So, WWE has debuted a couple of repackaged wrestlers, Lord Tensai aka Albert/A-Train and RyBack aka Skip Sheffield. If you see Tensai's works in Japan through the Internet you will see how much Matt Bloom has improved as a wrestler. RyBack looks even more muscular than before but I'm not sure how far this kind of character will go.
Ok Smackdown just annoyed the crap outta me. I'm sick of the late 80s/early 90s brand of legends. How many times can we see Sgt Slaughter, Hacksaw, Ted Dibiase, Piper etc and still be surprised by it? Isn't it about time we start to get some of the Attitude Era stars back for legends segments?
The show is SMACKDOWN blast from the past, and they had probably 9 guys that retired a decade before Smackdown even started (and Foley). Gimme Austin, New Age Outlaws, Godfather, Val Venis, Goldust, Rikishi, Too Cool, APA, Lita, X-Pac etc if you're gonna do an old school Smackdown. I'm sick of seeing the same old 80 year olds that can barely move anymore come in and dominate young guys for nostalgia.
This it the original intro of Smackdown. How many of those guys did we see on SD? Big Show? Kane? That's it.
GQ: Where did the "Yes!" chant come from? Was that your idea? Daniel Bryan: It was really just, "How do I be as obnoxious as possible?" The "Yes!" thing came from a UFC fighter named Diego Sanchez. He's a tremendous fighter, but he also has these little obnoxious aspects to his character. One thing that he used to do—he doesn't really do it anymore—is that when he would come to the cage, he'd say "Yes! Yes! Yes!"—not the same way I do it, but as some sort of positive affirmation that he could win the fight. I thought, "I love this guy, but that's so annoying!" And then when I became a bad guy, I started doing it, and it really worked out.
I wish the WWE will start another Four Horseman stable when they resign Ric Flair in the near future.
More Details on No Way Out Concept
The following is the description of the DVD release for WWE's No Way Out PPV, which will be returning in June. The description notes that the PPV will indeed feature matches with various stipulations in place to "prevent opponents from escaping:"
After a three year hiatus, WWE No Way Out is back and recharged! The annual pay-per-view that became notorious for its brutal, main event Steel Cage Matches gets reincarnated, but this time the Superstars of WWE will take the thematic event a step further, as they find new and innovative ways to prevent opponents from escaping. All stipulations in place, which may include Lumberjack, Strap, Chain, Steel Cage, Handcuff Matches or more will ensure no respite from the chaos inside the ring.