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Count Anywhere! My name is Chris and it rained while I was
never rains in Sunny California.
SD! was a show that I wasn’t much into much of the
way. I guess starting with a Heidenreich match isn’t
the way to get me into a show. It
was Big John’s match with Mercury that opened things
up. I really don’t get the Heidenreich push, though
I can see that the Road Warriors push is a natural to draw
some money. The match was pretty bad, though he’s
had worse. Heidenreich won with the Low Down. After the
match, Nitro jumped Heidenreich and Animal cleared the ring
making the save, then they got Melina up for the Doomsday
Device. Nitro and Mercury then saved Melina and left the
New LoD laying.
kissed up to the network stooge. Christy and Stacey came
out and complained about not being able to do their Lingerie
Pillow Fight last week. Palmer Canon, which is a great name
for a detective and probably was one of the disgarded names
for the repackaged Chavo, said that he was acting in the
best interest of the Network and that they’d have
a wrestling match later in the show.
Bob Orton introed
Randy Orton, who then did a weak promo. It could have been
really good, but Randy was just on an off night. He talked
about the Undertaker Retirement Fund and then he said that
Rey Mysterio wasn’t a good father like Bob Orton Jr.
Well, at least Bob is taller then his kid.
Benoit beat Jordan
with the Crossface in 22 seconds, basically burying Jordan
further and getting Benoit over as a force. I liked it and
the fact that they seem to be giving him faster and faster
wins will eventually get ridiculous.
and Christy were about to get into their match when Rob
Conway ...I mean Sylvan Grenier ...interrupted. The two
gimmicks are very similar and Conway’s is so much
better. Hardcore Holly interrupted him as he was putting
himself over and that led to Grenier touching Hardcore,
laying him out. Weak stuff.
Booker took on
Ken Kennedy. I like Kennedy’s announcing himself.
I think he’ll be a solid mid-carder. Christian did
commentary and was playing off of Tazz really well. Christian
also said that he had a broken nose. Booker was on the top
rope, but got distracted when Sharmell and Christian started
arguing. This allowed Kennedy to get the Steam Roller off
the top for the pin. I love that move.
Simon Dean was
out and said that Batista used Simon System. I had no idea
that the Simon System was anabolic steroids. Simon referred
to announcer Tony Chimmel as the ‘Round Mound of Sound’
which made me laugh. Batista came out and said that he’d
never tried the Simon system and he drank it down and said
it made him stronger and more aggressive. He gave Simon
a clothesline and a Spinebuster, but then he slowed down
until he had another sip of Simon’s System and then
hulked up and gave Simon the DemonBomb. A really fun little
comedy segment here.
had a match with Paul Burchill and William Regal against
Scotty 2 Hotty and Funaki. It was an average match and completely
unspecial. The finish was Burchill giving Funaki the Shoulder
Breaker followed by the Arm Bar for the tap.
Eddie did a great
promo from behind a fence saying that he’s lost his
family and that Rey can’t beat him because he’s
already lost everything. He was creepy and good at this
you intend to die, you can accomplish anything.
Randy Orton beat
Rey Mysterio in a really solid match. Orton made fun of
Rey being so short, but Rey hit a really good Tilt-a-Whirl
Hurrancanrana. After a break, Orton seemed to be grounding
Rey, using a rear naked choke and then used his exposed
knee to choke Rey. Rey was on defense until he rolled through
a Suplex attempt and got a Small Package. Mysterio then
got a Bulldog. Orton gave him a Dropkick to the gut and
then when he went for an Elbow off the Top, Rey kicked him
and he landed with his face on the middle rope. Orton got
up fast, which annoyed the crowd which wanted to see the
619. Rey hit the 619 not too much later, which the crowd
loved. He went up for the Springboard, but Bob Orton stopped
him, though Rey did go for one a second later, but was met
with a Low Blow. Randy sat Rey on the top and gave him the
RKO for the win.
a great show, but the Main Event was good enough for me.
I had just gotten back from the airport and settled in for
a fairly OK RAW. We opened with Kurt Angle and Eugene going
at it again. Kurt just dominated the match and looked great.
Angle started with a Belly-to-Back suplex right from the
get go. Angle just destroyed Eugene early. Kurt was wearing
a Red, White and Blue mouthpiece! Sweet! Angle hits a backbreaker
for a near fall. Eugene tried to come off the ropes and
Angle Clotheslines him! Eugene tried to even things out,
but when he went for the Hacksaw Duggan three-point stance,
he ran right into an Uppercut! Ankle Lock wins it for Angle
and he’s looking unbeatable. Angle releases the Ankle
Lock after a while, but then puts it on again. Cena runs
in to a great pop and chases off Angle, but takes a big
boot from Tyson Tomko. Wow, that was sudden. Cena sells
it like he was shot.
took on Val Venis and Viscera in a really bad tag match.
