Oh man… it’s here! A NatureBoy16x review, for a brand new show…in Being the Booker!!
Nice preshow, and I love that AFA is still cooking. You really should use that exceptionally popular team to their potential. We’d all love it. And get rid of the Dicks please. You, your creativity, and your teams are better than them.
Loved HBK winning IC belt. Wasn’t that like yesterday…? Damn how time flys.
SNME is on the air!! Nice opening commentary from JR and Tazz, who make sense calling it together, representing their brands. However I thought you said it was in full, which now I guess meant full “weekly show” format, meaning that th opening video isn’t written out, nor are the matches. It’s fine though.
Cruiserweight Championship Match: Noble vs. London
Decent little summary for what would have been an electric opener for SNME. Pity such a long standing feud, and overall battle for London, was ended with such a short summary. Anyway, London’s injury angle is interesting, and perhaps this is a way of keeping the CW Title match off Mania for a reason, rather than just ignoring the division around that time like WWE does. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how this injury sets the new champ back. With a decent amount of time between now and Mania, I could see a tournament for the stripped CW belt culminate at Mania.
Ahh, WrestleMania 2. The first big event I sat on edge waiting for. that kind of electricity will never exist again, at least not for me. And to think, 20 years later, I was at 22 in the same building.
Man, you never cease to amaze me. THAT WAS AWESOME!! This interaction was everything I dreamed it would be, everything I NEEDED it to be!! I have been enjoying this slow build for soooo long. You delivered, with this promo, an in character interaction second to none that I’ve ever read. Austin was so spot on it WAS SCARY!! I mean, from the first line, “an all around jackass”, I was hooked!! And of coarse, Christian was great too. Had to end with the attack; and the rattlesnake will surely answer. All that time off, and no rust Wolfy. This promo = GOLD. Don’t plan on writing too many promos better than that, because you wont.
Trish vs. Lita
I am noticing one thing I do not like, and that is the fact that you’ve refrained from using entrance music, announcing and commentary before matches in this show. Why? It’s lacking IMO. Trish wins, which rules. However, as I told Arjun, if you haven’t noticed, Lita does have amazing cleavage. SHANIQUA IS BACK!! She dominated Trish, as she did the title for over a year. Women’s division just got its beef back, in the form of the big… black … BITCH!!
Hmmm, not quite sure what to make of things here, but I am guessing it’s leading towards a very uniquely booked tag match for Mania, which ironically, it looks like I may also be having one of at Mania, involving Foley no less. But Foley and Hogan? Weird for sure, but unique and different. TBH, following that Austin-Christian segment, this small interaction was very weak. I know it wasn’t meant to be much. But IMO, Hogan and Flair, the two biggest legends ever, face to face on the Return of SNME…? Should have been more sparks flying, for nostalgic purposes. Didn’t get enough from this, as these two can cut golden promos as well.
HHH vs. Deadman Walking
A great addition to SNME. Although the cocky and preoccupied Game costs himself a big win, and surely any chance at a title match. Taker wins, which is good for him, as he’s had a pretty bad year in the thread, with clean loses to Christian, Cena, and Edge coming to mind. Can’t quite tell what the future holds for the Game, but it seems likely to me that Taker may want Edge, assuming he loses to Cena tonight. Taker will need to exact revenge on him at some point, so why not Mania. And then again, the Game may be totally pissed, wanting a match w/Taker on the grand stage, and still losing of course. Certainly should be intriguing to see where you go with these two.
Benoit vs. Lesnar is just terrific as the main event. Pure wrestling will headline Mania. I wish we’d see more of that.
Hart vs. Angle
This will be awesome too. Loved the realistic tone of the Hart video, though I think it went a little too far into negativity land at the end. Good to see that he knows how serious this is however, and good to see you using these implications in the thread, rather than just booking Bret Hart to wrestle “because you can” in BTB. The match will likely steal the show, however, I’d hope you allow Benoit-Lesnar to be a bit better. I’ll predict Hart wins by being the first person to use the grapevine ankle lock to his advantage, turning it into a third or fourth sharpshooter of the match, and gaining the win.
Race Against Time
Great booking here. Lesnar looks good, and then Benoit blows him away!! Up until Lesnar backjumps him, which makes perfect sense, not allowing himself to be one-uped. Once Benoit is ready to destroy Brock, he tucks his tale. Great buildup to the match so far, and a nice unique way to have something go down tonight.
Should be explosive. Carlito does not need to go after cheap heat IMO. Let him be him. I don’t care what anyone else says, that WM video had me LOL. I swear. I am not putting you over, or pitying you. It was funny dude. As good as the others? No. Should it have been the one in the position to air last, and on SNME? No. But it was funny as hell. Only thing that hurt it was that it followed all the ones before it. BAD WOLFY!!
HBK and Rock up next. Good start here, with HBK in perfect heel character, and Carlito flowing with it well. OH man!! Rock in rare form tonight. What a first paragraph on Carlito!! Maybe even a little too much!! Funny as hell though!! Lips on the ass…Olsen twins!! Funny!! What a great short piece by Rock, which keeps HBK from even entering the ring. VINCE MAKES THE CALL!! So, as we all knew it would be, it’s on. Rock vs. HBK, at WrestleMania. It would be, could be, an in this thread WILL BE, huge!! I just hope, I pray, that HBK pulls it. But my gut tells me you’ll go with the Rock.
Hogan and Flair coming back out is good, but again, a bit lackluster. Why not cue the music, and have these two HUGE legends welcomed by the SNME crowd on this huge return to NBC. I mean, Hogan came out during the break…? Hopefully something big happens here.
Christian loses to Rey due to Austin. And WOW, Benoit vs. Rock…? How huge, and surprising. What a match there.
Pity Cena vs. Edge just happened in a cage, and that if you’d have never taken six months off, you’d have done all this before WWE. Anyway, who cares. BTW, I was there in Topeka last week for that cage match .
World Title Cage Match
WOW!! A Repeat of Hogan-Orndorff!! I LOVE IT!! Controversy is key here. Hogan for the champ, Flair for Edge. Orton and the team confused on commentary! Very intriguing going into one last break. Match is restarted. And YESSSSS!! Hogan and Flair get involved. I take back what I said earlier, not necessarily about the promo being weak, but about Hogan and Flair’s involvement! The two legend get involved in the finish of the Main Event, which is more than I could have asked for. Loved Hogan leg dropping Edge, and Cena 5 knuckling Flair. Obviously, I like Flair and Edge far more than Cena and Hogan in real life, but this made for an excellent ending, that the WWE marks would have ate up. And hell, I would have even liked to see Hogan and Cena pose together!! But anyway, Hogan does a “passing of the torch” so to speak, returning to the show he built, and putting Cena over as the new guy, as Cena and Orton lock eyes, and it’s official, Cena vs. Orton 2. And IMO, Cena wins two years straight.
Despite anything negative I said, this was a phenomenal offering Wolfy. It built up to Mania as much as it could being six weeks off, and did a wonderful job of entertaining the fans. Austin-Christian promo wins the “best segment” of the night award from me. The return of SNME was a success in my eyes. Nice work.