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Old 04-14-2017, 01:42 PM   #76
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

I love how the one guy catches the baby and fist pumps like Mike Trout hit him a foul ball
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:43 PM   #77
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

Gonna go with this

On phone so can't embed if someone wants to do it with me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuy3...&feature=share

Hulk hogan used his creative control to beat Jeff Jarrett

So Vince Russo has Jarrett lay down in the ring and Hogan walked out and than Russo bashed Hogan.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:43 PM   #78
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It was effective, clever, and did exactly what it was intended to do. Most people just missed the point.
If nearly everyone missed the point, then it clearly didn't do "what it was intended to do".
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:44 PM   #79
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Never mind apparently copying the link works like intended lol
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:47 PM   #80
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for wesr:

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Old 04-14-2017, 01:57 PM   #81
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

I'm not sure that I ever would have drafted that Hogan/Jarrett laydown match at all.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:58 PM   #82
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I'd like to hear other opinions on this
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:59 PM   #83
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Writing up now. May take a while, there's so much dumb **** involved.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:06 PM   #84
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

Hogan/Jarrett wasn't anywhere near my radar at this point.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:23 PM   #85
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Changed my mind, I just couldn't pass this one up.

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Old 04-14-2017, 02:26 PM   #86
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Damn that's a good one I forgot about
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:30 PM   #87
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Loving this thread already. Will be a useful guide to show to anyone who craps on today's product while revering the Attitude Era.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:32 PM   #88
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Holy **** guys! Thanks for leaving me the scraps. I thought for sure at least one of my top 5 would have slipped down to me, but I guess not
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:52 PM   #89
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There's a bit of a grey area here in that it seems like botches can sometimes elevate already-stupid ideas to a new level, but if most of the reason that a moment stood out as awful was because of an accident rather than a plan, that's a low-value choice.
I had Shockmaster in mind when I wrote this. I mean, the whole outfit still makes the Shockmaster thing incredibly stupid, but most of what's carrying it is the botch. I guess I figured the point was to focus on the most unbelievable examples of things being signed off on by one or more bookers. With that said, it's at least still a very stupid-looking idea for a character.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:12 PM   #90
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

My number one is still available, writing it up.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:30 PM   #91
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My number one is still available, writing it up.
I'm hoping for an epic "Birth of Finn Balor" writeup.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:45 PM   #92
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While these are some terrible angles, in my opinion the damage that was primarily done could be retconned by simply having guys move on and engage in new feuds, because this is wrestling and thats always been how wrestling works.

The only time in history this hasn't been true apparently started when Bradshaw had boasted backstage that "He could beat ANYONE in a bar fight". This got WWE creative genius Vince Russo's thoughts flowing and he came up with the most disastrous angle of all time.

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"Each match consisted of three one-minute rounds. Whichever wrestler connected with the most punches per round scored 5 points. In addition, a clean takedown scored 5 points and a knockdown was worth 10. If a wrestler was knocked out (decided by an eight-count rather than a ten-count), the match ended. The matches were scored by ringside judges including Gorilla Monsoon."
So right off the bat a major problem with this is having a legit fighting segment wedged in to a fake fighting show. Not the best idea considering these were trained wrestlers not trained fighters. The original bracket was as follows.

Steve Blackman vs Marc Mero - A billed Karate master vs a former Golden Gloves Boxer.
Marc Canterbury vs Bradshaw - 2 Big country boys who weren't doing anything.
Brakkus vs Savio Vega - Bodybuilder vs Pro Wrestling veteran.
Droz vs Road Warrior Hawk - Ex-NFLer vs Pro Wrestling Legend
Bart Gunn vs Bob Holly - Tag team partners in a going nowhere team.
Quebecker Pierre vs Dr Death - End of the line pro wrestler with one eye vs former 4 time NCAA wrestling champion with a very strong fighting reputation
The Godfather vs Dan Severn - Big Guy vs Former MMA Champion
8-Ball vs Flash Funk - Wrestlers who hadn't been on TV in months.

So apparently, WWE creative considered the newly debuting Dr. Death an overwhelming favorite and was planning on using this contest as a way to get him over and catapult him to the Main Event scene to the point that they paid him the 100K prize BEFORE the tournament started(which I find hilarious considering theres a former MMA champion in the middle of the field but I digress).

So what happened? Well for one the fans absolutely hated it (and with good reason) as chants of "BORING" and "WE WANT WRESTLING" constantly rained down as these goons threw terrible looking punches at each other and basically exposed the business at a time where it wasn't a mainstream thing.

To make matters more hilarious, in the 2nd round, they finally had their first KO. The main problem with this was the newly debuting guy they deemed an overwhelming favorite was knocked out cold by the lesser regarded member of a throwaway tag team.



Nice form Steve.

So Bart Gunn shocks the world goes on to win the tournament. What makes this even funnier, is the fact that MASSIVE INJURIES WERE SUFFERED BY A MAJORITY OF THE COMPETITORS.

Steve Wiilliams suffered a torn hamstring which would eventually force him to retire, and was knocked out cold. The Godfather was injured, Steve Blackman and Road Warrior Hawk were unable to work in usual WWF capacities for a while after. Savio Vega aggravated an old arm injury and would never work for the WWF again. Brakkus sustained injuries to his knee and shoulder that led him to retire in 1999.

Now all of this COULD have still produced a cool new character in Bart Gunn, the guy who nobody saw coming and proved that he was the toughest guy in the locker room by dominating a shoot fighting tournament.

What it DID produce was this Wrestlemania match.



Bart Gunn was then released in the following months.

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Old 04-14-2017, 03:47 PM   #93
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

That is a strong pick that I had not even thought of.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:48 PM   #94
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

Hadn't considered brawl for all, that's a nice pick.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:52 PM   #95
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

I really has it all

Bad Idea
Massive amounts of time wasted
Hated by the fans from the get go
Legit Injuries to multiple competitors
Exposing the business as fake amd maing the roster look like a bunch of scrubs
Ensuring an expensive new signee is DOA
Absolutely nothing of value that came from it
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:52 PM   #96
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

It was on my list
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:54 PM   #97
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Yeah great pick, it was absolutely retarded. If Jim Cornette was itt he would approve.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:55 PM   #98
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

We're doing regular snake, so it's on Chachi for two picks.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:19 PM   #99
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Re: WOAT Angles/Moments Draft Thread

Thought of Brawl For All after I had made my pick. I might have taken it if I had thought of it. Was hoping everyone else would forget about it too.
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:21 PM   #100
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loving this draft, got friends who don't post here lurking it
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