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I liked Edge. Always have, always will. Seeing him go from  a bit player in a goth angle, to a superstar in his own right was one of my favorite parts of that late 90’s/early 2000’s WWF/E era. I especially liked him tagged up with Christian. Wrestling has never been low on prima donna heel pricks, but Edge and Christian took it to another level. 
I can’t quite explain why they were so perfect at drawing heat, when their angle was essentially “Cheat/Call hometown crowd a bunch of white trash.” There was such a charming obliviousness to them, like they weren’t bad bad. It’s like their characters were never told “no” by their parents, and this is the result. They were the high school bullies who never grew up, never matured, and were constantly rewarded for their bad behavior.
Like everything else in wrestling, none of this was new or groundbreaking, but Edge and Christian took it to absurd levels. That era had so many talented performers that the WWE gave them a certain creative flexibility, and Edge and Christian easily benefited from that. 
Couple that with their fantastic in ring performances against the Dudley Boyz and the Hardy Boys. Those tables/ladders/and chairs matches were so fucking good that you didn’t want to see any of the teams lose. 
Edge’s solo boost came after I stopped watching wrestling, so I can’t really comment on that. I think Edge’s big problem is the same bullshit that haunts any McMahon owned properties. He was strong and big, but not too big. He wasn’t cartoon size. McMahon always favors BIG guys. If you’re not a big guy, you have to work three times as hard and be three times as charming to get the fanboys and internet behind you (See the CM Punk and Daniel Bryan saga of today). Like, if Vince had his druthers he would’ve put a belt around Test fifteen times. Working twice as hard means you’re going to get hurt a lot, which ultimately cost him his career.
So now the hard part, GOAT level? He’s certainly one of the most decorated, having won most of the belts including the top prize. I guess the problem is that there are SO many “elite” wrestlers in the last twenty years alone that even I, a Edge fan, wouldn’t put him in the top 10. Maybe if his career lasted a little longer. That shouldn’t take away from his status as one of the best though.
Really, there are only three GOATS in my WWE timeline, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, and Austin. 

I liked Edge. Always have, always will. Seeing him go from  a bit player in a goth angle, to a superstar in his own right was one of my favorite parts of that late 90’s/early 2000’s WWF/E era. I especially liked him tagged up with Christian. Wrestling has never been low on prima donna heel pricks, but Edge and Christian took it to another level. 

I can’t quite explain why they were so perfect at drawing heat, when their angle was essentially “Cheat/Call hometown crowd a bunch of white trash.” There was such a charming obliviousness to them, like they weren’t bad bad. It’s like their characters were never told “no” by their parents, and this is the result. They were the high school bullies who never grew up, never matured, and were constantly rewarded for their bad behavior.

Like everything else in wrestling, none of this was new or groundbreaking, but Edge and Christian took it to absurd levels. That era had so many talented performers that the WWE gave them a certain creative flexibility, and Edge and Christian easily benefited from that. 

Couple that with their fantastic in ring performances against the Dudley Boyz and the Hardy Boys. Those tables/ladders/and chairs matches were so fucking good that you didn’t want to see any of the teams lose. 

Edge’s solo boost came after I stopped watching wrestling, so I can’t really comment on that. I think Edge’s big problem is the same bullshit that haunts any McMahon owned properties. He was strong and big, but not too big. He wasn’t cartoon size. McMahon always favors BIG guys. If you’re not a big guy, you have to work three times as hard and be three times as charming to get the fanboys and internet behind you (See the CM Punk and Daniel Bryan saga of today). Like, if Vince had his druthers he would’ve put a belt around Test fifteen times. Working twice as hard means you’re going to get hurt a lot, which ultimately cost him his career.

So now the hard part, GOAT level? He’s certainly one of the most decorated, having won most of the belts including the top prize. I guess the problem is that there are SO many “elite” wrestlers in the last twenty years alone that even I, a Edge fan, wouldn’t put him in the top 10. Maybe if his career lasted a little longer. That shouldn’t take away from his status as one of the best though.

Really, there are only three GOATS in my WWE timeline, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, and Austin. 

