Well, after a PPV that delivered good and bad, it was
interesting to see how they could follow it up. Don't
forget, though, that by and far, it was a forgettable
PPV for the Raw brand. Not only did they *not* win the
Rumble, they delivered one of the absolute worst
"main-event" caliber matches I have ever seen on any
On a side note, since unemployment rate in Oregon
sucks the big one, I decided that it might not be time
to hang up the spatula yet (I did restaurant work to
get myself through school). I went to a local chain
restaurant and applied. I had an interview with the
kitchen manager before I left, and was virtually
assured on the phone about an hour later that I was
"in" and to come for an interview today. So, I showed
up today.and, indicative of the luck that I have been
having, it turns out that I was supposed to be showing
up for a second interview with another manager. Would
have been nice to know about that ahead of time, and
the only explanation they could offer was that "it was
the first interview that "employee x" had ever
conducted. So it kinda looks like I'm back to square
one.which may or may not be a bad thing.
Here was one of my unofficial predictions that either
may or may not have made it onto the Rumble preview:
"Storm/Regal will win the tag titles back within 2
How did that pan out? Read a results page. Want to
know how I felt about it? You probably know the
section to head to.
Je(ff) Hardy vs. Rob Van Dam: Jeff looked better than
he has in awhile, but.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PUT THE BELT ON RVD OR BOOKER
Randy Orton: I wonder if his rehab percentage will
stall out at 99, especially if they sign him into a
match against some monster (like there are any left).
Just classic stuff.
Austin as "The Bombshell": This one is only
conditional-they should have had him in attendance
instead of a ploy to increase PPV buys, and if he goes
back to the "WHAT" gimmick, I may just come back and
move this to "ugly". And use the Alliance version of
his music, beyotches!
Batista vs. Steiner: What there was sucked. I almost
moved this to the "good" side, but I reserve my rights
there, since they'll probably just turn Orton and
Batista into cheap lackeys for HHH rather than build
their own characters.
Mixed tag match: I HATE MIXED TAG MATCHES! THEY HAVE
TOO MANY OF THEM. I think Victoria and Trish are on
the "better" side, but these matches, and women's
matches in general are overdone and clichéd by now.
Chief Morley: This kind of gimmick has got to stop.
Tag Title Match: Well, this was pretty obvious. And
well within the 2-week timeframe. By logic, I can see
their reasoning by putting the belts on the heels and
jobbing them at WM. If that's NOT their logic, I'm
going to stop watching the WWWhatever forever. Well,
maybe not. But they fail to realize that Regal's
character is DONE. I'd much rather see Dudleyz vs.
Booker/Goldust. In fact, I'd like to see Booker
wrestle for the Raw title at WM. Actually, I'd rather
watch just about anything else than Regal. Pfffft.
Man, this was not the way they needed to go after the
Rumble. Even if they bring Shane-O-Mac in, they still
need some fundamental changes with booking and
character development before this thing goes anywhere.
Comments? You know where to send 'em.