Would someone please explain what the novelty of Chuck and Billy is?
OK, so I guess they're supposed to be ambiguously gay . . . but is this supposed to be funny? Is this supposed to make them heels? Is this angle going somewhere, or is this just a gimmick that will magically disappear?
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In my opinion, I see Scotty and Albert acting more gay then our supposedly gay duo. I mean, now Scotty gets a piggyback ride on Albert while he does his avalanche in the corner> Plus, all the stuff to the ring and back.
I still retain that in the beginning the WWF was probably just headed for a "Dude, Where's My Car" vibe with a few gay jokes put in. Once the gay thing took off, they've ran with that. That's just how it works.
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Well, I think the whole B&C thing would be great if they would just go all out with it. They are doing the angle, but holding back just enough that people don't think they are actually gay. The thing about Lodi and Lenny was that they went all out with it. It was so funny and crass that it caught on. B&C will never go to that level. That is the problem that makes the characters not work to it's fullest extent.
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Originally posted by dskillzWell, I think the whole B&C thing would be great if they would just go all out with it. They are doing the angle, but holding back just enough that people don't think they are actually gay. The thing about Lodi and Lenny was that they went all out with it. It was so funny and crass that it caught on. B&C will never go to that level. That is the problem that makes the characters not work to it's fullest extent.
I like it because they're going slow before they go all out and it gets boring.
Don't believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see.
They should bring back the 'Ass Man' theme song for B&C.
Seriously though, I've never quite understood why people like Billy Gunn so much. Everytime I see him at house shows or dark matches he get HUGE pops. It's just kinda weird because he's not that great of a wrestler or entertainer. However, I have to admit that I bought an "Ass Man' shirt back in the day. It was just for comedy purposes, really!
I'd say his popularity has always been a combination of his physique (hey, Luger always got good pops despite being bland and unspectacular in the ring and on the mic too), and some lingering bits of how over he used to be during his New Age Outlaws days.
Of course, now that he's a heel, that's out the window.
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They amuse me. The posedown was what sold me on the angle--it worked for me because they found a way to get the gimmick over in the ring. I thought it was great. So from a wrestling standpoint, I think they're better than Lenny and Lodi because those guys never really did their gimmick outside of television segments, as far as I can remember. I could be wrong, though.
Also, Chuck and Billy's physiques fit the stereotype a lot better.
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Without doing any research about it, it seems the voting in the last few years has been more mainstream, since you likely have people voting (or eligible to vote) who only watch WWE or TNA and maybe ROH and not necessarily Japan or Lucha.