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What would be the pro wrestling equivalent of the Sox winning the Series? Has it happened already, and in the current state it's in, can something on that level happen again and for who?

Juuuuuuust wonderin'...



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    Originally posted by The Sensai Of Butchitude
    What would be the pro wrestling equivalent of the Sox winning the Series? Has it happened already, and in the current state it's in, can something on that level happen again and for who?

    Juuuuuuust wonderin'...


It happened at MSG this March.

Joe Buck's call of "and the Boston Red Sox are the 2004 World Champions" < JR's "FINALLY, FINALLY BY GAWD FINALLY CHRIS BENOIT IS THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF *THIS* WORLD!!!".

Although that said the WWE Announcers I think need to start incorporating "Slam A Lama Ding Dong" into more things.





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I'd say Mick Foley winning the title.



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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Originally posted by The Sensai Of Butchitude
      What would be the pro wrestling equivalent of the Sox winning the Series? Has it happened already, and in the current state it's in, can something on that level happen again and for who?

      Juuuuuuust wonderin'...


    It happened at MSG this March.

    Joe Buck's call of "and the Boston Red Sox are the 2004 World Champions" < JR's "FINALLY, FINALLY BY GAWD FINALLY CHRIS BENOIT IS THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF *THIS* WORLD!!!".

    Although that said the WWE Announcers I think need to start incorporating "Slam A Lama Ding Dong" into more things.




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Although that all said, if HHH played home games, there'd be a definite WHO'S YOUR DADDY chant through the ballpark every time he wrestled Chris Jericho. :-)

(edited by Blanket Jackson on 28.10.04 1605)


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Steven Richards, World Heavyweight Champion!

I mean, look at the crap this guy has gone through. Talk about a Curse! And if the inter-web heads are to believed, he's got all the talent in the world... just can't get a break.

Of course, unlike the Bo Sox -- who'd been close on numerous occasions throughout the years -- Stevie has never been close. So maybe he's more like... I don't know...

The Cubs?
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I'd have to say that it would be Jericho winning the title by pinning HHH clean in the middle of the ring. Unlike with Benoit, HHH has squashed Jericho approximately 100 times. Jericho, like the Red Sox, should have beaten his nemesis but never has.
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Bret Hart returning?

He wouldn't be winning anything, but he would be breaking this veil surrounding his former WWF career...



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I agree with Matt Tracker--
Foley winning the title. Scruffy, long-haired fun-loving guy finally gets THE BIG ONE he's worked so hard for. No one was sure they would ever see it, but they're glad they did.

Also, I'd even compare it to Barry Horowitz finally getting a victory.

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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    I'd have to say that it would be Jericho winning the title by pinning HHH clean in the middle of the ring. Unlike with Benoit, HHH has squashed Jericho approximately 100 times. Jericho, like the Red Sox, should have beaten his nemesis but never has.


Well...Jericho was the Undisputed Champion for awhile.



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Wrestlemania. Main event. Triple H defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Chris Jericho. Triple H taps to the Walls of Jericho like the bitch he is.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.07
Jericho jumping from WCW.

Vindication, or so we all thought. Finally, Chris (Bos) got past the evil empire of WCW (NYY). Once he (they) got there, it was all smooth sailing.

Kinda.

(edited by StevieRichards on 28.10.04 2125)
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The Barry Horowitz was pretty much it. I remember watching that episode... it blew my mind. I am amazed that the fabric of Space/Time didn't give.



Edit: Got rid of an F-bomb.

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
    Originally posted by Y2J 420
    Bret Hart returning?

    He wouldn't be winning anything, but he would be breaking this veil surrounding his former WWF career...


I agree completely. Ever since the Montreal screwjob, we have all been wondering and fantasy booking a return by Bret Hart. Some have been upset with it, and some have wanted it. When Hart appears in the same ring as Vince McMahon, the curse will be lifted.



