Angle's promos Heel Austin Benoit Y2J's promos Some of Austin's promos Eddy cheating to win VanTerminator Benoit smiling AwesomeTaker's promos Laid-back HHH D-Lo The return of ECW on Raw Brock Lesnar's debut The King returning Austin-Angle feud
"Catching Hitler was neato!" "Next stop, Hirohito!" Bart Simpson
Well, I'm currently not watching either of the "brands" so I'll give you a list of stuff i used to markout to, up until last summer's "InVasion."
Edge and Christian's antics. Rock's sharpshooter during Smackdown main events right before the PPV. Foley's antics, preferably with Edge and Christian The Lionsault Triple H's entrance "D-Von, GET THE TABLES!" The Hardys Lita Pedigree! Pedigree! Pedigree! The Rock Bottom The sledgehammer shot. Humorous Rock interviews, especially if they included an impression TLC The Stone Cold Stunner Nearfalls, especially in championship matches
Some more mark-out moments Some of the Corporate Ministry's antics before the Higher Power (Where to Stephanie?) Team E-C-K Most of Wrestlemania X-7 Wind beneath My Ring (Milkamania) Austin's nonstop Whats in Toronto last September TLC matches Regal saying "toerag" Vince's facial expressions Bang 3:16 Mr. Socko Austin attacking Vince at the hospital Benoit and Jericho winning the tag team titles Jericho Man of 1000 holds Eddie returning Austin winning the title
(edited by tomvejada on 7.5.02 0910)
"Catching Hitler was neato!" "Next stop, Hirohito!"
Heel Tactics (ie. poke to the eye) Non-Blonde female wrestlers Former real wrestlers (Angle, Stiener, Brock) Luchadors under 230lbs NWO Booker T RVD Tag Teams (1 yr together min.) Raven (as a commentator) Tazz (as a wrestler) Cage Matches Voodoo Chile Macho Man (please...just 1 more run)
The first and last time I actually jumped out of my seat, lost all composure and completely marked out like a seven year old was RVD winning the IC championship @ WMX8
Other things I mark out for:
-Any non-Dude Love appearance by Mick Foley -RVD -Booker T -The Hardyz Entrance -Face Jericho -Heel Benoit -Jericho vs. Benoit (Seperately they're good... together they're gold!) -Heel HHH -Team RECK -Near falls, but only if they're at a point where the match could believably end. A near fall five minutes into a PPV main event just doesn't do it for me. -Raven and Coach (These two rock together) -Whenever someone mocks "What?" (IE "Say 'what' if you like to sleep with your own sister.")
One time markouts:
-Milkamania -The return of Cactus Jack (pre-Royal Rumble 2000) -The Royal Rumble 2000 Table Match -The Royal Rumble 2001 Ladder Match -Regal's Hulkamania promo -The ECW reunion -Molly breaking a paddle over Trish's head. -Spike Dudley winning the Euro Title -Regal taking out Planet Stasiak
Everything's cool when you're Yun [point] Cheol [point] Su [point]
I'm not going into detail on some of these because frankly on some of these things and people I'll makr out everytime no matter what:
1. Kurt Angle (period, everything he does is classic to me) 2. Kanyon 3. Lance Storm wrestling 4. "Who Better Than Kanyon" move on the turnbuckles. 5. Heel Austin 6. The Rock (always been a Rock mark even when he's mediocre) 7. Bubba's dancing 8. Bubba FINALLY hitting the elbow off the turnbuckle 9. Vince promos (not the ones involving women) 10. Vince saying "Life sucks and then you die!" 11. RVD's bad promos 12. RVD matches 13. D'Lo Brown matches 14. Hardcore Holly calling people fat 15. Hardcore Holly's suprheavyweight gimmick. 16. Heel Jericho 17. Saturn's moppy gimmick (first couple of weeks) 18. Not over Bradshaw (hate him) 19. Not over X-Pac (hate him the most) 20. X-Pac sucks chant 21. Molly Holly matches 22. My favorite Diva Molly Holly 23. Angle saying "son of a bitch" off mic (says it everytime he's off mic, just watch!) 24. Angle victory 25. Rikishi losses. 26. X-Pac losses 27. Day Test wrestles and I see it on my tv. 28. www.deanmalenkoeatsdogs.com 29. Storm's commentaries (good look inside the wrestelrs life, sometimes, damn book marks!) 30. Moolah's giving birth to a hand (gross out moment I still don't understand) 31. Gerald Brisco 32. Kidman 33. Thinking about Mysterio coming back 34. Thinking about the return of Benoit and Kanyon off the injured list. 35. King hating on Jeff Hardy ("Jeff Hardy will take a bit out of Goldust's weiner!") 36. Goldsut promos. 37. Goldust matches. 38. Golden Globes. 39. Booker T. promos. 40. The thought that one day Trish or Steph might do playboy. (sad...but true!) 41. JR's "My God!"
