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Telf

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  1. Adamle gets a helluva lot more stick than he deserves in my opinion

     

    I think his play by play on ECW has improved dramatically since he first got the seat. No one saw him as GM coming and there's something about him that'll make it quite interesting

     

    As far as the rest of the show goes, anyone who isn't named Santino Marella who goes with comedy should just drop it because this guy steals it each and every week. He is by far the funniest character they've had in years

     

    Everything about Raw recently just feels fresh, mostly due to the roster changes but i'd say partial credit goes to having CM Punk at the top. There's so many guys he can work with the raise his profile and taking the title off him any time before Survivor Series would be a mistake

  2. I have to say, i'm a bit gutted to find out about this

     

    I've always liked the bigger guys, especially those with an amateur wrestling background. Whilst Lashley had amongst the worst skills on the roster, the rest was enough to draw me to him

     

    I think WWE did a pretty decent job in elevating him to main event status, all be it perhaps a little too quickly. Without a doubt his finest match was against Cena at the Bash last year

     

    He had the potential to become the working heel on one of the brands. I imagined him having a bushy, Mark Henry-esqe, beard and a mouth piece like Paul Heyman to do the talking. I definitely think this was in the minds of the creative team in where they were eventually heading with him

     

    For me, Lashley was a talent that WWE should have been striving to keep a hold of

  3. Whilst i'm still mincing around studentville, money was much needed; therefore £400 has been deposited by the parents!

     

    Good to see others are seeing Korn. Going to the Plymouth gig in the New Year. They're being supported the rather Rammstein-esque Deathstars so this could potentially be the most awesome night of 2008 for me

  4. Joey Styles' latest column has him taking aim and JBL and his broadcasting abilities' date=' or lack thereof. Styles wrote: "Just when I thought nobody could butcher color commentary worse than Ernest "The Cat" Miller did years ago, along came JBL, tempting me to drive my pencil into my own ears at every WWE pay-per-view." He also added: "JBL spent more time talking about himself in his Foghorn Leghorn voice than he did talking about the matches he was supposed to be calling. While I have no doubt that JBL will one day be inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame as the great in-ring superstar he is, the self-professed Wall Street wizard will not be joining Gene Okerlund and Jim Ross in the announcer's wing." Styles closes his column with this parting shot: "I wish JBL the best in his future endeavors if only so I never have to suffer through him calling another match."[/quote']

     

    Well I'm sorry Joey; but I can't agree with anything you say

     

    In my opinion, JBL has done a better job on color commentary putting over other guys than anyone has done since Paul Heyman in 2001 circa

     

    Styles' play by play is bland at best and his voice is exceptionally irritating. Whilst I appreciate Joey's commentary in the old ECW fitted well with the product, he falls way short of the likes of J.R. in the 'storytelling' environment of the WWE

     

    I know he hasn't used this as an argument, but no doubt someone will in that he couldn't have adapted, to me at least, is rubbish. As I mentioned earlier, Heyman managed it with absolutely no problems. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that the Austin - Rock title match at Wrestlemania 17 was one of the best storytelling pieces of commentary in history

  5. Just a little fact for anyone who cares- Edge won his second World Heavyweight Title exactly three months to the day of when Batista won it at Unforgiven (September 16).

     

    http://forums.pcapex.com/attachments/anything_goes/98d1160771072t-about_the_new_default_avatar-thanks4info.gif

     

    But on DC's point about Henry and BDV, i concur. WWE is in serious need of some old school legit tag teams and i think those two are a perfect pairing

  6. Armageddon was a solid PPV at best

     

    Match of the Night, for me, was HBK vs Kennedy. I was slightly concerned going in to this one that Kennedy had reached a road block in his career as i didn't expect him to win. Although he didn't, the psychology in this match was superb and he actually came out of it looking pretty good. Props to JR for putting him over after the match

     