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I think Foley winning the title is the Red Sox moment for the WWE, but Benoit winning it is like the Cubs winning if they ever do. To be honest, Benoit has been a world champ in WCW and in Japan in his division, so its not like Benoit wasn't a given. It just seemed like forever for him to get the belt, I will say that if he didn't get hurt, he probably would have had it in 2001 at KOR against Austin and Jericho.

Foley winning is something that comes along in a lifetime. Someone like Foley probably would never been champ if it wasn't for his ability to get the fans behind him, have a cult following and put on some damn entertaining matches and promos. Mick earned it the hard way much like Benoit, but even Mick never thought he would be champ. I think Benoit did, but it wouldn't surprise me if he had doubts at times espically with Sullivan having the book in WCW and maybe sometimes in the WWE. You have to remember Benoit has been in the company for only three years, a year out for surgery, Jericho got the belt in his third year, so it was like it wasn't going to happen eventually.
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There is a better answer. The Red Sox have been consistently mildly to moderately entertaining, even when they didn't win.

My first thought was Mr. Vince McMahon, as it was something that should never ever have happened. But while Vince is almost always entertaining, he is too often hated when he plays the heel.

Then, I started thinking midgets. Then again, they have won a few pennants over the years, but never the big one. Maybe this is akin to a light heavyweight championship or a tag belt.

They've taken a beating over the years, so they have to sell well. Paul London, Rey, even Spike then came to mind. But Paul London hasn't been around near enough yet, and Spike is a heel trying to get the crowd against him.

But the Red Sox historically have been able to crush the ball - a moderate amount of power moves - but in a small ballpark how overrated have they been. This means we have to eliminate Rey.

It wasn't until they spent the big cash on pitching (Schilling) and at the same time they gelled as idiots - while showing off bad hair, that they were able to (booked to) win.

This is akin to the gimmick change undergone by the current champ - shown spending his money - John "JBL" Justin Hawk Bradshaw Layfield. We have a winner, nobody is all that happy about it as both he and the Sox belong in the midcard.

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Better to look at the WWE as the Yankees and their parallel would be NWA:TNA. Considering the domination of the WWWF/WWF/WWE over the past, I guess, 25 years, then TNA overtaking WWE for maybe a year would be parallel to Red Sox Nation winning the World Series. They had to come back from 0-3, then went on to win seven straight to the title.

So TNA would have to dig themselves out of this craphole they're in now, go on a miraculous run to even up with WWE, which at this time, everyone would say is impossible, and everyone said that the Sox wouldn't win the series after going down 0-3.

Then go on a nice run for about a year on top beating WWE in the ratings department. That's you 4-0 series sweep over St. Loius.

But THEN, like the Sox having to sign their 17 free-agents or whatever it is, TNA would have to fight off the WWE's attempts at stealing their talent. Which would probably happen way before it even got to this point.

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I'd say Raven getting a World title. I know he had it in ECW, but since the equivalent to Boston would be "a wrestler who won the big prize a long time ago, but hasn't touched it since", Raven ranks pretty high up there.

Kane as well.



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"better to look at the WWE as the Yankees and their parallel would be NWA:TNA. Considering the domination of the WWWF/WWF/WWE over the past, I guess, 25 years, then TNA overtaking WWE for maybe a year would be parallel to Red Sox Nation winning the World Series. They had to come back from 0-3, then went on to win seven straight to the title."


Okay, I'm a bitter Yankees fan so excuse me, but Boston DID have a 100 million dollar payroll, far and away second in baseball.

I'm thinking the money discrepancy between WWE and TNA would be more akin to the Montreal Expos beating the Yankees.

As far as the question, I see it as a long-term #2 getting a clean win over the #1.
Like if Savage had beat Hogan at WM V.
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    Originally posted by flairforthegold13
    Okay, I'm a bitter Yankees fan so excuse me, but Boston DID have a 100 million dollar payroll, far and away second in baseball.

    I'm thinking the money discrepancy between WWE and TNA would be more akin to the Montreal Expos beating the Yankees.


The Red Sox' payroll was about $117 million, but that's not "far and away" second most. The Angels clocked in at around $100 million.



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