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An Ode to Charlotte Flair! ("The Queen")
Charlotte Flair is the daughter of legendary wrestler, "The Nature Boy"...Ric Flair. Let's just say a unique taste in fashion and capes seems to run in their genetics as well as being athletically talented in the art of flipping people over!Flair has been signed to WWE since 2012 in a developmental contract before moving up the ranks to the dev phase of NXT where she was ushered in the summer of 2013 by beating Bayley in her first televised match. It must have been quite a unique experience to grow up with Ric as your father and spending your formative years in the WWE family. Charlotte may at times adorn herself with Peacock feathers but they should be more from the bird of prey family....imho! ;) I imagine that you would have had a bit of an advantage with learning moves and being surrounded by wrestling royalty. Charlotte has earned her titles and stripes though by years of working up the ranks to become tough enough to face off to the Herculean...Ronda Rousey. In fact, in last weeks WWE Survivor Series, "The Queen" again proved her dominance by attacking Rousey without ruffling too many feathers! Pushing fast forward to 2015/2016 Charlotte goes RAW and participated at the request of the other Queen, Stephanie MacMahon to participate in the DIVAS Revolution. Flair then became a transformative figure in April of 2016 as DIVAS morphed into the new WWE Women's Championship. I personally find that renaming more palatable and marketable with the popularity soaring. On April 3rd, 2016 at WrestleMania 32, she defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch to attain the status of the inaugural champ in her debut at WrestleMania. 2017, Charlotte just keeps leveling up to make her debut on SmackDown Live and on April 11th she became the first female WWE Wrestler EVER to be in a PPV, SmackDown and Raw. I could get into all her intricacies of who she's teamed up with and faced off against but that in itself would wind up being a rather long story in itself. Suffice it to say the Flair family has cemented themselves in the history of Wrestling! This past "Suvivor Series" saw "The Queen" lays into Ronda Rousey.... TAKE THAT RONDA! Nothing says some payback for Becky Lynch getting sucker punched by Nia Jax and not being able to compete against Rousey, like a steel chair to the head! I hope you are enjoying my "Odes" to Female Wrestling and stay tuned for more Smash Ups, Smack Down's and Ladies going at each other like two felines battling over the last bit of Catnip!
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An Ode to Charlotte Flair! ("The Queen")
Charlotte Flair is the daughter of legendary wrestler, "The Nature Boy"...Ric Flair. Let's just say a unique taste in fashion and capes seems to run in their genetics as well as being athletically talented in the art of flipping people over!Flair has been signed to WWE since 2012 in a developmental contract before moving up the ranks to the dev phase of NXT where she was ushered in the summer of 2013 by beating Bayley in her first televised match. It must have been quite a unique experience to grow up with Ric as your father and spending your formative years in the WWE family. Charlotte may at times adorn herself with Peacock feathers but they should be more from the bird of prey family....imho! ;) I imagine that you would have had a bit of an advantage with learning moves and being surrounded by wrestling royalty. Charlotte has earned her titles and stripes though by years of working up the ranks to become tough enough to face off to the Herculean...Ronda Rousey. In fact, in last weeks WWE Survivor Series, "The Queen" again proved her dominance by attacking Rousey without ruffling too many feathers! Pushing fast forward to 2015/2016 Charlotte goes RAW and participated at the request of the other Queen, Stephanie MacMahon to participate in the DIVAS Revolution. Flair then became a transformative figure in April of 2016 as DIVAS morphed into the new WWE Women's Championship. I personally find that renaming more palatable and marketable with the popularity soaring. On April 3rd, 2016 at WrestleMania 32, she defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch to attain the status of the inaugural champ in her debut at WrestleMania. 2017, Charlotte just keeps leveling up to make her debut on SmackDown Live and on April 11th she became the first female WWE Wrestler EVER to be in a PPV, SmackDown and Raw. I could get into all her intricacies of who she's teamed up with and faced off against but that in itself would wind up being a rather long story in itself. Suffice it to say the Flair family has cemented themselves in the history of Wrestling! This past "Suvivor Series" saw "The Queen" lays into Ronda Rousey.... TAKE THAT RONDA! Nothing says some payback for Becky Lynch getting sucker punched by Nia Jax and not being able to compete against Rousey, like a steel chair to the head! I hope you are enjoying my "Odes" to Female Wrestling and stay tuned for more Smash Ups, Smack Down's and Ladies going at each other like two felines battling over the last bit of Catnip!
