How about the fact he needs to weaken his opponents to put them in a submission hold? Have you ever seen a real fight? Why does Anderson Silva go for takedowns when he could easily put someone in a key-lock? Maybe because in a real fight its not easy to put someone in a submission genius.
Why not direct his offense around the leg then, or go for a body based submission?
TNA panders to 900 morons in the Impact Zone who dont pay to get in and who have been known to chant for the shape of a wrestling ring. Until Austin Aries develops a ring style where he draws money (like Kurt Angle), you cant even begin to compare the two.
So since Aries isn't a DRAW I can't call him a better wrestler than Kurt? Um.
Not a copout at all. Im already putting myself through reading this thread. I have no motivation to read another terrible review of a match from someone who doesn't know what he is talking about.
Yeah I'm sure Seabs doesn't know what he's talking about since he's negative about a match which can't be considered bad and explains exactly why he's against it.
Bullshit. Complete idiocy. I swear to God. Austin wasn't a better worker than Kurt Angle in 2000/01. Read Austin's book. Austin came back from major neck surgery. Angle lead the matches. That is fact. That isn't fiction, which most of your posts seem to come from. Nigel McGuinness said the biggest compliment he's ever had in wrestling is Angle allowing him to lead the match in 2009. He said it was a special compliment because everyone in the business knows the likes of Austin, Michaels, Undertaker and those guys allowed Angle to control the tempo of those classic matches he'd had in the WWF. You can make up a lot of stuff to strengthen your argument if you really want to, but it doesn't make you close to being accurate .
Austin's always been a better worker than Kurt imo, he's one of the greatest in the ring. And I never said he didn't lead them, in his early years he stuck to the WWE style which suited him b/c that's all he knew. Around 05/06 is when he started putting as much shit in as he could and that put me off.
Nigel lead the matches and it's no surprise it's some of Kurt's best TNA work. I'm unaware I have to like Kurt because other wrestlers do.
Difference is, Kurt Angle is one of the biggest stars in the last two decades and everyone who wrestled him or observed him (from Austin, to Nigel McGuinnesss, to Jeff Jarrett to Bret Hart to Ric Flair to Shawn Michaels to Paul Heyman) thinks he's one of the best they've ever seen. One clown on a forum doesn't have an opinion that holds any credibility when there are countless counter points to the contrary.
Like I said, I'm not the only person with this view. Ask in the DVD thread here or in the WWE section or in the MOTYC thread in other wrestling and there's a good mix of people who like him and view him the same as I do.
Again, I don't need to validate my opinions by saying since other people like him I should. Didn't Bret Hart once highly praise Melina?
Watch the match and you will see what he did. Or watch the match with your blinkers on and fail to realise his contribution. If you replaced Angle with someone else in the match it wouldnt be half as good. Not only do you spout big opinions without the knowledge of how to put them in the context of an argument, you seem to be unaware of tag team psychology.
I watched the match. It's a solid match. Kurt's major contribution is absolutely the hot tag in my opinion. Other than that it's Kaz and Daniels doing a good workover of AJ leading to him making the tag to kurt. Heels work over the face leading to the comeback before a really awesome finishing stretch with a lot of high impact moves. If you take out Kurt then it depends who else goes in. You'd still have AJ being worked over, AJ hitting the shooting star press but you'd definitely miss the great visual of Kurt German Suplexing both the WTTCOTW. Put in a guy like Morgan and yeah it'd suffer. Put in a guy like Samoa Joe and probably not.
Since I'm unaware, would you like to explain what I've got mistaken about tag team psychology btw?
You are confused? You are just listing the positives on their arsenal in some sort of bias one-sided charge to prove how shit Kurt Angle is. You are saying "CM Punk's babyface run worked" and "Rey gets fans invested in their comeback". Why are you mentioning this, when Kurt Angle has done this also? And done this in an era where he actually drew money? Did you miss 2000-2006, when Angle was one of the hottest acts in the business? Someone they put in a WrestleMania main event with a broken neck because he was irreplaceable? I get you have a hard on for Kurt Angle, but fuck me you are reaching with this argument.
I have a hard on for Kurt? That's new.
Still failing to see where drawing comes into this, or me saying that I'm a fan of Kurt up til about 2005-6 (even though he still worked a great few matches with Taker then).
Slowed him down? You think Joe dictates the pace of a match with Kurt Angle? If you think that you must be dumber than I thought you were.
Yeah their match at destination x this year was just balls to the wall action instead of them trading submissions and generally being clever with it in an attempt for the ten points.
Matt Morgan's only good match was at Bound For Glory 2009 where Angle had a match with himself. Morgan blew up and Angle dragged it back to something respectable.
That match doesn't do anything for me. It's not terrible but it's just there. iirc Morgans in a figure four for ages and Kurt goes for multiple ankle locks only for Morgan to run around like he's fine. I can't exactly say I'm surprised. I never expected much from a match with Matt Morgan.
WELL DONT PUT PEOPLE IN A POSITION TO BE OUTSHINED BY FLAIR THEN. Nobody forced them to do that.
But surely putting Flair in match in a place that isnt the impact zone would interest more people than if he didn't? Plus the babyface team went over him, so it's not like he won. People probably came out thinking it was great to see Flair get busted open and generally take a beating from those guys.
Wait a second. You dont care about crowd reaction, but you just buried Kurt Angle for doing stuff in a match with no psychology? So its OK for Flair to outshine people doing his over the top nostalgia act, but if Kurt Angle does a suplex to set up a ankle lock he's a terrible performer? Inconsistent much?
I have no idea what crowd reaction has to do with pyschology here. Flair does his thing for a pop and that works. So do most old performers. It should be the job of the other workers to get people on their side, and if they're good then it should happen. What has that got to do with Kurt hitting a suplex leading to an ankle lock?