This is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion:
This is a title held by such men as Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan and Razor Ramon.
Is the last bastion of celebrating the /fit/ man, professional wrestling, dead? Has Fat Acceptance won?
Man, I miss the Attitude era.
>is pro wresting DEAD?
Ugh obviously, but most of the appeal came from the character of the characters. There's been 100 pure athletes that I can't remember and they were all insufferable because all they had was pretty faces and tight bods. The Miz comes to mind. That guy was just a faggot.
Ryback moves like shit. He's jacked and legit strong, but he moves stiff as all hell and has no real explosiveness or mobility. Owens, like most genuinely good fat guy wrestlers, moves smoothly and doesn't look like he's got a puppeteer yanking his limbs around.
Warrior and Hogan I'll give you. Well, Hogan could work when he wanted to but he rarely did shit (and its pretty easy to see why). Razor? Probably, although we never really got to see what Hall could have done in his prime
Better than Savage? Hell no. Savage managed to drag a genuinely good match out of the Ultimate fucking Warrior.
Henry is actually a good enough worker nowadays (and if you'd told me a decade ago I'd be saying that, I would never have believed you). He's no Vader but he is one of the better superheavies.
Titus I'll agree on to an extent. He's not a good worker, but he's miles ahead of Warrior. Shit, Ahmed Johnson was miles ahead of Warrior.
do Americans really believe its real?
also wouldn't be the first time haes infiltrated the WWE
remember rikishi fatu? he tried to promote that you can be fat and healthy, he was let go from wwe after he ignored requests to lose weight
No. The backstage politics and everything that goes into a story and character is extremely interesting though. I watch for a few people on the roster, but mostly listen to podcasts about the stuff because I find it cool.
He never won a WSM contest, but he's got a pretty good claim to it overall - he's one of about three people I can think of to ever compete at the elite level in powerlifting, Olympic lifting and strongman. Dude's a certified legend in strength sports.
You're a moron if you think that's how wrestling discussion happens. When you talk about the content of a show you discuss it within the bounds of that reality, when you talk about the production of a show you talk about the reality of it, it's the same thing for wrestling.