Hey KOP, always been following this thread but I never reviewed it before, so I guess I’ll start now. By the way, great job on Wrestlemania!
Opening Promo: Vince out to open the show is always a good thing, he is one of my favorite on-screen characters. New GM is a good idea, I was hoping you wouldn’t bring back Coach, he’s so bland and boring. All four names mentioned are people I would love to see be the GM. Foley was great when he was the commish’, Shane is great all the time, Stephanie was a good GM, and well Austin is….Austin. I was hoping you would go with Foley, but Bischoff was a great choice as well. Bischoff saying that the WWE title match deserved to happen but would not was gold. Classic Eric Bischoff. I kind of hope you get a small Jericho/Bischoff feud coming, even if it doesn’t go on for very long. Great opening segment.
Match 1: Jeff vs. Chavo looks good on paper. Two big highflyers always make for an entertaining match. The ending of the match was typical Hardy style, its usually the same. Combination of the three moves, and BAM match over. Good to see Jeff win. RAW gets first pick….Matt Hardy! IMO the more talented of the brothers. Please don’t push Jeff and hold back Matt. Will you be making them a full time tag team? I guess we wait and see. So now both the IC and US title are on RAW? Interesting.
JBL Promo: I was wondering what would happen. I forgot about the supplemental draft. I’m guessing Jeff makes the move over to Smackdown. Everything good here in terms of character. Not much else to say about this one.
MVP vs. Sabu: Once again, looks good on paper. I was rooting for Sabu to win with a big spot, but MVP winning is understandable. Now its Smackdown to get a pick….Carlito. Nice pick I suppose. I doubt Carlito ever makes it to main event status, but maybe a little bit of a push is coming.
Hardy interview: This was your basic interview segment. Gotta say, I like the idea of Jeff and Matt teaming up again. However, you really cant go wrong here. They are both good teamed up or single. Charlie Haas is one thing I don’t like though. Maybe its because I just see him as a lifetime jobber. I guess your going for a Haas/Matt feud here. Good segment.
Match 3: The match gets a bit more time than the previous two matches as WWE wants to showcase their tag division (shock!)
. Quite a shock indeed, but not a bad one. This was seemingly the most entertaining match so far. Glad the Golden Standard’s picked up the win, not a big fan of the Mexicools. RAW’s third pick is the biggest so far. Mr. Kennedy! Kennedy pushes seem to be a big thing in BTB, wouldn’t be a bad thing if it happened in this thread too.
Jericho interview: Maria again? Usually when people do more than interview they use Todd Grisham. No complaints here though, I find Maria easier on the eyes. This segment was much better than the last interview. Jericho is in character. Can’t wait to see who his opponent will be tonight.
Match 4: This one was the most obvious match of the night. The way Van Dam won was excellent and right down to the wire. ECW now gets a pick…Mark Henry…meh. I figured they would get someone bigger with their first pick. Let’s see if he can make an impact on ECW.
Cryme Tyme segment: Cryme Tyme is always funny and this segment was no different. Made me laugh on more than one occasion, but seemed a little bit scrapped together at the last minute. The end of the promo had me losing some interest so it was probably the worst segment of the night, but still was not a bad one.
Match 5: Good to see another rematch between these two teams. This was one of your best booked feuds in my opinion. Good to see L and K pick up the victory. The big story was what happened after! MNM splits up! Sad to see such a great team go, but I see Nitro being repackaged into Morrison after a feud with Mercury. Anyway, SD gets a pick….Charlie Haas. As I said before I’m not to fond of Haas so I don’t see this as such a huge pick.
GM’s segment: I feel the same as Bischoff, Haas wont really effect RAW. JBL disses Eric pretty hard in this segment. Heyman is the best GM of the bunch. He has the best ideas and the balls to go with anything. Battle royal tonight is a good idea, I see RAW winning that one.
Match 6: Using Dreamer to job
. I like Dreamer, I think you could have found somebody worse for him to beat up. So Smackdown! Will get another pick…Umaga! Good idea, giving him some fresh feuds on Smackdown. Umaga joining Undertaker signals the feud continuing I hope.
Match7: Well at first I didn’t bother reading this after I saw the match-up of the two competitors. I figured Orton would destroy Balls and win…well he destroyed Balls and lost. ECW gets a pick. Hopefully its bigger than ECW’s first pick….and it is! Kane is extreme! ECW is indeed the land of monsters now. Wonder where you’re going with this.
Edge/Christian segment- This segment was a little lacking for me but I cant seem to find out why. Edge saying HBK is not in the battle royal pretty much signals he is in the battle royal. I hope to see the HBK/Edge feud continue, as it is a dream feud for me.
Match 8: I don’t really read Divas matches…but Jillian pinning Beth! What a shock! I can’t tell if this is a push for her or a foreshadowing of Beth’s demise. Smackdown! Gets another pick…WOOO! I want Ric to be used good wherever he goes, and maybe even pick up a 17th title reign. Probably won’t happen but I guess you never know.
Match 9: RAW winning was not a surprise for me, as Smackdown! Has had many picks tonight. One thing that did surprise me was Cena eliminating Kennedy. A feud between them would be good. Also Shawn interfering is only a good thing. As I said, I hope to see their feud continue. RAW gets two picks….Batista! That’s got to be the biggest pick of the night. Smackdown is a little bit short on main eventers now though…Undertaker!! Wow! That’s the shock of the night for me. It makes RAW’s roster stacked, but it also seems like Smackdown’s young talent will get a chance to shine and become main event status.
Overall: Great show KOP. There was a lack of promos, but as you said, you wanted to focus on the draft. That’s what WWE does IRL anyway. I’ve read three or four draft show but I have to say this was the most shocking. Cant wait to see how Undertaker gets used on RAW, and if the Edge/HBK feud will continue for at least one more match.