Tuesday, April 8, 2008

So -

My satellite remains a POS; I can fill in on some stuff that happened on Raw and my gut reaction to hearing about it, but does anyone want to enlighten me or my readers on the details? Please fill in any blanks you notice to the following.

  1. Obviously I didn't catch the Batista-Shawn Michaels promo on Chris Jericho's highlight reel but I get the sense it was more of the same - two basically good dudes with defensible positions, with Batista sounding subtly whinier/heelish in prep for an eventual turn. I like the idea for this feud. Good stuff.
  2. The fatal four-way setup for Backlash (Randy Orton vs. Triple H vs. John Cena vs. JBL for the WWE Title): I don't mind the concept of a fatal four-way in and of itself as much as some others do - but so quickly on the heels of a triple threat WM main event? With a contender like JBL who really hasn't done enough since his return, nor quite honestly before his 'retirement', to warrant a spot in this foursome? JBL's addition to this mix was sudden and not particularly logical, with little backstory to get fans invested in his involvement, either for or against. Add an already-gimmicky match, for which two of the four competitors (and the two, by the way, who were in the WM title picture, and therefore should have been ahead of the line) had to fight in handicap matches to qualify (ie, further gimmickry), and it gives the real feeling WWE doesn't feel that their current champ, OR whoever they choose to succeed him, can really carry a one-on-one main event on a bigtime PPV.
I think those were the two biggest developments - anyone care to add? Please do!


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