Re: WWE 2006 & Beyond by DDMac
WWE: RAW - September 25, 2006 – Review
~ Edge was pretty much in the character. You captured Edge’s intensity and the character well. Enjoyed this promo. However, the length seemed a bit short to be honest with ya. Apart from that, it was a good way to kick off the show. It leaves us to a surprise of whether Edge will come back or not. But I predict that he will come back and with a bang!
~ Interesting backstage segment there with the Rated R Army. I really don’t like this stable, hope you do something with this and just leave Lita and Edge alone. Others don’t suit in with them.
~ Estrada was good with the microphone, and he truly put over Umaga as the moster. Not sure that he’ll go for the WWE Championship just yet. Still a long way to go for it. Umaga squashes Haas and then proves Estrada’s statement a bit that he’s going for the WWE Championship. But I’m not sure with this one.
~ JBL did not hype up the main-event because he did not talk about Chris Benoit. So, no. Anyway, he did hype his feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. JBL was right in character in this promo, but it looked like the same ‘ol JBL promo.
~ After winning the championship, Carlito retains it and maybe proves that he’s gonna have this title for a long, long time. What good is that the Rated R Army is breaking soon. Nitro, Ken, and Melina are not on the same page, and I just hope that this Rated R Army breaks. A program between Nitro, Melina, and Ken is starting. It could be interesting.
~ Surprisingly, Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak did not win the Tag Team Battle Royal, which I predicted. AMW’s win is also nice. I know that Luther and Jindrak’s team was eliminated in last, but the build-up, which you gave to Luther and Jindrak last night, seems pointless.
~ Orton wasn’t looking in character at all. I’ve heard you saying ‘washed-up’ at almost every promo, which is kinda getting boring. And Orton’s future, well, I don’t know where he is heading to, which is good seeing that surprising factor is nice, but at the other hand, it’s also bad that some of your wrestlers are not currently involved in a storyline (For example: Umaga, Edge)
~ Probably the worst promo of the night. Shawn Michaels was not in character, and same goes for ‘Taker. Also, now every promo of you is like the wrestler will say that the opponent of his put up a ‘hell of a’, ‘good fight’ or whatever it is. It is just getting boring. And then McMahon saying to Michaels and ‘Taker that you shouldn’t lay a hand on each other or you’ll be suspended on the spot was not needed because ‘Taker and Michaels are both faces, and they didn’t even do a thing, so that was senseless. Don’t know how you’ll build-up this feud seeing both men are faces, but I’m predicting that in two weeks, Edge will return and make that match a no contest, and then at the next pay-per-view; Badd Blood, we’ll see a triple threat for the title between them.
~ Match was just okay, nothing special. RVD wins and once again Rated R Army’s team mate loses. However, Nitro coming up was senseless because I don’t think that he cares about his Army now, specially since he’s beginning a feud with Doane, and just earlier on the night, they brawled. It was just like that you were throwing in some stuff for this match. Joey Mercury as a face is also hard to imagine. If I were you, I’d have re-unite MNM, that’s it, the end of the story. And right after it, Nitro and Ken were arguing? Unrealistic because just earlier in this night, they were brawling and trying to destroy each other.
~ Not sure what’s happening with Big Show? And not sure where Big Show is heading to. And that’s another example that your few wrestlers are going to nowhere.
~ Yah, I know you love Mickie. So, it was expected that Mickie would earn a pinfall to get her team the victory. Anyway, this division is also kinda getting a bit stale. Would love to see something fresh.
~ Want me to give you another example that your wrestlers are going nowhere? Yah, Chris Benoit. He’s also going nowhere, he was just invloved to give JBL and Benoit a bit build-up. Expected to see Stone Cold Steve Austin making a comeback because you kinda gave it away. I would have actually love to see a surprise return, but that was just expected seing that this was the main-event of the show. Also, I think that the HBK/Taker/Vince promo should have been either after the main-event or before it. I’m not sure why you had Masters/RVD match, followed by a small Big Show promo, and then a Women’s match. It looks like the WWE Championship isn’t prestigious, which is bad. There is still a lot to improve on. Not a good show, but not a bad too.
**Banner/Avy Credit; Princess Xtyne**