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Eddie Famous
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Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

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#1 Posted on

OK folks, I admit to totally being flummoxed on this one...


WHY DOES THE WWF HAVE ANY DEVELOPMENTAL TERRITORIES?

Look at CRZ's RAW recap from 3 years ago...Golddust vs Billy Gunn...Bossman...all taking up space AGAIN...

How many WWF developmental talents have actually made it big in the federation over the last three years...Hardys, maybe? One tag team?

Is it worth it just to have a place to keep Mark Henry in exile?





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Since: 4.1.02
From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe)

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#2 Posted on

Originally posted by Eddie Famous


OK folks, I admit to totally being flummoxed on this one...





WHY DOES THE WWF HAVE ANY DEVELOPMENTAL TERRITORIES?



Look at CRZ's RAW recap from 3 years ago...Golddust vs Billy Gunn...Bossman...all taking up space AGAIN...



How many WWF developmental talents have actually made it big in the federation over the last three years...Hardys, maybe? One tag team?



Is it worth it just to have a place to keep Mark Henry in exile?







***Optioned to Pawtucket (IL), April 6***




The farm feds haven't been around THAT long to bring up some major stars yet. It's better to let them grow there than to bring em onto our screens and fuck up (WWF example: K-Kwick, WCW examples: most cruiserweights)
And they are a great place to send your non used wrestlers to practice and hone their skills (or actually aquire them) Guys like Val, Bull, D'Lo, Show, all worked hard there and showed they can do another run.
(on that note, damnit, gimme D'Lo!!)



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"What, like the back of a volkswagen ?"
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Lexus
Bierwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Stafford, VA

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#3 Posted on
You're right. Goldust, Bossman, Gunn, all these guys were in the fed 3 years ago. You obviously don't like them, or you wouldn't complain about their existance.

However, Angle wasn't.

Where do you think he was trained again?

What?

I said where did they train him.

What?

He was trained by the WWF.

What?

He's a success.

What?

A star.

What?

A good wrestler.

What?

Oh, he had talent beforehand?

What?

When he didn't know how to soften the moves?

What?

Ring psychology?

What?

How to cut a promo.

What?

But what you're saying is that we should have some farm system names instead of Goldust, Gunn, and Bossman.

What?

You couldn't come up with original names?

What?

Original names.

What?

Names that aren't biased all over the place.

What?

How about original thought?

What?

Originality.

What?

Like using a rapid series of "what's" in a post...

Uh...



So, WWF, if there was say, God forbid, a comet hitting the earth, or a nuclear holocaust, or chemical or biological attack, or a bomb, or the four horsemen of the Apolycolaspe come. All I have to do to survive is watch the WWF?

Stephen Emanuel
SerWolfe
Landjager








Since: 11.1.02
From: st louis

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#4 Posted on
that was just wrong...........

what?

anyway..... give it some time.... we will see talent come up from those feds... just as we have seen what kind of shape val is in after spending some time there....



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Bratwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Derby City

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#5 Posted on
From reading the reports of dark matches over the last few months, it appears that they are prepping Rico Constantino, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, and Ron Watterman much like they did Angle. Get them used to the WWF ring and travelling on the road with the big boys, soak up some knowledge thru osmosis and put them on tv when the time is right.

These guys all recently spent time in OVW and possibly HWA, and I believe that most if not all of them will eventually make it to tv. The guys they just brought back allow them to infuse some "known" talents to unstale the roster a little bit in the short term and add a little spark. Eventually, people are going to tire of some of the midcarders which allows them to help out the development in OVW, HWA and freshen up thier skills as well.

Ultimately it's one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't things. If you put them on tv too quick and they don't make it, you've ruined them. If you keep them off too long, people squawk about it, and are tired of hearing about so and so being held down when they finally do make it to tv, they tire of them that much quicker. I think the WWF is doing a reasonably good job of developing their talent.

Of course, I have the "luxury" of watching most of these developmental talents in OVW on a weekly basis (Last week's report is coming soon, I promise). In addition to the 4 mentioned above, OVW has Leviathan, the Prototype and Sean O'Haire right now that could eventually be breakout stars (O'Haire should have already been, IMO), and HWA has the Island Boys that I've been hearing great things about. New talent is on the way and will debut when the time is right. Just probably won't be before Wrestlemania, and might not be until Summer.

Of course, I know nothing, and all of the above are merely my feelings on the matter.

drew2
Quezzy
Knackwurst








Since: 6.1.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

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#6 Posted on
True, not many people have come from the developmental feds yet, but at the moment there is no room on the roster for anyone. If they did bring them up then I bet you would complain about so and so not getting enough air time instead.

Think about it like in baseball, if you have Jason Giambi playing first base, then do you really need to bring up a first baseman from your minor league? No.



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Eddie Famous
Andouille








Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

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#7 Posted on

Originally posted by Quezzy
True, not many people have come from the developmental feds yet, but at the moment there is no room on the roster for anyone. If they did bring them up then I bet you would complain about so and so not getting enough air time instead.

Think about it like in baseball, if you have Jason Giambi playing first base, then do you really need to bring up a first baseman from your minor league? No.



Lance's Response:

THAT IS AWESOME!



Glad to see you know me well enough to know what my response would be to various talents coming to the WWF.

I was making a POINT, obviously way the hell over the head of those responding here (even with "What") that the investments have hardly paid off. One major breakout star in Angle, and one tag team that's in the doghouse. They could have had that many new talents developed in dark matches and house shows as they did in the past.




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