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The W - Pro Wrestling - Would a "Tom Zenk" character be a good gimmick?
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Okay, Tom Zenk has earned himself a lot of enemies around here. I'm just wondering if you think it'd make for an entertaining heel gimmick?

Picture this: WWE decides to push someone who got a midcard push a few years ago; there's a number of wrestlers that this could apply to.

Anyway said wrestler turns up on Raw (or Smackdown) one day using their real name. They blame the fact that they haven't made it on the deep, dark secrets of the wrestling business... and he'll expose them all!

Then he comes out, spouts his mouth about "exposing the truth" about all these wrestlers.

One week he "reveals" that The Rock is REALLY well over fifty!

Another week, he "reveals" that the Undertaker is a no-talent nobody. When the 'Taker comes out and demands his respect, our character "reveals" that he is a steroid abuser with a bad case of roid rage!

Next character has it revealed that they supply the Steroids to Taker!

And another week he "reveals" that he was held down by the Chris Nowinski - Molly - Bischoff love traingle.

And naturally the mega "shoots" on Triple H. He can't fight! He got his spot by screwing Steph!

The character would work because of the irony of the comments he uses, and because they are sooo obviously wrong. I mean everyone who watches wrestling knows that Undertaker wasn't as short as Rey Mysterio in 1994 (before he took the Human Growth Hormone). Or that Rock is clearly really 30 and not 50-something. Plus Vinny Mac gets to take a shot at a former employee!

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In WCW, after he turned heel, Hogan had an angle where after loosing a match he'd go on TV the next night and lie about it.

Similarly, in his commentary a few weeks ago Terry Taylor talks about how wrestling stories get taller the longer time goes by.

Combine the 2 and you could come up with a gmmick where, the show after loosing a match, this guy comes out and talks about how great his victory was, and then goes on to exagerate his career while patting himself on the back...

...thoughts?

(Edited because I added the last little bit).

(edited by AJ_Levy on 23.8.02 0802)
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You know that some anti-wrestling person or group would use this opportunity to say, “See? Steroids really are being abused by wrestlers! The Rock really is over fifty!” They'd erase all traces of irony from this character's statement, and use him as proof of their propaganda. Wouldn't even matter that it was being used as humor, they'd treat it as fact if it meant that even one WWE advertiser would believe them.



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#3 Posted on

Oh, I don't know. This might work, for, oh, let's say three minutes.




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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by AJ_Levy
    Combine the 2 and you could come up with a gmmick where, the show after loosing a match, this guy comes out and talks about how great his victory was, and then goes on to exagerate his career while patting himself on the back...

    ...thoughts?

    (Edited because I added the last little bit).

    (edited by AJ_Levy on 23.8.02 0802)



Isn't this somewhat similar to what Ernest "The Cat" Miller did a few years ago on Nitro when he continually called out Scott Norton?
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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    You know that some anti-wrestling person or group would use this opportunity to say, “See? Steroids really are being abused by wrestlers! The Rock really is over fifty!” They'd erase all traces of irony from this character's statement, and use him as proof of their propaganda. Wouldn't even matter that it was being used as humor, they'd treat it as fact if it meant that even one WWE advertiser would believe them.


And what, they wouldn't try to do this anyway?
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