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Since: 20.6.02
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#1 Posted on
1Bullshit sez:

Questions continue to fly as to who will face Triple H at WrestleMania. The WrestleMania card right now is expected to feature the Rock vs. Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle for the WWE Title, Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho, and Hulk Hogan vs. Vince McMahon.

Booker T (along with RVD, Kevin Nash, and Scott Steiner) have all been considered as opponents for Triple H, but the Game is pushing WWE to give him a big name opponent. One possible option is to have him face Goldberg if they are able to sign him. The general feeling a few weeks ago was that if Goldberg signed, he would face the Rock, but now Triple H vs. Goldberg is being considered.

Goldberg's signing remains up in the air as he does not want to work many dates, and WWE does not want to give him a high profile match and push if he isn't going to stick around or be there to build around. Goldberg has also not been a success in wrestling for years now, and odds are that a large percentage of today's audience doesn't even remember who he is. He got his fame in WCW years ago, and even his second run in WCW was more or less a failure.

Sting is also being considered as an opponent for Triple H. Sting recently stated that is open to talking with WWE, but again, Sting was a star in WCW years ago and is not a proven draw today.


I'm not usually one to believe 1Bob, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if Triple HGH tries to weasel in on Rocky's main event. I'll bet nobody here would be surprised if he gets into Vince and Stephanie's ear to "screw the movie star" and let HIM take on Goldberg.

On the upside, maybe Goldberg can give him another botched superkick and we'd never hear from either of them again.

As for possibility of Sting, I'd be open to that, but Vince should learn from the Steiner experiment. Two years of ring rust is NOT something you want to put in the ring against Cripple H, because the results could be VERY ugly. And ugly isn't something you want on the biggest card of the year.

(edited by It's False on 6.2.03 1648)



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Since: 12.10.02
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#2 Posted on
Sting's a safer bet then Goldberg or Steiner, in-ring wise. He's pushing 40 but he's extremely healthy and in shape.

I'd rather go with Sting then Goldberg. They don't need either at Mania with Austin and Rocky but if they gotta pacify HHH, I'd rather see Sting in the spot.

Save Goldberg for the summer if they need him otherwise let Bill sit at home.
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Since: 5.10.02
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HHH/Goldberg is waaaaay too much of a booking nightmare to ever happen. There's no way Goldberg is gonna lay down in his first match and I can't possibly see HHH doing the job to Goldberg the first time they meet. Of course he could always do the job and get his job back at Backlash, but that's just wasting everyone's time.

I think they almost have to give someone new the shot just to give the fans who have been waiting for someone like RVD or Booker to get their shot something to hope for.



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#4 Posted on
They could tie Sting in with the Horsemen-like Flair stable starting up, but HHH-Sting would be a bad idea.

WWE just doesn't learn. They keep going outside of their roster to find new opponents for HHH to ruin. THIS is what's killing the company.

Last year, they pulled HBK back from the grave to be HHH's big SummerSlam opponent and milked that since fans were pleased with the first match, that means it will work every time... right???

Then, once that was over and done with, they pulled up Steiner, so he could come in and ruin his career. Now that Steiner is taking bigtime, they're looking outside of the roster once again?

Now, HHH's choices for opponents at WM are the returning Austin, the returning Nash, Sting or Goldberg? Austin, I'm cool with, since he should win bigtime at WM over HHH, but it just goes to show how no one on RAW is even remotely marketable at the moment.

Booker T is the closest, but he's just not at that level, unfortunately.

This rumor has to be bullshit, though. The only reason they wanted Goldberg in the first place was so Rock could have a WM opponent. I think that's been confirmed by The Rock in an interview, no?
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#5 Posted on
A Sting-Hunter match could be good, but I don't think it would draw. Plus, it's pointless, and doesn't help anyone.
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Since: 7.1.02
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#6 Posted on
I think they have to think about giving the slot to Booker T if they are going to start thinking long term. A Goldberg and/or Sting is simply neither going to give you enough apperances or be around long enough to help you in the long run.

I agree that Booker T, while over, is not seen as main event level. But if they want him to be seen as main event material one day, Wrestlemania as good of place to start as any. If the card goes off as state, Austin/Rock, Lesnar/Angle, and Hogan/McMahon is more than enough to carry the card.

Not that I'm going to get pissed if I see Goldberg or Sting. Just coming at this from a business perspective as opposed to a fan's.
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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by It's False
    As for possibility of Sting, I'd be open to that, but Vince should learn from the Steiner experiment. Two years of ring rust is NOT something you want to put in the ring against Cripple H, because the results could be VERY ugly.


However, Sting was on the most recent WWA tour (and now holds their title). So he isn't that rusty.





