Ruby is incredibly talented in and out of the ring, but the problem is so much of the talent in the ring. Ruby, Ember, Charolette, Asuka and Becky stand above the rest. Sasha, Nattie & Bailey are equal, but below the top group and then the drop off is pretty big.
Top to bottom DDT is the best booked promotion in the world.
I’d put new Japan or maybe Stardom (once they get the red belt off Toni storm) in second place, but could easily close the gap by adding structure and organization to the cards and fueds not just Imma point at the champion and get a title match…
Becky isn’t that great in the ring. I don’t where people get that. I don’t think I have seen her have a great match where the crowd got really into it and most of her offense looks like shit. Not to mention she is horrible on the mic and at acting in backstage sketches.
That being said I would love to shag her and find her the most attractive out of all the women on the roster.
I’ve never been a fan of Kushida. I see his talent and ability but there is nothing about him that interests me and draws me into his matches. I was jazzed to see his BOSJ Final with Ospreay last year hearing it was rated 5 stars. If it wasn’t for Ospreay I would’ve stopped watching. Don’t know what it is about him just don’t find him interesting at all.
Face the Pain would be the greatest wrestling walk out song of all time. (ok, I’m bending my thread a bit here … I’m not concerned about it in wrestling, just wanted to say it’s the greatest MMA/wrestling song of ALL time by far) (actually I think 7 Nation Army would be bigger in wrestling)
Get some new material
You’re trying hard, I guess that’s something
In the backstage incident with Muhammad Hassan and Eddie Guerrero about the camel clutch, Guerrero was in the wrong. Taking a dude’s finisher and making it a rest hold in your match is disrespectful and detrimental to the overall product no matter who ‘invented’ the hold.
Anyone who thinks WCW should’ve won the war is a short sighted idiot.
Please don’t tell me there are people who actually think this. And if so, how do they justify it?
Using rose colored glasses and nostalgia.
Even if they won the war, the cancellation was unavoidable because the Time-Warner merger was still happening. Turner still would’ve lost power, Jamie Kellner would still be a wrestling snob and USA didn’t replace Raw when it moved to Spike and Spike wouldn’t have spent that much for WCW when they’re ratings were low and didn’t have the global penetration the WWF had.
Pro wrestling would most likely not even be on mainstream tv.
Yeah, technically I don’t think this actually fits the category.
I think it’s more accurate to say that 75% of wrestling fans think that the industry would be better had WCW survived and was able to continue offering an alternative to the WWE product. Now that’s an interesting path of debate to kind of go down.
- The springboard stunner is really not a bad of a move.
depends on who is doing it. Jay Lethal does a good one, John Cena couldn’t do it at all and we are all glad he sttopped
80’s territory wrestling is really awful. It is unwatchable. I remember thinking this in the 90s as a kid. I bet if kids today watch wrestling from the late 90s they could still be entertained. late 90s wrestling holds up better today than 80s territory wrestling held up in the 90s.
I get this. So much of the territory stuff is based on kayfabe and the audience believing (or willingly suspending disbelief to pretend) that the faces and heels really hate each other. They were characters, but most of those characters were still essentially just guys (save for the occasional Missing Link or Ugandan Giant, of course) who wanted to beat each other up. I personally enjoy that style, but I understand those who don’t. A lot of it doesn’t age particularly well if you’re not invested in it on a weekly basis.
Also, like all eras (see: Attitude, The), we tend to remember the best 10-20% and forget the rest.
Strong style fans would defend the stupidest shit possible.
Michael Cole is better than Jim Ross from 2010-2018. I don’t even know if that is debated but I’m saying it anyway.
and I have been a strong critic of Cole’s style over the years.
Baron Corbin looks worse bald than he did with his skullet.
Wrestlemania 7 is one of my favorite Wrestlemania’s ever. The retirement match between Warrior and Savage captivated me as a child, and I loved the random undercard matches.
I love WM7 too - it’s a childhood favourite along with RR93.I had both on tape and watched them repeatedly.
WM7’s problem is it’s one of (and the last of) the ‘get everyone on the card’ Mania’s. There’s far too many matches and a lot of them are short and meaningless.
However if WWF had just ran the good matches on WM7, I’d argue it would be one of the best Mania’s ever.
Rockers Vs Haku/Barbarian - great opener
Hart Foundation Vs Nasty Boys - decent match, plus the end of one of the 80’s best teams
Jake Roberts Vs Rick Martel - the blindfold match is awful, so I’d just make this a regular match. Have Jake win, maybe have the stip be that the loser has to wear a blindfold for 48 hours or something…cue silly segments on TV.
Undertaker Vs Jimmy Snuka - Squash, but it’s the start of the streak.
Ultimate Warrior Vs Randy Savage - great match
Ted Dibiase Vs Virgil - Decent match, plus it gives Sherri her next story arc from Warrior Vs Savage.
Mr Perfect Vs Big Bossman - decent match, though I never liked the end. I’d have Bossman go over here then lose the belt back a few weeks later.
Hulk Hogan Vs Sgt Slaughter -a decent match, though I’d make Slaughter an ‘anti USA’ heel instead of ‘pro Iraq’ heel.
There is loads of talent left to throw a few more decent matches on the card (British Bulldog, Legion of Doom, Tito Santana, Greg Valentine, Tenyru) and make this a great Mania. Fundamentally though WM7 isn’t bad at all and I I’d argue it’s one of the best early Mania’s. I’d only put WM3,. WM8 and WM10 ahead of it.