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The W - Pro Wrestling - Evolution: Would Dupree be a Better Choice?
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20
Watching the Steiner/Orton match, I wondered how different Evolution would be if Renee Dupree was selected instead of Orton. Would Teenage Phenom Dupree would be more marketable than Blue Chipper/3rd Generation Superstar Randy Orton? Their ringwork seems to be about even at this point. (inexperienced, but decent tools) I'm guessing that Dupree's mic skills could use some work, but Orton isn't exactly a promo machine, either.

I guess looking at both, it's a tough call at this point. I just see a potential wasted opportunity on Dupree. But being so young, I guess they figure he has time to develop his skills in the tag ranks.

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I wonder when HHH loses the belt and takes time off for his injury/honeymoon if they will add new guys to Evolution like was done with DX when Michales went out?

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#3 Posted on

I think Orton is the perfect fit ... he's got the genes and is making great strides in the ring and on the mic ... ... putting the "DEAR GOD" back into wrestling ..

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In a choice between Dupree and Orton, I've gotta go with Orton. Orton fits the role to a T. Dupree's arrogant character is portrayed a little too goofy to fit in with Flair and Hunter. Plus, Dupree just doesn't look like he's ready to me. He always looks uncomfortable when he wrestles.

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#5 Posted on
You've got to be kidding.

Orton has made the most of this opportunity so far. He has natural charisma, the look of a superstar and already looks pretty good there against the big boys. I'm not a huge Orton fan just yet, but I definitely see what Vince sees in him. He reminds a helluva lot of The Rock -- third-generation guy with all the right tools, broke out as a cocky heel after they tried to push him as a face...

I have nothing against DuPree, but.... I just don't see why he would be Evolution material. He's not overly tall, talented or good on the mic. Perhaps someday, but not yet...

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Since: 10.8.02
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#6 Posted on
Orton has shown way too much promise so far to be able to say that. We haven't really seen anything out of Dupree to this point, certainly not enough to say that he'd be a better fit alongside HHH and Flair than Orton. And let's keep in mind...if there hadn't been an Iraq war for France to shy away from, Dupree would likely still be in development.
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I think part of the reason that Dupree looks good is that he's in there with Grenier, who's greener than a leaf.

All right, I'm enjoying Rhyno's "man-beast" gimmick: He keeps his hair long, wears full-body wrestling tights with a big "R" on the back and uses the "Rhino Gore" as his finishing move. Can't you imagine him watching the Discovery Channel one day while tossing around possible gimmicks and having one of those "Hey, wait a second!" epiphanies during a rhino segment?

To spruce things up, the WWF should give Undertaker and Kane last names -- like Undertaker and Kane O'Brien, the O'Brien Brothers -- just for comedy's sake. Hopefully the door's still open.

RVD is approaching the always-exciting "The crowd loves him, but he's not getting a major push yet" phase which helps makes wrestling so much fun. It only happens once every few years -- Stone Cold in '96, The Rock in '98, Shawn Michaels in '93 and so on. -- ESPN's Bill Simmons back in 2001

Since: 12.2.03
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#8 Posted on
Dupree stole Rick Martel's taunt.

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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by darkmatcher
    Dupree stole Rick Martel's taunt.

It kind of reminds me of the little dance Buff would do(which I have mastered,**puts head down in shame**). It's unfortunate that it was the only thing Buff was good for.

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Buff was also good for pointing to his hat like it was the most amazing fucking thing ever. That never failed to crack me up.

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