--Shawn Michaels is in Boston and will be on the show. Dave Batista also debuts on the show
--Main event is HHH & Chris Jericho vs. Kane & Booker T --Rosey & Jamal vs. Jeff Hardy & Bubba Ray Dudley --Al Snow & Tommy Dreamer vs. Lance Storm & William Regal --Trish Stratus vs. Ivory (they are saying Ivory is on Raw as part of the Big Show trade) --Rob Van Dam vs. Christian --plus Stacy Keibler and Test
The main event will be interesting, only to see if HHH will "put over" Booker, by jobbing to him in a meaningless tag team match.... ah, who am I kidding. HHH pedigrees Kane to get back the casket job.
By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
this could just be me but i'm getting a stromg sense that Christian V RVD (If its on the show like you said) is going to be the semi main-event (ie, end of the first hour) and will be an absolutely huge turning point in the match quality of Raw. RVD will win but Christian wil take him to the limit and make them both looklike Kurt Angle wannabes
(and thats about as close as anyone can hope to get to ANGLE, so thats a compliment)
Maybe just because i think Christian is the SHIZNITLE, but hey, i stick by what i said
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Originally posted by dskillzLooks like it is tag team night on Raw.
The random generator is back at work. Ivory and who else for Show? If this is the only person they moved to RAW, it makes Show look like crap, and he doesn't need anymore help in that department.
Why is it when two people who aren't normally partners get booked into a logical tag match the term 'random tag generator' gets thrown out. Those three tag team matches make sense.
HHH/Y2J vs. Kane/Booker-
Hey look! Two heels and two babyfaces involved in the Elimination chamber match at Survivor Series. And what do you know, Jericho and Booker have had some past issues, as have Kane and HHH. Perfectly acceptable.
Three Minute Warning vs. Bubba and Jeff-
Rosie and Jamal took out Spike last week and help cost Bubba and substitute partner (and former rival) Jeff Hardy the World Tag Team Titles. Duh, I think the babyfaces want revenge George.
Snow/Dreamer vs. TUFKA The UnAmericans-
Babyface team vs. Heel team. But there's an issue between Tommy and Al regarding Al's former student Nowinski. Will that be an issue tonight? Have to watch RAW to find out.
Jesus Christ, this kind of booking has been going on since the 1970's. You take two feuds and team the babyfaces and the heels for tag matches so the fans get a taste for the respective singles matches when they occur.
In the case of the main event, you take four of the six men in the big match at Survivor Series, team them up, then watch as both sides come to blows at the end because it will be every man for himself in the E.C. In fact, I'm predicting that before Raw goes off the air, RVD and HBK will be involved in some fashion.
Random Tag Generator my ass. This isn't fuckin' Battlebowl for Christ's sake.
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Originally posted by miknightthis could just be me but i'm getting a stromg sense that Christian V RVD (If its on the show like you said) is going to be the semi main-event (ie, end of the first hour) and will be an absolutely huge turning point in the match quality of Raw. RVD will win but Christian wil take him to the limit and make them both looklike Kurt Angle wannabes
Man, I hope not. I turned on Raw on a lark for a few minutes just in time for this match, and boy, it was sloppy. I felt bad for both of them.
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Thanks to Nielsen Media Research and TVWeek.com (and thecubsfan.com for the inspiration), here now are the FINAL reported ratings for the big two programs from LAST week: 11/21 RAW household rating (coverage rating) 21:00-22:00 2.9 (3.