Originally Posted by enlightenedone9
Damien Wayne vs. Chris Escobar-VCW: ****
I can not so proudly say that I incredibly enjoy scrappy smaller workers get beaten up by more brutish wrestlers. It may be my favorite pastime.Here we have the smaller Escobar and the pretty rugged Wayne.If you haven’t at least heard about Wayne you haven’t dug around the darkest and scariest parts of the internet wrestling world nearly enough. I've heard of the man but I can now say I've finally seen a match of his and it was great. He beats up on Escobar for a ton of it and I enjoy that to pieces. Escobar getting those comebacks going was enjoyable, if for nothing else to break up his beatdown while giving the man some hope. Neither man wanting to win by countout was just super. The only time Wayne was willing to take the countout win was when it got too dicey on the outside. Seabs mentioned this AWHILE back with his review but some of the little touches like Wayne kicking Escobar to prop him up for the tree of woe spot was GREAT and makes it look incredibly less silly than a guy just waiting there.Little fun fact, when you end the match at its climax, where you have led up to it well enough and doing too much more will be too much, it makes the match better. Some wrestlers end the match 2 brainbusters, 9 backdrop drivers, 3 SSP, and a burning hammer too late. That may or not be an exaggeration but I think I made my point.
This sounds like my kind of match? Where did you see this match? Is it on Youtube?
Glad to see psychology still exists on the indies. I was reading through some posts on another message board and there was this one idiot who was saying stuff like "Everyone knows wrestling is fake. It's hard to suspend disbelief when you know it's fake. Who cares about psychology and selling" He even went onto say "Everyone no sells" and that "babayface comebacks are the best example of no selling"
It was that very moment that I realized just how damaging the 9 brainbusters and 27 piledrivers has become to the way even fans view pro wrestling. I know I sound like a big hater but I refuse to support indy wrestling because these guys are killing the business. They are exposing it.
One spot that really over-exposed the business was when Richards did that top rope suplex and then Edwards just got up afterwards and suplexed him out the ring. Yes, I know wrestling is fake. But I still thought a top rope suplex would hurt like shit. Apparently, it doesn't. I absolutely loathe indy wrestling because of shit like this. And it is found in 99% of matches. Indy wrestling looks like the WWE video games. A suplex into a falcon arrow into an ankle. That's the shit I'd so in WWE '13.
Ring psychology and the art of pro wrestling is lost. It makes me sad really and to think that fans have been conditioned to accept this as wrestling to the point where they are saying "It's fake! You can't suspend your belief, you know it's fake!" It's just so sad when you sit back and realize that this is what wrestling has become. The funnest part of wrestling is suspending your belief and getting into the show. Then again, wrestlers on the indies (And the WWE as well) don't know how to engage the crowd in a match