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Who is guarding the money pit while Voldo wrestles these dudes? Vercci?
Well, that was a squash and a half.
Is it just me, or is Goldust looking a little chunky these days?
Goldust is in the best shape of his career by far. He inherited half his genes from Dusty Rhodes and it shows.
You want to see him at his lowest peak? Try looking up his TNA run as Black Reign.
Yeah, maybe it's just that he's standing next to his brother, and it's a lot more obvious?
Are they planning on replacing Goldust with Stardust, or what's the deal here?
They were at one point doing the typical tag team breaks up and fights each other build up to Wrestlemania 30 for the Rhodes brothers, but that came and went and now they're supposedly building it up for 31 (which is in April of next year), but who knows? This is the only interesting thing to happen with the Rhodes in ages.
Yeah dude, he has always been at least chunky. It's genetics FOR REAL this time.
Goldust pretty much always had the same body type. Never gained much weight but never lost it either. This is his debut match from 1995:
I don't understand that finisher at all. It looks like the wrong person is getting hurt and pinned.
I like the gimmick, but I feel the same way about the finisher. I initially thought it got reversed.
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This is a team I could get behind. I've mentioned it before but I was really into the WWF in its crazy (Ultimate Warrior, Sgt. Slaughter, Undertaker, even The Misfits) heyday, and stopped paying attention when it was mostly a whole bunch of unmasked buff people and their little soap opera stories, looking to local cable access wrestling for my fix.
I find it interesting that the announcers are like "woah this is the weirdest thing I've seen in.. forever.." when this was pretty normal for WWF on a Saturday morning in the late 80s
I think the "weirdest" comment was just them trying to sell the match; the WWE has had guys like Mysterio and Sin Cara for awhile.
As for unmasked buff people, I'm not sure how many fun gimmicks the WWE uses now; not enough, from what I've seen. But there were still quite a few fun gimmicks back in the soapy Attitude Era, and, I'd argue, these gimmicks were actually improved by the fact that most wrestlers of that time eschewed ridiculous costumes. While I agree that buff, generic dudes are pretty boring (The Rock!), the fact is that many of the outlandish gimmick guys were too garrish and a bit embarrassing to watch. The trick is to strike a happy medium; Gangrel and Edge, for example, they had a really cool gimmick. They were vampires. But they didn't have to dress like spergs. They stayed classy: silk shirts and trenchcoats.
Now, I'm not saying that crazy outfits don't have their place, it's just that things have to be done tastefully. For example, I'd love to see more wrestlers dressed as GWAResque Kaiju; in fact, if I was a wrestler, I've long imagined that this would be the sort of thing I'd love to do. Dress up like Godzilla, or an oni, or some zombie tentacle monster. But unmasked buff dudes have their place, too.
I think in any entertainment medium switching things up once in awhile is just the easiest way to keep people from getting bored and get new people interested who weren't into the previous incarnation. It's also easier to recycle gimmicks when they've all been put on the shelf for a few years.
I love this gimmick. I've always loved Gold Dust and I love that Cody has put on the latex and paint. Cody did a fantastic job of showing a new side of himself and even his move set is changed up. I'm against having too many wrestlers with crazy gimmicks, but just a handful will make wrestling more colorful without making it into a cartoon.
"People stared, at the makeup on his face.
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace.
The boy in the bright blue jeans, jumped up on the stage.
And Lady Stardust sang his songs,
of darkness and disgrace."
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He looks like a can of Rock Star.
Gary Numan's late life career move to professional wrestling was poorly received.
Jet Bin Fever
HOW FUCKING DARE YOU BRING GARY NUMAN INTO THIS YOU MONSTER.
I went to high school with this guy %100 asshole with a lisp
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