Re: WWE 2006 & Beyond by DDMac
WWE: Friday Night SmackDown -- Review
Let me say this, John Cena vs. The Undertaker for WrestleMania would be amazing, and I absolutely love how this feud has started with Cena first asking an apology from 'Taker, but then screwing him. Onto the promo now, it was a very fresh promo as well. The whole John Cena's character was pretty good, and him making the points on why he screwed The Undertaker were good as well. I thought that the promo finished on the 'come get some' word, but now I realise that it was just a pre-promo. Nice pre-promo with John Cena. Length, characters, flow, and everything else was just perfect.
Onto the first match of the night now. The match itself was explained briefly, and the encounter between Sabin and John Cena were unique, yet good. The Undertaker's appearing, and costing Cena a match against Chris Sabin wasn't a suprise though because I already guessed that scenario. But yeah, this win for Sabin would be huge for him, and that's for sure. And the part with Cena, after the commercial break, was indeed good to add some more hype to their feud.
Very interesting promo to say the least here with King Booker and his 'Court'. By the looks of this promo, it looks like that the end of King's Court is not too far way. It might be tonight, but let's see.
Mark Henry completely squashes him, and that's good to build him up, but the aftermath was a good idea, as you didn't have Kane and Henry getting into each other's face, and starting a messy brawl. Good to see that both of these man didn't look weak after this segment. One thing, Kane vs. Henry won't be a good wrestling contest, but it sure as hell would be interesting and entertaining.
Well, when I started reading your thread, TNA guys in this BTB didn't really appeal me, but now, after reading this promo, I sure as hell like them. Believe me, It's rare that someone gives that much concentration on the cruiserweight division, and it's good to see you giving it. I thought that this would just be a short promo, but I was wrong, and in fact, it was one hell of a promo. Daniels was at his best, and you kept the flow in it perfectly as well. Great promo, and it's a nice idea for him to challenge any former Cruiser/Light Weight Champion from any company. Let's see who it turns out to be.
The Hooligans pick up a victory, and now get to face The Hardy Boyz for the tag team titles at No Way Out. Whoa, the aftermath! I mean, the aftermath was phenomenal. It's good to see you adding your focus to the tag team division as well. Believe me again, it's rare that we see someone adding that much focus to this divison as well. Yeah, that's right. By the way, by the looks of the aftermath, it looks like The Hardyz turned heel, and that was indeed a shocker to me. The destruction from The Hardyz to The Hooligans after the match was needed to hype their match, which I guess will be a Ladder Match, right-o? Anyway, listen something interesting my friend, in my thread, The Hooligans are currently heel, whilst The Hardyz are faces.
What do I have to say? Another great promo. The starting when Angle appeared was not that much best, but then it picked up, and the intensity showed by Kennedy (Which I didn't expect) and Kurt was truly phenomenal. I absolutely loved this promo. You've got a damn good feud between these two wrestlers, and it sure as hell would be interesting to see who takes the victory at No Way Out, and heads on to WrestleMania for the main event. I expect a double countout or something like that so both men get in their. Let's see though. Awesome promo by the way. Probably the best from you I've ever read (Expect the HBK promo from the World Cup though).
I liked how this segment between Ric and Flair was kept short because in fact, it needed to be short, and that's only because we've already had two fantastic promos, and now the wrestling should do the talking (And we get the official contract signing later on as well). And through this promo, I know that they talked a little about The Rock, but whatever they said, definitely added some hype to their match.
Umm, this match was fine, but to be honest with you, I didn't expect William Regal and Finlay to win (Even though using the heel tactics) because I was early predicting The King's Court to break apart, but that wasn't the case here, and a good surprise nonetheless. Poor Mysterio and Chavo though (I believe someone from these two will face Daniels for the CW Title at No Way Out, but I could be wrong though).
