I was very disappointed. Where the hell were the old timers that everyone was hyped up about? That Rock segment was awful. And TLC 2002 best match of the decade? I can think of ten better off the top of my head. Austin spraying down the Rock with the Beer Truck best moment? that was almost a weekly occurrence back in 98/99! The tribute segment was nice however, and the video package with the old gimmicks was sweet. One question I have, why were the attitude WWF logo's censored, when the old blue and gold blocky one wasn't?
Was that Victoria they were blurring out in the Eddy Takes A Shower scene?
If so, wouldn't it have made more sense to just leave her in there and know almost nobody would notice, rather than drawing attention to her with the blurring? I probably wouldn't have noticed if not for the small blur covering her face.
Maybe it was just some woman with the WWF 'Attitude' logo tattooed on her face; that's the second most plausible explanation.
I watched the part where Brock Lesnar gave out the Superstar of the Decade... I forget all the choices, but the only current guy was HHH. And they give it to Austin, who isn't there. The fans chant for Austin and it's begging for his return, and instead Vince comes out and covers up with a lame "I didn't invite him." It seems like Vince is actively going out of his way to piss off the fan base.
With so many of his big superstars not involved or not playing ball (was the Undertaker there???) this show was an incredibly stupid move because it made the WWE look very thin and pretty much said, "Hey, look at how good we used to be."
That show was SO FAR below what I was expecting and what it could have been. WTF??? Was there anybody there that isn't a current member of the WWE roster (other than Moolah and Mae Young, who apparently refuse to leave)?
With all the friggin' blurring they were doing with all the top moments from the past, where was that blur when HHH was stripping for the 2nd night in a row? Funniest blur moment was when they blurred Victoria's face when they showed the clip of Eddy Guerrero getting out of the shower with the 2 ho's. Come on Vince, what happened to never insulting our intelligence again?
Yeah, I remember that, that was Victoria, her and that blonde chick were doing a bunch of stuff with the WWF in 2000, right after that Chyna layed them out and she wasn't heard from again til she just came back.
I enjoyed the show for what it was worth, free entertainment based on an obviously biased opinion towards the newer moments and stars. I don't ask the Fed to give me anything and they don't "owe" me anything either. I sat back, watched the show, and didn't cry when Steve Austin didn't show up, despite the fact they never mentioned that he or any past star not on the roster would be there. Clearly this show was the biggest slap in the face to most of you out there, so get over it or stop watching.
This is not intended as an insult or a jab, but if you are tired of what they are giving you then just give up and stop watching/complaining. I can only imagine I'll get flamed to hell and back for supporting the big, bad devil himself.
In Re: to HrdCoreJoe,
That's horseshit. This shows up in every fucking thread and it is horseshit. The WWE hyped a show that was going to celebrate the past ten years and instead we got an award show from depths of 1985 that featured the past 5 years. The problem with celebrating the past 5 out of ten years is that two of the big stars Foley and Austin have left because the show is so bad and the Rock can't even fly in because of a movie. Taker isn't there because he's holding off on his comeback so why even give out awards to guys who aren't going to except them? I can really care less who or what won what award, but I do have a problem with the WWE's failure to deliver again. This show should have been a no brainer for these guys.
so get over it or stop watching.
And for that famous message board line I'll tell you that I'm probably only catching an hour of wrestling a week these days and am taking a pass on my favorite PPV Royal Rumble, because the show has gotten that bad. Judging by the ratings I'm not alone. It's not about a bad wrestling show anymore it's just plain bad television.
Before that angle, those two hoes MANDY AND VICTORIA were actually faces. They protested the RTC and The Goodfather would always put them through tables or whatever. But yeah they were pretty much gone after that before Victoria's recent return. I guess JR's heart was broken because he was always rooting for and sympathetic toward Mandy and Victoria on TV.
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I'm not going to try and start some holy war with you there pal, as it is just not worth arguing with you over our "opinions". I'm sorry you don't approve, but I stand by my reasoning that if you don't care, stop bitching and just give up watching. I don't find it to be horseshit, oddly enough. I'm still entertained on a regular basis and I know it isn't going to change because "insert favorite superstar" didn't show or they didn't play my favorite moment. And on that sour note, I'm done with this. Wrestling still = fun to me! Yay!
Let's take a trip in the time machine back to the time when ges said in another thread
Remember, it's not like these awards are being handed out by unbiased group. Thus the winners will lean heavily toward the current roster (because doing otherwise could be perceived as admitting that you are not as good as you used to be).
So like RAW Diva probably by all rights should go to Sunny. Afterall, she is the only one who can claim to ever been the most searched person on the internet. But it WILL go to Trish Stratus, since she's on the current roster. I would be shocked if there was any award that didn't either go to someone on the current roster. Exceptions may be Mick Foley and Owen Hart.
So if you read this thread, you would have heard me then and believed me later (or something). Of course the show would be current-centric.
