October 10, 2004
Let's all write WWE storylines
By TIM BAINES, Ottawa Sun

Once in a while, I get the urge to create my own WWE storyline. I just don't find the writing that creative. And I don't think what the fans want is taken into consideration.

I've got to admit, while I faithfully tune in to RAW, I do not watch each minute of Smackdown! I just don't find it captivating enough. And I don't see every pay-per-view (although Summer Slam, The Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Wrestlemania are musts) -- I just don't find the payoff to the storylines to be worth my money.

Case in point. Forget the logistics of The Undertaker being a Smackdown! star ... and Kane being a RAW main-eventer. Why wasn't The Undertaker written into the Kane-Lita wedding angle? Just for one night. Does WWE think that fans are going to question The Undertaker's appearance? Imagine the crowd reaction had the gong sounded and The Undertaker appeared out of the mist.

Ric Flair. I still haven't forgiven WWE for not giving him the title in his wonderfully emotional match against Triple H more than a year ago on RAW in Greenville, S.C.

God, I was in tears watching The Nature Boy perform like he was 20 years younger. Would it have hurt to give Flair the strap, perhaps only for one week, with a technicality giving the title back to Triple H?

Fly ahead to current storylines. I have absolutely zero interest in watching Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels. While I think Michaels is a Hall of Fame performer (his career is still tainted by the Bret Hart Survivor Series screwjob), I no longer want to watch him in a main event.

And I wonder where WWE is going with Eugene. Can they sell that character long term? With Thanksgiving coming up, maybe they can repackage him as The Gobbleygooker.

I don't dislike everything.

Gene Snitsky's lead pipe destruction of Kane should give fuel to that feud.

I like the buildup to Dean Simon. I want to punch the guy out myself.

And I'd love to see the return of X-Pac ... with a reformed D-Generation X.

It's like playing in a fantasy sports league. Everybody wants to play GM. So e-mail me your best storyline and I'll run a few of your suggestions next week.

- Carlito Caribbean Cool won the U.S. title over John Cena.

- Here's the new card for the Smackdown! house show at Ottawa's Civic Centre on Oct. 23: Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio vs. JBL and Orlando Hudson; The Big Show vs. Kurt Angle; RVD vs. Booker T; Rico and Charlie Haas (with Miss Jackie) vs. Rene Dupree and Kenzo vs. The Dudleys; Hardcore Holly vs. Luther Reigns; Spike Dudley vs. Billy Kidman vs. Paul London; Johnny Stamboli vs. Doug Basham; Funaki vs. John Heidenreich and Chavo Guerrero vs. Carlito.

- Marianna Komlos, who worked for WWF as (Headbanger Mosh Chaz Warmington) Beaver Cleavage's mom and later his girlfriend Marianna in 1999-2000 died of breast cancer at the age of 35.

- UWA's Bloodbath show last Saturday night in Ottawa was fantastic. Here's the results: Showtime Shawn MacMillan beat Caster McFear and VIRUS to become the new cruiserweight champ; Colin Oliver Carnage III beat The Daytona Bad Boy Jason Cage; Petey Williams beat El Inferno; Tim Jim Jimbob beat Kwan Chang via DQ; Yce and Jane Steel beat She Nay Nay and Jaime D; Simply Irresistible Max Alexander beat Sean "Hangover" MacGregor; Raven, Petey Williams and Bobby Rude beat Sinn, Levay, and Jacob Caine in a terrific falls-count-anywhere match. The next show, Paving the Road, will be on Nov. 13.

- CPW held a successful show on Saturday in Hull. Here are the results: Mr. Know It All Shawn Demers beat Pistola; Damian Styles beat Steve Stinger; Player Uno beat Frank "The Beast" Bradley and The Freak Zakk Manson; Drake Styles beat Roy Stevens; MVP Michael Von Payton and Dave Titan beat The Twin Terrors; Paranoid Jake Matthews beat Prof. Adib Mansour in the flag vs. shovel match. The next show is Oct. 16.

tim.baines@ott.sunpub.com


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