-Bill got a private training session with Rima, but she couldn't hold up. -Guest this week is Bret Hart although he doesn't do much but give them a talk. -Martin continues to improve and beats Luke in an agility challenge. -Jerimiah impresses despite his lack of wrestling background. -Luke gets pissy because he's the chosen one and all. -Trish takes the gang to a roller diner to further test agility...Waste of time. Except for Ivelisse looking cute in her gear. -The women are looking horrible, much to Trish's dismay. -Rima is gone without even being put into a lineup.
Right now, I think Luke still has the edge, but he could lose it if he keeps up the attitude. Martin and Jeremiah are hot on his heels.
Eric is gone next week. We are down to two women, so I think they'll cut them some slack until closer to the end. Eric is by far the least motivate guy left and he's not showing improvement. After that, its Ryan. Then probably one of the girls.
Ding Dong, the witch is dead. I missed Bret's speech which apparently was edited. Luke is either playing the part of a douche bag heel perfectly or is a douche bag and deserves to lose. I think Demott's giving Luke the reason he was cut from the skills challenge was done after Luke refused to shake Martin's hand. Again, anyone, but Luke would be a fine winner since there is little or no chance any of the women will make the final three spots. Ryan and Booker T looks to be the main event next week.
This cut was absolutely the right thing to do. The longer she stays -- and frankly Eric too -- the worse the Matt ejection looks. He knows the moves but was fired for not having the right attitude. Rima had the exact opposite, and her departure gives this show more credibility as a search for a performer. Rima represented someone walking in off the street, and her inability to know how to roll over a tackling dummy (really, she didn't know where to roll when ordered) left her only as a severe underdog designed to lure our support.
And she might have gotten it had they not cut Matt two weeks before. I think he would have KILLED the turnbuckle hops (As well as Jeremiah? Maybe.) But Matt at least had the foundation of skills and training, and we didn't see Eric, for instance, display any of that this week.
Now, I give kudos to the trainers and producers for varying the format to cut Rima without the pretense of a bottom three. It was smart and, dare I say, mature. Cut her quick. Be kind to her. Get it over with.
I was convinced they'd put Luke on the cutting block for ad-libbing moves. That's the kind of initiative that got Cryme Tyme fired. If an unprepared referee is in danger with an improvised spot, someone who barely has any wrestling skills could get f'ing crippled by a ham trying to make his name. The Lovely Mrs. Tracker noted that Matt was cut for failing to show that kind of gung-ho, slightly ruthless aggression, but I argue that there's a fine line between showing off and risking your neck and showing off and risking someone else's.
The life lesson as rolling waiters was goofy to watch, but it should remind them they will get called upon to do embarrassing gimmicks.
I like Bill more and more each week. I wish we could have heard Bret remind these fine folks (if he did) that his career ended with an errant move. They need to know the risks.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by Matt Tracker I like Bill more and more each week. I wish we could have heard Bret remind these fine folks (if he did) that his career ended with an errant move. They need to know the risks.
My only beef with Bill is that I think he is letting a personal dislike of Ryan color his judgement. I'm no Ryan fan, but he's not the worst guy there like Demott makes him out to be.
Kinda funny to see him be a bit of a bully when he was the complete opposite to Matt Cappetteli when Bob Holly stiffed him back in the day.
Demott was highly entertaining in being so hard nosed to Rima and Skidmarks this week, but he was also very compassionate. Especially the comment he made during the decision on who to cut about giving out a Top 5 but not being able to give a Bottom 3.
During the party at the dinner did Andy just claim Straight Edge?! Punk has to be patting himself on the back right now.
I don't watch many reality tv shows, but I had some odd interest in a vh1 reality show called "Daisy of Love". A bunch of wanna be rockstars competing for a date with a girl who lost on a show where she competed for a date with Bret Michaels. Jeremiah appeared on that show under the appointed nickname Big Rig. It's weird to see him with hair and false teeth, but he is my choice to win based off the fact that I recognize him.
Martin is so dull it pains me, but at least he's consistent. I didn't notice Tumbleweed until just this episode. I thought they brought in a new contestant this week.
Just based on his attitude when losing the skills challenge I totally expect to see Luke attacking Cena with a chair next week. He'll lose the competition but get a contract immediately after. He just inspires antipathy as soon as he speaks.
DVD, I second all that you say except I think that Nowinski needs some more painful looking moves, especially in the finisher department, to be a credible main event guy. Otherwise, it's great to see some optimism on the board.