Reading every post on this thread was far more entertaining then WWF programming was before the split.Simply hilarious.
Before the split, it was so frustrating to watch the wwf product I had my doubts about the split, but i have to admit i have been pleasently suprised.For that you people point out is wrong (And dammit you all do have a point!!!!) there are some things being done right!!!
a) we actually have mid card feuds worth watching (Eddie-RVD) (Edge-Angle) b) from the crowd reaction on sunday,it actually seems as though 10 minute cruiserweight title defenses at ppv's might become the norm c) the women's division, as thin as it might seem, is taking shape (You have to feel good for trish who has improved greatly) d) And hey, Eddie is Intercontinental champ!!!!
Originally posted by SarumanUmm, the only thing that annoys me about Wyn is all the bleeping smiley faces. I mean, how 7th grade.... Although, she has a right to say what she wants.
Thanks for posting to my thread, even if what you said had absolutely nothing to do with what I was talking about in the beginning. I'm sorry you don't like all the 'bleeping smiley faces.' They're just a part of communicating, sometimes, because it's hard to discern mood and/or intention without them. Besides, I have no choice to disable the pictures that come with the smiley faces. I just type ":)" and comes up. Maybe you could ask CRZ to change it, if you hate it that much? I don't mind it, myself and I hardly think it's 'seventh grade.' If it were, the owner wouldn't have it implemented.
P.S. Did you have an opinion on the direction in which the bookers are currently heading? Being the topic of the thread, (not how I annoy everyone) people may be curious to know your thoughts on it. =)
Qubber: I agree. That's the only good thing about the split. ONLY if they give some other faces a bit of airtime. =) -- (Thanks for sticking up for me.)
CRZ: Thank you.
spf: I don't dig Lawler that much, either. If I had my 'd'ruthers, I'd have the Brain doing heel commentary. His biting sense of humor is awesome! -- Living with your mother at an advanced age is .. serial killer profilish. O_O;;; -- And, I'm a huge Rock mark. Maybe that's why I don't get the buzz over Booker T. I might be a bit more open-minded about it if he went with a new gimmick. Maybe a Voodoo guy, especially with that hair. I know, I know.. Poppa Shango. But, hey. That was a longish time ago. What do you think? =)
Jackson: Thanks! =D And, I must say, I dig your sig.
The Thrill: I'm really glad that you're enjoying some nostalgia waves. =) It's not my thing, even though I'm old enough to vaguely remember Hogan as the Hulk in the 80's. I never was a fan of his; call me souless, or what-have-you. =P I have a feeling his heat is going to last 6 months, at the most. It's six months too long, for me, but that's 6 months of blissful memories for Hogan/nWo marks like you. =)
SerWolfe: I appreciate your kind words and I'm glad that someone enjoys my postings. =) My sense of humor seems to be an odd thing that many people don't understand. The original post in this thread was really meant to make people laugh. It made me laugh. But, it also expressed how frustrated I feel with the WWF right now. I guess being misunderstood is par for the course, but thanks for the nice words. =)
Lastly, and I know this post is humongous - I'm sorry, I have to say that the "What?" phenomena is grating me, as well. Not so bad when Austin's talking because he's come to expect it and kinda.. forms?.. his phrasing around it. I hope it dies off soon, anyhow. Ok, that's enough from me. As Rob Dibble is known to have said, "I'm no fricken' genius!"
And, appropriately for the times, Tony Kornhiser rants, "NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE!"
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Jekyll and Hyde had nothin' on me. >8D
As far as I can tell crappy booking is the rule more than the exception in wrestling. It's like this: thing of genuinely memorable angles the WWF's had this millenium: HHH/Foley in early 2000, HHH/Angle before it petered into nothing in mid and late 2000... umm... that's pretty much it. Usually there's other stuff to distract you: good wrestling, moments of genius in otherwise unremarkable angles, big matchups or hot performers that carry themselves without any need for amazing booking (Rock/Hogan, Rock/Austin at last years 'Mania, Brock Lesnar right now), or all else failing enough decent stuff happening up and down the card to make up for the fact that nothing spectacular's happening anywhere in particular. Since they had so many hot performers and can't miss matchups for so long, the WWF kind of forgot to bother having the midcard do anything in particular, and when the well ran dry on the top card things started to get real sucky real fast.
So now the sheer fact that we have an active fawking midcard again is more than enough to make up for Hogan's cheesy 1985 run and the general apathy surrounding the nWo situation. And as far as most of the A-list performers being on Smackdown!... I have UPN so I don't really care, and RAW ratings have been fine so I guess neither does the rest of the viewing public.
Lastly: Paul Heyman is like a personal hero of mine (his low-rent carny act is the proverbial bizomb), and how precisely does one "face-plant"?
Debaser: To face-plant (aKa face-palm)... Hold your hand in front of your face.. (kinda like Booker T does before he goes into apoplectic fits).. and bring your hand up toward your face as you drop your head down into your hand. Face is planted into hand, making a minutely satisfying soft smacking sound at "uncomfortable" moments. NOTE: Use at your own risk!
I think that there might be an extra factor in the "bad booking" department.
Bookers have to cater to a *large* group of people. Anyone'll tell you, that the larger the audience you want, the lower you have to set the standard. S'why you won't ever hear a boy band singing anything with more than, say, twenty words. (:
Wrestling, right or wrong, is viewed as a "low-brow" entertainment format, and the bookers are obviously at least somewhat catering to that mindset. And a large group of "low-brow" fans would tend to imply... let's say "simplistic" storylines.
And re: the ol' face-plant... I've always thought of it as a self-administered bitchslap. But maybe I've just been doing it too hard. Heh.
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka: HE raised the briefcase!
McMahon/Helmsley in 1999 was an arc. They took over Raw for almost six months. They had an incredible matches from HHH/Foley to the ten man tag in Texas to HHH/Rock iron man match. They pushed HHH, Jericho, the Radicals, Kurt, Kane, Too Cool and others....