Here's ten quick "Don't over think them!" A / B choices :
Of all my faults, overthinking has never been one of them.
Road Warriors or Demolition?
Demos like a mofo.
Chris Jericho or Rick Steamboat?
Did Jericho have multiple match of the year candidates in 1989? Maybe he should have. Steamboat.
AWA or World Class?
I grew up on the AWA and only read about World Class in PWI for the most part.
(as bookers) Chris Kreski or Paul Heyman?
Heyman. Kreski was never a "booker".
Ventura / Monsoon or Heenan / Monsoon?
Ventura. Heenan as a commentator was overrated, I'll always maintain.
Jim Ross or Gordon Solie?
Ross. Solie's glory days were way before my time.
Lex Luger or Sting?
Have you READ this blog before? Luger.
Scott Hall or Curt Hennig?
Hennig's in my top 10 favorite wrestlers ever list.
Jim Cornette's tennis racket or Jimmy Hart's megaphone?
Tennis racket. Versatile and safe.
WMX : Hart / Hart or Michaels / Razor?
I watch the ladder match more.
event that you felt you had to put your hard earned money down to see? I’m
curious to see when was the last time WWE promoted a show well enough for you to
When Hall and Nash made it clear to WCW that they were signing, when did Bischoff start booking plans for the NWO? Was it right when he found out they were both jumping?
Around when were they tightened up? And which came first, the chicken or the egg? Was it to aid aerial maneuvers or did they follow as wrestlers took advantage of the new norm?
I'd be lying if I said I ever noticed it before, but ring construction tended to vary from arena to arena anyway so I don't think it would have some kind of global loose rope conspiracy or anything.
Whilst listening to a podcast recently I thought up a question I thought might be amusing blog fodder, but then forgot about it. (Un?)Luckily, I remembered it again!
Was Edge the last star to receive a true, old school main event push? Not ‘a few surprise main events and then back down you go’, mind you. I’m talking about someone who was around a few years, worked his way up the card to a certain point, and then finally broke through as a true main eventer when the right angle under the right circumstances occurred. If the Lita-Matt-Edge triangle does not occur, it’s not a safe bet necessarily that Edge gets to the main event. Today you are given your role out of the gate and only step outside of it, temporarily, or at least it seems so to me. Admittedly I only follow the WWE via your blog, watching only when something sounds REALLY awesome, so perhaps I am missing a few obvious candidates.
One of the key reads as to the WWE’s true intentions, in my view, is in presentation. If a guy gets to wrestle, let’s say, Cena after a huge storyline in a big main event, but their outfit, promotion and character are basically the same, they aren’t being elevated. It’s a novelty almost, a palette cleanser.
Am I off? Have Edges galore simply slipped under my radar?
I get Roddy Piper never jobbing in the early-mid 80s. But a decade later why was he so untouchable. In 96-98 long past his expiration date as a top wrestling talent he was booked to go over Hogan, Flair, and Savage on PPVs, never take clean losses and essentially be a top level face. Why?
As a part 2, since hogan/Piper rematched at SuperBrawl 97, why didn’t he just get a 2-month title reign before jobbing it back to Hogan?
However during this time, Rick Rude was the US Champion, so is Austin mistaken, or was he supposed to get the US title that Dustin got once Rude got hurt? Was Rude supposed to win the WCW Title from Ron Simmons and vacate the US Title before the injury?