With the rumor being Brock stormed out of Raw after contract disputes with Vince, what are the chances Brock just says screw it and shoots on Reigns at Wrestlemania? We know Brock can be a hothead anyway, so what better way to tell Vince and the WWE to F off than take care of the "next big thing" on your way back to UFC? It's not like Reigns (or anybody else for that matter) could stop Brock if he decided to do that. That IMO would be a true wrestlemania moment. a) No one would understand what was going on.
tackle a subject that is likely to paint a fairly broad canvas.
What was, in your opinion, professional wrestling’s darkest day?
yesterday’s replies, lifted directly from the comments section.
losers, that try as they might, just can’t seem to win a match. We definitely
had a wide array of what you considered to be a “jobber”. Let’s dive in.
is “enhancement talent.”
esteemed Guerrero family member, but it’s not going to happen.
for two years now. Maybe it’ll be easier to leave now that Curt Hawkins left.
Colt Cabana does well for himself on the Indy scene and Ryder is a thousand
fold better than him.
YouTube show; people were chanting for him in matches he wasn’t involved in;
his us title win got him a great pop. He lost the title to swagger 2 weeks
later who then lost the title to santino a few weeks after that. He then feuded
with kane/eve which made him look just plain bad. He then got the losing pin at
wrestlemania because he was made to be an idiot. I’m not saying he would main
event wrestlemania but he could have been in the kofi/santino role and always
be in the mid card hunt for a title.
Under Aussie: Ryder, massive fan
base, kids were wearing the headbands and he was getting big reactions on the
woo woo woo. Nice signature maneuvers, decently sized, comfortable on the mic.
Never going to be world champ material, but he definitely does not deserve this
underuse as a jobber.
I really think they should have put Cena vs Ryder on the PPV after WM.
The fact the Ryder love is still pouring in some two years after his weekly
castration from worst enemy Kane and even worse best friend John Cena speaks
volumes about the fan support he had. Dolph Ziggler is an interesting choice as
a “jobber” seeing as how he held the World Title as recently as a year ago, but
it’s almost hard to disagree at this stage of his career. Sadly it looks like
he’s carrying CM Punk’s leftover chips squarely on his shoulders, without the
clout to get away with it.
I had an SD Jones LJN figure back in the
day. The yellow shirt not the red shirt if you’re wondering.
during the biggest pay-per-view in history to that point. I’m not old enough to
have seen much of his career, but I have seen my share of Coliseum Video, and
he was a solid soldier.
in the NWA and Southern territories, but he never went past JTTS in the WWF.
He’d get all the token jobber offense in tag matches against heel
teams–dropkick and a couple of armdrags–and then he’d tag in his jobber
partner, who’d promptly get destroyed and pinned by the heels.
skills to throw down with anyone – here’s a quick display of that in
a squash match where he picks apart his opponent in a manner that you might expect
from a Dean Malenko.
Jam up guy!
looked scary and as a young #1 Draw I was always shocked when he lost.
inevitably there will be at least one match featuring a wrestler I’ve never
seen before. She asks me who everyone is, and the no-name always winds up with
the distinction of being called “Iron Mike Sharpe” which seems to satisfy her.
Previous Mike Sharpe’s include Sheamus in 2009, and Roman Reigns in 2012.
great (as in GREAT) worker when allowed to show it, and could function as
either a cocky heel or a gutsy underdog babyface.
Could ended way too soon and he could have just as easily transitioned into the
cocky jobber that kept living on past laurels.
grade friends, where he was referred to as “Barry Horriblewitz”. And I’m pretty
sure your dream scenario came true in the WCW Saturday Night studios; the
canned heat in attendance couldn’t stand the guy.
I would totally have liked to see Lanny
Poffo in a tag team or even get an IC title push. The poem gimmick, and a
different moveset for the time was pretty cool.
beat Hulk Hogan in his prime. Granted, it was by countout, and yes Mr. Perfect
might have played a teeny role, but it happened.
Prime Times and wrestling matches at MSG: Sunny Beach. The name alone would
have given him an IC Title win in another era, at the very least, some
garage sale for $1 – a used copy of UWF’s Beach Brawl. It advertised an
appearance from Cactus Jack, so I fast forwarded, until I found the match, in
all its glory. Sunny Beach wrestled as one half of Wet and Wild against a skinny
Mick Foley, and Bob Orton. That match, along with the rest of the tape, was
absolutely atrocious, and attempts to sell the tape on eBay in later years
proved impossible, even with a $0.01 price tag, and my using the words “CACTUS
JACK MICK FOLEY MANKIND” about 40 times throughout the listing. It’s fairly
clear my mistake was not latching on to the legend of Sunny Beach.
favorite wrestler as a kid. He would get tremendous reactions on TV and at
house shows. McGraw would get in there with a Sgt Slaughter or Magnificent
Muraco and they would sell for him so strong, you always had a feeling that
McGraw would pull off an upset. But the heels always went over and came out of
a match with McGraw looking stronger.
unfortunate obituary in Bret Hart’s book, so I did myself a favor of watching a
couple of his matches. While his drug problem could obviously be overlooked as
he was starring in the 80’s, his height probably did him in against ever
getting a sustained push. Good wrestler, great suggestion.