    Triple H and Jeff produced a somewhat surprising result as i've read that they were looking at Hunter vs Batista for Mania, assumably with the Game taking the title from Orton at the Rumble, so i'm not sure how they'll work that one if that's the direction they take. I liked the part where they slapped each other; but i have to agree with an earlier post by Jimmy Redman in that there was too much Triple H offense. Hunter came into this one talking about how important the title was, but i don't think his post match reactions reflected this at all. The win meant it should have been all about Hardy, but that wasn't the case

     

    One rumour i'm hoping is true is JBL returning to the ring. The ending to the WWE title match was well worked and is obviously set up a feud with Y2J. Whilst i was one of JBL's biggest critics of his run with the title in 2004/5, i turned into one of his biggest fans - he's definately found a character that he can pull off and is 100% believable

     

    Triple Threat for the World Heavyweight Championship was nothing special, but i loved the idea behind using the Major Brothers as 'fake' Edges. Although i don't think they made the most of this in terms of working the both of them into the match, it fitted nicely with Edge's cowardly gimmick

     

    Other things to mention off the top of my head were the nice finish to the Punk/Kane and BDV/Mizark match; and Finlay's establishment as a babyface - it'll be nice to see him work with some of the heels on Smackdown to help raise them up. MVP springs to mind here

  7. The opening DX promo had it's moments, but on the whole was rubbish. Bringing Khali out a having HBK and HHH belittle him was stupid. Boogeyman, on the other hand, was actually quite amusing

     

    Marella is just awesome. The segment with Austin was fantastic and the whole beer truck thing really took me back

     

    Cody Rhodes is being booked perfectly at the moment. Another 3 or 4 months of strong booking and he should be knocking around the IC title picture

     

    Other than that, i can't really say much else stood out

     

    Oh and Duggan and Super Crazy going over WGTT? :?

  8. A damn fine Raw this week, all around (apart from the Diva search)

     

    Santino Marella on the mic is just pure gold and the SAVE_US22 promo's are starting to get real interesting. Fingers crossed on Y2J; I can't see it being anyone else. I expect there to be some altercation between Santino and Austin this Sunday which i'm looking forward to

     

    Triple H and Umaga pull off a fantastic brawl which was made to look legit. Great build for the match going in to the PPV

     

    Women's match, up until the unfortunate incident, was probably the best women's match i've seen in a long long time - and it showed as the crowd were into it

     

    The booking of Cody Rhodes has been superb as of late. Having Holly bring him up is all kinds of awesomeness and the face turn worked out really well

     

    Closing tag match was also fantastic. Simple, yet effective match structure with the heels doing exactly what they needed to do. It's obvious that they're pushing for HBK; but i guess we'll find out just how many fans Jeff truely has out there - either way, Orton is bound to retain

     

    So yes, this week had absolutely everything i look for in a "sports entertainment" show

  9. I wouldnt be completely against Flair getting his one last run for a couple of months until the Rumble to be honest.

     

    Flair would indeed be a nice surprise

     

    Jeff Hardy's name i see has popped up on more than occasion. I myself would hate to see Jeff with a world title. There's no doubt he's over, so perhaps it wouldn't be a disaster. But for me, a credible world champion must have skills on the microphone to make the feud work and be believable. Jeff unfortunately just doesn't have this - in fact, in my opinion, he's abysmal

     

    Umaga is too one-dimensional at the moment without a mouthpiece. Kennedy i don't think is quite ready yet, and it'll take a long, drawn out feud with someone like Triple H, HBK or Y2J to get him to where he needs to be. If it's not The Game, it's got to be Orton - he's got more heat on him now than he has since 2004

  10. I wouldnt be completely against Flair getting his one last run for a couple of months until the Rumble to be honest.

     

    Flair would indeed be a nice surprise

     

    Jeff Hardy's name i see has popped up on more than occasion. I myself would hate to see Jeff with a world title. There's no doubt he's over, so perhaps it wouldn't be a disaster. But for me, a credible world champion must have skills on the microphone to make the feud work and be believable. Jeff unfortunately just doesn't have this - in fact, in my opinion, he's abysmal

