Originally Posted by THE_CRIPPLER
one thing you forget to mention is Austin was really a mid card talent his first 1 year of wrestling and he spend 8 years in different companies leaning and horning his craft before he became one of if not the best promo man in wrestling history...Same thing with Foley.
as for JBL , he was in wrestling about 12 years before he start cutting stellar promos. he found his right charater and something he was comfortable doing.
I do think Wade Barrett can cut a great promo if motivated and allowed too... I agree with you Dolph just talks, really doesnt get a storyline, himself or his oppoent over.
see the problem is these men are thrown on TV, given scripts and a 1 min and people expect magic to happen. Its sad cause the talent in wrestling need to be more well rounded and have non WWE expreince. in the old days places like Memphis and ECW would give you a mic and teach you to cut a promo and hell if you messed up it was just indy show. In these days the indys dont even encourage talent to devolp mic skills. ROH, PWG and all the indies really dont give the talent to create a character and learn to cut promos to get them self and matches over. its all about get out there and wrestle, no rhyme or reason or storyline really plus most characters on the indy scene are just dumb.
its hard to have the next Rock, Austin, Flair, Savage and Foley when there is no where to learn and when the WWE wont allow talent to advance and improve.
WWE makes these guys in a factory and gives them parts to play, if you dare to be different or reach above the standerds they set for you then your punished.....Punk and Bryan differs from this cause they traveled the world practicing their craft to not only have a good match but to make people wanna see it.
I couldn't have said it better myself...which is why I titled this blog..."Settling For Mediocrity". Because in today's wrestling world, that's what we're doing.
You'll really like my next post on this topic...Lots of post-Monday Night Wars stuff that needs to be discussed.
Don't like the card this year because I think they could have done better with the card.
Shoulda had team 3-D team to face Aces & 8s at BFG. Be weird seeing Bully Ray team with Sting. That would be a helluva moment to remember win or lose. The fans would be off their seats for sure if that happened.
Don't like Tara doing this hollywood crap either however, I do like the fact she is no longer stale.
Havn't been in to Joey Ryan that much at all. Not that into him at all. Don't think of any of the people of gutcheck has deserved a shot in TNA. Gutcheck has been a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping it would be tougher to get a contract. Make it more meaningful instead, more people gets contracts than the wave goodbye.Screwed up having Taz to start the fued with him knowing he can't go no more. I would have enjoyed watching Taz do Tazmission to him o more so than watching Al Snow hit him with his head. Even a low-down by D-Lo would have been more intriguing to me.
Glad one good match is being booked for the show in Magnus vs Joe for the TV title. I can't wait to hear who Ion will face for the X-Division title. Hope it is a good one possibly RVD. RVD and Mr.Anderson should be a tag team. Mr.PPV, Monday, Thursday, ect with Mr.Anderson would intrigue me. Neither has anything to do anyway. Hopefully RVD can give him a rub at the ppv. Rather see him than Anderson by the way.
Understood why they booked the match, but never was a big fan of Chavo's. Angle and AJ are both my favorites being used as a tag team on the apron rather than in the ring. Disappointed most by their use along with AJ again facing Daniels. Claire storyline was torture, but Daniels riding his coattails was even worse. I was hoping after she left, they would have Daniels defend tag titles vs someone else. Terrible use of top stars....tag division and knockouts division is at its worst.
Roode vs Storm again? The only thing positive about this is it isn't for the world title.
I've been saying for a while that A&8 should have three leader. Sticking with the biker theme:
Jeff Jarrett as President- he's pissed that he founded the company, and got sent off to Mexico (and for the live of God, no Karen!!!)
Bully Ray as V.P.- he'll be the one actually going after the title.
Parks as Sargent-at-Arms -Parks reemerges as Abyss (or creates a new persona, ala Foley) as the enforcer/hitman of the group.
Right now, everyone is thinking about who the leader is. I think by using a triad-leadership, it could make things far more interesting.
Nice review DK. Personally I was disappointed in the X Division match we didn't see much X Division type stuff but man I love that submission that Ion does. I wish they would have gone with the Tara as a jealous mentor thing rather than this Hollywood obsessed lady. Good to see a giant jumping muscle buster (seems rare these days to see it at all) and I think its funny how much Joe is staring the camera down lately. Agree about the heat Joey Ryan got. It was classic predictable but well done and I'm glad the fans care.
Chavo is not doing it for me yet as a singles wrestler he doesn't have enough of a moveset. I liked King Mo's push down of Roode he didn't hold back though I'm not thrilled at the idea of him getting involved in the Roode vs. Storm street fight. As far as the main event, I was disappointed when I heard it was going to be a triple threat only because I want Hardy and Aries to not battle until then so I was pleasantly surprised with how the match was worked.
