The Boss N Hug Connection ? No just no, change that name please

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I was watching WWE RAW last night when Bayley and Sasha Banks reunited (after a month of wanting to rip each other's heads off) and I heard this reunion being referred to as "The Boss N Hug Connection" which is obviously taken from "The Rock N Sock Connection" but when The Rock and Mankind did it in 1999, it was much better because they had been rivals for a while. Dating all of the way back to Survivor Series 1998 all of the way up to February of 1999 on RAW when Rock took the belt back from Mankind to set up the Stone Cold feud for WrestleMania 15 and it would be a while before they started teaming up together and even then The Rock was still a douchebag to Foley and that's what made the original one work. This "Boss N Hug Connection" crap happened way too fast and Sasha Banks and Bayley are not good actors at all. They're a disgrace compared to the original one, I'm sorry but they need to change that name.
 
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The reason the Rock and Sock Connection worked was because it rhymed.

This just sounds stupid. Why not let the women have their own name instead of a cheap and horrible parody of a different pair?
 

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It DOES matter because the original version of the team was much better than this cheap rendition. Not to mention it was done at a time when the wrestling business was hot. Now it's not.
They are only using a name. Not like it dirties the legacy of the team. Not like it changes anything
 

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Let's just forget about these two.. They're not over at all, they're not entertaining.. They absolutely suck at everything.. It's amazing they still have jobs... I have trouble believing that's their tag team name, but if it is.. so be it.
 
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damn I didn't know a parody name of a past tag team was a big deal
Yes it is a big deal and if you think it's not, you must not know how over The Rock and Mankind were and not the over as in being on TV over, I mean EVERYBODY was all over wrestling at that time. It was on the news, talk shows, magazines, people who didn't even watch wrestling at all or weren't die hard fans of it, my friends and family members watched both RAW IS WAR and Smackdown even WCW Nitro and WCW Thunder back then. Not just the tag team the WHOLE DAMN SHOW. Nowadays ? Who cares about Bayley and Sasha Banks other than just the WWE audience ? Outside of that, nobody gives a fuck about them. Unless your name is The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldberg, Hulk Hogan or John Cena.
 

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I have an idea, how about Bayley and Sasha?
It rolls off the tongue better, doesn't make you cringe, and took 0 seconds of thought.

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I mean if they really wanted to play both their angles, call them the Hug Thugs lolol

EDIT: That translates to violent huggers actually....
 

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I mean if they really wanted to play both their angles, call them the Hug Thugs lolol

EDIT: That translates to violent huggers actually....
It's wrestling! They're supposed to be violent!!

As soon as I read that though, I instantly pictured a backstage segment where Bayley's standing up and using her "mean girl" voice saying "Becky and Charlotte, you have no chance against me and Sasha over here, the Hug Thugs!" with a pseudo-intimidating dorky cute-because-she-can't-help-it smile and Sasha just rolling her eyes at the cringe and walking away
 

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It's wrestling! They're supposed to be violent!!

As soon as I read that though, I instantly pictured a backstage segment where Bayley's standing up and using her "mean girl" voice saying "Becky and Charlotte, you have no chance against me and Sasha over here, the Hug Thugs!" with a pseudo-intimidating dorky cute-because-she-can't-help-it smile and Sasha just rolling her eyes at the cringe and walking away
You can apply this to about any group name they give themselves, I bet WWE already has the segment planned. Gosh Bayley has gotten lame thanks to their booking. LOL!
 

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You can apply this to about any group name they give themselves, I bet WWE already has the segment planned. Gosh Bayley has gotten lame thanks to their booking. LOL!
But but Bayley was always lame! It used to be adorably lame, now it's just... lame-lame haha

Like I still remember the buildup to Bayley's match with Charlotte at Takeover: Fatal 4 way (when Bayley was so over that Charlotte got legit heel heat by winning a wrestling match) when Bayley looked over at her with angry eyes saying "and you... I wouldn't even want to give you a hug" and the crowd gasped and went oooooooh.

Same week as on Raw when one of the stupid Bellas yelled I WISH YOU DIED IN THE WOMB to no reaction
 
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But but Bayley was always lame! It used to be adorably lame, now it's just... lame-lame haha

Like I still remember the buildup to Bayley's match with Charlotte at Takeover: Fatal 4 way (when Bayley was so over that Charlotte got legit heel heat by winning a wrestling match) when Bayley looked over at her with angry eyes saying "and you... I wouldn't even want to give you a hug" and the crowd gasped and went oooooooh.

Same week as on Raw when one of the stupid Bellas yelled I WISH YOU DIED IN THE WOMB to no reaction
Oh lawd I forgot about that. Yeah, she was always lame but when she first came to the main roster it was a good lame as she appealed to little kids, especially little girls which worked well for her. Soon as they screwed up that image, she just became what seems to be an air headed woman-child who thinks boys have cooties and being BBF's with Sasha is as important as marriage.
 
