Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: OML presents WWE 2011: Era of Prominence
OML, I hope you don't mind, but I decided to do a whole new post on your RAW. That said, here goes.
I thought it was a brilliant alternative to how the after of CM Punk beating John Cena, and walking out of the arena with the WWE Title that night, actually went down. The storytelling was much more concise, the characters more believable, and you could taste VKM's anger like it was blood from a freshly killed deer. Well, VKM IS from the Tarheel state, after all, as I am.
The exchanges between Zack Ryder and VKM, and Trips and VKM, were intense at best, and showed each what each man can do when given the right script. Sadly, Zack is too goofy as is to pull it off on actual WWE TV. He would need a darker gimmick, almost Raven-like, to pull it off. Hey, it worked for Scott Levy.
The getting rid of John Cena part? Gold. I'm praying for the day Mr. Fruity Pebbles is given the gate once and for all. I know this pisses off the younger pups in the Cenation, but it is what it is.
The matches were well thought-out, and I know we're in PG, but a little more intensity would have helped. And Jerry "the King" Lawler, as funny as he is, makes a brilliant foil for the then-heelish Michael Cole, he with the Miz man-crush and the Vickie stiffy.
Basically, this was a really good RAW. My compliments.
Marking For: Ricardo Rodriguez, Paul Heyman, The Shield
Not removing until...
Mad Props To THE FOURTH WALL For This Crazy Sig!
- ADR vs. Ricardo at WM XXX!!!