I actually think this Miz thing is a brilliant play by the WWE. Lashley is a decent opponent for McIntyre for a regular PPV, but they already got the most out of that they could when they wrestled last year. Neither of their characters or wrestling styles have really changed since. It’s definitely an underwhelming Wrestlemania main event for sure.
So how to get people not to hate it? Put the title on Miz, let him be a lightning rod for Internet disapproval, and then switch it to Lashley. Everyone will be so relieved that Miz isn’t champion that they won’t bother to be dissatisfied with Lashley. People will probably STILL be hating on Miz when Wrestlemania comes around, even though he’s doubtlessly going to lose the belt within the next couple weeks. I think this is a smart sleight of hand, although I don’t approve of it. Of course, it would have been easier to just, you know, find a quality opponent for McIntyre in the first place, but still. Thoughts?
Does that make The Miz the first ever jobber to become WWE champion? Is this the equivalent of Marty Jannetty or Damian Demento suddenly winning the big prize?
That brings me another question. Who was the weakest WWE champion in history? I’m not wondering who was the worst or drew the least, but who was the lowest in the food chain at the moment where the title was suddenly put around his waist.
Envoyé de mon iPad
Miz pulls the 2 count, why-didn't-my-finisher-win look with his face. You know, the one they teach in NXT. He says, no, next week, a tag match! Me and Bunny versus you and a partner of your choosing. Lex just struts around like a goofball and says fine.
On the Bret DVD, he has an interview segment where he decries the “skin the cat” spot as inherently phony, his logic being that in a real fight, you wouldn't turn your back on your opponent and showboat while he flips himself back into the ring (he's got a
point). I'd imagine he might have intended this as a dig at Shawn, but the thing is, that bit was an easter egg attached to the Bret/Steamboat match (great match btw, although Steamboat looks majorly roided there), and “skin the cat” was one of Steamboat's
signature spots. I wonder if someone producing that disc was being a bit cheeky there.
It seems like by the time of release, some of the featured wrestlers were gone, and a few others from the same period were noticeably absent.
Since we’ve had Cody and Brandi’s pregnancy announced on Dynamite, and we’ve also had the gender reveal live on Dynamite, I think it would be a wasted opportunity not to have the birth on Dynamite as well. The baby could be delivered with full pyrotechnic entrance, and to make the most of it you could even have Jade Cargill’s abs in the delivery room to cut a monotone promo. “Dat baby’s momma…. is a BITCH”. Seems like a ratings winner to me.
In my disgust with the current product, I am rewatching 1993 RAW- for whatever reason, I noticed Mr P. always seemed to take one of his straps down in the course of his matches, but didn’t start doing this (that I have seen) until after the IC title match with Bret where his tights ripped.
Is it a Lawler thing where strap down = making a comeback, because he was a face at the time? Wondering what your and the blog’s thoughts are.