Former Ring of Honor booker Gabe Sapolsky, who is now with Dragon Gate USA and introducing the new “EVOLVE” wrestling promotion, has a new blog up on his official MySpace at thislink criticizing last night’s WWE Smackdown tapings in Philadelphia.
“I stopped by the Smackdown taping last night and left after CM Punk’s promo. Punk was great, but the taping sucked. Most of the wrestlers were robotic (stop at top of ramp, pose, walk into ring, ignore entire crowd and turn to hard cam, pose, turn back to ramp and wait for opponent). Everything was formulaic. I sat there for two hours from the opening bell waiting through dead time between matches and endless videos before Smackdown actually started. However, it wasn’t all bad as Tommy Dreamer is still over in Philly and Punk is a superstar. Anyway, my point. I saw some crappy wrestling lately that turned me off to the business. Now this weekend there are three cards and I’m looking forward to every match on each of them.”
WWE star Chris Jericho actually replied to these criticisms by Sapolsky adding, “Dammit if Gabe Sapolsky wasn’t impressed, then what chance does the WWE have to survive even one more day??? Breadline, here I come…”