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Barrett's character is driving me mental!

First off, I really enjoyed the show tonight and I'm not one to usually start threads picking apart minor details in the product to bitch about. But this one has been driving me nuts for months now. I've made reference to it before in passing but it's really starting to bother me. Probably because the Wade Barrett character is perfect in nearly every way except one of the most important.

His move-set should reflect his character. I'm sick to death of hearing Cole tell me how Wade is bare knuckles champion only to watch him engage in armbars and headlocks and almost no punching whatsoever. I mean, I love coller-and-elbows as much as the next wrasslin fan but shouldn't he be starting the match in a boxer's stance? Wouldn't a 'barrage' of body blows (a la Taker) be a standard move for someone promoted as such?

What's worse is Barrett is actually a decent mat-wrestler, but that's not how he's been billed. His look is great, he can talk, love the new beard, theme song suits the character. Shit's almost perfect...but who's falling asleep at the switch here? Barrett? Producers/handlers? WTF? Who's telling him to wrestle this way?


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Re: Barrett's character is driving me mental!

The minor nitpick I have is why does the bare knuckle fighter tape his fists?
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Re: Barrett's character is driving me mental!

I haven't seen tonight's Raw yet, but he was starting his matches on Smackdown in a fighting stance. If you go back to a few weeks ago in his match with Gabriel he was throwing punches and was always had his hands (fists) up...
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Re: Barrett's character is driving me mental!

Does he have lapses where he forgets his character?


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Re: Barrett's character is driving me mental!

Who gives a shit? What do you want him to do, hit nothing but strikes on Sheamus for 15 minutes? He's still in a wrestling promotion, just because his character fought bare knuckle doesn't automatically make him a boxer. His squashes have been more about punching but you CAN'T do that in long matches, it doesn't work.

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Re: Barrett's character is driving me mental!

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Who gives a shit? What do you want him to do, hit nothing but strikes on Sheamus for 15 minutes? He's still in a wrestling promotion, just because his character fought bare knuckle doesn't automatically make him a boxer. His squashes have been more about punching but you CAN'T do that in long matches, it doesn't work.
Leave it to Tyrion to exaggerate to the fullest extent. Yeah, I want nothing but strikes for 15 minutes (dripping with sarcasm).

Did you even read the post?


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Re: Wade Barrett Discussion

Yeah, I did, and that's what you said. You want his moveset to reflect his character and he shouldn't be using standard wrestling moves even though he's a wrestler. That's what you said.

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His move-set should reflect his character. I'm sick to death of hearing Cole tell me how Wade is bare knuckles champion only to watch him engage in armbars and headlocks and almost no punching whatsoever.
Translation: Don't wrestle and keep throwing punches because that's your character. Don't even deny it, it's right there.

People don't want a long strikefest. That's why Tensai's matches are so bad, because he doesn't do moves, he just hits people over and over again and nobody cares.

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Yeah, I did, and that's what you said. You want his moveset to reflect his character and he shouldn't be using standard wrestling moves even though he's a wrestler. That's what you said.



Translation: Don't wrestle and keep throwing punches because that's your character. Don't even deny it, it's right there.

People don't want a long strikefest. That's why Tensai's matches are so bad, because he doesn't do moves, he just hits people over and over again and nobody cares.
Bullshit, your over-extending the meaning of my language, as usual.

Cole repeats the phrase over and over again while Barrett is performing traditional holds. His move-set should reflect his character, not only strikes, just more of them, particularly if the announce team is gonna keep hyping that selling point. I didn't say he shouldn't use wrestling moves, I actually stated that he's an excellent mat wrestler, but if he's billed as a brawler...


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Re: Wade Barrett Discussion

Maybe you should've just said that the first time instead of acting like him performing wrestling moves is wrong.

Either way, I'll say again, WHO. CARES. It's a trivial point, the only thing that really needs to tie in to his background is his finisher, which it does. At least as much as it can since Big Show robbed him of the punch.

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Why would you make that leap? I'd equate that to how you took/spun it. There is no language in that original post that suggests I wouldn't want to him perform traditional moves at all.

I'm beginning to think your not nearly the wordsmith I'd thought. Just really good at exaggeration.


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