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The Great Muta nice! I'm also a huge fan!!!
 

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I'm glad someone finally recognized my name!

By the way, nice youtube channel. I'm trying to get into editing.
Thanks I appreciate it. If you need any help let me know. Noticed the name change. :p
 

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lol nah sorry I'm more into collegiate and olympic style wrestling. my wrestling coach was a pro wrestler ironically. which is the exact reason why i think he sucked at coaching the "real" stuff :p
 

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I used to be as well, but there just aren't any wrestlers I can rally around anymore. Stopped watching several years ago, about the same time Kane removed his mask. I miss the darkly-goofy atmosphere of the Attitude era--on any given night, you had people getting set on fire, crucified, run over, sacrificed to evil wrestling gods, drenched in human blood and/or whole milk, and read a sexually-ambiguous Hannibal Lecter speech to by Goldust.
 

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I browse on this pro wrestling forum often, and what's funny is that we found these old message boards from 2000 and the 90s. It was full of fans moaning about how the then current product ("Attitude Era") was no good. The Rock "couldn't wrestle", "uses the same catchphrases over and over again" and "goes over too much". Which is hilariously identical to the complaints that Cena receives today. Also, alot of plotlines were criticized, like Austin getting run over. They wanted it to be more about wrestling I guess, and viewed the days of Hart, HBK, Hogan and Savage as golden. I might look for the thread again if anyone is interested.
 

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I browse on this pro wrestling forum often, and what's funny is that we found these old message boards from 2000 and the 90s. It was full of fans moaning about how the then current product ("Attitude Era") was no good. The Rock "couldn't wrestle", "uses the same catchphrases over and over again" and "goes over too much". Which is hilariously identical to the complaints that Cena receives today. Also, alot of plotlines were criticized, like Austin getting run over. They wanted it to be more about wrestling I guess, and viewed the days of Hart, HBK, Hogan and Savage as golden. I might look for the thread again if anyone is interested.
I think it just goes to show that the business changes, and as it does, it sheds and acquires new fans to accommodate the new direction. I don't think modern WWE is inherently better or worse than when I was younger, but it certainly isn't for me. They can't please everyone. I got into wrestling at the height of the Yokozuna/Undertaker feud, and, even as a kid, I was fascinated by this fantasy world of villainous sumo wrestlers combating sorcerous wrestling morticians. I liked heavy gimmicks--they made it feel like I was watching a comic book play out before my eyes. Contemporary wrestling is definitely going for a deeper degree of realism.

I did happen to catch a few minutes of wrestling a few weeks ago, and really liked this one guy that wore a mask to protect his immaculate beauty, and handed out bags for the audience members to put over his heads. Can't remember his name, but it was great theater (well, for wrestling, at least). I was reminded of my old habit of always cheering for heels over faces, and quickly turning on them when they switched sides.
 

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I think it just goes to show that the business changes, and as it does, it sheds and acquires new fans to accommodate the new direction. I don't think modern WWE is inherently better or worse than when I was younger, but it certainly isn't for me. They can't please everyone. I got into wrestling at the height of the Yokozuna/Undertaker feud, and, even as a kid, I was fascinated by this fantasy world of villainous sumo wrestlers combating sorcerous wrestling morticians. I liked heavy gimmicks--they made it feel like I was watching a comic book play out before my eyes. Contemporary wrestling is definitely going for a deeper degree of realism.

I did happen to catch a few minutes of wrestling a few weeks ago, and really liked this one guy that wore a mask to protect his immaculate beauty, and handed out bags for the audience members to put over his heads. Can't remember his name, but it was great theater (well, for wrestling, at least). I was reminded of my old habit of always cheering for heels over faces, and quickly turning on them when they switched sides.
I can see what you mean. WWE isn't really pushing heavy gimmicks anymore. CM Punk is one of the hottest things in wrestling, but his gimmick now his some sort of Charles Manson-esque, above the fourth wall style of cult leader. Not really cartoon style stuff. A lot of kids probably don't understand his references to backstage politics i.e The Kliq.

You're thinking of Cody Rhodes by the way. You might know him as the son of Dusty Rhodes or the brother of Goldust (Or half brother). While I haven't been watching much of Smackdown in the past few months, I loved Cody's shift towards a psychotic type of villain. People complain about how there's nothing actually wrong with his face, but I think it's pretty cool how he's the only one who sees himself as wretched. He's in his own twisted world.
 

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Damn! Had no idea there were so many wrestling fans here. Thought I was the only one lol. I'm a big CM Punk fan myself and I've absolutely loved the work he's been doing this past Summer.
 

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If you liked the Attitude Era, you might as well watch RAW now: 20 minute promos to open a show, big over arching storylines, confusing run ins in PPV main events, constant title changes. People overrate the Attitude Era to be honest.

Also, what do people think of Mark Henry as champion? I'm sort of indifferent to be honest, I'm tired of seeing Randy Orton and John Cena in the title picture all the time. Even if Henry will only get his run for a short time, we might as well try to enjoy it. Speaking of John Cena, he's held the WWE title three times this year. My thoughts? Kurt Angle held the WWE title three times in his entire WWE career. Eddie Guererro held the WWE title once in his career. John Cena - THREE TIMES IN ONE YEAR?
 

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Never been that high on Mark Henry but it is at least good to see someone new holding the Title.

Yeah, I get a little bit tired of seeing the World Titles changing hands every month or two. I remember when Triple H held the World Heavyweight Title for the majority of 2002 through 2005. Back then, winning the World Title used to feel like it meant something but nowadays it's been passed around to the point of being meaningless so when somebody like Christian or Mark Henry finally grabs ahold of the brass ring it doesn't feel that special anymore. I used to think that Triple H would be the one to beat Ric Flair's record for World Title reigns but now it looks like that will be reserved for Cena.
 

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Never been that high on Mark Henry but it is at least good to see someone new holding the Title.

Yeah, I get a little bit tired of seeing the World Titles changing hands every month or two. I remember when Triple H held the World Heavyweight Title for the majority of 2002 through 2005. Back then, winning the World Title used to feel like it meant something but nowadays it's been passed around to the point of being meaningless so when somebody like Christian or Mark Henry finally grabs ahold of the brass ring it doesn't feel that special anymore. I used to think that Triple H would be the one to beat Ric Flair's record for World Title reigns but now it looks like that will be reserved for Cena.
Agreed. I can't stand seeing the belt change so much. It doesn't feel valuable anymore. As much as I dislike Cena and love CM Punk, I almost hope that Cena just hangs onto the belt past Hell in a Cell and beyond. I'd rather he have one or two more super long title reigns than a million little ones.
 

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Big wrestling fan here. I loved the Attitude Era all away up to now. I could talk wrestling and NFL and college football all day. I was glad to see Mark Henry win the big one. He has been in the company since the days of Nation of Domination and original DX. Eddie Guerrero is still one of the G.O.A.T.
 
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