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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on
For the moment, I'm assuming the thread below about Hogan leaving the WWE won't come to pass ... at least for the purposes of this discussion.

Anyway, as I'm sure we all know, Hogan seems unable to keep a friend. They all turn on the Hulkster, it's the standard feud for him. Orndorff, Andre, Savage ... will Gowen be next? Will Gowen realize that he needs Mr. McMahon to help him get a leg up (pun intended) in the WWE?

Or heck, if Hogan IS in fact leaving the WWE, might he do the honorable thing and take a beatdown and unmasking from his one-legged compadre to give him some heat? Or failing that ... just put someone in the Mr. America costume and have one of those "our cameras just caught up with the beating" scenes, with Mr. America never to be seen again.

With Hogan leaving or staying, though, what are the odds that the time-honored tradition of friends turning on Hogan is the way Zach Gowen gets his contract?
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#2 Posted on
I doubt it'll happen, but I wouldn't put it past them to book a Gowen heel turn. It probably won't happen, but it'd be more likely for someone like Stephanie to turn on Gowen. It's kind of hard to make a cripple a heel. I mean, when a guy who looks like he's twelve is limping around the ring on a plastic leg with a cane in his hand, it's tough to gather enough coldheartedness (is that even a word?) to boo him.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.65

    Originally posted by YossinoIC
    I mean, when a guy who looks like he's twelve is limping around the ring on a plastic leg with a cane in his hand, it's tough to gather enough coldheartedness (is that even a word?) to boo him.
When's the next taping in Philly?



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Since: 4.1.02
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#4 Posted on

No way is that gonna happen. They will not turn Gowen heel. Vince has gotta this as way too big of a big time media attention getter. They want Gowen to be the inspirational handicapped kid who achieves a dream. Makes sense, and will garner a good amount of positive publicity. I can see why they are going this direction.

Now, if there was any "friend" of Hogan's during this past run that would have been good to turn on him, it would have been Edge. Had he not gone down to injury he would have been the most logical choice to turn on Hogan. Maybe after he comes back- if Hogan is still around by then.

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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by YossinoIC
      I mean, when a guy who looks like he's twelve is limping around the ring on a plastic leg with a cane in his hand, it's tough to gather enough coldheartedness (is that even a word?) to boo him.
    When's the next taping in Philly?





I'd think the fans in Philly would be to busy with their 'Where's Your Leg' and 'Your a Cripple' chants to turn him heel.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Can't see a Gowan heel turn. He's not big enough to be a monster heel, and with the one leg, how's he gonna duck out of the ring to take a powder? And then run around the ring in circles while the face chases?



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#7 Posted on
Now if Russo were booking things.... they probably would have done that months ago.



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#8 Posted on
Dave Meltzer keeps saying that is where they are going (Gowen heel turn). I don't see it, but he keep saying it is true. But then again, alot of booking has been kind of baffling to me. I guess WWE is trying to get the people emotionally behind Gowen, then turn him for the reaction.



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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by YossinoIC
      I mean, when a guy who looks like he's twelve is limping around the ring on a plastic leg with a cane in his hand, it's tough to gather enough coldheartedness (is that even a word?) to boo him.
    When's the next taping in Philly?

I'd boo, if only because there's a bunch of other people I'd rather see get pushes than Gowan.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by CRZ

      Originally posted by YossinoIC
      I mean, when a guy who looks like he's twelve is limping around the ring on a plastic leg with a cane in his hand, it's tough to gather enough coldheartedness (is that even a word?) to boo him.
    When's the next taping in Philly?


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Since: 12.2.03
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#11 Posted on
Alright, sorry for being a little slow, but could someone tell me what this 'Philly' thing is referrring to?

I'd boo, if only because there's a bunch of other people I'd rather see get pushes than Gowan.--

Oh Gawd, same here. I'm booing him already.



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#12 Posted on
The Philly thing is in reference to the fact that Philly fans tend to be evil, sadistic, face-hating, heel-loving, blood-thirsty bastards. God I love them. They cheered Michael Irvin getting concussed. They cheered Santa Claus being chokeslammed. The were the people who supported ECW. Philly fans are mean and don't like feel-good stories, hence the reference.



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Since: 27.2.03
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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by spf2119
    The Philly thing is in reference to the fact that Philly fans tend to be evil, sadistic, face-hating, heel-loving, blood-thirsty bastards. God I love them. They cheered Michael Irvin getting concussed. They cheered Santa Claus being chokeslammed. The were the people who supported ECW. Philly fans are mean and don't like feel-good stories, hence the reference.


They also booed Santa Claus at a Eagles game, cheered when Michael Irvin was getting strapped onto a stretcher after nearly breaking his neck, and they booed Destiny's Child* at the NBA Finals. I think they also booed Kobe Bryant (a hometown boy) when he won the NBA All-Star MVP a couple of years ago in Philly, reducing the poor boy to tears.



*Of course, that still remains one of my favorite sports moments ever. If you look closely, you can see the exact moment Beyonce decided that she needed to get the hell away from those other two, who by that time, were playing Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard to Beyonce's Diana Ross. Just classic.



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#14 Posted on
Alright thanks. I suppose I should've gotten it with the linkness to ECW there. Although, I suspect most places would have cheered Santa Claus being chokeslammed.




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Since: 2.1.02
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#15 Posted on


    cheered when Michael Irvin was getting strapped onto a stretcher after nearly breaking his neck,

*That* was embarrassing



    and they booed Destiny's Child* at the NBA Finals.

That, however, was deserved. They're performing in Philly and halftime during the Finals between LA & Philly, and 1 of the girls wears a Lakers jersey? That's just a stupid move.



    I think they also booed Kobe Bryant (a hometown boy) when he won the NBA All-Star MVP a couple of years ago in Philly, reducing the poor boy to tears.

Awww, poor Kobe. I'm sure his hot-ass wife & millions of dollars made him feel better. Kobe's an LA boy now, and hardly comes back to the area. Maybe he should have thought twice before vowing to "rip your (Philly's) hearts out."



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#16 Posted on

"America may have some problems, but it's our home. Our team. And if you don't wanna root for your team...then you should get the hell out of the stadium. Go America." --Stan Marsh, South Park

Reminds me of the old Kevin Nealon/John Goodman "Referee Pittman Show" skit from early 90's SNL, referring to something thrown at the incompetent ref:

"Well, it was a pig fetus in a jar; not a human fetus, like in Philadelphia. And fortunately, the jar didn't break...like in Philadelphia."



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#17 Posted on
That, however, was deserved. They're performing in Philly and halftime during the Finals between LA & Philly, and 1 of the girls wears a Lakers jersey? That's just a stupid move.

I remember the next night's game, with Sugar Ray performing at halftime. I guess NBC pleaded with Pat Croce (Sixers prez at the time) to do something so the crowd wouldn't eat Sugar Ray alive, so Pat introduced them to the crowd as his personal friends while he had his arm around the lead singer. The band all wore Philly jerseys, and the lead singer kept saying things like, "We love Philadelphia!" and "Pat Croce, the greatest owner in sports!" in between lines of the song. The result was polite applause intermixed with an ominous low muttering. About the best they could have done under the circumstances.

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Croce could talk a "Schindler's List" film audience into rooting for the Germans. He's _that_ persuasive.





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#19 Posted on
I'm not sure that would take much persuading in Philly. I think the only time I've ever seen them not cheer an injury was when Wendell Davis of the Bears hit a seam at Veterans Stadium and succeeded in shredding both of his knees simultaneously. It was so horrific even the Eagles fans just said "Damn."



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