View Single Post
Old 11-12-2017, 05:32 PM   #172
Noid
01/05/08
 
Posts: 45,328
Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)Noid makes a lot of good posts (200,000+)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruien View Post
I already tried to explain this to Noid guys.
What actually happened:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruien View Post
They tested it with pictures. On her debut of the gimmick Emma said she would not be doing it anymore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noid View Post
Nah, they got her to do a promo in the gimmick or something and everyone shuddered and moved on. It was her big chance for a push she couldn't pull it off.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruien View Post
Dude, during her fucking promo she said she was done being Emmalina. During her one and only promo . It was over before..... nevermind. You obviously have no idea nor care.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noid View Post
https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/20...-character-wwe

I wasn't talking about a promo in front of the crowd. I'm talking about why they had her cut that promo in front of the crowd. Why do you think she went out there and said she was done being Emmalina?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruien View Post
So they thought she was not committed enough which also means she never received a chance to play the character. WWW did not let her go out there to see if the crowd wanted it or not.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noid View Post
Yes, she did. She got a chance to play the character in front of the people screen-testing her and they said "nope." You can't give Academy Awards to people who fail to get roles because they blow the audition. This is just dumb.
Yeah, you sure explained it to me.

I know it's trendy to be all counter-culture and hate on the company and blame them for talent failing. I do it too. I hate the creative direction of the company for the most part. That being said, Emma got multiple chances to prove herself valuable.

* She was called up separately from the other NXT girls and got to be paired with one of the most over sideshow acts at the circus. Was it honest to her NXT portrayal? Of course not. Did it work? Nope. Part booking, but also part her.

*She got repackaged as a heel. Did she receive a push? Not really. That's now entirely her fault, unless she rubbed people the wrong way backstage. But did she blow anyone out of the water? Not at all. Part booking, but also part her.

* She got handed the Emmalina deal, which could have been huge. Look at how successful Sable got with a modicum of talent. Love it or hate it, wrestling is still sexist as shit, and being hot is going to get you air time. The gimmick was dropped because Emma fucking tanked it. This is her fault. Whether it was her choice to not go along with it or whether her accent or some shit got in the way, Emmalina didn't work the way it was supposed to which is why it was scrapped. You don't get to put the cart before the horse on this and reverse causation here. It's not like the company failed with Emmalina; Emma failed with Emmalina. Whether or not the gimmick would have worked is actually irrelevant, because it didn't and now she's out of a job.

* When they turned her heel they tried to use her as an enhancement heel again. What happened? Talent that worked with her got under. Part booking? Sure. You need to make her look strong for her to pass that onto others, but there are plenty of people who can work longer matches and draw people in and get them to invest in the babyface. Emma couldn't do that. She's limited as an in-ring talent and they don't have a heavyweight place for her. She's not entitled to be pushed just because that's the only place she could hypothetically work. They tried that and she couldn't work the gimmick they wanted.

It's not entirely Emma's fault that she was never used to the optimum. But for fuck's sake, it was pretty obvious where she was supposed to deliver and didn't. Couldn't do comedy, couldn't (or wouldn't) do diva, couldn't enhance. Now she's going around asking for $2,000 per appearance and creative control after stating that she does plan to stay in the business. There are escorts hotter than who would actually fuck fans and not charge that much. And they'd work for a full hour.

I like Emma. I think she's gorgeous to look at and I thought her NXT runs were good and I prefer her over most of the other women on the roster. But for fuck's sake, pull your heads out of her ass for a second and look at the evidence in front of you. "Maybe this," "possibly that," "if they had just done this," "if they had given her a huge push at the top maybe she would have been more over." Woulda, shoulda, coulda. They didn't. They didn't have to. They didn't want to. And when they did she didn't want to. And then when they both wanted to she couldn't. How do I know? Because they tried and she couldn't.
Noid is offline   Reply With Quote