First of all, it’s nice to see the yearly edition of Dynamite up.
Obviously the first thing that had to be followed up on was the debut of The Bischoff Brigade last week, so the focus being almost entirely on that angle from last week for the opening video and commentary was a good way to start.
Following up on that by having The Bischoff Brigade come out to cut a promo is a good way to go. Their debut is obviously a big deal, so this promo simply had to either open or close the show. Nice way to show Bischoff’s real asshole side to begin with, rubbing the numbers of The Bischoff Brigade in the face of the fans, before starting to throw his power around immediately, as you’d expect, with the threat of firings, along with the nice little dig at Hogan being thrown in there too. The idea of Bischoff Brigade showcase night is great, as not only does it show Bischoff’s favouritism to his crew, but it also gives them a real chance to show what they’re all about and how they can dominate GWE in their first whole show together. The making of the GWE Title match to go with that is again a good way to show Bischoff throwing around his power, plus it makes for a very exciting main event too. On top of that, the dig at Hogan yet again, using his real life friendship with Wight, was clever. No problem with starting things off immediately either with The Brigade, setting the tone for the show right away.
Tomko getting a squash to start things off is fine, setting the tone for the Bischoff Brigade show with their dominance shining through immediately, while also giving Tomko a chance to show how dangerous he is. Nothing wrong with that.
I was a little surprised at how friendly you had Carlito and Brown at first, but it was a clever way to go, with Brown making the challenge for the match later. I have to say, you wrote Carlito’s goofy side in this segment with him very well, with the things like him rubbing his own shoulder and only just realising Brown was challenging him at the end being things you’d expect out of him.
Have to say, I like the extravagant characters you’ve given to Nemeth and Jeter, making them seem like really cocky bastards. The promo from them was pretty damn good, talking themselves up pretty well, especially when talking about how Bischoff brought them into The Bischoff Brigade without them having even wrestled in GWE, while there was also that almost ridiculous cockiness from Jeter that I liked too.
@ at “TK-Oz, the grumpy Turkish-looking guy” and “his eccentric partner McStoj”. Sounds like a couple of jobbers I know.
Anyway, like with Tomko, a good way to show off some new talent, and really show how much of a dick is by giving his crew some easy matches to pick up wins.
As I’ve said with every show, I’m really looking forward to the debut of The Hart Trilogy, who I think could add quite a bit to your tag division.
Surprised Haas would get a face reaction after his promos seemed to make him look like a pompous kind of guy, but he is pretty damn awesome, so I guess it’s natural that some people would cheer. Not so sure about Haas going for so many cheap ops so early, as it almost takes away from the actual substance of the promo, although I don’t mind his explanation as to why he’s going to be a face in that he’s willing to work to make Haas a household name in GWE, just as it is in upper class America. The hype of the briefcase was pretty amusing too, and I was actually interested in what it was you were going with until Kazman interrupted. The Kazman playing the party pooper was portrayed pretty well, using his dark character to put a dampener on things and make it a hell of a lot more serious. The arrogance of Kazman was good too, with the lines about his air time and spotlight being great, while the contrast in the characters, really showing how serious you’ve made Kazman, was also good to see. I absolutely loved the line that the people wanted to see Kazman “not sometimes, not most of the time, but all of the time”, putting over his new character strongly along with the lines that he’s a “beacon of light” that people wish to see. The stuff that followed was even better with Kazman again talking himself up brilliantly, especially with the “my Kazmania” line, along with the final line that he is entertainment. Haas laying down the challenge to Kazman, only for Kazman to back out of it for a week was good, although the gimmick for their match next week seems a little cheesy for the now serious Kazman. Still, it should be a good match, hyped well here by this segment, which ended nicely with the debuting Haas getting the upper hand. Good stuff.
Nice little match between Carlito and Brown, with the ending really surprising me. This would be a good way to head to Brown/Carlito at the end of the competition I guess though, despite their earlier confrontation seeming to be more about comedy than seriousness.
A bit of an odd way to start a feud here, and I’m not sure I like the pairing of Burke and Gold Dustin because it really shows how thin the tag team division is. I guess it’ll work as filler while we wait for The Hart Trilogy though, which I wouldn’t mind.
Not so sure about Maven being in this role either, because I can’t take him seriously as a deadly heel, but I guess showing both his arrogance and how vicious he can be by having him attack Super Crazy like this was a good way to try to change that. I think I’ll need some convincing for him being in this role, but this wasn’t a bad start to it.
Parisi and Jindrak have always been two of my favourites in this thread, and this was another good promo from Parisi, keeping the issue between Mysterio and Jindrak going, while keeping with the priet gimmick you’ve given him really well. A simple promo to keep things simmering, but I like the way you’ve been going about this.
@ Bucci’s reaction to Mysterio’s secret. Reminds me of Don West and Daniels.
Again, another pretty nice match here, making use of six men being there to create the chaos. The ending was very interesting due to Gibson pinning Kash, although I hope you aren’t breaking them up, because, as I’ve said earlier, your tag division is looking very thin right now.
Hyped for the title match.
Hopefully it doesn’t take you too long to get the three hour show up, because it usually takes you some time to get these regular ones up. Fingers crossed we’ll see it soon.
The ending to the show was simple, yet great, because not only have you established the way The Bischoff Brigade will go about things, but we’ve also suddenly got some much-needed heat between Lesnar and RVD. I now look forward to seeing how this develops, because there’s suddenly friction there. Good ending.
Like usual, a solid show here, Tony. You’ve develop everything well, suddenly got a lot of life in the main event scene, and you’ve also got a fair bit going on in the midcard. The writing was solid throughout too, making for an enjoyable show. Looking forward to the three hour one next.