Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Feb 2007
Re: This roster has the potential to be great and even equal the attitude era.
You could have the best roster ever but when you have terrible writers and a lazy booking policy it doesn't matter one jolt. The AE was full of mediocre guys who were BOOKED to look strong.
There is an awesome episode of Raw is War on Youtube (if you search for Raw awesome show you will find it) but look at the matches on there-
Val Venis vs Albert... awful right? Nope, because there was a story where Albert and Droz ambushed Venis and tattooed him so Venis was after payback.
Mark Henry vs Viscera- another awful match on paper but it was part of a story involving Henry and D'Lo brown and Viscera betting that Henry couldn't slam him.
Big Boss Man vs Austin- Pretty average main event but was part of a wider angle involving Shawn Michaels booking Undertaker and HHH (both corporate members)to face each other that night forcing McMahon to pick Boss Man to face Austin and try to save face.
Let's look at the match everyone was moaning about on Smackdown-
Tensai vs Khali- awful match and yes it was awful because we had no reason to watch it- if they had given it even a shred of context we might of given it time of day to see how it affected the story.
It is the booking that makes the show, not the roster.
Layla, Daffney, Beth Phoenix. What more could a guy want?