Originally Posted by DisturbedOne98
No offense, but even the biggest superstars have arguably just as dumb catchphrases. If you think that's even a problem, I don't even know what else to say. His 'catchphrase' saved his career in WWE. It literally did.
I agree, some superstars have incredibly stupid catchphrases (never got You Can't See Me, for example).
The catchphrase itself is very stupid. There's no substance behind it. Its YES or NO. What does it mean? Nothing. Its just a word, and a very nondescript word at that. Doesn't relate to his character, or push a gimmick, its just...there. Therefore, I'm not a fan. I wasn't even a big fan of What either. Didn't see the point to it.
On top of that, I don't have much respect for it. Its mind numbingly easy and there's no originality or creativity in it. Anybody, literally anybody, could make it work. Fuck, look at AJ...she even leeches off of it. Not everyone can go out there and call themselves the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla and make it work. Jericho can, which is why its unique. He can do something not everyone else can do, and the phrase itself is unique. That's why its awesome.
Tyson Kidd could have been given this Yes/No thing and he could have succeeded with it. Something that anybody can do isn't seen as being very valuable or novel.
Now people are gonna say "oh well Bryan is a genius for making it work, then, since no one else did it before." Bryan was given this character because the WWE had absolutely nothing else for him, so they gave him something shallow and devoid of much thought. Kinda like "fuck it, we can't be bothered to think of anything, just give him this." There's also a reason no one else did it before-because it was so obvious and apparent, so they tried to stay away from it. No thought is required to get this over, so the Fed went in other more original directions. Finally they threw this basically automatically successful idea to a guy they had no clue what to do with. Now he's succeeding. Yeah...real genius there. We should all kiss the ground this guy walks on because he's gotten over with an idea that was assured to get over.