The W
Views: 110240576
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
13.2.09 1127
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Albert ---- ***SPOILERS*** for Smackdown on Dec. 12th Register and log in to post!
(7709 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (19 total)
chill
Landjager
Level: 63

Posts: 77/930
EXP: 2009321
For next: 87842

Since: 18.5.02

Since last post: 3165 days
Last activity: 3165 days
#1 Posted on 10.12.02 2249.09
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2256.08
Not only is Albert now getting a main event push, but he's got new theme music and a new name: A-Train

I expect a lot of people to criticize this in the coming days, but I'm going to wait until I've seen the show before I judge these changes.

For all we know, Albert's push won't be all for naught. A new look, theme, and name helped many people before. And while Albert's not an easy guy to like in most aspects, he's not overly terrible if used right. Heyman has made lemonade out of several lemons handed to him. I have a feeling he's going to make Albert a lot better than he has been so far.

The name is questionable, but who knows. I once thought The Rock was a stupid name, as well as "Triple H", but it doesn't take long for some things to catch on in wrestling.
Promote this thread!
The King of Keith
Lap cheong
Level: 78

Posts: 196/1573
EXP: 4344142
For next: 38103

Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 428 days
Last activity: 427 days
AIM:  
#2 Posted on 10.12.02 2256.43
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2256.44
A-Train is much better than just Albert. The name Albert is just not intimidating.
jvincion
Linguica
Level: 20

Posts: 12/68
EXP: 39033
For next: 3406

Since: 7.11.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 4141 days
Last activity: 4033 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#3 Posted on 10.12.02 2257.47
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2258.13
Maybe they can bring back Ice Train too - then they'll be the AICE Express. Anyone who gets that is a bigger old school gaming nerd than I am.

In all seriousness, it could work. For a while there, Albert was getting over fairly well on Velocity. If he's given focus, a proper character, and a SHIRT, he should do fine as a power wrestler. Hell, he may even feud with Brock somewhere down the road... but if they're just gonna feed him to 'Taker, maybe not.

Eh, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
PowerPB13
Frankfurter
Level: 58

Posts: 172/788
EXP: 1570661
For next: 6894

Since: 25.4.02
From: Belleville, IL USA

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 10.12.02 2318.06
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2318.18
From The Mark Report #1(below): "Albert's not THAT bad for a guy his size, and he's a half-way decent talker. The guy is in severe need of some kind of gimmick overhaul and name change, though."

Okay, WWE folks, WHO'S READING MY STUFF? Between this and the swiping of my little joke about RVD and Booker(one probably being in the opener and the other probably putting over Bautista), I'm starting to wonder...

;)


-Patrick

(edited by PowerPB13 on 10.12.02 2321)
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 141

Posts: 376/6152
EXP: 34071517
For next: 48581

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days
#5 Posted on 10.12.02 2320.16
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2321.14
A-TRAIN?! Chicago Bears fans should be mortified!
The King of Keith
Lap cheong
Level: 78

Posts: 197/1573
EXP: 4344142
For next: 38103

Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 428 days
Last activity: 427 days
AIM:  
#6 Posted on 10.12.02 2323.29
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2326.12
I dunno...the hairy back gets him heat, and any heat is good heat.

Undertaker has mentioned many times that one of his future picks for superstar is Albert, so don't count him as roadkill just yet!
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 135

Posts: 1448/5445
EXP: 28820824
For next: 514257

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 13 hours
#7 Posted on 10.12.02 2335.39
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2335.46
Undertaker... you mean the same guy who swore up and down that bringing KroniK to the WWF was a good idea?
The 5th Horseman
Kolbasz
Level: 47

Posts: 185/481
EXP: 735469
For next: 30740

Since: 23.10.02
From: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Since last post: 3481 days
Last activity: 3470 days
#8 Posted on 10.12.02 2352.19
Reposted on: 10.12.09 2352.44

    Originally posted by It's False
    A-TRAIN?! Chicago Bears fans should be mortified!


Yes, they should. Have you seen the Bears offense?

A-Train is better than Albert. Now they need to put him in pants and give him some gear that shows off his attention grabbing back hair while covering his slob like gut.
fuelinjected
Banger
Level: 99

Posts: 283/2679
EXP: 9679119
For next: 320916

Since: 12.10.02
From: Canada

Since last post: 3740 days
Last activity: 3740 days
#9 Posted on 11.12.02 0113.01
Reposted on: 11.12.09 0113.19
The A-Train. Now if the A-Train could just do something about his girlish arms and hairy man breasts, he may be on his way to headlining the next Saturday Night Main Event. Wait, this isn't the 80's?

I can't wait for Michael Cole's genius commentary. You know Tazz, this big A-Train, it's like a trainwreck when he hits you.
A-MOL
Frankfurter
Level: 58

Posts: 402/777
EXP: 1528477
For next: 49078

Since: 26.6.02
From: York, England

Since last post: 4352 days
Last activity: 4294 days
#10 Posted on 11.12.02 0210.28
Reposted on: 11.12.09 0217.20
Oh God, they're going to make his splash in the corner his finisher, aren't they.
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 154

Posts: 1132/7534
EXP: 46018532
For next: 343442

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 957 days
Last activity: 957 days
#11 Posted on 11.12.02 0748.57
Reposted on: 11.12.09 0749.39
A-Train. B-squared. Maybe Vince has decided to go back to the beginning. Blow up the current fan base, and focus on developing the Sesame Street fan base as the fan base of the future. Idea for next week, focus on Benoit C-God.
dMr
Andouille
Level: 91

Posts: 135/2228
EXP: 7324678
For next: 144263

Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

Since last post: 87 days
Last activity: 18 days
#12 Posted on 11.12.02 0751.48
Reposted on: 11.12.09 0752.14

    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    A-Train. B-squared. Maybe Vince has decided to go back to the beginning. Blow up the current fan base, and focus on developing the Sesame Street fan base as the fan base of the future. Idea for next week, focus on Benoit C-God.


