Originally Posted by A$AP
Wrestling blended with the right amount of hardcore is very entertaining. It's when it gets senseless that it annoys the shit out of me.
If you have a storyline progressing and the feud is booked so well that the audience believes that the guys need to take it to that hardcore place then it's perfect.
It's the indy morons that don't understand that. 25 minute "matches" with them repeatedly hitting/cutting/damaging eachothers bodies for no fucking reason.
Great post, i think hardcore only works when it makes sense. It just seems like meaningless violence when two guys do hardcore with no program leading up to it.
Go watch a horror movie....
ECW did a lot of bad IMO but at least their hardcore was helped by story and reasoning for the violence.
Even in the punch and kick heavy 60's guyswould have to start having a beef before they started with the punching. As scripted and entertainment orientedthe sport is, it is still wrestling , not professional bloodfighting.