Greetings, sports entertainment fans! I'm having a crappy day so excuse the bitterness that will seep into my writing. I really enjoyed Backlash, more than Wrestlemania and I guess Vince took advantage of the PPV afterglow, there fore on this past RAW, brought me down to earth with a very rude thud. Well before I rant about RAW, let's see how well I did with my predictions-
Acolytes vs. Bull & Big Boss Man- What an
uneven match. Farooq & Bradshaw are brutal, while Bull is impressive,
and BBM just sucks!... Between Farooq's devastating power bomb and Bradshaw's
'clothesline from hell', I predict an APA squash. ( At least I hope so)
Dudley Boyz vs. T&A - Hmm..the best thing about this match is the sexual
tension between Trish and Bubba. I love the Dudleys- I can't see
them losing to a novice team like T&A. But I also don't think Trish
will end up through a table. I think Vince has high hopes for T&A,
despite the rumors, so I'll pick T&A.
Essa Rios vs. Eddy Guerrero- I really look forward to this match. Smackdown
gave us a good taste of what was to come. Both of these guys are so impressive
in the ring, I'm sure it'll be a highlight of the PPV. And Lita seems like
a formidable opponent for Chyna, so I'm definitely looking forward to these
two women facing off. Eddy has a good angle going so I'm predicting Essa
will win this match. A belt could only help advance him, that is, until
he starts cutting promos.
6-Man Hardcore Match-Although, the Butchster had a good point about Crash
needing that belt more than Matt-after that great match the brothers had,
I kinda want to see either Hardy get it. But between all the participants
involved-Tazz, Saturn, Bob & Crash-they'll all be paired off against
each other so it'll be interesting. Winner? Hmmm...could be anybody's guess-but
I'll say Crash.
X-Pac/Road Dogg vs. Edge/Christian- Geez, I'm
dreading this match because I just have this
Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit- I like how these two guys have been building
their feud. They're both so talented, I really anticipate an exciting match.
HHH vs. The Rock- Ever since SCSA was added to the mix, everyone's
been predicting a heel turn for him. Vince likes a swerve so I don't think
it's going to happen. HHH has done a great job as a heel and most of the
fans can't wait to see the Rock take that belt from him! set. I can see
SCSA costing HHH the title but I don't know where to take it from there-SC's
not fully healed so he can't defend it. This is tough but I'll say HHH
keeps that belt-for now.
Some other things about Backlash-
Was Debra throwing back some brewskis in the back with Steve or has she always slurred her words like that ? And what was the point of her announcing that match anyway? And why did her voice fade when it came to Christian? She kept saying "EDGE and Christian" What was up with that?
That hardcore match would've been better if it had eliminations-6 guys all over the place really doesn't work.
I hear that Vince was very impressed with the Hardys after their match
on Smackdown, thinking they'll add a spark to the hardcore division. I'm
begging you, Vince, don't put them in that.
No women's match? So when is Stephanie defending that belt? And how does having it on her make more sense than having it on Jacky or Ivory? (You can insert your own David Arquette reference here)
Anyway, onto RAW- I was SO looking forward to this show. It started off so well with our favorite blonde commentators coming out to 'shoot'. Edge & Christian were the best thing about this show-their cocky attitudes were really funny. Then they called out someone to fight them and it went downhill from there. Actually it went downhill for me after watching the Hardys job to Too Cool-not to mention the crowd booing Matt after he broke up the Worm! WTF????? The Hardys bust their butts, give it their all and you people pop for a frickin' dance move cum wrestling finish? What the hell? And WHY OH WHY did we have 2 dancing segments? PUH-LEEZ!
Then I have to suffer through Xpuke & Road Kill's posturing about 2Blonde then see Chris Jericho suffer the broncobuster? Gott in Himmel!! Then seeing 2Blonde get the ass smash? And THEN I have to watch Rocky get gangbanged AGAIN????????Oh freakin' HELL!!!!!!!!!Needless to say, I am not a happy camper....... Until next time............
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