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  1. Negro Suave

    Rebuilding Roman Reigns

    Pull him back from the main event and mix him up with some of the upper mid card guys. Put him in something with Owens and Cesaro and let him learn a bit from them. Also for the love of christ update his fricking look. Unless they are going to go back to the shield. Give him his own identity and a normal entrance so he's not hey hes the shield guy without a personality.
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    Botchamania

    The classic stuff was a lot more hillarious. the stuff that I didn't notice when i was just a fan. I still like watching it to see if I see anyone I know so i can rib them mercilessly.
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    Best World Champion In The World Today?

    Can someone explain the Dan Severn hate? He was bland but he was at least believable before the buy a title reign NWA championship decisions that we have now.
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    Eduardo James is gone

    I miss all the fun in my random breaks from this board. Oh well thank you for keeping the lunatic fringe out.
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    Famous fans

    Gabriel Iglesias is someone I have had conversations with on wrestling. I want to say there were more than a few country singer wcw fans.
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    PWO Quarterly Feel Good Poll

    Current Favorite Wrestler To Watch: Going ot buck the trend with a Tag team and Say Rybaxel, possibly one of the only true heel tag teams I've seen in years. Last Fun Match You Saw: Rybaxel vs Gold/Star dust Wrestler You Want To See More Of:Stardus... i just like that Cody is having fun with it. Last Live Show Attended:As a fan we are probably talking JAPW in 2000. As a just attending it was probably a Superstars of Wrestling Show Match You Are Looking Forward To Watching Soon The Most: Rusev vs Swagger Last Fun Interview/Promo You Saw: Anything Dean Ambrose. Last Interesting Thing You Read About Wrestling interesting? Can't say I read too much about wrestling these days. Last Worthwhile Wrestling Podcast You Heard: SChronic Connection Wrestling podcast. Most Fun You've Had Watching Wrestling Lately: MITB because it got my Fiancee back into watching wrestling so I can break out the old dvds on the big tv without causing a fuss.
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    Bray Wyatt - Face?

    Bray being a face would be worthless... it would make more sense to turn the Authority face against the Wyatts. I would keep them where they are as this third rail to the main forces of good and forces of evil. Let them act as spoilers to plans let them terrorize the real babyfaces and then have the baby faces have to save the authority to keep the moral high ground. That kind of story.
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    Most Brutal Instance of "Color"...

    Was it Sexxy Eddy? Those years just kind of blend
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    Most Brutal Instance of "Color"...

    I believe a death match with Sick Nick Mondo where he is literally squirting blood from his arm into his own mouth. This was in the heyday of CZW and on one of their Delaware death match shows.
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    What does wrestling need to get hot again?

    Wrestling is always at it's best when it is topical. Hulk Hogan was an action hero in spandex. Rock and Austin were the Anti-Heroes in spandex. What type of hero is popular in the current vernacular. Who are our heroes? The top of the car has to have the epic feel about a struggle for dominance or a cause. Cena feels bland because he doesn't have a cause. Heck the authority angle seems bland because their cause is weak. If they went straight super villian and said yeah we don't like this guy because he sucks and we want to be in control with our people and screw what everyone else thinks, this is for our benefits and our pockets people might be truly up in arms and want to tune in and see someone do this. buit the problem is that reality era they are trying too hard for the grey area. Trying too hard to blur right and wrong. There should always be that one KERNEL or truth to what they are saying but when you play too much to the truth you end up somewhere in the grey and grey areas are bad tv. You take any series, and your antagonist might have a point but we should understand the protagonist that much better so that it doesn't matter. Take for instance Breaking Bad, we know the walter white is becoming this monstrous evil but we are along for the ride and we identify with them in their struggles or somethign in them that says "Hey, I understand where he is coming from" Let's face it most of the people who watch wrestling will never know what it truly means to be a champion. It has no meaning to them, and that is fault of breaking kayfabe, where it doesn't mean anything. There is no urgency in winning the title, we are just expecting something to happen.
  11. Thank you for your utterly useless contribution. Thank you for taking the time to thank me. If wrestling is art, so is 3 card monte. I am pretty sure the art of being a conman has been romanticized and studied many times over. I'm not sure what your point is? Magicians are praised for doing the same thing as three card monty and we could call that an art form. Just because anyone can use a paint brush and someone might decide to just draw dicks with it doesn't mean that there is no artistry in painting.
  12. The way I navigate through the bureaucratic bullshit in the day to day existence of my job is absolutely art. I'm sure your TPS reports are indeed aesthetically pleasing. The great thing about Art is that everyone's definition of it varies in that it is perfectly valid to believe there is no artistic value in something, for you. But it doesn't begin to define the artistic experience for anyone else. Now that doesn't mean Wresting is Picasso (which i think is a Chikara spinoff fed) because this isn't an A or B discussion.There are varying levels like in every other form of entertainment on the planet.
  13. There is a misguided notion planted in the minds of everyone that if you are making a lot of money doing what you do, it is just a job, if you are struggling to do what you do, it is art. The reason being that there will always be more people struggling at doing ANY job than there are people who are doing it well. The metrics of success will forever be tied to something measurable that being said notoriety is also a pretty good metric and some people want to be known more than they want to make money. So to the question is it overrated? Not at all, someone has to have the potential to make money in the field and being the top drawing guys means you can help other people directly or indirectly.
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    Is it "easier" to play an unpredictable wild man character?

