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WHEN BROCK IS AT HIS BEST, BEING UNDER SIEGE, THOUGHTS ON RIC FLAIR AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2017-11-22 10:00:00

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I read your Q n’ A today (as I always do) and something that is really starting to annoy me about wrestling fans, is that they constantly want something to moan about something. Take for example, everyday I see questions about logic, why would this person do that or this. I agree some logic is needed but when did wrestling fans become so obsessed with it. I don’t remember too many questions about why would Kane and Undertaker suddenly become partners after after years of trying to murder (yes murder) each other or why was Triple H not on a life support system or the very least in a wheel chair after been dropped from crane by Steve Austin or perhaps why was Hulk Hogan not arrested for intentionally driving a truck into an ambulance with another man inside of it. Why can wrestling fans not just enjoy the show, cheer for good guys, boo the guys instead watching the show and thinking I can email Dave or Mike about this little detail later. 

I think the answer here lies in where your fandom falls.  To some people, they need the stories to make complete, total sense.  Some people can forgive some things as long as they are entertained.  Others can’t be entertained when things don’t make sense.  With that said, WWE does often push things that make no logical sense far too often, in my opinion, so I can see why it bothers some folks.  I can also forgive it when the overall story is improved.  When it isn’t, I complain as well.  I think what it comes down to is whether people find the overall story entertaining or not.

Didn't WWE blow the "Under Siege" angle with a weak followup? The initial attack was great, but we got no explanation & no retaliation, except Kane supposedly jumping Daniel Bryan. Why didn't RAW guys invade & attack Smackdown for revenge? Either en masse or small sneak attacks? It just seems like they had something new & interesting, then as usual, they blew it.

Well, they did finally get around to it last week but I agree, it should have happened sooner.  Unfortunately they didn’t record a retaliation the night it happened and then they went off on European tours, which made getting the talents on the other shows harder.

I've previously asked you guys questions regarding my unfavorable opinions of Brock Lesnar and now I've got another one. Recently, I've come to believe that his Suplex City gimmick has diluted his move set. I feel that if, in a particular match, at least half his offensive moves are suplexes, it's not as exciting as if he used a broader arsenal. Thoughts?

I am with you.  I like Brock more when he does a lot of different work beforehand to soften the other guy up for the suplexes.  When they start from the get go, it’s less exciting and the match isn’t as entertaining to me.  I like the more rounded Brock better myself.

There was a match recently where someone, I think Sami Zayn, took the cover off the announcing table and threw it down and it hit someone in the front row in the face, almost hitting the guy in the eye. I also remember when Brock Lesnar ripped off the car door and threw it and it hit a fan. Shouldn't wrestlers be more aware and careful, and has there ever been any serious injury to a fan, or anyone suing over this? Also does WWE compensate someone if they were injured or hurt?

Second question first, yes WWE takes care of medical expenses and pays the talents their downside when they are hurt.  Wrestlers, for the most part, do try to be careful but what they are doing is an inexact science at times and that can lead to injuries.  Yes, fans have been hurt in the past.  For example, I remember a fan known as “wannabe” suing ECW, Mick Foley and Terry Funk over fire going into the crowd and burning him (he didn’t win).  WWE has had issues as well.  They do their best to minimize them.

I finally watched the Ric Flair 30 for 30 and I found myself wanting more once it ended. I was fascinated and sad all at once. He sacrificed time with his family and damage to his body for the ultimate dream. Yet he lived the life so many would love to actually live, maybe not to the extent he did. For you, did you learn anything that you hadn't known prior to the doc? What was your final thought on the doc if you've gathered one yet. lastly, Any chance WWE jumps on this type of doc seeing the success of this one? Keep up the great work!

I did learn some things.  I thought it was particularly sobering when Triple H, one of his best friends, called Ric a liar.  Shawn Michaels said something similar.  It showed me that they know Flair and love him despite his faults.  As for Flair, I find his overall story a sad one.  He couldn’t be happy being himself, Richard Fliehr.  He needed to create an alter ego to love himself.  I find that very, very sad.  And what makes matters worse, I don’t really believe that doing that did allow him to really love himself.  The fact that he caused so much damage to his family in the process just makes it all worse.

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