I've been trying to get across an idea recently, on several threads, that I don't know how to express. It's making me ramble horribly. So, I'm going to stop ranting about particular wrestlers and try to put this in words. Maybe somebody will comprehend and help me out here.
The substance of a person shows through. Inevitably. An example that comes to mind is the recent Cactus Eddy scenes. Nobody could be that convincing without having been where he talked about being. Something real showed through.
I was writing about Brock and Kurt on another thread, where I got a little off topic and realized that if I didn't stop I would make a crude innuendo about someone deserving to have Brock shoved down his throat. Anyways, both these guys are known to work through pain. A lot of it. Maybe that's why they're believable when they say that they are working through pain. Even if Goldberg had limped due a "broken ankle," would I have bought him as a man willing to work through pain?
Is this making any sense? Even if no one tells what a wrestler is really like or how much he really cares, you can tell who is doing for the money, who is doing for the fame, and who is doing it because wrestling is their passion.
Maybe it's a matter of why some people have charisma, and why some people do not. Charisma is a *real* thing.
I'm going to bed. If you want to delete me, Z, go ahead. I realize I'm not making much sense.
You know what... i use to pay football with my friends at highschool, all of them play in a little league but i always refuse to join that team... The reason? Well... I just cant under stand why all of my friends felt proud at that time with the scars and dislocated knees becaus they win a single game (actually they didnt won any championship... ) by this time i feel very proud becaus of my desition... i didnt act as a coward... anyway i already have a knee injury ...
The point is.. that play with pain is ... in my own personal opinion an act of iracional rage... Is it worth get permanent injuryes because of a game victory? i dont like pain... i like action and adrenaline instead... but i dont enjoy pain... i just cant understand why people like wrestlers or football players enjoy play with pain... with pain comes the injuries, with injuries comes the painkillers,with painkillers comes the adictions, and with adictions and bad company comes death...
I understand what you mean - you're talking about IT. IT is that intangible that the mediocre lack and that the truly great have - that ability to connect with the crowd, whether through actions or words.
They have the ability to make you care, and that's what comes across - it's why what they do is believable.
On the other note, I seriously doubt any of them ENJOY pain - it's simply a necessary evil that's part of what they do for a living. You take the bad with the good.
I've always seen Stevie as more of a JTTS. He's a good promo guy but I just don't think he has the look. He's missing the element that Rock, SCSA, Benoit, Jericho, Booker, and Angle have that draws me to them. He doesn't have "it".