    It's more difficult because with a wild man character if you don't do something that could be called unpredictable people feel like they are cheated. From a performer standpoint, it's way better to be predictable because that means when you do veer off the norm its a huge deal.
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    How profitabe was ECW?

    For what it is worth, I've heard that a few times. Too many drugs in the locker room. A lot of guys had matches with ECW guys in other indies and they would get they you should come talk to paul talk or something similar. You'll hear bunches of stories like that for people who have been around the New York/northern NJ indy scene at around that time. But there were just as many running to grab things who whomever was in town trying to get an introduction to someone.
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    Extreme Rules

    Kane is a tremendous worker. You'd be hard pressed to find any other worker say differently. That being said, DBD working a Kane match is kind of silly. Without DBD having an equalizer it's kind of boring. The fans already accept him as the better wrestler... he has nothing to prove in a gimmicky kane match. The match was more to put over Kane than DBD and that is why it fell flat to me. You see if it was Randy Orton in the same match it would be more believable and would have done more to further the character. Honestly there isn't very many people in the main event picture other than Orton that really match up well to DBD. Cena would be a good match, and Bray Wyatt would be an incredible matchup I believe. Onto Wyatt vs Cena... my only problem with this match was... does this really need to be in a cage? There was no real reason for the cage other than hey it's extreme rules. Maybe chain the Wyatts up on opposite sides... and have the creepy kid unlock one of their chains. Then the other... then go into the finish while he is distracted by the kid singing. I dunno I just think the Cage took away from the match instead of added to it. Wyatt vs Cena in a cell.. that would be amazing. Tamina vs Paige - Meh match, I'm in love with Tamina. Paige is really white but she is really good. Shield vs Evolution - This was about as wild of a six man match as you can get. makes me wish that there were more serious Trios in the WWE because that match had everything. this was the match of the night for me. Rusev vs Black Dudes - Are they going to let Rusev beat up any non minorities? Lana is the star of this and watching her lean over the edge of the ring. I'm a big fan of the monster type of guy but he is going to fall off without Lana. Triple threat Match - I though this was pretty darn good. RVD bumped like a champ, Swagger didn't shit the bed, and Cesaro controlled the whole thing. It was a solid three way... that was almost ruined by everyone not knowing it was elimination. Which was a pointless stipulation. Could have done the same thing and better in a single fall match. Wee LC - This is what a gimmick match is! it was fantastic, Pretty much spot on perfect opener.
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    Should have stayed in the NWA

    Don't know who else would agree with me but I feel like their aura had already gone by 1990 -- possibly even earlier. Road Warriors have felt very tired on all the 89 shows. I'd probably back date it to the heel run in 88. After they turned back face, they just feel like they were coasting and had nothing of note to do at all. A far cry from their hey day. The peak is 86-87. You might point to Starrcade 87 as the cut off . Sure, they were still cheered in 88-90, but it wasn't the same. I think the move to WWF was actually a shot in the arm for them and probably added a few years onto their careers as big names. They got over big in Europe too during their WWF run and were used to headline European shows. They probably shifted a shit-ton of merch as well. They were in no man's land in NWA. I was always a Legion of Doom mark. I remember them returning on RAW being one of the last true mark out moments for me, like get up out of my seat and cheer. I'm surprised Butch Reed wasn't mentioned in the same breath as Ron Simmons. Because man should he have stayed in the NWA.. Much as I loved the Brainbusters they were wasted in WWF.
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    Working with a language barrier

    From my buddies who have worked overseas. If it is your first time over they will usually have a bilingual referee with you and you will go through everything. Just about every move is known by it's english name so calling a match isn't difficult, It is important to know the basic match before hand because there isn't a whole lot of communication that you can do during the match. The rest is just being able to work a match. knowing how to bump and when and being easy to work with.
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    Triple H just announced that the Ultimate Warrior passed away

