Has anyone ever been more hurt by a World/Heavyweight title win than Swagger?
I still think the gold standard is Ron Garvin, who was viable as a secondary champion, very viable as a contender to the world title, and then, the instant he won, the crowd pretty much went: Wait, he's the World Champion? and his career went downhill quick.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaGet well soon, AJ! Daniel appreciates you!
Similar to the Funkasaurus, DB's heel turn is a bad idea that the wrestler is making WORK. People starting booing him the 1st show after that match vs Show while Jericho was still getting cheers and is likely to get cheers next week.
To continue the Star Wars analogy, Daniel Bryan is Han Solo. Appreciation is the new "I know."
I don't think Swagger is long for this company. Vince saw a younger taller Kurt with the guy, I had the feel from his wrestling in the beginning too. Now watching Swagger sluggishly try to ground wrestle guys smaller than him, and stutter when he's (rarely) on the mic. His unimaginative web show seals that sometimes lightning can't strike twice. I don't see him making another year.
Evan Bourne is an idiot. I just imagine CM Punk has given him his judgmental badger face already.
This is why Brodus "Funkasaurus" Clay is awesome:
His two dancing ladies are hot black chicks. One being Naomi from NXT who some of you may know as "Nadine" from NXT. Who IMO was one of the three the most athletic and fun to watch divas on that show (the others being AJ and Aksana). The second......funkasuarette being Ariane who easily had the hands down funniest line in all of Tough Enough season 4 that wasn't uttered by Stone Cold. I enjoyed their dancing bits. TE4 should have just been called "Shit the Rattlesnake Says".
In-quick defense of justifying Punk's aggravating of Johnny. Punk's recent crusade has been about making the WWE a "Pro-Wrestling" company again. Johnny wants the same thing but he has pressure on him by The Board of Commissioners, Vince, whoever he's texting to make a profitable show. Punk embraces competition, nostalgia, and wacky unpredictability like MITB. Johnny embraces competition, social media advertising, and a routine that helps him keep his job.
Punk basically doesn't like that Johnny is a glorified yes-man that is using his position as interim general manager as not only a power move for rank in the company, but a way to demand respect from others that he hasn't earned. Johnny despises Punk since Punk is the only one who stands up to him and can see that his intentions of simply putting on a good show for the sake of putting on a good show are insincere.
Originally posted by Big BadRead this on another message board, but my new favourite Royal Rumble scenario is it gets down to two guys (say, Orton and Barrett) with the #30 entrant still to arrive. Orton and Barrett eliminate each other, meaning #30 is the automatic winner. That man is Jericho, who just comes out and cheers, celebrates and cries about his huge Rumble victory.
If this happens, I will never bad mouth the WWE again.
I think we're gonna get something very, very similar to this - he won't win at number 30, but I could see him gladhanding his way to the back at number 25 or so, and everybody dismissing it as him doing what he does now, only for him to sneak back in as Orton's celebrating his apparent victory and dump him.
Originally posted by Amos CochranI think we're gonna get something very, very similar to this - he won't win at number 30, but I could see him gladhanding his way to the back at number 25 or so, and everybody dismissing it as him doing what he does now, only for him to sneak back in as Orton's celebrating his apparent victory and dump him.
Yeah. The idea of him winning at 30 by default is actually pretty creative, but might be just a step too far for the WWE at this point. I could even see them maybe having him draw something like 3 or 4, do the lap of ringside, disappear and then come back in to dump the apparent winner, but that may be even too much of a creative stretch.
Newsletter covering this week isn't on the site. (If Dave can't find the original text file, they just skip it and don't explain it until people badger them. This happens very rarely but it just reminded me how annoying it is when it does.)