ether it would be underated, or overated, by many. But still, NEEDS to be
seen by all!"
EDIT: I know some people get annoyed with “threadjacking” but I dont give a shit. I like these topics because they truly interest me, but feel free to discuss whatever.
“What if” time. Was gonna go with an old school WcW topic but with the recent whispers of a potential HBK return, Im very skeptical, I went with this one…
What if Shawn never takes “the casket bump” at Royal Rumble 98? The whole wrestling landscape was about to change, the Austin era is about to be unleashed, the attitude era sperm that was implanted the previous year is about to mature, wwe ratings will slowly climb culminating to their first rating wins in December of that year. How does Shawn play into all of this? Things to consider…
– Does Shawn try and sabotage Austins impending run at the top, by doing Shawn like things? If so, does Vince finally take a stand with Shawn by making him get clean, pushing him down the card, or just sending him home?
– Does Vince fully embrace the “changing of the guard” in terms of who was on top if Shawns hovering around?
– Does Shawn willingly lay down for the new guys wwe had brought…sorry couldn’t get through that without laughing.
– Are the upcoming prominent roles guys like Foley, The Rock, Shamrock, HHH, reduced? If so, to what extent?
– Was Shawn so beat up that he was going to have an injury or mental breakdown that would inevitably put him out of action anyway?
How does it all play out. Go in whatever direction you like.
*Random topic: has anyone been watching Homeland? Whats the fucking endgame with Brody? Hes been essentially written off all year, has no relevance to the storyline direction theyre moving towards, and has been replaced by the Iranian guy. Is he done as a character? Was Dana moving out last night the first step in writing off the entire Broady family?
If you have one of these you want posted, email it to me.
Most underrated match in WM history:
Diesel v. Michaels, or maybe the first Austin-Rock main event.
Greatest performer in WM history:
Best performance in WM history:
The first Undertaker-Shawn match. His performance against Razor might be a better carry job, but Shawn turned that match into a stone CLASSIC. .
Best entrance in WM history:
Shawn's entrance there.
Best match in WM history:
Gonna have to go Undertaker-Shawn again because I was having a heart attack watching at a time when I had little interest in the product.
Best match at WM that had NO BUSINESS in being good in the first place:
Best WM Main Event:
What match will win match of the night at WM 29:
What could be the surprise match of the night at WM 29:
-The number one wrestling promotion on the planet is run by Vince McMahon. After a hearty boom period, the company tapered off a bit, and was then wrought by a major public scandal. Now the company has homogenized itself into an overly kid-friendly product, turning many older fans off.
-The number two company is just making headway with live TV, and is backed at the top by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. With a horde of young high flyers and an innovative approach to their TV product, there are a number of fans flocking to this company, which was once a laughingstock due to its prior poor booking.
-There is an outfit based out of Philadelphia involving Shane Douglas that promises an alternative to the "Big Two" by showcasing bloody brawls and unfiltered, hard hitting wrestling. After using some older, broken-down wrestlers as a draw early on, they've jettisoned much of that approach in favor of top-flight indy guys who can either still go, or are getting their first true taste of glory.
-There is a promotion run by Jim Cornette which favors an old-school style, with more wrestling than 'sports-entertainment', but they also have lost much of their best talent to McMahon's company, as well as the #2 company. Some believe they may be out of business before long.
Now I ask you, what year is this: 2012, or 1995?