Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: May 2003
What is Going on with PTP?!
I'm sorry, but I'm about to rant here. What are the writers and the booking agents doing with The Primetime Players? They are such a rollercoaster team right now. One minute they are on a roll and are looking like they are about to win the titles and then the next thing you know, they are jobbing out to their opponents and left out of important matches. The fatal four way last night made me so mad, because they didn't even show PTP wrestle. The show comes back from commercial break and PTP had been eliminated. What?! Then what makes matters worse is that they don't even have a match at the PPV, when they could've had a chance to win the titles.
What happened to Punk is unfortunate, but that should not have changed the matches much. As a matter of fact, I don't even mind the 6-man tag, but the Number 1 Contender's Tag Team Match should have been a Fatal Four Way Tables Match between Rey/Sin, Rhodes Scholars, PTP, and either the Usos, Primo/Epico, or Kidd/Gabriel. I think this type of match would have elevated PTP's(especially Darren Young's)in ring ability and possibly given them a legit push if they had a good match at the PPV. I could see Mr. No Days Off doing his finisher off of a turnbuckle into a table or I could see him taking some nasty bumps or being a spot monkey to make a move look devastating, therefore making the match look good. I could see Titus, even though not very good in the ring, powerbombing someone into a table.
Some of the best tag teams like Hardy Boyz, E&C, Dudley Boyz, NAO etc. didn't become tag team staples in WWE by being booked the way PTP are being booked and I mention them because I think they have the potential to be one of the biggest and most marketable tag teams today. They have the look, charisma, personalities, marketability, and in-ring ability to become very popular, but the only thing they are missing is a huge match that will elevate them to that great tag team status. Out of all of the matches that took place at the Summerslam 2000 PPV, I will always consider the Triple Threat TLC Match between Hardy Boyz, E&C, and the Dudley Boyz the best.