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Oh lawd I forgot about that. Yeah, she was always lame but when she first came to the main roster it was a good lame as she appealed to little kids, especially little girls which worked well for her. Soon as they screwed up that image, she just became what seems to be an air headed woman-child who thinks boys have cooties and being BBF's with Sasha is as important as marriage.
Off-topic pesudo rant, I... don't think the NXT gimmicks are that far off from main roster's. Yeah they have character arcs like the MR doesn't where dudes just spin at the same spot forever, but... Like New Day, one of the last over acts they made, really got over because every week they added one more random thing to their act as soon as it got stale. They decided "ya know that New Day Rocks thing we do, yeah lets do it on a trombone now lol" or "we should come out with unicorn horns this week lol" and they just seemed like three dudes just not giving a damn and doing whatever random crap they felt like doing and it worked, then they put on good matches.

See it the same as Tyler Breeze on NXT, they kept adding little tweaks here and there to keep him fresh but...

Anyway, Bayley... It's sad to say but she kinda feels like Myspace at this point. It's not even that she isn't working now, it's that we look back and wonder how she ever did.
Her matches were damn well booked and she told wonderful stories on the brand that actually tells stories, and her gimmick of little girl superfan come to life worked like a charm.
Take the storytelling away and it's like... wow.
 

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Off-topic pesudo rant, I... don't think the NXT gimmicks are that far off from main roster's. Yeah they have character arcs like the MR doesn't where dudes just spin at the same spot forever, but... Like New Day, one of the last over acts they made, really got over because every week they added one more random thing to their act as soon as it got stale. They decided "ya know that New Day Rocks thing we do, yeah lets do it on a trombone now lol" or "we should come out with unicorn horns this week lol" and they just seemed like three dudes just not giving a damn and doing whatever random crap they felt like doing and it worked, then they put on good matches.

See it the same as Tyler Breeze on NXT, they kept adding little tweaks here and there to keep him fresh but...

Anyway, Bayley... It's sad to say but she kinda feels like Myspace at this point. It's not even that she isn't working now, it's that we look back and wonder how she ever did.
Her matches were damn well booked and she told wonderful stories on the brand that actually tells stories, and her gimmick of little girl superfan come to life worked like a charm.
Take the storytelling away and it's like... wow.
Yeah and this is why a lot of wrestlers fail when they come up from NXT. They lack the ability to adjust with the crowd. I am sure booking plays a role here but there is no reason they can't discuss creative ideas with the staff in the form of small changes to make a better impact.
 
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"The Boss N Hug Connection"
This sounds like the title of a leaked sex tape...
like One Night In Chyna...only way, WAY more
erotic...

*Thinks*


Did I already make the "50 Shades of Sasha" joke?

I think I did...

*Thinks some more*



Wait...what were talking about?

Oh yeah...stupid names & pointless feuds...

This ENTIRE main roster Sasha/Bayley
feud/lovers tiff has been completely pointless
because...and say it with me now...

THEY ALREADY DID IT IN NXT & IT
WAS AMAZING ON EVERY LEVEL!!!


Moving on...

Generally I think most of the "names" the WWE
comes up with for its teams/factions are really lame.

Remember "The Welcoming Committee"?

*Cringe*

As soon as I read that though, I instantly pictured a backstage segment where Bayley's standing up and using her "mean girl" voice saying "Becky and Charlotte, you have no chance against me and Sasha over here, the Hug Thugs!" with a pseudo-intimidating dorky cute-because-she-can't-help-it smile and Sasha just rolling her eyes at the cringe and walking away
*Double Cringe*

You know what I would like to see happen?

The WWE actually pushing the women who
can actually wrestle...and not just use them to
put over women who would make better actors
than wrestlers.

The entire women's division is a joke with Alexa
& Carmella as "Divas" Champions & it really does
appear that the WWE will only (properly) push
American born, white skinned blondes.

(Yes...I know this includes Charlotte...but the
main difference is she can actually wrestle &
sell...unlike Alexa & Carmella)

Asuka, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott & Becky Lynch
should be running this division...but they don't
fit the WWE's special "profile" for one reason or
another.

Yes...I'm accusing the WWE of being racist &
prejudice as far as their booking of the women's
division on the main roster...

Sue me!
 
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Yes it is a big deal and if you think it's not, you must not know how over The Rock and Mankind were and not the over as in being on TV over, I mean EVERYBODY was all over wrestling at that time. It was on the news, talk shows, magazines, people who didn't even watch wrestling at all or weren't die hard fans of it, my friends and family members watched both RAW IS WAR and Smackdown even WCW Nitro and WCW Thunder back then. Not just the tag team the WHOLE DAMN SHOW. Nowadays ? Who cares about Bayley and Sasha Banks other than just the WWE audience ? Outside of that, nobody gives a f*ck about them. Unless your name is The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldberg, Hulk Hogan or John Cena.
If no-one cares about Sasha and Bayley, then their name does not matter. The Rock N' Sock connection legacy and reputation has not even scratched from this. In fact it's gotten bigger. This team is a tribute to them and now more people are aware of the Rock N' Sock connection.
 

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If no-one cares about Sasha and Bayley, then their name does not matter. The Rock N' Sock connection legacy and reputation has not even scratched from this. In fact it's gotten bigger. This team is a tribute to them and now more people are aware of the Rock N' Sock connection.
What are you talking about ? A lot of people knew who The Rock N Sock Connection were YEARS before anybody knew who the fuck Bayley and Sasha Banks were. Stop underestimating the size of the WWE fanbase.
 

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