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#8 Posted on
Just give the friggin' match to Booker T and attempt this thing I like to call "ELEVATION". Yes, instead of complaining about not having a main eventer to oppose HHH, ATTEMPT TO CREATE ONE. Booker doesn't have to win (although I would prefer that), just have a good match where Booker pushes HHH to the limit and actually has HHH in danger of losing. If HHH wants to be so much like Ric Flair, try to learn that from Ric Flair. Ric Flair made plenty of lesser opponents (opponents far worse and infinitely less over than Booker) look like main eventers and serious threats to his World Championship. Come on HHH. You want to dress like Ric Flair. You want to wear the sunglasses like Ric Flair. You want to have the group around you like Ric Flair. You want to carry around the big gold belt like Ric Flair. Hell, you even claimed to be the current version of Ric Flair in your promo. Well, put over your opponents as serious threats like Ric Flair and produce great matches like Ric Flair.



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#9 Posted on
Let's not forget that Booker T isn't exactly "young" in relative terms. He's been a pro-wrestler for roughly 15 years or so. He started out at the same time Steve Austin started out.

That doesn't mean that Booker T shouldn't get a World Title win at some point, of course. He's over, and Booker T may be able to pull off an "upset win" over HHH, but after being stuck in the tag ranks for the last year and shaking off the WCW stigma the year before that, he has to be built up to look like a credible singles opponent again.

When thinking longterm, you have to think that when you elevate someone on the card, that they in turn will be able to elevate and put someone over in the years to come. I don't think they can realistically do that with Booker T, given his current position.

Booker T definitely deserves a bigger push than a guy like Brock Lesnar, though, in terms of both merketability and overall talent. He's pretty much in the same position as Edge, except Edge is younger. I remember 2001 was supposed to be "Edge's year" or something. Yeah, well, here we are. :)
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Since: 12.2.02
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#10 Posted on
I thought one of the rumors was that if they sign Goldberg that he would fight the Rock and that would leave Austin-HHH for WM. That would tie in with Austin returning to RAW. Did something else happen to squash that possibility?

I am hoping for a Booker T title win, personally. I mean, come on already. Then we can have Booker-RVD-Jericho feuds for the belt!



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#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman

      Originally posted by It's False
      As for possibility of Sting, I'd be open to that, but Vince should learn from the Steiner experiment. Two years of ring rust is NOT something you want to put in the ring against Cripple H, because the results could be VERY ugly.


    However, Sting was on the most recent WWA tour (and now holds their title). So he isn't that rusty.






Remember, Steiner did a WWA tour and was their World Champ. Shows how prestigious that title is.



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#12 Posted on
    Originally posted by ges7184
    I think they have to think about giving the slot to Booker T if they are going to start thinking long term.


I don't think they can think long term with Booker T. I seem to remember in several interviews that Booker plans on retiring within the next couple of years.
Also, the window on Goldberg for WM is closing rapidly. If he isn't signed soon, I don't think he'll have enough time to get in ring shape for a 20 minute match. We'd end up with another Steiner/HHH @ The Rumble again.
IMHO, Goldberg needs to stay home. WWE doesn't need this guy at all. They need to build with what they have and stay away from the old WCW main eventers. We've all seen what a great performer Steiner has been since his return.

(edited by mountinman44 on 7.2.03 0915)


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You know````welll thats longer than HHH will be around his quad could blow any second



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#14 Posted on
If they are looking for something for HHH to do, maybe he could host Wresltemania at The World.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.21

    Originally posted by Wpob
    If they are looking for something for HHH to do, maybe he could host Wresltemania at The World.


Then we would all complain that he is holding Crash Holly down.



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#16 Posted on
Give me Booker T vs. Triple H, or I'm not buying (big threat, I'm sure). And if you MUST bring Austin back, have his match at Mania against Jeff Hardy (I'm serious). Talk about shaking things up...

The Rock vs. Goldberg is the only inoffensive use of Goldberg that they have, in my opinion. This match is a one-shot deal, since both of them are no longer long-term.

(edited by GRL on 10.2.03 1115)
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#17 Posted on
If one is to believe everything that one reads on the internet (and surely theres no reason not to), Goldberg does not like Triple H. Equally, Triple H does not like Goldberg. They are not friends. Never will be probably.

The chances of either one agreeing to do the job for the other in the biggest ppv are approximately equal to the square root of sod all.

Even if by some miracle Vince did get these gentlemen to put there differences aside for long enough to sign up to the match, the fight would result in a level of no selling that would make the Undertaker blush.

Give Booker a shot at the little belt or have Trips lose at NWO so he can have a non title match with Austin at WM. But dont bring back another star from a bygone era and fling him straight into a main event with Triple H, cos right now he can't carry average guys to a good match.



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