Watching Sean O'Haire wrestle on Velocity or live has been disappointing, he was very methodical and not much of a moveset. Alot of kicks, but not flashy kicks ala Benjamin but basic lace of the boot kick to the back of a sitting opponent. He seemed almost disinterested in there, NOW I don't know if that was part of his gimmick but it was boring to watch. I think he was playing his gimmick up because he was alot better in WCW, he much quicker... He did have a wonderful look, really eye catching, he looked like a star. Oh yeah and his music ruled.
His vignettes were awesome, I was expecting big things for him during those airings. I thought all signs was he was going to be the devil over Jeff Hardy's shoulder when Jeff was going through his "conflicted" stage of his on-air character. I thought they could have been a good duo... Instead they had him backstage daring SD stars to streak and flash.
As for Terri, there goes the return of the York Foundation. I'm pretty indifferent, I was never annoyed or bothered with her personally. She wasn't that talented, but she seems like someone who's happy in any role she plays from valet, TnA wrestler and now backstage announcer. She was also decent as whipping girl for big bad heel divas even though the fans didn't really react that well because her character was so influx with TnA that the fans were more concerned with possible slips then the actual beating... Recently I never thought she was attractive(but won't hold that against her) but I do scratch my head when WWE parades her as "sex appeal" over Molly, which for me personally I just don't get. If I shall be selfish as a Garcia fan hopefully she does more backstage interviews now on Heat and maybe do some photoshoots *wishes*
(edited by Net Hack Slasher on 5.4.04 0528) smark/net attack wienerville advisory stays at BLUE alert - Guarded (With Benoit & Eddie being World & WWE champions you'd expect the alert to be Green but couldn't do it due to Trish/Y2J character switches)- 3/16
Honors for Smartest thing ever written, 5th Horseman "When Victoria, Trish, Molly, and Lilian were in the ring.. I commented to my friends that all of the 4 ladies in the ring were hotter than the all 4 that are fighting over who is the hottest in the WWE"
I'm utterly overwhelmed with apathy at O'Haire's release. I mean really, why should we give a damn?
Sure he had a 'look' and some pretty snazzy video packages but once he got back on TV in person he was unequivocably pants. The moves of a cruiserweight? Puh-lease. One moderate Swanton Bomb and 132 variations on a bog standard utterly un-eye catching kick do not a flashy wrestler make.
The man brought several new and untapped forms of suck to a wrestling ring and I for one won't miss him in the slightest.
Originally posted by Spaceman SpiffIn O'Haire's defense, he *was* getting over on Velocity, which is more than can be said for Jindrak.
But thats apples and oranges my friend. Jindrak has never been portrayed as anything more than one half of a generic tag team, and as a young guy, still has the potential to at least be a competent mid-carder for years to come.
O'Haire was at that stage when he first came into the WWE. He had a look. He had a couple of decent moves. He displayed at least some fledgling signs of charisma. But when he was given a chance, he failed.
When he first came in as part of WCW, the crowd never showed any signs of giving a toss about him. When he was repackaged and had his return hyped with some very well produced vignettes, still nobody gave much of a damn when he did finally reappear.
When he was pushed into a high profile program as Piper's muscle he STILL failed to illicit any real crowd reaction. True he wasn't the focal point at any stage but that was his chance to get himself over as a true heel, at the very least some evil bad ass muscle, and he again failed.
Once that wenty down the gurgler after Piper's departure they chucked him on Velocity and put him over a few guys from lower down the card, and the best he ever got was moderate heat.
You can only cry POTENTIAL in the face of so many failures before you have to start thinking that maybe the guy just flat out blows goats. Potential is only any good if you go a running with the ball when it comes in your direction.
Jindrak as yet hasn't been given much to work with and thus still deserves a chance. If and when he tries and fails to live up to his potential then I'm sure the WWE will wish him all the best in his future endeavours too.
I didn't disagree that he hasn't improved his ring work, but bad ring work never stopped Vince from giving people pushes/chances before (hell, Ernest Miller was going to get a push before Vince figured out the fans didn't care about him).
Jindrak had been a pretty regular performer on Raw & Heat since teaming w/ Cade, even getting a segment w/ Evo (stealing the briefcase) and a match at WMXX. I believe they even got some wins against the Dudleyz. Outside of O'Haire's video promos, Jindrak has received a lot more exposure than O'Haire. Despite all that, he really hasn't generated any heat. At least O'Haire was doing that (moderate heat is better than Jindrak was doing).
O'Haire had been pretty injury-prone since arriving in the WWE, which I think had something to do w/ his release. Since he had been getting a decent face reaction on Velocity, and had he stayed healthy, he should have been given a little run on Velocity to see what would happen.
I'm not going to reprise my Kanyon-was-released reaction, though. Just 1 more of my WCW buy-out guys no longer in the fed.
::eyes tearing up:: I had a feeling this would happen, but it still sucks! Terri, I can understand, but canning Sean is a miscarriage of justice. I've said many a time that this guy would make a great replacement for Batista in Evolution. I've seen him as the Devil's Advocate, and I can't lie, he's so fine.
But he's not a bad wrestler from what I've seen of him from WCW and in the WWE. But once they hooked him up with Piper, well, that was it. I know that they don't have room for EVERYBODY on the show. But, they could easily replace the boring ones with guys like him. Sure he was big, but he did some stuff most big guys couldn't. And his look is so RIGHT ON. How could they miss something that obvious? Oh wait, this is the WWE, they do it all the time! I'm sure that after this round of releases, Test will still be employed, and that's a tragedy in itself.
Well, WWE's fumble is TNA's gain, especially in a feud with Raven.
After a quarter of a century on this planet, there's three things I know for sure... 1)Ain't nothing like a Dirty Pair marathon on New Year's Eve. 2)I'd make a fine Mrs. HHH II. 3) I'd make an acceptable Mrs. Orton. 1400 reasons to luv me!
I think they should have teamed Sean up with the Undertaker and Paul Bearer in a new version of the Mynistry of Darkness. I think Sean would have worked good in the mynistry because he was kind of creepy looking.
I wanted to just add this to the Mike Mondo thread but it has already closed. People are reporting over on the WrestleCrap boards that in the new Wrestling Observer Newsletter it is saying that WWE has released former Spirit Squad member Johnny Jeter.