Comments on: Interinactivity: August 4th, 2011 – Punk, TNA, Hardys, HHH, And More http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/ Wrestling news, rumors, reviews and commentary, from WWE to TNA to ROH and everything in between... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: CB http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61297 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:13:16 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61297 Thanks D.L.! I’ve been here since those humble beginnings you speak of, it’s been a wild ride!

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By: CB http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61296 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:13:01 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61296 Thanks D.L.! I’ve been here since those humble beginning you speak of, it’s been a wild ride!

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By: D.L. Butcher http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61291 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:14:41 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61291 For the record CB it wasn’t meant as a diss. In fact my ten year old pointed it out. I do like your column. Just thought it was funny observation. I will say I have followed this site since the beginning, and I mean from the originals that migrated from wrestleline to 411 to the creation of this site. I must say right now you are correct all the columns are being produced with a top of the line intensity I haven’t seen around here for a long time. So to give a little shout out to all the writers at Inside Pulse, You guys are killing it! just saying.

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By: WaterDrip http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61254 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:26:55 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61254 HIRE NEW JACK

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By: Jader http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61243 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:42:59 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61243 5 or 10 mins sucked?!? You mean 5 or 10 mins is all that’s good, right?!?

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By: Owangotang http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61238 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:25:59 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61238 Jader – No. I cannot say that every week I watch every single second. An example of this is how I quickly jumped ahead on the DVR when Keith Stone appeared on my TV (I work second shift so I’m forced to DVR RAW). I would have similarly jumped ahead if Katie Vick reappeared, another guest host came out to blab on and on, or something similarly stupid came on.

I never count the minutes that I miss though. I don’t sit around lamenting the fact that 5 or 10 minutes out of the show sucked.

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By: Jader http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61235 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:30:33 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61235 Owang – I can appreciate where you’re coming from for sure. But, can you honestly say you’re sitting through ALL of Raw to get to the good parts, which are very little? Like you actually watch all 2 hrs every week?

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By: Owangotang http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61223 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 04:25:41 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61223 Blair I respect your opinions but it seems that we could not possibly be more different in the ways we consume and critique wrestling. This is not meant as an attack but it seems that you are much more clinical and removed from the emotion of a wrestling show than I am, that perhaps your willing suspension of disbelief is not as willing. Again that is not an attack, at my age I sometimes have troubles resolving just how and why wrestling continues to “move” me. I don’t know.

The WWE has such an overwhelming edge concerning guys fans want to see that I almost don’t know how to comprehend your argument against this. Cena, Orton, and Punk, as you mentioned…but also Rock (hey he is headlining Wrestlemania, not even Hogan from TNA could do that today), Stone Cold, Undertaker, and even HHH and HBK. Yes, those last 5 I mentioned are not full timers but they pull more interest than ANY full timer on TNA’s roster and it’s not even close.

You made the comment that “only wrestling fans would watch 88 minutes of pure shit for 3 minutes or entertainment”, however I think you’re missing the forest for the trees. Just watching WWE TV, specifically RAW (I have never cared much for Smackdown, probably because it’s canned), allows many of us the chance to just enjoy being in that world. I don’t want to call it the WWE Universe because that just sounds so lame and contrived but WWE really has done a great job at building it’s own little reality. When I went to MITB I did not feel like it was an ordinary event, I felt like I was going to another place…this place where employees can assault their bosses, where conflict resolution does not involve HR. Yes, there are times when that place loses it’s pull on me when it starts making up garbage like Katie Vick or Mae Young giving birth to a hand, however WWE always seems to not let the entirety of their created place get ruined.

I’ve tried giving TNA’s little crafted reality a chance and it even confused the shit out of me, a diehard wrestling fan who has come to terms with plot inconsistencies. I’m not saying WWE is perfect and I’m also not dismissing TNA as god-awful however there is such a disparity between their “universes” that the two are not truly comparable.

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By: limodriver http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61220 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 03:13:02 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61220 I think you’re vastly underrating The Miz. With Punk becoming a de facto face, and until Jericho comes back, he is now the most valuable heel in the entire company. He made people temporarily give a shit about Alex Riley, for crying out loud. Put him in a feud with anyone, and WWE fans will buy in.

And based on the reaction he got when he limped back to the ring at MITB, when they decide to pull the switch on his face turn, he’s going to be huge. All he has to do is slap Michael Cole in the face one time, and he’ll instantly be more over than Randy Orton is right now.

Sure he’s pretty limited in the ring, but as a face that’s not as big of a problem and he has shown from time to time a willingness to improve.

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By: flamingwombat http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61219 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 02:47:50 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61219 Half black, half Samoans are white!? Who’s got racial issues here?

“No one ever blames Jarrett, or Laurenitis, or Triple H, or whatever.” This is a joke?

