Back this week, for the last week before repackaging is Ryan’s Favourite Photos. The new setup is still under wraps and I’m still thinking of ways to improve it therefore we have one RFP’s for the last time. The new setup won’t be so much different as to change completely, but it will change a good bit, I’ve a few ideas on what direction I want to take with it and hopefully you all will like it.
For the last week of RFP I’m going to take a lot at the worst gimmicks and get ups seen in TNA. Now I personally drift in and out of the TNA circle, but I’ve watched enough of it to know what was good and what was bad. So who could be considered on the list? Well all you need to see is below this!
Robbie E and Cookie
Based on popular TV show Jersey Shore, which personally I love, comes to a TNA screen near you Robbie E and Cookie. For those who don’t watch Jersey Shore or know Jersey Shore’s crew here’s the deal: Robbie E is based around Pauly D and Cookie is based around Snooki. The switches in your head should start to click as both names sound similar to that of their inspiration. Many wrestling fans that I’ve come across don’t like Jersey Shore or anything like it therefore when TNA tried to do the crossover it didn’t work all that well. From what I gather Cookie is no longer in the TNA ranks. Robbie E continues on in TNA although one has to question how long for.
I have absolutely nothing against bisexuals or homosexuals, I think fairs fair and what you dig you dig. However, whenever Orlando Jordan came into TNA he was given the role of being himself but perhaps a little too much. As we all know wrestling isn’t a particularly gay-welcoming environment. Orlando Jordan started his own talk show alongside his boyfriend and girlfriend, which stood out from the crowd and could have went somewhere better. However, his gimmick just started getting creepier and creepier, like the time he came down from the TNA rafters wrapped in security tape, or when he squirted sun cream all over his face. It didn’t last all that long because Jordan was soon released from TNA a year later.
Here’s an interesting little game for all the readers to do, go ask Goldust on his official twitter who Black Reign was. Yeah, when you do that, don’t expect to stick around for too long cos he’ll block you, you lemmule. Black Reign was Dustin Rhodes’ alter ego and would carry a rat around with him. At one point TNA even booked a storyline revolving around the rat! Black Reign was just like Goldust only he was black and silver instead of gold and silver.
The Curry Man
Believe it folks, you did in fact read that shit correctly. The… CURRY MAN. I didn’t see too much of Curry man as I drifted between watching TNA and not watching TNA. This was simply one of the worst things I had ever seen. Yes he was meant to be humorous and yes he did provide some good moments. Overall he was a good wrestler, but that was all down to the fact that it was really Christopher Daniels. Yep, the same Christoper Daniels as the Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. HE’s HOT, SPICY AND TASTE GREAT!!!!
Again, you aren’t losing your mind, in fact you’re perfectly sane but I understand why you’re doubting yourself. You’re thinking how in the hell can someone have a shark-like gimmick, well the answer to your problem is: they can and they have. The worst moment in Shark Boy’s career was when he started taking on a Stone Cold gimmick saying things such as “Give me a shell yeah!” or “What?” and believe it or not but the shark actually drank beer at one stage! Ohhh, not to mention AND THAT’S THE FISHIN’ LINE COS SHARK BOY SAID SO!
As you can see the gimmicks that have entered the fray at TNA have been some of the worst pieces of trash ever. From ripping off Jersey Shore to ripping off one of the biggest legends in professional wrestling ever whilst donning a Shark suit, TNA and some of their talent have never really found their feet as far as gimmicks go. Fear not though because fortunately with the good comes the bad and with the bad comes the good. TNA do have some great starts such as Kurt Angle, Matt Morgan, A.J Styles, Samoa Joe, Bully Ray, Bobby Roode, James Storm so on and so forth.
Well that was this week’s edition of RFP, as I said last week I will return with something a little new, but still keeping with the photo theme. Join me back here next week for something new and fresh and please join me below in the comment area where you can simply drop a line, or three. All you need is an email address (which will not be published) and you can even type in a name for which you wish to be known.
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I’ve just noticed several grammar or wording mistakes, so please excuse me! GIMMIE A SHELL YEAH.
That’s why there is an option to edit 😛
Looking forward to something new next week, as I’ve been saying RFP is a great idea, but fresh things would do no harm.
I just despise Robbie E, he sucks more than Chyna (Except not dicks, or…?). I kind of like Shark Boy, really not sure why, lol.
