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08-21-2011 03:25 PM #31
Also, the matches now seem secondary to the smack talking. It used to be that the match was the entertaining part of a show.
Another thing that they just can't recreate is the amazing chemistry between Jesse Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon. Those two guys were as big a reason for the WWF's success has almost anything.
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08-21-2011 04:19 PM #32
You also saw Vicki recruiting another wrestler to put in her stable.
The problem with tag teams are some of them get so good, that they eventually break them up. Look at Miz and Morrison.
Very few stay together for any length of time, so its hard to really get the tag team division moving.
08-23-2011 04:57 PM #33
An odd Raw... WWE is not AS predictable as before. That's a good thing.
08-26-2011 10:13 AM #34
Apparently there have been some good "twitter wars" going on recently between Punk and Austin and Miz and Jericho. Now, these could be just friends having some fun, or as with Rock and Cena, it could be WWE planting the seeds for a program with these guys. Mania next year maybe have a current stars vs legends theme?
Rock vs Cena
Austin vs Punk
Jericho vs Miz
Taker vs I don't know...Del Rio?
Mick Foley vs ????
Could be VERY interesting. The wrestling at the actual event wouldn't be great, but GD would the build be strong as hell and the buyrate would be off the charts!
08-26-2011 10:39 AM #35
08-26-2011 11:28 AM #36
Also, I think it was a great move to have Kofi and Bourne win the tag titles. The tag division has been sooo weak and I think those guys can give it a shot in the arm. HHH has said the getting the tag division going again is a priority, so we'll see. Also, it looks like Truth and Miz have formed an alliance, so perhaps they'll be challenging for the titles? I will say, if they get those two teams established as legit tag teams, that could set up for the most interesting tag team match in quite awhile. Again, here's hoping!
08-26-2011 12:11 PM #37
08-26-2011 12:12 PM #38
08-26-2011 02:57 PM #39
I think HHH will get the tag division turned around and I think overall he's going to do good things for the product. WWE, as Greg said, hasn't been predictable for the last few shows, which is a lot more than I could say about the previous..at least 6 months, probably more. It's moving in a nice direction.
08-27-2011 11:58 AM #40
Bourne and Kingston are a solid tag-team, and are decent as current 'Champions', but I hope HHH's vision of improving the TT Division comes to fruition in short order. We need 'real' TT Champs. Miz and Truth are a good combination, yet I'd prefer Miz to remain as a viable single's contender and occasional champ.
The Briscoe Brothers from RoH may be coming in time, but what other current tag teams could be brought in to bring glory and proper respect to the TT Division? I want to see at least 6 strong teams.
08-29-2011 09:33 AM #41
08-29-2011 10:11 AM #42
Completely agree with the handling of the tag division though. I was happy to see Bourne and Kingston win the title, because on their own neither was doing much for me and in this role they can likely thrive, but I really question how quickly they did it. It would have been nice to see them win a few other matches, maybe lose once or twice for the title (perhaps getting cheated or winning by dq or something), thus setting up a match at the PPV and a bit of a rivalry, with them ultimately getting the belts. It just seems WWE is in such a hurry with things anymore. I will say though, they've done a pretty good job with the HHH/CM Punk/Nash thing though, a couple weeks without clear answers on what the hell is going on has made for intriguing TV.
08-29-2011 01:20 PM #43
08-29-2011 05:19 PM #44
The rumored Punk/Austin WM match would be HUGE, and would pop roughly as well as Rock/Cena. Jericho/Miz would be fun, and I could see that. Obviously an Era vs Era vibe would be at the core of the event, and could be truly special. If that is the idea, then I'd love to see a formerly great tag-team challenge again for the TT belts. But who? Hmmmmmm, how about the New Age Outlaws!?
08-29-2011 09:29 PM #45
Punk/Nash has been announced for Night of Champions. Really interested to see what Nash has left in the tank. Thought it was interesting he came out to NWO music tonight.
Big announcement IMO was that from now on the Smackdown superstars would be on Raw. The Raw guys will also be on the live Smackdown tomorrow, so hopefully this is a movement towards a merging of the two shows. Would be a really strong move I think.