Hey B squared could start dating Ivory and she could be I's cubed. *laughs to self briefly then hangs head in shame*

sorry
HitTheSnoozeButton
Boudin rouge
Level: 49

Posts: 326/530
EXP: 876051
For next: 7838

Since: 2.1.02
From: Pittsburgh PA

Since last post: 2567 days
Last activity: 917 days
#13 Posted on 11.12.02 1109.23
Reposted on: 11.12.09 1109.45
If it makes you feel any better dMr, I laughed.

And Albert may well turn out to be good, but after hearing that Mattitude could have been the one to do the deed to Rey, anything is a letdown.
albert44
Italian
Level: 35

Posts: 208/240
EXP: 265882
For next: 14056

Since: 12.2.02
From: houston , TX

Since last post: 3875 days
Last activity: 3607 days
#14 Posted on 11.12.02 1131.59
Reposted on: 11.12.09 1134.54

    Originally posted by VanillaSky
    A-Train is much better than just Albert. The name Albert is just not intimidating.


No it is not. I should know.Ive been an albert for 24 years now.
shea
Bockwurst
Level: 50

Posts: 454/557
EXP: 941087
For next: 6237

Since: 1.2.02
From: Brooklyn NY

Since last post: 4478 days
Last activity: 4364 days
#15 Posted on 11.12.02 1140.11
Reposted on: 11.12.09 1140.39
Look, let's face it: Some people are just friggin' ugly, and Albert's one of those people.

I don't want to have to look at him one second longer than is absolutely necessary, which is NEVER. So know now that when he comes on my TV, that's when I will IMMEDIATELY hit the remote.

[ And who the hell is doing Vince's consumer research that mandates someone like Albert gets a push? ... dumb, dumb, dumb ... ]
mountinman44
Sujuk
Level: 64

Posts: 456/974
EXP: 2155552
For next: 58557

Since: 8.5.02
From: San Diego, CA

Since last post: 1729 days
Last activity: 44 days
Y!:
#16 Posted on 11.12.02 1219.06
Reposted on: 11.12.09 1229.01

    Originally posted by dMr
    Hey B squared could start dating Ivory and she could be I's cubed. *laughs to self briefly then hangs head in shame*

    sorry



Horrible, but I laughed. Even a bad pun is funny.
Pool-Boy
Lap cheong
Level: 82

Posts: 618/1759
EXP: 5187136
For next: 22113

Since: 1.8.02
From: Huntington Beach, CA

Since last post: 1793 days
Last activity: 560 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#17 Posted on 11.12.02 1451.36
Reposted on: 11.12.09 1452.42

    Originally posted by shea
    Look, let's face it: Some people are just friggin' ugly, and Albert's one of those people.

    I don't want to have to look at him one second longer than is absolutely necessary, which is NEVER. So know now that when he comes on my TV, that's when I will IMMEDIATELY hit the remote.

    [ And who the hell is doing Vince's consumer research that mandates someone like Albert gets a push? ... dumb, dumb, dumb ... ]


Pretty sad that you are watching wrestling just to check out how hot the men are-
Give Albert a chance! There have been tons of ugly stars in the WWF over time. Look at Andre! Hacksaw? MOOLAH?
shea
Bockwurst
Level: 50

Posts: 455/557
EXP: 941087
For next: 6237

Since: 1.2.02
From: Brooklyn NY

Since last post: 4478 days
Last activity: 4364 days
#18 Posted on 11.12.02 1642.26
Reposted on: 11.12.09 1642.27

    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    Pretty sad that you are watching wrestling just to check out how hot the men are ...


Cheap shot.

Were it true, you're right -- that would indeed be sad.

But the concept of "U-GLY" knows not the boundaries of sexual orientation.

Hell, look at Jacqueline. (on second thought ... don't)

Bottom line: the dude's digusting. Throw in the fact that he can't wrestle and sucks on the mike, where's the incentive for me giving Albert one minute of my time?

After all, it's not like he's a rookie. Albert sucked back in the day, he sucks now, and he will continue to suck, however they package or push him, from now until whenever.


The King of Keith
Lap cheong
Level: 78

Posts: 203/1573
EXP: 4344142
For next: 38103

Since: 4.11.02
From: Winchester, VA

Since last post: 428 days
Last activity: 427 days
AIM:  
#19 Posted on 11.12.02 2320.41
Reposted on: 11.12.09 2329.02
Albert is kinda fun to watch. I was a big fan of him in the T&A days (one of the most underrated tag teams ever). He can move pretty fast for a big guy. I think that he'll do well with this. Of course, having him in the ring with Edge won't hurt matters.

On a side note, I've changed my picture to reflect my support in the Albert push. Go Albert! Prove the smarks wrong!
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: RAW was AWESOME!
Next thread: Armageddon card(may contain spoilers)
Previous thread: RAW Rating 9.12 (or 12.9 dependin where yer from)
(7709 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Albert ---- ***SPOILERS*** for Smackdown on Dec. 12thRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.612 seconds.