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  1. whutwhut says:

    “But, with their own titles, rosters, and creative teams, the brand extension not only worked it created legitimate competition.”

    that statement is at very least debatable.

    (a lot of people – myself included – would argue that the brand split never created “legitimate” competition. which of course seems only natural considering both “brands” are part of the same big company and that the same people have/had the final say regarding everything. hence we got stories like Heyman’s Smackdown run being sabotaged because certain people in charge within the company felt he did too well in comparison to Raw, the alleged “flagship” show)

    • Brock Allen says:

      Hello whutwhut! I agree the point is debatable and I was thinking more along the lines of what you are referring to. Heyman wanted SD to be the better show and succeeded for some time until he was knocked back down. But the point is there was a competitive drive to win that didn’t exist before the split. I would also point to interviews with some of the talent at the time who say that it was important for them to win and have the better show. By 2003 you could argue that WWE had two distinctly different groups going. RAW was more of a WWE show while SD was more like a wrestling show that happened to be under the WWE banner. If anything SD drove RAW to be a better show and that kind of tide lifted all ships. In the end the fans won.

      Thanks for reading whutwhut and taking the time to leave your thoughts, it’s greatly appreciated! Take care!

  2. RabidHeat says:

    Good show, and I do miss the UK pay-per-views (even if ‘pivotal event in WWF/E history’ is over-stating it somewhat – at the end of the day this was a throwaway UK show which had no title changes or any bearing on storylines).

    • RabidHeat says:

      Okay, apart from the Hardcore Title, but that changed every night, lol.

      • Brock Allen says:

        Hello RabidHeat! I, too, miss the UK PPVs. With the Network you’d think they could do some kind of special over there but to this point it’s just NXT. I don’t think RAWs and SDs and good enough. The UK fans are just as passionate as the American fans. A solid Network special is definitely overdue.

        Thanks for reading RabidHeat and leaving your thoughts, I enjoy reading them! Take care!

  3. Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life says:

    Terri’s Plastic-Puppies.. get (’em) the F… out -lol-

    I wonder, how much.. or should I say more, how little, of the Ruthless Agression and Attitude Era’s women “action” will be covered, on a eventually Women-themed Bluray release.

    Segments like this one, the Capital Carnage show from 1998, Trish acting like a dog in the middle of the ring and a huge loads (ehmm..) more of that TV 14 / MA stuff, does not quite fit in the (so called) Women’s revolution that was started back in summer 2014 (funny enough with Stephanie using the B…h word for the first time in several years against one of the Bella’s, can’t never tell the one from the other -lol- )

    AnyWHAT.. great UK show, and like you say, Brock.. a worthy ending for the WWF era. 😉

    • Brock Allen says:

      Hello again Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life! I couldn’t agree more strongly about the ladies segments in this show. I haven’t seen this complete event in some time and forgot about a bunch of this stuff. My head was in my hands while watching it. It really is hard to believe that WWE was as bad they were, but they were often worse than you think, if you know what I mean.

      I think the WWE 24 on the women’s revolution covered the era appropriately. I can’t help but think just how good that era could have been if they let the ladies wrestle like today and didn’t push the sexuality so much. What I think is truly amazing is the generation of ladies who grew up watching it and wanting to be the exact opposite; to be taken seriously. The one great thing to come from the TV-PG era is the women’s revolution and the (mostly) athletic presentation of the division.

      Thanks for reading Ruthless.Attitude.Eras.4Life and, as always, for sharing your thoughts. Take care!

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