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Would the past help move WWE forward?

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Through the ups and downs of WWE there have been so many different Characters that have come and gone. But no matter what era you look at there have always been some form of Stereotypes. Some are always positive and others well not so.

Would it help push WWE forward if they reinvented some of the older gimmicks that always went down a treat?? Would it work or would they just be critized for not being on the same level??? I just feel there are to many bland wrestlers on the roster that some character would really help them grow!

Jack "the snake" Roberts (twisted) = HEEL Randy Orton
Hulk Hogan (superhero) = John Cena

Who would you have feel the gaps?? and could it work??

Mr Perfect (perfection) =
Undertaker (unknown) =
Sgt Slaughter / Iron Shiek (anti-American) =
Rick Rude/ early heel HBK =

and share any other thoughts??
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Father like son! Now will he move around like his Dad not straight away, but he can build on the gimmick down to the spit and hit of the gum, the strut, getting a manager to towel him down.


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Morrison just needs to get back to building a story in the ring and has no need for nonsense hogh spots and needs a stonger believable finisher he can actually hit every time. And some custom tights would be class!!!

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When he is a heel he has such a bigger impact.
 

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I think they're bringing back all these old guys to teach the news guy how to captivate the crowd, make their characters come off believable and just be ENTERTAINING

There's this huge ass gap that just somehow took place over the last 5 years and the talent especially the midcard just lacks any sort of presence.

Guys like Austin, Rock, Mankind, Taker, Jericho, Guerrero, Lesnar, Angle heck even Cena and Batista had an aura surrounding them, you actually felt their presence. And because of this everyone just feels generic. Also these stupid names like Michael McGillicutty and Mason Ryan don't help either.
 

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OF COURSE THE PAST WILL MOVE WWE FORWARD! THE FUTURE HAS BEEN BULL**** SO FAR! THE PAST WAS BETTER, JUST LOOK AT ROCK RECENTLY, end of.
 

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WWE's big mistake was not keeping the door revolving. There's a serious talent and starpower gap in today's roster compared to just six years ago.

In 2005, things were perfectly fine. You had the new faces of the WWE in Cena and Batista. They were backed by veterans like Angle, Triple H, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero and there were also upcoming stars in Randy Orton, Edge, Rey Mysterio, Muhammad Hassan alongside other notable names like Chris Jericho, Booker T, Benoit, JBL, Kane etc.

The issues came beyond 2006 when they failed to capitalise on the rises of certain stars like Kennedy/MVP, and Cena/Batista were nearing the end of their "fresh" feeling for the audiences. Couple that with stars like Edge/Orton/Rey also having been in the main event for some time and other veterans leaving, getting old or dying, and you have a strong need for the product to be changed and freshened up once again.

They're hurting right now for starpower because they forgot to implement the policy they adhered to so strongly earlier, which is to keep creating new stars. They got complacent, and now they're learning from that the hard way.

If you compare the names on the brand today compared to the names they had in 2005, it's kind of pathetic. We don't need to go a decade or two back. They need to begin focusing on creating a stronger overall show. Make notable tag team divisions, mid-card division, create engaging storylines and feuds across the show and allow talent to compete with each other and develop. This is how stars are made. By giving thought to the booking and the show overall, not just the main event scene.
 

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The issues came beyond 2006 when they failed to capitalise on the rises of certain stars like Kennedy/MVP, and Cena/Batista were nearing the end of their "fresh" feeling for the audiences. Couple that with stars like Edge/Orton/Rey also having been in the main event for some time and other veterans leaving, getting old or dying, and you have a strong need for the product to be changed and freshened up once again.
Recall this

A shame wwe became complacent and Kennedy made some errors. MVP just got screwed because of his past, atleast...I hope it was JUST because of his past.
 

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No. Nothing could help the WWE now as truly talented people now choose MMA over scripted wrestling.

Especially now that it wants to be rated Disney.
This doesnt make sense at all??? Someone is just a bitter hater.

The people who do MMA well majority had some sort of Martial Arts or at least wrestling background and then crossed over.
Why do people compare the two??? they arent even close to the same!!!

Now back on topic....

I think WWE should also get a mixture of tag teams back up and rolling with some past gimmicks to allow the new stars to have time to build.
 

