Paid Members Carbomb Posted February 8, 2021 Paid Members Share Posted February 8, 2021 Looking at the AEW Revolution thread, there was a mention that the Sting/Allin match was going to be a cinematic one, and it got me wondering: which gimmicks missed out from that particular development in wrestling, and, in fact, were there any other developments that certain gimmicks appeared too early for? The one that came to mind with the original point was Goldust in his first phase: would he, as the twisted Hollywood film director, have been perfectly suited for the format? He's already held in high regard for his work, and the Goldust character was his most successful, but what extra dimensions might the cinematic format have added? Perhaps an Enter The Dragon-style Hall of Mirrors fight, or a thriller set in a dark Hollywood props warehouse, or maybe even a brawl on a post-apocalypse dystopia film set? Obviously, the primary barrier was simply that wrestling fandom as a culture was probably just not ready for that yet, not to mention the production values might not have been there yet either. So, in this regard, was Goldust ahead of his time? Are there any other gimmicks whom a later development in wrestling might have benefited, or at least imbued with an extra dimension? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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