Kevin: What up ugly?
Jeremy: Not much other than I am still annoyed with Raw.
Kevin: Don’t like advancing story lines, huh?
Jeremy: What advancing? Jericho/Punk, Triple H/Undertaker and then endless recaps? They replayed videos from two weeks ago and then replayed Undertakers video twice. Orton/Khali was advanced too fast and made Khali look weak when a second before he looked like a badass for the first time, um, at least ever.
Kevin: So the same head chop that he’s been using for years went from terrible for every year before now to impressive?
Jeremy: Yeah dancing Khali was so intimidating. Kiss cam Khali was so scary. Jinder Mahal’s bitch was scary? No, he stood up to Orton, legit main-eventer and back him down. It should have ended there with Orton looking pissed. Then at Elimination Chamber, Orton gives him the RKO and it is a surprise. Imagine Punk coming out and immediately fighting Jericho? They avoided that and even did during the main event. It’s an old wrestling adage; don’t give it away for free..
Jeremy: Am I putting too much thought in to the Great Khali?
Kevin: I’m laughing like an idiot up here.
Jeremy: So that is a yes, sigh.
Kevin: Sure, they could have had Khali take down Orton.
Jeremy: No not even take him down. Just have Khali stand up and then walk out like he punked Orton out.
Kevin: I just thought they wanted to illustrate the “everyman for himself” theory of Elimination Chamber.
Jeremy: I mean if you are going to insert him in Elimination Chamber then have him at least seem like a threat. I think that was displayed by Khali tagging himself in and Orton being pissed.
Kevin: It’s always a little weird to me that you do that with baby faces. To me, the heels should be fighting each other more often.
Jeremy: Agree on that. At least be distrustful of each other unless they are a legit team.
Kevin: To agree with you on part. The WWE just lets Khali be impressive simply because of his size. It goes back to them not having enough depth to write more coherent stories that you mentioned last week.
Jeremy: Yeah, they have to use Khali since they brought him back and Mark Henry is hurt, sorry, suspended. If you are going to bring him in use him effectively, they should have done a better job. The man is impressive to look at.
Kevin: He doesn’t speak English so they have no idea what to do with him.
Jeremy: Gibberish spouting madman!
Kevin: You know, it’d be a real shame to give him a manager.
Jeremy: Well his brother sold him out or something right? Runjin forever!
Jeremy: Also, if they had done this show after Elimination Chamber I would be on the storyline bandwagon. They would have a lot of time to build things. But they need to get across the other Elimination Chamber participants like Kofi, Miz, Truth and Dolph. Not Hunter/Undertaker which can start after Elimination Chamber.
Kevin: That is true but it’s not their formula. All the stories start now and they somewhat tie into Elimination Chamber, which is way too early.
Jeremy: Yeah good call.
Kevin: I think that’s why they rushed the Khali/Orton thing. It’s in 2 weeks. Even pushing back to the 26th would have done them favors. Instead, they’re trying to create beefs for everyone in the Elimination Chamber while doing the usual WM prep.
Jeremy: See they don’t necessarily need to create beefs, just some animosity and threats. Khali would have been a threat to Orton with no physicality.
Kevin: That is very true. I was more just amused at your level of animosity one week after saying you might be getting old, you’re a 10 on pissed level.
Jeremy: I have been thinking that since we started this conversation