This is what I assume is going to happen at the royal rumble... Brock defeats Big Show. Brock wins the royal rumble to go around the no rematch clause that Heyman has set up. I've mentioned in another thread they could also put that stipulation in the big show vs Brock match. Where does this leave Jericho who will be made to look like a loser compared to a has-been like HBK? He can't even do what that broken down loser HBK did. Will Jericho's crazy because I lost character from WCW resurface? The one thing I think may happen if he doesn't win the rumble is jericho goes nuts and ends HBK's career in a match at No Way Out. I'm worried that Jericho will look like a sucka if he doesn't win the rumble all because of that loud mouth HBK! Anyway... Comments? Questions?
What if Jericho accepts the challenge to enter the Rumble as #1, and then has an epic, Flair-esque run right to the end....until Michaels is number #29 or #30, and eliminates Y2J. That would drive Jericho nuts, and set up a match for No Way Out (or possibly WrestleMania).
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Originally posted by AquamarinebeardOne problem with that scenario is that No Way Out is in, of all places, Montreal this year.
Home country crowd & Montreal reaction for Michaels might = Jericho getting his ass cheered off for ending Michaels' career.
Michaels + Montreal=Mysterious Religious Retreat Coincidentally scheduled for that weekend. There is a better chance of Dingbat Warrior winning a Nobel Prize in Literature than there is in HBK going to Montreal.
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HBK said on Byte This that he didn`t see his next match being until WrestleMania, so ideally they`ll continue a slow build towards Jericho/Michaels until then. Maybe at No Way Out have the Booker/Jericho PPV singles match I`ve been waiting for in their ongoing quasi-feud?
Originally posted by gugsNo freaking way. No Way Out's in MONTREAL? Well, there's only one question left here.
Does Shawn know how to do the Walls of Jericho?
I forgot NWO was in Montreal too.
I suspect if they try and do a replay of Survivor Series '97 (it was 97?) with Jericho and Michaels it may not be pretty. I prefer Jericho ending Michaels career "cleanly" over that alternative screw job finish. I wonder if HBK wants to go out that way though? I don't think I would but wouldn't that be like Bret Hart.
Originally posted by Spiraling_ShapeHBK said on Byte This that he didn`t see his next match being until WrestleMania, so ideally they`ll continue a slow build towards Jericho/Michaels until then. Maybe at No Way Out have the Booker/Jericho PPV singles match I`ve been waiting for in their ongoing quasi-feud?
i'm not so sure that would be a good idea, since it would either seem like it was out of nowhere, since they seemingly abandoned that angle, or it would take away from the michaels-jericho feud.
I still think that Jericho vs. HBK is Raw's best matchup for their WM main event. Now of course we all think Lesnar is going to win the Rumble to get his title shot. So I think the likely scenario is Jericho taking the number one spot and getting eliminated towards the end by HBK like already mentioned. Which will lead to a HBK/Jericho match at WM, but Jericho wins the title before then, maybe at No Way Out. The only problem is then he has to either beat HHH or Steiner which I don't think either would be very happy about.
I think it's a fact that Shawn won't be doing No Way Out. He can't handle it. If they did do it, I think they'd have to have Shawn & a partner (RVD?) against Jericho and Christian. Shawn and Jericho is a Wrestlemania level contest and they're saving it for Seattle.
I also would like to see Jericho do the Flair thing, go the whole hour, which is not the same as the Diesel push since that can still happen as long as Jericho bails and hides under the ring when Batista or whoever gets in there, and then get cheaply eliminated by Shawn or even have Shawn and Y2J take each other out over the top rope and then brawl all the way to the back. While the Rumble continues, keep cutting back to Shawn and Chris pounding the crap out of each other backstage with a dozen refs trying to separate them.
Then do it at Mania and hope Jesus will visit Shawn in a dream and ask him to job.
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Originally posted by Big BadWhat if Jericho accepts the challenge to enter the Rumble as #1, and then has an epic, Flair-esque run right to the end....until Michaels is number #29 or #30, and eliminates Y2J. That would drive Jericho nuts, and set up a match for No Way Out (or possibly WrestleMania).
Didn't both Y2J and HBK say they would volunteer to enter as #1 and #2? That could be a cool sub-plot running all the way through the Rumble match.
You know how Net reporters love to do the "word association thing" at the end of their interviews, i.e. "Okay Steiner, I'll say three words and you tell me the first thing that comes to mind?"
When I saw the title of this thread, the first thing (truly) that came to mind was "KILLING HIM."
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For once, Shawn's injured back is doing us some good. It's forcing the WWE writers to do a real long build for the Shawn/Jericho match instead of just rushing it with quickie angles for the next PPV.
I think they should conclude the redoing of the Montreal angle at No Way Out. Shawn is the ref for a match, Vince tries to do the screwjob finish but Shawn REFUSES to call for the bell and takes out Vince. And that's the last time we ever revisit that overused finish.
Originally posted by fuelinjectedI think they should conclude the redoing of the Montreal angle at No Way Out. Shawn is the ref for a match, Vince tries to do the screwjob finish but Shawn REFUSES to call for the bell and takes out Vince. And that's the last time we ever revisit that overused finish.
BRILLIANT... do a Booker/Jericho match for a WM title shot, have Vince (or Uncle Eric, doesn't matter) openly favor Jericho in the month leading up to the match (and for Eric, wouldn't *that* be PCKB...) then have Vince/Eric TRY to pull the screwjob but have guest ref Shawn overturn it to piss Jericho off, Booker beats Jericho cleanly. It just works.
Just a thought. But over the past couple of months, Smackdown seems to be the better of the two main WWE shows. Could the fact that Smackdown is taped in advance and edited have anything to do with this? And could Raw benefit from this same treatment?...