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post #1 of 147 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

I noticed so many people was happy on here and Twitter when they won last night, I just don't get it, to me they haven't had any good matches, and I find them and their voices extremely irritating, I just dont get the love for them, did they have good matches in nxt as I never saw them in nxt. As much as I see the love for them alot of it is mainly peyton Royce is gorgeous, is that the only reason people like them?. This isn't a knock on anybody who does like them, everyone is entitled to their opinion and can like whoever they like. I'm mainly asking cos if they did have some good matches in nxt then I'll go and watch them. Though to me they will never stop being irritating but I may change my opinion on their wrestling ability

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I think their whole schtick is to be annoying, kind of like Laycool, but I find it more turn off the telly annoying than entertaining.

They're both OK wrestlers, not great from what ive seen. Leyton is definitely the better in terms of inring and look.

Their winning was probably the biggest surprise of the night. They are a much more genuine tag team than Sasha and Bayley. Those two have always felt really fake to me teaming up and I think it's harmed Sasha character a lot


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re: Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

You're definitely not the only one, they are almost unanimously hated on here.

I like them to be honest, they are funny & goofy, which is kind of what wrestling is supposed to be. There's a charm and charisma to them. I don't see much singles success in Billie's future, but Peyton is a star in the making. She'll be a multi time women's champion and be a big big deal in the future.

If I was booking them I'd turn them babyface, they are way too likeable to be heels with this gimmick. I'd have Peyton eventually turn on Billie in a year or so and begin her big push.
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re: Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

Nope, they are legitimately fucking awful in every except for Peyton eye-candy. They never impressed in NXT and are even worse on the main roster.

Awful wrestlers.
Nails on a chalkboard promos.
Super chickenshit diva gimmick.

Basically the embodiment of everything people hated about pre-revolution wwe women's wrestling. Bitchy eye candy and zero talent, they make Carmella look good in comparison and have absolutely no business holding titles so soon after they were created.

This is what people don't understand about heels. Getting people to dislike you as a champion is pointless unless you can wrestle and provide a satisfying payoff for the babyface. They can't, Carmella can't, Alexa can't, so they aren't good heels. Unless your job is to be hated in the build and then squashed (Alexa/Ronda at SS), but that rarely ever happens. So the whole, "you hate them so they're doing a good job" isn't an argument.

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re: Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

Heels doing what heels do.. Getting people to dislike them.


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re: Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

They seem to be the only team during the match (apart from Beth/Nat Hart attack spot), actually doing tag team moves - double teams and quick in and out tags.

Patiently waiting for the return of Emma or Emmalina.
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re: Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

I think that there are fewer people that 'get' them than there are people that don't get them.


I fucking love the IIconics as characters/promos.
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They seem to be the only team during the match (apart from Beth/Nat Hart attack spot), actually doing tag team moves - double teams and quick in and out tags.
Sasha and Bayley did at least 5 tag moves, so I dunno what match you were watching.
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re: Am I the only one who doesn't get The IIconics?

I dont think their reign lasts long, I think it was a way to get titles on nia and tamina without them beating sasha and bayley. I think nia and tamina are worse than iiconics so dont want it to be the case, but the only people who Vince loves more than blondes is samoans
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Agreed OP. Though I wouldn't base popularity on Twitter and WF which is primarily made up of whiny smarks who change their mind about everything on a weekly basis. The majority of people who liked their win last night are bandwagon jumpers. Before The IIconics only had like 3 fans on WF.

The IIconics are terrible and the most untalented team on the main roster along with Nia and Tamina. But this is WWE where often now if you are terrible you get pushed while the people with actual talent get held back.

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