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Old 10-29-2012, 06:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I find that one big problem on WWE's roster and in wrestling in general in the last years is a chronic shortage of legit tough guy looking wrestlers. The hairy, greasy, sweaty rugged looking types who always look 40. You know what i'm talking about, Arn Anderson looking mugs. Arn Anderson looked 40 the moment he popped out of his mom's hooch. Most of the today's guys look so...so...so GQ. So metro, so preppy. And no, i'm not talking about the muscle mass. Look at the heads below and then compare them to today's crop. I also find it incredibly funny when someone like Miz, Orton or Swagger grows a beard in an attempt to look more masculine








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Agree, these days a lot of these guys wouldn't be considered ripped enough aswell. People would want Arn to lose weight.
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Most of those guys were older, though. Of the new guys, only Cena is anywhere near middle aged - and he's still a movie star looking fellow. The WWE stars just trend younger than the old boys of wrestling.

(If you look at pictures of Malenko, for example, from his early days and his days wrestling in Japan - he was a handsome fellow. Mainstream viewing audiences just didn't meet him until he was in his 30s.)
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I think what happened is that in the 80s and 90s it was mostly bodybuilders. bouncers and amatuer wrestlers who got involved in wrestling.

Today it's teenagers who are wrestling fans who train wrestling and they grow up to look like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Today it's teenagers who are wrestling fans who train wrestling and they grow up to look like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
It's a rather remarkable improvement, IMO.
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I think what happened is that in the 80s and 90s it was mostly bodybuilders. bouncers and amatuer wrestlers who got involved in wrestling.

Today it's teenagers who are wrestling fans who train wrestling and they grow up to look like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.
I'm not talking about muscle mass, as stated in the OP.

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It's a rather remarkable improvement, IMO.
Maybe for a photo shoot of the new Coldplay cover but for wrestling, in my opinion, nah.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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that is something gone wrong with the world in general, not WWE. WWE is just going with the trend and what the casuals now like to see.
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The 80s/90s wrestlers where a product of the time.

These days many young adults are spoilt, metrosexual, jersey shore/celebrity worshiping tools so that's what the WWE receives.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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You just have to look at the state of popular culture over the years and what subcultures were popular. In the 80's rock was huge, and in the 90's grunge and rap really took off so of course all the wrestlers had a much more edgy appearance.

In 2012 it's all about dance/pop music and Jersey Shore/reality TV kinda shit. It isn't cool to be rugged and look like some dude you'd see in a greasy bar on the sketchy side of town.
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