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Old 05-16-2017, 02:18 PM   #50426
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It's odd that the eventual transition from Hulk Hogan to Steve Austin - which just happened to save his company - somehow didn't instill in him a lesson that more than one character type can be a mega-star. At first opportunity he just went straight back into insistently jamming people into the Hogan mold whether they fit or not.


It seems like they've tried to book reigns as hulk hogan 2, Austin 2, cena 2, Shawn Michaels 2, etc and none have worked
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:48 PM   #50427
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It seems like they've tried to book reigns as hulk hogan 2, Austin 2, cena 2, Shawn Michaels 2, etc and none have worked
meanwhile, the hardcore fans are clamoring to get him booked as late-98/early-99 Rock.

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On Reddit (the only other wrestling board I go to) Finn is among the most popular wrestlers (I'd guess only AJ and KO are more popular). They soured on Rollins for a while, though they seem to be coming around after his recent performances.
I only read wrestlingforum.com and Finn's pretty hated there. Probably like 65/35 dislike but there are a lot that passionately dislike him and it's constantly brought up that he should go to 205 Live. Then there are others that say they want Neville brought up to the main roster and the main event scene . Even as a huge Neville fan, I have to say that's ridiculous.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:06 PM   #50428
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Considering Vince wasn't the one to turn Hogan and Rock wasn't a major merchandise seller when he turned, has Vince EVER been in a position to turn a top merch seller and done so? My only thought would be Savage to feed to Hogan.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:15 PM   #50429
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Err, Austin? Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:18 PM   #50430
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The reason for his refusal to turn Cena or Reigns has been because they are top merch sellers. Austin is a good one. Forgot about his short heel turn, but at least he had Rock to fall back on there.

EDIT: Wouldn't it be funny, after all this time, in another few years we find out that Cena and Reigns were the ones who refused to turn due to merch money and Vince/HHH were just publicly protecting them by refusing to say so.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:24 PM   #50431
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I don't know that anyone was necessarily talking about turning Reigns in this instance, but more just about the fact that he's trying to force him to play a character that is never going to be widely over. Though I do think that him getting widely over without laundering his character through at least a temporary heel run is nearly impossible at this point, given what's behind the crowd reaction.

I agree that he's probably not ever fully turning heel until and unless they strike gold with an alternative mega-face.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:43 PM   #50432
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Yeah, that thought wasn't made in reference to any particular conversation going on in the moment. I just posted because it was something I was thinking about.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:51 PM   #50433
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Why are the Usos a thing?
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:00 PM   #50434
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Samoan heritage.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:35 PM   #50435
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The Alphas have to be thrilled at the efforts they're going to in order get Breezango over.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:43 PM   #50436
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I mean, breezeango is hilarious. Don't even know if it's intentional or unintentional comedy but every time they're on screen I crack up.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:50 PM   #50437
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There's absolutely self awareness there.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:09 PM   #50438
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DAY ONE IS H

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:21 PM   #50439
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The Alphas have to be thrilled at the efforts they're going to in order get Breezango over.
No one had high expectations for Breezango, so they're delightdully overachieving the low bar set for them, while AA has shown zero personality & mediocre matches.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:55 PM   #50440
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DAY ONE IS H

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Horrible. Just like every other day the Usos are on TV.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:42 PM   #50441
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No one had high expectations for Breezango, so they're delightdully overachieving the low bar set for them, while AA has shown zero personality & mediocre matches.
The point was that AA never even got back stage interview time, never mind vignettes. They just showed up when it was time for a match.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:06 AM   #50442
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I just watched the breezango segments on youtube. I was sports entertained
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:29 PM   #50443
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In for at least a lil bit, If it's the usual boring just going to bed sounds like a good option.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #50444
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I have no idea why smarks love Bray Wyatt and hate Roman Reigns, other than the fact that Bray looks like "one of them"
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:48 PM   #50445
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Bray is the real ultimate underdog whereas Roman gets handed everything? idk

I watched that opening match. Turned off when Samoa was choking out Bray. Utterly stupid. I just envision Finn against Seth later and Joe interferes in that as well. I have tapped out from WWE.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:56 PM   #50446
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SD is so much better than Raw, and SD really isn't that good.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:07 PM   #50447
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Who needs WWE when this and this have entered your life?

(In all honesty I am sad panda at state of WWE creative. So much talent wasted.)
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:10 PM   #50448
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hmmm Jinder celebration tomorrow on smackdown, More interested in that than anything on raw so far.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:30 PM   #50449
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Alicia Fox's hairline is receding faster than Dean Ambrose's.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:47 PM   #50450
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All in on Jinder.

Hoping it was Cass who took out Enzo and he cuts a monster heel promo
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