If the WWE wants its wrestlers and fans to know how important social media is then how come Vince doesn't have a twitter account?
I think it's largely because it's just not something he wants to do. Vince has always been about projecting his image and I don't see him wanting to let people in behind the curtain. And to be fair, he is not a wrestler or an on air character anymore, so there isn't a real reason, storyline-wise, for him to have one.
I always wondered why TNA doesn’t do a parody or take off the John Cena character, all cheerful and “I love the fans.” It’s all about pride and hustle, bright colored shirts, hugging kids, could you imagine that. A guy like that would get booed out of the building, he’d get great heat. I’m pretty sure someone has already thought of it, are they scared they could get sued for stealing the concept of a character even if it is bad. Love your site guys.
Companies don't get sued for doing a parody since it is within their legal rights to do. I just don't see the point in doing it. All it says to me is that we are copying WWE because they are number one and we are not. TNA has enough problems right now with bad booking. They don't need to add to it.
I've been looking at a lot of indies lately, and it seems that there is a big hole that IWA Midsouth used to fill. That is, a promotion that would have great matches with established stars while at the same time giving young guys their starts. There was just something special about the young talents that IWA Midsouth would bring in. So many of today's stars moved through there when they were younger, but they also gave the viewers great matches with veterans. I'm not necessarily talking about the death matches. Strong, Richards, Lo Ki, and others were regulars. Is there any promotion that fills that void today?
It is really hard to run an indy because there is so little money to be made, especially when its run on a regular basis. I agree that guys need to work to improve, but the promoter has to make money too and that is hard when you only draw a few hundred people. There are a lot of good indies out there but most of them don't run on a regular enough basis for me to say they fill that void. So your best best is to stay with the steady companies like ROH and Dragon Gate/Evolve.
I know you guys aren't psychiatrists, but why do you think Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle feel the need to make up blatantly false claims like playing bass for Metallica or having a UFC contract? These guys have real accomplishments that the rest of the world can only dream of. Are they just narcissistic? Do they think their lies won't be exposed?
The only reason that I can come up with is that they are desperate for attention. There is no other reason I can think of that grown men will say things that are so easily proven untrue other than maybe they are losing their marbles. I guess after being in the limelight all of their lives it's hard to embrace their own mortality and dwindling relevance. I can sympathize with them for that but still when they say things that can easily be proven untrue, it makes them look goofy.
What do you think of the idea of giving Brock Lesnar a weakness in his gimmick, namely that he couldn't take a punch to the face, based off the perception from his UFC career. During a match, if he gets punched, he'll back off or stammer, giving his opponent room for a comeback. During an in ring promo, if he gets punched in the face, he leaves the ring generating some heel heat. Or to stir up the crowd, Cena(or maybe Punk) could say, "all I'd have to do to beat Lesnar is hit him right in his big face!" Lesnar looks all upset on national TV, and the crowd eats it up. I think it could work without hurting Brock's character too much (I mean punching a guy his size in the face while he's picking you up and slamming you would be no small feat) but what do you think of the gimmick tweak?
I really hate that idea. It's like making him a reverse Festus. You book Brock to be a monster, not a guy that is weak or has a weakness. One of WWE's major problems is that they book heels to cowards and losers so much of the time that it kills the drama of matches, especially when they wrestle John Cena. They need to make Lesnar a monster and Cena the underdog here.
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