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#1 Posted on 11.9.02 1642.26
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I think you missed the point of being "un-American" instead of Canadian. If they were merely Canadian, you wouldn't open the door for people like William Regal (whos British) and you'd have to include people like Edge and Chris Jericho as we all wonder they won't admit to being Canadian. Personally, I think the next group member SHOULD be Y2J, as that can still make sense on the same lines.

Additionally, being un-american means they can still get cheap heat in Canadian cities. "Whenever I got to Winipeg, I was sickened about how like America it is. I mean, there's a Starbucks right outside. You guys are just like Americans." And the fans would dispise them for it.

Lastly, I'd like to know how they won the Tag Titles if they never won a match. Seems a little difficult. If you mean they never won a CLEAN match, then that's a little different. But they're heels, and heels are supposed to cheat. Its what they do.

Sorry, this went on a little longer than I anticipated. Not trying to bash you. I make no pretentions to like their wrestling styles and I hate people who only get cheap heat. But it works.
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#2 Posted on 12.9.02 1853.50
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I think you are actually getting my point, although you might not think that the point I made is the point you are getting, which really is the point I was trying to make in the first place.... (what the hell did I just write?) Anyways, I agree with you. If you are going to call a faction the "Un-americans" (which is the worst name for a faction since the ding-dongs) then why were they exclusivly Canadian for the past few months? I am just pissed that the WWE is taking a great concept with great potential, and just kind of letting it sit there without any creative input. Why did it take them until Monday to add a non-Canadian member? They make no effort to drive the concept home. They just kinda say, "these guys hate America, boo them"
As far as saying they never win a match, I was half exagurating (especially considering they won a match the night I wrote the article) but I feel I needed to to make a point. How thretening is this group when Kane can beat them by himself? They should have let these guys win match after match because of superior tallent, kinda like Bret Hart used to do in the Hart foundation. That would infuriate the fans more, and make the Unamericans defeat even more satisfying.

Addding Regal is a good start, but who's to say that you cant add American-born wrestlers? if you don't do that, all you have to choose from are the canadian wrestlers, the mexicans and Tajiri to join. Not a bad roster of tallent, but I just think that by making it forgien vs. US wrestlers, you're asking for nothing but trouble down the line. And cant they be something a little more universally appealing, like the anti american coilition or some other terrorist sounding name? The fact that despite the WWE dropping the ball with this concept in nearly every single possible way, these guys are still drawing tons of heat, just pisses me off at how much potential these guys and this concept really has.
Well, I'm rambling but I just wanted to reply. I think you're seeing my point in a way. I'm pretty sure I see yours.

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#3 Posted on 12.9.02 1856.07
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Define "potential."
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#4 Posted on 12.9.02 2001.55
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Didn't have time to reply correctly before. In regards to the storyline, potential means it could have drawn more heat than Yokozuna and the Hart Foundation's heel heat combined. In regards to the people involved, potential means that these guys are incredibly talented and charismatic, and are capable of much more than they are currently allwed to do. Just my opinion, I could be wrong. I also have Matt Hardy pegged as a future main-eventer, so I might just be a (not Tommy) dreamer.

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#5 Posted on 13.9.02 0152.46
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Thanks for the reply, I think I see your point more clearly now:

They really could be using this in a much better fashion. I'm with ya.
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