(Bear with me, I've not reviewed this thread all that often, so I'm picking up a lot of things far in
~ The JBl - Carlito feud has certainly picked up by the looks of things, in typical heel fashion keeping the title under any circumstances. Loved the getaway too, leaving his lady friend behind
. And the later weeks savage beatdown was immense, and totally flipped JBL back from cowardly heel, to big bad bully heel. A dual role he pulls off tremendously.
~ I do remember the push of Nitro back in the Autumn (thread time), but I'm scared you're gonna repackage the guy as Morrison. Personally, I'd take Johnny Nitro over oddly bland John Morrison. Do the right thing
~ That also reminds me of the Ken Doane push, which again, gets a thumbs up. Glad that one has stood the test of time. At this rate, he'll be contending Randy Orton for Youngest World Champion. You heard that prediction here first
~ And whilst speaking of pushes, glad to see MVP is making a steady rise on the show too. The Playgirls idea is awesome, and Luther Reigns makes a tremendous bodyguard type figure.
~ Certainly one of the things you do best is make the womens division mean something. I'd guess it's down to the involvement of a certain Ms. James, but regardless of the reason, it's a bright spot of the thread. It means people buying PPV need to look elsewhere for a bathroom break match
. Trish vs Mickie with the roles reversed (I think Mickie is a face
. Not totally sure what the deal is) sounds really intriguing, and I'm certain it wont disappoint when it rolls around.
~ Absolutely marking like a mad man for good ol' Cactus Jack making a comeback. My personal favourite 'face' of Foley. Screw that Mankind freak. I remember Foley & Umaga feuding from September, so to say I'm delighted that this one has built for such a long time would be an understatement. Slow builds rock my world. Cant wait to see those two beat the shit out of each other. Not so much keen on the multi man aspect of the feud - sorta hoping for a dynamic Umaga - Cactus one on one encounter to end it all
. Marks though for Haas getting air time though. Doesnt look like I'll be disappointed after reading the last bit. Tag match done and dusted next week - surely that means we get the Hardcore war at Vengeance
~ World title scene is an interesting one. I just assumed that Angle was #1 Contender after winning the four way, but I was WAY wrong. Five man match up at Vengeance seems excellent, multi man matches rarely disappoint. The build up was done nicely, with Orton taking out just about every challenger with sneak attacks, possibly to get over his fear of who he could face / desperation at wanting to keep the title / being a total prick.
Judgment Day PREDICTIONES~!
World Heavyweight Championship; Triple Threat Match:
vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena
The only way I'd see Kennedy lose here is if you've decided you've lost faith in him as champion, or just had a sudden change of heart. I'm guessing the plan is a long term reign, and it continues through this event. He's been bitch slapped for three weeks, he gets a clean win at JD.
Money in the Bank Contract on the Line:
‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Matt Hardy
I think Hardy might just nick this. I dont see him keeping the briefcase mind you, as I see Flair winning it back eventually. But for the sake of a shock, why not put the briefcase on Hardy for a month. It did seem a little random for Steph to decide the MITB would be defended, as their didnt seem much reason behind it, unless it is to be defended like a title. Regardless, Hardy with the upset, but Naitch wins it back.
Cruiserweight Championship Match:
‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels
w/Allison Danger vs. Rey Mysterio
Chavo Guerrero as the special referee
As intriguing as SGR matches are, this one is even more so. Hard to see just what is gonna go down. I dont see Rey getting screwed, in fact, I think Chavo might just call it down the middle. However, Rey will accidently nail Chavo, or get shoved into him by Daniels, Chavo wont like it, and takes out Rey, allowing Daniels to win. No title change though.
WWE Tag Team Championship; Triple Threat Tag Team Match:
The Hooligans vs. The Carolina Connection vs. The New Breed w/Booker T & Sharmell
Change of gimmick, change of attitude, change of champions. Sure I've heard New Breed somewhere before mind, but regardless Burke & Brown are a super pairing, and will make super champs.
United States Championship Match:
‘The Real Deal’ Bobby Lashley
vs. William Regal
Lashley has never beaten Regal. Time to put an end to that stat.
One on One:
‘The Silverback’ Mark Henry
w/Teddy Long vs. Finlay
Looks like Henry is on a roll as a dominant heel. It certainly helps to have Teddy Long as his mouthpiece. I think he'll have too much for Finlay, and a clean win against one of the toughest guys on the roster will help his credibility for a feud with Lashley perhaps??
vs. Jamie Noble
Seems a bit fillerish. I'll go with the TNA import.
Kid Kash vs. CM Punk
Punk is on the rise, and Kid Kash is nothing but a stepping stone imo.
Triple H returning will likely make headlines. I havent got a clue just what impact he'll make though, but I'm predicting it's cause the most headlines and end up being the big talking point of the night. Putting my neck on the line, rit?