Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
Cornette leaving is perhaps a bigger reason in me wanting to get back into RoH than merely the Steen shoots, as I said. Though I don't quite think his booking has anything to do with the wrestling quality.
I really don't quite grasp how the exodus of wrestlers from the indy scene will affect that, either. These newer wrestlers were still trained by individuals who didn't fall prey to this style. Hell, a lot of the greater wrestlers are guilty of overkill, too (Steen/Generico - albeit to a lesser extent). I'd honestly feel there wouldn't be a difference if those that have left hadn't; that it's rather systemic of the environ/what the crowd wants than the lack of veteran talent to guide them. Wrestlers work differently within RoH than they do in other promotions. It isn't a good thing, it isn't a bad thing it's rather just not my thing. Maybe I'll change my mind once I get into the product, again, but right now no.
I'm actually starting to wonder how much a crowd plays into my enjoyment of the match. Normally, if I enjoy something and another person detests it I wouldn't change my opinion. Subjective approval is an egoistic value. It should, theoretically, be about how much it works for me rather than how much it works for others. I can understand that a well-received wrestler will probably have qualities that I will like, too, but if wrestler x appeals to me, even if he cannot click with the crowd, isn't that all that matters? I'm pretty positive that I zone a crowd out (if they aren't eruptively loud) like how a camera blurs the background in favour of its focused image.