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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Randy Orton video package
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#1 Posted on 1.10.02 1353.19
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Was I the only one who thought the Randy Orton video package last night was hilarious? The way it was done exactly like those old NFL video packages; the "film stock" look to the footage, the old style/look of the opening graphic, and I swear they hired the same guy to do the voice over. Now if only it had been done for someone better than Randy Orton.

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#2 Posted on 1.10.02 1424.54
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It was blasphemy attempting to duplicate John Facenda's dolcid tones for a video of Randy Orton. Also, nice bit of hypocrisy of Vince having the announcers rip football all night, then rip off NFL Films. Oh well, the third season of the XFL will be starting very shortly. Oh year, that crashed in flames for Vince, how could I ever forget.
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#3 Posted on 1.10.02 1451.46
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Hey, it is a dig on the NFL taking bits from the production gimmicks of the late unlamented XFL (the starting players introducing themselves, the camera angles, etc).
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#4 Posted on 1.10.02 1457.53
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Well, whatever it was, dig on who or what ... I still thought it was lame.
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#5 Posted on 1.10.02 1720.45
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I thought it was great. Actually gives those casual viewers a back ground on who he is. I thought it was well done!
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#6 Posted on 1.10.02 1721.36
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Complete and utter cheese. I'm convinced that WWE, although pushing Orton as a babyface, is trying to get us to hate him in a real Rocky Maivia sort of way. The grinning, slapping hands with fans, all-American babyface who gets overpushed and who we can't stand. Then they turn him heel and give him a cutting-edge persona, making him the heel whom we want to cheer. Then after awhile he turns face again and stays that way for a long time.

Basically, I think it's an attempt at catching lightning in a bottle for a second time. And I'm not convinced that it'll work with Randy Orton. Then again, whoever thought that Rocky Maivia would end up as an eight-time World Heavyweight Champion?
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#7 Posted on 1.10.02 1742.30
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I actually thought it was kind of clever. And whatever they are TRYING to do... at least it is something somewhat new. And they are putting time and money behind a newer face... and on a Raw with HHH, this is amazing indeed!
Everyone who "hates" this should remember that in a way, they are giving you what you want!
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#8 Posted on 1.10.02 1908.06
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Complete and utter cheese. I'm convinced that WWE, although pushing Orton as a babyface, is trying to get us to hate him in a real Rocky Maivia sort of way. The grinning, slapping hands with fans, all-American babyface who gets overpushed and who we can't stand. Then they turn him heel and give him a cutting-edge persona, making him the heel whom we want to cheer. Then after awhile he turns face again and stays that way for a long time.

    Basically, I think it's an attempt at catching lightning in a bottle for a second time. And I'm not convinced that it'll work with Randy Orton. Then again, whoever thought that Rocky Maivia would end up as an eight-time World Heavyweight Champion?





Which means, Randy Orton is the Dan Spivey of this generation, as Vince is trying to recreate Flex much as he spent 10 years trying to recreate Hogan. Unfortunately for Vince, it didn't work last time and it probably won't work this time. But at least by January we'll probably be up to the Cena-Express, so it can get worse.
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#9 Posted on 1.10.02 1933.34
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    Originally posted by deadbeater
    Hey, it is a dig on the NFL taking bits from the production gimmicks of the late unlamented XFL (the starting players introducing themselves, the camera angles, etc).
That never even occured to me, but I bet you're right. I'll bet every ounce of NFL-bashing they did last night was specifically because Vince is pissed about the NFL's borrowing of certain XFL-style production techniques.

Vince, you need yourself a nice big cup of "settle down Beavis".
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#10 Posted on 2.10.02 0945.11
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    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
    That never even occured to me, but I bet you're right. I'll bet every ounce of NFL-bashing they did last night was specifically because Vince is pissed about the NFL's borrowing of certain XFL-style production techniques.
I hope they do a fantasy dream sequence in the cheerleaders' locker room featuring Rodney Dangerfield in a towel! That would be awesome!
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#11 Posted on 2.10.02 1544.06
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Well, WWE isn't going to trick me. If they want Orton to get booed for being Rocky Maivia V.2, then I'm going to cheer him. Your reverse psychology won't work on me, WWE!
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#12 Posted on 2.10.02 1602.26
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Oh man...according to 1Bob...

"It appears that Randy Orton suffered some sort of shoulder injury this past Monday on RAW. He will be having an MRI done to see exactly what's wrong. "
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#13 Posted on 2.10.02 1603.36
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Then again, whoever thought that Rocky Maivia would end up as an eight-time World Heavyweight Champion?

Nine. 7 WWF, 2 WCW.
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#14 Posted on 2.10.02 2257.06
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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    I actually thought it was kind of clever. And whatever they are TRYING to do... at least it is something somewhat new. And they are putting time and money behind a newer face... and on a Raw with HHH, this is amazing indeed!
    Everyone who "hates" this should remember that in a way, they are giving you what you want!



How in the world is this "something new?" Imitating something that worked in '96 is something new?

???

This, although a good idea in and of itself, is another manifestation of WWE relying on things that have already been done in lieu of something new. (RAW vs. Smackdown! fabricated "war" being the best example. We just CAN'T let go of '98 - '00 can we?)

Having said that, I think the Orton-Rocky idea is a good one, and I like it a lot, but I would never call it "new."

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#15 Posted on 4.10.02 0324.45
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    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    Oh man...according to 1Bob...

    "It appears that Randy Orton suffered some sort of shoulder injury this past Monday on RAW. He will be having an MRI done to see exactly what's wrong. "



Wow it only took a week for the Raw injury jinx to catch Orton.

And deadbeater I also never connected the NFL "borrowing" a few of XFL production gimmicks and Vince in return "borrowed" some of NFL Films promo tactics with the Orton promo. Don't know if it's the case but it does seem like something Vince would do =)
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#16 Posted on 7.10.02 1719.12
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If this angle doesn't show you how off JR is, nothing will.
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