    As much as I hate to admit it and as much as I know better, The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite singles wrestler whenever he was on the screen. I was never a huge Hogan fan, and I really was more into tag team wrestling. (The coolest thing to me was when two singles guys teamed up to take on the Tag Champs) How could you beat the raw energy of the man? The pure wrestling gimmick name, the promos, It was raw emotion all the time. Papa Shango was the scariest wrestler in the world because of what he was able to do to the Ultimate Warrior. And watching his HOF speech about being a father, about his legacy in hindsight it is all just so incredibly eerie. I would be lying if I said that the Ultimate Warrior never influenced me as a wrestler, in positive as well as negative ways. And his politics left a lot to be desired. But he was one of my heroes. I remember silly things like drawing characters that looked like him. I remember making him in just about every video game that has a create a character feature. I remember downloading his entrance music in midi form from AOL sound clip boards, it was in three parts so i had to place them end to end to get the whole song. and then setting the family computer to have the startup sound of the Warrior's music. I remember shaking the ropes while i was in training and goofing off, pulling off all of the warrior spots just for the sheer fun of it. i've met a lot of my old heroes along the way of this wild thing I call a wrestling Career, but I never met him, and it saddens me because for all his faults, all his shortcomings. He manned up, he mended those broken bridges and he adored his family. Can't say much more than that, my heart goes out to his family. Meanwhile I will be running through the office shaking various objects and pumping my arms in memory of one of the wildest wrestlers ever. Rest in peace good sir.
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    How profitabe was ECW?

    ECW was not profitable. Then again wrestling in general is not very profitable with WWE being the exception to the rule. WCW was turning record profits, and that is indeed a measure of success and something that ECW failed to do in the same timeframe. (Late 90's).
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    Most Successful Gimmick Based on an Actual Job

    No The Mountie reference? Yokozuna (sumo wrestler) Godwins (Pig farmers) Prince Albert (profession piercer) Rick "The Model" Martel?
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    Exceptions to the rule

    Words can hardly express how much I laugh at anyone thinking that Cena had married the love of his life. Won't kiss and tell but yeah he at the very least had a northeast girl friend whose Manhattan apartment he paid for.
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    Certifiable Carry Jobs

    Just to add some perspective here The "offense" in this section is mostly made possible by Rude. With the exception of the lariat and the striking move, these moves are made by the sell not the delivery. I can see arguing against it if warrior was known to put on classic matches on a regular basis and I would even call myself a Warrior fan, but he had two speeds, house of fire and building up to house of fire. This was his thing and he did it well and it was more a testament to the man in the ring with the Warrior that they are able to put a story around him. As far as carry jobs the first thing that comes to mind is anyone "wrestling" Yoshihiko, yes I know they were comedy matches but really showcased some of the guys abilities.
  24. My apologies if I've misunderstood you, but it's easy to pick up the context from American wrestling as the announcing and the promos are all in English. A kid can start watching and following it, as many of us did as children. And children by and large don't need context as they learn as they go, though I do remember asking an uncle of mine all sorts of stupid questions when I first discovered wrestling. Japanese wrestling is a stab in the dark when it comes to those things. You can read up on it, read what other people have written or recommended, but a lot is lost even on hardcore viewers. Imagine how much less you'd understand about American workers if you couldn't understand what they were saying or what they were feuding about. You could still get a sense of atmosphere and emotion, but a lot of the nuances would be lost and that's generally what happens with Japanese wrestling. I'm sure there are Japanese storytelling traits you can find in Japanese wrestling, but overcoming adversity or great odds and still coming through fighting and winning is actually probably the most overwhelming theme in all of Japanese literature, though it often has a tragic, if not pessimistic outcome. Humility isn't a hugely defining characteristic of Japanese workers. I wouldn't call Choshu, Hokuto, Akira Maeda or Aja Kong humble for example. Nor Takada, Ozaki, Chigusa or Jumbo Tsuruta. Late reply to this but I think you hit and missed my point simultaneously. I am by no means stating that everything is as such. However I am putting it in context of the overall story. Trying to take in any wrestling on a simply match to match basis is a fallacy. The overall story of an entire show or series of shows is what sets the tone. A You can see it in Indy wrestling in the states where people can't understand why local Indy fed a has such a strong following with something that doesn't seem enjoyable on a first glance. It's not the most intuitive thing as in the states we pride ourselves on exporting our culture WWE is all over the world and they cater to that kind of idea. But they also cater to selling people on their style of storytelling. Whereas there has never been an effort from any Japanese company to be anything other than japanese with the notable exception of DG-USA. To illustrate my point. Lets take the whole idea of burning spirit. The idea of standing up to blows that would otherwise cripple a man. Many of us understand this idea from what we have learned from other reviewers repeated watching a etc. to a Japanese fan it's obvious on its face what it is why it is and why it's cool. That is something they new since childhood. A Japanese kid could watch Japanese wrestling and no more about it than we would ever. This is rambling and I'm sick so I apologize for lack of sense.
  25. I disagree with the idea that context doesn't matter and that we were all blank slates coming in. We certainly are not blank slates when it comes to wrestling the context is the context of American storytelling. Of overcoming adversity or great odds and still coming through fighting and winning. This is the basic central story to professional wrestling in the states. Japan follows more of the storyline of Japanese story telling. It is more of humility triumphing over arrogance. That being humble an earnest and honorable will allow you to win. We are products of our environment and I think at least understand the cultural story to understand why things work.
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