The misery on this site sometimes drives me nuts. I'm not an epicurean, necessarily, but I do try to find happiness in many things, especially what my interests and hobbies are. Maybe I'm wired differently, but if I think something is a constant source of displeasure and unhappiness in my life, I'm going to avoid our stop doing it. (Except for my Browns, with is more like an addiction.) It's o.k. to reject the status quo, but if you keep on complaining about what is beyond your control, then continue to support it, you are the little five year old. You are the definition of stupidity. You keep hitting the wall going for a different result.
The most played out stereotypical arguments on this forum are John Cena sucks and HHH is an egomaniacal douchebag. Well, no one is changing any of that. To continue beating those drums is an exercise in futility. It, then, clouds people's judgments on the merits of a particular show. In other words, if you think or know that HHH is, in fact, an egomaniacal douchebag, then, well, you are going to hate this upcoming PPV. However, if you feel that way, then you knew that already. Subjectively, it's going to be fun watching, at worst, HHH pull a Caesar and declare himself *capo di tutti capi*.
The biggest issue, to me, is that some people seem to revel in misery, as if their existence is predicated on not enjoying life. Life is to short to complain about everything, especially things that you enjoy. If you are willing to accept a form of entertainment that emphasizes deception and artistry with suspension of disbelief, then, really, nothing done in it should be that upsetting. Repeating your displeasure multiple times to prove how clever you are is, in reality, the exact opposite.
To not get extremely verbose because this really is going to fly off the entire cliff, it seems to me you presume people to be not at all nuanced with how they view the show. There's way too many intricacies.
I'm not into international wrestling, I haven't watch or cared about TNA for months, and indie wrestling doesn't interest me in the slightest. Can WWE be bad? Sure. Is there time's that it was boring? Sure. But, they always find a way to pull me back in. Like take for instance this past Monday. It never crossed my mind about ordering TLC, not after the entire segment, I want to order it. I'm big fans of guy's like Cena, Bryan, Punk, Lesnar, Henry, Mysterio, Cesaro, The Shield. I enjoy the WWE as I enjoy a movie and/or television show. A lot of the backstage stuff about "who's burying who" and "who's taking who's spot" doesn't interest me. I watch WWE to be entertained, I watch to see good matches and good characters.
"I'm not afraid of The Undertaker, not afraid of you, not afraid of Bret Hart. Not afraid of the big bad wolf, not afraid of any man in this arena, not afraid of any man who walk's on this earth. I am fearless!" - Vince McMahon.
]John Cena's also more popular. He brings in the kids. He's a mainstream figure. Little kids who don't really like wrestling know John Cena. He goes to Kids Choice Awards and does all that hokey "Hi kids, hey-hey-hey" clown stuff. It's cheesy but he does it. So there's at least a logic to giving him that position. With HHH it just seemed that there was no real logic to it. They were almost pushing him in spite of what the audience were telling them. They've desperately tried to make him into some kind of figure of mainstream attention what with his constant title runs, that movie and various other things but it's like throwing raw pasta at the wall - it just doesn't stick.
Good point. I agree, to be honest Triple H was never and will never be a top guy despite how they try and shoehorn him in as one, he's the guy the top stars work with who is never the top star himself. he's a good wrestler with a great mind for the business which I sometimes feel he exploited for his own benefit.
But as I stated in op there was logic behind it in the sense that WWE had lost 2 of their most over stars of all time in the last year and if they were going to build anyone up it made sense to go with the promoters son in law.
Plus after the title hot potatoing of the Attitude era they really did need to give someone a long reign to show they were over it
And from all accounts and what is visible Triple H does seem to be redeeming himself now he has stepped back from being an active competitor and can put his great mind for wrestling to use in a way that benefits the company instead of just himself. Shame he can't resist coming back once or twice a year to put himself over though (I really don't think he's that much of a draw, he competes against guys who are big draws so it appears that he has contributed more to the boost the match gives the buy rates or tv segments rating than he really does)
Post by El Pollo Guerrera on Dec 12, 2013 14:19:59 GMT -5
I remember a friend telling me that in original theatrical release of "Star Wars" that the Luke/Leia kiss before swinging over the chasm was a longer, more lingering kiss which may habe involved tongues.
I recall an old school friend saying that he saw an original British version of a James Bond film (I don't recall which one) where a guy's head was pried open and you could see the pulsing brain inside.
Post by Urn Anderson on Dec 12, 2013 14:16:42 GMT -5
I think the problem with Mero was the he was SUPER over as Johnny B. Badd and just fantastic in that role. If he wasn't coming in as Johnny B. Badd, they just stripped everything interesting away from him.