I think I read that Eli Drake is refusing to do this intergender match against Tessa Blanchard?
He tweeted that, yes. Not sure if it's a work or if he really doesn't want to?! Tessa can definitely hang, so not sure why it would matter to Drake? Ego?
Pretty sure it's a work. I mean I would hope management runs by matches to their talent and especially any special match like this. Eli tackled hardcore and now it looks like intergender matches.
As far as size difference I would prefer intergender matches be between people close to the same size. That being said Rey Mysterio beat larger opponents so if wrestling can do that in male vs male why not male vs female. If Eli is playing his character as old school then he should try wrestling Tessa so no need for the big hits and what not. I'm sure the match will not be smooth but that hasn't stopped some man vs man matches happening. To me Eli vs Tessa is better than say Eli vs Grado simply from a story telling point of view.
the fact that most men vs women matches look silly? I really enjoy Tessa but she's at least 8 inches shorter and 100 pounds lighter.
Totally agree. I thought Rey vs Batista (& similar David v Goliath matches) are ridiculous and I love the smaller wrestlers. Tessa is dope, but C’Mon!
At least with matches involving Rey, he relies on his speed, quickness, agility, etc. It seems like so many of these intergender matches feature the women picking up MUCH larger men and slamming them around. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't recall Mysterio gorilla pressing Batista as Maria Manic recently did to Monsta Mack.
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Post by David Bazzy Basnett on Apr 13, 2019 4:21:46 GMT -5
Live in the UK and not watched it yet (like me) . Its been shown this Sunday on Fight Network Sky 192 . Keep up lad
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