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24.4.18 2003
The W - Guest Columns - POpkin's Comic Books and Wrestling,Pt. 2
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Since: 18.2.02
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You had a good start with the Kang business, but I think you kinda strayed towards the middle of the article. Heyman stealing Undertaker's newborn child from the delivery room? Ugh.

Work the death of a wrestler? Bad taste, and it wouldn't work.

There's lots of wrestlers who use their real names and are way over. Goldberg, Austin, Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, bret Hart, etc.

And it was *awesome* when Rock used the Walls against Jericho. One wrestler using another's finisher is a treat, when used in a storyline correctly. Which is why not everyone runs around Pedigree-ing each other.

I do like seeing articles discussing the two mediums, I just think you need to focus on the wrestling side a little more.


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Since: 11.7.02
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Scorpio, thanks for the feedback.

I can see wrestlers using their real names only if their real names already have value. Bill Goldberg was an NFL Player. Kurt Angle was an Olympic Champion. Kevin Nash used his name because he wasnít allowed to use Diesel and it was part of the Outsider Angle. Bret Hart comes from a famous family, so I donít mind its use, the same reason I can let Randy Orton use his real name. Steve Austin is really Steve Williams. If I were a wrestler, I hope they wouldnít use my real name, because it would never sell tickets.

I really hate it when they use each otherís finishers. The Rock seems to be one of the biggest culprits as I remember him using the Stunner against Austin and the Crossface against Benoit. I donít like it.

I think that Iíve exhausted the comparisons between comic books and wrestling. My future articles will be more focused on the wrestling side, even though I canít stand the current state of wrestling.
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