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By: CB http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61218 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 02:40:29 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61218 Speaking of commenting, here are five (kind of) rapid-fire questions this week:

1. What the f*** happened to Randy Orton? I know he still gets huge pops, but I just am extremely bored with his character, which is something like URGH, ROAR, RKO these days.

2. So I see you like Kofi Kingston enough to praise him a little bit. Think he’ll ever get to the top?

3. Colt Cabana: Had a recent dark match at SmackDown! tapings. Can Colt be successful in WWE this time around and/or is this foreshadowing of a larger angle in the works for Punk?

4. Velvet Skye: I think she’s the one person in TNA working really hard every week to improve and I have bought into her storyline as the baby face character on a quest for her first title. M.C. and incognito actually disagree with me, which is funny cause I’m actually praising someone from impact. Your thoughts?

5. Rey Mysterio: Still useful or is he now a “compiler” living off past credentials?

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By: CB http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61217 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 02:37:41 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61217 D.L. Butcher: Really? REALLY?? Honestly, I think I do a good job putting one thought out there for everyone to start the week, rather than go all over the place and ramble forever.

That, and I’m just glad you read my columns!

Lastly, the reason I’ve been commenting on everyone’s work is because everyone’s work has been just awesome over the past few months. Really keeps me going after all these years.

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By: D.L. Butcher http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61208 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:38:40 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61208 first off I think CB contributes more here than anything he puts in his own columns.. lol just saying. My question this week is what if they actually did routine tournaments more to determine number one contenders on a regular basis would anyone out there care a little more about the product?

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By: sdmcc http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61204 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:53:06 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61204 to rephrase that question.. which WWE mid-carders would do well in TNA with a possible makeover.

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By: Cynical Bastard http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61196 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:46:30 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61196 “…they should get rid of Shaemus, Swagger, Del Rio, McIntyre, Mark Henry, Riley, any and all remaining members of NXT or Nexus or Corre or whatever the hell it’s called unless their names are Daniel Bryan, and last of all, The Miz.”

This piqued my curiosity. I agree that there’s a lot of ballast in the WWE right now, but I disagree with some of the names you chose. I’m curious for more detail on why you dislike:

1. Sheamus- The man is a good promo (if you can’t tolerate his accent, that’s another story) and solid in the ring. I’ve seen some footage of his pre-WWE days, and he’s actually capable of a lot more in the ring than he currently displays. I assume he was told to scale back and stick to being a big bruiser, which he does well. I do think they shouldn’t have hot-shotted him to the title, but that’s hardly up to him.

2. Swagger- The man usually puts on decent matches. He’s a lousy promo, but give him a manager (pair him with Vickie after she’s done with Dolph?) and he’d be fine.

3. Del Rio- I’m at a loss as to what it is you don’t like here. Charisma, great promos, and good matches.

4. Miz- I feel he’s earned everything he’s gotten from WWE. I hated him when he started, but he’s gone from being garbage in the ring to good, if unremarkable. He excels when given the mic. He also earns bonus points for not being Cena, but that’s just me.

5. Wade Barret- You seem to have a serious hate-on for this guy, please explain. He’s still green, but I think he does well and seems to continue to improve as time goes on.

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By: Jader http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61188 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:06:18 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61188 Do you deny that the Hardy’s had some great matches early in their WWE careers?

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By: foxxxy http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61148 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 15:57:00 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61148 Just a couple of thoughts. I am admittedly ignorant to much of the indy scene. That being said I know a lot of ppl on here talk a lot about Daniel Bryan being a main event guy/ should have lead Nexus/ etc. Comments. My question is how good is he on the mic though? From what I’ve seen he is a great in ring preformer and I’ve heard he was even better on the indy scene. However, he hasn’t been given a lot of mic time and what he has done hasn’t really stood out to me. As we all know to have mass appeal a wrestler has to be great on the mic. From a draw standpoint it’s probably even more important than in ring work. So my question is how good is he actually on the mic? Is WWE holding him back? Or are they protecting a weakness he has? My other question is anyone else concerned the punk/cena storyline maybe headed into wcw/ecw Vs. McMahons territory? It seemed going into Raw a lot of attention was Punk Vs. Cena. At the end of Raw HHH kind of pushed his way into that attention. Plus add Lauranitis to the mix and it seems to be diluting the product. I just don’t want the main focus to turn into HHH vs Laranitis for control of the company and punk to become an afterthought. Also does anyone see Punk taking over the role of Austin and HHH/Lauranitis to be the role of McMahon?

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By: ASgurl http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61146 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:50:55 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61146 Great work Blair!!! I loved your reasoning why you don’t watch right now, and you’re right on with how anyone would be nuts to watch a 2 hour show if less than 10 mins are good. I LOVED Hardys when they started but they are like parodys of themselves now. Question next week to come soon :)

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By: Cristo http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/08/03/interinactivity-august-4th-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-61143 Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:51:48 +0000 http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/?p=126060#comment-61143 Lanny Poffo was awesome & you know it Foxxxy!

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