The Streak has gone to waste

Discussion in 'The Prison' started by Crocker, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Navi

    Navi With the safety off!!

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    Brock Lesnar is damaged goods now, not from the loss at SS, but from the positive drug test at UFC 200. He will never be seen in the same light again. Here you have this former UFC Heavyweight Champion, comes back for another go round and has to get on the juice to do it. He might have made a lot of money, but he damaged his reputation in the end.

    So I'm not sure how much stock the WWE is putting into him anymore. He may have brought some UFC fans over to the WWE, but after UFC 200 they've gone back. Not even sure how much of a draw he is, he's rarely seen now, even less than before.

    When Lesnar came back he broke the streak, demolished Cena, then took out Rollins and Cena at the same time. He's been through most of the roster and there simply wasn't anyone else for him to fight, like I said they had to bring back someone who was a match for him. Goldberg was that match.

    This is the problem when you have someone like Lesnar. He destroy's everyone in his path, making the entire roster look weak in the process. Yes he could have been beaten by Reigns or Owens or Balor, but would it have been believable to the extent that it wouldn't have been shit all over. No it wouldn't.

    Maybe this is the WWE's way to take Lesnar out of the equation and finally focus on some of their own guys, you know the guys who work their asses off night in and night out. Maybe it's time to stop with the part timer bullshit and let the roster shine, because when you bring in these guys, others end up looking like shit.
     
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  2. George Steele's Barber

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    Off the top of my head, with the exception of Lance Armstrong and some baseball players, positive drug test haven't really damaged athletes that much. We expect it, they get suspened and then they come back and we continue to pay money to see them.

    Especially in pro wrestling.

    I agree that Brock' s stock is waning. But not because of his drug test. It just pushed him further in to heel status.

    The roster is ridiculously huge and there are plenty of guys they could build up to take him out. There are plenty of talented guys with tremendous upside that could have challenged Lesnar or actually beat him.

    Was it believable to have a 50 year old beat him with a push, spear, spear, jackhammer in less than two minutes?

    How can you defend the decision to book Goldberg to squash Lesnar and then talk negatively about part-timers?

    The story needs to play out, but right now, Crocker seems more right than you.
     
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  3. rbv13

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    Last week I did a catering gig for 2,500 people. It was Thanksgiving meal themed. Over 1,000 pounds of turkey and 1,400 pounds of stuffing and potatoes each along with other crap. I'm freaking sick of seeing and smelling that shit. I'll be having tacos and tequila. After dinner I'll be headed to the strip club.
     
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  4. Navi

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    I don't expect it. And yes other athletics have done it and come back but it still does some damage to them. Lance Armstrong lost all credibility and all his Tour De France victories. I also believe it cost him sponsors, so in the end he did pay. You don't hear much about him anymore, I don't anyway.

    Well at least we agree on something.

    But in the 3 years Lesnar has been back, who have they elevated? No one. He's beat Cena, Orton, Reigns, Rollins, all three Wyatt's at the Rumble and Ambrose. I would loved to have seen Rusev have a shot maybe to build Rusev back up after the loss to Cena, or Sheamus. Those two weren't even given a chance.

    No it wasn't, but then being a wrestling fan I suspend my disbelief a lot when watching. Besides Goldberg looked in better physical shape than Lesnar did.

    I have no problem with part timers as long as they are there to help the current roster out. Having Lesnar dominate the roster and having no one take him out but to bring back Goldberg, that's a little worrying. It's like saying no one on the roster is good enough, when in fact in a scripted sport anyone is good enough.

    It's not about being right, it's about having a different opinion. Opinion's aren't fact they are just what they are, opinion's.
     
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  5. nightmare

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    A shock? Clearly, but welcome in the predictable era we live in. It really should not be though considering Goldberg made a career out of squashes & beating the top guys. Since he is staying the decision makes perfect sense. It builds more hype for him, continues his steamroller legendary status & gets people to watch who probably have quit over the last decade. All those folks who loved WCW & never really got in to WWE are now buying tickets/merch again.

    What it doesnt do is ruin Brock Lesnar. The guy could eat baby Dolphins, post a video kicking over sand castles & still get a mega reaction when coming to the ring. Remember him basically murdering a cripple? Not even that took him down a notch, it just gave him more dastardly points. Which people loved him for.

    He will still come back strong, Heyman will be gold, & Goldberg gets destroyed in the end. The next guy to beat him will still get a rub & the Goldberg thing wont matter. Some people are acting like this spells the end & it is not even close to that. All this is has been some people whining their guy lost, while the other 90% had fun & are waiting to see how this plays out. It shakes things up & there is nothing wrong with that.

