I'm a big fan of wrestling weddings, but this one just wasn't Carny enough. It started off down that road with some great midgets and a cello but then got all goofy. Kane saved the whole thing from falling apart with his overreactions to everything (why was he under a hood for so long?), a red suit would have been more fitting. He really could have used a flunky or two for this segment to really work. Trish was good in her role, but there wasn't much point in her being there other than to trot her out in her underwear (which is fine too). Matt Hardy should know not to cue his music when running in on a wedding. This could have been the most straight forward wrestling wedding I've ever seen, and that's not the way they are suppossed to be.
[Nevermind... made a joke, but didn't read close enough. Grr.]
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You know, reading the recap, I almost regret not taping the show. I would've done it just for Trish's quote:
“open your heart….just like you opened up your legs.”
HA! Good old Trish. Heel Trish rocks. I really don't give a rat's ass about that Mr. McMahon thing at this point, she always says what I'm thinking. Big ups Trish! But in all the wedding sounds like it's cheesier than my mom's Macaroni, and believe me, with the mozzarella she adds in there sometimes, that's saying something.
I do mean this with a bit of humor, but if you can't appreciate the corny ridiculousness of that wedding, you shouldn't be watching wrestling. Watching Matt escape with the bride only to be stopped by the WALL OF FLAMES was the greatest thing ever. Just listen to JR's call throughout the whole ordeal. Flat out ridiculous, over the top, and hysterical. Kane's theme in violin form was also the most beautiful thing my ears have ever heard.
The highlight of the wedding was....They Were Whatting THE BIBLE!!!!! This should be come a regular segment: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" WHAT? "nor his manservant" WHAT? "nor his maidservant" WHAT? "nor his ox" WHAT? "I said, his ox" WHAT? "Nor his ass" WHAT? "I said, his ASS" WHAT? "nor anything that is thy neighbor's" WHAT?
Oh, and as Wrestlecrap-cool as the wall of flames were, it would have been even better if Matt had made his escape with Lita, only to have Kane calmly pick up a mic and point out that Lita didn't come out for the wedding because someone physically forced her too, she came out because she was contractually obligated too, and so she had to come back. That would have rocked.
If you weren't entertained by that last night, you've just got a bad attitude.
I couldn't help but laugh reading the usual recap guys (whoever it was on Meltzer's site this week, Scott Keith) and all they did was crap on it for being stupid, corny, etc. News flash: it was supposed to be. Good job flaunting to the world how you didn't get the joke.
I don't mind the comedy when the show or the angle calls for comedy. Between Rock's segment to open and the wedding at the end, that could be the funniest episode of Raw I've seen in years. Build the Benoit feud or the Orton/Evolution feud around comedy and I'll get pissed off, but this whole Lita storyline is clearly meant to be taken with a grain of salt.
And for the record, I'm unbelievably impressed by Kane in this angle. That guy has me in stitches more often than not these days. Talk about making the best of a bad situation. I've got a bad feeling, though, he's gonna end up turning himself face sooner rather than later, because Matt and Lita are clearly not getting any sympathy from the audience.
No it was not. This angle was presented in a serious manner and the announcers played it off as such. You can't compare this to Al Wilson and Dawn Marie's wedding because that was intentional comedy while this one unintentional. For weeks this has had serious overtones starting with Kane's stalking where as in Al Wilson's wedding, Cole and Tazz were basically sh*tting on the angle and warned fans before how bad it would end up.
Everything about that segment kicked ass, and I say that with a straight face. Even Lita, who had a script in her hand and still messed up her lines twice, was entertaining in her own pathetic little way...although I'm sure that part was unintentional.
I think the angle initially started off as serious, but kind of evolved into full blown comedy. With the "She's Havin' My Baby" video montage, there's no way that could have been taken seriously. Maybe the writers figured that people were going "WTF?!?!" by the whole thing and decided to just make a sharp detour on the comedy ramp to save face. Well, if that **was** the case, that entire segment was GOLD!
I particularly enjoyed the "What?!" 's after each pause in Kane's recitation of vows. Ah, the Spirit of Steve Austin lives on!
Originally posted by blahbleh -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So let's see. I didn't enjoy the wedding, so I must have a "bad attitude" and should stop watching wrestling. That's nice. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sorry, I have just been wondering, why would anyone think that just because you didn't enjoy the wedding, you have a bad attitude?
Maybe from here...
BigVitoMark - If you weren't entertained by that last night, you've just got a bad attitude.
I think it's odd that no actually mentioned that they weren't entertained until that point.
Other than Trish and Bischoff making *surprise* showings the wedding was pretty much how everyone thought it would go from start to finish. Where were the heel jobbers paying their respects at? Why didn't the midget drop the ring for someone like Palumbo to snatch up before getting choke slammed? They could have really done a Bettlejuice style ceramony here. The wedding was okay and had some laughs, but if you're going to throw a wrestling wedding with KANE of all people. Go all out. I know Vince knows how to bring the Carny atmosphere damnit.
The Good: Funaki doing mike work is always a plus, even though I couldn't understand it when he announced his partner's name. I think he was the same guy who worked a dark match, tagged with Haas at the ACC taping.