Hulk Hogan? I almost feel like his name was Terry Hogan or something (I know
that’s not it)…
– and I think “kinda looked like” is about as kind to Randy Hogan one can be. I
mean, take away the pythons, the spray tan, the height… Actually, who am I
kidding? When I recapped WCW’s G-shows, I would have killed for a Randy Hogan.
him be “Guy That Can Wrestle” Brad Armstrong, he had a Malenko like
ceiling. Instead, he now holds the record for bad gimmicks, with at least 4
that come to mind (Arachnaman, Candyman, Buzzkill, Badstreet).
from the bad gimmicks list, but Brutus Beefcake is demanding his respect at the
top of the bad gimmick list along with a hit from your finest speedball.
in 2011, it almost seemed like he reinvented himself and could have gotten a US
title run or a tag team title run. Sadly, after losing to Rock and Cena at
SurSeries 11, he slowly, but surely, faded from the main focus.
Little Johnny. This is planned for later in the year once the custody feud for
Little Johnny between Bray Wyatt and Heidenreich is settled.
there is only 1 answer: MULKEYMANIA
sharp in that Survivor Series match….
fish upstream in any era outside WCW’s Cruiserweight heyday. Just ask any of
the 14 incarnations of Sin Cara.
disappeared as a jobber as soon as he was called a jobber by Marc Mero.
the nose to spite the face a company can do. There truly was no point to having
Mero out him as “Tom Brandi” other than to deflate his heat balloon and make
everyone involved look like blithering idiots. This is right up there with
Steve Austin chanting “BORING” at Lance Storm.
considered a jobber…but he was CRIMINALLY underused.
jobber who just wanted to smack his bitch up, Norman gets over as a crybaby who
screamed his way through hardcore matches to win on a fluke and becomes their
hottest midcarder. The WCW brass then gets the brilliant idea to have him “show
guts” by not screaming anymore, instead losing every match he’s in. Then he
dressed like KISS for some reason and hired Ralphus and that was the end of my
interest in Norman Smiley.
Man, Blacktop Bully
any effort to play your games.
you’re obviously on to something here. You know you’re being criminally
underused when The Ding Dongs are set to debut and the producer looks to you as
When I was a kid, Jesse Ventura had me completely convinced that he was just a
win or two away from breaking out into the big time. He put over Powers
stronger than he did most mid-carders.
breaking out at any point – but after spending so long toiling as “the other
guy” in mid-card tag-teams, he likely got lost in the shuffle. He definitely
had the look, and a strong enough move set to warrant an opportunity.
was a criminally underused jobber and gimmick.
choice right on the donkey.
with the Gambler. In fact, the losing was part of his charm. He was a true
Gambler, through and through. Despite constantly getting owned, time and time
again, he thought he was smarter than everyone else, and would eventually win
his way to the top – like so many gamblers before him. But the pit never loses,
and Gambler never learned his lesson. He’d come back the following week,
feeling as cocky as ever. Maybe he’d beat some opponents playing super Nintendo
wrestling, and was convinced he was ready again to tangle with the big boys.
But it was never meant to be.
take a shot at the “big game”, and move up to Nitro; despite clearly not having
the bankroll of wins to have earned it. It would have had a real shot to get
over. Disco Inferno made a career out of being the arrogant loser, and there’s
no reason to believe the Gambler couldn’t have done the same.
Wrestling has a lot of attempts at "humor" that usually fall flat (Hornswaggle, Eric Young). More often, the funniest moments in wrestling are unintentional (Shockmaster). But what is the funniest bit of intentional humor ever produced?
Steve Austin randomly popping up on ECW as STEVE-A-MANIA. The first time I saw it was when we were watching my roommate's latest batch of ECW tapes and had no idea it was coming, and it just FLOORED me. We rewound it a bunch of times because it was just so awesome. Monday Nyquil was also great, but the surprise and random nature of the first Austin appearance was so much more effective. I'd also vote for Mikey Whipwreck getting trained for the ladder match by Public Enemy, as TPE were marginal workers at best, but Rocco had some awesome comedic timing. The Kevin Nash run in TNA with Austin Starr (Aries), especially the wacky battle royale with Nash on commentary where Starr debuts, is tremendously funny stuff too. It was apparent that Nash was being given free reign to do whatever he wanted while drinking as much as he wanted and it produced some insanely quotable stuff. That Nash I can live with.
I was discussing with posters on a message board on the hope that WWE will do a Greatest Rivalries DVD covering the Rock/Austin feuds, and it had me wondering what Scott's and everyone else's favorite moment was involving those two. My favorite moment is actually an off-air one, where The Rock is drinking beer with Stone Cold, only to take a Stunner, pop to his feet, stumble around while taking one more sip of the beer, and walk right into another Stunner, selling it with his signature handspring backflip. As far as something on-air, WrestleMania XIX post-match, where Rocky shoves the ref away to say his private words to Stone Cold. That's a pretty awesome moment of respect right there between two of the greats.