Originally Posted by keg in kc
Yeah, it was probably a little too inside, the audience didn't seem to get what they were talking about in a couple of spots. Especially when they were referencing things that happened (not really...) 15 years ago.
Although I do think sometimes casual fans' intelligence is undersold. Even if somebody wouldn't know the name's Oz or Vinnie Vegas (or even Big Daddy Cool Diesel) it doesn't take a brain surgeon to make the connection that they were Nash characters, and it doesn't take Einstein to understand Punk's line about Eddie Guerrero being a white midget.
I did not like when Nash called him indy-riffic and told him to get back into the gym, however. Punk played it off well, but if the point of this is to get him even more over, you don't do anything that would turn his strengths (uniqueness, indy success/fanbase) into weaknesses. Then again, it's Kevin Nash, who if this follows history will do everything he can to bury Punk and get himself over, and this is the WWE, who doesn't believe that anything exists outside of their "Universe", that you have to fit a certain "Prototype" (see what I did there?) to be a star, and regularly does everything they can to bury people who should be the best parts of their product (Danielson, JR since he's been back, basically anybody with a belt who isn't Orton or Cena). They like to give a hearty "**** you" to the fans at every opportunity.
Probably a good thing you don't need to be Einstein, cause live pro wrestling events don't exactly contain the world's brightest minds...
I have to think they've got something planned with the announce team to get Cole reduced time. Surely they didn't bring J.R. back just to have Cole (and everyone else) shit all over him for 2 hours every week? And I think AmDrag is going to be OK, they're just trying to build up a feud between him & Barrett. Least I hope so.
And the indy-riffic thing honestly took me a second to get. It's not like Punk was working ROH shows last year, he's been in the "big leagues" for 5 years and is a 3-time World Heavyweight champ & former WWE Champ, and it's not like Punk openly flaunts the fact that he worked his way up (unless he's provoked). I only remember Nash being the WWF Champion once (yes, I'm aware that it was a year long, but so was JBL's run, doesn't mean it was successful).
As far as Nash burying Punk goes, I don't think they're that
stupid to let a dinosaur who hasn't done anything worthwhile this century bury The Best In The World (even if he is Mr. H's best friend).
At least, I hope they're not that stupid...