– While many fans were excited by Monday night’s “war” between WWE and TNA, Jim Cornette was not one of those people. Cornette has posted a new audio blog, where he lays out a pretty colorful assault on both shows. If you like Jim Cornette and his view on wrestling, you’re likely to enjoy the podcast. But if you enjoyed Monday night’s shows, you may not want to listen. You can listen to the podcast at http://whosslammingwho.podomatic.com/
– Contrary to earlier reports, Jeff Jarrett did not go off script Monday night. The idea was for Jarrett to do a face promo because Jarrett, Mick Foley, Dixie Carter, and Hulk Hogan were all supposed to be face entities. Hogan’s plan was to “out-face” Jarrett, so he ended up surprised when he got booed. Hogan is not supposed to be a heel at this point.
– Gabe Sapolsky has a new blog up, discussing Raw and Impact from Monday night, here is some of the blog…Like many of you last Monday I felt a slight rush of anticipation as 8pm rolled around. It reminded me a little like the old days. By the end of the night, it was even more like the old days. And not in a good way. I won’t bore you with great details of my opinion. I found myself watching more Impact than Raw, as Impact did have a more exciting show. The Orlando crowd really took the broadcast to the next level. I wanted to see who showed up next, what would happen with all the new faces and if they would push any of the talent that didn’t come from WWE or WCW. The only thing on Raw that really kept my attention was the stuff with Bret Hart and that was just to see what was going to happen, not because I found the actual segments very compelling. I will say that both shows did catch my attention enough so that I will tune in next week to see the follow up. If that doesn’t grab me then I don’t know if I’ll tune in for week #3 (ok, it’s not baseball season and this season of The Office was disappointing so I will tune in at least for a little while). One thing I’d like to say to those that are negative is let’s give this is a chance to play out and the stories to be told before we pass final judgment. It is important to have a little patience to give the writers a chance to do their thing. If after a few more weeks you still feel negative, well then it looks like it’s time to move onto something new. There were two things that really stood out to me as both shows went off the air. They each featured a format that revolutionized the business 13 or so years ago because it was so fresh and exciting. It’s hard for something to remain fresh and exciting for over a decade. Secondly, both shows ended with the main angle involving talent that had their primes in the ring and in the star power category at least 10 years ago. I’ve seen some of the feedback and it seems like fans either really liked it or were begging for something new.… You can read the full blog at http://www.mypace.com/rohgabe