I probably should edit it, but I ain’t on the laptop right now so I’ll leave it to tomorrow maybe.
Yeah, no doubt. RFP, as much as I love it was getting dry. Starting next week I’ll be doing more writing, or at least more substance to the article. But I’m still going to incorporate photos into it.
Robbie E does suck, I’m sure the dudes a nice guy and all but his gimmick stinks like an STD. He’s like Zack Ryder; never going to reach his full potential with the gimmick he has.
Shark Boy annoys me, his gear is stupid and ripping Stone Cold off was just lame. Mockery is the biggest form of flattery but I think in wrestling it’s just shit & a little insulting.
As I said, it’s nothing to do with Ryting, (see what I did there? :P), it was the idea just getting stale. It just needed to be re-branded and some cool new ideas!
I would never judge a wrestler by it’s gimmick, Robbie E could be a really nice guy but his gimmick sucks ass.
I didn’t love Shark Boy but I found him fun, a bit like Santino but not in the same way.
Haha! Ryting, that’s actually quite good. Expect on twitter, “I am Ryting my next article” every week. 😛
Well next week it will definitely be re-branded & sort of has a cool idea? Well, I’m going to test the waters over the next few days, preview it on the WR dashboard to see how it looks. There’s definitely more substance in the “Ryting” of the articles which is good.
Me too, I would never ever judge a wrestler on their gimmick. I met Alberto Del Rio, who smelt rich & was super nice. David Otunga was SUPER cool as was Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler was impatient but otherwise pretty cool.
Sure take Gangrel from the new brood I think they were called, who knew that the vampire dude would go on to work with porn!
Won’t be doing captions for a while until I can sit longer. Sorry.
Shark Boy was fun.
Hey, not to worry, I’m sorry if you ever felt like I just expected you to write captions every week. Your health is #1 so don’t annoy your body over something small like this.
I guess it’s just personal opinion, for me he sucked. In terms of reaching potential, the Shark Boy gimmick has kept the guy back from reaching potential. Or so I feel.
I never felt I had to. I like doing those.
You don’t have to be a huge star to be well-liked. My guess is he just played a role. I just love the random nature of an actual shark-boy.
Glad I never made you feel like you had to, and I’d fun doing them!
You’re right, you don’t have to be a huge star to be liked, everyone has favourites and some of those favourites are the smaller stars. I guess you’re right about it being so random, maybe I should lighten up a bit haha! I’m getting grumpy 😛
I have a convert!
Well what can I say, maybe Shark Boy should go onto Ray’s list of unappreciated wrestlers, eh Ray?
GIVE ME A SHELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
I’ll try captions for the hell of it, lol, bare with me, though because I’m probably no good at it.
Robbie E – ”OMG! I got the girl and the title”
Orlando Jordan – ”Looking for my next rape victim”
Black Rain – ”Somebody just killed my wife and stole my house”
Curry Man – ”Aww yea girl! You gonna come here and suck on my curry”
Shark Boy – ”I am a shark, muhahahaha”
…..They are probably pretty shit, lol
Haha! That wasn’t bad for your first go Ray! I’m sure Capt. Smooth will be proud of you.
The Orlando Jordan caption was definitely on point! He’s stalking the crowd like a creep. LOL, good captions though dude!
haha, Thanks man 🙂
I must admit, it’s kind of fun. But I’m not as good as Capt. haha
In this business if Caption Smooth gives you the stamp of approval then you will know that you’ve made it! Haha, so cross your fingers that Capt says yes!
…..”I am a shark, muhahahaha”
if this was his catchphrase I’m sure he’d be WWE champ right now.
Those sucked, Ray!!! Kidding. Love Sharkboy’s evil laugh!
Talent wise I don’t mind Shark Boy and I didn’t mind Curry Man because it put daniels in a mask, hiding his age. Hahha! The gimmick could have been way better though.
Capt. Smooth’s caption return will draw bigger ratings than The Rock.
FINALLY, CAPT. SMOOTH HAS COME BA…Fuck! My leg! Make it stop! Make it stop!
Talent wise Curry Man was pretty good but as you said it was because of Curry Man really being Daniels. Maybe he wanted to lighten up and switch from the Fallen Angel thing, he probably had a lot of fun with the Curry Man schtick.
Haha! Legit, The Rock has nothing on Capt Smooth!
Well, besides success and fame.
