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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Spangler on Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:09 pm

I was thinking about this yesterday.

It a travesty that guys like CM Punk are being held back with the creatives and WWE's policies. If this was the attitude era, CM Punk could have been one of the greatest heels of all time. Sadly CM Punks prime could be wasted.

There's still his feud with the Rock, if it's anything like I expect, it could be legendary.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby nocera on Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:48 pm

CM Punk, the guy who's been champion for over 400 days is being held back?
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby steelhammer on Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:54 pm

Spangler wrote:I was thinking about this yesterday.

It a travesty that guys like CM Punk are being held back with the creatives and WWE's policies. If this was the attitude era, CM Punk could have been one of the greatest heels of all time. Sadly CM Punks prime could be wasted.

There's still his feud with the Rock, if it's anything like I expect, it could be legendary.


The problem with WWE is that they can't take a step forward without taking 2 steps back. They hold onto people for way too long and are a slave to their own past.

- Why is Lawler still on the show?
- Why are they trying to bring back Rick Flair? What can he possibly offer the WWE at this point?
- It's fine that Rock is still making appearances, but do they really have to plan the entire title around him for over a year when he is on the show very infrequently?
- Do they even know what they are doing with Lesnar? Why is he still lurking in the background.
- The Undertaker is really going to wrestle again at WrestleMania? How many stab wounds to the neck will he kick out of this time?

If they aren't careful they are going to end up with the same situation they had in the early 90's when they held onto Hogan/Savage/Warrior for too long and got caught with no one to replace them in the mid-90's and saw their product nearly collapse. The key isn't bringing in some zero-dimensional neanderthal like Ryback and pushing him to the top in less than 6 months. They keep trying to force feed the "next big thing" on the fans and all it does is flame that wrestlers career out way too quickly.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Spangler on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:18 pm

nocera wrote:CM Punk, the guy who's been champion for over 400 days is being held back?


I'm not referring to his title reign. I'm referring to how it's being treated. When Punk became a face, it was great at first, but then he was toned down to the point where they made him a heel. Nothing wrong with that, except he hasn't won a clean match since, and he doesn't really need Paul Heyman either.

I guess I'm trying to say is the WWE's PG era is hindering his full potential.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby skullman80 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Heel Punk > Face Punk.

Having him and Heyman together is awesome.

If this were the Attitude era the title would have been hot shotted 10 times during this reign. The PG era doesn't really handicap much. The only thing I don't like is you can't have blood when you need it to blow off a feud. It's not needed every match, but if you are having a blow off to a feud in a HITC or the like.... then it's necessary. For as many awesome things that were during the attitude era, there was a lot of crap too.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby skullman80 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:33 pm

I think WWE's main issue is that they don't give you a reason to invest in someone outside of the top 1 or 2 guys. You have to make people care, and they are pretty bad at doing that for quite a while now.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Spangler on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:46 pm

I complain about it, but at the same time, on both SD and Raw, I thought Punk was the best part.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:56 pm

Oh yeah. Punk was hobbling around on cruches, gave pretty much the same promo twice for SmackDown and RAW last Tuesday, and it was the highlight of the night. I've been beating this drum in this thread for a while, I understand heels arent going to win clean most of the time, but if youre going to give Punk a 400+ day reign, quit making him look like a coward just because he's a heel again. Jesus. It wouldnt hurt to have a bit of believablity once in a while
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby steelhammer on Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:18 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:Oh yeah. Punk was hobbling around on cruches, gave pretty much the same promo twice for SmackDown and RAW last Tuesday, and it was the highlight of the night. I've been beating this drum in this thread for a while, I understand heels arent going to win clean most of the time, but if youre going to give Punk a 400+ day reign, quit making him look like a coward just because he's a heel again. Jesus. It wouldnt hurt to have a bit of believablity once in a while


I feel like he has looked strong during most of the title run and it is only recently that they had to adopt the coward angle. And that was only done because of Cena's injury and them deciding to push Ryback straight from wrestling literal jobbers to the main event. The problem is that Ryback can't really wrestle well at all and the only way they can display him is through dominance. He almost looks like the Ultimate Warrior in the ring as you can tell he has little awareness of his opponents health/safety. He can't sell very well either so CM Punk has very little to work with.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:41 am

steelhammer wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:Oh yeah. Punk was hobbling around on cruches, gave pretty much the same promo twice for SmackDown and RAW last Tuesday, and it was the highlight of the night. I've been beating this drum in this thread for a while, I understand heels arent going to win clean most of the time, but if youre going to give Punk a 400+ day reign, quit making him look like a coward just because he's a heel again. Jesus. It wouldnt hurt to have a bit of believablity once in a while


I feel like he has looked strong during most of the title run and it is only recently that they had to adopt the coward angle. And that was only done because of Cena's injury and them deciding to push Ryback straight from wrestling literal jobbers to the main event. The problem is that Ryback can't really wrestle well at all and the only way they can display him is through dominance. He almost looks like the Ultimate Warrior in the ring as you can tell he has little awareness of his opponents health/safety. He can't sell very well either so CM Punk has very little to work with.


I agree with that. It just bothers me how this guy beat jericho left and right for months, kicked Del Rio's ass, ziggler, etc. then just because he closelined the rock at RAW1000 he all of the sudden can't win with out cheating. You think enough of the guy to give him this long of a run, at least let him show what he can do and win some matches other than just cuz he's a face
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:20 am

skullman80 wrote:I think WWE's main issue is that they don't give you a reason to invest in someone outside of the top 1 or 2 guys. You have to make people care, and they are pretty bad at doing that for quite a while now.

