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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
Here's something worth discussing....

http://www.liveaudiowrestling.com/ wo/news/headlines/default.asp? aID=9909

"You sold out! You sold out!"

Sometimes, I am embarrassed to be a wrestling fan. Occasionally, that
embarrassment stems from portrayals of fans in such TV shows as "The
Mullets," or such movies as "Ready to Rumble."

Often, however, there is nothing as embarrassing as the real behavior of
real wrestling fans.
It used to be the few, unwashed who believed so seriously in the wrestling
stories they saw that they would try to enact violence against the villains.
More recently, it¹s been the few who think that they have special, inside
knowledge of the wrestling business they think entitles them to judging the
performers.

Thousands of those fans were in Madison Square Garden a week ago, for
Wrestlemania XX. Those fans watched an epic three-way battle between Shawn
Michaels, Triple H and Chris Benoit. They watched a super match with a
clever ending, in Eddy Guerrero versus Kurt Angle.
The three-way match, in particular, got a great deal of well earned
fanfare, but the fans seemed to take the greatest enjoyment out of heckling
Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg. That match was never going to be a classic,
but the negativity of the crowd turned it into an outright stinker.

Of the many malicious chants the crowd let loose, there was nothing as
obnoxious at the chant of “You sold out,” directed mainly at Lesnar.
Lesnar had decided to leave World Wrestling Entertainment, to try out for
the NFL, and enough fans had apparently found out about the decision to let
him hear their thoughts on it. Maybe they thought he was leaving the
often-maligned pseudo-sport because he felt it wasn’t good enough for him.

Maybe they thought he had gotten too much, too soon, and could not handle
losing main-event status in the face of Guerrero’s monstrous popularity.
Whatever the reason, the handfuls of fans turned into a majority of the
throngs over the course of the match, and the chants became thunderous.

The chants were also tacky. Wrestling fans are notorious ingrates, and the
crowd’s behavior Sunday showed that many of them have earned that
reputation.
Brock Lesnar was a 2000 NCAA wrestling champion, maybe the most amazing
athlete to enter pro wrestling since Kurt Angle. He could easily have
rested on his size and athletic reputation, but worked hard to become the
most improved wrestler in the business over the past two years. At last
year’s ‘Mania, he nearly broke his neck trying a flying move to make his
match more memorable for fans.

Unfortunately, many wrestling fans barely appreciated his efforts, just as
many cannot wait to heap scorn upon a wrestler.
If you’ve been in a live crowd, or seen a wrestling show in the last eight
years, you’ve seen them and heard them. They’re the ones with the vulgar
chant for any wrestler who slips up in a match, the ones who chant “boring”
when wrestlers slow things down from wrestling’s literally breakneck pace.

And they love to chant, “You sold out” at departing stars. Mick Foley
nailed it, in his 1999 bestseller, “Have a Nice Day,” in reference to his
1996 departure from Extreme Championship Wrestling for the WWF.
“I mean, it’s not as if these fans were taking up collections for ECW
wrestlers’ retirement funds or taking care of my mortgage,” he wrote.
And that’s it. Fans buy tickets and are entitled to chant pretty much
whatever they want, but “You sold out” betrays the utter lack of
appreciation that some fans have for the wrestlers who nearly kill
themselves trying to entertain those same fans.

Kurt Angle might require a second neck surgery that could end his career.
Ric Flair is wrestling with potentially serious neck injuries. Edge is
coming back soon, after a year layoff following neck surgery. The
high-impact style of recent years has shortened wrestlers’ careers, even as
it has shortened the audience’s attention span.

That attention span applies to wrestlers, as well as matches. Yesterday’s
star is crippled? OK, who do you have to entertain me today, then?
Really, who can blame Brock Lesnar for wanting to try something new, while
he’s young and healthy? If he waits a few years, he might well have
crippled himself entertaining ungrateful fans.





