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The W - Pro Wrestling - Elijah Burke, Kenny Dykstra, and Lena Yada released (Page 2)
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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.02

    Originally posted by thecubsfan

    The 4-UP on his wrist tape always led me to believe he was some sort of mushroom person.




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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous


    Sorry Elijah, your princess is in another castle.


Yup. In a castle called TNA, I think. The same thing applies to Burke that does to Paul London. Still in his prime. Just lose the goth look, go back to the dreads and the beads, and I think Elijah has all the tools to be successful.

Kenny needs a break to make everyone forget his face. He should come back to the E after a while, on the condition that there is no reference made to his previous exploits with the E.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.49
I'll add to the "It never showed up on TV" line of thought. He debuted it at a house show and apparently did the gimmick on the circuit for a bit, but he never used it on TV. Ever.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
Burke was a good worker with a lot of charisma and no baggage (ala the Spirit Squad), if creative can't come up with something for him, they aren't deserving of the name. I saw Elijah wrestle C.M. Punk at a house show and it was definitely the best match on the card. (Granted, the show included such technical masters as Mark Henry, Big Daddy V and Hornswoggle, plus a main event of Batista vs Khali.) Burke did an excellent job of connecting with the crowd, giving them a reason to dislike him other than simply because he was beating up on the face. I honestly thought he was going to be the one to divest Punk of the ECW title.

And on an unrelated note, Burke had cornrows, not dreads. There's a big difference between the two and confusing them could get you shot in certain barbershops.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
Both of these guys strike me as the type that JR referred to in a recent BBQBlog about guys who would rather play video games than learn about the business or do something to improve themselves in the ring.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by geemoney
    Both of these guys strike me as the type that JR referred to in a recent BBQBlog about guys who would rather play video games than learn about the business or do something to improve themselves in the ring.


I dunno about that. Burke was definitely better than serviceable in the ring and had the ability to give the fans special reasons to hate him. In any case, he was better than 60-70% of the ECW roster in terms of in-ring ability.

You may be onto something with respect to Kenny, though.




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The pace is too fast, you just won't last
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.35
So was RVD, but that didn't mean they didn't have the same problem with him. WWE really has displayed the attitude of wanting their guys to live and breathe the business at the expense of everything else. HHH has long been a proponent of that, from most interviews I've seen, and those with that attitude are always praised for their dedication in interviews and docs on DVDs. I'm not saying that's right; actually, I'm pretty sure it's bad for them personally, but it's still clearly what WWE expects.

    Originally posted by used2bcool
      Originally posted by geemoney
      Both of these guys strike me as the type that JR referred to in a recent BBQBlog about guys who would rather play video games than learn about the business or do something to improve themselves in the ring.


    I dunno about that. Burke was definitely better than serviceable in the ring and had the ability to give the fans special reasons to hate him. In any case, he was better than 60-70% of the ECW roster in terms of in-ring ability.

    You may be onto something with respect to Kenny, though.





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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
    Originally posted by GodEatGod
    So was RVD, but that didn't mean they didn't have the same problem with him. WWE really has displayed the attitude of wanting their guys to live and breathe the business at the expense of everything else.


Yes, but RVD was a multiple-time champion and a bonafide star in the WWE for many years. Burke was buried, left out of TV for months, then released. If they both had the same problem, I'd say RVD got off pretty easy.



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Cover up your face, you can't run the race
The pace is too fast, you just won't last
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