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Re: Analyze this: "Underrating" Power wrestlers
At least on-line, a lot of it has to do with internet fans that think they know everything not being aware that they're completely oblivious to ring psychology. The Big Show throwing a dropkick from the top rope, as an example, would not make any sense. If you have a 7', 500lbs guy doing the same shit that the 5'7", 180lb guys are doing, why would you still pay for the little guys? Why not have that giant do things that those little guys CAN'T do, like exploit his size & strength. Paul London wouldn't be very credible if he used the WMD as a finish, for an example.
A lot of it is storytelling too, which again is lost on some fans, even at it's most basic level. How hard is it to do the David Vs. Goliath story in a ring? Not very. But you see a babyface run away from a monster heel & the fans call him a pussy. You see the monster heel lumber after the quicker babyface & they call him boring. They don't get it, at all. Then they get on their computer to tell us all about how the match was a DUD and the big guy can't work. I call this Kevin Nash Syndrome.
Moves come up a lot too, but it's not what moves you have, or how many, it's how you incorporate those into your match so that it all makes sense & helps to garner emotional reactions from the paying audience. To go along with what Cactus said, it's a big reason why Kurt Angle is so praised as a good worker. It's because most fans don't know what a good worker is & think there's only one formula for success. Who cares if you can't sell, aren't telling a story in any of your matches, your match doesn't make any sense & you just want to get all of your shit in so you can look better. If you pop-up from a big move, hit ten suplexes and kick-out of five finishers every match, suddenly you're a top ten worker of all-time~! Lemme do these rolling German Suplexes, so I can kill the German Suplex move, then a Moonsault cause fuck it it'll pop the crowd, then after dropping you on your neck/back twenty times, I'll go for an ankle lock because I'm a technical wrestling genius ring psychologist!
Last edited by Coffey; 10-16-2012 at 12:50 PM.