Dec 2 2010, 07:38 AM
Talk about it here.
Dec 18 2010, 11:34 AM
Listen to the pop Vader gets and see all the signs in the audience and don't tell me he shouldn't have gone way further in the WWF.
They definitely started off on the right foot, as this was a GREAT way to debut him, attacking Vega after the match, beating up two referees, getting suspended, and then destroyed Gorilla Monsoon. Using Gorilla in this capacity was a great idea. And the pop Shawn and Razor got coming out for the save showed that at this point, there was money in Shawn/Vader several months down the line.
Of course, lots happened between this angle and Summerslam.
Dec 27 2010, 11:29 AM
I think he would have gone much further if he wasn't so ridiculously out of shape by this point. He had to have been close to 100 pounds heavier than he was 2 years earlier.
Dr. Reverend Victator
Dec 28 2010, 10:30 AM
He was injured and need surgery when he debuted. So with that momentum he had to take off right after this. In his shoot he says he wishes he had told Vince he could not start til Wrestlemania.
Jan 22 2011, 11:27 PM
Superb segment. I love the confrontation with Monsoon and the idea that Vader's so crazy even Cornette can't control him.
I do agree he looked very overweight here.
Feb 3 2011, 03:27 PM
This is one of the strongest debuts I can remember during this time frame. Vader is an awesome bully. He got to beat up a couple of refs and a retired wrestler that is loved by the fanbase is as good as it gets.
Feb 9 2011, 11:51 PM
I liked the irony of Vader putting away Monsoon, who was similar to Vader in his own career as a wrestler. Big, strong, intimidating, but knew how to work the ring as well.
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