You know this might not warrant a thread, we'll all have to see, but I was just sittin' here thinking. You know who would be a great M'Fer? A man who plays the part of flunky better than anyone I've ever seen. Stevie Richards. How could you not love that duo? Huh?
Well, yeah, he can, but doesn't he have his own better thing going on as the Heat GM? I haven't seen much Heat, but I was under the impression that he was just fine as Stevie Night Heat (con Victoria).
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Agreed, flunky is the role you give a guy who is struggling to find a niche. Not only does Stevie have a good thing going with his Heat GM and his pairing with Victoria, but he's also been getting a bit of a push lately - ironically, much more of one than Matt Hardy has received. I don't think this would make much sense as a pairing.
I think Hardy could have worked well as a guide for Jon Heidenreich, almost in a Shawn/Diesel sort of way - that is, if Heidenreich could do more than throw a clothesline and go more than one match without injuring his opponent.
Another MFer? Absolutely not. He and Shannon had a good thing on SD. From Shannon's look to their history together, it really fit will with the New Matt Hardy that came to SD. When they added Crash, in IMO it looked really forced and out of place... Now you try to recapture the magic on Raw with another Matt Hardy understudy? No way. When he jumped Version 1 got a virus and lost all it's Mattitude
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That said, on another board, I put forth the idea that with a little revisionist history, the fed could tell the story that Rene Dupree, although born and living in Paris, was raised in Canada, and considers himself a huge fan of Chris Benoit. As such, if Benoit comes to RAW, Rene, in an "out of character" moment, could express youthful hero worship, which leads to Rob Conway turning on him (La Resistance EXPLODES!) and Evolution giving him a beatdown. This leads to sympathetic face heat, as Dupree renounces his pro-France/anti-US stance, and becomes another "blue chipper," a student of Benoit.
Wait, that wasn't about Matt Hardy at all. Okay, at this point, Hardy needs to be the catalyst for Hurricane's character rehabilitation. Why not have him berate Gregory Helms for becoming a joke, then offering the role of "Second Generation MFer" to Helms, as obviously Mattitude benefited Shannon Moore. This could lead to a more serious Hurricane, as well as a heel turn for Rosey, as *he* would prefer to be a "Big MFer" than a "Super Hero In Training."
Thus, Hardy has a means to climb the ladder when the IC division opens up, or play in the tag division, while the IC division is filled with Randall K. Hurricane can also be opened up as a serious contender when it's all said and done: if he chooses to remain a superhero, he'll have our respect, and if he goes back to Gregory, he'll have an impetus for the change, and a bold new direction.
Just a bit. ECW was fine, for its time and place. So was the original Hulkamania. I find both forms of nostalgia to be less than desirable. EeeSeeDubyah chant on the show? Fine. Constant praise for anyone *just* because they were in ECW? Lame.