And now onto this match, just when it looked like Bobby Lashley would be taking the win (By pinfall), William Regal comes out of nowhere, and adds the DQ finish to it. The aftermath was interesting though, with Lashley showing his dominance and taking down everyone. By the way, the part from Mysterio and Chavo was good, and now I don't think they'll be facing Daniels for the CW Title at No Way Out.
I loved the idea of Coachman appearing, and then insulting Steph and her brand, and at the same time, hyping Kurt Angle's decision, and Monday Night RAW. This little confrontation between these two have kept me interested, and now I'll be seeing what happens on RAW. Yep, RAW's got my attention.
You know, I liked every announcement of it. Ladder Match between the tag team champs and the number one contenders looks good, Cena vs. Sabin looks fresh and I do expect 'Taker to appear once again on the show (After Cena does something to him on RAW, only to leave a reason for 'Taker to interfere). Six Man Tag Team Elimination Match is just okay, nothing special, and Kane vs. Mark Henry will be okay as well.
I really liked reading Flair introducing Batista, and then the Batista part was also good, with him ranting on The Rock, and ranting on The Rock's run as an actor in Hollywood. The Rock's part was good, but I needed to read more from them. The content was there, but I needed some more quality to consider it as an awesome promo. Believe me, Kennedy/Kurt promo is the best promo of the night. But anyway, the last spot: I mean, The Rock destroying Flair through the table was a good choice because Batista shouldn't have take that since he's the champion, and his credibility would have been destroyed.
Overall, an amazing show, and I was truly entertained with this one. I now realize that whatever Forever Delayed said was indeed right. I don't know why, but your promos attract me to this BTB. Your writing style is fresh, and the promos are freakin' amazing. Awesome show my friend. One of the best I've read in a few months, and that's for sure. Bank on it!
WWE: Monday Night RAW -- Review
Looked like a good way to kick off RAW to me. It surely would have been a fast paced match, and 'fast paced' matches are always good to start the show with. Ken Doane picking up the victory makes me believe that you might give him a push somewhere in the future, which will be good seeing that you are already building him through this RKO Army.
JBL's words were strong, but I highly doubt he'll be able to beat Shawn Michaels, but I could be wrong though. So... let's just wait and see, right? Right. Kurt Angle's here on Monday Night RAW, and something fresh will happen... and that's for sure! It's just a matter of time for me to not lose my patience. Lol.
I would've not liked seeing Big Show alone, but seeing that you've aligned him with Paul Heyman -- I like him now. It's definitely good for him, and by the looks of this promo, it looks like that Paul Heyman and Estrada have agreed on proposal, but the things could go wrong.
Great demonstration showed by Victoria, and by the way, even though this was almost a six minute match, I liked it, and that's only because once again you wrote it briefly, which entertained me.
Poor Mickie though who now seems to be in danger.
Shawn Michaels might get a chance to headline WrestleMania, but I somewhat remember that Edge first had his Rated RKO Army that screwed him, and eventually became RKO Army. So I believe Edge becoming a number one contender, and headlining WMania would be common sense.
Interesting meeting between Coachman and Kurt Angle here, but Angle wants someone to be with him to take care of Austin, and Angle's going to ask Luther to come? That's good, but let's see how the things turn out to be in that promo.
Michaels advancing is good, but just like Renegade, I'm also wondering where will JBL go from here now. Whoa, now this match was interesting. Edge beats The Big Show, but thanks to Shawn Michaels, who will face Edge next week, right? Interesting way to hype their match for the next week. Orton's interruption was out of nowhere though so that was a nice surprise, and the unstopabble team of Umaga and Big Show looked superb here, with them taking out Edge and Michaels with ease.
Umm, this promo was good, but not better than the one you had between Kurt and Kennedy at SmackDown. Kurt Angle was superb, and once again the intensity was showed. Austin was just okay, but the aftermath really made me excited, with Luther Reigns coming out to help Angle, but then KENNEDY coming out to save Austin. I get now. Kennedy will face either The Rock or Batista at WMania, and Austin will face Angle.
**Banner/Avy Credit; Princess Xtyne**