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exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

dolph ziggler

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RZApublican
Nov 6, 2007

I'm an alien.


Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

Aron Rex

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


Happy anniversary

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

"This is just a no-nonsense guy who's all business," which is usually code for "this guy is boring."

Jason Sextro
Jul 30, 2003

Un alpha en développement depuis quatre ans? C'est incroyable!



Chris James 2 posted:

Happy anniversary



Karen Jarrett is in charge of direction now?

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

I've hacked into the most secret government and corporate secrets.



Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

"The New [existing tag team name]"

Randaconda
Jul 3, 2014

He eats his feelings.


Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

"And I'm loving life!"

Quinntan
Sep 11, 2013


Defiance Industries posted:

"The New [existing tag team name]"

Can't wait for The New New Day

Jason Sextro
Jul 30, 2003

Un alpha en développement depuis quatre ans? C'est incroyable!



Quinntan posted:

Can't wait for The New New Day

Nattie and Owen Hart's son as The New New Foundation

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Has a "new" tag team ever gotten over or not been a hilarious failure? New Blackjacks, New Rockers, New Midnight Express, etc. They've all sucked and crowds immediately rejected them as lame ripoffs of the original, cooler team.

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

Benne posted:

Has a "new" tag team ever gotten over or not been a hilarious failure? New Blackjacks, New Rockers, New Midnight Express, etc. They've all sucked and crowds immediately rejected them as lame ripoffs of the original, cooler team.

can we count the New Age Outlaws

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

I've hacked into the most secret government and corporate secrets.



exploded mummy posted:

can we count the New Age Outlaws

Only if there was a famous tag team named the Age Outlaws

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


Defiance Industries posted:

Only if there was a famous tag team named the Age Outlaws

actually thats what they were on their return in 2014

Rhonne
Feb 13, 2012

Do you want to know what we do to artists?

New Nexus was okay.

Martian Buddy
Jun 4, 2010

Are you ready to swear
right here,
right now,
before the devil


I for one look forward to the New Voodoo Kin Mafia.

Max Coveri
Dec 23, 2015



The New Johnsons will carry TNA into the 2020s.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Guys, you know it's going to be the New World Order.

WrasslorMonkey
Mar 5, 2012

...And how appropriate, that the gif you grovel for is your very own. A victim of your own greed, wallowing in the muck of avarice...


Germansimp posted:

Wait, does he have DNA helixes on his trunks? So he's still going by "The Blueprint" then as well? Guess I shouldn't be surprised, if your wrestlings and promo skills don't show any improvement worth poo poo in over a decade, why bother with improving your gimmick.

It's an old gif, back when he was a fresh, young talent

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?

- Incubus



Doctor Rope

WrasslorMonkey posted:

It's an old gif, back when he was a fresh, young talent

so last week

Jason Sextro
Jul 30, 2003

Un alpha en développement depuis quatre ans? C'est incroyable!



is there a blue-chipper gimmick that's lasted longer than Matt Morgan?

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.


Jason Sextro posted:

is there a blue-chipper gimmick that's lasted longer than Matt Morgan?

...Billy Gunn?

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Jerusalem posted:

...Billy Gunn?

Wasn't The One Billy Gunn just a brief dalliance between rear end Man stints?

Would Shelton Benjamin count? I can't think of any other gimmick he's had.

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


Jason Sextro posted:

is there a blue-chipper gimmick that's lasted longer than Matt Morgan?

The Heartbreak KID, Shawn Michaels

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


Kid Kash

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Does "The Total Package" Lex Luger count as a blue-chipper gimmick?

corn in the bible
Jun 5, 2004

one cat, one vote, one beer


Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

"fighting his father for control of the company"

WrasslorMonkey
Mar 5, 2012

...And how appropriate, that the gif you grovel for is your very own. A victim of your own greed, wallowing in the muck of avarice...


Chinston Wurchill
Jun 27, 2010

It's not that kind of test.

Max Coveri posted:

The New Johnsons will carry TNA into the 2020s.

New
Dicks rock!

DoctorGonzo
Jul 25, 2016

help theres rain coming from the sky and theres other racers on the track near me and slamming my brakes on breaks them ironically enough and why does my avatar keep getting worse



Rhonne posted:

Is there any gimmick sadder than "this guy is a can't miss prospect with all the tool to succeed"?

Naomi

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.

flashy_mcflash posted:

Wasn't The One Billy Gunn just a brief dalliance between rear end Man stints?

Would Shelton Benjamin count? I can't think of any other gimmick he's had.

He was the Gold Standard and then had a sassy fat momma.

Randaconda
Jul 3, 2014

He eats his feelings.


Shelton would be main event if he had half of his mama's charisma.

Jason Sextro
Jul 30, 2003

Un alpha en développement depuis quatre ans? C'est incroyable!



if anyone was ripe for a revival of the "mom on a forklift" match it was Shelton Benjamin

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


I've been watching a little Impact lately just to see if there's anything worth paying attention to (I haven't noticed anything besides maybe LAX) but my God, heel Josh Matthews just makes it utterly unwatchable.

And like, I'm sure that's not a new sentiment but seeing as how I was once considered the big TNA white knighter in here and I actually never really minded Josh Matthews I feel like expressing how I literally can't watch Impact when Matthews is screaming his heel nonsense nonstop.

I might watch that 8 man because (a) I'm sucker for War Games/Survivor Series/Lethal Lockdown type matches and (b) if it means the death of Heel Josh Matthews it will be worth it. But I assume he'll have a mic and then I'll have to turn it off and just FF to the end.

STAC Goat fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2017 around 22:34

Eli Wiggum
Apr 23, 2010



How is Matthews compared to Heel Cole?

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

Eater of worlds, pins, and CHICKEN


Eli Wiggum posted:

How is Matthews compared to Heel Cole?

When Matthews gets his comeuppance, it'll have only been after a few months

Cole was doing that poo poo for a full year

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008

Watching you sleep.

Butt first, let's
check the feeds.


Heel Cole made me break a near 20 year habit of watching wrestling every Monday night and never again go back to that feeling like what I just was supposed to be watching on Monday night.

Heel Matthews just makes me not want to watch a show I wasn't watching anyway.

So that's all I can really compare it on.

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

And if I'm gonna cry, I don't need your shoulder.

flashy_mcflash posted:


Would Shelton Benjamin count? I can't think of any other gimmick he's had.

He was a Momma's Boy, which I thought was cool, untill she had to leave for health reasons.

Also I would argue his "All American Athlete" thing is slightly diferent to a "blue chipper/all the tools" style opf gimmick,


Edit: Heel Cole was good. But they let it drag on and on and on and on. And then it became the worst. If Cole had gotten his comeuppance earlier when he should have, or even if the Mania match was the blow off, then it would have been fine. But WWE being WWE they didn't and ruined what was a good thing. I am an unrepentant Cole Miner!

Edit 2: Heel Don West is better than Heel Matthews and Heel Cole put together.

BrigadierSensible fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2017 around 23:11

Randaconda
Jul 3, 2014

He eats his feelings.


Heel Cole would have been an amazing manager, but Vince hates them nowadays.

Strawberry Panda
Nov 4, 2007



The Cole Mine was pretty funny tbh.

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Endorph
Jul 22, 2009



i still dont understand why cole didnt lose at mania, it would have blown the whole thing off perfectly. instead they just kept it going for like another half year until it quietly fizzled out.

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