The show was disappointing though. I thought for sure at least some of the old stars would be in attendance, just not winning anything. In fact, I thought some were confirmed. But now that I think about it, that may have just came from dirt sheets, and I should have known better than to believe them.
But for people to get pissed off over a fake award show is kind of silly. This wasn't good TV, but what is these days. It's not worth getting angry about. (especially non-fans, if you're not watching, why sweat it or those who still do?)
Still, I can't believe they couldn't even get Mick Foley. Or Hulk Hogan for that matter, and he's under contract, at least I thought. And Rock couldn't fly in for one night? That was a big indicator that this was not going to be a big event show, even in wrestling terms.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoIt was a really bad show. What's the point of having a ten year anniversery and only showing the past 5 years? Not only that what's with the whole Slammy 2003 vibe? I thought they were going to show clips of the past ten years, that would have made for better television. This was another dissapointing effort by the WWE braintrust to say the least.
Damn you for pulling the Slammy card.
Hell -- I'm surprised that they showed Jarrett, but anytime I see that show, I'm teary-eyed. Actually, I was teary-eyed about the whole anniversary show, because it was a disappointment to me.
If Vince had to cover, fine; but the "I didn't invite him" after giving him the Raw Wrestler of the Decade is ludicrous, especially after Vince's tweener act the night before.
I'd say the only cool things of the night were (in no particular order): Booker T, Shane, Bret and Steve's pops and Victoria getting blurred.
I still feel sorry for the editors that have to blur out *all* that stuff -- hmmm... do I do an AEP (AfterEffects Project) for Royal Rumble? No -- Vince wants me to blur out more WWF logos.
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The whole problem was that they didn't put any effort into it. It looked like they just slapped it up over the weekend.
C'mon now, most of the best matches in Raw history just happen to be in 2002?
-First retarded move was having it at the world. The FREAKIN' World. More people go to my local Chuck E. Cheese then that place, plus it's a lot bigger. They should of rented out a small arena, atleast everyone wouldn't of looked all crammed-up in there.
-It looked like barely anyone was there. Where was this "BIG surprise guest"?
-Did anyone notice that all the superstars that were there looked like they were sitting through a HHH promo?
-The only thing that I enjoyed was watching the Rock get booed during that horrid video feed. Kudos to the guys who started the boring chant. He's going to be sooo heel when he returns.
PS: Does anyone know what the fans were saying to Shane?
Flair: "Tonight, it's gonna be Austin, Bradshaw, taking on the NWO!
Flair: I'm not trying to screw you Austin. Tonight, to show that I'm legit, I'll referre your match tonight when you and bradshaw take on the n..w..o!
Flair: You thought that was funny Austin? No one screws with the nature boy! tonight, it's gonna be you and bradshaw taking on X-pac and Big Show!
Flair:That's it, you have pissed of the nature boy WHOOO for the very last time Austin!! Tonight I throwing your ass in a special tag match against the NWO. And your partner is gonna be.........Bradshaw!
There were more no-shows at the Raw Anniversary show than at the American Music Awards! What a freakin disaster! The thing is, we all should have seen this coming when we saw so many reports that "WWE has not sent any invitations, nor made any plans for the tenth anniversary show".
Foley? Not here. Good for him.
Austin? WWE hinted at an appearence, but ultimately used as an ego-stroke for Vince.
Rocky? Out in Hollywood. (And as an aside, MAN did that crowd turn on his ass FAST!)
Heenan? I'll bet he never even got an invitation.
What a terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE show! From the bullshit awards, to the no-shows, to another ego-stroke for Triple HGH, to Mae Young's HAND winning an award, there was absolutely no redeeming value to this show! A pox on WWE for not planning their anniversary show properly!
Does THIS look like the face of a man with Testicles?
I don't find it to be horseshit, oddly enough. I'm still entertained on a regular basis and I know it isn't going to change because "insert favorite superstar" didn't show or they didn't play my favorite moment. And on that sour note, I'm done with this. Wrestling still = fun to me! Yay!
It's not about me wanting superstar A to do this or superstar B to win that. It's about watching a product that could be a lot better sink because of laziness, politics, and stubborness.
On a side note I'm glad you are easily entertained. Maybe I'll take you on a date sometime.
Originally posted by Austin Bradshaw vs NWO 59-It looked like barely anyone was there. Where was this "BIG surprise guest"?
I believe the "big surprise guest" was supposed to be the Rock - and we all saw how well the crowd received that.
Shane-O-Mac probably *wished* that he was drunk, high, something - anything - to be able to remove himself from that scene.
HrdCoreJoe, were you entertained by having to see both Vince's and HHH's bare behind on the same show? How about flashbacks with so much blurred out that you'd swear someone threw gravy on the lens? A crowd that showed its' displeasure by sitting on their hands? You *really* were entertained by this third-rate Grammys? You must be easily entertained.
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