Thought of the Day: Ability Is In The Eye Of The Announcers/WWE Is Like A Video Game

It’s something WWE is horrible at anymore.

I’m watching a One Night Only show and the announcers are actually making it sound like the lower level guys have a chance against the bigger names. THis is something that gets on my nerves about WWE. If you have say Damien Sandow against John Cena, the announcers will spend half the match basically laughing at Sandow and saying he has almost no chance at winning. Today, ROH is great at making you believe anyone can beat anyone on any given night.

This is something Gorilla Monsoon was a master at doing right. No matter who was in the ring, he would make you believe that either guy could win. He’d play up the successes that the lower guy had been having lately and talk about how they have that one big move that would end a match against any opponent. Today’s wrestling sees so many finishers being made to look worthless that there’s no reason to believe they’re going to end a match.

Back in the day when I played No Mercy on a daily basis, (and I’m assuming it’s the same with these newfangled games) the strategy would be to get to Special Mode as soon as possible and hit your finisher three times in a row. It wouldn’t end the match, but it would soften your opponent up enough to give you a big advantage. The thing is, wrestling doesn’t work that way outside of a game. Just hitting the same finisher over and over again doesn’t make something look interesting. It should finish a match, and back in the day it would. Between that and the commentators treating big names like jobbers half the time, you can guess almost any match result anymore.

3 comments

  1. ted says:

    Back in the day when I played No Mercy on a daily basis, (and I’m assuming it’s the same with these newfangled games) ”

    This just makes me laugh you sound so old. Good day sir.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I gave up after the PS2. I like gaming but today’s is just WAY too in depth for my taste.

  2. M.R. says:

    All three of WWE’s announcers are atrocious. They’re literally that bad.