I have to get this off my chest. It's been bothering me for years.
HHH's sledgehammer is the lamest foreign object in wrestling history.
First, it's how he utilizes the damn thing. When he slams someone with it, he puts his hand over the head of it and jabs at them like he's playing pool. There's no momentum behind the blow, and he's CUSHIONING the strike with his hand. It looks unbelievably bogus. Even a cookie sheet looks more vicious than the way he pokes at people with his sledgehammer.
Secondly, a sledgehammer is overkill. That's a bone-crushing implement, and getting hit with it solidly(let's pretend it looks even remotely convincing, just for the sake of argument) and doing anything except twitch and writhe in pain clutching the smashed area, is ridiculous. Getting hit with a sledgehammer is a trip to the hospital, period.
So why does he sling this huge weapon around in the most unconvincing way possible? He looks like a total rube every time he does it. And we wonder why people laugh at wrestling. It's because of stupid, obviously fake shit like that.
The same thing could be said about a baseball bat (that it is a bone-crushing implement). I think the reason why Triple H uses it is because it is easy to wield and it is believable that you could hurt someone without actually killing them with it. Baseball bats, brass knucks, etc. were already being used and the sledgehammer was the best thing that no one was using.
It looks like shit the way he uses it, and if he used it correctly, it would be either have to be fake or someone would die.
Baseball bats aren't as lethal as sledgehammers, and the only one I've seen in recent memory is Foley's Barbie, which would do much bloodier but more superficial damage because the barbed wire would cushion the blow while it shredded the flesh.
HHH should ditch the sledgehammer. It has no upside and he doesn't need a weapon, anyway, if he's the "greatest professional wrestler alive today."
CRZ used to have a satirical version of RAW (not written by Matt Hocking) on his website, and Triple H's weapon of choice was a giant metal H.
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Originally posted by TheOneYou say about it looking fake, what bout when they take chair shots to the head, most of them block it with their hands, and its SOOO obvious
Yes, they block it and yes it's obvious. But that doesn't keep it from looking fairly realistic most of the time. If you were in a fight and a guy swung a chair at your head, if you didn't have time to move and just saw him out of the corner of your eye, what would you do?? Throw your hands up in an attempt to block it.
However, if in a real fight you had a sledge hammer...you wouldn't pool cue someone.
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He could solve this problem by abandoning the shots to the head and going for the "shot to the stomach, shot to the back, several shots to their corpse" route he went with Goldberg and Shawn.....which would be much more effective looking than his pool cue attack.....
"However, if in a real fight you had a sledge hammer...you wouldn't pool cue someone."
Not true. if we're going to get ridiculously over-thought here, the logic may be that whilst a pool-cue-style shot would do enough damage behind the ref's back to win a match, swinging for the fences outright would kill 'em, which could put a major cramp on his career aspirations. Hence, he goes for the option that gets the job done, but doesn't go for overkill because he could end up in a jail cell.
It's just so ridiculous to me that a man would pick up a sledgehammer and hit someone in the face with it and not get fired and arrested. I mean, a chair is around the ring anyway and ought to be logically. So are tables. But why is there a sledgehammer lying there? Who is making swords under the ring? It's so utterly stupid. Maybe if he used it out in the parking lot there would be a logical explanation, but it's just absurd the way it happens. It's a sledgehammer. I can't wait for the day when he pulls out a freakin's spiky metal ball on a chain so JR can squeal "MACE TO THE FACE, BAH GAWD!"
I'd tell you to kiss my ass, but I don't want to get it infected.
A lot of things in wrestling can be explained if you just make a few simple assumptions. For example, why do faces go to the jail when they break the law whereas heels get off unpunished? Well, it's usually the heel rival/owner that presses charges and gets the guy arrested...or, in other words, the heel is cowardly and has the cops fight his battles for him while the virtuous good guy would rather get his revenge in the ring.
Now then, let's never refer to Pierre the Moose as a lame weapon again...he made three months of Al Snow vs. Bob Holly worthwhile!
I'll visit next week NYC and can't see RAW. Anybody knows, where in New York City I can see Raw???? Too bad, that The World don't excist anymore. Was a cool place to be on Monday's and Thursday's. But thanks for the help and info.