Jumbie Posted October 15, 2012 Share Posted October 15, 2012 (edited) Over on Facebook I had some praise for CM Punk's work in WWE. Nick/NZA responded and we had a conversation Nicholas Custer - you and Eugene Manley are gonna make me start watching wrestling again Imam Baksh - I've been a wrestling fan for 8 years now. It's better today than at any time in those eight years. New wrestlers have come in over the last few years with excellent ability and personality and things feel fresh and the in-ring action is top-notch. Rent the DVD of the 2011 Money in the Bank PPV if you want an intro to the current state of WWE. Nicholas Custer - this is literally the first positive thing ive heard lately, everyone ive asked has said they're trying to fill in for the gap left by the attitude era of the late 90s/early 2000s Imam Baksh - The last 3 years have seen the emergence of a new wave of young talent. HHH took over talent development and went on a recruiting/development crusade. The previous head of talent development (generally held to be incompetent) got demoted 3 years back and eventually fired this year. Search youtube for anything with Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan or Wade Barret. And of course, CM Punk. Eamonn Byrne - Nicholas is right. Wrestling has been pretty poor since the Invasion angle of 2001. You're talking out of your arse Jumb. Imam Baksh - The poor period ended 2 years ago for me, about the time CM Punk did his suicide-dive Messiah bit and Daniel Bryan became US Champ. And I never said it's back to 2001 standards. I'm saying the right guys are here now to restart that level of fun and entertainment at WWE and they've been building that up over the last few years since the changes started. It's no different from say a sports team building up after getting a new coach: They usually have a few seasons of enjoyable play before they actually win a championship. I'd compare present day WWE to 95-97 WWE where they were on the tail end of a poor run after losing the 80's stars, but Austin, Mick Foley, the Undertaker and Vince McMahon the character were establishing themselves in the company with good work night after night. --------------------------------------------------------- Anyone here watch WWE? Are you an old fan who's sticking with it? A totally new fan like me who got into it recently after the glory years were all done? A fan from the 80s/90s who can't stand what these young kids are up to these days and doesn't watch anymore? Edited October 15, 2012 by Jumbie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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