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I'm of the opinion that he's always had a pretty shitty look, and it's just his talent in-ring that's kept him over.  He IS small, even by modern WWE standards.  He could definitely do with a decent makeover.

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I've always thought Pete Dunne was more suited to an MJF type cocky heel gimmick, than the current gurning, hard hitting babyface. The main part of his appeal was in the initial UK tourney when he was a sneaky prick and was laying people out from behind. Plus, he looks a right tosser with his hair tied up, trousers too short and a scarf on.  

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Yeah, he's a natural heel and, as far as I recall, never really had an "official" face turn, they just started tagging him with British Strong Style without much of an angle to set it up, or else had him start working against heels because the Full Sail crowd were cheering him. It was always a bit annoying hearing announcers talk up him, Tyler and Trent as lifelong friends, when their only real interaction before that had been Pete trying to break Tyler's fingers repeatedly to win the UK title.

The sooner he's back heel the better.

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One of the best matches of the year, that, and a really good Cruiserweight match with a real story and heat.  There's a massive amount of Eddie Guerrero in his act, and that can only be a good thing.  What a talent Garza is.

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11 minutes ago, Loki said:

There's a massive amount of Eddie Guerrero in his act, and that can only be a good thing.  What a talent Garza is.

Totally agree with this, I know they'll never attach it to anyone else, nor should they but 'Latino Heat' would suit him perfectly.

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20 minutes ago, rollthedice said:

Totally agree with this, I know they'll never attach it to anyone else, nor should they but 'Latino Heat' would suit him perfectly.

Agreed. Garza has enough about him that comparisons will naturally be made to Eddie in a positive way but he is absolutely capable of being that Latino superstar WWE has desperately craved for years. Rey is still there and doing better than ever but they have time with Garza. He oozes charisma and talent.
If he does not become a big star then there is something seriously wrong. 

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The best thing on this week’s show - by some margin - was that little vignette they did on Rhea Ripley. What a fucking star that woman is. She’s the only woman in the company right now who you could imagine one day being the main event of Wrestlemania. Having never watched the Mae Young Classic, I was blown away by how different she used to look, too. I’d never have guessed this was the same person!

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She has to beat Shayna for the title, right?

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1 hour ago, Supremo said:

The best thing on this week’s show - by some margin - was that little vignette they did on Rhea Ripley. What a fucking star that woman is. She’s the only woman in the company right now who you could imagine one day being the main event of Wrestlemania. Having never watched the Mae Young Classic, I was blown away by how different she used to look, too. I’d never have guessed this was the same person!

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She has to beat Shayna for the title, right?

You are aware the women main evented Mania this year yeah?

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14 minutes ago, Callum1993 said:

You are aware the women main evented Mania this year yeah?

I think he's referring to current star aura. Ronda's gone, Becky's star has fallen, and Charlotte is a pedigreed part of the furniture. Rhea has the most buzz, the most momentum, and is the strongest singular presence in all the women's roster right now.

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Really enjoyed the Cruiserweight title match apart from the finish. The crowd was totally ready for the 3 count coming off the Wing Clipper and would’ve popped huge for it. Instead, Rush kicks out, first person to do so, only to then submit to something 20 seconds later. They didn’t need to go those extra few seconds, it didn’t add anything to what was a really good match and could’ve potentially buggered up a finisher that has been protected up until now.

If the plan is to build to a rematch with Rush referencing that he’s the only guy to kick out of the Wing Clipper, then it might be OK, but if that’s it for them and Garza moves onto a new challenger, then they could’ve shot themselves in the foot.

Having said that, Angel Garza is really coming along, he’s a handsome dude who can go and could become that Latin star that they tried to make in Del Rio

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2 hours ago, Callum1993 said:

You are aware the women main evented Mania this year yeah?

Unfortunately, yes. I’d much sooner forget that shit, but now Ronda has gone and Becky has cooled off beyond belief it seemed impossible to imagine it ever happening again. Then Rhea moved to Full Sail full-time.

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