Finally after what seemed like an eternity, we got a REAL champion we can all respect and it was about damn time. I'd been waiting for that ever since he had the belts.
I felt like Vince when he stole the belt from Stone Cold, 'YOU DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE!!! YOU DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE!!!'. I forgot which PPV it was, but Kane and UT both pinned Stone Cold and Vince ran away with the belt.
Anyone remember? "I'M DAMN SICK AND TIRED OF WATCHIN YOU WALK AROUND WITH THAT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT!" Vince at his best.
Before anyone starts hatin, I'll admit that the timing may have been a little off because he was just starting to grow on me as champ with the beat-down he gave HHH on the previous RAW. But oh well, he'd make a better IC champion anyway. I hope he doesn't get them back, not for a while anyway, that would suck.
"NOW YOU GET YOUR WHININ ASS OUTTA HERE!!" Sid Vicious after slapping Bret Hart
And that is how you're supposed to feel about this.
The whole point of a sneaky little bastard of a heel champ is to make the fans hate him, and the fact he manages to hold the gold, so much that they love it so much once the jerk loses it.
I think most people, like myself, who wanted Jericho to retain on Sunday, were more of the opinion that this could be dragged out a little more, and that the Match could have recieved a lot more of a deseved build up.
Of course now Triple H has cemented his face status beyond all doubt now. (Both by scoring the win and pedigree on Stef). Which leads to next Monday, when as much as I'd love to see Jericho win it back (And I am sure that WON'T HAPPEN) I would also LOVE to see Stef gone from the WWF for good (And sadly I don't see that happening either)
"Money's the Same whether you earn it or scam it" Bobby "The Brain" Heenan "Will you stop!" Gorilla Monsoon after just about everything Heenean says. "Welcome to Monday NYQUIL, where the Big boys Play with each other": Steve Austin, in ECW imitating his former boss Eric Bischoff.
If you have time to wade through all of the (TM)s, then this press release is definitely worth a read.
1. This confirms the creation of additional PPVs.
2. Raw's top stars are listed as Ric, UT, Kane and the nWo.