The HeartThrobs selling point in OVW was their entrance,
and here, it was clipped. Viscera gave the HeartThrobs huge
Back Body Drops. I mean they were Arena Coliseo main event
type big. Viscera hit a Samoan Drop for the win. This was
five wasted minutes.
Cabana featured Miss Ashley. Carlito is the funniest guy
in the WWE right now and Ashley kept laughing. Good thing
Jim Cornette wasn’t around or the girl would’ve
had her bell rung. They passed a few insults back and forth
and Carlito grabbed an apple. This led Ric Flair to come
out and he used his dirtiest player tactics, including the
Flair Crotch Squish and some finger biting to get the advantage.
Flair then says that he’s taking Carlito to School
and that he’ll beat him for the IC title which would
be the first time he’s ever held it. Flair then gave
an elbow to an apple and then another got a knee drop. This
was a good segment when Flair was around, but Ashley needs
some seasoning to work with these guys and not laugh.
is such a happy girl.
They showed a
recap of Edge and Hardy from last week that looked great.
Matt Hardy gets a wild response when he shows up in Bischoff’s
office. Bisch tells him that he’s got to fight Snitsky
and that the match against Edge at Unforgiven is in a cage.
The Snitsky match follows with Hardy not even having his
wrestling garb. Edge comes out after Snitsky and takes a
seat at the announce table. The match was weak, though Hardy
got some good offense. A Spinebuster gives Snitsky the win
and he has the ring bell and is about to destroy Hardy when
The Big Show’s music hits. He tells Snitsky not to
do it, and he does followed by Snitsky running out through
John Cena beat
Tyson Tomko with the FU in a match that had way too much
Cena offense. Tomko is not the type of guy that Cena should
be fighting because he can’t make up for Cena’s
weaknesses. That said, they gave Cena a big win over a big
guy, so it kinda helps him. Plus, the crowd loves him. He
gets giant pops night after night. They obviously see that
he’s going to raise to Hogan level at some point,
and it may be sooner than they think. After Cena made his
way up the ramp, Angle attacked and beat on Cena to big
‘You Suck!’ chants. Kurt gave Cena the AngleSlam
on the ramp and raises the title high above the downed Cena.
Good ending at least. Kurt then does a good promo. They’ve
built this match beautifully.
Candace and Victoria come to the ring. Candace comes in
through Torrie's legs. That proves that Torrie is the Alpha-Female.
Ashley comes out. The match is really bad, but it shows
that Ashley is working on things. She tried a Sunset Flip,
but it just bombed. Torrie stomped the hottest tomboy in
America and then stood on Ashley’s hair and raised
her by her arms. Ouch. Ashley ends up outside and Victoria
drops her face first on the edge of the ring apron, then
sends her in where Torrie give her that old Face Plant move
that her husband used to use. I kinda like Team Torrie.
be submissive, too.
and Rob Conway have a nice little match. Kerwin Smith comes
out on a golf cart. Lots of good work, especially Benjamin
busting out a nice Samoan Drop. Conway gets a good deal
of offense too and he looks good. Finish was weird. Shelton
his a big Clothesline off the top for a near-fall and then
went for something off the rope. Kerwin then hooked him
with an Open-Faced Sandwedge and Conway rolled Shelton up.
Why is it that Shelton always loses despite getting great
matches out of almost everybody?
Mick Foley, who
recently signed some sort of agreement with the WWE, was
shown at a book signing for his new piece. It looked good
and he said he was getting the itch again. That’s
wild, because he’s now past 40 and he’s lost
a lot of weight. Still, he’ll get great pops and can
always do good promos.
Rosie lost to Cade and Murdoch. This was really good at
points, as Murdoch is a great old fashioned Redneck character
and seems to have channeled Big Dick Murdoch perfectly.
The big deal was Murdoch and Cade using Double Team moves.
Like I’ve said before, any team that does them looks
much better nowadays. Double Clotheslines, Double Elbow,
just good work. This goes back and forth and ends with Murdoch
getting the Bulldog off the Top Rope. Fun match, though
the crowd was not into the Rednecks.
took the Masterlock Challenge. They did the chair thing
and Masters backed off once because he wasn’t feeling
it. Then he locked it in and the thing started. Big time
heat for HBK. He fought it all over, taking Masters into
the turnbuckles, dropping him face first into one of them,
then even did the push back thing that had Piper pinning
Bret Hart back in 1991. Shawn couldn’t escape, but
then he went with the Backkick crotch shot and that didn’t
work. Master threw Michaels down and then hit him with a
chair and put it on again. The ref then rang the bell.
weird ending, the Main Event was a hot segment. The show
was pretty good and I’m hoping that they keep building
this well for another couple of weeks.
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