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Historical reigns/Bryan comp


If the Internet existed in the 80s and early 90s what long term booking angles would have gotten the most hate?

One example I thought of was peak randy savage basically doing nothing from summerslam 89 to royal rumble 91 while earthquake warrior and the like main evented.  Another was bret toiling in the tag division when he was clearly ready for a singles push

Any great ones you can think of?

Dude, the internet totally did exist in the late 80s.  By the time I got to RSPW in 1992 it was already well established.  And people bitched just as much back then as now.  

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  1. Baron Corbin wishes he had Roman Reigns hair

    Pretty soon, Corbin will wish he had hair period

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  2. I think fans would have quickly turned on a steady diet of thirty-second squashes for the guy getting the Next Big Thing main event push. He's gonna have to work longer matches in this position, so the sooner you start, the better. That's not to say that I like how he's been booked, mind you, but I don't think sub-minute squashes are the way to go either.

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  3. You can only do so many thirty-second squashes before folks realize that's all you've got.

    See "911." Hell, recently, see "Mojo Rawley."

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  4. Bret was not ready for a singles push in 1989.

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  5. Bret was a champion, how is that toiling??

    Hogan in 92 & 93 pissed people off lots.

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  6. Or 1992 for that matter...

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  7. The problem with Reigns is that Ambrose and Rollins are better. They picked the wrong guy to rocket push. The particulars after that dont matter.

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  8. At least in 1991/1992 he got wins over Hennig/Flair. Who was gonna put him over in 89?

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  9. The biggest draw in WCW history was Goldberg.

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  10. Sub-minute squashes have been getting guys over for 40 years. Hell, they basically just ran that formula to get Rusev over. You build the guy up and trust he can hang in the big matches. Worked with Rusev, didnt with Ryback.

    But Reigns squashing everything in sight absolutely would have gotten him over.

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  11. I'd imagine Hogan in WCW in 94 and Sting's demotion to mid carder would have caused some serious rage and yeah as the poster said Savage 89-91.


    The Rockers not getting the tag straps?

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  12. "If the Internet existed in the 80s and early 90s"

    So amusing in its naivete. I bet one of them no-good Millennials wrote the e-mails

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  13. It's amazing how well the WWE handled Rusev's push but botched Roman Reigns. All they really needed to do was do the same thing but they didn't.

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  14. Zeus would have gotten even worse heat.

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  15. Dino Bravo? Paul Roma? Haku?

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  16. Yokozuna main eventing wrestlemania after only being with the company for six months, eliminating randy savage at the rumble, and getting jobbed out at wm to hogan.

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  17. Exactly. Two nobodies.


    And Paul Roma.

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  18. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Afternoon thread is up.

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  19. The problem is the guy needs to be over in his own right. You can put him in there with Hennig or Piper or Flair, and he'll get a reaction. But there comes a problem when he works with a guy who isn't a Flair. The same thing happened to HHH. They managed to convince themselves that he was a big draw because he was working with Austin, Foley, Rock, Undertaker. Then he moved onto other guys and nobody cared.

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  20. Ryback too. The 2 on 1 squashes... yawn.

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  21. Wait, Tamina was Jimmy Snuka's daughter?

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  22. If I remember correctly, EVERYONE on the Internet in '89 bitched about Hogan going over Savage at WM V. Both of them.

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  23. It's debatable. Hogan probably gets the edge because he and the NWO started the boom, but Goldberg did better ratings and house show business. He also garnered a PPV buyrate that nearly equaled Hogan's Starrcade '97 buyrate if I recall.

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  24. Mabel 1995. In fact, I was 11 years old and even I thought Mabel push was horrible and I liked everything back then. I remember groaning when he won KOTR.

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  25. My thoughts as well. You think they would've mentioned this at some point.

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  26. Ryback was over.

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  27. He should totally grow a Hogan moustache to conceal the hair loss

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  28. Probably the same one who thinks Andre, Roberts, Rude, etc are obscure.

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  29. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    I can't say that I go back to the 80s internet, but Hogan beating Vader cleanly had a lot of young smarks pissed off.

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  30. The squashing method surprisingly worked for Ryback.

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  31. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th_RCCGVoW4

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  32. Bret vs Haku/Meng sound like a fun match.

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  33. So Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel were wrong when they claimed the Internet was a brand new thing in 1994? *facepalm*

    Although they obviously didn't watch Weird Science, since that show had plenty of references to the Internet in the first season and those episodes were shot in mid-1993.

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  34. CruelConnectionNumber2February 28, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Shawn Michaels would be booked against Sheamus at WrestleMania 6 through 10.

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  35. Baron Corbin has to be one of the least intimidating "monsters" I've seen. He looks like a guy who used to get picked on in school. Then, after graduation, he lost weight, got tattoos, grew his (thinning) hair out and moved to a quiet town two counties over where he tries to pass himself off as a badass. He's the local tough guy who hangs out at the bar, plays pool, and threatens to kick the ass of anyone who causes trouble, except he's intentionally in a town where he knows there will never be trouble.

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  36. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!February 28, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I'm not trying to Barry Horowitz myself or anything, but I came up with meaty thighs. I am glad it went all the way up to Scott.

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  37. I must've missed that day.

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  38. Baron Corbin is in terrible shape.


    Does NXT not cover HGH and a couple cycles on the gas? What the hells happened to this business?

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  39. That would have been a hell of a match.

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  40. That was kinda the point of the commercial.

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