Honestly, none of these contestants have stood out for me, not in a "I see a future WWE Superstar or Diva" way or in a "What fun watching these guys in a reality show" way. Not that I have a keen judge of talent, but I know what I like to watch, and I've yet to see anything from any of them that makes me think, "Yeah, I want to watch him/her on RAW sometime soon". Of course, it's early yet, but no one has jumped out at me. I derive 95% of my enjoyment from the show watching Stone Cold.
Well, to jump on the conspiracy theory train, I am going with Donald Trump 2012 + Mainstream acceptance= Rima getting a pass. Being 20 minutes late on top of cheating would get anyone even someone who paid for wrestling school probation or thrown out depending on the trainer. Matt was a shock to me and I do think they are setting up each of the so-called "safe" kids up for a fall.
I do think Austin knows who he is going to eliminate prior to getting in the ring, but I think he can call audibles when need be. Last night seemed to be an audible where it was fairly clear Ryan was going home until the "Can I have permission to speak" line. Matt can't really complain when he had the chance and blew it even still I question the decision. I still love Austin in this role and bringing up the Ringmaster sucked was tremendous. I guess we know why people give Trish, the cold shoulder now.
(edited by lotjx on 13.4.11 2055) The Wee Baby Sheamus.
I liked the counter that Ivory worked in before Trish could go for the springboard bulldog. Good psychology for a inactive veteran who theoretically could have been studying tapes in her absence to prepare for an eventual Trish match.