     

    Umaga is too one-dimensional at the moment without a mouthpiece. Kennedy i don't think is quite ready yet, and it'll take a long, drawn out feud with someone like Triple H, HBK or Y2J to get him to where he needs to be. If it's not The Game, it's got to be Orton - he's got more heat on him now than he has since 2004

  11. Forget the Benoit fiasco, this is the worst thing to hit WWE for a long, long time

     

    Nobody in the world (in my opinion) let alone the company is a bigger draw in pro wrestling/sports entertainment than John Cena. Even as probably the biggest Triple H mark on the forums, not even he can come anywhere close to what Cena is able to do in terms of bringing in the viewers and selling PPV's

     

    The "safe" bet would be to put the title on HHH as he's a bonafide main eventer. But i still think Orton deserves the push and lengthy title reign that he really should have got when he had the WHT in 2004.

     

    Whilst this is definately a set back, it can be seen as an opportunity to create a new main event star; but certainly not what WWE, or myself, wanted to happen

  12. Forget the Benoit fiasco, this is the worst thing to hit WWE for a long, long time

     

    Nobody in the world (in my opinion) let alone the company is a bigger draw in pro wrestling/sports entertainment than John Cena. Even as probably the biggest Triple H mark on the forums, not even he can come anywhere close to what Cena is able to do in terms of bringing in the viewers and selling PPV's

     

    The "safe" bet would be to put the title on HHH as he's a bonafide main eventer. But i still think Orton deserves the push and lengthy title reign that he really should have got when he had the WHT in 2004.

     

    Whilst this is definately a set back, it can be seen as an opportunity to create a new main event star; but certainly not what WWE, or myself, wanted to happen

  13. Quite a bit gutted about this

     

    Monty was one of the highlights when he was in TNA - he had a great gimmick which was over and he carried that well. It's unfortunate that he never had a run with the belt whilst he was there

     

    WWE never did a sterling job with him whilst he was there. He ring music was atrocious and just didn't fit in with the Alpha-Male gimmick he seemed to have continued with (to a lesser extent)

     

    As long as he returns, i'll be happy - whether it be WWE or TNA i'm not too fussed

  14. The was the best TNA PPV i've seen in a long time. I didn't like the fact going in that Angle was going to be on the card 3 times, but i think they did a great job in working the story throughout - especially the segment with Nash and Angle before the main event

     

    The "fire Russo" chants at the end were completely unnecessary. Having Angle retain was the right move and Abyss was still made to look strong and provide some interest to Banderas' introduction

     

    Good news about the 2 hours as well. Hopefully it'll mean better developed storylines rather than double the amount of what we get at the moment. Also this should mean that they are able to blow off the majority of feuds at a single PPV, rather than run them over a few - Storm and Rhino springs to mind here

  15. Go for Bob, Father/Son V Father/Son could be a interesting Raw Main Event to build to Unforgiven.

     

    Whilst on paper this sounds like an absolutely horribly horrible idea, it's definately an option to drag out what is already a hot feud

     

    Throwing this storyline in, they could feasibly get a minimum of 3 months out of Cena vs Orton

  16. So Punk challenges... again!!

     

    Actually i'm pretty glad this is the case, because any other babyface on the ECW roster would be painful; but i'm adamant he should have taken the title at Summerslam

     

    It might to worth to do this in some kind of stipulation match at Unforgiven. Have Morrison come out and say that after beating him at 3 straight PPV's, he's got nothing to prove so gives Punk the choice of match. Whilst Punk doesn't have a 'speciality', it would be a perfect way to work the Anaconda Vice back in in a submission match

     

    If it's a straight one-on-one match, i can imagine a lot of fans losing interest - much like last Sunday

     

    Other than that, Big Daddy V continues to rule. For me, he is the best thing about ECW by a country mile. WWE just need to look at what they achieved with Umaga on Raw, and simply repeat this with BDV. This, of course, has the mouthpiece playing an integral role; a i think Striker has the skills to do it

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