Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Crabtree is right in some ways - if the Rock became more focused on technical wrestling in the mold of Ricky Steamboat or Chris Benoit, I'd be completely off from his personality and character. If Benoit had done a cocky style in-ring similar to the Rock, it'd go completely against the way Benoit carried himself.
Your performance in-ring should gel with the on-screen way that you carry your character. Chris Jericho was 100% correct in what he said about Aries & Strong years ago - they had no characters whatsoever. Since then, Aries has become one of the most entertaining douche-bags in the industry, and Strong has yet to find a way to channel his real-life charisma (which I know for a fact he has since I had the pleasure of meeting him once) into himself as a performer. He shows shades of it in PWG, but for whatever reason he's not bringing it out. He reminds of ECW Eddie Guerrero right now, before Eddie was told by Benoit to channel Black Tiger in his American character.