Lacing SCOTT STEINER's boots
Join Date: Sep 2011
Re: Are you against the big guy philosophy?
I don't think they just choose guys based on looks alone. There are nstances of it, yes, but the guys you listed OP. . .are some pretty damn good wrestlers.
You're also excluding guys like The Rock who belong on that list too, but I'm sure that's just an oversight and not intentional.
Basically, those guys may not be as technically sound in the ring as guys who pretty much have almost no positives but their wrestling skills, but their charisma and drawing power are so high that it easily dwarves whatever a technical wrestler alone will bring to the table.
If you have two wrestling shows going, and one of them has the two best wrestlers in the world going at it, and the other has the two most charismatic and impressive-looking guys in the world, which event do you think most people are going to go to? They're going to go to the one with the charismatic and impressive-looking guys. Only diehards will go see the other match.
I definitely don't disagree with WWE pushing bigger guys (who are also talented!) because not only do I find it more enjoyable week in and week out to see what happens with them than just watching a small technical wrestler put on a good match, but it also sells more tickets, merch, and buyrates.
Now when they push some garbage like Zeke Jackson and Khali, I am against it. But this bullshit where people on here bitch and cry and moan every time a buff guy gets pushed (Batista, Ryback), it just ridiculous. I think the hate for "Vince's choices" is so ingrained that they wouldn't recognize a good thing if it punched them in the face.
One of the greatest ring presences ever. Rest in peace champ.