Originally Posted by The Cynical Miracle
Does anyone else agree that the Orton V McMahon family feud is one of the most overrated and stupid story lines in the PG era.
So Orton punts Vince. The segment had great heat and all was fine. Then they have the 40 year old, podgy non wrestler Shane McMahon single handidly beat up all of Legacy the next Raw making them all look like geeks, totally making the storyline non believable and taking away the heat Orton had on him.
Then theres other stupid shit like HHH breaking into Ortons home and basically getting his revenge, which cripples the hype of seeing HHH finally getting his hands on Orton at WM because, well, he already made him pay.
Then theres other cartoon shit like HHH chasing Orton around the arena with a big hammer which made it look like some goofy Loony Tunes shit and not the heated rivalry they were going for.
And theres the awful WM main event match they had with HHH getting revenge.... again while handicapping what could of been the biggest mega heel in Raw history.
Silly storyline is silly.
They made a lot of stupid decisions to say the least. As you pointed out, Orton being beat at WM (thus killing his chance of becoming a bigger star and mega heel) as well as Shane being made to look so dominant with the stupid air punching are just some of the problems. But I think it was great otherwise. The involvement of Stephanie also made it feel a lot more intense and heated as did the home invasion which I find to be one of the funniest things ever. And let's be honest, HHH didn't really make Orton "pay" in that segment since police came and took him almost as soon as he was able to start his beatdown on Orton.
And even though their WM match was underwhelming, I'm satisfied with it because Orton got his well deserved accomplishment of closing a Wrestlemania show.