Abyway(s), I'm getting confused. SmackDown is getting
WORSE while RAW is getting better? Somebody tell Vince
that it's not a crime to have 2 good shows on at a
I actually have an idea on how they could re-work WM
and solve a lot of their problems simultaneously. (Did
I mention I'm going?). More on that later this week.
And just remember: You CANNOT summarily fire somebody
just because they do the DUMBEST MOVE IN ALL OF
Matt Hardy/Shannon Moore vs. Benoit/Rhyno: The
wrestling was okay, but it was kinda short. But hey,
Rhyno was there, and that's worth something. But I
seem to recall saying something about Hardy jobbing to
heavyweight wrestlers after winning the CW belt. Oh
wait, he was doing that before.
Angle vs. Kendrick: I'm a sucker for these challenge
matches. Nowhere near as famous as the Dustin Rhodes
vs. Ted DiBiase match from late 1990, though. Yeah,
for all of you who thought Dustin was in WCW before
the WWF are sadly mistaken. Also, check out Rumble 91
and see if you can spot Shane Douglas :)
Lesnar vs. Team Angle: I've seen better, but at least
the blowoff was kinda hot...
Noble/Nidia vs. Funaki/Wilson: Normally, any Funaki
match is good. But just like handicap matches and the
6-man tag, the mixed tag has been WAY overdone.
Nunzio vs. Eddie: Just kind of there, and anything
that involves Rikishi going over is pretty much
Backstage skits: These are just getting irritating,
especially with the McMahons as the stars.
UT promo: Just plain bad, and if this is going to set
up UT/Jones vs. Show/A-Train, I may sell my WM ticket.
Or use this match as a bathroom break.
Final Analysis: Although Angle and Edge are hurt, they
still have more than enough firepower to have some
great matches. Which hasn't been happening lately.
More wrestling, less Stephanie, less skits.
Raw Thoughts (03.3.2003)
I have nothing interesting to note here that I am
going to mention later :)
All Rock, All the time: Man, his promos are just GOLD,
and he's even wrestling better now as a heel than as a
face (eg: the posing before he drops the people's
elbow). I know he didn't wrestle this week, but he's
wrestling next week, so there's at least one thing to
look forward to. And his entrance still kicks ass. I
love the full-screen effect.
Jeff Hardy vs. Christian: Only by default, since it
was the best match on the show. Could have been better
Kane/RVD vs. Dreamer/Snow: Normally, I'd be in favor
of anything that gets Show and Dreamer out there, but
they just try and do comedy matches instead of
serious, and it doesn't help anything. At least they
could have turned Rob, which had a whole week to
build. Isn't that enough.
Overall Wrestling: It wouldn't be so bad it they were
using it to promote actual angles, but the matches
just seem pointless these days.
Bad wrestling + angle development = good
Good wrestling + no angle development = good
Good wrestling + angle development = good
Bad wrestling + no angle development = BAD
Steve Austin return: Man, they could have done good
with this, but instead they do something confusing and
Booker T vs. Steiner: The only thing that saved this
dog was the fact that Booker went over.
Booker T promo: Like you should have to ask why this
was bad. You only need 3 letters.
Final Analysis: Sometimes they show signs of turning
the corner, but then they roll out shows like this