Round 5: Numbers -vs- Thriller

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  1. D-Man

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

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    Yes or No: Was Jerry Lawler’s heel commentary a homage to or rip off of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan?

    This is a fourth round match in the Debater's League. Numbers is the home debater and gets to choose which side of the debate they will be on and who debates first, but they have 24 hours to make their choice.

    This thread is for DEBATERS ONLY and will end on Friday at 2pm EST.

    Anyone that posts in this thread besides the debaters, league admins, and judges will be infracted!

    Good luck.​
     
  2. a0161613

    a0161613 WZCW's Mr Excitement

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    I'll say yes and I'll go first. Coming up shortly.
     
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    a0161613 WZCW's Mr Excitement

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    “Pencil-necked geeks”
    “Humanoids”
    “Ham-and-eggers”

    If you think of WWF’s heyday, Bobby Heenan was the man behind the memorable moments. Or most likely, he was the antagonising voice that accompanied the action. With Gorilla Monsoon, their unscripted banter, where Heenan would unashamedly support the heels and heckle both the faces and the fans provided many a highlight.

    Heenan and Monsoon formed the best commentary team in wrestling history until that point and it was their improvisation, which seemed to genuinely rile Monsoon, that would provide the highlight. The fact that he provided so many memorable lines is testament to his natural heat building abilities.

    Jerry Lawler could never generate quite that much heat. He always relied on ass-kissing, particularly to Mr McMahon and HHH-McMahon regime. Add that to the fact that he was alongside JR who like Monsoon before him, was able to be very clean cut and pro-face by nature in comparison.

    Jerry Lawler was more suited to the smut of the Attitude Era with comments of puppies and his general obsessions with the Divas. However, he was a natural talker as a wrestler and continued a natural aptitude. As such, his relationship with JR was a staple of the Attitude Era and draws comparison even now because he is boring now with Cole like he was entertaining with JR.

    There is no doubt that Lawler was inspired by Heenan. I’d go as far as to say that he would have been encouraged to take that further and push the boundaries because the programming was doing the same.
     
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    Cena's Little Helper Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    Numbers gets all the points by default.

    Final Score
    Numbers - 5
    Thriller - 0
     
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix WZCW's First Triple Crown Champion

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    Numbers wins by default: 5 points awarded to him.
     
  6. D-Man

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

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    Numbers wins = 5 points.
     
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    Miko WATCHA GONNA DO, BROTHER!?

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    5 - 0 Numbers
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix WZCW's First Triple Crown Champion

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    After a complete judge's tally, Numbers is the victor on 20 points to Thriller's 0.
     
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