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I feel like a dick now because I don't really like anyone mentioned in this thread. I guess Thatcher is fine and Zack, to a degree. Hideki Suzuki is so frustratingly inconsistent I've pretty much given up on him.

 

Why did Fred Yehi get pinned with the "technical wrestler" gimmick? Every match I see him in he quickly moves on to hitting his stomps and other funny spots. I like him and with a little more focus and a subtle meanstreak he could become the indy Finlay. I'll take indy guy with a legit background working as Mongolian Stomper over any other indy guy for sure.

Who do you rate?

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The issue with Zack for me isn't just the moves he does. It's that the way he does them requires his opponent just sit there and not fight back at all to make them work. There's so many cute arm and finger manipulations where I'm just sitting there going "...Just punch him. Punch him with your other arm." His opponent just sits there wincing but not otherwise reacting.

 

Thatcher I always find a bit overwrought in his presentation. Guy just seems really strangely over the top, particularly in his physical posture. I know that's nitpicking but just the way he stands is weird.

 

It's the lack of struggle that bugs me too. It feels like he has a checklist to go through every match.

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He's pretty much being a spot monkey by using grapple fuck all the time.

It is, I think, kind of a common problem with a certain kind of young wrestler. Stringing move after move together with a kind of "Look at me! Look how many moves I know!" type of attitude rather than trying to tell any kind of coherent story or develop dramatic tension or whatever.

 

It not just jumpy flippy guys who are spot monkeys.

 

Hopefully they'll grow out of it eventually.

 

 

He reminds me a lot of young Chris Hero who would absolutely derail matches trying to show off how many moves he could do.

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I feel like a dick now because I don't really like anyone mentioned in this thread. I guess Thatcher is fine and Zack, to a degree. Hideki Suzuki is so frustratingly inconsistent I've pretty much given up on him.

 

Why did Fred Yehi get pinned with the "technical wrestler" gimmick? Every match I see him in he quickly moves on to hitting his stomps and other funny spots. I like him and with a little more focus and a subtle meanstreak he could become the indy Finlay. I'll take indy guy with a legit background working as Mongolian Stomper over any other indy guy for sure.

Who do you rate?

 

 

In 2018? Nobody, I guess. I tried to watch some matches from that Black Label Pro show the last weekend and it almost put me on life support.

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I hear you on Thatcher, I've always been fascinated by what he does with his arms. He either just holds them straight at his sides with his fists balled or he flails them when taking offense.

 

It's funny to watch him & WALTER do the RINGKAMPF pose together. Thatcher seems like a guy who just doesn't know what to do with his arms if he's not at least THINKING of putting them on someone while WALTER is a lot more "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" about it with his half-dumb empty expression. So glad that wXw decided to make them babyfaces!

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