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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

Here's a question spefically aimed at Matt D (of course others who share his viewing habits and opinion can answer it too)-why is it that what Ultimo Guerrero does is dismissed because of its repetition and lack of variation when there is a specific wrestler you hold in high acclaim and consider one of the best ever that does exactly the same thing (yes, you guessed correctly and no, please don't go down THAT road again, we've had enough of Flaiir discussions for three lifetimes)? What's the difference? I don't really see it beyond the material they use, the crowds they perform in front and the length of the matches. The symbolism is the same.



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 09:06 AM

Here's a question spefically aimed at Matt D (of course others who share his viewing habits and opinion can answer it too)-why is it that what Ultimo Guerrero does is dismissed because of its repetition and lack of variation when there is a specific wrestler you hold in high acclaim and consider one of the best ever that does exactly the same thing (yes, you guessed correctly and no, please don't go down THAT road again, we've had enough of Flaiir discussions for three lifetimes)? What's the difference? I don't really see it beyond the material they use, the crowds they perform in front and the length of the matches. The symbolism is the same.

The best comparison would be mid-late WWF Hogan, I'd think, where people paid to see not a variation, but an exact iteration. The difference is in the length of the carbon copy finishing stretch. I don't think there's anything else in wrestling quite like what Guerrero does. It's stock footage, but something like four or five minutes of it. It's like watching Rocky Horror Picture Show and singing along to the same thing you've seen a hundred times as opposed to seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert where you get most of the big hits and the same encore every time but the set list will be at least a little different.

 

I'm not sure I entirely even criticize it (as I do with others) so much as remark upon it as distinct and unique enough that it hampers attempts at comparative ranking. 






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