Originally Posted by keg in kc
I thought ECW was pretty bad this week, after a great opening match. Putting Punk against Big Fatty V had to be about the stupidest MitB qualifyer I've ever seen, and, of course, they couldn't let him find a way to win clean, or at least in a way that built him as strong (which isn't a surprise, the way they've been putting Chavo over him).
And no way he wins MitB. If you noticed last night, on the promo shot that had a belt-toting Jericho in the front, the two guys in the back were...MVP (who's inevitably going to lose his belt to Blahtista) and Punk. You could barely even see them behind such greats as Carlito, the afformentioned Kenney, Morrison and Shelton Benjamin. Hell, if you look at that lineup, I don't see how it's going to be a good match this year, anyway. Jericho's the only legit "star". Shelton usually comes through, but there's no edge, no hardy, just a bunch of mid-card guys. And since the winnner gets an "anytime, anywhere, any title" shot, I don't see how they give it to any ECW guys, which means Punk, Morrison and Benjamin are out, unless they've moving one of them to a main show. Carlito? They're not putting a belt on him. That leaves Jericho and (ugh) Kennedy, who won last year as you'll recall, knocking Punk off the ladder. Oh, and MVP.
Anyway, as much as I didn't like the last 45 minutes of ECW, Smackdown last night was all but unwatchable.
God damn, imaginary slights ahoy.
Punk's the scrappy face who's been getting screwed by Chavo and is trying to get his title back. Until they have a definitive plan and an opponent for when he gets it back (Morrison's probably headed to Smackdown, and I guess they're not certain of Shelton yet), there's not much they can do beyond keeping him chasing. So he's going to get knocked around a bit. That's essentially the role. Just because Cena loses the week before the PPV doesn't mean he's not going to be coming out on top, you know?
And MITB looks awesome. Jericho, Punk, MVP, Morrison, and Benjamin? Sign me the **** up, regardless of who's going to win and where they're going with it.