They Need To nWo The Club

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  1. Pay Per Ghost

    Pay Per Ghost squashed Disco Inferno to become

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    Before we go any further let's just get this out of the way, Gallows & Anderson are two entertaining motherfuckers. If you haven't seen or heard their un-WWE stuff, it's a pretty cool surprise. Yes they came in as these badasses but it is in their personality where their real potential lies. Remember how The Outsiders came in with bats in hand in Georgia '96 and then later parodied anyone who stood in their way? That route!

    But for that to happen, they need a marquee and a face to take them forward. The Hogan if you will.

    Choices:


    Finn Balor

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    Personally...meh. I mean he is great and all but if you really want to make some instant impact, orchestrate a heel turn and get a big name. Balor has been a standout performer and does look like someone who will enjoy the machine backing him to the moon. The whole Balor Club schtick is cool and I know that there is enormous history there, but I wouldn't go with The Balor Club.


    Yet.


    Seth Rollins

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    Just look at that smug bastard. Someone who can tap into his funny side to rip his opponents on the mic and do the same in the ring as well. He brought up the Reigns Suspension, has mocked Ambrose mercilessly and is now set to become the next WWE Universal (Jesus) Champion at SSlam. Maybe pull a twist and have The Club come out and tease helping Finn, but end up aiding Rollins to win his first (takes long breath) Universal Championship.


    But if ya ask me, none of them could hold a candle to...

    Roman Reigns

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    Him, Anderson & Gallows brutalizing teams, superstars. Mocking their injuries next week in skits man, just let Reigns show some of his personality. He is a big jock who looks down upon those who are physically inferior to him and at the same time has great marquee value. It has money written all over it, and most importantly,
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    What are your choices?
     
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  2. Jeff Deliverer of Mail

    Jeff Deliverer of Mail Money for nothin, chicks for free
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    The Club has been tame in WWE. Gallows and Anderson have yet to have a good tag team match with anyone. Hard to invest in these guys if the only thing I know about them is Festus.

    But if they actually do something with The Tame Club then I'd pick Seth Rollins as it seems Finn Balor is going to be the superface of Raw.
     
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  3. Heartbreak_Kid_707

    Heartbreak_Kid_707 Championship Contender

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    As much as I don't like Reigns as a face, put the club with him. Let him be the former shield badass he was. Defiantly recruit at least 3 more members.
     
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  4. Phenomenal

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    You cannot "NWO" a couple of guys who look like jobbers. NWO was universal, everyone was on the bandwagon because the guys were cool whereas The Club are trying to hard.
     
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  5. Deoxyribonucleic A.C.I.D.

    Deoxyribonucleic A.C.I.D. Kamehamehaaaaa!!

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    I don't like any of those options really.

    Balor's demon persona doesn't really stick with The Club, except if the WWE were to play the Dr. Jekyll - Mr. Hyde storyline with Club Balor and Demon Balor.

    Rollins already had two goons with him during his heel days with the Authority. He just beat Reigns clean to prove to the world that he can do it alone, so him with two goons once again seems as a step back to me.

    If Reigns were to turn heel, I'd prefer him to still be a loner.

    If you really would want an impact the obvious choice would be John Cena, but that, for reasons that have been discussed over a million times, can't really happen.

    The utopic choice for me, would be the WWE and Finn Balor to find the "golden ratio" between Demon Balor and the Prince Devitt character from Japan and bring this together as a storyline on their TV.

    EDIT: The only way I see money in Reigns with the Club is if the WWE does not go with the chicken shit heel route, and actually have Reigns get his hands dirty, like Wilson Fisk. Make him a mafia boss, not someone who's hiding behind his stooges. That and then put in there the story of the Club ditching Balor because of the Demon and then then have Demon Club (faces) vs Roman Club (heels). Instant money.

    EDIT #2: No more members. If there's anything I understood these last two years.. trios work. New Day, the original Wyatt Family, Shield. Look how many successful trios we had. And the reason they work is simple: The leader goes for the main title, thus looks strong and the the other two go for the tag titles. In factions with more members, the 4th or 5th member usually does nothing important. Plus the number 3 works better if you're going to have a leader in there. At least for me.
     
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  6. Aquaman6686

    Aquaman6686 Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    The nWo worked the way it did because it was three megastars that everyone knew. That's impossible with The Club. Gallows & Anderson are complete nobodies, and having all these other guys like Rollins and Reigns join The Club makes no sense at all.
     
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  7. BestSportsEntertainer

    BestSportsEntertainer I Don't Need No User Title

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    I hate comparisons. Let the Club be the Club. Also, please change the name to something more creative.

    The leader should be Roman Reigns. He really needs to turn heel, but Seth Rollins is probably a more realistic choice.

    However in all honesty, I doubt the Club expands. I could see Gallows and Anderson being a tag team but nothing more.
     
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  8. kadroan

    kadroan King Of The Ring

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    Right! I doubt WWE could recreate a fair nWo-like stable with their own guys. Just keep Shield and Club guys separate. A 3 on 3 - Styles/Gallows/Anderson vs. Ambrose/Reigns/Rollins would be a dream match though.
     
