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Old 05-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know how to call it, so I will just call it that. I'm talking about how Vince and his boys pick who will be stars by their looks. Such like Hogan, Warrior, Triple H, Austin, Batista, Lesnar, Cena are more likely to succeed over the likes of Punk, Bryan, Eddie, Ziggler and other stars who aren't really bulky because of WWE's perspective.

Do you approve of this? I know I might get hate for this, but it is an opinion. I do prefer big guys over the likes of the latter. This is because for me, they're what define pro wrestling. The look of the WWF before, Rock,Austin,Trips,Kane,Taker,Angle. It was just great. It looked badass to me as a kid.

If you have a roster filled with just athletic people like Ziggler,Punk,Kingston,Bourne and more, it just doesn't look like pro wrestling. It's just not credible to me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We need a mix of both imo. I've always preferred guys with speed and agility over the big guys like Cena, Batista etc. In saying that, Austin still tops my list of all time. But yeah, a mix of both is needed, and it's often more entertaining to watch people who are more technical rather than just shows of brute strength. I don't think that someone should be primed for success just purely because of the fact they are bulky. See Ryback for example.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No, I'm not against. I prefer it that way. Beside, from business perspective, I'm sure casual fans buy into this big guys being dominant too.

Skinny guys will not appeal the casuals.
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I am not particularly inclined against big men, but only if they can move. I like the old school style, where the goal was to make it look like a realistic contest of strength and skill.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I prefer watching bigger guys like the size of a Ryback or a Brock Lesnar than high flyers like Kofi or Mysterio. Wrestling needs a mix but theres nothing better than two behemoths going against eachother.
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not completely against it... I have to admit, while my favorite wrestlers are Ziggler, Punk and Bryan, I too still have a soft spot for the big powerhouses. Its fun to watch
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't care about the Size, i just see the talent. But you have to admit, the majority of the Big guys, are bad in the ring.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not at all. Big guys are a necessary part of pro wrestling, their appeal is the larger-than-life characters that made pro wrestling how big it is today. That said, I'm not really a fan of many big wrestlers, and among the current WWE roster now my favorites are guys like Ziggler and Punk who are average sized guys.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I prefer watching bigger guys like the size of a Ryback or a Brock Lesnar than high flyers like Kofi or Mysterio. Wrestling needs a mix but theres nothing better than two behemoths going against eachother.
What do you think about Lesnar vs Goldberg at WMXX?

Beast vs Beast matches are often boring.

Im not a fan of big wrestlers in general. Especially guys like Khali, Henry, Show, Batista, Ryback... But if a big wrestler can put on great matches I have no problem with that.
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Default Re: Are you against the big guy philosophy?

I prefer wrestlers who have an ''larger than life'' look to them. Back in the 80's 90's and early 00's there were tons of guys like that unlike nowadays where it feels like most of these guys walked out of a Jersey Shore show and got signed by Vince for looking pretty. I look at todays roster and there are literally only 4 guys I would pay money for to see them.. Lesnar, Henry , Chris Jericho, The Rock. The rest of todays roster with the exception of Cm Punk and D. Bryan can go fuck themselves for all I care.
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