I was commenting on a youtube video, Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. Chris Benoit, when I got the following response "hey understand this Benoit was one the best damn technical wrestlers in history and if you say that you remember him for his last two acts then your blind and have a clouded judgment. Benoit was and still is better than more than half the damn locker room that pollutes the WWE today and so that's why people remember him for his career and not his death. Your a hypocrite just like anyone of his haters for forgetting everything about his career and only remembering him for his death shame on you". I'd just like to ask you what you think of people like this, who try to justify what Benoit did and give him the excuse that he may have been a good wrestler, should people remember he was a good wrestler and forget he is a murderer or the other way round, Thanks.
Honestly, I think they should be neutered so that they don't pollute society with more mouth breathing knuckle draggers like themselves. Anyone who is that simple-minded shouldn't be allowed to vote either. But as the old saying goes, there is no cure for stupid. The person in question made ridiculous statements, no doubt about it.
Do you think TNA rushed the Austin Aries face turn? I know he gets big pops and chants everywhere he goes largely because he always seems to have the best match on the card, but similar to Daniel Bryan I think there was still heel juice in him. He was only a couple of weeks removed from cutting what I thought was an outstanding heel promo and one of his best "Cheers not only to the greatest wrestler in the world, but to the greatest man in the world." I thought that was great. His heel promos were awesome. Just felt the face turn was a little rushed.
I totally agree with you. The fans were getting behind him, for sure, but they were getting behind him as the character he was portraying. The smart money would have been in continuing that. WWE did the same thing with CM Punk last summer when they took a rebel and made him a generic babyface instead of letting him grow the great character he was creating. Why WWE and TNA feel the need to squeeze guys into stereotypes instead of letting them continue to get over being the individuals that they are is something I can not grasp.
So I've been watching TNA recently. While it's been entertaining, I am seeing wrestlers align and then fight and then align again, sometimes within a week or two. I am seeing a major heel define himself by "the size of his calves." I have seen an in-ring wedding where other women flaunt their breasts in front of the prospective groom and the, ahem, "large" woman strips down. I have seen a promo where much of the roster, including the two wrestlers who are involved in a storyline blood-feud, completely break character. I am seeing a man holding a woman's wrestling title. So my question is... are you SURE Vince Russo isn't still booking TNA?
You know, I made the same point on the Stu and Pid show last week. TNA was really good for a couple of months and then Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan returned and now, it's dreck and losing viewers (82,000 of them last week). It's a shame because they still have really good wrestlers in the company, they just don't have anyone that can consistently book good stories.
I'm curious : When Albert came back as Lord Tensai, it was acknowledged that he used to be there as Albert, but that he went to Japan and became someone else. So why is it that no one is mentioning that Ryback was Skip Sheffield from the Nexus, especially when that was more recent than when Albert was last there?
That is a good question. Then again, this is the company that put Andy Leavine on Tough Enough under his real name and sent him to developmental under a fake name. They told us that Joe Hennig was the son of Curt, then they give him the McGillicutty name for no reason at all. So we can't expect them to be consistent can we?
What are the odds or chances that we have seen the Undertaker wrestle his last Wrestlemania match? One has to admit, 20-0 is a nice round number to leave on.
I would put them at 10 percent at best. I don't think Taker is done yet.
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