Yes, his opponent will lose their credibility so just have him wrestle someone who has none. That's what TNA did, they let him wrestle BG James. As for someone getting heel heat for attacking him well TNA did that too. After the match between Tenacious Z and BG James, Raven attacked Tenacious Z, and from behind too! It was great.
Originally posted by Scooter TrashI guess Flea gets his wish, and It's False, has your feelings for Tenacious Z changed over the past couple of weeks?
Seeing a one-legged man pull off dropkicks and Asai moonsaults is still AWESOME! Had he stayed in TNA, the whole curiosity factor would have sold a lot shows...which is exactly why Vince signed him away.
Agreed, Vince can definitely exploit this kid for his own gain if he chooses to, but that's a big IF. I still think he can be HUGE, especially if he's pulling watchable matches out of Road Hogg. Once again, it'll all depend on which roster he ends up on, but I would be VERY intrigued by a Tenacious Z/RVD match.
I remember Mike Tenay saying that Tenacious Z was inspired to become a professional wrestler after a hospital visit from Hulk Hogan. The smart thing to do would be to play up on that, especially if WWE wants to sell Hogan's continued feud with Rocky. Imagine Rocky walking to Tenacious Z and telling him how lucky he is to have a REAL star talking to him now.
"WWE is negotiating (we're told the deal has not been signed) with Steve Chamberlain, a one-legged wrestler who is a trainee of Steve Keirn in Florida"
Could you just imagine the ideas that would have been running through Vince Russo's mind if he were still employed there if this deal goes through? Sadly, I can, but for taste reasons I won't share them.
I figured it was just another scam by Vince. Remember when he hired the guy with the trick shoulder to put over George "the Animal" Steele? Steele caught the guy in a hammerlock and the guy dislocated his double jointed shoulder and he looked like he'd just been in a car wreck.
I'm thinking you have Tenacious Z and the other guy in a singles match wearing long sweat pants, then Scott Steiner runs in and breaks both of their ankles using a pipe. Imagine the horror of RAW fans the next week when both guys show up with their legs amputated. Talk about heat!
(Will having only one leg affect their ability to work the WWE's "punch and kick" style?)
I don't think WWE is trying to make people fans of one show over another like Yankees and Red Sox fans. It's more that we're supposed to care about both shows AND care about their rivalry and its effects on the status quo.