Originally Posted by Muerte al fascismo
You don't book a guy the size of Magnus, as a pussy spud style champ. He's a real big guy, its unrealistic.
Sure he's got some heat, but not the heat that sells tickets. The same heat Arquette got, or the fingerpoke got.
Magnus is big but nobody bought him as anything anyway though. Everybody was wondering why he was "The Chosen One" given the level of talent in TNA. A lot of them can speak better than him, can wrestle better than him, have a better personality/character than him and for his size he's not really a Luger-like power wrestler. So with someone that's not stronger, cannot do flips and can't fight technicaly that well, he's just a young guy with potential.
So the idea that you push this guy as champ, he cannot be otherwise than a paper champ. Cause you chose him for two reasons: 1-he's young, 2-got a good body. That's it.
As far as drawing money, it's TNA.
Originally Posted by Billy8383
So the only ones looking good at the end of this match besides Roode are a guy who may not be with the company anymore, a guy who is 2 months away from being 55, and a 45 year old wrestler who was already thought of as one of the top guys in the business? Great job TNA.
Great heels like Flair could cheat their asses off but still look strong at the same time. Magnus looked so weak that it may as well have been you or me out there.
Magnus will never be Ric Flair, though. He was the best wrestler of his time. Closer to Flair would be Roode. If Roode would cheat that much NOW I would be mad.