Hey, I don't know if you noticed it on Nitro tonight or not, but during Konnan's little backstage speech, he was wearing so many hoop earrings that his earlobe was literally dangling 2-3 inches lower than a normal one does. Get a photo of it if you can.
Did you notice that the production department missed the start of TWO matches? We saw Awesome, I think, walking in the back and the match had already started by time they got back from commercial.
Then, Dustin took the cameras and Schiavone by surprise by his speedy entry into the ring.
Also, the first time the camera came around the corner of the entry way aisle to film the fans, no one had warmed up the crowd. They just sat their until they saw the camera and figured out it was on. It was actually a classic moment, seeing the guy with the black robe and all the beads right at the very beginning of the shot just standing there looking bored until he did a double take after a few seconds and started mugging for the camera.
Just what kind of idiocy is that, to have no one going before camera films the crowd to get them up and yelling?
Hey, it beats seeing Elizabeth crack a smile after her promo and then cutting to the camera crew celebrating over another "successful" segment taped.
OK, I still haven't seen the show yet (its taped I'll see it later), but from your report, it looks pretty good. A whole show with only one "boring" match? Cool.
I'm actually a bit of a O' Haire mark ever since he was shackled with Jindrak. Good to see him get a bit of a push (putting him over Kanyon... I can almost hear all the Kanyon marks screaming in indignation not that I don't think Kanyon is bad, he's better than most of the main eventers)
Speaking of which, I think you did rate a four spice match wasn't it the Booker vs Lance Storm match a while back????
I actually find it a bit disconcerting that they have a four spice match on TV and their PPV main event was more like the opening of WCW worldwide. I truly wonder if WCW will be innovative enough to have a cruiserweight main event in the near future. One can only hope.
Actually, the Booker v. Storm match in question got ***½ from me. It was an awesome match, but definitely compressed for TV time (around 5 minutes or so). Also, there was one other match that DDT Digest gave **** to, but not by me. Rather, our own Bill did the deed for a Booker T. vs. Scott Steiner match at WCW Mayhem 2000.