That's the thing. They don't have to.

TNA, ROH, Chikara... none of those pose any sort of threat to the WWE. It doesn't seem like there will ever be a WCW or ECW to make waves and push the business again. Because of that the product will stay as is because they have no reason to change it... that kind of leads me to Punk himself. I like him but a year and a half ago he was up in arms about the state of the product. Worked up enough to go off-script on a worked shoot and catapult himself into pro-wrestling history. Then he got a nice new contract, his own music, and dropped any and all of the indignation to follow whatever was put out there.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby CERV96 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:18 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:
steelhammer wrote:
DudeMan2766 wrote:Oh yeah. Punk was hobbling around on cruches, gave pretty much the same promo twice for SmackDown and RAW last Tuesday, and it was the highlight of the night. I've been beating this drum in this thread for a while, I understand heels arent going to win clean most of the time, but if youre going to give Punk a 400+ day reign, quit making him look like a coward just because he's a heel again. Jesus. It wouldnt hurt to have a bit of believablity once in a while


I feel like he has looked strong during most of the title run and it is only recently that they had to adopt the coward angle. And that was only done because of Cena's injury and them deciding to push Ryback straight from wrestling literal jobbers to the main event. The problem is that Ryback can't really wrestle well at all and the only way they can display him is through dominance. He almost looks like the Ultimate Warrior in the ring as you can tell he has little awareness of his opponents health/safety. He can't sell very well either so CM Punk has very little to work with.


I agree with that. It just bothers me how this guy beat jericho left and right for months, kicked Del Rio's ass, ziggler, etc. then just because he closelined the rock at RAW1000 he all of the sudden can't win with out cheating. You think enough of the guy to give him this long of a run, at least let him show what he can do and win some matches other than just cuz he's a face



I can agree with this for sure. I would even take a 30 min time limit where Punk is down for the 2-3 count at the 30th minute at this point ala Flair.
Speaking of which I just bought a kneestofaces shirt as an xmas present. Love that shirt!
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby CERV96 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:19 am

Pavel Bure wrote:
skullman80 wrote:I think WWE's main issue is that they don't give you a reason to invest in someone outside of the top 1 or 2 guys. You have to make people care, and they are pretty bad at doing that for quite a while now.

That's the thing. They don't have to.

TNA, ROH, Chikara... none of those pose any sort of threat to the WWE. It doesn't seem like there will ever be a WCW or ECW to make waves and push the business again. Because of that the product will stay as is because they have no reason to change it... that kind of leads me to Punk himself. I like him but a year and a half ago he was up in arms about the state of the product. Worked up enough to go off-script on a worked shoot and catapult himself into pro-wrestling history. Then he got a nice new contract, his own music, and dropped any and all of the indignation to follow whatever was put out there.

and this x1000000
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Spangler on Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:20 am

Just realized Punks Steelers burn holds much more weight after today.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Cagsjr724 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:35 am

CERV96 wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:
skullman80 wrote:I think WWE's main issue is that they don't give you a reason to invest in someone outside of the top 1 or 2 guys. You have to make people care, and they are pretty bad at doing that for quite a while now.

That's the thing. They don't have to.

TNA, ROH, Chikara... none of those pose any sort of threat to the WWE. It doesn't seem like there will ever be a WCW or ECW to make waves and push the business again. Because of that the product will stay as is because they have no reason to change it... that kind of leads me to Punk himself. I like him but a year and a half ago he was up in arms about the state of the product. Worked up enough to go off-script on a worked shoot and catapult himself into pro-wrestling history. Then he got a nice new contract, his own music, and dropped any and all of the indignation to follow whatever was put out there.

and this x1000000

Agree 100%
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:40 pm

For anyone not watching RAW, their coverage of Santa getting mowed down by Del Rio's car has been incredible. So bad its awesome. All the wrestlers were in the hall way crying and screaming at Del Rio, then Booker T says "Right before Santa went unconscious his last words were, "Del Rio is going to be in a match. A Miracle on 34th Street Fight!" And all the other superstars are like "yeaahhhh"
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:48 pm

I forgot that RAW was on tonight :face:
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:54 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:For anyone not watching RAW, their coverage of Santa getting mowed down by Del Rio's car has been incredible. So bad its awesome. All the wrestlers were in the hall way crying and screaming at Del Rio, then Booker T says "Right before Santa went unconscious his last words were, "Del Rio is going to be in a match. A Miracle on 34th Street Fight!" And all the other superstars are like "yeaahhhh"

It's worth watching. Great light hearted way to end the year. Did they leave in the "you killed Santa" chants?
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:03 pm

Maybe I should have left it off? How many times will I have to watch Sheamus vs Big Show?

Forget this, time to put 24 hrs of A Christmas Story back on. ;)
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:18 pm

Not so fast JS! Ryder and otunga!!
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby JS© on Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:41 pm

but that's impossible. I saw Santa drive past my sister's place around that same time.
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:05 am

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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby Cagsjr724 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:09 am

JS© wrote:Image

Win!!
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby JS© on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:19 pm

"A former decorated Marine needs your support...AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!"

http://www2.z104.com/listen/phone-scam-john-cena

If you want to skip past the setup of the prank, the calls start around 2:20
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Re: The Pro Wrestling Thread

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:03 pm

She sounds like a lovely woman to be married too
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