Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What Looks Good on Paper Might Not Look Good on the Jumbo Screen....

Those of you who have been regular visitors to this blog know that I've been a wrestling fan since childhood. As early as age five, I have memories of Mom, Dad and me watching Wrestling at the Chase every Saturday night--in black and white back then. Dad was a big fan. Mom was, too--until she found out it was staged (fake, scripted, whatever).


These days, Collin and I watch events from all over the world via the WWE Network on our big screen TV. There are four regular shows--Raw, SmackDown, NXT and 205 Live and so many pay-per-view events, I've lost count (they're actually only pay-per-view for the fans who don't subscribe and have to get them through cable or satellite providers, which is a lot more expensive). There are many new events, and some of the old ones have been rebranded. Most of the new brand names work well, while others, well....

Last Sunday's event is an example of a rebranding that just might have gone wrong. The new title is Great Balls of Fire. Great song title, but I'm not sure how it connects to wrestling. At any rate, it caused a few unfortunate images to pop up online....



I wonder how these played with the parents of some of wrestling's younger fans?

Looks like a throwback to the WWE's Attitude Era, before the raunchiness was replaced with a PG version cleaned up for the younger audience.


This guy's ring name is Big Cass. If he weren't seven feet tall, the C might have not been blocked out like the sun during an eclipse. But it's oddly appropriate here, since Big Cass had just turned heel and was on his way to the ring to pulverize his former partner/buddy, Enzo Amore. As a team, they looked like Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo--if Boo-Boo were a hyperactive chatterbox!


Note to WWE Creative: It's one thing for your guys' promos to sound as immature and illiterate as a Donald Trump speech, but maybe this one needs a new title?

 

10 comments:

  1. That is a big oops!

    You wonder how many of these guys are still going to be around in fifteen years. That job seems to chew up and spit out the remains of those involved in it.

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    1. Sometimes, they move from one company to another. Sometimes, they wrestle abroad. Personally, I think The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) was the smart one. He had a great career in wrestling, but moved on to movies before--hopefully--the multiple injuries suffered by many wrestler took their toll. Triple H is now an executive at the WWE, but occasionally gets in the ring for special events. John Cena is also making movies now, so he wrestles less than he used to.

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  2. wahhahahahahahahahaahahahahaha Iwas gong to say giggle whahahahahahahahahahaha a wahaha haaaaa hah ha h ahahhhhhhhh
    giggle ..... I give up

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Yep. I'm betting this one gets a new name!

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  3. Another thing you and Aimee have in common Norma 😀😀

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    1. Aimee likes wrestling? Oh, she and Collin would really get on great, too. We make a big deal of these events--we have food delivered, make our predictions for each match, and yell at the TV!

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    2. It is. We have one coming up this Sunday.

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