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Join Date: Jun 2009
Re: Nigel McGuinness was almost fired for wrestling too well as a heel
I remember Kurt Angle talking about this in an interview back when Nigel was still with TNA. If I remember correctly, Angle said that Nigel, while having a lot of in-ring ability, did not know how to work as a heel. A heel's job is to make the babyfaces look good and not outshine them, and Nigel was outshining them and "eating them up" (I *think* this was how Angle put it or something along those lines). IIRC, Angle said this was the reason why Nigel's push was decreased and that he [Angle] was one of the guys trying to teach him how to work as an effective heel.
I don't know about Nigel being in danger of being fired because of it but there's definitely something to the story of people backstage not liking how Nigel worked [as a heel].
Last edited by pgi86; 02-16-2013 at 09:51 AM.