I don't get why wrestling fans have to act like they're obligated to sit through the entire show....especially a kickoff.
Do you see ufc fans whining about having to watch prelims? Or football fans having to sit through a seemingly endless block of tv where a panel just talks about football?
Thete is that weird option of starting to watch when the official show starts.....four hours is long....I went "smoke" break for New Day and backstage segments because it didn't interest me.
I watched the whole thing and don't complain about that. Hell, I took a day out of work to get into summerslam mode. If you're fan you'll sit through. I hate those who call on the LAW and say "I'll have to stop watching wresting for a month after a 6 hour show". If you love the product you'll sit through it. Just have a few beers like I do (and a few more) and stop complaining.
Post by Christian Small on Sept 21, 2016 13:28:12 GMT -5
When the legs are straight then it looks a lot better and that the arms are trapped. The arms get loose when the guy taking it gets to his knees and allows them to escape the hold. The guy who did the camel clutch the worst was Scott Steiner who actually just stood up when putting the hold on.
Post by rocketking on Sept 21, 2016 14:11:06 GMT -5
Reminds me of Flair saying - for a shoot - that nobody can get out of the figure-four if it's applied correctly... problem being it would be absolutely impossible to put the figure-four on anybody that was actually trying to stop you from doing so.
Post by rocketking on Jan 10, 2017 11:32:51 GMT -5
When it's way too obvious that the announcer is repeating something that Vince just said in his ear.
For example, WWE Network just posted a "Destruction of the Shield" collection. They debuted at the tail of my blind spot in WWE history, so I figured I would throw it on while I waited for Raw last night. Less than 60 seconds into their first main roster appearance (a beatdown of Ryback), Michael Cole is harping on the phrase "pack mentality". He has somehow discerned this even though he thinks they are three guys he was never seen before (he later recognizes and identifies them as Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose from NXT).
He has somehow discerned this even though he thinks they are three guys he was never seen before (he later recognizes and identifies them as Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose from NXT).
Not that I'm going to lose sleep over it, but Cole said Ambrose was from NXT, huh? Oops.
"To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kinda scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad." Jack Handy, Deep Thoughts.
Right now it's "fans" random chanting for other things in a match.
Cool chants for specific stars during their match is great, but doing it during others is just distracting.
Agreed, but unfortunately I don't think this is going away. In general, the experience of attending a wrestling show is so far removed from watching it on television. Singing "John Cena sucks" is just a thing that you do when you're a part of the live crowd, even if you like and respect the guy. Live crowds don't even know what to do during a legitimately great match when it's not going 90 miles per hour - the crowd spends half of the Nakamura/Zayn match figuring out different stuff to chant. So, like it or not, chanting is what keeps the crowd engaged when they're watching a guy struggle in a submission hold, even if that hold is a part of a great story going on in the ring. It's why every caller into the LAW who just left a pay-per-view says that the crowd was hot, even when nobody who watched from home thinks so.
As you can probably tell, this is a pet peeve of mine. Mostly because the fans don't care that chanting random crap is insulting to the performers in the ring. But let a performer "disrespect the business" by doing something like stay in character on Twitter or want to make more money for their services, and those same fans will turn on them in a heartbeat.