After reviewing and reviewing Lance Storm's new Team Canada/Hart Foundation gimmick, I've decided that I don't like it. I think this is the kind of gimmick that can bury a guy. Remember in WCW the last month when they tried to move Storm away from his whole Team Canada/hating American thing, and it was unsuccessful? The fans weren't buying it.
And, I like Storm, I really do, but it has become increasingly more noticable to me he's not a god on the mic like I initially thought he was. He's talented as hell in the ring, and he's just decent on the mic (at least his WWE work has been in my eyes), but is this gimmick digging him and Christian and Test a hole they won't be able to get out of? I mean this gimmick as it is right now obliterates any chance Storm has of being a face outside the northern borders (anyone else dreading the possible return of the "USA sucks" chant when we return to Canada?). I thin the possibility he's not good enough on the mic to get out of this hole is high.
Me, personally, I'm just glad they didn't have Storm or Benoit join the group, becasue I think this is the type of thing that can ruin a guy for a looong amount of time. Anyone else think of someone who was ruined by a gimmick or who overcame something like this?
I don't remember, did Bret ever overcome the Hart Foundation while in the WWE?
Anyone else agree, disagree?
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Originally posted by WhoBettahThanDeionI don't remember, did Bret ever overcome the Hart Foundation while in the WWE?
He didn't have time. The end of the America vs Canada angle was also the end of Hart's WWF career.
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I don't imagine WWE is going to celebrate TSN's new partnership, but I don't think they much care either. TSN was also showing Nitro as far back as 1997. If they didn't care much about WCW, I doubt they care about TNA.