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September 20, 2004 Observer Newsletter: WWE Unforgiven review, TNA developments


Normally, one show, particularly like Unforgiven, is here today and gone tomorrow. There have been worse shows, although most WWE PPV shows were better. But there are some scary signs, and more people than ever before seem to be picking up on them.

The product is stale. Without some badly needed switches of key talent, there are no new match-ups. On the Raw brand, they came up with the scenario in the summer of 2002 to build up HHH vs. Randy Orton as a top program. Orton seemed to be the most improved character of the year, with his superstar look and improving ability. He came off like a superstar in matches with Mick Foley, Chris Benoit, Edge and Chris Jericho, in building to the big angle. The angle was rushed. The wrong guy turned. The first match took place too soon. And the people didn't care.

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