Well SLAP A PIG SILLY and call me Wilbur, YOU DID LAND ON YA NOGGIN!
Seriously, It was like an episode of HEE HAW in there. I didn't think Brock could be THAT bad on the mic.
Flair: "Tonight, it's gonna be Austin, Bradshaw, taking on the NWO!
Flair: I'm not trying to screw you Austin. Tonight, to show that I'm legit, I'll referre your match tonight when you and bradshaw take on the n..w..o!
Flair: You thought that was funny Austin? No one screws with the nature boy! tonight, it's gonna be you and bradshaw taking on X-pac and Big Show!
Flair:That's it, you have pissed of the nature boy WHOOO for the very last time Austin!! Tonight I throwing your ass in a special tag match against the NWO. And your partner is gonna be.........Bradshaw!
Shiny Happy Brocky being all HBK '96 was getting real stale in there. Cena saved the segment, though. Benoit will always be decent enough in his limited range, so no complaints there. In fact, I'd love to see a longer Benoit/Cena PPV build sometime down the road.
Cena rocks. He is so good on the mic it is scary. He has a great look and is good int he ring too. I am looking forward to his match with Lesnar, but I would have preferred Eddie vs. Lesnar and Cena vs. Benoit. That would have been two really good matches and a feud with Benoit would be great for Cena.
Big brother representative: Now, Mr. Simpson, may I ask why you're here? Homer's Brain: Don't say revenge. Don't say revenge. Homer: Ummm... revenge? Homer's Brain: Okay, that's it. I'm outta here. [Sound FX: step step step step step... slam]
Brock sure is putting the effort in though. He's trying really hard to be smooth and natural, it's just that the stuff he's saying doesn't sound like anything a guy like that would ever say, it all sounds too forced.
I also think he needs to quit working "here comes the pain" or a variation of into every damn promo he does. Just like O'Haire's "I'm not telling you anything..." line, they seem to want to throw it in when it just doesn't fit. The writers need to work harder to make the promos better or give up on building those Catchphrases.
I donít go to sleep at night, I job to my blankets.
When my mom dies I'd like to know it was peacefully in her sleep, and not fucked to death by 38 men with AIDS.
I think they need to get Brock and O'Haire into some public speaking courses. I agree give them both an "A" for effort, but the working in of the catch phrases seemed...well...odd.
For Brock I think they need to get him yelling a little more. As much as I hate that type of promo, his "normal" voice is just that...normal. It almost sounds creepy coming out of someone that big.
As for O'Haire...when he's supposed to do his evil laugh? He shouldn't have the "Hey! I forgot. This is where I'm supposed to laugh." look on his face right before he does it. God help me for saying this, but having Piper teach him can only be an improvement.
StaggerLee, I'm sure your not alone in feeling that way, but I think it's safe to say that you're in the minority.
I think that most of the posts I've read about JC fall into one of two camps:
1) Cena has managed to take lemons and make lemonade, despite being saddled with a stupid gimmick.
2) Cena has taken a gimmick that might have been stupid with someone else, but really suits him, and run with it.
I lean a bit more toward the second camp. Although the white b-boy gimmick was moronic on Too Cool, for instance, it really suits Cena. Just like Cena's original gimmick (earnest rookie) was kind of lame on him, but suits Kendrick better.
Someday, when I get a DVD-R system, one of many compilations I intend to make from my tapes will be a collection of all of JC's raps.
JC rules the mic!
"A true champion knows how to deal with adversity."-- Kurt Angle
Michale Cole carried the whole thing on his back! (Kidding!)
Seriously though, I did get a kick out of his cheesy over-read of "BRRRROOCCCKK LLLESSSSNAAAAARR!!!!"
And it cracked me up that the crowd wanted Brock to give him the F-5. That makes me wonder...what if they made Cole a heel announcer? He could play off the fans hatred of him and really over do it. Something to think about for the future.
And if that's the direction they go with Raven, having him work with the book from time to time, then that's a good thing for him and for us. HOWEVER - I honestly feel the same way about Raven many posters here in this thread do: