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  1. Royce's Avatar
    I am fairly certian that it is financial/legal reasons. If thet create a character that gains national exposure they own the rights to that character. If the wrestler comes in with that name wwe would have to purchase the rights to that name to own it. If they dont purchase it then that wrestler can leave with their original name and an infinite amount of exposure for free. Its all business In the end. I agree though that from a storytelling percpective it would help if these guys had an existing history.
  2. dub's Avatar
    WWE wants fans to forget who the wrestler "was" so they can take credit for what they "created" but often times what they create sucks when compared to what the wrestler was.
    Matt Sydal= GREATNESS
    Evan Bourne= Meh
    Mistico= GREATNESS
    Sin Cara= Meh
    Lo-Ki=Greatness
    Kaval=Meh
    The list goes on and on and on
  3. K-O-W KINGS!'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by weems
    I like your blog and agree with your philosophy that WWE should let the indy guys "be who they are" opposed to repackaging them. However, WWE repackaged everybody that came over from ECW and WCW. In fact, all of the examples in your blog of guys that remained the same were actually repackaged. For example, Eddie Guerrero as Latino Heat, Perry Saturn with the mop, Dusty Rhodes with the yellow dots, Dean Malenko as a creep, Steve Austin as the Ringmaster, Steven Regal as "The Man's Man", Lex Luger as the Narcissis, Mick Foley as Mankind, Scott Hall as Razor Ramone, Vinny Vegas/Oz as Diesel and the list goes on. Even Hogan was repackaged when he came over from AWA. He was then repackaged 20 years later when he was back in the WWE with the Captain America gimmick. Anyways, good blog and it was a reminder of how many bad gimmicks we have seen over the years b/c WWE felt the need to repackage somebody.

    Weems, you're definitely right, but I felt like it wasn't as radical. I do realize at some point or another they do have to change the gimmicks of wrestlers to keep things fresh but maybe I should made a bigger point about debuting these guys with the gimmicks and names they went under in the indies. I feel like it would be beneficial for them to take advantage of that.
  4. alcrissam's Avatar
    Amen to that. One of my biggest complaints is that wwe changes the gimmick that the person used to get them signed. But part of the reason could be the Indy gimmicks are not suitable for pg, so they are changed to fit the pg era. I'm not a fan of it at all, but there is a purpose.

    by the way, I kind of like Daniel Bryan more than Bryan danielson. I don't know, Daniel Bryan flows nicer
  5. weems's Avatar
    I like your blog and agree with your philosophy that WWE should let the indy guys "be who they are" opposed to repackaging them. However, WWE repackaged everybody that came over from ECW and WCW. In fact, all of the examples in your blog of guys that remained the same were actually repackaged. For example, Eddie Guerrero as Latino Heat, Perry Saturn with the mop, Dusty Rhodes with the yellow dots, Dean Malenko as a creep, Steve Austin as the Ringmaster, Steven Regal as "The Man's Man", Lex Luger as the Narcissis, Mick Foley as Mankind, Scott Hall as Razor Ramone, Vinny Vegas/Oz as Diesel and the list goes on. Even Hogan was repackaged when he came over from AWA. He was then repackaged 20 years later when he was back in the WWE with the Captain America gimmick. Anyways, good blog and it was a reminder of how many bad gimmicks we have seen over the years b/c WWE felt the need to repackage somebody.
  6. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Can't wait!! Should be a great show!!
  7. A.J. The People's Champ's Avatar
    Brilliantly put! I'm 29 yrs old and I watched the attitude era and I must admit I do miss it. But like you said no wrestler today has that "edge" no disrepect to Mr. Copeland. With todays stars like Kofi, Swagger, Santino?(dont get me started) the new version of AE would be far from believeable. WWE would probably lose to ROH.


    Side note: I have WWE 13 and its funny(not in a good way)that they never censored the middle finger in recent installments but they censor that in an AE themed game. Wow. And another weird thing is that they censored ASS in Road Dogg theme but not Billy Gunn or Mark Henry.
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