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I had to think really long and hard about this - but one good thing has happened on TNA since Hogan came aboard.

Abyss's gimmick got fixed.

Remember he was doing that quasi-Eugene face thing? I didn't like when he was doing the Hogan schtick, but now? He's properly a monster like he should be.

I am also at the point where I can't even watch TNA anymore, but I have to admit that one thing is better...
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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.32
    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    I had to think really long and hard about this - but one good thing has happened on TNA since Hogan came aboard.

    Abyss's gimmick got fixed.

    Remember he was doing that quasi-Eugene face thing? I didn't like when he was doing the Hogan schtick, but now? He's properly a monster like he should be.



I thought the happy superhero Abyss occurred because of direct interaction with Hogan. He got Hogan's HoF ring and found his, I dunno, resolve and confidence. This was part of Hogan "fixing" TNA characters.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    I thought the happy superhero Abyss occurred because of direct interaction with Hogan. He got Hogan's HoF ring and found his, I dunno, resolve and confidence. This was part of Hogan "fixing" TNA characters.


Yeah, when he went from Eugene-lite to the Hulkamania-Lantern, I think it was a positive step, but it still wasn't ideal.

Did they eventually intend to revert him to full-blown monster, and that was just a halfway step? I have no way of knowing. But the end result - what we have now - is an acceptable version. So yeah, a year into it, Abyss is far, far better than he was when Hogan first arrived.
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#44 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      I thought the happy superhero Abyss occurred because of direct interaction with Hogan. He got Hogan's HoF ring and found his, I dunno, resolve and confidence. This was part of Hogan "fixing" TNA characters.


    Yeah, when he went from Eugene-lite to the Hulkamania-Lantern, I think it was a positive step, but it still wasn't ideal.

    Did they eventually intend to revert him to full-blown monster, and that was just a halfway step? I have no way of knowing. But the end result - what we have now - is an acceptable version. So yeah, a year into it, Abyss is far, far better than he was when Hogan first arrived.


I find the current Evil Monster Abyss to be remarkably one-dimensional and boring. Maybe it's because he isn't good on the mic, but most likely it's because they aren't giving him anything really interesting to do.
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