Eventually, Shannon Moore will have to break away from Matt Hardy and Mattitude (hopefully to become a prag for Nathan Jones. Trust me, it'll work.) At that point, Mattitude will need another disciple. Now, there is only 1 man in the wrestling business who has the talent, the desire, the knowledge, and the intestinal fortitude necessary to completely grasp that concept of Mattitude. That man: Ralphus. As long as they leave Ralphus as comedy as they did when he was with Jericho during the best period of Jericho in WCW instead of actually turning him into a competitor as they did in the 'Can you tell we're going out of business' period of WCW, it'll work. Plus, it could lead to a future feud if they end up on the same show with Jericho and Mattitude feuding over the services of Ralphus.
Interesting idea, but I don't see the WWE going out of their way to find Ralphus. Then again, if Vince mentions his name on tv, and the crowd pops for it, all bets are off. I could see them repeating the concept with a Ralphus-like character, though. As far as Jericho and Matt feuding over Ralphus, given that Jericho's driving impetus of late has been attempts at getting the world title back, feuding over a fat guy seems like a step down. Still, I wouldn't mind a Jericho-Matt Hardy feud in the least.
What's to stop the WWF from taking some OVW guy and turning him into a Ralphus-esque character who actually CAN wrestle. I mean, the problem with WCW's Rasslin' Ralphus is that he sucked ass in the ring. But if wrestling and skill were involved, any angle would RULE.
Remember: No-selling makes Baby Jesus cry.
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Spanky would be a great MFer if Paul Heyman didn't snatch him up as a lackey first. I'm worried about the rumors that Johnny Ace wants to squash the whole heel routine for Matt Hardy. He's obviously over and I don't hear the face heat that Ace thinks Hardy is still getting. He's been amazingly good in his current role and they need to let him get more and more delirious with the whole Mattitude thing.
I really don't think Lita would be a bad choice, if only Matt was on RAW. They have past history (obviously) and it would make sense that Matt could influence her and get her to become a follower on RAW. Then Matt could start coming out for support in her matches in the women's division and the next logical step would be to develop a feud between Matt and Steven Richards.....
however it just wouldn't work if Matt is on Smackdown because there is no real women's division to speak of so Lita would basically be stuck as a cheerleader for Matt's matches.
I'll admit I have no idea the timetable here, but I think that if John from Tough Enough 3 can get his act together in OVW, he would make a good Mattitude follower. He has good charisma that seems to make him better suited as a heel than a face, and Mattitude could take the new guy under his wing and be his mentor, not exactly like Shannon but similar in his treatment.
I've got a better(in my own little world) idea. How about once Lita is back, she jumps to Smackdown. It gets her away from the Women's Division, although a Lita/Victoria match would rule. Anyhow, Lita goes to Smackdown to try and knock some sense into Matt. She drags Hurricane along, too. When Matt doesn't listen to reason, she brings over the only person left: Jeff. Leads to Jeff/Helms vs. Matt/Shannon tag match where Helms turns on Jeff. Then they beat the crap out of Jeff week after week. Eventually Helms and Shannon start tagging and possibly win the tag belts. Then finally, Hardyz vs. Moore/Helms in a ladder match. Possibly for No Mercy 2003. That'd rule. I'd hate to see Matt hook back up with Jeff, but it works. Especially if they're both heels. Lita drops them and starts hanging out with Helms/Moore. Just a thought. I think it'd rule.
They did eventually break off into 3, 2 man groups, but originally Noble was Jamie-San of the Yung Dragons and Evan was a 3 Counter. The 3 groups when they broke were Jimmy Yang-Kaz Hayashi, Helms-Moore, and Evan-Noble. 3 Count ruled all, in my opinion.
I have some ideas for Mattitude followers. First off Funaki... he could start claiming to be NUMBAH ONE MF'ER! Funaki could take beatings for Matt like Shannon and be his bitch. My friend wants Tajiri to join Matt, but I think Funaki would be better. Also, if Dreamer could go to Smackdown, I think with his insane facials he would go good with Matt, he could take shit kickings for him too. Also, even though it would be a demotion, Kanyon could help Matt. Maybe they could tag? Kanyon could yell "Who betta than..." and Matt could cut him off with "Matt Hardy Version 1!" much to Kanyon's dismay. But, if there is one thing, ONE THING, the WWE needs to do, is change the name of the Twist of Fate. It still is named for the old "Live for the Moment" gimmick of olden days. Personally, the Twist of Fate should be renamed to the Mattitude Adjustment. Matt could then REALLY give his enemies a Mattitude Adjustment they will remeber... hehehe.
You don't get it boy, this isn't a mudhole... it's an operating table. And I'm the surgeon. Something tells me to stop with the leg. I don't listen to it. But where in the world is there in the world A man so extroardinaire?
Allow me to chime in with the majority, that being "I wanna see him get over with this gimmick, but it's not gonna happen". I just don't see how he could possibly parlay this into a "What?"-style phenomenon.