Sorry for the lateness, buddy.
Explosive way to kick off SmackDown, man. For the first time ever; someone actually managed to entertain me with a Batista promo. The Undertaker was just alright, but Batista looked too strong in this promo. With just three days before SmackDown’s first pay per view of the year, I think that the promo was designed to make sure that ‘Taker and ‘Tista are gonna have some miscommunications in the main event tonight, and to hype their huge clash which is gonna happen at No Way Out. Nice way to cap off this promo too, with the security guys finally managing to break the messy brawl between these two contenders. Strong promo. Loved it. And I got entertained.
Awesome match to kick off the action too. William Regal looked tough here, whilst Super Crazy did his job solidly to make the match good too. The ending was booked well to further more hype the Mexicools vs. Bluebloods match for No Way Out, and I’m glad that Paul Burchill had to help Regal. That just made Mexicools keep their credibility alive, and at the same time; it gained The Bluebloods some good heel heat. Looking forward to their tag match at No Way Out, buddy.
Hehe. Nice promo again. I actually imagined the “Holla holla holla” part of Teddy, and it made me laugh. He’s so entertaining. MNM looked good too. I’m glad that you’re actually putting a good effort to hype the main event of tonight’s show. I’m pumped up for the main event!
Okayish promo here between the Cruiserweight Champ, Kash, and Noble. I found Kash entertaining here more than Jamie Noble to be honest. I know you’re a huge mark of Kid Kash, and he’s my favorite cruiserweight too. The promo itself was a good way to hype the cruiserweight title match that is set to happen at No Way Out, and I’m looking forward to what the other cruiserweights (including Noble) have what role on tonight’s show?
Another intriguing match up that excited me a lot. I liked to see Jamie Noble get the pinfall to cap off this match. It makes me feel that we’d se seeing Jamie Noble vs. Kid Kash for the CW title at WrestleMania. I don’t think that Kash would lose the title at No Way Out. So yeah, Noble vs. Kash for WrestleMania would be awesome. The feud is building up nicely, but there is a lot of predictability. Gonna do something about the predictability. But other than that; it was an awesome read, and the aftermath was entertaining too, with Kash and Noble having an intense staredown.
Serious promo by Randy Orton here before No Way Out. Orton was right in character, and his wordings were good too, but the flow wasn’t 100% right there. Eric Bischoff’s part was played well, and you successfully made him look like an “evil”. I’m really not sure as to what’s gonna happen at No Way Out. That’s not predictable, and it’s good to have some surprise. The promo could’ve been more in length though, but other than that; it was good to hype Orton’s role at No Way Out.
You’re a HUGE mark of Kennedy. Everyone knows it. Anyway; the introductions by Kennedy before this match up were done in a nice way. I smirked when Ken said “tubby” to Chimmel. That was perfect cockiness. He was right in character.
Onto the match now; I was actually expecting that either Ken or Booker will screw Mysterio, but I was wrong. Good surprise there. And I like how you portrayed Simon Dean in this match up too. The match itself didn’t look squash to me. And, the aftermath was done perfectly. The emotion of explained from the fans, the cockiness from KK was portrayed nicely, and Chavo’s surprise run in for kept perfectly. The tag team match then getting announced was fair, but I don’t like how you’ve got 3 tag team matches for No Way Out. The stipulation in that match about the number one contender to the US title is nice though.
You’re awesome at delivering promos, Jonathan. This was an awesome promo, and Paul Heyman, as always was spot on. Length, flow, and everything else was fine. Lashley’s expressions were also explained nicely. The build up to the impending match between Lashley and Undertaker for WM is getting a great hype. And I’m sure that when the time of WM comes around, this will be one, if not, THE biggest feud of your thread. Awesome promo. <3
Hmmm. I like how you had Lashley look strong firstly after defeating HH, and then turning in a matter of seconds, making Finlay earn some momentum before No Way Out. I LOVE how you’re hyping EVERY match for No Way Out.
Great hype for JBL (And for the ‘impeding’ match between JBL and Flair for WM too). This promo was great too. JBL was in character, the flow was good, the length, and the finish was good too. Loved the rant by JBL on Ric Flair. When you firstly had Flair’s music hit, I was actually expecting Flair to come out, but then when I read JBL is actually dressed like Flair; I laughed my ass off. Yep, it would be sooooo funny to watch JBL do like that. You have some great feuds building up for WrestleMania, man. Anyway, Matt Hardy then comes out, and gets destroyed by one of my favorite mic worker of all time, JBL! Great promo, and the attack of Orlando Jordan, and JBL on Matt was great. Loved how you explained JBL putting Matt up in Flair’s finisher.
Okayish promo here. Nothing special, but just okay. Decent enough to hype the main event.
Awesome main event. The miscommunications between The Undertaker and Batista were explained with perfection, and the way MNM gained advantage in the early and middle part of this match up was nice. Ending of this match was great too, with The Undertaker and Batista once again trying to brawl, but Mercury comes in, attacking both with steel chairs, ending the match with DQ. Glad to see LonDrick coming up for Batista and The Undertaker’s aid (Btw, LonDrick vs. MNM is the only feud/match that hasn’t got the ‘real’ hype). Anyway; it was a strong way to cap off a solid show too, with Batista looking stronger than The Undertaker. Great show.
Predictions for No Way Out
World Heavyweight Championship:
vs. The Undertaker
WWE Tag Team Championship:
MNM © vs. The Hooligans
Cruiserweight Championship; Open Invitational:
Kid Kash ©
vs. Jamie Noble vs. Funaki vs. Juventud vs. Shannon Moore vs. Nunzio vs. Scotty Too Hotty vs. Nunzio
vs. John ‘Bradshaw Layfield
Tag Team Match:
U.S. Champion Booker T and Mr. Kennedy
vs. Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero
Tag Team Match:
vs. The Mexicools
1. Which match will be chosen to open the PPV?
Rey and Chavo vs. Booker and Kennedy OR the Cruiserweight Title match up
2. Will Teddy Long give Randy Orton what he wants?
3. How many title changes, if any, will occur?
One - Tag Titles.
4. What will be the Match Of The Night?
Batista vs. Undertaker
5. Which superstar will make the biggest impression?