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Keeping up with the size fetish on this forum. Is Alexa Bliss as Raw womens champ the equivalent of Balor as Universal champ?

A lot of people turn their nose up at the idea of someone like Balor as Universal champ because he's "too small" and it's not "believable" but can't get enough of Alexa.
Does size matter for the women or is it okay for the sexy midget to rule the roost on Raw?
 

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She's bigger than AJ Lee, no?

Plus, she often wins via cheating, so there's a kayfabe explanation for why she beats larger women. Balor, on the other hand, just straight up beats people who are 50-100 pounds heavier (e.g. Jinder Mahal).
 

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There's been a reasonable amount of criticism of Alexa's strong booking given her smaller stature, not as much as Balor obviously, but you do see some people here and there.

That said, i really don't think it matters, again, it's wrestling, the bigger wrestlers shouldn't always win, otherwise it'd be boring. Alexa has a lot of talent to make up for her shortage in size.
 

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No. Bliss is talented as hell, awesome on the mic, unlike bland-Balor.

But then Balor is the first ever Universal Champion, yet with his size he should be contending for the CW title.
 

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Some of you even take in consideration being a promo person? Alexa has nothing to do with zero mic skills Balor, fuck it even at size she can probably kill him with one jab.
 
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There's more Alexa threads then Roman ones now.

This thread is going to be a massive custerfuck of anti-Balor geeks who don't understand what being a hypocrite is when they talk about how much they love Alexa being champion.
 

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Not so much as cruiser weights compared to the regular male wrestlers because she's small but not so much smaller than anyone but Charlotte, Nia, and Tamina that it makes me incredulous that she'd even be in the ring with them. Now if she were to beat Nia without either shenanigans or a clear, obvious difference in skill level then it would be unbelievable, but so far, even against women she's more comparable in size against, she does shady things or is scared to fight with them, so it's not a big deal.
 

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Size is never actually important in wrestling. There have been many "small" performers to be successful. Alexa as she is right now is a heel who often cheats to win which negates her size disadvantage. As a babyface it would be used to garner sympathy for her and she would the be a character who uses her guile and perseverance to overcome the exact same disadvantage. It can be used as a storytelling device. It really doesn't matter it's been proven over time with people like Michaels, Hart, Guerrero, Mysterio it is usually framed in such a manner that it is rendered moot by the way in which they become victorious.

People who use the size argument are people who are grasping at straws and are also the same people who would openly complain if nothing but bigger wrestlers won all the time.

As for the believability argument this is pro wrestling a show where people take 30 or forty unprotected shots to their head and never have a scratch on them afterwards nobody bitches and moans about that, yet somebody's height gets their panties all knotted up. Believability goes out the window so quickly when you look at things close enough. making it more realistic would actually hurt the product because it already suffers from a lack of mystique and any special aura and the more realistic it gets the less mystique there is about it. If you want to see fights between regular people that play out realistically go to a bar on a Saturday night. It's not entertaining it's just sad.
 

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Yes, with the way she is being booked to dominate bigger women with higher skill levels. No, if she uses shenanigans or rule breaking to win at least most of the time. Yes, I'm consistent with this with the men as well. Is it unpopular around here? Of course it is. Don't care. I've heard the "it's a scripted show", "The Undertaker is a zombie" and the "what about Rey" arguments hundreds of times. Still don't care.
 

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Yes, with the way she is being booked to dominate bigger women with higher skill levels. No, if she uses shenanigans or rule breaking to win at least most of the time. Yes, I'm consistent with this with the men as well. Is it unpopular around here? Of course it is. Don't care. I've heard the "it's a scripted show", "The Undertaker is a zombie" and the "what about Rey" arguments hundreds of times. Still don't care.
As long as they present the smaller wrestlers as doing or having something that the larger wrestlers have difficulty combating then it is fine. If Alexa were a babyface and she was wrestling Charlotte who is both bigger and more skilled all they need to do is present Alexa as either cunning or perseverant enough that she can overcome the perceived disparity in size and skill. Skill levels(in ring) are as inconsequential as size in pro wrestling as long as it presented well it isn't important.
 

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Yes. I think it's stupid as shit to have this child sized heel beating much bigger people clean and winning brawls. If Bliss was the least bit convincing in her offence and was able to carry herself like a badass then I could maybe overlook it but that's not the case.
 

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She's bigger than AJ Lee, no?

Plus, she often wins via cheating, so there's a kayfabe explanation for why she beats larger women. Balor, on the other hand, just straight up beats people who are 50-100 pounds heavier (e.g. Jinder Mahal).
AJ Lee is billed at 5'2". Alexa Bliss is billed at 5'1".
 

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AJ Lee is billed at 5'2". Alexa Bliss is billed at 5'1".
All this time I thought she was 5' considering all this 5' feet of Fury nonsense. Technically then everyone who's under 6' is 5 feet of fury :shrug
 
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