#2 Posted on 8.9.05 2154.56 Reposted on: 8.9.12 2155.25
One of the more than dozen creative team assistants to Stephanie McMahon, Rudy Rischamnn was let go after Tuesday's Smackdown taping. One source said he was let go because he was seen as "too much of a mark."
#3 Posted on 8.9.05 2325.56 Reposted on: 8.9.12 2327.20
Originally posted by pwinsider.comWorld Wrestling Entertainment dropped creative team member Rudy Fischmann, who had been with the company about 8-12 weeks. Fischmann had a reputation for "acting markish" according to one source and for talking down to wrestlers despite his relatively low position on the creative team's totem poll.
One of the last straws was said to have been Fischmann browbeating and yelling at Ashley Massaro and Torrie Wilson after their match on Monday. Despite the Divas being told by several road agents and even Vince McMahon that the bout (which obviously didn't go well) was OK, Fischmann loudly complained that it wasn't what he wanted out of the segment
Interresting how different each report of the same event can turn out.
#4 Posted on 9.9.05 0110.14 Reposted on: 9.9.12 0112.59
I don't know, all the stories seem to be about the same thing. The guy didn't look at that match as a 'learning experience', which even someone as out of the wrestling business as me knew that it was. And the fact is that it wasn't that bad of a match, and certainly could have gone much MUCH (MUCH) worse than it did with just the one big screw-up. They probably did it so that they'd know right away what she needs work on so they can start training and be most effective. Probably why they gave her a live interview segment with Carlito. Why wait for 6 months and then see how she does? Why not give her a short, probably VERY scripted match she can practice with Victoria there to help and see how she does and then you'll know where you stand?
Looking at the match like that and reading that this guy was "too much of a mark", it's not that much of a jump to imagine he was close to starting his own "You Fucked Up" chant after the match, which could make the McMahon's wonder "Jesus, what the hell is wrong with this guy?" and realize that he just doesn't 'have it'. Especially if he had a history of being out of line with people higher in the company than him.
(Of course, I'm taking everything I've read in these posts as true which is pretty dangerous)
#6 Posted on 9.9.05 1027.35 Reposted on: 9.9.12 1028.03
Originally posted by Hogan's My DadI don't see how acting markish and talking down to wrestlers go together
Acting markish doesn't mean that you fall in love with the wrestlers, it means that you only look at what's going on at the absolute face value.
I was thinking something like this: "That interview totally sucked! Ric Flair made you look like a fool, that guy's awesome!" or "Hogan rules, they should give that guy the belt. Hey, look at that Hurricane guy. He's like, 60 pounds! There's NO WAY he could ever beat Masters! That guy's HUGE!"
Maybe not to that extent, but stuff like that fits the description and would certainly be reason to cut someone off if it was going off.