    I love Brock, but it was the best thing to do. Goldbergs age isnt a real factor because this took place in a world where a past his time guy playing dead gunslinger is considered to be a god every time he hobbles to the ring.
     
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  6. Fire Marshall Bill

    Fire Marshall Bill Let me show ya somethin!!!

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    He said with the exception of Lance Armstrong...

    His legacy was completely destroyed. I believe he's been doing a lot of charity work since. Not sure how much that will help.

    But no, other than a few baseball players who are going to take longer than normal (if ever) to reach the HOF, and the obvious health concerns, steroids rarely does any permanent damage to an athletes legacy. That's why so many use them. Much easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
     
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  7. George Steele's Barber

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    So you pretty much agree with Crocker. That's not what I got from your other post. My bad.

    Then again, I've always had a tough time communicating with women.
     
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  8. Crocker

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    You're comparing this to pro wrestling.. besides, after Lesnar destroyed Orton, most people forgot about his UFC violation.


    True, he didn't really elevate anyone with his squash matches. However, the intention would be to build him up as a final boss type of heel, for a conquering babyface to finally dethrone him. Now Goldberg is the one that has conquered him instead of a younger guy, who they still had a year to build up before Lesnar's contract runs out.

    Okay, if you suspend your disbelief then how would a younger or smaller guy like Reigns, Balor, Styles, Rollins, etc be a bad decision?


    Like I said, the point was to elevate a younger guy to mega star status. If nobody was believable threat to Lesnar, that's on the creative team. Instead of bringing Lesnar down, why not elevate your full time guys to the point they finally are a threat to him? You still had a year to elevate these guys.. there are so many people who could've used this rub
     
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  9. Navi

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    You know I completely missed "with the exception of" part of the sentence. Totally my fault for reading it too fast.

    Yea Armstrong is done, no matter how much charity work he does. Not too mention the fact that when he was questioned about it to begin with he lied through his teeth. I believe it was teammates of his that actually got him nailed in the end.

    As for other athletics, it can definitely be a deterrent. Mark McGwire the Oakland A's first baseman, missed his last chance last year I believe to make the Hall of Fame. Now if he wants to get in he has to go through the Era Committee. He definitely has the stats, but his admission of steroids use as come back to haunt him. I'm sure there are others. but McGwire was one of my favourite players so I followed his career closely.
     
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  10. #tamale

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    Which would have only worked if he had stayed champion from Summerslam 2014 until Wrestlemania 32. That option was divisive among fans and management decided to go with Rollins.

    Goldberg has become an uber babyface and Lesnar now has a challenger he can contend with from here to April. It seems to have worked out. Why are some fans obsessed with young guys getting rubs from wins over established characters? Austin never beat Bret but fans loved him anyway because they loved the character.
     
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  11. Crocker

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    Lesnar was protected from WrestleMania 31. He was not pinned by Rollins, Reigns was. Also Rollins had to cash in near the end of the match in order to win. Lesnar's first clean loss since he conquered the streak was obviously going to be a huge deal. His losses to UnderTaker and Rollins weren't really clean as UnderTaker tapped out first, and he used a low blow.

    Sure, this program keeps Lesnar and Goldberg busy for the next few months, but Lesnar giving the rub to a younger star could've changed the course of WWE for the next DECADE. Wouldn't that be a much better decision?
     
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  12. Navi

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    To be truthful most cash in's happen near the end of the match when the person holding the suitcase has the best chance of winning. Very few times has the case holder come out ahead of time and said they would cash in that night.

    Beating the streak was a huge deal for a long time after it happened. Am I the only one though that's noticed that Heyman doesn't use the line "He's the one who put the one in 21-1" anymore. I can't remember the last time he did use it. I agree though Lesnar could have put over a younger guy, but the question remains who.
     
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  13. #tamale

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    If we are going with your final boss analogy however, Lesnar should have stayed champion. Can you imagine a nearly 2 year Lesnar run conquered by a rising superstar? Now, it's just fighting Lesnar. It's still a big deal, but not as big of a deal as it could have been.


    More than likely Lesnar will re-sign with WWE. He is not going back to UFC after what happened. So he can easily be re-established as a monster. Let's not forget that Lesnar actually lost his first match to Cena, and was in a mediocre feud with Triple H his first year back before finally hitting his stride. So you can still get your young wrestler beats Lesnar for a rub.

