reading how you hyping and loving most of what AEW throughs at the wall and trolling hardcore WWE fans and at the same time seeing how much fun you have reviewing elder/former WWE content and loving it…
What went wrong?
Yes RAW and NXT 2.0 drags the whole WWE experience down, at the same time NXT UK and most of SD and their PPV have some great quality and content. It is great to have a bigger chance of watching what you want to see…Minoru vs. Brian is the best example…and not depending on Vince and his monions to give us what we maybe want to see.
Is it about time to get WWE at that point again before the 83 weeks?
Or can we just enjoy having great wrestling at our fingertips and choose what we want to see?
Do we need WWE as the Main Event?
What made you and a whole of wrestling fans go mad at them?
Is it just Vince or does WWE need to hit rock bottom to get up?
Or has all the all the money the network and its selling to Peacock made them just lazy? I am glad they have that network and some indie, uk and old school content.
Greetings and a good week from Austria…(i am glad our WWE Network is still not affected by Peacock by the way)
Wrestling has a well-documented history of wrestlers overstaying their welcome or tarnishing their legacy – Goldberg being the latest victim to such circumstance.
Hogan’s legacy dive bombed as well (for different reasons), and Ric Flair is a parody of himself at this point.
Who are some that got out and never hurt their legacies?
HBK, Austin, and the Rock come to mind – and CM Punk would be on this list if he hadn’t come back but he’s still performing at a high enough level that he will probably stay on it.
Austin did kind of overstay his welcome though. I think Rock is the perfect example. Also Cena, he got out when he knew that he wasn’t at that level anymore.
base legitimately is a hardcore fan base. So there’s like a ceiling and a built-in ground to that viewership. The WWE is trying to connect with everyone. We’re trying to connect with the mainstream. We’re trying to pull in the casual fan. We’re trying to engage
the new viewer, while also servicing our hardcore fan base and give them compelling stories to fulfill them as well. I don’t know if I’ve said it before, but I’ve said it before, when the audience is probably the biggest character in your show, that’s strange
to me. You’ll hear it all the time, the reviews and the comparisons. I think because they are the new kids on the block, they’re the cool kids in town, I guess, because of how premature and how novel it kind of still is, I think they’re still being babied
by these hardcore wrestling fans.”
far hotter then most of their live television crowds.
a time when they did the most unique markets for television back in the mid-late 90s.
We know the phrase in wrestling in being “the Marty Jannetty” of a tag team – but besides Jannetty, who else qualifies for that term?
A lot of tag team breakups didn’t lead to major success for either person – but I can think of a few off the top:
Stevie Ray (Booker T)
Scotty Riggs (Buff)
Charlie Haas (Shelton Benjamin)
You could throw Bart Gunn into the mix, but I’m not sure if “New Age Outlaws” Billy Gunn counts since it was another tag team.
Who else qualifies as being the Jannetty of a team?
Bart Gunn. John Kronus in a sense.
Curious if you think there are any tag teams, from otherwise mediocre to bad eras, that would have been remembered or loved if they wrestled another time or place?
I’ve just come across a story claim from Meltzer that could be just bullshit but it’s so specific that it’s worth a discussion.
Basically the original plan for Over The Edge 1999 was for Owen Hart dressed as The Blue Blazer to carry Max Mini dressed as a miniature Blue Blazer.
This means that if the original plan had gone ahead there might have been two fatalities that night.
Interestingly what Meltzer claims saved Max Mini’s life was that Owen no showed the practice sessions earlier in the day, where they were showing him how to get in and out of the harness safely. So when Owen finally turned up WWE simplified the stunt so it was less for Owen to learn in such a short space of time.
Is this story one you have heard of before & do you believe it?
Definitely a new one on me.