So where do they go from here? My whole interest in their characters was based on their gimmick being the Ambiguously Gay Duo. But now that Billy says they aren't gay, what do their characters have to do anymore? I think they would've been better served if they said something like, "Wait a minute here. We aren't gay! We're just really good friends and really great tag team partners. Rico was the one who just wanted to capitalize on all the media business, but I have no idea where people get this notion that we're gay from!"
Just play it straight out of Ace and Gary's playbook, and keep the crowd guessing. But now the WWE can either try and run with B&C still acting like th AGD, or they can try and remake their whole characters.
I can't figure out which would be a better choice right now...
"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."
"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."
"Who do you love?"
-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
See, that's the thing. B&C were a lot more interesting with Rico. Rico gets HUGE heel heat. I'd be tempted to put him at Eddy's level for getting the crowd to boo him during a match. B&C... well, I'm not so sure the crowd was really that much into *them*.
If the WWE pulls the trigger and sets up a B and C vs. J and R match at the PP and V, then Billy and Chuck can be faces. It will be interesting after the pay per view if they can keep the fans cheering for Billy and Chuck.
In my opinion, they should definitely stretch this tag team feud out to maximize the positive crowd reactions for B/C. For instance, if the Islanders 2.0 do seriously injure Billy or Chuck at the PPV, then the other guy can get the "spunky wrestler who lost his partner but is continuing to fight the vile heels" storyline. Then, a Billy and Chuck victory over Jamal and Rosie at No Mercy could solidify their face-dom and set them up for a possible showdown with the tag champs at the Survivor Series (against probably the Un-Americans).
"Oh would you stop being all stealthy and just get in the truck"- Tom Servo
They really wussed out here. With all of the positive press they could have created some alternative lifestyle face characters. Now the characters are pretty much dead after this fued. Where do they go after the Island Boys fued is done?
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
I actually think the Godfather coming back can be used for one thing. Have BC and God vs Rico and Island Boys, have BC chase Rico off to leave God alone against the Boys where he can get crushed to do the job, and this sets up the fued for the PPV with Boys vs BC.
I love ya baby, but all I can think about is, Kielbasa sausage, your butt cheeks is warm! Go Norcross Blue Devils!
I think the real point of this argument is not just that wrestling itself has changed so drastically, but also that wrestling FANS are different today. I think 99% of what went over back in the day would have modern fans reaching for the remote.