Didn't know who Hammerstone was , had to goggle him . Voted for him
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I signed Hammerstone to the game at an FSW show, so I obviously voted for him. I am glad he got announced!
Hammerstone has had a great year since Major League Wrestling signed him- he made it to the final four of MLW's annual Battle Riot duirng Mania weekend, he won a tournament to become the first and current MLW National Openweight Champion, and last month at FSW's 10th Anniversay he stole the show to become both the Nevada State Champion and 1/2 of the FSW Tag Team Champions on the same night.
Even if he is losing by a couple of votes at the moment, it is very encouraging to see a recorded strong show of support (23 votes!) for Hammerstone through this poll. I think all 3 poll options will be great additions to the game. Hopefully both of the two names that do not win this poll will be top candidates to get cards in the near future after Quarter 3.
I honestly don't see how Hammerstone is not in the 8 card set with his popularity in the Indy scene this last year, especially in MLW? I guess we will know after we see who is in the 8 cards set! They all should be really awesome if they beat out Hammerstone for inclusion in the set!
I love Eddie Kingston, but I prefer remakes of guys who’s card suck and they have improved since the original. Tons of guys that fit this description. Not the other way around. His new card isn’t going to be better. His Chikara run was the best of his career. It’ll be like Gresham’s ROH card, which is a fine card, just a more accurate representation of the rest of his career and current self. Instead of getting a new guy, we get Jerry Lynn Promoter Prime card (also a downgrade from his ROH card). Hammerstone isn’t a god, but he’s a good young talent that I’m really surprised people are passing over for a remake/downgrade.
So, honest question here... What are people hoping for from a new Eddie Kingston card? An upgrade / downgrade? A more current / accurate moveset? New art?
I don't use his Chikara card too often but it seemed pretty accurate to me, if possibly a little overpowered (though not for his placement in Chikara). I'm just wondering as I'm surprised as many people want a new card for him over Hammerstone.
I actually voted for Erick Stevens, but don't have any hope that he'll win this poll. I used to really like him and am pretty excited that he is getting a little comeback run right now.
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