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yeahiwasintheshit:

lifesgrandparade:

yeahiwasintheshit:

waitingonoblivion:

This is CNN.

ive never wished this hard for a tunnel to collapse

Collapsed, flooded with shit, whatever works.

its currently filled with plenty of shit. i vote collapse

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lifesgrandparade:

yeahiwasintheshit:

waitingonoblivion:

This is CNN.

ive never wished this hard for a tunnel to collapse

Collapsed, flooded with shit, whatever works.

its currently filled with plenty of shit. i vote collapse

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I’m bored. Ask me a question about 80’s-2000 wrestling or something.

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This is the best use of my last day off ever!

This is the best use of my last day off ever!

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yeahiwasintheshit:

waitingonoblivion:

This is CNN.

ive never wished this hard for a tunnel to collapse

Collapsed, flooded with shit, whatever works.

yeahiwasintheshit:

waitingonoblivion:

This is CNN.

ive never wished this hard for a tunnel to collapse

Collapsed, flooded with shit, whatever works.

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I just looked up briefly “Where do wrestlers fall on the political spectrum” and it’s not even fucking close. Mick Foley, possibly CM Punk, and Jim Cornette vs. Pretty much everybody whose ever put on a pair of tights. The Ultimate Warrior was a well known insane conservative, and Kane is apparently a big ol Libertarian.

I saw on this one link, someone said he got in a political conversation with Val Venis, the porn star wrestler, and it was a huge mistake.

Someone made a pretty good point. A lot of the most influential wrestlers, people like Million Dollar Man, people like Sting, are born again Christians, and they go around the back trying to get a hold of as many of the young bucks as possible. I’m not saying that born again=Conservative, but it definitely means that in wrestling.

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Mick Foley is a democrat if you people need a new dream boat.

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In the 00’s, Master P supported a group of No-Limit Soldiers who also wrestled. The WCW matched them up with a group of white boys (Including LGP favorite Mr. Perfect), called the West Texas Rednecks. Their angle was basically Rap is Crap, and they’d always come around and shit on Rap music for a solid thirty minutes before some rap reject would come around and fight them. Like everything in the WCW at the time, it was fucking garbage, but the funny thing is, depending on where the event was held, you couldn’t tell if the No-Limit Soldiers or the West Texas Rednecks were the villains based on crowd response, and the WTR’s were clearly the bad guys.

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yeahiwasintheshit:

nosdrinker:

this is so fucked up

this is a shock to people? really?

Guys, the Rock is a former College Football Player. All Football players are conservative as fuck, even the ones who are democrats. 
He went on from the U to a decade and a half long career in professional wrestling, which is also a sport (entertainment) that is built around a Randian ideology where Might is right, those who deserve it are “pushed” and those who don’t are “jobbed.” Anybody whose watched countless hours of wrestling like I have know that the entire sport has a conservative bend, and while i’m sure there are people in the back who are liberal/democrats (The ones pushing for unions and shit), they are a tiny minority. 
(When the Rock was doing the Nation of Domination, a stable based off the Nation of Islam, they were villains. Even if they weren’t villains, there’s no way the crowd at a late 90’s WWF event would be cheering them). 
So like, yeah, The Rock is a conservative, and he is good bffs with Chris Christie. I can rest easy though, because (as of this post) the Rock is fucking awesome and seems to be a genuinely nice, charming human being. The guy who plays Frasier is a dick. 

yeahiwasintheshit:

nosdrinker:

this is so fucked up

this is a shock to people? really?

Guys, the Rock is a former College Football Player. All Football players are conservative as fuck, even the ones who are democrats. 

He went on from the U to a decade and a half long career in professional wrestling, which is also a sport (entertainment) that is built around a Randian ideology where Might is right, those who deserve it are “pushed” and those who don’t are “jobbed.” Anybody whose watched countless hours of wrestling like I have know that the entire sport has a conservative bend, and while i’m sure there are people in the back who are liberal/democrats (The ones pushing for unions and shit), they are a tiny minority. 

(When the Rock was doing the Nation of Domination, a stable based off the Nation of Islam, they were villains. Even if they weren’t villains, there’s no way the crowd at a late 90’s WWF event would be cheering them). 

So like, yeah, The Rock is a conservative, and he is good bffs with Chris Christie. I can rest easy though, because (as of this post) the Rock is fucking awesome and seems to be a genuinely nice, charming human being. The guy who plays Frasier is a dick.