    The much better decision was Goldberg defeating Lesnar like he did because it establishes a money feud that like you said lasts for a couple of months. That's the idea and if it works, everyone wins. Lesnar is not in WWE to put a young guy over, he's there to make money for himself and the WWE.
     
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  14. Stone Cold Tea

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    I noticed that quite a while back myself. I think it was when Lesnar was getting more cheers than boos. He only mentions The Streak when he wknta to get heat on Lesnar.
     
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  15. Crocker

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    Lesnar could've beat Owens for the championship at the Rumble, and put over a mega star at WrestleMania 33. Thats the option I THOUGHT they were going for.. but I guess I'm just giving them too much credit.


    How do you know Lesnar is going to re-sign with WWE? Did you see his reaction when he beat Mark Hunt? He looked genuinely happy and passionate about UFC. Besides, his suspension is going to be 2 years, at MOST, it might get reduced to 1 year, which gives him enough time to sign with UFC after his WWE contract runs out. If he does re-sign though, then I agree he can be re-established, but that's for sure yet.. they should've waited until he actually does resign instead of giving him this random loss to generate short term buzz. Also, Lesnar pre-streak was nowhere near as dominant as Lesnar post-streak. There's just no comparison. Now that Lesnar post-streak has been dismantled, the fans won't see him as that same guy anymore.

    It is a money feud that lasts for a few months, but you can also have Lesnar put over a young guy who can carry the company. That win for the young guy can carry over for the next DECADE, rather than a short-term feud with Goldberg that generates money for a few MONTHS.

    Sure Lesnar is only there to make money for himself, but that's irrelevant. It's the creative team's responsibility to make the right choices, not the superstars.
     
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  16. Stone Cold Tea

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    What have you done with Crocker
     
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  17. #tamale

    #tamale Marry me Billie Kay!!!

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    They could still make that happen. Personally, I wouldn't do it. I see no point in having Owens lose the Universal Championship to Lesnar just for Lesnar to drop it at Wrestlemania.


    I base that on his age, and the fact that the WWE has treated him fairly well during his current run. If he wants another match in UFC, I'm sure WWE will oblige.

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    I'm pretty sure most competitors are happy after winning.

    Lesnar is 39 years old. He will be over 40 by the time his suspension is over.

    Short term buzz that lasts through April. Remember that WWE reports on a quarterly basis. This does help out tremendously if it increases the subscriber numbers for Wrestlemania.

    Quarterly earnings and reports. That's the way WWE works now.

    Also, like I mentioned earlier, a win over Lesnar does not guarantee that individual any form of success.

    And the creative team did make the right choice here. They built up Goldberg's status as a babyface and built a feud that with the limited appearances by both individuals can stay hot until Wrestlemania. This in theory will help increase subscriber numbers.
     
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  18. Fire Marshall Bill

    Fire Marshall Bill Let me show ya somethin!!!

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    McGwire, Sosa and Bonds were the initial names that came to mind for me. Which is a shame, because Bonds was well on his way to the HOF before he juiced up.

    Side note: this thread is maybe the first times I've noticed Crocker post maturely(?), and it's not even about Cena.
     
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  19. Spidey

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    Christmas spirit?
     
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    So I tried Freschetta today for lunch. Not bad. Between it and Digiorno it was a pretty close contest. I just barely give it the edge over Digiorno, but still prefer Red Baron and Tombstone over either of them. I'd buy it again. You won't have to eat OYDK's socks at least :p
     
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  21. Crocker

    Crocker Dark Match Winner

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    There's really no point in arguing with people on here.. they're just going to defend the creative team no matter what like the WWE apologists they are...

    It's time to leave this forum for good now. I'm gonna fuck some ass to relieve all of this stress
     
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  22. Navi

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    I don't think you read the posts correctly on here. When criticism is due it is given. Just because someone likes something you don't does mean they are standing up for the WWE, they might just be standing up for their own opinion.

    Gee you were doing so well until this post.
     
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  23. Stone Cold Tea

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    Dude that's the beauty of a forum. Not everyone is going to agree. You can actually be quite a decent coherent poster. Just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't make them a WWE apologist.

    At least you didn't blame Cena
     
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  24. enviousdominous

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    WELL FINE! GO AHEAD AND LEAVE! SEE IF WE CARE!

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  25. Spidey

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    Not everyone who disagrees with you is an apologist. I actually hate the exposure James Ellsworth has received. Not everyone who says they are leaving for good do. Like you for instance. I hope your ass fucking goes well. Stress is a killer this time of year. Happy Holidays.
     
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