So wait... Dec 13, 2019 16:13:10 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on Dec 13, 2019 16:13:10 GMT -5
Naito. Wrestle Kingdom 12. That's what it reminds me of, though not as massive as that scale.
Dec 13, 2019 14:42:22 GMT -5 @kernodle said:Yeah see the thing about it is that Roddy Piper was a legitimate pop culture icon and Keith Lee is a guy that most wrestling fans had never seen before Survivor Series. They gave him that run with Roman at the end of the Survivor Series match to get him over. You don't give a guy that kind of a rub and then bungle the one chance you have to give him the title while he's still red hot. Imagine if Austin won the 1998 Rumble and then lost the title shot on the next PPV to like...Triple H. That would have been monumentally stupid...just like the decision to not go all the way with Keith Lee. He's never going to be this hot again, they had the chance to make an actual superstar and they blew it.
Nah this isn't anything like Naito at Wrestle Kingdom. They built that for a year and a half and then blew it because they wanted Okada to be the longest reigning champion and to have him lose the belt to the noodle haired Canadian dipshit who rode off into the sunset with his buddies and got wrestling back on TNT. Like Naito losing sucked but they still wound up doing good business for two years after that and the two Dome shows in January are both ahead of last year's show in terms of sales and a lot of it is built on "maybe Naito wins it this year?"
This is like if they didn't listen to the fans (and Daniel Bryan) when Kofi got hot earlier this year. You have a star right there, why are you not making the most of it?