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Fandango week was fun. It felt like it was nailed on that if he got played on the Chart Show, he was getting a WWE title match at Backlash. Just missed out at #44 and he was done.

Adam Rose had me a wee bit giddy before they changed his entrance music, and then I wasn't giddy anymore.

At the risk of trolling, you could arguably say 'NXT'. There was a point where it was ridiculously hot. I could easily be mixing it up with my own response, especially as I no longer watch, but the la

If I recall correctly, Eugene was pretty hot for a few weeks in the summer of 04, including an incredible segment on Raw with the Rock and Coachman.Ā  But he got pushed too heavily in such a short period of time and ended up in one of the main matches of Summerslam where he got booed out of the building against a heel HHH, and then it was pretty much curtains (or Sunday Night Heat) for him.

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46 minutes ago, Yakashi said:

Too Cool were megastars for a short periodĀ of time. I think it gets lost because of the focus on the the ladder boys, but TC were probably more popular than any of them for a brief spell.

I agree Too Cool were up there in popularity. After The Rock andĀ Mankind IĀ would say Too Cool with Rikishi were the fan favourites in early to mid 2000. Crowds went nuts for them! That team were definitly more popular than the 3 ladder match teams during that time

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Another one for Sandow when he was the stunt double. I went to a few shows at that time and the crowd absolutely loved him. He was perfect at it as well.

I always think of D-LO when threads like this come up. He was everyone's favourite in 1999 it seemed.

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Matt Morgan, no stay with me, was over like rover in TNA around 2011 for about 5 minutes. He looked the absolute business for a short while, had a great look and was cutting some good promosĀ before descending back to being shit again.

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17 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

@air_raidRemember how it took about 10 minutes for the crowd to stop singing Gable, and then Jordan, etc to the tune of No Limits by 2Unlimited at American Alpha when we saw NXT in Blackpool? That soon wore off. It's that main roster effect. What works for the NXT crowd doesn't for the filthy casuals watching the main shows.

At the risk of trolling, you could arguably say 'NXT'. There was a point where it was ridiculously hot. I could easily be mixing it up with my own response, especially as I no longer watch, but the lack of people leaving and keeping the main event scene fresh feels like it's turned quite a few people off.Ā 

Not saying it's not still producing very high quality, but it doesn't feel like it's regarded in the way it was either.

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5 minutes ago, Chris B said:

To be fair, I think Orange Cassidy will be a future addition to the list (as much as I love him).

I'm not so sure - I think they're being smart in how they use OC; he's moved away from doing the "lazy" gimmick for the entire match, and spends more of his time actually "wrestling" now than he used to. I think both AEW and Cassidy himself are smart enough to know that, with a regular TV audience, the extreme end of the gimmick has a shelf life, but that they can move away from that and into a more conventional babyface role in stages without sacrificing what got him over in the first place.

One of the great things about Cassidy is that, as anyone who saw him in his better moments as Fire Ant can attest to, the gimmick means he isn't showing even the tip of the iceberg of what he's capable of, so there's always going to be room for him to grow, or to still shock peopleĀ  by pulling off a move they've never seen from him or wouldn't expect.

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Post wrestlemania it genuinely seemed like the Tag team of Sheamus & Cesaro was gonna take off massively. Watched it back on TV and it just didn't come across on screen. Whether they used wizardry to drown down the noise who knows.Ā 

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