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Peter Kaymakcian
08-05-2012, 04:03 AM
Why isn't TNA doing more with "The Pope"? He just got done being apart of the biggest movies of the year in "The Dark Knight Rise" and is, in my opinion, the best promo guy in TNA. He has Rock type charisma. I just think TNA could benefit so much more from "The Pope" and are dropping the ball with his skill set. Does anyone else think TNA is dropping the ball with "The Pope"?

Also I know he has a bad reputation backstage, but honestly if this was WWE that wouldn't matter and I think TNA needs to start doing some of the same.

Darkside Ron Garvin
08-05-2012, 04:13 AM
Why isn't TNA doing more with "The Pope"? He just got done being apart of the biggest movies of the year in "The Dark Knight Rise" and is, in my opinion, the best promo guy in TNA. He has Rock type charisma. I just think TNA could benefit so much more from "The Pope" and are dropping the ball with his skill set. Does anyone else think TNA is dropping the ball with "The Pope"?

Also I know he has a bad reputation backstage, but honestly if this was WWE that wouldn't matter and I think TNA needs to start doing some of the same.

Look at it this way... Last year, Joe finish at the low end of the totem pole in the BFG Series. This year, he is much higher. Storm and Roode however, finished at the top tier last year and where are they now? Two of the hot commodities in the company at the moment. It this trend leads to anything, see Pope become TV Champion soon and then in the WHC push come BFG next year, followed by being a "headling" star... But then again, tendencies are always subject to change.

http://i.imgur.com/Um0C3.gif

AWrestlingGod
08-05-2012, 04:39 AM
Why isn't TNA doing more with "The Pope"? He just got done being apart of the biggest movies of the year in "The Dark Knight Rise" and is, in my opinion, the best promo guy in TNA. He has Rock type charisma. I just think TNA could benefit so much more from "The Pope" and are dropping the ball with his skill set. Does anyone else think TNA is dropping the ball with "The Pope"?

Also I know he has a bad reputation backstage, but honestly if this was WWE that wouldn't matter and I think TNA needs to start doing some of the same.

He was in the Dark Knight Rises? Haha Didn't know but honestly I thought he was a surefire TNA World Champion, and note The Pope hasn't won any titles in TNA or WWE...which is a crime

Mr. Ziggles
08-05-2012, 05:33 AM
He was in the Dark Knight Rises? Haha Didn't know but honestly I thought he was a surefire TNA World Champion, and note The Pope hasn't won any titles in TNA or WWE...which is a crime

I just remembered now that they said when he returned that he had been filming that, but now i think about it i never saw him in it.

eboy
08-05-2012, 05:42 AM
While I have never been thrilled with The Popes in ring work, his promo work and the fact he was in Dark Knight Rises are enough to gain him a title push.

TNA needs to realise that being involved with the biggest movie of the year is going to be far more impressive. than a montgomery gentry music video and Brook Hogan combined.

jhorton1215
08-05-2012, 07:55 AM
He was in the Dark Knight Rises? Haha Didn't know but honestly I thought he was a surefire TNA World Champion, and note The Pope hasn't won any titles in TNA or WWE...which is a crime

He was, but apparently his scene was cut and he is no longer billed as being in the movie.

jordan1995
08-05-2012, 08:16 AM
He was, but apparently his scene was cut and he is no longer billed as being in the movie.


hahaha, i didn't think i saw him .

Sahu
08-05-2012, 11:07 AM
Some back stage heat lead to his current situation..but, surely he'll be pushed again....he got lot of charisma n gr8 mic skills..n decent ring skills...I want to see him becoming the TV champion...

gravesismizfan
08-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Def agreed it might be how he is outside the ring he sorta a ass

Great One
08-05-2012, 01:00 PM
I didn't even know The Pope was still with TNA lol

Destruction
08-05-2012, 01:05 PM
I didn't see Pope in The Dark Knight Rises - so I assume - as people has said - he was cut

BTW Baffle = Awesome Word

imswm
08-05-2012, 03:43 PM
TNA's plans to use him got sidetracked by the lawsuit with the Vatican over gimmick infringement.