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Forget all that crap, I think it's just the fans way of being involved with the show as active participants, and shows they know the scoop behind the scenes. It doesnt matter if the chants are valid or not, it's just fun. I love watching how the wrestlers handle themselves while being berated like that. And if you don't like the way American fans respond, go buy yourself some Japan or Mexico tapes. It doesnt matter what little pretentious articles come up bitching about fan chants, it's not like they are gonna go away. Its just the nature of the business.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.98
Heckling the heel is a time-honoured tradition in professional wrestling. After Vince killed kayfabe, the heckling was bound to get more "real" as well.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.25
While it's true that it IS the fans' right to yell "you sold out" and whatever else they can think of... It's still a pretty shitty thing to guys who are breaking themselves to pieces physically for your enjoyment when they make a move they want to make.

It's a wonder more wrestlers don't say "fuck the fans" and act like the assholes some are known to be.

As an aside, as a viewer of Japanese wrestling (and Mexican and Indies), I laugh my ass off when a fan gets too obnoxious... and gets the ever-lovin' shit kicked out of him by one of the wrestlers.





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I just had to smoke a cigarette and wear a hat
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Do you want money, do you want sex, or do you want all that success?"
I thought about that one myself
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
I'm still not sure what crime against the fans Brock has committed. Sold out to whom? It wasn't like he was jumping to WCW's Nitro the following night. The man simply took inventory of himself and decided the business wasn't right for him anymore. It sounds like he gave proper notice to his boss and honored his commitments to appear on the shows he was supposed to appear on. He seemed to give his best while in the ring and seemed to work on improving his mat and mic skills in the two years there. He kept himself in shape and didn't seem lazy.
If anything the fans, since they were so smart to know he was leaving, could have shown some class and given him a goodbye ovation "Thanks Brock. You gave it a try, now good luck in the future".
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.18
Well, no. Brock was never "accepted" by the fans in the first place, he was a WWE-selected product that they going to force down everyone's throats til people took it simply because there was no other way. And as far Brock giving his all to the fans, it's a two-way street. He wouldn't be in the position he is now-probably able to walk straight into an NFL try-out-without the WWE and, to a lesser extent, its fans.

I don'd disagree with him decided that pro-wrestling wasn't hisbag. it was his choide to make and he made it. What I do disagree with is how he handled the situation. he says he was unhappy for six months. Yet he waits until the biggest show of the year to quit-and he does so in such a fahsion that it precludes the fed from capitalising on the situaiton in any way whatsoever. He went straight from being a functioning part of the roster to leaving outright, and unless you're severely injured I think that's wrong. He could've stuck it out for another two or three months and returned on the investment the company made in him. I'm not talking monetarily, because Brock's not been proven as a draw and he probably isn't. But the men with the pen have spent two solid years making him a monster, placing that as a priority over a lot of people still active on the roster. That is something that he should feel indebted to.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
He put over Eddie. And if the WWE knew for the last 6 months that he was happy, and were concerned he might quit, then maybe they should have done something more useful with him than have him feud w/ Bob Holly and then tell him he was going to "feud" with (read: be fed to) Taker.

As for leaving after WM, really it was the best time to do so. His feud w/ Goldberg would be finished, and the only plans in line were the rumored feud w/ Taker. The only guy he could have put over would be Cena, but it wouldn't look right for Brock to be going after the US title after holding the World title for so long. They could have made up a story to work it, but that's the WWE's fault for not anticipating the situation.

They knew he was unhappy, and they knew the political maneuverings were a part of it, and then they tell him they'll feud him w/ one of the biggest political guys on the roster? Maybe they could have gotten those couple months out of him by avoiding the Taker situaltion altogether.

Also, if the NFL rumor is true, than he really would need time to get ready. If he hangs around for a couple more months, then he probably felt he couldn't be at his best to try out for a team(s).



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.18
"They knew he was unhappy, and they knew the political maneuverings were a part of it, and then they tell him they'll feud him w/ one of the biggest political guys on the roster? Maybe they could have gotten those couple months out of him by avoiding the Taker situaltion altogether."

Don't you think that's kinda childish, though? Brock's take on the subject seems to be he was "tire dof the fake world", so why in Hell did he care about losing to The Undertaker, or working a program with Bob Holly? My take-and this is total conjecture-is that what with the Holly feud and jobbing to Eddie, his eyes were opened to the fact that he wouldn't always be the absolute top dog of the show.

And who's to say he made his unhappiness clear to management, at least on the level of "I'm seriously thinking about quitting this dump"?





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My take is that he was unhappy, but maybe wasn't ready to pack it in quite yet. He was probably giving it thought, but would probably stick it out for a bit more to see what happened (i.e. maybe he'd get some time off, maybe get the belt back [his thoughts, not mine - Eddie deserves a shot to carry the ball]). The Holly program and planned Taker program were probably what tipped the scales in favor of quitting.

Bottom line - he was unhappy, and young enough that he could try some other things. If it doesn't work out, and if he needs to come back to Vince, then that's something that he'll need to deal with. I believe his quotes were something like "I'm done with wrestling for now", so there is a chance that he could come back.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.84
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    And who's to say he made his unhappiness clear to management, at least on the level of "I'm seriously thinking about quitting this dump"?


WE knew he was bitching, why wouldn't the management? If the bitching was prevalent enough to slip out to the online rags, it's crazy to think that it would have escaped the notice of SOMEONE in a position to tell Vince that their biggest heel on Smackdown was complaining as much as Brock was reputed to be.

A feud with lame-duck Bob Holly, losing his title, jobbing at Wrestlemania, then getting Stunnered on the way out the door sounds like a Vince McMahon-style burial to me.



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I guess if you have one life you try to make the most of it. When i first heard the story i was annoyed. Here is a guy who arrived in WWE and who we were forced to accept from an early stage. For me the the moment he defeated The Rock for the WWE title at SummerSlam in 2002, was when i personally accepted Lesnar as a legit player. That fact was intensified by his unforgettable Hell in a Cell match with the Undertaker, his transition into babyface, winning the Rumble and finally cementing his main event status with a main event slot at WrestleMania. Between WrestleMania XIX and XX, the Lesnar legacy grew in leaps and bounds. His terrific matches with the likes of Big Show, Angle, Mysterio and Benoit, his angle with Zach Gowen and his transition back to heel made Lesnar one of my personal favorites on the roster. He showed his commitment and passion for the business, and I appreciated that. And then...it was over.

Now that i think about it, would this do more good then harm. The main stream exposure for a former wrestler turned NFL star could give re-newd credibility to the media laughing stock that is World Wrestling Entertainment. This could go along the lines of The Rock in Hollywood, showing the average folk that wrestlers are more than wrestlers.

All i can say is that the future is uncertain for Lesnar. What if he makes it in the NFL? What if he doesn't? I don't think you can tell if he will ever return. Sure, he left on the best of terms, but Lesnar's returning is as unpredictable as his exit.

As for the MSG crowd at 'Mania, I believe many fans look to the future, not the past. They knew Lesnar wasn't going to be there the next time they tuned into Raw or Smackdown. They believed Lesnar was turning his back on them, and they didn't like it. When your at a WrestleMania and you know your looking at a man who is leaving you, the last thing you think about is his passion for the business, his incredible matches and unforgettable moments. The fans that night knew what tune they were singing to, it was not Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Brock, see-you-soon.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.15
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    "They knew he was unhappy, and they knew the political maneuverings were a part of it, and then they tell him they'll feud him w/ one of the biggest political guys on the roster? Maybe they could have gotten those couple months out of him by avoiding the Taker situaltion altogether."

    Don't you think that's kinda childish, though? Brock's take on the subject seems to be he was "tire dof the fake world", so why in Hell did he care about losing to The Undertaker, or working a program with Bob Holly? My take-and this is total conjecture-is that what with the Holly feud and jobbing to Eddie, his eyes were opened to the fact that he wouldn't always be the absolute top dog of the show.

    And who's to say he made his unhappiness clear to management, at least on the level of "I'm seriously thinking about quitting this dump"?




The fact that he bought a private plane would have set off the alarm bells to me that he's REALLY having problems with the schedule.

Brock Lesnar is clearly not an entertainer at heart, he's an athlete. That's why I believe him when he said in his radio interview that he NEEDS to at least try to make it in the NFL. I think it would eat him alive to have stayed in wrestling and always wondered if he could have made it in the NFL. He had offers before he decided to go into wrestling so it's not like this is some wild leap in logic for him.

Whether or not he handled his exit well, I give him a pass. He's a young guy and still pretty new to the wrestling business. He made some mistakes on his way out but if he ever comes back, he'll have to pay the consequences of those mistakes and earn back some trust from management.

I do think people are overlooking how much Lesnar sacrificed in his short time. He worked through a serious rib injury that never really healed. He worked through a serious knee injury. He worked through a bad neck injury and a concussion. That's just the major things. He didn't complain about those. He didn't take time off. He didn't take it easy in the ring. He kept pushing himself through everything and bumping his ass off like nobody his size does.

Why should we expect anyone to go through that amount of pain, combined with the travel, when their heart isn't in it? What right do we have to attack him for leaving? I think that's just selfish but then, wrestling fans are notoriously self-serving.





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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.98
    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    I think that's just selfish but then, wrestling fans are notoriously self-serving.


Just curious, but which wrestling fans do you mean? The rubes? The marks? The smarks? The smarts? Or all of them? And self-serving how? By risking generalized social ridicule for enjoying wrestling? By buying tickets, PPVs, merchandise, to show their support? Not that I don't think there aren't self-serving people in the world, and some of them might be wrestling fans, it's just that I don't see what being a wrestling fan has to do with it. I really don't mean to be so confrontational here, so if it sounds that way, I apologize, but someone's got to stick up for the poor wrestling fans (us), when even wrestling fans get down on wrestling fans. (Can I say "wrestling fans" just one more time... wrestling fans!)


    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    Whether or not he handled his exit well, I give him a pass. He's a young guy and still pretty new to the wrestling business. He made some mistakes on his way out but if he ever comes back, he'll have to pay the consequences of those mistakes and earn back some trust from management.


You have a point there. And I'm not even sure that "You sold out" is the appropriate gripe in this case. He's taking a big risk leaving a job where he had some security in favour of pursuing something that's completely up in the air. That takes guts, self-confidence, and conviction.

But as for giving him a pass for the way he handled his exit, I'm not sure I'm with you there. Being young is no excuse for being a selfish ass. Children cry that they wanna go home when they get homesick at summer camp. They call their mommies, they pack up their teddy bear, and they go home to their own bed. That's no way for a man to act. The WWE put everything they had behind this young man. They demonstrated an unprecidented commitment to him. They put the strap on him faster than anyone in the history of the business and made him a keystone in their programming. And he didn't even have the stones to give two-weeks' notice, let alone stick around long enough to ease the transition, and maybe help the bookers do something useful with his departure. That might have been a nice way to show a little graditude.

I don't blame Lesnar for wanting to give something else a try, but there's doing things the right way, and doing things in a way that is selfish and shows no regard for how your actions might affect other people. It just goes to show that someone can buy an airplane, but it doesn't mean he can buy class.

If he had come forward sooner with his complaints, the WWE might have been able to use his departure constructively. Instead, all they got was that desolate cul-de-sac of a match between him and Goldberg at Wrestlemania, which didn't do anyone any good, not the least of whom was Brock himself.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
If Brock got into pro wrestling for the money, as the Torch recently indicated, then aren't the "You sold out" chants a little belated? I wish I had known, I could've gotten quite the chant going, when I saw him for the first time ever at a house show in 2002.

"You sold out" is popular because it's handy, it's got a beat and you can dance to it, not because it's applicable or relevant. Consider the alternatives:

"You're following your dream of playing football!!"

It's little unwieldy, plus too obvious and supportive in a kindergarten music class teacher kinda way.

"We're jealous!"

Waaaaay too much self analysis for the average pack of wrestling fans.






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Not for nothin' but I think this "Lesnar's dream of playing in the NFL" is being a bit overstated considering he never played football past high school.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.85
    Originally posted by asteroidboy
    "We're jealous!"

    Waaaaay too much self analysis for the average pack of wrestling fans.