Well, that's it for now, there's probably about sixty other things I can think of, but I've written enough.
Triumph: I kid, I kid. I think Triple H is a great Wrestler! For-Ah! (pause looks around for crowd reaction) Me-Ah! (pause looks around for crowd reaction) To-Ah! Poop-Ah! ON!
Anything Booker T does Hardcore Holly's music hitting (obviously, hell I could list 25 Holly things, but that's a waste of our time) Hogan singing along/doing the hand chop with his theme D'Lo Molly Holly with a microphone Eddie Guerrero eye pokes RVD promos the END of William Regal matches Jonathan Coachman (don't know why, kind of a running joke that stuck) HHH jobbing Val Venis (excluding all stupid in-ring promos) "Hey Yo!" X-Pac getting anyone's finisher Kidman chants Billy & Chucky
Some of my biggest all-time "mark out" moments... Hardcore Holly returns from broken arm, attacks Angle (mainly cause I was there) Booker T beats Austin Angle Milk Truck Shane-O-Mac returning, finally interrupting another hideous Vince-Trish segment Hogan drops the leg on Rock at WMX-8 (you could pretty much put that whole match in there) Taker & Kane finally confront the 2-Man Power Trip Flair returns to the WWF Shane announces he bought WCW from Panama City Mankind beats Rock for WWF Title at Rock Bottom (reversed immediately) Jericho beats HHH for the WWF Title on Raw Vince wins the WWF Title (yeah, I loved it, sue me) Benoit & Jericho win the Tag Titles Angle wins the WWF Title (1st time) Jericho wins the WCW Title (wins the "big one") Venis beats Shamrock for I-C Title at St. Valentine's Day Massacre
old school: Hogan beats Yoko at WM9 (I jumped up and down on my bed, I ain't afraid to admit it) HBK beats Bret in Ironman Janetty beats Michaels for I-C Title on Raw
And finally, the only guaranteed mark-out moment to come for me... Benoit returns.
And I think you're fat. So how do you like me now?
-Trish Stratus - effort/ top 3 sellers in all of WWFerrE -Lilian Garcia -looking at and smiling extra hard when Trish enters the ring -Chris Jericho - heel... doing stuff with his hair (colouring the tips red)... Little spining thing at top of entrance. -RVD- matches... unique backstage promos (everyone else is so hyper, he's so whatever duddeeee) -Chris Benoit - in ring... yelling at Lilian for screwing up. -Molly Holly- -Jim Ross - going insane/marking out/swearing. When all hell buh-gawd is breakin loose... his play by play in general. -Kurt Angle - in ring... persona... getting really mad and swears. -Goldust - entrance... -Odd Couple Bookdust or is it GoldBook -Hulk Hogan - Hendrix entrence... feather boa -Austin - motivated Austin, talking at times, when he's in the ring with a challenging opponent and steps up. -Team RECK - I'm putting in one thing that's not on anymore and that's Team RECK. There was a time that EVERY time they did something it was gold
Cowboy Kurt Kaientai Goofy Perry (Moppy) Raw/Nitro similcast Roody-Poo Bridge Rock giving the euology at Austin's funeral a few years ago, and Austin returning that night, only to have Shane hit him with a shovel. Austin and Vince hugging for the first time. Angle-Benoit cage match.