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  9. TellMeWhy

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    The Club is not cool and not worth investing into. When will you WWE marks who pretend to be fans outside of guys who were known in WWE end? Gallows and Anderson have no charisma. Time to end the bandwagon Bullet Club stuff. WWE fans try too hard to join the bandwagon. It's too late now. Should've been on the bandwagon when they were in Japan and meant something, not try to join now and rekindle something when The Club has proven to be lame as all hell in WWE
     
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  10. Jack-Hammer

    Jack-Hammer YOU WILL RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH!!!!
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    I think this is sort of an example as to why some wrestlers don't get over: because fans want them to be like their favorite wrestlers back when they were snot nosed brats. Gallows & Anderson shouldn't try to emulate Hall & Nash.

    I also think that fans set expectations too high when it comes to these guys. Just because Dave Meltzer is an absolutely massive mark for Japanese wrestling, especially when it comes to New Japan, doesn't mean that these guys have reinvented the wheel or anything. I've become more familiar with New Japan over the past year or so via YouTube and if you were expecting Anderson & Gallows to bring something that's never been seen before or to do something that no one else can do, which seems to be par for the course whenever dirt sheet writers talk about some of New Japan's top guys, then you're probably disappointed but it's your own fault for buying into the hype.

    Anderson and Gallows are a good tag team, but they're not the best tag team I've ever seen. I'm content for them to be just a good tag team because when it comes to energy, in-ring ability or personality, I'd rather watch American Alpha any ol' day of the week. As I said, Anderson and Gallows are a good team, but they've been massively overblown by New Japan marks and dirt sheet writers like Dave Meltzer.
     
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  11. Kyphael

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    It'd be hilarious if The Club was fighting New Day in a 3 on 2 handicap match on RAW, and Cole went "who's the third man!?" And Hulk Hogan makes his big return after the Gawker trial and leg drops Big E.
     
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  12. Pay Per Ghost

    Pay Per Ghost squashed Disco Inferno to become

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    I don't really care about NJPW or Meltzer, the point is that these two are charismatic, and can do something.

    I like the Roman option because he needs to be be made into a Kingpin, ala nWo but NOT EXACTLY Like HALL & NASH! Thats not what I said, I said they should take that route. Make them entertaining from just being badasses.
     
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  13. Vanilla Midget

    Vanilla Midget Registered Suplex Offender

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    I'd say it's more of a matter of when they join with Balor not if. Whatever the case, don't hold your breath. They're pushing him as a face first, as Raw needs top faces more than heels.

    Raw has great heels at the top in Rollins and Rusev, both of which draw heat on their own. Rollins is over enough pull the trigger and become a face. The double turn possibility their has been discussed ad nauseum.

    They haven't been teasing the Club adding another member. SummerSlam is two weeks away and no hints have been dropped. The big summer show is next time AJ and Gallows/Anderson will be reunited since the draft, so I'd look for any seeds to be sewn then.

    Gallows and Anderson are feuding with New Day, a faction that has been trusted to close and kick off Raw many times. I think they're doing ok for a couple guys that have been in WWE for three months (Gallows first stint notwithstanding).

    Balor and the Club don't really needs each other. Raw needs a top face and a top heel tag team. If Balor and the Club are destined to collide (which they will if Finn's face push fails) then we'll see it happen. I'd say no one else but Finn so that the Club can feud with a reunited Shield in a few years.
     
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  14. thebarber

    thebarber Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    Put the tag belts no Anderson and Gallows and pair them with somebody who is over, a face who turning heel would be a super shock. Let Balor get his own identity on Raw.....they missed the boat by splitting Styles from them. Without some decent booking though, they will become joke mid card Vaudevillain like jobbers
     
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  15. Xemmy

    Xemmy of the Le'beau family

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    Ringpostitus along with listening to their podcast interviews with the likes of Jericho have told me one thing. Let them be funny, and book them in feuds. They don't need to be The Outsiders. They don't need a third man yet. We can discuss that crap 6 months down the road if they get stale. But let them be funny. That Doctor segement was sophmoric bullshit. And I loved it. Endless digs of the same joke in different ways to drive their point home. It was wonderful. Let them do that. Give them the belts. Let them run with it for awhile.
     
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  16. Trill Co$by

    Trill Co$by Believes in The Shield!

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    Yes they do... simply because of their team name The Club. Like how are you a club, when there are only two people in the group? WWE needs people to fill the group and give us a real reason to call them a club. And while I don't like comparing the group to the nWo, I do like the idea of adding Roman Reigns. But more so than that, I also like the idea of adding the Boss and the Sergeant in Arms of the Aces and Eights. It would be a very welcomed WWE rendition of the former TNA group, without having to be the former TNA Group... if that makes any sense at all. Also, since he fits in with the "I'm a bad ass who beats people up" routine, add in Braun Strowman.
     
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