Post by Prince Petty on May 19, 2019 14:26:51 GMT -5
So I cancelled the Network last month, but I guess I'll have to reactivate my subscription to watch this. Dammit. The clips they're releasing look good, particularly that one of Becky talking about arriving in NXT and being bad, but having Dusty believe in her and "eventually, I got better."
Post by Prince Petty on May 20, 2019 8:35:06 GMT -5
I'm watching this right now, and can't believe how lucky the WWE got, stumbling into this story (which they never intended to tell). The idea that a girl who was, by all accounts, terrible to begin with - not athletic, not coordinated, not strong - just worked and worked and worked until she got where she wanted to go. It's not the story the WWE usually tells, with it's 'born to do this/bloodline/legacy' booking. And they accidentally told the story that, if you work hard enough and the fans appreciate it enough, you might just be able to defeat the WWE's terrible booking too.
The parallel they draw to Mick Foley is not one I've really thought of before, but it fits so well. They're both proof that you don't need to be an amateur wrestling god, or a prodigious athlete, as long as you've got the commitment and the personality and as long as you understand what it is you bring to the table.
She has that It factor, and I genuinely can't understand how anyone could dislike her. Even when she's griping about things like the Wrestlemania dolls (which was very shitty of Mattel, and you can see in the clip that even Charlotte and Sasha are uncomfortable with Becky being left off) she just has this energy that's incredibly attractive.
The backstage stuff is like crack to me. Seeing people react to moving brands, to successes and failures. I like that curtain being pulled back on the real people. But it's kind of amusing that Becky is always keeping at least a vague level of kayfabe.
That moment when Becky enters the Royal Rumble is something that is unique to wrestling. That sense of immediate excitement and drama, sold perfectly by the wrestlers and gobbled up by the fans. That's the sort of thing you show to non-fans, to explain why you love this crazy nonsense so much.