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Since: 14.7.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.76
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WWE RELEASES LUTHER REIGNS

From WWE.com:
Luther Reigns released
Luther Reigns has been released from World Wrestling Entertainment. WWE wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

At this point, no details are available as to whether or not this was an isolated release or the start of another round of cost cutting talent releases...details to follow.


I really never got the appeal of this guy. He had no charisma, no real crowd connection, no nothing.




(edited by Kane Is Ugly on 11.5.05 1711)

(edited by CRZ on 11.5.05 1848)


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It doesn't surprise me at all. I never thought much of the guy to begin with. He was just another big man with no skills.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
I liked him; I thought he was good on the mic, and quite cool. His facial reactions when he feuded witht he Undertaker were awesome!



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Since: 18.6.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.66
I must say that this one suprised me. I was never a fan of his or anything, but Luther seems to be the type of guy that Vince loves to have in his company. I have to wonder if there's more to this?



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Since: 15.6.03
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.92
What the hell? I'd fire Mark Jindrak any day of the week over Luther Reigns. I didn't mind Luther at all, sure he was no Benoit in the ring but he could talk and saying he had no charisma is ridiculous.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.56
    Originally posted by OMEGA
    I must say that this one suprised me. I was never a fan of his or anything, but Luther seems to be the type of guy that Vince loves to have in his company. I have to wonder if there's more to this?


Agreed. Vince has always been known to prefer larger and taller wrestlers. Just my speculation, but I'm guessing he did something "Rhyno-esque" to piss off the company. I guess Team Angle V2 is dead. Has he been on Smackdown! recently or have I just not been paying attention?



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.02
    Originally posted by Juggalo101
      Originally posted by OMEGA
      I must say that this one suprised me. I was never a fan of his or anything, but Luther seems to be the type of guy that Vince loves to have in his company. I have to wonder if there's more to this?


    Agreed. Vince has always been known to prefer larger and taller wrestlers. Just my speculation, but I'm guessing he did something "Rhyno-esque" to piss off the company. I guess Team Angle V2 is dead. Has he been on Smackdown! recently or have I just not been paying attention?


Team Angle V2 broke up well before WrestleMania. They had a mini-feud that was half on Smackdown and half on Velocity. Jindrak beat Reigns clean with a punch.

As for Reigns...he wasn't bad in the ring. He was...okayish. I can't see why they'd get rid of him, aside for a Rhyno-sized screw-up. Or somebody stealing Reigns's wife/girlfriend.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
    What the hell? I'd fire Mark Jindrak any day of the week over Luther Reigns. I didn't mind Luther at all, sure he was no Benoit in the ring but he could talk and saying he had no charisma is ridiculous.
Oh, totally. I'm a sucker for everyone who was in WCW at its end, and even I couldn't care less about Jindrak.

As far as Reigns (who I like okay, not as much as Tomko, as far as the big guys go) -- well, maybe there was a Rhynoesque incident...but Reigns got punked out by Jindrak for a couple weeks in a row (IIRC) and then did some quick jobs after that (including being fed pretty definitively to Booker), so it really seemed like his stock had been decreased in their eyes for some time now.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.90
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Since: 25.4.03
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.16

Kind of a surprise. I thought he could have been better utilized after the Team Angle breakup-ish-thingy. I thought he & Tomko could have made a decent big man team.

Guess I can delete my Luther Reigns CAW from Smackdown VS. RAW.



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Since: 23.7.04
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.01
I believe that I read somewhere that Reigns was sent home from teh recent European tour. However, the reason that was given was that his going back home was a result of some illness (possibly the flu, I don't remember). I guess that could be legit, but the timing is kind of coincidental. As far as Reigns goes, he was decent, and I guess that they could have done more with him, but who cares in the end. He's no better or worse than a lot of other people on the roster.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
He showed great fire and intensity on the mic at times (especially when he was talking about how he wasn't afraid of Taker because he went to jail, got stabbed, got shot, etc.) but he was really boring in the ring. He's no great loss.

At least, he could have done like Tomko and be a good sidekick that wrestle occasionnally in short matches.



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Since: 8.6.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.03
He won me over when he said he went to jail for "five calendars".



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
    Originally posted by BigSteve
    I believe that I read somewhere that Reigns was sent home from teh recent European tour. However, the reason that was given was that his going back home was a result of some illness (possibly the flu, I don't remember).


Yeah The Torch mentioned it. But who knows, maybe illness is code for "getting really drunk/high" or something.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.55
Better headline:

"WWE Throws a 'Shu."



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.70
How could they do this to Horshu? Horshu!

Still one of my favorite WCW Saturday Night moments of all time: "Look at 'im, Tony! His hair look like a horseshoe, and his name is Horshu! See, it look like a horseshoe, and he -- his name, his name is Horshu!" "That's great, Dust."

I'm proud to say I have been a mark for the 'Shu ever since.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
That is suprising. He definitely did some decent mic work. Well, maybe he'll turn up back in Phoenix/Tempe for a feud with "The Train".
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.28
Gene Snitsky better start kissing some serious ass.




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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.92
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by BigSteve
      I believe that I read somewhere that Reigns was sent home from teh recent European tour. However, the reason that was given was that his going back home was a result of some illness (possibly the flu, I don't remember).


    Yeah The Torch mentioned it. But who knows, maybe illness is code for "getting really drunk/high" or something.


Well he did pass through here recently (Ireland) for the Smackdown tour, so being drunk/high is the norm. He wen't over Charlie Haas, i'm pround to have witnessed his final match in WWE (Unless he was on another house show or Velocity).



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.01
Luther wasn't the best or most versatile talent, but I have a problem with this if they don't have someone else coming in to take his spot on the active roster. One of the biggest problems both shows have is a lack of depth - it's why we see the same matchups every week, and the biggest reason I cringe whenever they start chopping names. Every guy released obligates them that much more to feed the same guys out there week after week.



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