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Iron Mike Sharpe
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#1 Posted on
From this week's Ross Report:

"Booker T is the video-game champion of WWE and is tough to beat, especially on Madden 2002."

http://www.wwe.com/news/rossreport/?page=2





From the article on the impromptu 'pep talk' before RAW:

..."A lot of these guys are angry because they say, 'Well, I've been here a long time. Why don't they push me? Why am I not a top guy?' Because you're lazy. Because you sit in the back and play Nintendo instead of watching the matches..." (Triple H)


http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1159520?page=2

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::Shrugs:: So? I bet if he was talking about Bradshaw, ya wouldn't give two shites. Personally, I applaud Trips and the others who gave the pep talk, as it was needed badly. It shows that yes, people do care about this business besides us overly-critical Net people. So, kudos.
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I thought the same thing. Screw Triple H, he needs to look at himself in the mirror. Here's the whole thing:

"Impromptu 'pep talk' precedes RAW
by Phil Speer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- July 15, 2002 -- The backstage area -- normally a
madhouse during shows this close to World Wrestling Entertainment's
Stamford, Conn., headquarters - was noticeably quiet this afternoon.
At about 2:45 p.m., WWE's agents asked all the RAW Superstars to head out to
the ring area for a meeting. For 45 minutes, all the talent leaned against
the black guardrail outside the ring. The agents - including John
Laurinaitis, Arn Anderson and Dave "Fit" Finlay, stood in the ring and
literally talked down to them.
"The purpose of the meeting was to get all talent together to discuss their
views on RAW, and what they feel they can do to better the show,"
Laurinaitis told WWE.com.
Laurinaitis said there was a similar meeting two months ago with the
SmackDown! crew, and this was the first time "in a long time" that he and
Finlay, who are normally SmackDown! agents, had worked on RAW. So it was a
good opportunity, Laurinaitis said, to get everybody together. But last
week's RAW, which Jim Ross described in his Ross Report as "bowling-shoe
ugly," no doubt made today's gathering a higher priority. (Neither Ross nor
Vince McMahon attended the meeting.)
"There are some problems within RAW," Laurinaitis said. "Just internal
problems, motivation, some of the work ethic, some of the energy that lacks
from the show. Therefore, we pointed out that part of being in this business
is being in the ring every day, working hard and helping one another out,
and learning from other people and applying it into your own matches.
"It was just something where some of the agents felt like we needed to talk
to some of the talent. It's better to do it as a whole group rather than
just individually, because that way they get a chance to talk back, ask
questions and give us their points of views. And then we can try to help
them if there are any problems."
Many of the superstars spoke during the meeting. Triple H, who was not
scheduled to appear on RAW or SmackDown! this week due to injury, but was at
RAW nonetheless, seemed to have the most to say. Asked after the meeting
what he said, Triple H replied that he told his peers that they don't
necessarily deserve more television exposure (a "push") just because they've
been in the company for a while.
"(Some superstars) go to a house show, look on the wall and see their name,"
Triple H said, "and if they're the first match, they're like, 'Yeah! I'm on
early. I'm going to get to the hotel early, and get to sleep early. Or watch
a movie or get a beer or whatever.' If they're in the first match on the
card, they should be going, "All right, great I'm on first. But I'm going to
watch every single match and learn from every single guy. I'm going to get
in the ring before the doors open, working on my stuff, trying to get
better. I'm going to talk to the older guys, try to get better.' Too many of
these guys are content to sit back and wait for somebody to come up to them
and say, 'We're going to make you champ.' That's not how this business
works. That's not how this business has ever worked. You go out and you make
the best of the spot that you're in. And you make them realize, 'This guy's
so good, we have to use him.' That's how you get your spot.
"Nobody gave me my spot. If anything, when I was coming up, they were trying
to push me out because of Madison Square Garden and all that stuff - the
Curtain Call. I worked backwards. I could have just quit and said, 'They're
not going to push me. Forget it.' You just keep going. A lot of these guys
are angry because they say, 'Well, I've been here a long time. Why don't
they push me? Why am I not a top guy?' Because you're lazy. Because you sit
in the back and play Nintendo instead of watching the matches. Because you
play cards all day instead of trying to learn about the business. Because
you can't work, but you think that you can because you have an occasional
good match on TV or you had a few good matches on TV, but you really don't
know how to work. And you don't realize that, and you need to."

Triple H continued: "One of the things that guys don't realize is that when
there's less people here (in the crowd), you have to work harder. There's a
prevailing thought with some of the guys - they look around and if there's
not a lot of people they go, 'I'm not going to work very hard tonight
because there's nobody out there. I'm not going to risk getting hurt for
these people.' And it should be the opposite. When there's less people out
there, you have to work harder, because you need those people to go home and
tell their friends, 'I went to the show and it was awesome. You gotta see
this.' That's how you build the business. That's what we did. There was a
time in this business that nobody came to the shows. We built it up
to where it was sold out every night. We did that with a lot of hard work.
That's what these guys need to do."
Laurinaitis said the only way to improve WWE is to have everyone working
together, and that was the main point they tried to get across in the
meeting.
"The agents are there to help the (superstars)," he said. "Creative is there
to help the guys. The guys need to help the guys. We have a lot of young
potentially great superstars ready to break through who need help. The only
way to help one another is to get in the ring every day and work out, and to
watch matches, watch tapes, and take advice from the top talent.
"The talent agreed (at the meeting) that they do need to pick up the pace a
little bit, and there is a lack of a lot of the guys supporting one another.
That's going to happen in such a competitive business, but by supporting one
another, everybody prospers - the company prospers. And that's the main goal
of everybody, is to make WWE strong."

My only question is, WHY would they bring in some other wrestler to come in and talk down to those guys? I could understand if it was Vince. But, Triple H HASN'T earned his spot lately. Lately, Triple H is the guy who I refer to as, "that guy who porks the bosses daughter". The fact of the matter is, RAW is no different than Smackdown, and I actually liked RAW's product and roster MORE than Smackdown's (the guys are used better. Period). I just don't understand WHY the WWE would have Triple H come in for a peptalk. I don't hear them turning to Angle, or RVD or an experienced veteral like 'Taker for this crap!

This is why I personally hate Triple H.





An open letter to Andrew Gilkison from me: Sir, I am no longer pleased with your product and thus will not read it. I am the consumer and your product is not living up to my expectations. I could open up an Andrew Gilkison message board and cry about it, but that's a waste of my time. In the meantime, I would suggest you work on improving your product. Thank you.

Watching RAW and Smackdown doesn't cost anymore than your posts do. And so, like a good consumer, I'm tuning you out.

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#4 Posted on
::Sighs:: There's no bringing common sense into a lynch mob.
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#5 Posted on
::Sighs:: You're sooooo smart! (looks at above post lovingly)

It's my opinion, and I'm stickin' to it. The guy is boring.



An open letter to Andrew Gilkison from me: Sir, I am no longer pleased with your product and thus will not read it. I am the consumer and your product is not living up to my expectations. I could open up an Andrew Gilkison message board and cry about it, but that's a waste of my time. In the meantime, I would suggest you work on improving your product. Thank you.

Watching RAW and Smackdown doesn't cost anymore than your posts do. And so, like a good consumer, I'm tuning you out.

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