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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 07:28 PM
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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

It definitely matters. I really do not believe Rey is beating huge guys like Taker, etc in a legit fight. Of course pro wrestling isn't a legit fight, but you gotta have an air of believability to it.

That said, having bigger guys as your heavyweight division gives you the space to elevate the smaller guys on an individual basis.

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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 07:38 PM
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Not anymore, just look at punk.

Size only matters if your the face of the wwe. You NEED to be really built to be the face of the company

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Like in all sports size shouldn't matter but it does to the people in charge. If you got the talent you should get a fair crack. My only problem is Mysterio beating the likes of Kane and Big Show clean with moves like 619 and that thing he does after, it just does not look credible to me and shouldn't happen.

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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 12:06 AM
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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

Of course size matters. It isn't the be all and end all, but it can be a very useful asset to have. In wrestling, your look is a very important thing. As people have mentioned, it's about believability. It's all well and good to say you're a badass, but if you don't look like a badass, people won't buy it. You don't have to be jacked to convince people your a badass, Harley Race for example. But as there aren't many Harley Races about it really helps if a guy is 6'4 and full of muscle before he thinks people will buy him as a badass.
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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 07:37 AM
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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

you tell me
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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

Wrestling has reached a point where size isn't the be-all-end-all of everything, which is how it should be tbh. Although if an aspiring wrestler doesn't look like they know what the inside of a gym looks like, that's kinda crossing the line imo.

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ďKevin Nash is right. Smaller guys donít draw. I mean who would pay any money to watch itty bitty guys like Mayweather or Paquiao?"
Talent/charisma draws. Not size.
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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:55 PM
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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

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At no point did the OP specify, also Nash called them "vanilla midgets", implying that it is due to their height.

Also I wouldn't call Benoit or Eddie small in muscular stature, those guys were roided up. Therefore I took it to mean height. Paul Orndorff also said that guys like Savage and Flair hurt the business because they were small.
Alright then I'll rephrase. Other than you, nobody's talking purely about height in this thread. It's about the whole package, not about being a tall, skinny beanpole with no body mass or charisma. No one's going to give a shit about someone like that.

Again, Ryback is 6'2". Goldberg is 6'2". Batista is 6'31/2". They're considered "big" because of their muscles. Height isn't the only, or even main factor when people are discussing whether size matters or not.

A guy who's 6'2" and extremely swoll like Ryback will be considered a hell of a lot "bigger" than someone who's 6'5" and has a build like Spike Dudely.
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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

It matters to a certain degree and bigger guys will have an easier time becoming big draws than guys with smaller builds.

That being said, it's not the be all end all like some would have you believe.

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Re: Analyze This: Size Does Matter?

Bigger guys draw more attention, smaller guys provide more action. In the grand scheme of things size doesn't matter that much. A small guy with a unique look and style can be a big star (I.E. Rey Mysterio) and a generic big guy won't make it (I.E. Albert, Test etc).
The company (the E) prefers big guys because the lions share of the work is done. Its a good visual and its an attention grabber. The rest comes naturally, get a few smaller guys to bump crazy for him and you have a potential star. With a smaller guy a little more work is needed. They usually are booked as underdogs or as masterful technicians that have so much style they baffle the big guys with skills. That takes a little more time to get established.
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