First of all, I think the commentators are talking a whole lot. Plus, the whole promo by Orton and the words by the commentators seemed to be filled with a of an overuse of questions marks, capitalized words, and just a whole lot of punctuations really. Not really much to fault but I don’t think it really adds anything to the promos just yet. However, Orton’s promo was a good read. There were some lines where I didn’t think he’d say some things but overall, he put over himself well. Kind of glad that you gave him time to give his piece, liking that there were no interruptions. Truly felt like the landscape of WWE just changed with that promo.
Trish as a heel? No we’re really back in the day, haha. Nonetheless, the divas were still pretty good at this time so I can’t really point out anything here. Trish/Victoria feud would satisfy me enough
But I think Mickie or wait, Alex Laree isn’t finished with Trish. Benjamin seems to be in for a good push and I’m all for it. Pairing him with Coach is brilliant. Benjamin has the ring skills for sure so I hope he gets a main event push.
Jericho/Benoit in a feud should be good. It’ll make for some of the better matches but I hope we get a little storyline going soon. But having these two teams already would make for a hell of a tag team division. Hope you make the tag team division great once again. Good promo from Alexis (Mickie) here. She seems to be the original psycho-crazy AJ Lee if that makes since with that skip. The only think I’d probably point out is that there was too much “Trish Stratus” in that promo, but all is well enough.
The comparison Edge made to Ali was a really good one. Promo of the night thus far for Edge. Pretty standard stuff to run down Christian like that. Maybe hoping to see a best of 5 series from these guys, they can totally pull that off imo. Let the war begin! Yeah, this isn’t the end of Jericho. I think he comes back in a big way so I’ll reserve judgment on this for now.
I think this was too much talking from Coach here. I would’ve had him say just a few lines before Benjamin really took it to Kane to sell his frustrations. Good idea though, liking this. So….Maria gets fired? Big deal? Never been a fan of Chris Masters but let’s see what you can do with him. STACY KEIBLER SIGHTING!
HHH was written for decently here. I think he got his message across but not in true HHH fashion. He put over Orton well but made his intentions clear that this thing with Orton wasn’t over. I think the problem is that this promo and the Edge promo are basically the same in some instances. You’ve almost got Bischoff down to a tee but there were still some areas where I think he didn’t sound like himself but I think you’ll get that over time. There it is, Orton with the attack. Expected this to happen and it made for a pretty good ending. Only good things can come after this brutal attack.
Overall, a decent episode. You’ve got things to work on but you’ve got some good things going for you like Edge/Christian, Orton/HHH, and Benjamin. I think that with more shows under your belt, you’ll get a hang of the characters in no time. The first shows are always the hardest to put out so don’t worry about it. Onto Smackdown!