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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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Re: Now that I look back on it...

JBL was definately one of the great acts of this decade. He's a pretty decorated wrestler who I would love to see return at some capacity. There were feuds like JBL/Christian I would have liked to see. I remember that 9 month title reign and how irritated I was because Big Show, Booker T, Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, hell even all 3 Dudley Boyz were trying to get a title reign off JBL. I remember Spike/JBL being a very solid WWE title match. Poin ti'm making he was easily the best heels along with HHH.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 09:54 AM
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I agree, WWE needs him back in some form

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 10:04 AM
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He was the ultimate bad guy honestly. Like you look at Ziggler or Edge, they're like heels but they're not really evil like JBL was. It was just cocky attitude vs good guy whereas JBL was just pure evil and ultimate bad guy.
He was very good, but for too short'a period of time. Plus he didn't really inspire a massive ratings/buyrate hike so it shows he wasn't over enough to bother too many people. Now Andre the Giant, he's the ultimate bad guy in my opinion. I don't care who you put him against I'm fearing for Andre's opponents life. Andre had the added awe factor of being as big as he was so that interested everone, not just wrestling fans.

Not to take anything away from JBL he was very good, but my problem with him is that he didn't last long enough and for the majority of his carear didn't really make much impact.

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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 03:25 PM
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JBL throwing Mexicans across the border > Life lol. That stuff was hilarious. I'd love to see him back as either GM or on commentary. I found him massively entertaining despite his lack of ring skill.
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JBL was great. He could do serious or comedic heel work. Unfortunately though, while JBL was a satirical character, I think the guy playing him might actually believe what he preached. Still the character was great and superbly played.

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JBL was one of the most best heels in WWE history. He epitomized what a heel champion does. In all of JBL's major title defenses when did JBL ever have a clean victory? He was one of the few heels (especially in the 21st century), that when his music hit everyone in the crowd was booing, they was not a single cheer. Sometimes he went over the top to get heat (Like throwing Mexicans over the border and doing Nazi taunts in Germany) but he will go down as one of the top 10 heels of all-time.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 04:01 PM
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See One Night Stand 2005 DVD Bonus features. JBL's alternate commentary is pure gold, you can tell he was legit drunk out of his mind.

And the beating he gave the Blue Meanie! Holy shit.
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post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 04:16 PM
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Of course he was!!!

And now Pyro is gonna post a three paragraphs post explaining you why:
As gratifying as that would be, it's not really necessary, lol.

I'm just glad people are catching on to how excellent he was at his job. I miss him. Even Chris Jericho and CM Punk haven't excelled in their characters to the extent that JBL did.



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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 04:39 PM
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Initially, I was skeptical of the JBL gimmick- eventually, though, Bradshaw made it work.
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 07:25 PM
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JBL was as great on the mic as he was poor in the ring. Still how him and HBK managed to actually make that god-awful financial crisis storyline even half effective is beyond me.
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