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King Mo in wrestling a bad idea?


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I think its a bad idea for two reasons

1) Perception wise there is no way you can convince me Angle, Joe, Williams etc can beat mo up, infact given his age and current condition there is no way you can convince me that Angle can out wrestle Mo in an amatuer wrestling match.

2) I dont see Bjorn Rebney of Bellator letting his biggest star do the job to a wrestler so mo would have to be on a Goldberg/Samoa Joe esque streak therefore where's the fun in that as we know he wont be beat.

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I think its a bad idea for two reasons

1) Perception wise there is no way you can convince me Angle, Joe, Williams etc can beat mo up, infact given his age and current condition there is no way you can convince me that Angle can out wrestle Mo in an amatuer wrestling match.

2) I dont see Bjorn Rebney of Bellator letting his biggest star do the job to a wrestler so mo would have to be on a Goldberg/Samoa Joe esque streak therefore where's the fun in that as we know he wont be beat.

 

1. The whole point of pro-wrestling is to push that illusion. Also, he's an MMA specialist, Kurt's an amateur wrestling specialist - depending on what match they're put in, it's perfectly plausible for a former Olympic gold medallist to beat a cross-trainer like Mo at amateur wrestling. Not their fault if you want to be stubborn about it.

 

2. I'm pretty sure this is a deal they've worked out beforehand, and that they've already taken jobbing into account. They wouldn't have signed it otherwise.

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I think it's a mistake, but not for the reason you mention, more for the fact that nobody knows who King Mo is. Clearly nobody in the crowd as the response to him is dead, and certainly nobody in any of the overseas territories. As far as the average Joe is concerned, there is no MMA outside of the UFC, and even then you'll only have heard of their top, top stars.

 

Add to that the problem that he can't wrestle, and you've got another useless celebrity lump that TNA gets saddled with for a few months, sucking up TV time and getting nobody anywhere.

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To be honest, though, until we know what TNA are doing with the guy, I don't think there's any point shitting on the guy on that basis. If they start having him go toe-to-toe with Joe and Angle, then yeah, by all means.

 

The point about him being a nobody and people only knowing UFC: bear in mind, this is sort of the point of the venture. Bellator want a higher profile, and one way to get it is by promoting to what should be a comparatively captive audience of wrestling fans, a lot of whom are likely to cross over. TNA probably want their own Shamrock, rather than a Lesnar.

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To be honest, though, until we know what TNA are doing with the guy, I don't think there's any point shitting on the guy on that basis. If they start having him go toe-to-toe with Joe and Angle, then yeah, by all means.

 

The point about him being a nobody and people only knowing UFC: bear in mind, this is sort of the point of the venture. Bellator want a higher profile, and one way to get it is by promoting to what should be a comparatively captive audience of wrestling fans, a lot of whom are likely to cross over. TNA probably want their own Shamrock, rather than a Lesnar.

It's actually Spike that want this most, not TNA. I'm also sure Spike want TNA to put King Mo in there with the top stars for the rub, so that rub then follows him to Bellator. Can't see Spike being happy if he ends up feuding with Gunner and the like, making their star attraction in Bellator look like a midcarder.

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TNA needs to keep Spike sweet, for sure. I guess having him as an "enforcer" is a good way of having him on the show without fucking up their stars.

 

Still sucks though.

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They had shamrock put the belt on him but made him lose it in a crappy way.

 

I remember, back when he looked like Hugh Jackman & Rico's love-child. But that was so long ago, I don't think anybody would see the parallel.

 

It's actually Spike that want this most, not TNA. I'm also sure Spike want TNA to put King Mo in there with the top stars for the rub, so that rub then follows him to Bellator. Can't see Spike being happy if he ends up feuding with Gunner and the like, making their star attraction in Bellator look like a midcarder.

 

Perhaps what they'll do is give him a steak through the lower and midcarders first, to gradually build him up to main. They've got a relatively deep enough roster for that. Plus, he's already been placed on a somewhat even footing with Roode and Storm, so their lower guys wouldn't lose anything.

 

Hell, if I were the booker and thought he might amount to anything, I'd have him squashing a couple of those Gut Check guys and some no-name jobbers first. Then gradually build him into a showdown with the Legit Division, i.e. Joe and Angle.

 

I'd even bring back Jarrett to reprise his Double J Double M A gimmick.

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