Raw presented the second "Taboo Tuesday" PPV in San Diego, California on November 1st, 2005. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of "Taboo Tuesday", this is the annual PPV that the fans are supposedly in charge of. Fans that log on to WWE.com before the event will be able to choose things such as "What type of match will Coach and Batista have?" or "What outfit will the Divas be wearing during?". However, unlike last year's event and with the exception of the main event voting, this one seems to be more determined by the fans.
Here's the card:
Foley And Maria Get Their Bags Mixed Up
Eugene & Jimmy "Superfly"
Snuka vs. Rob Conway & Tyson Tomko -
Since ditching "La Resistance", Conway has tried to set himself up as
Raw's Randy Orton - a "legend killer". In this match, fans get to choose from three WWE Legends - "Hacksaw" Jim Dugan, Kamala and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
for him to "kill". Guess
who wins. Rob Conway has more skills than Tomko, though Eugene was better than
both. Though Jimmy didn't wrestle as much as I would've liked, it was good
to see him in the ring again. However, I think I enjoyed this match more
than the audience did.
Mankind vs. Carlito - Initially, I didn't remember how Carlito and Foley's feud started. Yeah, it was THAT memorable. But thankfully, the WWE had a video package to remind us. For this match, fans were able to choose Mick's "face". The options were "Dude Love", "Cactus Jack" or "Mankind". Personally, I would've gone with Cactus Jack - but that's just me.
Eric Bishoff Visits Mr. McMahon's Office
World Tag Team Championship Match [Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs. Kane & Big Show] - Two guys that started Raw as a tag team versus two fellas that were randomly thrown together. Guess who wins? I can't for the life of me wonder what the WWE writers are thinking when the script this stuff. Why even bother having a tag team belt when a "true" tag team always seems to get squashed by two random wrestlers thrown together?
Vader, Goldust & Jonathan
Coachman Prepare For Their Match
Divas Line Up To Find Out What Outfit They'll Be Wearing In the Fulfill Your
Fantasy Battle Royal
Street Fight [Batista vs. Jonathan Coachman with Vader & Goldust] - Originally, Vince was setting up an eagerly anticipated match between Stone Cold and his fiercest opponent - Jonathan Coachman. However, thanks to an injury (though at the time it was rumored Austin was unhappy with recently departed J.R.'s treatment by Vince), Batista had to fill in. I admit that I liked Goldust back when he was teamed with Booker T., but he really didn't look too good here. Also, Coach and Vader should never be allowed near the ring again. Perhaps the viewers would've been better off making this a "Verbal Debate"?
Todd Grisham Interviews
Triple-Threat Match For the WWE Championship [John Cena vs. Kurt Angle vs.
Shawn Michaels] - This match reminds me of that old Sesame Street song
that says "Which one of these things just doesn't belong?" And despite
Vince's best efforts, I think the audience is beginning to catch on. It's a
shame Angle and Michaels didn't spend more time teaming up to kick the crap
out of Cena. THAT was pretty damn entertaining.
In addition to the matches above, the following extras are also included:
Video: Taboo Tuesday's picture was colorful and vibrant. Unlike the recent No Mercy, there were some slight compression issues due to all the pyro and graphic elements. It's presented in the WWE's standard full frame 1.33:1 ratio.
Audio: The Dolby Digital 5.1 sound
was crystal clear and enveloped my living room while I was watching it.
Viewers are also given the option of watching the disc in Spanish.