I feel my first post in this forum should be something good, so here is my favourite pic of Emma...
She looks amazing here.
Originally Posted by Leonardo Spanky
The dancing gimmick was fine in my opinion, it just wasn't used right in WWE. She should dance but still be booked as a competent wrestler. And let her show a serious side at times like they've done with Bayley in NXT.
Matches like the one recently against Summer Rae on Superstars are fine. Dancing during her entrance and a quick dance before she executes a move is entertaining to me.
They just made her look like an incompetent dancing buffoon on the main roster sometimes. I think in one of her matches with Paige on superstars she was dancing during the match and then just gets kicked in the face. That's not how it should be done. I'm pretty sure something like that never happened in their competitive NXT matches.
Another problem is the lack of promos/backstage segments which hasn't happened since she was with Santino. This is a problem with the rest of the division as well. To get her character more over with casuals you have to let her show her personality and how she interacts with other divas. On NXT she had backstage segments with Summer Rae, Paige, and Renee and they were fucking hilarious.
If she changes her gimmick then fine, since they weren't doing anything with her anyway, but they never used it to its full potential. An odd-couple tag team with Emma and Paige was the most wasted opportunity. Those Instagram videos they made last year were gold.
The saddest part about the gimmick change is that the GOAT entrance theme will be no more
A redemption storyline in NXT could be good though. With Charlotte expected to be called up soon this leaves a spot in the title scene. Alexa and Carmella are still too green to get involved so hopefully this is why she's back in NXT.
Excellent post, and I agree with all of it.
I'm a huge fan of Emma but that hasn't blinded me from the truth. Her gimmick bombed on the main roster, and she was doomed from the start with the way she was brought up. To casual fans who only watch Raw she was probably just some blonde diva who may not have been all there, waving her arms around. She had literally no character development at all
. No backstory, no introduction or any of that. Like, she started as a heel in NXT and her gimmick was just a mean heel diva who thought she was a great dancer, right? That was maybe mentioned once on Raw by Cole in between burying the match and making outdated pop culture references. One of the first times she was shown in the crowd they said she was from Rhode Island or some shit. That right there was the first sign they didn't give a fuck about her lol. Unfortunately she was one of the people called up in a disastrous wave of call-ups (has it even ended yet?)
Anyway, I genuinenly hope she goes back to NXT. If she stays on the main roster she'll be jobbing for the rest of her WWE career which would've probably lasted until the end of this year. I love her gimmick and everything about her, but it was clear it wasn't working. So I'd be in favor of her getting a different gimmick. As said earlier in this thread, there were some heel vibes from Emma after her match with Carmella. It'd be good for her to turn heel, get a more physical style/gimmick and leave the cute/bubbly personality behind because it's only holding her back right now.
I'm glad they acknowledged on commentary that Emma hasn't had the success she wanted. They're not taking the route where they pretend her main roster stint never happened, or that it was a success but she wanted to return to NXT. A redemption storyline sounds good. If Charlotte indeed gets called up soon that would definitely open up a spot for Emma. I'm excited to see where she goes from here. I have a lot more faith in Triple H and co. to use her correctly than I do with Vince. Hopefully she won't just be used to elevate Carmella and Sasha Banks, she needs a genuine run in NXT to re-establish her and to get her ready to get called up again. To be honest I would have no problem seeing her in NXT for the rest of 2015.
I will miss her entrance and entrance music too though.
And I'll have to change my sig and avi.
Just checked out this shoot. Amazing.
She looks a little different lately, not sure what it is (maybe the hair idk), all's I know is that's she's even hotter now.