Some highlights. About fans enjoying the paper bags:
“The paper bags are slightly backfiring on me, I would say,” Rhodes explains. “You go out and you tell an audience that they’re unfit and that they should conceal their repugnance, and then when you go hand them the paper bag to do so, they stick out their arms openly with a big smile on their face.
On his Doctor Doom voice:
“It’s just kind of funny … people think I’m putting on this voice as of late,” he says. “They think I have developed this Christian Bale/Batman voice when they see me on Smackdown. But actually, the voice stems from the fact that my whole nose and nasal passages are constricted behind the mask that I have because it’s contoured to my face. It was made for my face. Trust me, Hornswoggle, in the locker room, has tried to put that mask on, and literally with his big, fat melon, nearly broke it. The thing is meant for my face and it creates a little bit of that nasally (sound).”
On the modern life of a young pro wrestler:
“I get more sleep on the road than I do at home,” he says. “I’m very good about travel, and I have a crew that travels with me that’s very good. We don’t party, we sleep, we go to the gym, we do all the things that pro wrestlers or sports entertainers are supposed to do.”
I love Cody’s interviews, especially when they are about his character development and his methods for making himself better as a performer. I’m still a huge mark for this gimmick and the guy behind it, even if his momentum has died down a little bit.
I do not watch wrestling out of habit. I don’t watch it because I’ve posted at an Internet message board for the last 9-12 years regularly dedicated to the art form and feel the need to watch because everyone else there does. I don’t watch it out of duty. I don’t watch it because I don’t want to…
That Katie Raymond bitch was clearly just told by higher-ups to write the article so that there would be even just a little bit of interest in the Divas of Doom angle, since nobody involved in the feud has actually done anything remotely memorable so far. Just sayin’
I was tempted to watch it online but decided to just wait until it aired on Australian TV.
Oh man, how good was the Punk/Triple H segment?
Maybe it’s because I’m a Triple H mark deep down, but he was fantastic during the contract signing. I was totally prepared for him to ruin the segment with growly-voiced threats about being the king of kings or whatever, but I didn’t cringe like I normally do while listening to him speak (maybe because there were no cheesy gay jokes?). Everything he said to Punk made complete sense and I just sat there nodding my head in understanding like a douchebag. His anger at Punk is totally warranted. Oh! And I almost shat my pants (not really) when he got into badass Triple H mode at the beginning whenever Punk interrupted him (“I’m not done talkin’, no you SHUT YOUR MOUTHHHaah grrr~!!!”).
I feel like it’s just a given at this point, but Punk was also great. I’m a sucker for anyone talking about how much wrestling means to them; even more so when they sound genuine. Punk sounded as genuine as they come. How can you argue with a guy who just wants to have fun?
The ending was well done too. Punk looked like he legit wanted to kill Nash (and vice versa). Hunter’s shock-face when Nash pushed him over was reminiscent of when Shawn didn’t believe in him in the lead up to this year’s WM. HE JUST WANTS HIS FRIENDS TO LOVE HIM. That needs to be a canon part of his characterisation. He’s the cerebral assassin, but all he really wants is friendship.