back from Riverside County and I’ve just caught up.
I could probably write ten thousand words on what’s
happened, but then who would read it?
else feel bloated?
a brief look at SmackDown! on the Friday
before Thanksgiving: depressing.
as impactful as the RAW tribute to Eddy, but it was an important
show and they showed a lot of great footage of Eddy. The
Benoit vs. HHH match was solid and the result shows that
HHH is willing to do business when there’s a reason.
I have to take back a lot of what I’ve said about
H, as he’s showing more and more often that he’s
a team player and this was good. Batista crying during his
promo was very emotional. This show will also be important
to the history of wrestling as I believe it was the first
show to air after Vince McMahon announced his new drug policy.
it’s not fair to call it a drug policy, becuase it’s
more than that. The WWE will suspend, and likely fire, guys
who are caught using steroids and recreational drugs. There
wasn’t a solid outline of the types of punishments
and the degrees, but they said that they’d help guys
get clean, so I’d suspect that the first set of tests
will be to establish who’s on what and who will need
to get clean. Steroids will be the toughest, but they announced
that they’ll use an independent group to do the actual
and this I think is the most important thing, they’ll
do regular testing for cardiovascular health. Most seem
to think that Brian Pullman died of drugs, but he actually
had a heart condition that was worsened by the drugs. Most
will point to that as the reason for Eddie Guerrero’s
death. They could have been prevented if the guys had undergone
better heart examinations. That will be the most important
part of Eddie’s legacy: his death may actually keep
other wrestlers alive.
see TNA, though I heard it was an OK show.
RAW was a weakish show, though coming from England, it did
have some heat. Sadly, it didn’t end up building to
Survivor Series much, which hurt the show over all. They
started with the Survivor Series team coming out and that
basically led to a parking lot brawl between the two teams.
That was a cool brawl that reminded me of the NwO brawls
with WCW in the late 1990s. That was a good piece that I
Flair beat Trevor Murdoch, which was a replay of the Dusty
Rhodes vs. Flair matches of the early 1980s. There wasn’t
a lot to it, but it wasn’t bad.
It's completely unrelated.
But we owed you something for skipping a week.
Tajiri and Conway
were wrestling when JBL came in. At that point, I was bored
with the show.
John Cena was
on MADtv and they showed some clips. He wasn’t half-bad,
though the writing for MADtv isn’t exactly great.
whose push will come as the drug policy takes guys out of
the roster, lost to Kurt Angle in a very good match. They
did a bunch of reversals and Angle hit a nice Overhead Belly-to-Belly
suplex. The crowd was really into this match, and that was
nice to see. There was a great segment where Angle went
for a Suplex off of the apron and ended up taking a DDT
onto the apron from Shelton. Since Daivari was the ref,
he refused to count one of Shelton’s pins, and when
Angle managed to get him into position, Daivari fast-counted
him and gave Kurt the win. Daivari then became Angle’s
had Cena go around and ask people what they thought about
Kurt Angle. They had him go into the Woman’s locker
room where Candace tried to seduce him. It would have worked
on me. They also had him bust in on Snitsky giving Tomko
a backrub and then came across the Boogeyman in the closet.
That bit’s weird, but funny. He went into the crowd
and everyone said that Kurt sucked. They’re trying
to get Cena over as a face to all, not just to kids and
women, and they came up with the way, but not until a week
They did a thing
where Trish was abducted by MNM during the Mickey James
vs. Candace Michelle match. Candace still isn’t a
wrestler, but no one has ever looked as hot as she looked
coming out for this match. Later, we discover Trish with
Melina and she challenges her to a Survivor Series match
before giving her a solid kick.
JBL and Shawn
Michaels went to a very predictable No Contest in the Lumberjack
Match. The SmackDown! vs. RAW feud isn’t as hot as
it should be, but this was pretty good. The brawl after
was OK, with Show hitting a huge Shoulder block, and Batista
coming out all taped-up and hitting Kane with a Spinebuster.
a good show, since it had a lot of loose ends and weird
booking, but it was OK in the ring.
Series and RAW
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