That women's segment on Raw was so stupid it wound up being awesome in all the wrong ways.
Cops that look young enough to be in pre-school - check Cops dumb enough to put two women arrested for fighting each other in the back of the same car - check Felonies being committed left and right including criminal damage to public property - check check check Blatantly phony looking mug shots - check
They took what could have been and turned it into a joke, but damn if it wasn't a funny joke at least.
Cesaro is going to be another talent that gets lost in the lurch.
I have to wonder: As much of a good sport and company man as Foley is... did he feel like a dirty shill and all embarrassed inside peddling what he had to know in his heart was a steaming pile of crap? I bet he did.
I'm amazed Jericho didn't take a potshot at this on Twitter already.
2.) I won't lie from an entertainment standpoint, the segments weren't bad but add zero wrestling value.
3.) They should make the title mean something. What is the logic over the entire midcard obsessively fighting over a meaningless title. A bit of armchair booking: Have it where at the beginning of each month the title holder turns in the belt for a title shot. Not a impromptu cash in, but a future booked match. Example June 3rd the 24/7 champ is out on Raw and challenges Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins will defend the title June 10th. Then you rotate shows so June 4th they do another scramble on Smackdown and claim a champ on that show. July 2nd they repeat the cycle. I know it's a bit wonky but it accomplishes a couple things: a.) gives that title a purpose and explains why people would want it so bad and b.) gives you an opportunity to promote title matches
I go back to when Bret Hart was champ and faced 1-2-3 Kid and made Kid look like a million bucks. Even a loss as long as competitive could go a long way towards helping build back some of the lost in the shuffle midcarders.
Imagine a guy like Cesaro wins the 24/7 title mid month and the next couple weeks people are trying their best to sneak up on him and take it but to no avail. Then he gets a title shot and win/lose has a hell of a match. Could go a long way towards him back up
^ I like that idea a lot. Would be way better than what it is and will continue to be (comedy fodder).
Makes the title look real bad when the jobbers are the ones running for it, while the bigger guys just watch it go past.
On looks alone though, the title belongs in the dump.
Watched the Evening With Cody & Young Bucks at Starrcast 2 last night, and they ripped on it pretty good. Said their titles would mean something, and that their titles look good. Cody said he felt bad for Mick Foley.
To steal an idea from Jim Cornette, back in SMW, he had "Beat the Champ" TV title, where upon defending the title five times, the champion would get $5000 (I think) and then they would vacate the title and start over.
Something like that, if updated, could work nowadays. If you want to do money, just say for every title defense a wrestler gets $10,000 and if they can defend it successfully 10 times, they can turn in the belt for a shot at either world champion. Could even call it the Money in the Bank title and replace the briefcase with a belt and none of this 24/7 nonsense and also phase out those career killing ladder matches.
I want to see this happen. Bray vs Brock -more specifcally, dancing boom box goof Brock vs Funhouse, and then Demon Bray.
I would have Brock get interrupted by Funhouse Bray while attempting to cash in, or while threatening to cash in - Bray doesn't attack Brock but just brings his bizzarre show to life, then Brock just beats the shit out of him, and Bray sells it like he's hurt, but does that Mick Foley deal where he throws in a sick smile every now and then to show that he's secretly loving the abuse.
The storyline would be that the only way the new Funhouse Bray can achieve mental/spiritual peace is by being physically destroyed, and there is no one more capable of providing him with that solace than Brock Lesnar--which he could convey during his promos or during Funhouse segments.
Every other week or so, Bray, in the children's host persona, interupts Brock and lectures him like he is one of the school children on the show, and Brock is just kind of bewildered and halfway amused by the psychotic idiot, but each week puts him down with an F5.
Eventually this draws out the darker demon (or whatever the hell he is calling it) side of Bray, who scolds Funhouse Bray for needing to go elsewhere to get his needed torment, and then one week, let's say the third or fourth time Brock begins his beatdown on goofy Children's Show Host Bray, you have the lights flicker, some spooky special effects bullshit, then Demon Clown Wyatt appears and beats the shit out of Brock with all manner of plunder and leaves him in a bloody heap. Brock gets no offense here. He's spooked and overmatched and just gets pummelled to a pulp.
This sets up a big hardcore brawl of a match for Summerslam. Also, to make this work, Brock needs to sell Demon Bray the same way HHH sold for Mick Foley whenever he would change personas to Cactus Jack--just turn completely chicken shit scared of him.