Any Pro Wrestling Fans Here? V2.0

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by sirmikael, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Brenald79

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    It was so frustrating during that 1998-99 era when the most entertaining WCW guys like Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, Benoit, Raven and the Flock, Buff Bagwell, and DDP were being held back by the older guys who had influence and would be shown in the beginning of a Monday Night Nitro and Thursday Night Thunder.
     
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  2. JamieC

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    Clueless Mark.
     
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  3. Matthew Tate

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    Agreed and they started jumping ship before 2001
     
  4. Matthew Tate

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    Yeah, doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that if raw was drawing bigger ratings then they could draw. Prior to the NWO thing I’d say only flair and sting were still drawing at that point. The rest of the guys he named got a huge boost from the NWO stuff
     
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  5. JamieC

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    The thing is that I also preferred WCW. And watched the book themselves into corner after corner. Start silly angles and let angles just drop with no explainations.

    Also fake electric chairs and Robocop.
    I went with Jericho, Benoit, Guerrero, et al.
    By the end All I cared about was Goldberg and DDP. And Flair.
     
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  6. Matthew Tate

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    add sting and booker t and thats me. they needed to do more with the cruiserweights. they needed to push other guys like they did DDP, booker t and goldberg. they could have survived but they were being run poorly. i'd say same with TNA wrestling after 2010 or so. just slowly went to garbage
     
  7. JamieC

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    True.
     
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  8. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

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    Call me crazy, but I never bought Dusty Rhodes as a main event/world title guy. He just didn't look the part. Yeah, he was a great talker and the fans loved him, but he looked like a big fat guy who never lifted a weight in his life. I get that you have to suspend reality sometimes in pro wrestling, but he just didn't look like a guy you could imagine beating the best to be the world champion. Not saying I prefer a jacked up musclehead who can't cut a good promo (see: the Power of Pain), but I just feel like you have to at least look the part a little, no?
     
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  9. Matthew Tate

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    So what are your thoughts on Kevin Owens ?
     
  10. George Co-Stanza

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    Haven't seen much of him since I almost never watch anymore. I don't recall him being memorable in the ring or on the mic, from what I recall, and he definitely didn't look the part.
     
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  11. blutiga

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    Always loved Dusty Rhodes matches (mostly). I do remember the promos he cut for WWF before he was back in the ring there. They were weird and tripped me out lol.
    I seem to recall Jesse The Body calling a Dusty match at the time and saying Dusty had just won an abs competition, not for best abs but for ...'most abs' :D
     
  12. George Co-Stanza

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    Haha, funny. I will admit that my dislike for him only went up when he got to the WWF and Randy Savage was wasted in a feud with him for the better part of a year. Savage was one of the guys at the time who you could always count on to give a great match at the PPV matches, yet at WM6, he was wasted in the comedy mixed tag match with Dusty and Sapphire. That was gross.
     
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  13. blutiga

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    Yep. Having Savage caught up in that angle was a waste as far as the in ring content went. I thought Sensational Sherri was great as usual though.
     
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  14. Matthew Tate

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    wow, maybe there are some regular WWE watchers on here , but in ROH owens was one of the best in ring performers they had a did pretty good on the mic
     
  15. MikeInFla

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    The Daily Times reports that former wrestler Johnny Meadows, who made appearances in WCW among other companies, passed away at 59 due to complications of COVID-19. Meadows, real name John Condrone, was also a Grammy and Dove award nominated musician who had hundreds of songs in radio, TV and films. He had been fighting the virus since late last month and was on a ventilator since September 28.

    Honeslty, I have no idea who this guy is.
     
  16. Matthew Tate

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    yeah, looked him up and still don't remember him
     
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  17. JamieC

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    He was enhancement talent in most cases in the territories. There is nothing wrong with that. His job was to put over his opponent and make him look good. These guys were really the backbone of a territory. and completely unsung.

    RIP sir. Damn virus.
     
  18. Dugan

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  19. The Dark Elf

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    very early wrestling fan when I was a kid: The Sheik, Dick the Bruiser, Pampero Firpo, Bobo Brazil, George "The Animal" Steele, Haystacks Calhoun, Bull Curry, Dusty Rhodes, etc.
     
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  20. MikeInFla

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    The art of the "squash a jobber" match is lost in today's modern "sports entertainment". I miss those old 3 minute matches.
     
  21. JamieC

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    Hey neighbor!
     
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  22. Banter

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    This is going to be a wild statement and its never a popular opinion, but TNA ~2009-2014 is one of the most entertaining runs of wrestling since the attitude era. Sure Bischoff and Hogan had their shenanigans, but they were generally putting on a great 2 hour show. The talent they had on that roster was fantastic. They had a solid production, interesting angles, actually put over new talent, a more adult-oriented program. I had more fun watching that era compared to anything else since WWF bought out the WCW.
     
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  23. JamieC

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    You'll appreciate this. I was among those in the ring for "Irish" Micky Doyle's retirement over in Windsor. I was also at the funeral for Mighty Igor(Dick Garza) which was literally down the street from me. I have had great conversations with Joyce Farhat, Sheiks wife.
     
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  24. JamieC

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    El Garfio. Wooo yaahhh

    A claw hold. He used a magic marker to make his finger pads black like there were implants or something. Such a simple gimmick.
     
  25. Matthew Tate

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    yeah you stand alone on that opinion lol. after 2010 it was a slow decline. never should have dropped the 6 sided ring. put over younger talent? I remember after 2010 getting pissed they kept putting the heavyweight belt on guys who came from WWE pretty much. it started in 2010. look. lots of jeff hardy, RVD, mr Anderson, sting, bully ray. james storm got it for 8 days because he was ready to quit. sabin and aries got it short times in some weird attempt to elevate the x division champ that didn't work well. styles got it about a week because he was ready to quit that mess too. imo the mess started after RVD vacated the belt and the decline was complete when styles vacated the belt. I added up the title reigns between then. old guys from other companies held the belts 716 days in the time frame and TNA guys held it 399 and most of that was roode. look at the link below, maybe my math is off. add up the guys I named again from wwe/wcw and then the tna guys. its funny theres such a clear decline era. starting with RVD vacating the belt and the decline was complete when styles vacated the belt and walked away

    List of Impact World Champions - Wikipedia
     

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