Been awhile since I’ve commented, although I *think* I know what’s going on. If I make any mistakes feel free to correct me. Pretty nice way to kick it off with the commentators hyping up what I think is a clever match for Saturday Night’s Main Event. Should certainly be quality.
Starting the show off with Burchill? Seems fine to me. Have to say, Burchill coming out and going for the cheap heat was alright, although after that there didn’t look like there was much point of him coming out, because all he really did was react to the crowd for booing him. Wouldn’t he have come out with something to say? Not saying what he said was bad, as I like the arrogance you’ve given Burchill, but it just seemed like he didn’t have a purpose for being out there up until he was interrupted by Zack Ryder. Ryder’s arrogance was good and all, especially with the line about how the women dig him and him being the future Royal Rumble winner while talking about how he’ll be retiring Tommy Dreamer, although what I found most interesting was what looked like tension between Ryder and Burchill, despite both being heels. A bit disappointed we didn’t get to see Burchill at least have a little bite back before the two were interrupted, but Christian coming out is interesting. Christian was pretty good here in his joking way, but at times he was almost a bit over the top to me, and it didn’t have quite have that Christian cockiness that makes him great. Still, a nice way to end the promo and make for what should be a good main event, especially with the added intrigue of the heels not liking one another.
I have to say, I like the effort in that you’ve tried to make some new tag teams, even if they do look a little thrown together. Match progressed pretty nicely, and the tag team finisher is something different, although I think it would look a little better if Manu maybe even threw Tatsu towards the charging Rhyno, rather than just allowing Tatsu to stand. Still, an enjoyable way to kick us off on the wrestling side of things.
If Benjamin’s partner is Charlie Haas, I’ll mark. Hard. Promo from Shelton that followed was pretty good, although by the end I felt as if it was going in circles a bit. He addressed being ignored, moved on, then came back to if you know what I mean. Still, a decent promo from Shelton, especially when you consider his obvious limitations on the mic.
Not quite sure what’s going on with this Katie Lea situation as I haven’t been following this thread as much as I probably should have been. I assume she’s having problems with Burchill though and they relate to Christian. If so, nice little way to keep it in mind for the people who aren’t lazy, unlike myself.
Nice way to allow Big Daddy V to continue to look good, while not having him take someone out again. I have to say that I also liked that Tiffany gave the jobbers something to fight for so that she’s not simply trying to aid Big Daddy V and give him momentum since he’s against her. Have to say, the reasoning behind this feud is pretty clever and makes sense in that Washington is now looking for his own show, and I thought Washington’s promo did a good job of telling that story, and also allowing me to catch up to speed easily.
Tiffany showing no fear and joining Washington in the ring is a nice little touch, while her portion of the promo was pretty nice. Washington was pretty damn good too, goading Tiffany into the match too, and really using some logic, rather than her just accepting the match pointlessly. Liked the way you went about this. Tiffany’s response was good too, topping off the promo well, and making a very interesting match for Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Have to say, I don’t like Zeke in the face role. He just has such a presence, such intensity that he’s much more suited to the badass heel role. I know you didn’t want to be like the real life WWE, but having Regal turn on Kozlov, rather than Zeke, seemed a much better choice for mine as you get that monster heel. Promo here really wasn’t anything, and it just seemed like a way to get the two on the show without them really doing anything, which is a bit disappointing.
Hmm, a bit odd in that this didn’t seem to follow the usual formula of a tag team match, but an enjoyable match nonetheless. A bit disappointed that you didn’t capitalise on the heat the Burchill and Ryder had earlier, as it looked like they wouldn’t exactly gel as a team, but still, Burchill pinning Christian keeps his momentum going and makes him look like a real threat. The continued teasing between Christian and Katie Lea is interesting too, while it was good to see Shelton get involved at the end, even if in a minimal role. Pretty good way to finish the show.
I came into this thread expecting a pretty good show, and I’d say that’s what I got. For the most part, the show delivered what it promised, and it was a good read. Your promos were pretty solid throughout, and the match writing is fine. My only real gripe was with the lack of anything of substance happening in the Zeke/Regal stuff, but apart from that the booking was solid enough. A good effort, and enough to make me try to drop back in a lot more often.