This might do more to elevate Edge then his feud with Angle because it seems like a serious feud as apposed to a feud about hair cutting and T-shirts with "You Suck" on them. Hopefully they will keep this feud hot and elevate both men in the process.
Hulk Hogan: Tag Team Champion
Gives the Hulkster and his nostalgia pop something to do while keeping him out of the main event Undisputed Championship picture so he won't tank the ratings any further. I would've preferred a wrestler like Randy Orton or John Ceta (sp?) as apposed to Edge to hold the belts with Hogan, but at lest they are off Billy and Chuck. Just move Hogan further down the card and everything will be fine.
Triple H is injured and out of action
I don't generally wish injury on anyone, but given the last few months, I can't say a lack of Triple H on my TV is a bad thing. Too bad it won't last. :-(
Molly Holly: Women's Champion
Say what you want about the big ass angle, but at lest my favorite female wrestler finally has the gold.
The new Team Canada
I am very excited to see where this goes. Not sure this will get Lance over like it got him over in WCW, but it sure can't hurt as pro-Canada/anti-USA Lance Storm is so much better then plain old Lance Storm that its not even funny. Test might even start drawing some actual heel heat for a change too.
Booker T getting over as a babyface
Can you dig that...
Undertaker's Undisputed Championship reign is almost over
I am sure there's more, but all this positive thinking is beginning to make me sick. I think I'll go watch some Mark Henry matches to put me back in the bad mood. ;-)
Originally posted by WhoBettahThanDeionI agree with most of this, for once. But, I think Angle/Edge was actually a good feud. Sure, it wasn't the most serious thing, BUT WHO CARES!? It's wrestling, it's fun!
But, other than that point, YOU RIGHT...(does the Uncle Sam point)
Although, I hate Triple H, also, I find the whole nWo/Triple H storyline intriguing.
So, until later, keep your shorts on.
(edited by WhoBettahThanDeion on 4.7.02 1437)
I never said I hated that feud with Angle and Edge. I just said this feud with Jericho looks like it will do more to elevate Edge to that next level because it looks like a serious personal bad blood type of feud. Disagreeing with me is one thing, but why disagree with something I didn't even say in the first place?
Because I can. And because Angle helped elevate Edge out of the sewer. Period. Without Angle, Edge wouldn't even be allowed to think about main eventing. And because Edge/Angle matches, not matter what, delivered the goods more than I ever expected. Not saying Jericho/Edge won't be, but to qoute Jamie Fox, "God-DIZZLE!" Those matches were classic. I walked in not caring, due to Edge's prior experiences the last couple of months BEFORE Angle, and by the end saying it was a damn shame because I wanted to see Edge kick Triple H's ass for the title. My how quickly injuried change a picture (that and hotshot booking).
Or, do I have to remind you of that "awesome" Edge/Regal feud that lasted three months to long? That fued ruined Edge for me. He was one of those guys I just plum forgot about all the time, and that's not good.
Also, I'm saying right now, Team Canada '02 blows. As much as I like Storm, that promo was tired, tired, TIRED! I was just bored. Storm is still awesome in the ring, and I do look forward to his matches, but am I the only one just tired of seeing this gimmick rehashed? Although, I guess it is a valuable way to get these guys on tv and ungodly amount of heat. I just wonder how long it can last and whether or not Storm will be allowed to do anything BUT this by the time the gimmick has run it's course. But, I also can't wait until the dude's next match! Woohoo! Go Storm.
As you can see, I'm going back and forth between my respect of the wrestler and the hatred of this gimmick.
(edited by WhoBettahThanDeion on 5.7.02 0842) Screw Cheex! Bring back MI Smooth!
Angle/Edge was a good fued, but Jericho/Edge is also a good hing right now as well. I also like all of you what you like now as well. Damn that last sentence seems hella screwed up. Anyway, I am enjoying RVD/Brock which is kinda by the numbers now, but I'm sure will lead to great things.
My compliants of the WWE right now, I know this was supposed to be a positive piece, but I can't help but wonder why there are little or no faces on Raw. There are a few fan favorites on Raw, Trish, Goldust, Booker T, RVD Flair and kinda Bubha Ray. The heels almost out number them 2 to 1, the NWO, Brock, Eddie, Benoit, Taker, Regal and most of the mid card jobbers. It seems to me they need someone to turn face fast or trade in a face like Edge or Maven soon. It just seems to be the same guys every week getting the same push. I was hoping the talent roster would rise like its doing on Smackdown, but I don't see that happening.
A Fan- Team Canada is a good idea and will play heavy in the Jericho/Edge fued.
Originally posted by AndrewGilkisonUndertaker's Undisputed Championship reign is almost over
To quote Bugs Bunny: "Well now, I wouldn't say that." When I watch the Undertaker, I see how they are getting him closer and closer to a face turn. He faced one of the most over heels, Kurt Angle, on Smackdown. Kurt Angle could make people cheer for nearly anyone, (Ok, not X-Pac) IMO. So the Undertaker turns face. What reason is there for that? SO HE CAN FACE BROCK LESNAR AT SUMMERSLAM!!! But what does that mean for The Rock? I'm guessing it means a heel turn for The Rock, since he hasn't even started his next movie yet, so he can be heel until he leaves, and then come back as a face to promote it.
Link With the abundance of hungry independent workers out there, many of whom could fit the WWE big-man mentality, why should the largest wrestling promotion in the states have to resort to such a tactic?