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Impeccable
06-24-2012, 06:57 AM
I've been thinking this morning about IWC opinions on wrestlers (it's a sunday morning - it's slow). Mostly, I was thinking about how our individual opinions on wrestlers seem to manifest at the same time into a collective opinion, and pretty fast. Sure there are people who do have differing views, but if you look across the TPWW boards alone, there are a lot of opinions that get repeated by several posters over and over again.

As a collective, the IWC "bandwagon" can get on a workers case and the general consensus/agreement can be hatred (see Triple H circa 2004/5 - not you James Steele obv.), they're a terrible worker (John Cena 2008 to now), they're the best in the world (see Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan), they are under used (Zack Ryder), they are the next big thing (Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes) and so on and so on.

That got me thinking - if the internet existed in it's current form back in the early 90s (or pretty much any era) who would be the internet darlings, who would we despise, etc. Who would the IWC take to their collective bosoms, and who would we want to fall under a bus?

If I think back to 1993/4 WWF - would Jeff Jarrett have been loved by the IWC the way that Dolph Ziggler is? Would we like the fact that Bret Hart seems to be the focus of the shows? Would we appreciate the swerve at the end of Wrestlemania 9?

Personally I would have felt let down (knowing what I know now about the business and not as the 10 year old fan I was) at the anti-climax to the Lex Luger title chase following his Lex Express, Summerslam countout victory and then subsequent draw with bret hart at the 1994 Royal rumble that meant they both had a chance at Yokozuna at Wrestlemania 10.

I also think as a community we would have been hanging off the end of Shawn Michaels dick as the greatest thing ever and why in 1994 he wasn't being elevated to the main event already.

DISCUSS...please

Shisen Kopf
06-24-2012, 09:18 AM
We would have all loved Hakushi

MoFo
06-24-2012, 09:28 AM
Hogan = John Cena.
Giant Gonzales = Khali
Rick Martel/Curt Hennig = Cody Rhodes/Dolph Ziggler

Marty Jannetty would be revered like Shelton Benjamin is - "fuck the WWE for misusing that guy!"

Kane Knight
06-24-2012, 09:29 AM
HBK in the doghouse?

Shisen Kopf
06-24-2012, 09:32 AM
Mantaur is sweet!

Tommy Gunn
06-24-2012, 09:49 AM
I think I'd have been a Curt Hennig mark for sure.

mike adamle
06-24-2012, 11:22 AM
I was actually thinking about it the other day. If they try hard enough I feel like the WWE could make the CM Punk-Daniel Bryan feud like the Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels feud. Just give them a reason to hate each other. There you go. Could be awesome.

RiX1024
06-24-2012, 11:47 AM
I wonder who'd be the Zack Ryder of '94 with his own show on YouTube.

Impeccable
06-24-2012, 12:19 PM
I wonder who'd be the Zack Ryder of '94 with his own show on YouTube.

Definately Skinner

St. Jimmy
06-24-2012, 02:30 PM
As the voice of the internet it should be easy: Anything Saint Jimmy likes, is what the IWC likes.

RiX1024
06-24-2012, 02:38 PM
Skinner: the Internet Champion. Everglades own winner the man called Skinner.

mike adamle
06-24-2012, 02:42 PM
I wonder who'd be the Zack Ryder of '94 with his own show on YouTube.

I could see that being the 1-2-3 Kid

RiX1024
06-24-2012, 03:36 PM
The Clique would of have their own show.

Impeccable
06-28-2012, 07:20 AM
I could see that being the 1-2-3 Kid

Or Bob "Sparkplug" Holly - or would he be the dual sports superstar trying to give WWF legitimacy?

Duke Droese would be entertaining though!

CSL
06-28-2012, 02:59 PM
John Cena is not a terrible "worker"

Jordan X
06-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Three letters... E C W

Sabu was god, Taz was a killer, Sandman will fuck you up, and Cactus Jack cuts the best promo's.

Emperor Smeat
06-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Macho Man as the IWC favorite and Hogan as the hated one almost similar to now.