PFFT! Who needs that though? Capt you’re SO over with the IWC. You don’t need notes on your wrist, you can dominate. #TeamCaptSmooth haha
Nah, the IWC is too contrarian. As soon as I get a push, they’ll turn on me. 🙂
Well if that ever happens I’d boycott the IWC and we could start a caption revolution. It could be like the Warriors movie. You could stand on your podium and declare war on non-captioned states. But this time you wouldn’t get shot by a member of the crowd. Damn I love that movie.
If I remember right I think Daniels did the Curry Man gimmick because he was “fired” or something from TNA at the time.
Somebody stretcher Capt. Smooth away….he just pulled a Sin Cara.
Yeah James, I think it was something like that. Even still, they could have just had a plain lucha libra wrestler and it would have been cooler. I mean, who thought of Curry Man? It’s sound like a gimmick someone pitched to management when they were in catering eating curry. LOL!
Haha! I love Sin Cara 😦
LOL at Sin Cara!!!
If all of these gimmicks were still around (Robbie E is believe it or not), you can bet TNA would put them all in a stable.
Interesting you say this because TNA actually DID put them in a stable. Well they had Curry Man, Shark Boy and Super Eric (Eric Young) in a stable called The Prince Justice Brotherhood which was a Justice leagu knock off.
Yeah I remember the PJB. It’s my job to remember stuff, remember? 🙂
Ahhh, yes, that’s like telling a wrestler how to wrassle! PJB sucked.
Hey, Curry Man was…hot, spicy, and tasted great.
Shark Boy was an interesting can of sardines too.
If we have Curry Man, how about a General Tso?
Well, when you put it like that J… they still sucked! Haha! 🙂
But I like what you done with the Shark Boy/Sardines thang!
Great idea for a post…but I’m most likely going to hang my head and say I like 3 of these gimmicks.
Robbie E and Cookie: Disliked these 2 at first, due to not liking Jersey Shore. Overtime, they grew on me though, and I found them to make me laugh. Robbie E’s not too bad a wrestler either (seen worse!).
Orlando Jordan: Nothing against the guy, or his sexuality, but this just didn’t work. They tried to be edgy, but for me, it just felt awkward whenever he appeared on TV. Especially a few segments where he’d just appear for no reason.
Black Reign: Good idea having a evil side to Dustin Rhodes, but the storylines just went crazy. No wonder he blocks lemmules on twitter over this, even he doesn’t want reminding of it!
Curry Man and Shark Boy: Both were enjoyable for me, especially when teamed together. Two stars I enjoyed watching, who I felt put on good matches. Plus, with Curry Man, it meant Daniels was still on TV!
I’ve heard good things about Robbie E. as well.
Thanks for the feedback!
I guess it’s done to personal opinion, I love the jersey shore but yet I don’t really like Zack Ryder. However, that being said I might like Robbie E, maybe I should cut the guy some slack ha.
Orlando Jordan was just wrong, there’s a way to do the whole sexuality thing and TNA learnt that their way was NOT the right way lol!
I agree with what you said about Black Reign. Would have been good if it was given the right sort of attention. I’d say a couple of stoners watching the Saw movies wrote his character scripts out haha
Yep, you’re right about Curry Man he was a good wrestler but we all know he was only good because it was Daniels lol. Both gimmicks felt too lazy or stupid to ever get over enough.
Well, Curry Man was a character that he played in Japan and maybe a higher-up liked it.
Robbie E believe it or not is someone I actually enjoy watching, he’s like a more hardcore not as goofy version of Ryder so I kind of like him.
Orlando Jordan was horrific TV which no one should ever have to endure anywhere. Whoever came up with that needs their head tested, the people who write Saw clearly have more sanity then that idiot.
I get what you’re saying about Robbie E, I never really thought about it from that angle.
Orlando Jordan… there are no words. Just a huge car crash on TV.
Orlando jordan was just creepy
Robbie E and Cookie are just extremely stupid
I liked Shark Boy until he started acting line Stone Cold
The oter 2 i never heard of
Shark Boy wasn’t ridiculously bad until he started doing the Stone Cold gig, that shit was just not cool!
Exactly he was good and TNA could have gone much better ways with him. But they didnt.
For Sure, hell he could have reeled in the money from merch if they gave him a good chance! See what I done there? Reeled? HAHA, sorry I just had to laugh at my own jokes.