Edit: Rather than another post I listed some more mark-out moments.
(edited by tomvejada on 7.5.02 0913)
"Catching Hitler was neato!" "Next stop, Hirohito!"
I'll just keep it to individual wrestlers: Angle Jericho Last summer's heel Austin Benoit Kanyon Booker T Mike Awesome Lance Storm Kidman Hurricane (although I like Sugar Shane better) Chavo Hugh Morrus Chuck Palumbo (also Chuck & Billy) Sean O'Haire Jamie Knoble Shannon Moore Elix Skipper Kaz Hayashi Jason Jett Brock Flair Scott Hall Eddie Guerrero Rhyno
Matthew: You would've loved it, David. A week in a foreign country, strange people, strange customs... Dave: Oh, I know what you mean. I've been to Canada.
Man, heel Austin sure has gotten a lot of love on this thread--I had thought the consensus was that the heel turn hadn't worked? I'm glad that others agree that heel Austin kicks face Austin's ass. I was so disappointed that they didn't give Austin's heel turn another try last night. Oh well, this is supposed to be a positive thread...
Some more things I mark out for...
Undertaker's topa suicida. I'd love to see it again, but I don't suppose it would suit his heel character.
Also, Undertaker and Angle counter-wrestling around an arm bar.
Net Hack Slasher's sig had me marking out as I read this thread this morning.
"I tear my quadracep all the time! I tore it this morning, I'm fine!"-- Kurt Angle
Originally posted by sergeialMan, heel Austin sure has gotten a lot of love on this thread--I had thought the consensus was that the heel turn hadn't worked? I'm glad that others agree that heel Austin kicks face Austin's ass.
I don't think the consensus was that heel Austin wasn't great, it was that the main portion of the fanbase didn't dig it, except for the W-word...
Anyways besides InVasion Austin I tend to mark out for:
D'lo/Mark Henry as a tag team.
Heel Jericho, heel Tajiri (mist~!), and heel Eddy.
Whenever the Undertaker says stuff about stabbing people in the face, wearing teeth as a necklace, etc. For example:
"Coach, let me ask you a question. Are those your teeth?" "Yes, sir, they are." "Would you like to keep your teeth in your mouth?"
I LOVE it when he says shit like that...
Angle running up the turnbuckles to suplex somebody off the top rope... actually pretty much anything Kurt does I tend to mark out for, the dude pretty much single handedly keeps me watching whenever I'm bummed out with the show.
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"Wanna see how far I can go. Test my patience, see what I know.
Just not happy with nothing to do. Getting bold when there's more than two."
Individual wrestlers: Mick Foley Chris Jericho X-Pac Raven Rob Van Dam Hogan (sue me, I'm an 'ol Hulkamaniac from when I watched during the '80's)
Various moments: "Cowboy Kurt" (yippie ki yo, ki yay Golden Boy!) Spike Dudley's debut on RAW last year Bubba's dancing The APA (anyone remember the "Pulp Fiction" takeoff?) The reformation of ECW "Milk-o-mania" Austin beating the f**k out of Lita with a steel chair The Dudley's 3D on Lita in TLC2 at WM X-7 Walls of Jericho on Benoit atop the ladder (Royal Rumble 2001) Jericho becoming Undisputed Champion at Vengeance Rhyno running headfirst into the shopping cart (Hardcore title match at Backlash, 2001) Rock calling Nash "Big Daddy Bitch" Stephanie's "departure" from television Tajiri calling Booker T a "jackass" "The walrus is gone, koo koo ka joob!"--JR when Paul Heyman was "fired" on RAW 11/19/01 Taker walking the ropes I know I've already mentioned him once but Raven & Coach on both "Sunday Night Heat" and "Excess". Tazz's entrance (even though I don't like the Cypress Hill version of his theme that much) Jericho's entrance RVD's "Rolling Thunder"
I only saw the last 1/3 or so of the show, but that Usos/Real Americans match was pretty much the perfect blend of Wrestling and Sports Entertainment. It's amazing and awesome how the Usos' stock has shot up over the past few months.