Well, it appears as if it's PPV weekend again, and I
have to say, I'm somewhat less than enthusiastic about
the propositions. At least there's a hockey
For those keeping track, that's like 75% undesirable,
with the possibility of more, depending on how the
Now, on to the shows, and you even get a regular
calendar week this time!
Jeff Hardy/Shawn Michaels vs. Christian/Chris Jericho:
Hey, I love the Canadian Chrises v2.0. But even at
that, the match wasn't all that good, and I don't know
why Michaels was even in there. Maybe Test should have
been, if they wanted to shill the PPV non-stop. I
guess if they are looking for some CONTINUITY and are
trying to work on a WM match, that's one thing, but I
doubt they've even thought of that yet.
Hurricane vs. Nowinski: I'm not even sure why they are
having this match either, but I'll take it.
And here come the long lists!
Spike Dudley vs. 3-Minute Warning: They really burned
out the handicap match in recent years. At least it
wasn't as predictable as when Austin or Rock is in
one. And why Rico gets stuck behind these morons every
week is beyond me. Oh yeah, he doesn't weigh 300
Steiner/Booker vs. HHH/Batista: Bad match, and I hope
the usual isn't happening: give Booker some wins in
meaningless TV matches so they can justify putting HHH
over when it counts.
Rodney Mack vs. Al Snow: *sigh*
Women's tag match: You know, Jackie used to at least
be watchable before getting those 38FFF implants. Just
an irritating match.
Jim Ross vs. Bischoff: It was bad enough when they
teased pulling JR off the air, but this might be
worse. And they way they pulled it of was REALLY LAME,
in case you didn't know that already.
My advice? DON'T WATCH THIS SHOW EVER AGAIN
Raw Thoughts (20.02.2003)
This couldn't actually be *worse*, could it?
Rock promo: *sniffle*, it's just like 1998-9 all over
again. This almost brings a tear to my eye.
Hardy/Moore vs. Kidman/Mysterio: Yes, this will do
nicely, even if not near the quality of previous
matches, it's still cool, and Matt Facts are freakin'
Los Guerreros skit: I know some people just thought it
was "interesting", but hey, I liked it.
Cena promo: Hilarious.
Hogan Promo: While some people out there are solidly
against Hogan, my nostalgia meter is off the chart.
Besides, I'd like to see him wrestle in a WWWhatever
match, and was robbed last time they were through
here, as they pulled Hogan off TV a week before.
Women's match: I know I make the point about women's
wrestling on SmackDown every week, but I wish somebody
would start listening to me. Besides Woody Paige.
(More on that in the next sports column).
Brock Lesnar vs. Team Angle: You had to know that this
wasn't going anywhere, but even from a wrestling
standpoint, it wasn't good.
Chris Benoit vs. A-Train: Even if they keep putting
Benoit over, it doesn't help him to beat a talentless
slug that nobody cares about. I can see people 6
months from now saying "Hey, remember when Chris
Benoit beat A-Train 2 weeks in a row?" Not worth a
Undertaker skit: I liked it better when Kanyon was in
the box. If they're trying to recapture gold from the
Sting angle in 1991, this isn't working.
Overall show: They've really de-pushed the wrestling
over the last couple of weeks, and that's the reason I
watch this show.
Rikishi vs. Stamboli: Well, now 1Wrestling's Scherer
is on the "retool Rikishi" bandwagon. Here's a better
idea. They like to push weight-loss on other
wrestlers, why noy this guy? Even if they want to make
him "Make a Difference" Rikishi again, anything is
better than this.