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An Ode to Charlotte Flair! ("The Queen")
Charlotte Flair is the daughter of legendary wrestler, "The Nature Boy"...Ric Flair. Let's just say a unique taste in fashion and capes seems to run in their genetics as well as being athletically talented in the art of flipping people over!Flair has been signed to WWE since 2012 in a developmental contract before moving up the ranks to the dev phase of NXT where she was ushered in the summer of 2013 by beating Bayley in her first televised match. It must have been quite a unique experience to grow up with Ric as your father and spending your formative years in the WWE family. Charlotte may at times adorn herself with Peacock feathers but they should be more from the bird of prey family....imho! ;) I imagine that you would have had a bit of an advantage with learning moves and being surrounded by wrestling royalty. Charlotte has earned her titles and stripes though by years of working up the ranks to become tough enough to face off to the Herculean...Ronda Rousey. In fact, in last weeks WWE Survivor Series, "The Queen" again proved her dominance by attacking Rousey without ruffling too many feathers! Pushing fast forward to 2015/2016 Charlotte goes RAW and participated at the request of the other Queen, Stephanie MacMahon to participate in the DIVAS Revolution. Flair then became a transformative figure in April of 2016 as DIVAS morphed into the new WWE Women's Championship. I personally find that renaming more palatable and marketable with the popularity soaring. On April 3rd, 2016 at WrestleMania 32, she defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch to attain the status of the inaugural champ in her debut at WrestleMania. 2017, Charlotte just keeps leveling up to make her debut on SmackDown Live and on April 11th she became the first female WWE Wrestler EVER to be in a PPV, SmackDown and Raw. I could get into all her intricacies of who she's teamed up with and faced off against but that in itself would wind up being a rather long story in itself. Suffice it to say the Flair family has cemented themselves in the history of Wrestling! This past "Suvivor Series" saw "The Queen" lays into Ronda Rousey.... TAKE THAT RONDA! Nothing says some payback for Becky Lynch getting sucker punched by Nia Jax and not being able to compete against Rousey, like a steel chair to the head! I hope you are enjoying my "Odes" to Female Wrestling and stay tuned for more Smash Ups, Smack Down's and Ladies going at each other like two felines battling over the last bit of Catnip!
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Cruel Evolution
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Cruel Evolution
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Cruel Evolution
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An Ode to Alexa Bliss
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An Ode to Alexa Bliss
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An Ode to Alexa Bliss
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An Ode to Asuka
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An Ode to Asuka
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An Ode to Asuka
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A Few Thoughts on Daniel Bryan Turning Heel
I don't watch WWE's shows live a lot these days. I made an exception last night as, for whatever reason, I found myself having SmackDown on. It's actually been a theme during my wrestling fandom that whenever I just happen to put it on after an extended period of time of not really following it, something major happens. And such was the case this time, as well. Not only did a world title switch hands on a random episode of SmackDown, which in and of itself is rare enough, Daniel Bryan turned heel in the process as he took the belt from AJ Styles. I've seen a lot of different reactions to this online, and since I do want to post about wrestling more on Scorum, I decided to give my own thoughts since I finally feel like I have something to say. I like it! I was excited to see Bryan get medically cleared to wrestle earlier this year, but I must admit: his big return thus far has been rather lukewarm. Not bad, per se, but nothing amazing, either. We saw his big underdog story reach its apex in 2014, so going back to that well just seemed blah. I understand that people like Bryan the plucky underdog as the heroic babyface that everyone can relate to, but there's only so much you can do with a character like that until it becomes stale. And let's not pretend Bryan's pops have been what they were in 2013-2015. If you constantly push someone in the main event scene as the underdog, you'll eventually run into the problem of the underdog always winning, which makes him not the underdog anymore. That has been the case for guys like Cena, Roman, Rey, and others. So, all in all, I say it's the right call. There are a lot of different ways the story can be written from here. Bryan spent two years on the shelf, got desperate and obsessed about becoming the WWE Champion, which drove him off the deep end. Or maybe he just doesn't like AJ Styles personally. And heel Bryan, to me, has always been the best Bryan. I know it's a cliché to say that "X is better as a heel", but in Bryan's case, I feel that it's true. He's a great babyface, but as a heel, he really shines. Meltzer reported that it a heel turn was something Bryan himself had been pushing for, so one would think that he's highly motivated to make the heel run work. I don't watch much WWE anymore these days, but this certainly makes me want to check out Survivor Series, and the SmackDown following Survivor Series. A few things to note, however. The concussion-prone Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar seems rather risky. And the PPV after Surivor Series is the TLC one, and since one would assume AJ will get his rematch, the potential of a TLC type match between AJ and Bryan makes me fear for Bryan's health. But I guess the WWE doctors know better than me. If you follow WWE, let me know how you felt about the heel turn from out of nowhere.
