So the show starts right off with Nickelback singing the intro theme. Dammit. I guess that’s back for good now. And from there, we get a quick recap of Big Johnny being “Farrrrrrred” by Vince.
And since we’re in Long Island, they bring out Long Island native, Mick Foley to start the show. Mick. Foley. To start the show, in Long Island. Makes sense, it’s not like they have any other well loved and supported talent on the roster that’s from Long Island, right? And hell, Mick lives there now, so he’s a native.
Anyhow, he’s wearing a suit that doesn’t even come close to fitting him properly, it looks like he was in a hurry to dress and borrowed his Dad’s suit. It’s all hanging down past his hands and stuff. Cute really.
He informs us that with the Farrrrring of Big Johnny, we’re going to have a return to the Guest General Manager format, only we’re going to use past General Managers to fill that role, week to week, rather than have to suffer whichever moron from USA’s Original Series lineup they can dump on us. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. Mick Foley, however, is bad. He’s just kind of there anymore.
Mick pulls a Teddy Long and announces a Tag Team match between Sheamus/Punk and Bryan/Kane! Way to really jazz things up. And to make it better? This is the FIRST MATCH OF THE EVENING! Yes, put your main event on as the curtain jerker. Jeeeeeeezus.
Then Big Johnny comes out to address the crowd and gets booed to the point he can’t talk. Says he’ll come back later to give us his farewell, but that in the meantime, he set up a Handicap Tag Match last night before he was “Farrrrrrrred”, which will feature John Cena facing Big Show, David Otunga and Big Johnny himself.
So yeah. Commercials.