Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen
Hey Legend, I just skimmed through Raw and I thought I'd leave some comments.
-I didn't like the choice of opening the Raw immediately after Wrestlemania with a Tag Team title match. Sure it's for the titles, but the match could easily have happened later on the card. This particular show has significance, so choosing to open it with a match including the Bashams is a poor choice, imo. I did like the Big Show & Spirit Squad attack though. Although I doubt Show is actually going to win the Intercontinental Championship.
-The first four matches of the show (WGTT/Bashams; Helms/Dupree; Carlito/Eugene; RWC/Heartthrobs) were all one-sided affairs really (as in it was obvious who was going to win), and it seemed to me that you wrote them out only to get through the show. I can understand that some matches are simply filler or sometimes you need to put over a certain guys, but FOUR squash matches in one night is simply too many. Also, I think with a big segment to close the show, you needed a bigger main-event than Chavo/Masters. If you look at the show (match-wise) through the eyes of a viewer, many would have turned off by now.
-I really liked the Cena/Angle promo, even more so than the RVD/Triple H promo. Both men were in character, and neither looked weaker than the other. It's good to see Cena challenging Angle for the title at Backlash, and hopefully you keep it clean; otherwise it'll be obvious if Shawn Michaels interferes.
It looks like we'll be seeing RVD/Show and perhaps Trish/Victoria/Mickie at Backlash. Both are alright matches, and typical of a PPV of Backlash's standard.
Overall I was impressed with the big promos, but not that impressed with the matches, Legend. You're an amazing booker so hopefully, next week we'll see some more in-ring booking.