Kicking off with RVD. No Triple H tonight means we get to keep the potential powder keg from exploding, and allows the feud to have a little more breathing space, before the two collide and everything erupts. Long promo from Van Dam, in ultra serious mode, before getting cut off ... by Triple H?? Great heel promo from The Game, and HHH sets up SNME match with Big Show, which is classic tactics from a heel, and adds another marquee match for the returning event. Show eventually gets the better of Van Dam, leaving him a little worse for wear, setting the stage for SNME.
Gregory Helms is on his way to WM, but just what is Carlitos gameplan, helping Helms?? Possibly set to help Helms take the I.C Title at SNME and possibly make the MITB match a double ladder match with MITB & IC Title on the line?? Who knows.
Personally, I thought the Bearer interview could've ended perfectly with the 'then you cant live at all' bit, but I think you nailed the weirdo anyway
. Not overly keen on a Big Show - Kane match at WM, but I guess they have to get on the show somewhere.
Haas looking to get the IC Title match a straight up match, with no SS or Haas interference = someone else interferes imo.
And I'd place my bets on Carlito. Hmm, CCC vs mystery opponent tonight. Masters doesnt seem too busy at WM, does he?? Possibly those two going head to head tonight??
Bashams win a filler match. Okey dokey.
Ric Flair is comin to SNME, and he aint coming alone. Really ecited for this confrontation at SNME, and hopefully the Horsemen show up at WM to back Flair up too, even if only for a Double A Spinebuster
Carlito and KANE??? Now, that, I wasnt predicting. Masters helps CCC qualify, but it takes a heck of an effort to put Kane down for three. Looks like he'll get the last word ... but here comes Big Show for the second time tonight. Shocking conclusion to this brawl, with Show not only Chokeslamming Kane from the ring to the floor, but then from the stage through the electrical equipment. You'd expect Kane to be gone for quite a while, but WM isnt that far away, so probably not.
WGTT accept the challenge from Spirit Squad, and it's nice to see Benjamin & Haas back together. Spirit Squad get the better of WGTT, but it's an unlikely assist from Helms, with SS scarpering off. Loved the bit at the end with Helms putting on his shades, and telling his SNME opponent that he is welcome. Lovely stuff
Looks like we're going down the route of psycho Mickie. Hard to see where they'll feature on a loaded WM card, but I'm sure we'll get some sort of womens match on the show.
Great intense promo from the Olympian, Kurt Angle. Great explanation of his and Michaels actions / affiliation last week on SD, making sure he remains a face. Really excited to see how the match at SNME goes down, with plenty of possible scenarios.
Nice main event, to test the alliance between HBK and Angle, against the tag champions of SD, as a good lead in to Saturday. Looks like it'll be business as usual and the main eventers win ... but it's not to be. Edge and Batista with a huge role in the match, adding extra spice to their tag match at SNME, costing the champion and challenger the match, and giving tag champions ANOTHER priceless victory. I've loved the use of the tag champions thus far from your shows, and getting main event matches AND WINS, even if it is due to interference, is still big news.
Another solid show, Legend. I continue to enjoy