The W
Views: 97629152
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
24.7.14 0543
The W - Pro Wrestling - A Garbage WrestleMania?
This thread has 4 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 3.94
Pages: 1
(4478 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
TL_Hopper
Salami








Since: 5.7.03

Since last post: 2811 days
Last activity: 2666 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
So as the build-up to WrestleMania kicks in, it dawns on me that, really, if this show is to be any good, it's going to have to rely heavily on "garbage" matches. And while I love a good brawl as much as the next guy, most of the matches on the card are going to be of the hardcore variety to be any good, which kinda limits the variety of the card.

For example:

Cena vs. HHH-HHH can still brawl with the best of them, and Cena's not too far behind (witness his matches with JBL). I can't expect much in the way of real workrate though.

McMahon vs. HBK-They're going to need every cheap trick in the book to make this any good.

Foley vs. Edge-Obviously this is going to be a big brawl as it's a hardcore match.

MITB-It's a ladder match, for Christ's sake, of course it's going to be a car wreck!

Benoit vs. JBL-I'm actually a JBL fan, but he's no Kurt Angle in the ring, so this is going to need to be wild to be any good.

At this point, it's up to the World title match to provide something that would satisfy the workrate freaks. At this point, the card is shaping up to be very much an ECW-like show, and, for WrestleMania, I'm not entirely sure that's a good thing.





I've been listening to my gut since I was fourteen. And I've come to the conclusion that, frankly, my guts have shit for brains.
Promote this thread!
The Vile1
Lap cheong








Since: 4.9.02
From: California

Since last post: 1921 days
Last activity: 1653 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
Hey you got something here. This really looks like one of the most underwhelming Wrestlemanias in recent memory.

I'm flabbergasted they are actually doing HBK vs. Vince. I'm just like...why? What a waste of time when we should be getting a REAL Wrestlemania match in HBK vs. Shelton for the IC title (there hasn't been an IC title match for Mania in FOUR years). Or HBK vs. RVD a main event match to be sure that WWE refuses to exploit just like Mysterio vs. Benoit.

I mean, its really a waste of HBK.

A couple of the matches could turn out to be special considering the guys involved, but this is certainly far removed from WM XX. And there's not one match on this card that can possibly surpass the novelty of Angle/HBK from last year.

(edited by The Vile1 on 10.3.06 2204)
ekedolphin
Scrapple








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

Since last post: 35 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
Eh, I think there's "brawl" and then there's "garbage", and there's still a ways to go in between the two. I don't expect Cena to put Triple H through a barbed-wire flaming table, for example. (Though if he did, I would instantly become the world's #1 John Cena fan).

You make a good point that the matchups seem pretty unusual and that aside from maybe one or two matches, the "OMG WORKRATE~!" folks would be better off staying home. But I do know that last year's Money in the Bank ladder match was insanely awesome, and if anyone didn't like it, I ain't got time for ya. I'll probably go to Baker Street to watch the PPV just so I can see how Shelton Benjamin can possibly top the crazy shit he did last year.



"Grubbs, you drive like a hummingbird. And by that, I mean frequent stops and unexpected right-angle turns."
--Fargo, The SimPrentice: Part 2 (GameSpy Preview of The Sims 2: Open For Business)

Five-Time W of the Day (5/27/02; 7/3/02; 7/30/04; 8/28/04; 12/16/05)

The Only Five-Time (and Last) N.E.W. World Heavyweight Champion

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

griff
Head cheese








Since: 26.2.04
From: Manchester, England

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 6 days
#4 Posted on
I still don't know why Lashley was booked to lose to JBL at No Way Out (apart from JBL being in with Vince and Lashley still being a bit green). I've been thinking for weeks that a Lashley/Benoit bout at 'Mania would have been pretty good. That man has Goldberg potential written all over him....

Vince vs HBK is a waste, especially considering that HBK is greatly reducing his schedule after 'Mania.
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 1896 days
Last activity: 1830 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80
Lashley needs a LOT more in-ring seasoning before being given a truly high-profile gig. Putting him with Finlay, the guy who helped turn Trish Stratus into a really damn good wrestler, for an extended stretch is the best thing for his career right now.



To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
Derrick
Cotechino








Since: 10.9.05
From: Detroit

Since last post: 548 days
Last activity: 523 days
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.14
If HBK is going to lighten his load post mania then I see HBK jobbing to Vince. Before you all think im crazy here is what I see happening. Sometime before Mania Vinnie Mac is gonna add some stipulation like "loser leaves town, your fired, etc" to the match. HBK loses by some heel shenanigans. This allows HBK sometime off to whatever he has to do. And if and when he does return noone will cry because we all know that anytime there is a stip about being fired it never sticks. And on the slight chance he doesn't return the reason why is already in place. This is all speculation of course and I know how CRZ feels about that. But we'll see I guess.



"They're all losers, either by birth or by choice." - Jack Parkman (Major League 2)
mercer
Head cheese








Since: 17.11.03
From: Aransas Pass TX

Since last post: 2725 days
Last activity: 2585 days
#7 Posted on
No offense the the windy city, but this mania has no shot at being good. It's in Chicago. Mania 2 sucked, Mania 13 sucked, and last year when I head "Chicago" I knew this one was gonna suck. Its weird, Chicago is such a great wrestling city, really hot crowds, and every other ppv from there is at least pretty good, and yet with the exception of Austin-Hart at 13, I can't recall a good mania match there.



The one man weapon of mass destruction that all the ladies call the master of seduction, MARVELOUS MATT MERCER!!!
Later and God bless
Marvelous Matt Mercer
www.MATTMERCER.tk
Thread rated: 3.94
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: The SId Vicious school of self defense WORKS!
Next thread: SMACKDONW COMIX for 3/10/2006!!
Previous thread: Smackdown Spoilers 3/14/06
(4478 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Yeeesh. I hope that, for Alexis's sake, those are fakes that InVerse linked to. Because if not, that's got to be one of the worst boob jobs I've seen. Hopefully she can get that shit fixed...
Related threads: My on-line sportsbook is taking bets on the ME at WM22. - What are the best seats for WM22? - Allstate Arena/WM 22 - More...
The W - Pro Wrestling - A Garbage WrestleMania?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.385 seconds.