Bad Wrestling Fan Takes 2020

King Kamala

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Damn it. Now I want AEW to bring in Bully Ray for a one off just so his dumb MAGA CHUD ass can get verbally owned by Eddie Kingston.
 

Big Beard Booty Daddy

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Wow. Unreal bad take. And I really like Ospreay as a worker.

I'm not saying he is, and I hate all the "Who's the modern (insert name)" talk, but it's not really an unreal take. People like to remember the peak WWE Eddy. The one that was dripping with charisma and is a true GOAT, but people forget how he started. He's not talking about Ospreay now as that Eddy. Taken at the same age, it's a lot more similar than people want to give credit for. Eddy wasn't always a top guy on the mic, but great in the ring, and had a very similar style to Will. Will can work a technical style with the best of them, and he has, and his high flying is great. He's not as charismatic as Eddy, but in ring, it's not far fetched.
 

King Kamala

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Even when he was a young worker starting out, Eddie had a natural likeability and laid back charisma....which is like the exact opposite of Ospreay's personality.
 

909

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Ospreay is a great worker who has minimal charisma and he's a piece of shit. If you want to force a WWE comparison you'd be better off comparing him to Benoit.
 

King Kamala

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Ospreay is a great worker who has minimal charisma and he's a piece of shit. If you want to force a WWE comparison you'd be better off comparing him to Benoit.
Eddie was appealing even when he was Will's age cause everything he did seemed so effortless. Ospreay is maybe the most try hard wrestlers out there. He makes Kenny Omega look like Kevin Nash at times.
 

Big Beard Booty Daddy

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Even when he was a young worker starting out, Eddie had a natural likeability and laid back charisma....which is like the exact opposite of Ospreay's personality.

Without a doubt. Eddy's charisma was always top notch. Ospreay is a blackhole of charisma. I like to think that if someone makes a comparison like this, it's on in ring work more than anything else. And yes, Will is a piece of shit.
 

Laz

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The saddest part of Ospreay's shit charisma is that he once had one of the best babyface runs of modern wrestling (the feud with Paul Robinson in Progress). He, not unlike Eddie Edwards, seemed to lose almost all of that likeability (as a worker) after touring Japan extensively.
 

King Kamala

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If I am going to compare Ospreay to any ‘90s WCW light heavyweight, I would say Rey Mysterio. Tremendously athletic, very believable underdog, very iffy (IE goofy sounding) when it comes to having to sell a match with words.

AFAIK though, Rey never gaslit anyone and isn’t a piece of garbage IRL tho.
 

cobainwasmurdered

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I do not think Ospreay is a great technical worker on the order of a Benoit. He's an absolutely phenomenal flyer. His selling varies a lot. WCW era Rey or Juvi (before losing the mask and revealing his charisma) are fair comparisons.
 

alkeiper

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I feel like consensus has shifted over from being considered ONE OF THE WORST WRESTLEMANIA MATCHES EVER by the early IWC to actually pretty good.
If it were the best match on a card it would be awful. As a change of pace on a card that already has an iconic classic (Warrior-Savage) it absolutely does its job.
 
The blindfold match is all about the crowd. The ring work is isn't too big a deal; people just wanted to see Martel eat a DDT and made sure they helped it happen. It showed how good Jake and Martel were. The way Jake uses the crowd and Martel's reactions are brilliant.
 
I do not think Ospreay is a great technical worker on the order of a Benoit. He's an absolutely phenomenal flyer. His selling varies a lot. WCW era Rey or Juvi (before losing the mask and revealing his charisma) are fair comparisons.

Rey at his peak in WCW was as good as Benoit workrate-wise and more than a phenomenal flyer. Havoc ‘97 stands up there with anything. Charisma is more than facial expressions and mic work, look at Liger.
 
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