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The never ending cycle of "edgy" people who bash the IWC when they themselves are more IWC than the people they insult
I feel like it's the exact opposite in 2022 actually...anyone who dare resembles an athlete or God forbid a bodybuilder are vilifed"If you don't fit my hyper specifiic 1980's cartoon steroid beefcake look in my subdued homoerotic mindset they're a vanilla midget and should go to catering."
The reality is alot of vocal minority IWC are the minority and the fans happy with the product don't bitch and whine.Fans don't know whatever they want and it still happens today in IWC. They say they support this one wrestler but the moment he or she gets successful then they decided to turn on them.
This."If you don't fit my hyper specifiic 1980's cartoon steroid beefcake look in my subdued homoerotic mindset they're a vanilla midget and should go to catering."
This is very true! I really don't get it, other than insecurity perhaps. Why do people want to see roided, muscly men so much anyway? I know that wrestling is questionable in a sexuality sense anyway, but what the fuck?This.
I have been here for 15 years off and on and have clearly noticed that the last few years have seen a trend in workrate guys getting hate. Johnny Gargano, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, etc. would have been beloved 12 years ago (Evan Bourne was NOT hated here then, but I guarantee he would be called a vanilla midget now). I remember in 2004-2005 (not this forum, but another one... I was around when the IWC was mostly Gen X'ers and Millennials were just starting to register on wrestling forums) some fans wanting Paul London in the main event scene while wanting people like Mark Henry released, which would be a crazy thought here right now (that same forum said that London vs. Akio on Velocity was a MOTY candidates even, though on here they'd emphasize Akio's lack of charisma, look, and mic skills and would be wanting him released). This also goes to the women as well, as there is a thing about wanting Nikkita Lyons to dethrone Mandy despite her being REALLY green, while they have Roxanne Perez who is REALLY good in the ring despite only being 20 (being really good that young is very rare).
Being around for so long and now seeing workrate guys getting hate is quite the experience.
You mean if you criticise the target of the "cool to hate" crew, you'll get called all sorts of silly names?WF goes through fads. Quite often if you criticise the flavour of the month the mods issue warnings for 'trolling'.
Boxing uses weight classes though. As does MMA. In wrestling, Adam Cole could very well squash Wardlow if he was booked to do so.This is very true! I really don't get it, other than insecurity perhaps. Why do people want to see roided, muscly men so much anyway? I know that wrestling is questionable in a sexuality sense anyway, but what the fuck?
You get featherweight boxing, but you don't get people with muscle fetishes there moaning.
Wrestling isn't a sport it's entertainment. You wouldn't want to watch a superhero movie that's nothing but a long drawn out fight scene. You need a story and a character.The IWC feel like one of the only fanbases that have a decently sized subset that legitimately don't like wrestling itself, but only the non-wrestling elements. It would be like NBA fans who don't like basketball but do enjoy the drama surrounding it.
IWC as a whole also generally has always leaned towards having a pessimistic attitude about basically any storyline, match, or any aspect of wrestling itself, and are hard-pressed to call something great without comparing it to the very tippy top of wrestling history.