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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
    Originally posted by WWE.com

    The Juniors Are Coming!
    Oct. 15, 2005

    In an unprecedented collaboration, network executive Palmer Canon and SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced today the introduction of a new WWE wrestling division exclusive to Friday Night SmackDown: The Juniors.

    The Juniors Division will be comprised of world-class athletes at or below 5 feet tall. Midgets, dwarves, the little people; theyre all welcome, said Long. We dont discriminate against anybody on my show, as long as they can bring it.

    The network believes theres big ratings and big excitement in the new Juniors Division," Canon added. "I think fans will be shocked at what these tiny, but very talented, competitors can add to the already incredibly gifted roster here on Friday Night SmackDown.



Oh dear, just when I thought putting the Cruiserweight Strap on Juvi meant we'd be seeing more cruiserweights on Smackdown they decide to debut this? -_-;



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
If they're not masturbating in trash cans, I'm not interested.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.36
Potential bright side.....whenever they want to put over a tough heel, they'll have him destroy the Juniors instead of 2-3 cruiserweights. That way the cruisers still keep some heat rather than being seen as glorified jobbers.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Potential bright side.....whenever they want to put over a tough heel, they'll have him destroy the Juniors instead of 2-3 cruiserweights. That way the cruisers still keep some heat rather than being seen as glorified jobbers.


What if a debuting *cruiserweight* comes out to destroy the juniors, and in the middle of his introduction speech, gets destroyed himself by a debuting monster heel who then proceeds to give his own introduction speech?

Have I just discovered the WWE's dream intro for a character? Unless there's a way to work in a debuting Diva in between the Juniors and the Cruisers, I think I have.


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.30
Hey, kids! Guess what season pass I just cancelled off my Tivo?

Speaking as a 'junior', in real life, I'm sick and tired of being treated like a comedy act / freak show. I look forward to the new jokes in public I can endure thanks to this bullshit.
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    Originally posted by Twoflower
    I look forward to the new jokes in public I can endure thanks to this bullshit.


Yep...I'm going to live under a rock now. Anyone else want to join me under this rock fearing that somebody will find out I'm a wrestling fan?

Aren't Midgets dated? Circa 80's?!?

Juniors I've heard of out of the Mexican wrestling organizations but here, now, and on Smackdown in 2005. Shesh, what's next? I'd better not ask.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.26
So, whats the over under on how fast before they do the "midget biting the ref" spot that every WWF midget match has had. I hope they don't bring back King Kong Bundy anytime soon....

And, didn't Al Snow say that MIDGETS = RATINGS once? I will only be interested if they do the mini-gimmicks that they used to do. Anyone remember Mini-Vader and Mini-Mankind? Those were cool.





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This is going to go down harder than Taylor Rain. And will be every bit as sloppy and leave a similar taste in one's mouth.



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Just another reason to add to my list as to why I don't watch Smackdown. I read the topic title and got my hopes up that it was about Cruisers. Thanks for disappointing me.



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What a bunch of wet blankets! Don't you people realise that MIDGETS ARE HILARIOUS?!

Oh, right... you don't (The W).

They'll win you over sooner or later!

(edited by CRZ on 16.10.05 0031)


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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
    This is going to go down harder than Taylor Rain. And will be every bit as sloppy and leave a similar taste in one's mouth.


Should I be ashamed of getting this reference?

So, will the juniors end up getting more time than the crusiers? It really wouldn't be too hard to do at this point.

Maybe this is the WWE's answer to the X-division



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.30
    Originally posted by Kane Is Ugly
    I will only be interested if they do the mini-gimmicks that they used to do. Anyone remember Mini-Vader and Mini-Mankind? Those were cool.

And that mini-Undertaker guy that came out to JBL... his entrance will be cool..slow..but cool...well he does have little legs , it takes him longer.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.85

Well, we saw Doink on RAW last Monday ... maybe this was just the teaser to set-up the return of Dink.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.40
Am I the only one who sees the connection between Dusty coming back and this new divison?
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.02
    Originally posted by Twoflower
    I look forward to the new jokes in public I can endure thanks to this bullshit.
Because Smackdown is currently blowing people away with huge ratings? And because this division is likely to get shunted down to Velocity faster than you can say "Nunzio?"
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.63
    Originally posted by Phantom
      Originally posted by Twoflower
      I look forward to the new jokes in public I can endure thanks to this bullshit.
    Because Smackdown is currently blowing people away with huge ratings? And because this division is likely to get shunted down to Velocity faster than you can say "Nunzio?"


Perhaps because it's MIDGET WRESTLING.



(edited by BendyStraws on 22.10.05 2345)
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
God bless the men of 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard...good luck, and come home soon.

I submit that there are "junior" performers out there who can actually work a decent match. Sure, there's a midget comedy spot or two in there, but the whole match isn't a throwaway har-de-har-har moment...it's an actual, honest-to-god wrestling match.



Hell, we've got one. They call him Shortstack...and dude had a hella-feud this summer for the ACW X-Divison title.

Now am I optimistic that guys like this will get booked the right way in WWE? Hell no.




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No doubt we will hear Tazz boasting that 'You can only se the Junior division here on Friday Night Smackdown !'

Yer right ........



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.30
If it's treated respectfully, I'm all for it. That's why I was marking out for Zach Gowen, see -- they weren't treating him as a complete joke. A disabled wrestler that's considered unique and strong in his own way? Hoohah! Unfortunately, that ended in tears, because nobody on the writing staff could get past the disability and the audience wasn't buying it when they've been told for years that all that matters is 6 feet of able-bodied muscle.

In the end, I don't trust the WWE not to offend the living hell out of me given they're typically going for "The Man Show"'s audience. You know, the "We make it okay to laugh at a midget just because he's a midget" guys. THAT'S why I was saying I expect it to compound to the problem of public mockery for my stature (yes, I am one of Them).

Given the only reason I was watching Smackdown anymore was for Benoit, Eddie, and the cruisers, I think I'll just find something else to do with my two hours that week.
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.19
    Originally posted by Twoflower
    If it's treated respectfully, I'm all for it. That's why I was marking out for Zach Gowen, see -- they weren't treating him as a complete joke. A disabled wrestler that's considered unique and strong in his own way? Hoohah! Unfortunately, that ended in tears, because nobody on the writing staff could get past the disability and the audience wasn't buying it when they've been told for years that all that matters is 6 feet of able-bodied muscle.


Aw, come on! It ended in tears because he had ONE LEG. I'm sorry, I respect that he was able to do as much as he did, but he could not get leverage, and people looked totally pathetic selling for him. There was two months of shelf-life on that thing, and they got all out of it they could.

Now I feel you on the little person thing, they WILL mess that up, but what I don't understand is why people can't work their VCRs or DVRs or whatever they have. I haven't watched Raw OR Smackdown as they aired in a couple years, because first of all, nearly half an hour of the show is commercials. Then, I can usually count on a fantastically shitty segment or two that I'd like to miss, ususally involving Divas or Randy Orton. Solution is I just tape it, and watch the 40-60% of the show I enjoy. Why deprive yourself of the stuff you do like? I mean, Booker and Benoit last week was great stuff.



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