Szumi’s Nitro Feedback.
This is one of the very few, and I mean few, threads that doesn’t seem like a total chore for me to read at the moment. You and only three or four others are currently enthralling me enough to make me look forward to the next show. So this better not disappoint or else.
I absolutely love that you’re starting off the show with a match like this, purely because it gives four (I think it’s fair to say) lower mid-card wrestlers the chance to get some solid exposure as well as giving some good hype for the CW Title match at Starrcade. Lol @ Crazy squinting like “el retardo”. That made me giggle. This would’ve been a good match to really light up the crowd and your recap was quite good. You booked it well for all parties concerned. I was wondering how you’d end it because I know you don’t want to have Crazy or Helms look weak and it seems your quite high on the Harts as well. I think you definitely made the smartest decision in terms of the ending. Helms obviously looks very strong but Crazy isn’t to damaged by the result since he can’t do to much about a three on one numbers game. I was particularly glad to see that Crazy didn’t pull a superman and beat down the Harts on his own only to get the fuck beaten out of him by Helms in the aftermath. Speaking of which, the chair shot was no surprise really. Helms looks a million bucks right now, you’ve given the CW title feud some awesome exposure and hype and you’ve made this rivalry even more personal. Great start. Well booked.
I’m not to sure why by there’s something about your shows that actually made me want to read every bit, even the commentary (just for the rips on Tony) which I usually can’t do. I think it’s because I know your presentation isn’t going to be something that reeks of generic WWE booking.
Nice promo from Flair. Short and sweet, you really portrayed his character very well. You put over just how much victory means to him, his intensity and passion were the two obvious highlights of this promo. I don’t think he’ll win tonight, I think he’ll be the victim of a big beat down from Nash because I think Big Sexy will be the new retiree come Starrcade. Sweet promo. I’m glad that it wasn’t too long. There’s a heap of people in BTB that think to have a good promo it has to be fucking long, but I don’t think that’s true at all and you’ve backed up my thinking with a promo such as this.
You surprised me here. This was a really solid match and again it was very well booked but that’s not why I was surprised. The fact that you booked the finish to involve Cal Anderson and Hennig and not either of the other two was a shock. I thought you’d definitely have one of Storm or Awesome pick up the victory and look to build more momentum. Having said that the Corkscrew dive to the outside was a good way to occupy them both. Another post-match beat down? I definitely could’ve done without that in back to back matches but I understand that it adds to the build towards the North American Title match at Starrcade but even still I don’t like it happening straight after a match where a similar beat down occurred. None the less, after this it seems that Lance will retain at Starrcade. Not sure how he’ll do it, but following what we’ve just seen I think he will.
Rey as a heel is a disaster. If I was sitting in the crowd none of what he said would’ve made me want to boo him to be honest. None the less this was still an good segment. It wasn’t all to enthralling, probably because of those involved but it still got the point across with once again just how personal this rivalry is and obviously with a huge announcement. Btw lol @ the call about Kidman having no charisma. Your honesty always makes me laugh. Anyway, solid promo Szum Szum, Kidman’s last line was deep. Real deep. I think it could well lead towards a face turn for Rey at Starrcade.
Kinda bland promo from the Young Lions but at least it gives the tag titles match some solid exposure, so that’s the main thing. Lol @ Chucks fuck up. Another beat down? Jesus. Probably a bit of overkill now man, tbh. Still good hype for the match, but even though this match really feels like a filler more than anything. I’ll be interested to see how much time you give it.
I’m quite enjoying the minimal commentary on this show, as well as the fac that you’re constantly reminding us that Schiavone isn’t talking
Nice promo from Booker. It hypes his drive to beat Jarrett as well as the feud between the two and the match later on. Basic stuff but still smart booking.
Lol. Very creative ending to this match. You booked this one well for the entirety. Both Nash and Flair look strong and they both had their major qualities showcased nicely. Your booking here really does wonders for Hogan’s character, it establishes him as the completely egotistical asshole that he is both in fact and fiction. Hogan comes out of this looking the strongest but I don’t think neither Flair or Nash look weaker than the other heading into the match. They all look very credible and all look as if they could win. It won’t be Nash, though.
Lol @ Tony and the Starrcade hype.
I absolutely loved the way this promo started out as well as the way you portrayed Steiner. You put him over to be a real bad ass motherfucker that won’t take shit from anyone. I like that. Sting trying to rope in Steiner is interesting and i think it pertains to Sting’s character very well but I don’t think anything more will come of the proposal. I didn’t like the brawl at the end, it seems kinda unnecessary because we’ve seen so many on the show tonight. Once again you’ve done very well at hyping this match tonight but while it has the star power I feel it just lacks a little bit of big match feel about it. Pleased to see that there weren’t any Baseball bats smashed over Steiners sternum on this episode
Bischoff and Jarrett were good here. You did a great job at hyping both the title match and the triple threat match as well as simply having Jeff and Eric rave on about how great the New World Order is. You put over both guys characters pretty well but Jarrett annoys the fuck out of me so hopefully you get the belt off him and give it to Booker. I’d be very surprised if Jeff retains although it would be interesting to see what direction the thread would then take.
One thing I like about your recaps is that they’re long enough to get a feel for the match but they’re not that long so that they drag out on different paths to boredom. Booker was made to look like an absolute star during the match until the run ins arrived. The referee calling off the match before any interference even occurred was good too actually and once again and by this stage it’s kind of fitting to end the show, we have a brawl. And what a brawl. The brawl was a clusterfuck. But a clusterfuck with a bit of structure with the respective opponents pairing off with each other. Once again you did a brilliant job in hyping the Triple Threat and the Title match. I loved it. Nash stands tall at the end over Hogan and Flair, after seeing this I definitely think Nash will retire and I think Flair will win. Where as the Booker/Jarrett situation still isn’t that clear as to who’ll win. The tense stare down to end the show was fitting.
Overall, this was another good show. It all flowed nicely. Every segment had a purpose. Every segment hyped Starrcade in a way or another which is just great. I felt you had way to many brawls/beat downs for one show. I think two on the one show is a max. But still, just how important Starrcade is to everyone is clearly evident, hence all the brawling I guess. Your promos once again were all of the highest standard mate, so props for that. I’m definitely looking forward to Starrcade, it should be epic.