Peter Kaymakcian
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Look at it this way... Last year, Joe finish at the low end of the totem pole in the BFG Series. This year, he is much higher. Storm and Roode however, finished at the top tier last year and where are they now? Two of the hot commodities in the company at the moment. It this trend leads to anything, see Pope become TV Champion soon and then in the WHC push come BFG next year, followed by being a "headling" star... But then again, tendencies are always subject to change.

http://i.imgur.com/Um0C3.gif

I sincerely hope that there is a push in his future because he could help TNA get over that 1.5 hump

HCollins-TNA1
08-06-2012, 01:08 AM
The Pope, has a lot of potential, but I never got on his band-wagon in TNA as I was routing for him in the WWE.... WWE missed up letting him go when he could been a top face or heel on Smackdown or even Raw???

As for him being World Champion I doubt it, but never say never....

Dameduse823
08-06-2012, 01:53 AM
I just remembered now that they said when he returned that he had been filming that, but now i think about it i never saw him in it.

I think they cutthe scenes he was in but I remember reading he was gonna be in Bane's crew but I don't think it was anything big

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There he is, right between the guy with the shot gun and the short dude

ssgsanti
08-06-2012, 04:07 AM
Why isn't TNA doing more with "The Pope"? He just got done being apart of the biggest movies of the year in "The Dark Knight Rise" and is, in my opinion, the best promo guy in TNA. He has Rock type charisma. I just think TNA could benefit so much more from "The Pope" and are dropping the ball with his skill set. Does anyone else think TNA is dropping the ball with "The Pope"?

Also I know he has a bad reputation backstage, but honestly if this was WWE that wouldn't matter and I think TNA needs to start doing some of the same.


Yeah, like Jay Lethal man which should be there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cabers
08-06-2012, 02:21 PM
I just remembered now that they said when he returned that he had been filming that, but now i think about it i never saw him in it.

I heard he was in it off TNA as well and i was looking out for him never saw him either maybe he was one of the many extras lol way to go Pope!!

DK Wrestling Savior
08-06-2012, 09:25 PM
He has Rock type charisma.

Going a litle overboard with that comment I think...

But I do agree he is talented and should be used better.

And if he actually was in Dark Knight Rises, I would think TNA would be promoting the hell out of it. So, I may have to agree with others and think his scene or scenes got cut

Ernest Wert
08-08-2012, 03:45 PM
Am I the only one that will say it? He's black.

BadAndy
08-09-2012, 12:33 PM
Pope is one of my top 2 wrestlers in TNA that I like, has great potential, and is getting the short end of the stick. It is an absolute shame they can't do more with this guy. I'm not sure how someone can think he's not good on the mic. I consider him to be one of the stronger TNA wrestlers on the mic. He could be one of their top heels if they pushed him correctly.

Ernest Wert
08-09-2012, 03:17 PM
Pope is one of my top 2 wrestlers in TNA that I like, has great potential, and is getting the short end of the stick. It is an absolute shame they can't do more with this guy. I'm not sure how someone can think he's not good on the mic. I consider him to be one of the stronger TNA wrestlers on the mic. He could be one of their top heels if they pushed him correctly.

He's too much of The Godfather type. It's a funny gimmick, he can't be taken seriously, so he can't be a top heel.

BadAndy
08-09-2012, 04:53 PM
He's too much of The Godfather type. It's a funny gimmick, he can't be taken seriously, so he can't be a top heel.

Too much The Godfather type? Is this because he's black and has a colorful character? I don't recall Pope being a pimp. Pope might be similar in that he's charismatic but I thought he's done a great job in the past showing how serious he can be. He reminds me more of a Million Dollar Man kind of character. He's always been about the money.

Ernest Wert
08-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Too much The Godfather type? Is this because he's black and has a colorful character? I don't recall Pope being a pimp. Pope might be similar in that he's charismatic but I thought he's done a great job in the past showing how serious he can be. He reminds me more of a Million Dollar Man kind of character. He's always been about the money.

Having a colorful character and a gimmick of a charismatic person doesn't automatically make you charismatic. I wouldn't call The Godfather or The Pope charismatic, I think they lack charisma in every possible way. The Pope was acting all pimpy last year, with Devon's sons. Also, Pope as a Million Dollar Man? I'm sorry mate, but he's black! What was that joke about a black guy, a Jew, a priest and a horse walking into a golf club? Well, here we have a black pope, so that's a half of a joke.