Originally posted by WhitebaconI saw him here in Fresno on the 16th of June against Chavo, and he was definately more mid nineties Rey than Filthy Animals Rey. I think they have him in the baggier pants to hide the knee braces. Also, the mask is a VERY good idea.
I don't care WHY he's wearing the baggy pants, they still look absolutely ridiculous on a guy in a mask. I feel confident I'd be saying that about someone who I wasn't familiar with, too, so this isn't just about wanting Rey to look like he did before losing the mask.
Moreover, people still bought Austin and his visible, enormous knee braces in the ring, so why the need to hide the braces?
The "Octuple Title" was called the J*Crown, actually. It was decided in an 8 man tournament by New Japan Pro Wrestling among the Japanese Jr. Heavyweight Champions and won by The Great Sasuke on 8/5/96. The belts were: IWGP Jr.