Sorry about the deleted post... somehow I screwed that one up pretty good.
Anyways, with DDP's health problems, he may never wrestle again. Turning down that guaranteed Time/Warner money looks worse and worse every day. DDP has commented that he lost $500,000 coming to the WWF. $500,000! All so he could be humiliated on TV and fulfill his dream -- a prelim match at WrestleMania against Marty Jannetty, er, Christian.
I hope that DDP gets well soon. I hope he can wrestle again. I hope he doesn't suffer any permanent or lasting damage. But I can't help but think that he made a terrible, terrible move by coming to the WWF.
Any other bad career moves that you can think about?? Hey, Terry Taylor, we have the perfect gimmick for you...
Originally posted by HBK 2002Any other bad career moves that you can think about?? Hey, Terry Taylor, we have the perfect gimmick for you...
Taylor's jump to the WWF may be the ultimate bad career move. Taylor was a fairly successful wrestler with a decent moveset and a good reputation. Then he came to the WWF, became the Red Rooster - and the rest is history. Now few people can separate Taylor from the Red Rooster gimmick - to Taylor's detriment. At least DDP's name is fairly unblemished.
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Originally posted by HBK 2002 Any other bad career moves that you can think about?? Any thoughts?
Bad career decision? How about the worst of the worst, Bret Hart? The Hit Man turned down WCW's offer of a three year contract for $9 million, choosing instead to sign a 20 year-pact with the WWF for less money. How different would this man's life now be if he had just taken Ted Turner's money as soon as it was offered?
TOMMY: What just happened here? DAVEY: We got hosed, Tommy. We got hosed.
Personally, I hate when Michaels or Test telegraph their kick finishers. They're much more likely to hit a guy without making a big sound first, and that leads to the "stunned/hurt enough for a three count" psychology.