by, 08-29-2011 at 11:21 PM (2648 Views)
Hello to all of the Ewrestling news nation. This is my very first blog & I hope
you guys and gals enjoy it. Feel free to leave a comment afterwards and thanx for taking time out of your day or night to read it. A little bit of history about me: Fan of ROH, TNA, WWE, NJPW...Pretty much any promotion that puts on good matches. I've been a fan for about twelve years yada, yada enough about me.. I wanted to talk a little bit about gimmicks in the WWE today (as u see from title) and get some of the communities thoughts. This was something I have thinking about for quite some time and I was just wondering... Who is going to be that next superstar that changes their gimmick and is pushed to moon? Do you guys remember the Rock when he was Rocky Mavia before the nation of domination? He had curly hair and colorful tights (it was pretty bad) BUT with one gimmick change BOOM he becomes the most electrifying man in allllllll of sports entertainment. Remember when Stone Cold was the ring master? Once again, a gimmick change turned this guy into the rattlesnake Stone Cold Steve Austin (I know there are plenty of others but these are the first that come to mind) So my question is why don't they do this more often? Now, I do want to make it clear that im just stating an opinion. Im not a genuis when it comes to how the WWE develops their superstars character but i really think that changing the gimmicks to some of the mid/lower card guys can help them get noticed. I mean just think about all the guys who are stagnant at the moment... Jack Swagger, Primo, Mcgilicutty (I know he was a tag team champ but no one cared), Mcintyre, Hawkins, Dibiase, Baretta, Kidd, Tatsu, etc. All of these guys are talented in the ring but maybe what they need is a gimmick change? Im just saying... Look at what it's done for Cody and R-Truth. Something else I wanted to mention was how far apart the characters were back in the day. I mean you had a Goldust, you had the headbangers, you had Kane, you had Ken Shamrock, you had Marvelous Marc Mero w/Sable, you had Stone Cold, you had the big bossman, you had Steve Blackman... All of these guys gimmicks were so unique and so far set apart from one another and IT WORKED! It just seems like the WWE kinda pumps out the same mold of guys nowadays BUT IDK maybe it's just me... I'm out for the time being please leave comments and opinions. thank you once agin for your time.