Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
The Elgin match was Finlay's worst match of his Indy run not with a comedy wrestler or a midget. Elgin looked clueless in it. Finlay wasn't great in it either tbf. One of his weaker performances of his Indy run. The crowd killed it though. Finlay + ROH wasn't a good mix.
and Finlay couldn't adapt.
The fans had every reason to get restless as that match was genuinely boring regardless what style was or wasn't being wrestled. It was like a boring WWE house show match rather than this technical masterpiece the "moronic" ROH fans didn't get.
'The cult of Finlay' is again a pretty silly statement. People appreciate it his style because its simplistic, yet layered and progresses a match along nicely. He knows how to make opponents of various styles and sizes look like a threat and can work a variety of match formulas. Of course like any wrestler his style isn't going to win everyone over, and in Finlay's case the pace of his matches can probably alienate people not used to his or the classic European style of wrestling. It doesn't make them misguided or clueless to not like his matches, but it does make them look clueless if they then accuse any Finlay fan of only liking his matches for the sake of being 'elitist' and different to everyone else.
You being a Phil Scheider/Dylan Waco covers act is nice and all but I didn't say that.