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The Katz Files – Arnie Katz

Nobody Asked Me about Smackdown, But…

The Kingfish Arnie Katz continues a “Katz Files” tradition with answers to some ticklish questions that no one asked him. This t time, he has been watching Smackdown and thinking about what flashes across the screen.

I was watching SmackdowniMPACT this week and…

… I wish I understood the thinking behind booking a casket match between Undertaker and Chavo Guerrero. Not only should this kind of wild gimmick be saved for major confrontations at a pay per view, but this one treated Chavo like an enhancement wrestler. And didn’t it seem strange that Vickie Guerrero would do this to her beloved nephew?

… Am I the only one who finds it hard to get really angry at Big Show? Paul Wight seems like such a good-humored, likeable guy. He has done a great job of becoming a counter-force to Undertaker, but that “nice guy” personality creeps through a little from time to time.

… It looks like The Miz and John Morrison will be the first big challengers to the Colon Brothers. Their non-title win on Smackdown paves the way for some matches with the title at stake. Maybe this will pump some excitement back into the tag team division.

… Did you, like me, think that the clip from the magic show had the germ of a good idea? If they could be a little selective, maybe the Masked Magician could disappear certain members of the Smackdown roster and just not bring them back. I can see the WWE stuff press release: “The WWE wishes [insert name here] well no matter where they have gone.

… Wouldn’t Kung Funaki and Great Khali make an interesting tag team? The Punjabi Playboy needs an Achilles heel. Funaki could fill that role very skillfully while providing a little extra humor for this grim babyface. (Khali a babyface… who’d have guessed/)

… If MVP continues on his current streak, maybe he should change his costume for one of those red Star Trek shirts? He is currently WWE’s designated loser.

… Shouldn’t Smackdown try to build up Kozlov a bit before shoving him into a championship program with Triple H? The fans are simply not into this guy, at least yet.

That’s all for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with my preview and predictions for TNA’s Turning point pay per view. I hope you’ll join me then – and, please, bring your friends.

— Arnie Katz
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