Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place? - Page 2 - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

 39Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 12:27 PM
The face that runs the List
 
They Call Him Y2J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: France
Posts: 10,011
Points: 33,372
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Absolutely. Just look at LU.

It's a rather dark, violent, serious show. But once in a while, a comedy segment like the pizza one can become a memorable breath of fresh hair.


They Call Him Y2J is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 12:35 PM
 
All Elite Wanking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US
Posts: 16,175
Points: 8,824
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laughable Chimp View Post
This is more of a general wrestling topic, not a WWE topic but I figured this was the best place to ask it.

Does comedy wrestling have a place?

Have you ever had this happen to you? So you're watching a wrestling show. All the matches are presented as legitimately as possible. Everything's going great, stakes are high, you're hyped for the main event. Then, all of a sudden, comes a comedy match and it's just so ridiculous that it takes you out of the whole event. You've got all these serious matches, and suddenly there's a comedy match that just completely destroys your sense of disbelief, not just for the match, but for the entire event.

On the other hand, as someone who's been watching every match in the G1 so far, I've come to really enjoy and actually anticipate a Yano match. There's only so much serious epic matches I can watch before I start to get bored of it. Yano's matches are different. They're funny in a sea of seriousness and I enjoy that. Just an example of me enjoying a comedy match in cards that's mostly serious.

What's your opinion? Is there a place for comedy wrestling in the higher levels of wrestling? Does it mess with your suspense of disbelief too much or are you able to enjoy it in spite of that?
Absolutely, yes. 100%. I argue that it's mandatory and necessary for wrestling to exist. This is how you answer "you know it's fake, right?". Wrestling should be a mix of entertainment, not just two people trying to make something fake look real. There must be a balance.

I argue this a lot and have reference comedy matches as some of my favorite. There is a Summer Rae & Fandango v Emma and Santino Marella match from NXT which is a favorite match of mine because of how well they incorporate comedy. "You can't take it seriously" is the point of the comedy match. You take it for comedy and entertainment, not a serious fight.

I think most people are thinking of WWE skits when you reference "comedy". But, there is actual matches with legit wrestlers who instead of going for technician and "I'm a better wrestler" do funny reversals, fail reasonable spots. Incorporating little fake outs and stalls can be comedic without going overboad.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultron View Post
I hate comedy matches/spots.

They aren't funny and are a waste of time.
I disagree.

Quote:
Originally Posted by T Hawk View Post
Imagine ever thinking those wrestlers were comedy wrestlers ayy lmao

In general, I sometimes see people try to justify what shitters like Colt Cabana, Joey Ryan, & Grado do and point to Angle, Rock, Edge, Christian, Jericho etc did and go "but when they did it.."

When they did what? Having comedic segments and being able to cut a humorous promo doesn't mean you then follow that up by wrestling like a fool. And none of those guys really did that.

Those guys did some funny stuff on the mic and backstage, but when the bell rang they went to work and left the comedy backstage.
I don't remember many comedic spots in any of Kurt's matches or any comedic spots when E&C where trying to kill themselves along with the Hardys & Dudleys.
Colt was exactly who I thought of. I think comedy needs to be slipped into matches, but not always slapstick.


I don't think any dislikes comedy wrestling. I think people dislike bad comedy wrestling; and, all of WWE's comedy wrestling is bad comedy wrestling. Make this thread in the Other Wrestling and tons of people will love it.
Matthew Castillo likes this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HankG View Post
FUCK THIS COMPANY! FUCK ROMAN REIGNS! FUCK WWE! THIS WILL END WITH ROMAN BEATING UP THE HEELS AND THEN SCREAMING LIKE A DEMONICALLY POSSESSED LOLITA UINTIL OUR TV SCREENS BLOW UP!
This post
All Elite Wanking is offline  
post #13 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9,054
Points: 26,888
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Absolutely as long as the comedy doesn't insist on itself. Ala boxel and non potty segment strowman. Example of comedy insisting on itself is Matt
TommyWCECM is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Roy "Gambit" Mustang
 
Death Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 10,132
Points: 22,940
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Comedy has it place for sure but needs to done in the right spots. Yano is a great example of it done well as it breaks up the G1.



Spoiler for Don't be sad it is over, be happy it happened:

Death Rider is offline  
post #15 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 02:24 PM
Moron
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Toronto, Canada because the Hitman always cared about the Canadians more
Posts: 8,136
Points: 19,054
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Triple H Vs D'Lo Brown in a Blindfold match in 2002 on that Roulette Raw was pretty damn funny.

It certainly has a place but it needs to be booked properly.
Bret Hart is offline  
post #16 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 02:30 PM
TEAM DARKLADY
 
THE LAST OF THE RED HOT REPPERS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: CASA DEL BAD SHIV
Posts: 59,109
Points: 296,687
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

It has its place as long as the audience is receptive to it. Yano is easily my favorite practitioner right now.

THE LAST OF THE RED HOT REPPERS is offline  
post #17 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 02:50 PM
 
MrFlash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: From the Bowrys
Posts: 943
Points: 2,963
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Wrestling is like a circus, if you don't like the elephants then you might like the clowns. Variation is key. Shows like ECW benefited from some comedy in back stage segments/match's so crowds didn't burn out on the intense/violent match's throughout the show for example. But they have to be booked at the right time otherwise they can derail a shows or ppv flow and piss people off.

That said I get why some fans hate comedy wrestlers, I certainly don't like comedy guys like Colt Cabana, Grado, Santino Marella etc as i can never take them or their match's seriously, why should i when they seeming don't after all? Comedy moves like the Cobra can
Saintpat likes this.

Just when you think you have all the answers i change the question!! - rip Hot Rod
MrFlash is offline  
post #18 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 03:02 PM
Retired
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 13,971
Points: 57,645
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

I like Comedy when it's done right. Wrestling has definitely been capable of making me laugh a few times. The only problem is WWE's idea of 'humour' these days is painfully bad, and they suck at anything to do with comedy.

I wonder why
promoter2003 likes this.
The Fourth Wall is offline  
post #19 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 03:12 PM
You need to be yourself, you can't be no-one else.
 
UniversalGleam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: queen lizzy's garden with prince phil
Posts: 7,131
Points: 23,414
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

problem with wwe's humour is its that of that weird guy in the office who falls off his chair laughing when someone says "poo".

that whole snake charming segment on smackdown some years back is the single worst thing I have ever seen from wwe. Embarrassment is the only thing I felt during that so called "comedy segment".
promoter2003 likes this.

"You Can Easily Judge the Character of a Man by How He Treats Those Who Can Do Nothing for Him"

ZroGyXyoTO8

You can't give me a reason, I don't need one to shine, You can't give me a feeling 'cause it's already mine

1. Oasis 2. Queen 3. Angels and Airwaves 4. The cure 5. The Verve

Last edited by UniversalGleam; 08-06-2018 at 03:14 PM.
UniversalGleam is offline  
post #20 of 65 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Mugging of Cena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: The Midwest
Posts: 3,240
Points: 9,761
                     
Re: Comedy wrestling. Does it have a place?

Absolutely. Wrestling shows, like concert set-lists, sentences in books, etc., need to have some variety. As mentioned, shows like ROH TV and others can be grueling oneupmanship fests where all that matters is superkicks and kick outs. Vinny Massaro in LU or even groups like Heavy Machinery and Street Prophets in NXT can help break up the show into more digestible parts. Elias isn't necessarily comedy but he fits the bill as well I think.
Mugging of Cena is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome