Re: WWE: A Strong Response
Heyman Deciple’s SMACKDOWN Review
This was a good way to start the show with Batista coming out then Edge, then Shawn Michaels. I really enjoyed Edge’s role as the trouble maker and just when it looked like all hell was really going to break loose out came William Regal to set up the night’s Tag Team main event which should be pretty damn good.
William Regal – Kenny – MVP
Good segment here, I enjoyed the storyline with Kenny and Chavo and the unsafe working environment angle. I thought that was pretty original and I’m looking forward to Kenny’s match with Ric Flair. Then in came MVP to protest his involvement in the tag team main event, which was good, All in all a very enjoyable segment.
Jamie Noble Vs. Yang
Nice match here with Jamie Noble getting the win after some involvement from the partners Kid Kash and Super Crazy.
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas – Chris Masters
This was good with Shelton telling Chris Masters to stay back there and not to get interfere in the match. By the way the regular guy with a day pass line was awesome.
Ric Flair Vs. Kenny
Solid match, too bad it ended with a disqualification but still it was a good solid match and the ending added more heat to Kenny’s character.
Shawn Michaels Interview
Good interview with Shawn, that gives some nice hype to Shawn’s upcoming World Title shot and I really thought Shawn’s apology to Josh was all a setup to Shawn hitting Josh with a segment ending Super kick but I was wrong. Good segment.
Chris Harris Video
Nice video here and this was a good introduction for Chris Harris and by the video I’m looking forward to finding out if Chris Harris is going to be a genuine good guy or if he’s going to be kind of a preachy good guy heel similar to Kurt Angle in his first year or Bret Hart in 97, either way Chris Harris is a talented guy and I’m looking forward to his debut.
Paul Burchill & Harry Smith Vs. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas
Good match and Benjamin turning on Haas was certainly a good twist.
Shelton Benjamin – Chris Masters
Great Segment, Benjamin’s promo was amazing and really sets him up well as a potential breakout star. While it also set’s up Haas and Masters as a possible new tag team.
Shawn Michaels Vs. Finlay
Very good match, I particularly liked the finish with the missed weapon shot by Finlay into the Sweet Chin Music from Shawn Michaels.
Umaga & Estrada
Good segment with Estrada talking smack about the Undertaker in a great promo and then Regal appears to announce the Last Ride match, which should be good.
Saturday Night’s Main Event Hype
Nice video hyping up Saturday Night’s Main Event. The line up looks awesome.
Batista & Matt Hardy Vs. Edge & MVP
Good Main Event, too bad it ended in a disqualification but still it was good and I did like the fact that just as Batista was going for the Batista bomb, MVP hit him with a low blow. Good for him. What happened after the match was good too, with Matt Hardy hitting MVP with the Twist of Fate and Edge nailing Hardy with a steel chair and then out comes Shawn Michaels who hits Edge with Sweet Chin Music and the show closes with Shawn and Batista just looking at each other.
This was a very good show, I give it a 9 out of 10 and the two disqualifications on this show didn’t bother me because they made sense from a storyline perspective and the entire show was just really fun and entertaining.
It's like 1993 all over again... Mainstream pro wrestling in the United States sucks.
WWE sucks. TNA sucks.
Thank god for Japan, Mexico, and the indies... And the Internet making alternative forms of pro wrestling more accessible than ever.
If it wasn't for YouTube and podcasts I don't know where I'd be as a wrestling fan in 2014.
*taking a break from WWE, beginning October 2014.
Last edited by heyman deciple; 03-19-2008 at 08:16 AM.