jacob_burman wrote:Souf Centrol wrote:I just hate the WWE state of mind that you have to be built and/or huge to be a star in wwe. The small guys always get over looked, no matter how great thier talent is
I agree and disagree, as I see both sides to the coin. The smaller guys that can work, they should be getting pushed and given the titles. However, wrestling is a business. It's the whole larger than life aspect. Wrestling is fake, but in the same mindset, as a fan, you have to believe a guy can really beat the other guy up. A 180 pound guy defeating a 250 pound guy for the World Heavyweight Title must likely won't happen many times. Plus, the guys that are big and huge, those are the guys kids want to grow up and be like. They want to wear their shirts and cheer them on. That creates money for the company. A smaller guy, he looks average, nothing really special about him, it's going to be hard selling that guy to the average person. I guess that is why I like the Indys and a company like WWE. The Indys give my fill of pure wrestling and WWE entertains me with some of their storylines and gimmicks.
Im sorry man, but your argument drives me crazy. Wrestling is about story telling, and suspending disbelief. 60 year old Ric Flair can beat 30 year old Carlito and that is believable? In real life, no one would ever bet on a 60 year old man vs a 30 year old. But its wrestling so the 60 year olds experience and cheating becomes his weapon.
Its a circular logic to say that people want to see only big dudes. Being 6ft tall with body builder physiques is what most WWE employees are. Guys like Batista and Cena are absolute monsters and in composition make guys like CM punk who is 6 ft and 220 look small. How many 6ft 220 pound dudes do you know? I dont know many in that kind of shape. When those are practically the only guy hired and promoted it creates its own demand, and sets the expectations. If the mainstream promotes smaller guys as contenders, they they will be contenders.
I dont mean to flame you or anything, I just, respectfully, 100% disagree with you.