Oh come on CRZ, it was a good start. They let the boys go out and have some fun rather than the hopelessly unfunny WWF product. They need a top face and Russo on board, since Borash is really just Russo's 'kid brother' if you like, but the show had more Attitude in it's left nutsack than the WWF has in it's entire female body.
I saw the Melbourne show the night after this PPV and I saw the PPV live on PPV, PPV. The show I saw featured a straight up match between Juvi and Psychosis which was better than the PPV match, a Buff Bagwell vs Disco Inferno match that was hilarious as Disqo accused Buff of having Anthrax spores on his boots. Norman Smiley and the big Aussie penis took on the fags and Norman was absolutely hilarious.
I'd say they look like a Russo hyped quality show where it really is just a pretty good wrestling show with a bit of fun. From that perspective it's pretty good.
________________________________________ The Big O is incredibly cool - Ed Ferrara.
I saw the replay of this on Sunday and meant to post a reply sooner: I thought it was an OK show, except for the booking of the main event. Bret Hart (the WWF "Commissioner") put Jeff Jarrett in the sharpshooter at the end of his World Title match, and that just screams for a Jarrett-Hart match at the next WWA pay-per-view. This is probably the only match they could put on that would draw any money or casual fans, assuming they are even interested in promoting the show based on a match. But, I don't believe that is going to happen due to Bret's retirement. And, truthfully, if Bret's going to risk further injury, I don't want to see him in the ring anyway.
Not showing up sends a much more sophisticated message. It says, "We are so confident that we are better than Smackdown! that we're not going to worry about them before the PPV." It's actually a nice little touch.