At first, I’ll admit, I did think Chuck’s gimmick was a ripoff of The Undertaker. But, ironically, I actually think the gimmick works better for Chuck. When Taker was using it, the name “Undertaker” no longer made any sense. The gimmick stripped away any mystique that he had, and simply made him “another one of the guys” as opposed to the Phenom. With Chuck, it seems as though we’re finally looking at who he really is, as opposed to say, Billy’s wife/husband, or anything else he’s performed as. I’m not saying I think he’s the future of wrestling, just that I like the direction he’s going in.
From Rhys Lawler
She very well may be talented, but so far Smackdown has done nothing to showcase that talent. I know who she is, and who she used to wrestle as, but does any of that matter if she’s a roller skater named Cherry in WWE? Granted, she’s starting to shed that persona bit by bit, but her match on Friday night against Maryse was the weakest on the card, and nothing near what I’ve seen Mickie do in the ring.
From Dale Keglovich
That made me laugh.
From Antonio Green
Here’s the thing Antonio, I agree with you! And in a way, you basically proved my point. I think women like Victoria and The Glamazon are talented, but unfortunately, that’s not what Smackdown is giving us. Keep in mind my review pertained only to Smackdown, so Beth Phoenix doesn’t count here. This past Friday night, we saw two Divas matches featuring four women, and none of them happened to be Victoria. My point is that WWE needs to focus more on the women who can wrestle as opposed to the ones who can’t, and I think the best way to do that is to simply combine the talent on one show and get rid of the excess. They’d have a great women’s division if talent like Natalya, McCool, Cherry and Victoria moved to Raw to work with the talent they already have there. Then there would be no need for “Divas” like Layla.
From Aaron Romano
I feel the same way about the tag division as I do the women’s division. In my opinion, WWE should move ALL of the tag talent to Smackdown, and do away with the tag belts on Raw. If the brand split is going to continue, then there is nothing wrong with having separate divisions on each show. You can have the women’s division be something that is exclusive to Raw, and the tag team division that is exclusive to Smackdown. This way, all of the best talent can work on one show, instead of having to spread it out like they’re doing now. As far as Foley goes, I think he’s doing a great job. Although I felt JBL did very well on Smackdown, I like that Mick is being incorporated into WWE TV on a regular basis. Both of them have drastically different styles, yes, but you’ve gotta love Foley’s sense of humor.
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