Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2010
Re: ROH on SBG Discussion Thread
A few thoughts on the show overall:
-I think that the shows are enjoyable, but are neither really exciting or making me seriously care. I'm having a hard time being emotionally invested in the shows and ROH is going to have to put on something better to truly convice viewers to pay for the product. However, I actually don't feel really embarrased to watch the product other than stuff like Roderick's lady man gimmick which is a major positive. Unlike WWE and TNA, ROH really doesn't put out anything that's mind-boggling stupid.
-The storylines are okay, neither bad or good, but mostly logical and feel like they are building towards something. But personally, I feel its a good thing that storyline drama don't dominate the TV shows like it does for WWE or TNA. Storylines dominating the focus of the shows is okay when a storyline is written and executed well and has serious momentum behind it, but reeks of over-exaggeration and stupidity when the storylines aren't hugely entertaining. Its some ROH needs to work on, but its more of an issue in regards to the lack of seriously strong characters rather than pure booking.
Thoughts on some of the wrestlers:
-I like the cocky, smug personality of Roderick Strong but dislike the whole ladies' man thing. First of all, its completely pointless story wise since the show has no female characters other than Princess Mia and is almost a non-factor in how he interacts with anyone on the show. Secondly, he isn't convincing at all. Thirdly, it contrasts with Truth and Micheal Elgin making me wonder why he's a part of the group.
-Young Bucks = joke villians. Goofy, somewhat funny, and fun to watch in the ring (though kind of spotty), but impossible to take seriously. I'm actually a fan of them, but I'm just salivating at the prospect of a badass wrestler like Steen coming in and owning them.
-Briscoes and Micheal Elgin might be my two most favorite wrestlers. With Richards, Future Shock, Bennett, Kenny King, and Lethal trailing by a mile.