7/10/19 7:43 PM
8/19/03
Posts: 27696

I have never seen nor heard of this guy in my life until the other day I had Smackdown on in the background and this dude has a pre-taped promo that instantly grabs my attention.   

 

His choice of wording, physical mannerisms, timing.  It was all there.  Articulate, gritty, sincere.  He actually had me believing he could be a big thing in what I hope will be the next phase of WWE bringing back the TV-13 subject matter.   

 

I've never seen him in the ring,  never seen him physically.   Is he a big dude, or another Finn Balor-sized middle schooler type?  Just another flippy floppy indie turd, or is he actually credible and physical in-ring?

 

If he's doing this "I'm the light" angle and it actually turns out to be a dark heel persona, its fucking genius.

 

Or........is he gonna be in comedy matches with conga lines and muppets in a few weeks???

7/10/19 9:43 PM
1/22/05
Posts: 22340
He's smaller than Finn Balor. Probably like 5'8", 170lbs. But he's a hell of a talent inside the ring. Just a bit too small to be any sort of major player.
7/11/19 10:58 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 20690
Kofi better send him a Christmas card every year forever.
7/12/19 9:53 AM
8/14/12
Posts: 2520

He use to be a cop 

7/12/19 10:40 AM
9/24/18
Posts: 1572

He’s far better off at AEW 

7/12/19 11:27 AM
7/12/12
Posts: 2594

He comes to the ring in a flashing raver gas mask.

7/12/19 6:29 PM
2/25/12
Posts: 3887

He helps WWE get that middle east paper

7/13/19 4:48 AM
5/14/13
Posts: 4784

I really don't understand the hype.

 

He has no in ring physicality at all, and very little ability to carry a story.

 

He gets by on high spots and overselling individual moves. 

7/13/19 3:27 PM
3/12/14
Posts: 11898
The Pendulum -

I really don't understand the hype.

 

He has no in ring physicality at all, and very little ability to carry a story.

 

He gets by on high spots and overselling individual moves. 

In other words, he's a smarks dream wrestler 

7/13/19 5:42 PM
5/14/13
Posts: 4785
Conor McGazelle -
The Pendulum -

I really don't understand the hype.

 

He has no in ring physicality at all, and very little ability to carry a story.

 

He gets by on high spots and overselling individual moves. 

In other words, he's a smarks dream wrestler 

Eh. I'd argue that I'm a smark, but protecting kayfabe is more important than doing a big spot because that's the only way you can get a reaction. 

 

For a clear difference in story telling check 1.44 vs the 6.07 sequence, goes for about a minute. 

 

 

 

7/13/19 6:42 PM
10/25/14
Posts: 2464

I find him boring and generic like most of wwe atm

7/13/19 9:13 PM
8/19/03
Posts: 27701

Sucks.  Sounds like the in-ring version just isnt gonna get it done.

 

Too bad, because I think he was doing a good job on selling the character, but if he's the size of a midget, its just not going to go all the way.