Raven will get the belt until AFTER they blow off the Jarrett/Hogan feud. And given Hogan's injury and their need to reshuffle their PPV date, that's a ways away, yet.
That's assuming Hogan keeps his word ... and that's assuming a lot. I see Raven as a backup plan if/when Hogan pulls out the next time.
I'd be all for Punk and Dinero turning on Raven, but not necessarily siding with Mitchell. That blowoff was pretty emphatic and to extend the feud now would only cheapen what was an intense ending to a great feud. But yeah, I'd rather see Punk and Dinero turn on Raven, because let's face it - Raven's chase needs to last until after Hogan's arrival so that hopefully Raven can get his ultimate payoff in front of a larger audience.
And at this point, I'd definitely vote Raven/Mitchell as Feud of the Year. Just amazing work by all parties.
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Place your bets! How long before this man is on the shelf again?
Raven will feud with Dinero and Punk, that's for certain, but I could go either way on keeping Mitchell involved.
Personally I think it's been played out enough, let Mitchell take some time off while you reevaluate his character. I got tired of seeing the never-ending feud with Raven, once you bring Vampiro in to keep it fresh it's time to end the thing, and I was thankful it was blown off before it got too stale.
But, I see some potential in him 'corrupting' and manipulating them, using their disapointment in being "set free" against Raven. It could be good, but I don't think they need Mitchell to pull of the angle....
I'd say that Hassan has skyrocketed to arguably the #1 heel in the entire company now. With all this mainstream press, I think Vince will have him go over 'Taker (in some fashion) so that Hassan will be one of the Summerslam main events vs. Batista.