Originally posted by Matt TrackerI had hopes that they might try to push Inferno straight
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I think Disco is one of the LAST guys in the world that they should bring back. I am hoping that it was just a one-off (or very brief run) as a tie-in to that whatever movie, but I am FEARING that it's going to be a long drawn out supposedly "feel good" underdog story of Disco's return to blah blah ech foo.
I think Disco has the goods. Maybe not the voice/speaking presentation, maybe not the height. But he's got a good TV face, a good build, and he can put on a solid TV match. Make no mistake: I don't see a world title reign for him. But in a roster where we've seen happy pushes for Eric Young (a guy who brings nothing to the table but a weird expression and the wheelbarrow neckbreaker) and Shark Boy and Lethal (once he adopted the Macho shtick), I think there's room for Disco.
The lower midcard is awash in bland figures like Kaz, Harris, Storm, Rave (wasted, so far), the occasional Raven sighting, etc. I would much rather see Disco have that airtime; if we're going to see wacky ring hijinx, at least we'll get a guy who knows that role and does it well. Then again, if he manages a small momentum and moves up a tad in the Rhino/Styles/Hoyt level, good for him. And, dammit, someone has to use the Stunner as a finisher.
If I had to pick between seeing Disco or Black Reign, gimme Disco. Same if the choice is between him and Jeff Jarrett, the suddenly neutered Petey Williams, or (and especially) Eric Young. But I don't want Glenn breaking kayfabe and shooting his gumption, like Salvatore Sincere. And not a Disco push like old-school Vince trying to convince the TV fans that everyone loves seeing Hillbilly Jim dance his yokel boogie.
He's not going to be Steve Austin, but he can be a respectable Tito Santana.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
I won't ague that Disco's a solid worker or that he's got personality. It's just that, to me, he's got the stench of flop sweat and desperation about him; here's yet another ten-year-old gimmick resurrected in the hopes that Russo can recapture his heady salad days.
It's an association that Kaz, Harris, Storm, Rave, Young, Sharky, Williams, and Lethal don't have, but one that seems to linger around an increasing number of recent signings. So -- again, to me -- sometimes it's more important to avoid people with baggage even if they offer other qualities.
Last 5 movies seen: The Hoax ***1/2 - Monster House *** - 28 Weeks Later **1/2 - 3:10 to Yuma (2007) ***1/2 - Eastern Promises ***1/2
All Disco did was come in and get squashed by Abyss. The problem is, he gets booked like this is some big return, and a sitdown interview with Mike Tenay. Which is the stupid, dumb ass booking that TNA has been peddling for quite a while now and the reason no one takes them seriously, or the 1-1.5 million people that regularly watch Impact never buy the PPV's.
Turned out to be a great night of wrestling at Six Flags tonight. I'm sure livedog can back me up on any details that I'm forgetting here, but here's the card and what went down: Benoit did a signing at 7:15.