Canucks_Fantasy wrote:I did haha, I missed the very end McMahon sequence...what happened? I read about it on WWE but it seemed odd.
Pretty sure the headbutt was fake...
They stacked the RAW roster, even with the transfer of HHH.
ECW got shafted.
I was most shocked about the transfer of JR to SmackDown. Raw won't seem right...
On another note, what's up with the Undertaker? Semi-retirement?
Some sort of electrical malfunction that caused part of the stage to crash down on him. Guessing scripted, but haven't checked the latest updates today yet.
The headbutt was real, very real. Not sure who screwed up, but I promise someone got into trouble for that one. Might see something really interesting on Sunday's pay-per-view since those two have to fight. If one or the other is ticked off (which wouldn't surprise me at all), it could be a very stiff match with some real shots in it.
Thought it was pretty odd ECW ended up with the U.S. Title. Losing Punk wasn't huge, but surprising they lost Kane. A little disappointed about that actually, Kane was finally getting some recognition for all his hard work. Now he's on RAW and I'm not sure they'll push him like they did on ECW.
JR didn't seem happy, neither did Michael Cole for that matter. Cole pointed out he had announced every single Smackdown show other than 2 since Smackdown started up 10 years ago. I do think the Foley/JR combo could work really well though.
Rumor going around is 'Taker will "interrupt" the Edge/Vicky marriage.
I am the Reaper of Men, The Chaser of Souls, The Weaver of Nightmares, I am The Heart of Darkness. I now, and ever will be, The Purity of Evil.
Not surprised at the CM Punk/Kofi Kingston push. CM Punk took longer than I expected but they really decided to shove Kingston into the fan's faces. Not surprising as he has the "fan favorite" type of attitutde. After the Kane "flip out" it seems like he'll have a more predominant role on Raw. I'm semi peeved at the inability of JBL to "win" a match. I don't see why he came out of retirment to be a "semi-contender" and he's almost assured a loss against Cena. I'm also semi annoyed at the lack of a push for Santion Morella in terms of actual wrestling, he's getting a lot of air time but he nevers seems to be in any quality matches. Is he still being trained? I know he was a MMA fighter, so he's obviously able to preform...
Also, I was channel surfing and stumbled upon ECW. They seem to have attempted to carbon copy AJ Styles. He looks exactly the same...They also have the same style.
I see he was on TNA previously, but it seems like they're trying to copy the Styles gimmick. Now if they could only copy the "Canadian Destroyer", awesome...
Canucks_Fantasy wrote:Also, I was channel surfing and stumbled upon ECW. They seem to have attempted to carbon copy AJ Styles. He looks exactly the same...They also have the same style.
Oh, you mean Matt Sydal? He's a good high energy worker with an aerialist repertoire but is more of a mid-carder type even in Ring of Honor. I think Sydal's geared more for Dragon Gate where the wrestling is at a furious pace. Speaking of which, you should check out Dragon Gate especially their six-man tag team matches. Unreal stuff. You can search some of their matches off Youtube, but you should buy Ring Of Honor's Supercard of Honor II 2006 DVD just for the Blood Generation vs. Do FIXER match.
I'm aware that many of the wrestling aficionados believe the Canadian Destroyer to be an overrated piece. I just don't find it fair to compare Japanese wrestling with American wrestling, they're both so different.
I also noticed that CM Punk's GO 2 SLEEP finisher was/is already being used by a Japanese Wrestler. Under the same name...
Canucks_Fantasy wrote:I'm aware that many of the wrestling aficionados believe the Canadian Destroyer to be an overrated piece. I just don't find it fair to compare Japanese wrestling with American wrestling, they're both so different.
Well, I wasn't angling for a comparison between Puroresu (Japanese wrestling) with American wrestling. Just to say that Petey Williams and Matt Sydal are fantastic but not the living end either.
For what it's worth, I am a big Puroresu fan from FMW and All-Japan Pro Wrestling to Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling NOAH today. I tend to like my wrestling stiffer than what you'll find on WWE and the matches run longer than they would here.
Canucks_Fantasy wrote:I also noticed that CM Punk's GO 2 SLEEP finisher was/is already being used by a Japanese Wrestler. Under the same name...
Yes, Go 2 Sleep is KENTA's finishing move. CM Punk used to have the Pepsi Plunge as his finishing maneuver in Ring of Honor but it's a dangerous move by WWE standards and truly it is.