I would argue that it's not jealousy so much as the ridiculously defensive nature of wrestling fans coming to the fore. We're very good at noticing any slight whatsoever to our little world, and react with venom whenever anyone dares to imply bad things about it. Sure WE can say things about it, but we're all smart and know things and yadda yadda yadda. But when Brock Lesnar, a guy who really was kind of an outsider (never did the old tried and true methods of becoming a star) decides that our world is not good enough for him, we as fans take it kind of personally for whatever reason. But since "You Wounded Our Pride" is again a bit unwieldy to chant, You Sold Out will suffice to register indignation at putting something about our beloved industry and our entertainment.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
I miss kayfabe. I miss thinking that the Undertaker *REALLY* was an undead zombie. I miss thinking Hulk Hogan was bulletproof, but only after he Hulked Up. I miss faces being friends with faces and heels being friends with heels. I miss black & white.

Shades of grey are all well and good, and they're realistic...but if they feed us a bit of stuff, we expect to know EVERYTHING...hence the internet, and every wrestlers' lives are at our fingertips.

In the end, the WWE should've just not let the cat out of the bag with the Lesnar jump...they should've just done an angle and he'd be gone and we'd go "Oh, where'd he go?" instead of bitterly saying he walked out or whatever.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.60
    Originally posted by fuelinjected
      Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      "They knew he was unhappy, and they knew the political maneuverings were a part of it, and then they tell him they'll feud him w/ one of the biggest political guys on the roster? Maybe they could have gotten those couple months out of him by avoiding the Taker situaltion altogether."

      Don't you think that's kinda childish, though? Brock's take on the subject seems to be he was "tire dof the fake world", so why in Hell did he care about losing to The Undertaker, or working a program with Bob Holly? My take-and this is total conjecture-is that what with the Holly feud and jobbing to Eddie, his eyes were opened to the fact that he wouldn't always be the absolute top dog of the show.

      And who's to say he made his unhappiness clear to management, at least on the level of "I'm seriously thinking about quitting this dump"?




    The fact that he bought a private plane would have set off the alarm bells to me that he's REALLY having problems with the schedule.

    Brock Lesnar is clearly not an entertainer at heart, he's an athlete. That's why I believe him when he said in his radio interview that he NEEDS to at least try to make it in the NFL. I think it would eat him alive to have stayed in wrestling and always wondered if he could have made it in the NFL. He had offers before he decided to go into wrestling so it's not like this is some wild leap in logic for him.

    Whether or not he handled his exit well, I give him a pass. He's a young guy and still pretty new to the wrestling business. He made some mistakes on his way out but if he ever comes back, he'll have to pay the consequences of those mistakes and earn back some trust from management.

    I do think people are overlooking how much Lesnar sacrificed in his short time. He worked through a serious rib injury that never really healed. He worked through a serious knee injury. He worked through a bad neck injury and a concussion. That's just the major things. He didn't complain about those. He didn't take time off. He didn't take it easy in the ring. He kept pushing himself through everything and bumping his ass off like nobody his size does.

    Why should we expect anyone to go through that amount of pain, combined with the travel, when their heart isn't in it? What right do we have to attack him for leaving? I think that's just selfish but then, wrestling fans are notoriously self-serving.












I actually take the opposite view of buying the plane. The fact that he purchased an expensive item for travel after only making good money for 2 years would appear an indication that he intended to stay around. Flair used private planes in the 80's for long trips, so there was precedent. Also, why would he spend the money for a plane, only to walk away from the job where he viewed the plane as a necessity of the business. If by some miracle he makes an NFL roster, I don't think the team would allow him to fly out on his own for road games. Then, throw in the fact that he walks away from 5 years left on his contract for no guaranteed money and it really makes you wonder if the leaving wasn't a rash decision. Or, at the very least, the purchase of the plane was a rash decision.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
I agree with the author of that article 100%. Lesnar BUSTED HIS ASS for the company, worked to become better than his natural skills allowed him to be, and became a decent mic worker. He risked his health, to give us a Shooting Star Press visual at Wrestlemania 19, and was consistently the most entertaining thing on Smackdown day-to-day. Yet, because he made a mistake and wanted to leave, the fans at MSG have to act like boorish, undisciplined, disrespectful heathens?!

I was ashamed to be a wrestling fan that night. My disgust at those fans almost clouded the main event.

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.10
Agreed. Those chants were tacky and out of line; and I, for one, think Brock showed a lot of grace by going forward with the match and not giving the crowd the finger followed by walking out with nary a look back.




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