No, this isn't another thread about the HHH=Satan conspiracy theory. Actually, I've noticed that no one ever discusses that sort of thing here. Meanwhile, in the Wrestling folder, it's a rare day that goes by that doesn't see a long thread about that topic. Some male posters spend so much of their time posting about HHH that I'm starting to think they must secretly be in love. Okay, seriously, I know that a lot of posters are frustrated about the quality of the shows, blame HHH for it, and need to vent. This brings out the HHH defenders and away they go.
Why don't we ever talk about backstage politics here? I'm not saying we should. I'm just wondering why we don't. Women are supposed to be bigger gossips than men, but you wouldn't know it to look at this messageboard.
Are we not as frustrated as other posters? Do we not believe one man can be responsible for all the WWE problems? Do we just not care one way or the other?
For my part, I was interested in the HHH saga---the first 10,000 times I read about it. The same things keep being said about him over and over. It's boring.
Hmmm, maybe I just answered my own question. If you have another reason, let me know.
Well, I can tell you that I personally find the whole thing pretty stupid. We have no actual proof that anything the conspiracy theorist say is true. Just a bunch of second hand information, opinions and speculation. While I don't think there is anything wrong with it, it just doesn't hold any interest to me. I prefer to talk about the things I see on the show- the matches, the characters, the storylines, the hot men- than what might or might not happen behind the scenes.
The whole HHHate thing leaves me ambivalent. On one hand, I can look and say that no one has had a greater level of success than HHH over the past 4 years. The fued with Mick Foley is a modern classic and the matches from from which were awesome. HHH really endeared himself with me during that time.
But somewhere along the way, I guess I grew tired of hearing "My Time" 20 times a show. I guess this was during that whole McMahon-Helmsley Faction thing. He really tired out the people who hailed him as the "New Ric Flair" or as CRZ put it "The New Man". Then the rumors of his romance with Stephanie McMahon just symbolized the $hit hitting the fan.
I don't hate HHH, but I am frustrated with the things that he says in interviews there are not gossip. When he says that some guys, specifically Chris Jericho, are not on his level, that's when you anger me. When you say that you are the greatest in the business, but you aren't helping to make your company great by helping others make that level, then you anger me. When you claim to be "The Best in the Game" or "The Game" itself, you have to respect your opponents, and I personally feel that he openly shows a lack of respect for guys in the locker room. Screw who he's screwing or rumors, I'm going by what he's said in interviews that were out of character.
I can't say that HHH is Satan, or even the catalyst to the poor ratings and whatnot... But he's the easiest scapegoat these days.
I'm probably the bravest Wiener there is, going on the main board and taking on the guys every day about this. But, all that backstage stuff can leave me pretty annoyed. So, I just come here to talk about anything OTHER than that. This board is one of the few in the IWC that doesn't spend any time on the backstage politicking. I'm glad to be a part of that. Personally, during the Foley feud, and even through the McMahon-Helmsley era, I just couldn't get enough of the guy. You already know where I stand on this, but let's just say the needle has been stuck in the groove for the last year over why he's disliked.
I will also agree that in a lot of ways Hunter is shoved down our throats, not that I wouldn't mind if it was just mine (had to throw in the innuendo, bwahahahaha).... I'm not going so far as to hate him yet, for the last three out of four years, I've been entertained and excited beyond belief by this man. It's been tapering off recently, but I haven't given up on this guy yet. I may not like the way he has his hair (when it's dry) done, or the fact that his feud with Booker T is on hold. But, I'm not doing the ratings arguments or anything like that. He is an easy scapegoat, no doubt because of Stephanie, but I think she's just a lucky woman.
(edited by Ringmistress on 25.4.03 0748) HAAAAAIL, ILPALAZZO!
I don't watch wrestling for the conspiracy theory. I tried that a long time ago, trying to guess what would happen, who would win, etc. I suck at it. I always pick the wrong winners, the wrong storylines, the wrong screwjobs. Call me stupid, call me blonde, oh wait, I am blonde. Never mind. Whatever, the fact of the matter is I love wrestling and I have no desire to constantly, incessantly, obsessively, fixatedly, neurotically discuss conspiracy theories. Now when something big (and blatant) is going on, yeah, I want to discuss it, but I get a headache trying to sift through the debacle that is the men's board. I realize there's a hell of lot more of them than us, and everyone wants to put their two cents in, which is fine, but it just gets overwhelming.
Conversely, if threads were started here regarding politics/conspiracy theories, and though I would probably not bring anything meaningful to the table, I would participate. Only because it would be quality posting.
I don't get hyped on the back stage wrestling and tend to have a 'take what I can get' attitude. By doing this, I actually enjoy most of the shows and it takes a pretty bad show, IMO, to actually disappoint me. I have enough crap in my life to be serious about and critically think about, I watch wrestling to get away from that, I just want to look at hot guys, be entertained, and see more hot guys. As per some areas of this board, apparently, that doesn't take much...
I really liked the whole "ambiguously gay duo" thing that Billy and Chuck had going, so it'll be interesting to see how they move along. I'm also getting a kick out of the Bischoff/Steph one-upmanship...