skullman80 wrote:Bryan is saddled with a bad comic gimmick with Kane that has run it's course. He's one of if not the best wrestlers that WWE has from an in ring standpoint. He's pretty good on the mic, but they don't ever let him talk other than comic bits. He's plenty big, and plenty good enough to be one of the top guys in WWE.
I still hate that the WWE killed the Yes Yes Yes almost immediately by muddling it with No No No. Bryan could have and should have slowly turned back into a mega-over face with the Yes Yes Yes goodwill he received from the B.S. mania match he had. Then when he started getting stale they could have dropped the No No No heel turn in... but he doesn't have the look Vince wants so whatevs.
Vince wanted to keep Bryan a heel, thus the No No No. I don't think it's fair to say that he won't be given a good run because he doesn't have the look Vince wants. Punk doesn't have that look either. Hopefully, Ziggler cashes in at Mania, Hell No splits, and we get a Ziggler/Bryan feud.
It's not just look. I hate that it's always "Vince's fault" that the small guys don't get pushes, which is undermined my Punk's historic run. The whole idea of wrestling is to dramatize a fight. I don't think I could beat up Brock Lesnar. Why would I want Bryan to do it?
Personally, I think stuff like that is great. I was in middle school when the nWo was hitting their stride and theyre were guys walking around the halls making the sign instead of slapping 5. When wrestling is good it's contagious. The last time we saw something like this was when Brock Lesnar returned last year. You can't duplicate that moment for anything in the world.
nocera wrote:One of the best wrestling "documentaries" I've ever watched, and it was made by fans on YouTube.
Also makes me appreciate just how unfortunate it is that Flair/Hogan at WM8 never happened. Sure, Flair/Savage was a great match, but Flair/Hogan was THE match.
Even back then Vince was showing glimpses of being a dunce in terms of some of the writing. It's a shame that his opponents for even more incompetent that him. And if he wasn't a billion time richer than Paul Heyman, ECW would probably still be around.