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#21 Posted on
During the InVasion, I never once saw anyone wearing one of the new WCW shirts the WWF made.
Now that the nWo is invading, I'm seeing nWo shirts everywhere. I saw a middle-aged mother in a Wolfpac shirt at the park yesterday pushing her kid in a swing. At Wal-Mart yesterday, the cart-pusher guy was wearing an nWo shirt.
To me, that's a pretty good demonstration of the power of this angle. People are riveted, and will continue to be.

I almost forgot...my dad, who does not watch wrestling and never has, phoned me last night in the middle of the Rock/Hogan promo and said "Hawk Hogan and The Rock are gonna fight at Wrasslemania!!!"
Talk about casual-fan attraction. Dad was just flipping through the channels and felt the heat of the confrontation...and lo and behold, he kept watching, dammit.

(edited by Parts Unknown on 19.2.02 1601)
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#22 Posted on
I think this thread displays the whole "Too Smart for your own good" qualities.

Damn right. Jim Ross said it best: "Wrestling's past is about to meet wrestling's future."

Matches like this are why they have WrestleMania.

Mike



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09
From pwtorch.com:


    Last night at Raw, the first ambulance that the Rock was put in had the word "Ambulance" in blue lettering against a white background on the back door. The second ambulance that the NWO destroyed had the word "Ambulance" against a red stripe. The second ambulance was a junker, while the first is still used.


I loved the segment. I only point this out because usually the WWF catches small details like this.



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#24 Posted on
For the first time since ECW reunited I freaked out watching RAW. For the first time in God knows how long the casual viewer, the ones who left are perking up. And I can't believe no one brought this up yet. Only ONE McMahon segment last night! Not to say it was the perfect Raw, but it seems as if they FINALLY have a plan.
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#25 Posted on

    Originally posted by vsp

    "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."



Well, it seems to me with all the bitching about "I liked this when I first saw it... IN 1998" that that's what all the smarkity-smarks WANT. So, let's ignore it all we like! We'll float back to the glory days of the Monday Night Wars, Owen'll come back to life, and Rey Misterio will wrestle Blitzkreig for the World Title every week!

Can't have your cake and eat it too.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09
I have one major problem with the Rock/Hogan altercation. The Rock (or anyone) should NOT have the "dream matchup" as his motivation to face Hogan. That shouldn't matter to the wrestlers. Maybe that's the writer's motivation for holding the match, but it is their job to come up with STORIES to result in the match.



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#27 Posted on
no i buy into it completely. Rock wants to be the best so he wants to take on Hogan. He watched Hogan growing up and it would be a dream to finally wrestle him. That's logical enough for me
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09

    Originally posted by The Masked Hungarian
    no i buy into it completely. Rock wants to be the best so he wants to take on Hogan. He watched Hogan growing up and it would be a dream to finally wrestle him. That's logical enough for me


That I could live with. But the Rock did not say that. He just talked about "dream matches" and things "fans never thought they would see."



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#29 Posted on

    Originally posted by TheBucsFan

      Originally posted by The Masked Hungarian
      no i buy into it completely. Rock wants to be the best so he wants to take on Hogan. He watched Hogan growing up and it would be a dream to finally wrestle him. That's logical enough for me


    That I could live with. But the Rock did not say that. He just talked about "dream matches" and things "fans never thought they would see."



Yeah maybe there should be another reason, but I don't know that him wanting to be in a fan's dream match up is that hard of a thing to believe. Ego is a mighty big motivator.
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#30 Posted on
You don't think the Rock had any other motivation to face Hogan than the dream match factor? Well, maybe you're right, but he sure as hell has a good reason to face Hogan NOW.



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#31 Posted on
I was really hoping that Hogan would say something to the fact that he watched the Rock grow up in the WWF locker room. Something like:

Hogan: "Kid You aint even in my league! I remember when you were a little snot nosed kid in the WWF locker room. I was main eventing Wrestlemanias when you were learning to shave!"





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#32 Posted on
I thought Rock's motivation was very understandable. Hogan is talking on the mic about how there will never be anyone as big as Hulk Hogan, how the current crop of stars are no where near his level, and Rock, egomaniac that he is, comes out to take exception to that. Hogan had been talking about how Hulk Hogan had been the star of Wrestlemania after Wrestlemania after Wrestlemania, how he had such legendary battles at that event, so Rock asks him that since Hogan is so big and so great and has had such huge victories at Wrestlemania, would Hogan want to try to get one more huge victory at WM? Of course, Rock wants this match because of Hogan's words that no one is the star that Hogan is.

It seems reasonable to me.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.09

    Originally posted by Catapult
    I thought Rock's motivation was very understandable. Hogan is talking on the mic about how there will never be anyone as big as Hulk Hogan, how the current crop of stars are no where near his level, and Rock, egomaniac that he is, comes out to take exception to that. Hogan had been talking about how Hulk Hogan had been the star of Wrestlemania after Wrestlemania after Wrestlemania, how he had such legendary battles at that event, so Rock asks him that since Hogan is so big and so great and has had such huge victories at Wrestlemania, would Hogan want to try to get one more huge victory at WM? Of course, Rock wants this match because of Hogan's words that no one is the star that Hogan is.

    It seems reasonable to me.



I can see that, but it's not about what the case SEEMS to be. It's about what was actually said. Did Rock come out and say he oblected to Hogan saying he was the bigger star? No. He just said "Hey, here's a dream match. You want to fight at Wrestlemania? Yes or no."



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#34 Posted on
The motivation is simple.

The people have always wanted to see Rock v. Hogan, dream match, etc.

Who does Rock fight for?

The people.

Mike



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#35 Posted on
Ekedolphin sayz:
Futhermore. Did you see the sexual innuendo of doom tonight? Venis wasn't there tonight. Godfather spent most of the time bitching at his escorts. Goldust has been toned down since his return. Billy and Chuck weren't there.

I wasn't talking about just one night. Read the Smackdown spoilers and while yer at it tell that Cleo bitch to give me her job.

Excaliber05, could you be LESS specific? What exactly is the difference?

JamesF'nX, Cows and drunk little girls regurgitate. Which are you supposed to be?

Kawshen, I wasn't reffering to you but it's no surprise you would think I wouild be.

I guess if you don't post yourself into walking, stalking, heavyweight contender status no one remembers a damn thing you say. I have been defending the product for the past two years. Now I don't want to see the three most undeserving people in the entire industry rehashing something that sucked six years ago and now I am too smart for my own good?

I guess I am.

(edited by Jackson on 20.2.02 0119)
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#36 Posted on
Rock did bring up that he grew up as a Hogan fan and was out there now to object to Hogan still claiming to be the bigger star. He followed up on Hogan's Wrestlemania III tale by saying that everyone was watching him and saying their prayers and taking their vitamins, including The Rock. Then he said that everyone got sick of it - I believe the term he used was "HulkaCRAP".

I thought Rock's motivation was made pretty clear in the first half of his part of the segment. He's a former Hulkamaniac who claims to wrestle for The People and watched one of his idols run them down. And then Hogan still claiming to be the greatest was, essentially, calling out the guy who calls himself "The Great One". Especially after Hogan offhandedly badmouthed Rock the night before.
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