Getting A Reaction
by, 12-17-2011 at 03:07 PM (2776 Views)
If youâ€™re a heel you want to hear booâ€™s whereas if youâ€™re a face you want to hear cheers. At the moment the Mid carders (besides Zack Ryder and one or two others) tend too not get much of a reaction so in this blog I will be discussing how some of the wrestlers can get a reaction and why they donâ€™t get a reaction.
People such as Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Jeff Hardy usually get a great crowd reaction because of all the high flying moves they do which is why they tend to not work as heels. They help their (heel) opponent get a reaction as they are always loved by the crowd.
If your good on the mic then itâ€™s more than likely that youâ€™re going to get a reaction from the crowd. The Miz only got to the top because he was amazing on the mic. Cm punk, Chris Jericho, Triple H, Shawn Michaels etc; These people can all get the crowd to love them of hate them because of their Mic work. People such as John Morrison and Shelton Benjamin have been held back by their mic skills.
Iâ€™m going to use the Miz and Morrison tag team as an example. Miz was the one who had great mic skills and Morrison was the one who was great in the ring. Miz became a main eventer whereas Morrison became a jobber towards the end of his contract and was eventually released.
Cm Punk, Triple H, Santino Marella and more recently R-truth have used jokes to get a reaction from the crowd. The Miz and Cm Punk are great when it comes to mocking people. I remember when Triple H said â€œWhereâ€™s your movie?â€ to which Cm punk replied â€œOh, mine went straight to Dvd just like yoursâ€. These type of things help the audience to either love hate someone whether itâ€™s R-truth going on about little Jimmy or Santino and his Honk a Meter.
People like Eddie Guerro and Shawn Michaels drew the crowd in and kept them interested. These days there arenâ€™t many wrestlers with a personality theyâ€™re all too similar and bland.
These are underrated in my opinion. Cm Punk and the Miz use facial expressions to enchance their promos/matches. They should utilise these more as you donâ€™t have to be the best on the mic to have good facial exspressions.
A catchphrase helps the crowd help the crowd to remember who you are and often finishes off a promo. Some current catchphrases are:
â€œbecause Iâ€™m The Miz and Iâ€™m awesomeâ€
â€œWoo woo woo, you know itâ€
Catchphrases can help to develop a personality but they are not required to get a reaction.
If a wrestler had a manager such as Vickie Guerro or Michael Cole theyâ€™d get a great reaction even if they were boring on the Mic. Say Wade Barrett (just as a random example) aligned himself with Michael Cole he would instantly get loads of heat. If he then turned on Michael Cole heâ€™d have lots of cheers simply because no one likes Michael Cole. Michael Cole could then align himself with another wrestler (who would then be hated loads) and youâ€™d have yourself a feud.
Nowadays Wwe rely on the same boring cheap heat to get the wrestlers a reaction. As a heel youâ€™re a coward who leaves matches mid way through etc; or you attack your opponent before/after the match. As a face you then run down to the ring chase off the heels and thatâ€™s that.
The problem then is that you can only do this a certain number of times and these times are reserved for the main eventers.
This leaves the mid carders getting no reaction. The creative team need to think up more ways for their wrestlers to get a reaction as at the moment only a few select wrestlers are getting the reaction that is expected.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to reading the comments