Longtime fan boa bla. I’m listening to JR and Keller review Survivor Series. So much of what they are saying about booking in the company makes so much sense and I just get really confused as to how it doesn’t translate onto TV. Sure these crappy soap writers know nothing about booking and only coming up with subpar tropes we’d see on The CW but if Vince is the be all and end all and rewrites and has final say then why isn’t it the TV better ? Surely Vince knows basic booking 101 from his many many years in the business and the success he has had and I could possibly say the same for HHH coming from the background of being a worker himself. So if Vince and Hunter are the two making the final decisions then why is everything so crappy ?
Has Vince completely lost his mojo and HHH doesn’t have enough influence to get sensible booking by him or are they both just too blinded by the whole PG, corporate, public company landscape they are in that they aren’t willing to try any formulas that have worked so well in the past i.e continuity of storyline, making people actually give a shit about titles and mid card talent as opposed to just Cena, Orton and I’m assuming Reigns once he’s shoved down our throat.
So TNA fans are up in arms about AJ Styles possibly leaving the company (http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=79794) but the strategy behind it makes sense. If they know that the guys in the current spots aren’t going to draw more $$$, doesn’t it make sense to build for the future by signing 4 or 5 younger wrestlers for the price of one salary? Isn’t this exactly what everyone has been saying is the problem with TNA in the first place?Ernest
Interesting list. I'd buy it if it were a DVD, especially that Flair/Angle match (which I remember as being very good).
They need to format it Cracked-style and call it "10 Impossible Dream Matches (That Actually Happened!)" for maximum effect, but yeah WWE.com has been pumping out some nerd-riffic lists recently and I'm liking it. God bless WCW Saturday Night for producing random weirdness and great matches over the years.
So yeah, Survivor Series did the lowest number in the history of the show at 122k domestic, which kind of shows that they may have killed off Ryback. So at least Miz can say his show outgrossed this one.
So the recent stories about Bruno latest Hall of Fame invitation-slash-rejection has me wondering: was Bruno Sammartino actually any good? Obviously I don't mean in terms of popularity or drawing ability, as he was one of the biggest money makers of all-time. And in terms of actual real life tough guy ability, the stories I've heard is that he could legit hold his own if needbe. But what about match quality? How was his WORKRATE??? Were Bruno matches entertaining in a way that modern wrestling fans could get into, or were they all slow kicky-punchy affairs? Was Bruno more Ric Flair or a slower Hulk Hogan? Just curious if you have any first hand experience having watched his old footage, or if there is any critical consensus (i.e. Dave) out there.