Re: WWE 2005: Raising the Bar.
Hope to have a Smackdown preview up in a few days. Just some news and notes here for now. Any more Raw feedback would be appreciated greatly and returned. imac I really appreciate the review there, hope to continue improving.News and notes
wwe.com has revealed today that a number of Smackdown superstars have been released from their contracts. Jesus, The Dicks, Vito, Kenzo Suzuki and Akio have all been let go with the higher ups believing a lot of deadwood needed to be cut, especially on the Smackdown side as their roster has far outweighed Raw’s for a while now.
Following on from Monday’s Raw, it is believed Ric Flair will return BEFORE Vengeance to confront Christian. It had been expected that Flair stay off TV until the PPV but it is now thought that Flair will be back on Raw in a couple of weeks time to confront Captain Charisma in what is becoming a very heated feud.
Also on the Raw side of things and officials have been impressed with Edge’s recent work as MITB holder and believe that his feud with Chris Jericho has really helped him kick on. A lot of officials have been very pleased with the way a number of superstars have got integrated in the main event including Edge, Jericho, Triple H, Batista, the Arabian Entity and the World’s Greatest Tag Team. It’s believed that having all these rivalries coming across one another is giving the show a nic, chaotic, unpredictable feeling.
The Shawn Michaels/Eric Bischoff program really got going this Monday on Raw with a big match up now set for Vengeance and it’s believed that this is going to be a long running feud between the General Manager and the Heartbreak Kid. The Michaels/Angle feud is dead in the water for now however it is believed a rematch is pencilled in for sometime in the future, but all possible ventures have been ruled out for now as both men have moved on to new pastures.
On the Smackdown side of things, John Cena has been praised for his conduct since becoming WWE champion and it’s believed he is set for a lengthy reign as champion to establish himself as a top guy in the company. Cena’s next feud is set to be determined this Friday night on Smackdown and many believe that Kurt Angle is the man to step up and face Cena.
And on a final note, it is expected that after being defeated by Randy Orton at Judgment Day, The Undertaker will take a small amount of time away from the ring, if not television in general to clear up a few bumps and niggles that have hampered him since before Wrestlemania.