Round 6: Tenta -vs- Falkon

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  1. D-Man

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

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    Would have The Shockmaster been successful had it not been for his infamous debut?

    This is a sixth round match in the Debater's League. Tenta 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. Viola Moonlight

    Viola Moonlight I'm Literally Just Here for WZCW

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    With Tenta not choosing his side within the required time frame, I'm going ahead to choose and get this debate going, as well as post my opening statement first. I'm opting to discuss that The Shockmaster would not of been successful, regardless of his infamous debut.

    I'll construct an opening post in the next few hours.
     
  3. Viola Moonlight

    Viola Moonlight I'm Literally Just Here for WZCW

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    Apologies for the late start, didn't have the time I originally planned.

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    When one utters the words "The Shockmaster," all fans of professional wrestling instantly chuckle at the thought of one of the most infamous moments in it's business' history. Not only is it considered one of the best unintentionally funny things to ever occur, it completely destroyed all possible success that the gimmick could garner. After what occurred, nothing could have resurrected that character... however, you can't help but wonder what would have happened to the SM if the incident never occurred? Will he achieve success or was failure already written in it's destiny?

    Today, gentlemen and the select few of the select few ladies that are reading this, I am here to demonstrate why the SM would have failed even without the tripping over the wooden beam.

    The Character Wasn't Logical

    The first thing that comes to mind is the helmet... essentially, it was a space trooper helmet from Star Wars re-designed by paint and glitter. Any professional wrestling fan would have identified the relation between the SM's helmet and a ST helmet, automatically not taking the character as serious as the debut promo was made out to be. Also, Fred Ottman, the man behind the character even had this to say:

    How was the man supposed to perform in the ring if the mask they gave him limited his visibility to the extent that he saw only partial images at best? Wrestlers like Kane didn't have that much of a problem... but if Kane had trouble breathing, how would have Fred faired when playing the SM? Now, he wasn't the best big man wrestler in the world and wasn't the most successful wrestler in the WWF... so limiting priorities like breathing and vision (with the former being a bigger concern due to his weight) would be the worst possible thing you'd want him to do. The possibilities of wrestling in that mask would idiotic, and changing it to something completely different would have killed the kayfabe aspect of his character. Fred wasn't even the man to voice his own character and needed the assistance of the Anderson's (........Anderson's) to perform the mic skills. When you need help in the mic skills so bad that someone else is required, you're not going to last long.

    There is a lot of things that could go wrong with Fred Ottman trying to successfully pull off the Shockmaster gimmick from what was evident in the debut promo ALONE... especially if the helmet wasn't secured on tightly (or even secured on for that matter), which is evident in the SM debut video where his mask rolled off. I thought masked wrestlers weren't supposed to have their mask escape their head so easily?
     
  4. Cena's Little Helper

    Cena's Little Helper Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    FalKon by default.

    Final Score
    FalKon - 5
    Tenta - 0
     
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix WZCW's First Triple Crown Champion

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

    D-Man Gone but never forgotten.

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    Falkon gets all points by default = 5 points.
     
  7. Miko

    Miko WATCHA GONNA DO, BROTHER!?

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    Wow Tenta's doing awesome this year

    Falkon - 5
    Tenta - 0
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix WZCW's First Triple Crown Champion

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