Both of these got the MUTE (OF DOOM), and Woody
started off with -3 both times. But they made my day,
which has to be worth something...
Team Angle vs. Los Guerreros: CHEAT TO WIN. It didn't
work this time. But look at it this way, you can't
lose with either team. I have to wonder how long
they'll keep the belts on Team Angle though. That kind
of thing is good for building credibility, ya know.
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit: Not as good as some of
their previous matches, but I'll watch one of their
matches any chance I can. They really ought to put the
belt on Benoit though.
Hardy vs. Kidman, Noble vs. Mysterio: Not great, but
good enough to keep them out of the other places. They
really ought to find something worthwhile for these
guys to do, but as long as they're not jobbing to UT
or A-Train, I guess I can't complain TOO much...
Hogan/Rock promos: Just kind of there. I've seen
Brother Love returns: I'm not unhappy that he "came
back", I just think he's irritating enough to do some
good. Or maybe that's the nostalgia talking.
A-Train/Rikishi win their matches in a combined 2:19:
You guys know what I think of these slugs...
Raw Thoughts (10.02.2003)
I found a certain aspect of this show to be TERRIBLY
irritating, and I think you know where to look for
Je(ff) Hardy vs. Chris Jericho: This was just about
the best thing the show had going for it, and
unfortunately, it wasn't great. How Hardy remains
somewhat over despite the spotty nature of his matches
and the goofy "glow-in-the-dark" body paint. I know
somebody out there was a little miffed about Jericho
using THE DUMBEST MOVE IN ALL OF WRESTLING, but I beg
Vince fires Bischoff: Well, at least part of this
segment was kinda okay, at least until the Na-Na-Na-Na
Booker T gets elevated (sort of): Well, at least
they're doing something to move him up, at least until
he gets in there with HHH and loses all of his
momentum again...but wrestling against D-Lo isn't
going to cut it.
Jazz vs. Molly Holly: 2 good women's matches in a row?
Look out, because here's the other 80% of the show...
Chief Morley vs. Dudleyz+: I might be willing to move
this up to "good' if Morley's "chief" character stays
on the shelf.
Batista vs. Dreamer: They still haven't really given
me a reason to care about Batista. It seems like this
might be kinda analagous to putting Earthquake in the
4 Horsemen. Just a talentless guy that needs something
to do. At least Quake had some charisma.
JR gets fired (sort of): This would be a good thing if
it was permanent. Although Coachman isn't good for
much more than doing the Charleston, it was a
Kane/RVD vs. 3-Minute Warning: Ergh. This needs to go
somewhere FAST. Because it hasn't been (so far). And
the match wasn't good, either.
The overall show: This was just supremely irritating.
Just when you think they're starting to make some
drastic changes to make things better, they just throw
it all away. I really was glad that JR, Morley, and
Bisch were going to be off-screen for a while, but
then they just bring them all back. They have got to
realize that most of the stuff they're doing just
isn't working, and actually have the Kahonas to go
through with it. Although JR may be one of the VP's of
the company, and I'm sure he's got people lining up to
kiss his ass, it may be best to try somebody else on
commentary for a while.