It's now almost a guarantee that Bully Ray is in Aces and Eights but that's okay with me even though it's not like he needs any extra heat. I think they make a mistake any Impact they don't let Calfzilla get on the microphone to either say "Do You Know Who I Am?" or talk about his Twittah Machine.
Oh and Daniels and Kazarian are one of the best things in wrestling right now. Cracks me up every time they pull an appletini out of the locker
Definitely a better show than the last couple weeks.
Great recap... As Konnan would say, "Let me speak on this!"
Sting - I don't get how people can say Sting isn't "solid" on the mic. The Joker character he has going if fully entertaining. The exchanges with Kurt and Bully were great. I even loved the subtle turn of Bully getting him to tell Hogan that he wants a Bully having his back. Sting still has that ability to make me pay attention to what he does, be it subtle or exaggerated. I am under the impression that Bully will turn at the PPV because its logic and it's more towards what the new regime of writer’s style of writing is, but I can see Bischoff going for broke and throwing a "better than Russo" swerve with Sting. Would he be a big enough payoff for the fans of this angle? I would be happy, but I don't see it happening since Sting will be the first inductee into the TNA HOF and it would be a direct stab at the company to do it on that night... but TNA has done crazy before.
Anderson - Thank you TNA for not letting this happen. I like Anderson but I like Anderson in the TV title hunt, not the headline. I have said before (during the Anderson/RVD/Hardy series) that Anderson was the weaker link. I see him improving for sure, but I feel that he still has some strides to make in the ring for me. I love him on the mic, but Stings partner needed to be solid all around, and I don't see Anderson in that role.
Joey Ryan (trending world wide, btw)- For a mid-card match, this is a good one. Decent build since the second GutCheck and I can't help but feel that Poot-Hair was right in that the twist should have been Taz vs. Ryan. That would have set up Snow turning and giving Joey the win for the contract and Snow as the Manager... After all, Snow did say yes.
Joe - Grand slam champion and he should be. I think if they give him some decent build, he could be the "devastation machine" (to quote Hulk) that the MidCard title needs to give it some more credibility and help the fans past the fact that Devon (the peoples champ, imagine that) left. They are starting out right with a feud that has been building to start Joe's reign. I see Joe retaining over Magnus @ BFG, but the feud just beginning between the two.
Chavo vs. Kurt - I liked the match, but I really wish Kurt would get back to 100%. I love that he is a trooper about it, but this could have easily been AJ vs. Chavo with the same point. I guess the win over Kurt makes Chavo look more of a threat, but I'd rather them protect the guy on his last legs. That being said, I loved the end of the match. Sets up for the New LAX (I'm gonna call them TexMex at this point because I can't think of a better name) to show that they'll win, no matter how they do it.
Ion - I love this character now. Glad to see Williams back and I wish this would have gone longer, but it furthered the character. I honestly don't see Sorensen in a match at BFG, but I see Ion in a successful title defense (I hope they bring in a past X star for a match, even if it's a 1 off with Williams, Bentley, LowKi, or I'd love for a Jerry Lynn match) only to be interrupted during his after match promo by Sorensen. This will set up a match at Genesis, which is when I predicted Sorensen’s return.
King Mo - I wasn't looking forward to this. I honestly don't like the idea of him being a part of TNA... But I do like how they put him as the enforcer for the match. The conflict with Roode was well done, but you are right DK. I need to know more about the character he will have before I make a judgment, but I am a little less pessimistic of this guy now. I will say one thing though; that robe is pure sparkles.
Triple Threat - It had a good feel and kept me waiting for that Aries vs. Hardy moment, but without giving the payoff. I got it with the Twist, broken pin, into Last Chancery. I think that TNA made a wise "business" decision with putting Hardy in the match, and the build that they are currently doing has me thinking that this might have been the right "wrestling" decision as well. I hope Aries stays face without a blatant heel turn, but I will be happy either way so long as he retains. I think Hardy is almost there for the true comeback, but I don't want him taking the title @ BFG... I'd rather see it at Genesis after they let this program have a good build to it.
And as for you not know that it was Bischoff the first week, DK... I don't want an "apologment" for it, I demand you to say you're sorry!
Hey DK, while reading the initial portions of your blog, I too felt what if Sting turns on...that would be great...but it can't be at Hogan's proportion..because we have seen hogan doing it n any such heel turn will remain second to it...
I loved the fact that Chavo won over Angle...Chavo is getting good build in TNA...they have not placed him on the top of mountain..instead they kept him in Tagteam division....which needs some veteran to carry forward..n occasionally they are showing him winning against top guys in singles action...I'm always a fan of Chavo....n I'm loving it...
Thanks DK. Keep up the good work.
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