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  1. I got hooked into wrestling during the Attitude Era so guys like Rock and Foley were living gods to me. My local Blockbuster had a "7 tapes. 7 nights. $7" deal so I would go there after school on Friday and rent all the old WWF/WCW ppvs and try to piece the timeline together from that. Bret Hart & Razor Ramon were my faves, until I found Goldberg & Surfer Sting. Even being a "WWF" kid, those two guys were my secret faves. My dad said Regal was the best since Mario Milano, mum loved Austin, her brother was a huge fan of Deadman Taker, my friends all loved Edge + Chri
  2. Joe putting Kross to sleep is a fine way of taking the title off him without losing too much of his "unrelenting sadist" image. Then they can call Kross up, put him in a tag team with Priest (Priest, Kross, get it? #goodshitpal) flirt with the tag titles on both shows and finally end up as lackeys for US champ King Corbin.
  3. The old NXT also felt really diverse. Balor, Cole, Gargano, KOR... It's just slightly different presentation of much the same style. Back in the day you had Enzo + Cass, The Revival, American Alpha, The Vaudevillians, Lucha Dragons, BAMF... Joe was not Balor was not Nakamura was not Roode. MaaaybeJoe and Owens were a little close but overall there was a clear definition between gimmicks. I think that kills NXT more than 45 finisher kickouts every Takeover. It's all just so... vanilla.
  4. Looking forward to getting back into this. I ran a FemShep infiltrator back in the day but always thought it would be fun to start from ME2 with a MaleShep Vanguard. He would be slightly xenophobic, very "humans first", because Cerberus made a few... alterations... in the rebuild. Then the "Here's what happened in ME1" questions become a fidelity test ala West World.
  5. What's the worst year for WWE before this one? I mean since WCW folded? When did they split the Dudley Boyz? When did Kenzo Suzuki team with Rene Dupree? When did we have WWECW? I'd take all of that over RAW right now and, given the in ring talent they have right now, that is fucking criminal from WWE Creative. When WWE launched Smackdown way back when, they had a roster of about 90-100 total. That's men, women, tag teams, jobbers, midcarders and main eventers. The roster now is up over 300 with only NXT and NXT:UK as genuine extra programming and we still see the same shit
  6. This would have been the perfect time to bring back the scramble match for the title.
  7. I always thought Hennigs issue was that he didn't lean into being the Son of Mr Perfect enough! He should have been doing the vignettes hitting 7-10 splits, half court 3 pointers, 50 yard FGs etc He's improved the Perfect Plex by turning it into a spinning 3 handle with a bridging pin. It should have been a silver bullet gimmick. If he hits that move and gets the bridge then he wins. If you want him in the mid/low card then make the issue that he's not quite good enough in other aspects of wrestling to hit that move consistently. He can't always wear people down enough or s
  8. This. All of this. Do we think that Tony Stark saying "I am Iron Man" right before he clicks his fingers was some sort of ad lib from a stage hand? It was years and years of character building, world building, arcs, tension, drama etc What was the last proper story that WWE built that didn't involve a title? When was the last Mania title match with any real drama/hatred, that wasn't started by the Royal Rumble? Vince & Co should already know who the top 2-3 matches for Mania are. Roman is obviously in one of them, Jimmy &/or Jey should absolutely be facing him if th
  9. I advocated for 7 names. Black is the only male star I would sign with any intention of using in a prominent/regular role. Joe as a special attraction only. Lana and Thea are managers. Riott, Royce & Billie Kay bolster what is, to me anyway, a fairly shallow women's division. Given AEW just brought in all of Big Show, Mark Henry and Christian they run the risk of looking like they will sign any former WWE name they can. I would much prefer they bring in more indy/overseas talent and be very, very selective with who they grab from WWE. Guys like Cardona/Ryder or Wes Blake or Kalisto sh
  10. As good as some of these names are, I don't want AEW snapping them all up. It just feels too much like TNA/Impact putting WWE castoffs above their home grown guys. They mostly need help with the women's roster so give me Ruby Rose as a contender, the IIconics causing mischief, Trinidad managing Black, Lana supporting Miro, and then Joe as a special attraction only. If Bryan is available then you obviously sign him but that's it. There's no need to go and get everyone. Murphy to NJPW please. I need to see him vs White, Ibushi, KENTA... maybe a one shot against Naito/Tanahashi/Oka
  11. "This Monty Brown kid's got a future! Get Truth on the phone and tell him to bring his Pretty Ricky teeth! I've got a great idea for a new tag team that's also gonna fight over the 24/7 Title... Does Jimmy Yang still have those ninjas?" - Vince, probably.
  12. If New Day & Street Profits can just swap tag belts then MDM certainly has a case. Didn't DLo gift the Euro title to Mark Henry one time as well?
  13. Just wait until they pair her up with a snob (Charlotte I'm looking at you) and use the language barrier to create all sorts of hilarious hijinks. Then she can start spitting mist in people's eyes. Then she starts the obligatory "I'm seducing the father of my rival" arc. Hi again Charlotte. Finally, she is a vet who has been on the roster for a decade with between 0-3 title wins, and her gimmick is "I'm here to compete... and maybe win the tag titles (with Charlotte) randomly".
  14. I think the hair was something that Triple H talked about, right after he shaved his head to be more corporately acceptable. He said it helped with movement and motion. That taking a punch and being able to throw your hair around really sold the illusion. Said it was also great for other guys to have some long hair to pull on in matches.
  15. Will I finally get my "Eva Marie + Baron Corbin" dual champion power couple that I dreamed of back in NXT? RAW is already garbage. Might as well go full meta with it. Send Bobby and MVP to Smackdown to fight Roman & Paul E.
  16. I think Rock out is really interesting. He was Austin's main antagonist as a proxy for Vince, he helped legitimise Foley and Triple H, and he did the job for Brock in a huge passing of the torch. Who else does all that? I could see Shamrock facing Austin, does he work as the straight man for Foley? Can he carry his half of the main event during 2000? I think if Rock is out then it's impossible to fill that spot with just one person.
  17. That's... Uhhhh an interesting choice for Andrade. Wonder who he will actually face in the ring when AEP is put behind bars?
  18. Instead of breaking up The Hurt Business; Don't. That's it. That's the post.
  19. Ember Moon should have ended Asukas streak. The Eclipse should have been sold as the ultimate death move that nobody ever kicked out of for years. Then someone like Bianca can get the rub by being the first person to do it.
  20. Do we know what kind of infection it is? Can we tie the two topics together? Seriously though; Vince fucked EC3 something shocking so I hope he got paid and is back on his feet ASAP.
  21. I'm stunned nobody in WWE has tried to give Cesaro a ladies man gimmick to try and take advantage of all the backstage talk about "Big Dick Tony". I could 100% see them doing vignettes of him pressing bikini models over his head, speaking French/Italian/Swedish to woo a lady etc That or Vince finds out that Sweden was old Viking territory and decides that the Eric & Ivar need a 3rd member...
  22. Bray's shorts with either the APA "Always Pound Ass" or Sin Cara's "My body is a giant cock" TShirt for the ultimate WWE fan apparel bingo.
  23. Triple Threats and Fatal 4 Ways should be elimination. The "1 fall to a finish" version should be the exception, not the rule.
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