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A Few Thoughts on Daniel Bryan Turning Heel
I don't watch WWE's shows live a lot these days. I made an exception last night as, for whatever reason, I found myself having SmackDown on. It's actually been a theme during my wrestling fandom that whenever I just happen to put it on after an extended period of time of not really following it, something major happens. And such was the case this time, as well. Not only did a world title switch hands on a random episode of SmackDown, which in and of itself is rare enough, Daniel Bryan turned heel in the process as he took the belt from AJ Styles. I've seen a lot of different reactions to this online, and since I do want to post about wrestling more on Scorum, I decided to give my own thoughts since I finally feel like I have something to say. I like it! I was excited to see Bryan get medically cleared to wrestle earlier this year, but I must admit: his big return thus far has been rather lukewarm. Not bad, per se, but nothing amazing, either. We saw his big underdog story reach its apex in 2014, so going back to that well just seemed blah. I understand that people like Bryan the plucky underdog as the heroic babyface that everyone can relate to, but there's only so much you can do with a character like that until it becomes stale. And let's not pretend Bryan's pops have been what they were in 2013-2015. If you constantly push someone in the main event scene as the underdog, you'll eventually run into the problem of the underdog always winning, which makes him not the underdog anymore. That has been the case for guys like Cena, Roman, Rey, and others. So, all in all, I say it's the right call. There are a lot of different ways the story can be written from here. Bryan spent two years on the shelf, got desperate and obsessed about becoming the WWE Champion, which drove him off the deep end. Or maybe he just doesn't like AJ Styles personally. And heel Bryan, to me, has always been the best Bryan. I know it's a cliché to say that "X is better as a heel", but in Bryan's case, I feel that it's true. He's a great babyface, but as a heel, he really shines. Meltzer reported that it a heel turn was something Bryan himself had been pushing for, so one would think that he's highly motivated to make the heel run work. I don't watch much WWE anymore these days, but this certainly makes me want to check out Survivor Series, and the SmackDown following Survivor Series. A few things to note, however. The concussion-prone Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar seems rather risky. And the PPV after Surivor Series is the TLC one, and since one would assume AJ will get his rematch, the potential of a TLC type match between AJ and Bryan makes me fear for Bryan's health. But I guess the WWE doctors know better than me. If you follow WWE, let me know how you felt about the heel turn from out of nowhere.
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schattenjaeger
A Few Thoughts on Daniel Bryan Turning Heel
I don't watch WWE's shows live a lot these days. I made an exception last night as, for whatever reason, I found myself having SmackDown on. It's actually been a theme during my wrestling fandom that whenever I just happen to put it on after an extended period of time of not really following it, something major happens. And such was the case this time, as well. Not only did a world title switch hands on a random episode of SmackDown, which in and of itself is rare enough, Daniel Bryan turned heel in the process as he took the belt from AJ Styles. I've seen a lot of different reactions to this online, and since I do want to post about wrestling more on Scorum, I decided to give my own thoughts since I finally feel like I have something to say. I like it! I was excited to see Bryan get medically cleared to wrestle earlier this year, but I must admit: his big return thus far has been rather lukewarm. Not bad, per se, but nothing amazing, either. We saw his big underdog story reach its apex in 2014, so going back to that well just seemed blah. I understand that people like Bryan the plucky underdog as the heroic babyface that everyone can relate to, but there's only so much you can do with a character like that until it becomes stale. And let's not pretend Bryan's pops have been what they were in 2013-2015. If you constantly push someone in the main event scene as the underdog, you'll eventually run into the problem of the underdog always winning, which makes him not the underdog anymore. That has been the case for guys like Cena, Roman, Rey, and others. So, all in all, I say it's the right call. There are a lot of different ways the story can be written from here. Bryan spent two years on the shelf, got desperate and obsessed about becoming the WWE Champion, which drove him off the deep end. Or maybe he just doesn't like AJ Styles personally. And heel Bryan, to me, has always been the best Bryan. I know it's a cliché to say that "X is better as a heel", but in Bryan's case, I feel that it's true. He's a great babyface, but as a heel, he really shines. Meltzer reported that it a heel turn was something Bryan himself had been pushing for, so one would think that he's highly motivated to make the heel run work. I don't watch much WWE anymore these days, but this certainly makes me want to check out Survivor Series, and the SmackDown following Survivor Series. A few things to note, however. The concussion-prone Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar seems rather risky. And the PPV after Surivor Series is the TLC one, and since one would assume AJ will get his rematch, the potential of a TLC type match between AJ and Bryan makes me fear for Bryan's health. But I guess the WWE doctors know better than me. If you follow WWE, let me know how you felt about the heel turn from out of nowhere.
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