I know that my feelings were pretty low going in, and
I have to say, at least for the big-money matches, it
was pretty bad. However, some of the prelims were
actually pretty good. How did they exactly stack up?
If you read the SK rants (I know most people do), if
you happened to read his line about DOMESTIC VIOLENCE,
that was contributed by yours truly. It's weird,
sometimes this stuff just comes to me...
Jericho vs. Je[ff] Hardy: Much better than I had
anticipated, but not having Test in there sure helped.
I wonder if they think that getting rid of Test will
alienate Stacy or something, but it's no reason to
keep trying to push him. I'm not sure about the HBK
Kidman vs. Matt Hardy: The wrestling was pretty good,
but this may only be a conditional ranking, providing
they don't send Hardy out there to job to A-Train and
UT in non-title matches.
Team Angle vs. Benoit/Lesnar: Lesnar actually didn't
drag this one down at all, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD,
WHERE WAS RHYNO? Besides, this pretty much followed
the general rule for handicap matches.
The PPV logo: I have no idea why they couldn't come up
with something cooler for this one.
Regal/Storm vs. Kane/RVD: I have little to add about
Regal/Storm that I haven't stated already. Although
the mask bit was cheezy, at least it wasn't more
predictable crap with the knux.
Undertaker vs. A-Train: See above. Additionally, UT
winning with a submission move does nothing for me.
Rock vs. Hogan: The only thing that saved this for me
was the Rock's new intro (and especially new music). I
have no idea why they think they need to keep poking
fun of the Screwjob...it was cute the first time, but
the last 1683 or so haven't been so great.
HHH vs. Steiner: Yeah, after it bombed the first time,
they saw fit to run it again. Bad idea. I know that
some people thought it was better than the original, I
just don't see it.
Bischoff vs. Austin: I guess it wasn't bad considering
that it was probably booked correctly, but the whole
bit with JR going over the top was too much to bear.
GIVE IT A REST.
I wouldn't go out of my way to order
the replay or anything, but if you come across a copy,
just realize going in that most of the big matches