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post #41 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 04:40 PM
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

If the crowd's just gonna copy what Pittsburgh did at Extreme Rules, then no. I don't need to hear 60 minutes of an audience trying to show how "against the grain" they are and get themselves over with smarks while two great athletes are trying to tell a story in the ring.

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post #42 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 04:43 PM
 
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

60 minute Iron Man matches are usually a chore and should only ever be utilized with the right people. Absent of that, no, they shouldn't be brought back.
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

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Because the overwhelming, vast majority of guys won't be able to put on a good show for 60 straight minutes, nor would today's WWE be able to book it in a way that wasn't sleep-inducing.

30 minutes is a tall enough order. No need or reason to double it.
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The Rock v Triple H 60 minute Iron Man match at Judgment Day is still at least one of my favourite matches, but I don’t have any faith in today’s WWE booking a match that long with any degree of competence...

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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

No, because that match type really makes no sense in kayfabe.
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

Yes but only with the right wrestler's and with the correct build up. If a gimmick match is over used it can tend to have an adverse effect on it's drawing power which goes hand in hand with how seriously the fans take it (Hell in a cell) was a victim of this strategy, back then whenever the WWE would have that match it would lead to an instant sell out and a renewed interest in the event. However after over doing it time and time again it hurt the aura of that gimmick match.

There are a few wrestler's in the company I could see involved in that kind of match.... the obvious names would include: Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Almas, Finn Balor, Nakamura (when motivated) , Kevin Owens fine technicians of that cloth...however it could also be used to add a credibility boost to other's not of that style such as Strowman or Lars Sullivan (Nxt)
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

Maybe the Iron man of the Rumble versus the winner of the Rumble.

First of all the audience needs to care enough about both performers, which limits the field right away.
Second, they need 60 minutes of stamina, which limits it further.
Third, they need a wrestling repertoire that's big enough to go one hour.

So basically, AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, or Seth Rollins.


I would definitely watch it with two of those guys.
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

Based on the fans during Zlggler/Rollins, WWE is more likely to give us a 15-minute "Iron Man" match than the 60-minute variety.
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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

No.

A properly agented long match between two great workers can be awesome. IWGP title matches are awesome for that reason. The problem with an Iron Man match is the crowd immediately de-invests itself because everything is meaningless except the last minute. Instead of an edge of your seat, climactic fight that could end at any time, you're not paying attention to what's going on because you know nothing that happens matters for pretty much the entire match.

60 minutes is almost always too long anyway. A good 30 to 40 minute match is sufficient. I do feel WWE main events need to be a longer in general (except if they involve Reigns or Lesnar) because they don't have that epic feel to them.




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Re: Would you bring back the 60 minute Iron Man Match?

It's not really possible for it to even make sense. You fight for an hour for the most falls.
But WWE logic states that you can have someone interfere on your behalf, get you DQ'd once, have your friend continue to attack and get 3+ pins and it's okay.

An hour is just too much. If they split it into 20 minute or 30 minute segments with a 5 minute rest break, sure. But it gets tiresome after a while. Do it like a tag match or something. A fucking one hour of two guys going back and forward is boring because it's got a lot of rest segments.
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