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No. Nothing could help the WWE now as truly talented people now choose MMA over scripted wrestling.

Especially now that it wants to be rated Disney.
HEY! Don't insult Disney!

Disney > WWE

Lion King forever!

Seriously though, it's an insult to Disney to get it compared to the awfulness that is WWE these days (outside of the Rock)
 

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This doesnt make sense at all??? Someone is just a bitter hater.

The people who do MMA well majority had some sort of Martial Arts or at least wrestling background and then crossed over.
Why do people compare the two??? they arent even close to the same!!!


atheletic guys using strikes throws and submissions to asert dominance while lying about (at least some in mma do) hating their adversaries, as a paying customer and a viewing audiance NO ITS NOT
 

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atheletic guys using strikes throws and submissions to asert dominance while lying about (at least some in mma do) hating their adversaries, as a paying customer and a viewing audiance NO ITS NOT
WWE = Entertainment based
MMA/UFC = Skill based.

you are just niave!!! would the rock be entertaining in MMA no he would be broken in two.

They are two different genres. PERIOD
 

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Has Mcgillicutty done DNA tests to confirm that Hennig was his biological father?

The lack of perfection is astounding..
that was actually quite funny
 

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WWE = Entertainment based
MMA/UFC = Skill based.

you are just niave!!! would the rock be entertaining in MMA no he would be broken in two.

They are two different genres. PERIOD
The fact that one tries to gurauntee a good show and one lets the combatants decide their destinys is the only difference

Unlucky for you i dont hold the Rock as the make all and be all of the physical aspect of wrestling

This guy could have easily made it as a stand up comedian if he werent too ambicious
 

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The fact that one tries to gurauntee a good show and one lets the combatants decide their destinys is the only difference

Unlucky for you i dont hold the Rock as the make all and be all of the physical aspect of wrestling

This guy could have easily made it as a stand up comedian if he werent too ambicious
The rock could be any wrestler you like.

Why do you watch wrestling for entertainment. you watch for the storylines. and it doesnt matter how the matches end or how good they really are you still watch because of the entertainment!!

Now you can get behind a feud in MMA but if they have a big feud and the two fighters just circle did you get your monies worth??? NO its the skill aspect that draws you in and that you appriciate!!!
 

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The rock could be any wrestler you like.
wrong. Lou Thez learned to do hand to hand while in the army

Why do you watch wrestling for entertainment. you watch for the storylines. and it doesnt matter how the matches end or how good they really are you still watch because of the entertainment!!
Anyone who watches it only for the entertianment is adding to the negative strereotype of pro fessional wrestling and is giving money to the wrong people

You should only watch watch it to see the moves and exchanges you wont find in any other medium while at the same time appriating that whoever is the best will truley display it as a sport, though not techically, it is at its most justified when as close to the possiblities of it being real as possible

Pro wrestling always feels at its best when it is presented more like a sport, SO STILL NO DIFFERANCE

MMA and wrestling are both promoted simulary, presented simularily and are as fought simularily except MMA had the foresight to do what WWE or WCW wouldn't

Now you can get behind a feud in MMA but if they have a big feud and the two fighters just circle did you get your monies worth??? NO its the skill aspect that draws you in and that you appriciate!!!
You just displayed my own enjuries, because that is just the attitude one hsould have towards wrestling. I sure as shit dont watch wrestling for poorly written and acted soap opera comedy skits or drama and neither should anyone for that matter in a perfect world
 

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WWE needs to have a faction that's led by a true legend, like Evolution was. Look at what that did for Randy and Batista. The reason Nexus failed was because it was entirely comprised of Newbies.

They attempted to do it with Legacy but IMO the characters were just too much alike and took too long to develop their personalities, plus at that time Randy wasn't enough of a legend to carry his own faction. We need a guy who has been around for awhile, someone that's really over with the fans. Have him lead a group of 2 or 3 guys each with a different gimmick.

If I were in control I would bring Chris Jericho back, then create a stable with a power guy (Like Chris Masters) an arrogant but skilled performer (John Morrison) and a 3rd guy that's a good entertainer and can help Chris Jericho on the mic (Wade Barrette). If done right I think this could work very well and it will produce the next generation of main eventers.
 
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