Any sports fan knows that athletes in your local sports town will have endorsements with car dealerships, delis, restaurants etc.
Can WWE talent do that? And if so, do they have to give the company a cut?
Three episodes in and it’s already a huge improvement on the original.
I’m not what you would call a knee-jerk McMahon loyalist, but I’m not sure I understand your venom toward Stephanie.
I understand that they’ve sort of made her the figurehead/spokesperson for the Divas Revolution/Evolution/whatever, but did i miss some specific incident where she personally (outside of kayfabe) took credit for the rise in women’s wrestling? I don’t ask this
sarcastically – I really want to know if there was some specific incident where she literally painted herself to be both the inventor and savior of modern women’s wrestling.
On a related note, I think that a lot of fans don’t realize that those inside the business look at things from a different perspective. With certain well-known exceptions, most aren’t as obsessed with their legacy outside of whether or not the fans are currently
enjoying what they do. They are obviously passionate enough about the business to have devoted their life to it, but when it’s your job and lifestyle, the fact that you’ve made it to the big-time tends to make you fairly secure in your abilities – this is
why it’s pointless to shout “you can’t wrestle” at even the shittiest wrestler on a WWE program.
Again, I want to stress that there are very obvious exceptions to this, but by and large, when you’re Paul Stanley, you don’t sweat whether or not people think you’re the world’s greatest guitarist – you’re more interested in whether or not people love KISS.
That being said, I would be surprised if Stephanie was hell-bent on making sure that the world thought she personally played a huge and important role in the resurgence of women’s wrestling.
Hey Scott – here’s something from the “wrestlers I never thought I’d see have a documentary devoted to them” file (a very specific file, I know) – Sweet Daddy Siki. I’m not sure how many will have heard of him, but he was a *major* heel in the 70s here the Maritimes back in the Atlantic Grand Prix days.
I saw that! Actually kind of interested in it, as well.
2 trains of thought:
1. Charlotte and Bliss have been on top long enough, so move on to new blood.
2. Carmella is not believable as a champ, and Nia isn’t ready to carry the A show’s woman’s division, so have them both drop the belts on Sunday.
Which way are you leaning?
They can even go the Bulworth route; after countless defeats, Roman stops giving a fuck and starts acting silly as far as having a complete mental breakdown. Silly mentally unhinged Roman could be fun; bonus points if they go the 4chan route humor-wise (as given Vince’s being behind the ball pop-culturally, he should be reaching the point in 2008 when 4chan and /b started breaking into the mainstream)
HAVING SAID THAT, is it also bad that Black Panther was the first movie screened in the nation in 35 years? Where is the outrage there? Also, Americans (and probably Canadians, I assume) have their tax dollars given to the Saudis every year, so a WWE show is pretty low on the outrage scale for me.
Overall, maybe having “Western” movies and shows in the nation is a net-positive? I don’t know, but it certainly can’t be OK for BP just because Chadwick Boseman didn’t physically go to Arabia, right?
Hey Scott, I think I know the blueprint to beating Brock Lesnar. Here me out:
What you gotta do is cut him off at the legs/knees. If you can take him off his feet – and the way to do that is to build up enough velocity and speed running the ropes and then drop kick him at the knees at the right moment – the goal is to stomp his legs and his PCL relentlessly and try to keep him down. If possible, get his legs near the ring apron and slam them down repeatedly. Do the same on one of the ring posts, too.
While doing all of this, alternate between that and raining down relentless punches and elbows and knees onto his skull while playing it smart and making sure he doesn’t grab a hold of you. Even he can only take so much damage, and after enough of it he will eventually go out and you will have knocked out Brock Lesnar with a near flawless technical performance.
I tweeted this blueprint to AJ Styles last year during the build up to Survivor Series because I thought he could maybe pull it off, but I guess he didn’t see it or just didn’t bother listening to it. Maybe Daniel Bryan could pull it off? That’s a tall order, but it could happen.
It’s just frustrating watching no one do what should be obvious.
You’re right, it IS crazy that no one listened to you. Very, very crazy.
My name is not Vinnie, and I was from the most dogshit part of rural Tennessee at the time. I’m a New Yorker in the same way that Tommy Rich and Tracy Smothers are full-blooded Italians. Even the call-ins were kayfabed.
Wrestling, am I right?