Paid Members BomberPat Posted May 16, 2017 Paid Members Share Posted May 16, 2017 Steering this discussion out of the Youtube thread... 17 hours ago, Ambulance Chaser said: I have always thought Jeff Jarrett is the most insignificant man in Wrestling, you know when you look at someone and go "I just don't give a shit about you or what you do", a bit like Lee Dixon on the Football, bland uninspiring berk. I don't know what it is, a combo I suppose of his shit attire, non descript hair and mind numbing offence, added to his try hard promos and the guy is the utter shits. 17 hours ago, BomberPat said: Yep. Usually just about anyone who came through Memphis gets a free pass from me based on something they did down there, but he never amounted to a thing. Even the shoot promo posted earlier is the least convincing bit of "anger" at real issues I've ever seen. Is it worth creating a whole new thread on the biggest over and under-achievers in wrestling? Can we think of anyone who achieved so much based on so little as Jarrett? 15 hours ago, Ambulance Chaser said: Billy Gunn has got to be up there. Just nothing to him, bland fucker Who are wrestling's biggest over and under-achievers? Who had the sum of fuck all going for them but was consistently pushed above their station, or inexplicably remained in a job forever? And who should have amounted to ten times more than they ever did, but never got things going? Jarrett and Gunn are good shouts for over-achievers, and I'd make a case for Barry Windham as an under-achiever. Probably the biggest under-achiever for me, though, is Dan Severn. He talks about it a lot in his book, but Severn came into the WWF while holding the NWA World Title and as a UFC Champion. He was actively competing on independent shows, and in MMA fights while under WWF contract, and had as much legitimacy and credibility as anyone. That they never had a big marquee match between him and Ken Shamrock, never did anything with the NWA belt, or really capitalised on any of his feuds, and basically did fuck all with him, is a travesty to me. If he'd come along at a different time, when the roster wasn't so stacked - and Russo wasn't booking - who knows? More of a missed opportunity than an under-achiever, perhaps, though it always disappoints me that he never did anything significant in wrestling after leaving the WWF either. There's plenty that could have been done. I love that he's started popping up on indie shows again, though. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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