News Triple H on what he looks for in future talents

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Stopspot, Jan 11, 2014.

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  2. This is why they didn't sign the wolves IMO. They're bland as a protein shake with water.
     
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  3. That's what I think to. And I agree with Triple H. If you recruit ten guys who have charisma you can most likely teach 9 out of 10 to wrestle proper and the one who doesn't can be used as an interviewer or announcer. If you sign ten wrestlers there's no guarantee you can create 9 charismatic mofos.
     
  4. I just need someone to explain to me the guys without talent or charisma. Ryback, I'm looking at you.
     
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  5. Interesting. You can teach someone the basics of wrestling, so I assume that's what he meant. Natural charisma is great to have in your talent roster since it is Sports Entertainment. No complaints from me, I know Triple H knows what he is doing.
     
  6. Ryback's got a decent look which is handy at times as wrecking ball, there was a time when he was connecting with the crowd pretty well. Although he's the example to give when people say Reign's hype is based on his look to show it's more than that.
     
  7. people who doubt Reigns are just contrarians IMO. I don't feel the need to explain to them why he is the shit. If they can recognize it that is there bad.
     
  8. Well its not a surprise about what he looks for in wrestlers, it is a sports entertainment company after all.
     
  9. I wouldn't expect any other answer from Triple H. Any promoter in the wrestling business (at least one who wants to be successful) knows that qualities in a superstar like charisma, presence, look, mic skills, etc. obviously take precedence over wrassling skillz. The latter (as mentioned) can be easier taught to people than charisma and the IT Factor can.
     
  10. I'm picking up minor details here but the traits you've mentioned is mainly for the US scene you could and many have been successful in Japan and Mexico (especially this one) headed by guys with little to no charisma. Japan focus more on ability in the ring up until very recently with Tana's rise in the early to mid 2000s,with Mexico being more stories built around the talent such as Mistico who was more about his "upbringing" as the orphan picked up by the priest Fray Tormenta and his liquid like ability to flow between spots than anything else plus his heritage. Different cultures look for different things so you can't make such a sweeping statement on the industry as a whole.

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  11. Surprised I didn't see vanilla midget anywhere in his quote #disappointed
     
  12. Well, yes, I'm referring to the US scene, which happens to be the most popular and profitable place to work if you want get into the wrestling industry. It's more of a sport in places like Mexico and Japan but in the States it's more to do with the showmanship and live theatre aspect. The biggest stars in the industry (all of whom have global presence) are guys like Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, Andre and the like, guys who all became big for something other than how well they could perform in the ring (from a technical standpoint.)
     
  13. Honestly you're under rating the ability of these foreign guys to draw the US is the biggest but it seems your suggesting the gap is a lot bigger than it is.

    2004
    Kenta Kobashi
    Pro Wrestling Noah
    2005
    Kenta Kobashi
    Pro Wrestling Noah
    2006
    Místico
    Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
    2007
    John Cena
    World Wrestling Entertainment
    2008
    Brock Lesnar
    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    2009
    Brock Lesnar
    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    2010
    Brock Lesnar
    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    2011
    The Rock
    WWE
    2012
    The Rock
    WWE

    It's wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wrestling_Observer_Newsletter_awards#Best_Box_Office_Draw but the stats should be available elsewhere.
    These are the stats for the biggest draws over the past 6 years according to wrestling observer (ignore the UFC ones as that's neither here or there as Brock wasn't pro wrestling at the time if you want to count MMA Sakuraba and Sapp x 2 are further for Japan) That's a 3 on 3 split in wrestling and two of those for the US were from a guy who spent the majority of the time in movies than wrestling. The US was dominant during the AE but now it's pretty damn close.
     
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  14. damn you seabs with your vanilla midget tangents
     
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  16. Everyone knows Triple H is looking for this...... upload_2014-1-11_13-3-44.jpeg
     
  17. He's wise to look for talents like this. Considering he's in the US market and there are the people that make the most success, it's a no brainer.
     
  18. I never said guys from Japan and Mexico didn't draw big in their own home countries. I clarified my statements saying that I was referring to the US scene since I was talking about why Triple H would obviously say what he said, given that he's the soon-to-be-owner of an American-based wrestling company. Getting big in the States typically means you have a chance to achieve global notoriety. It's no coincidence either that the vast majority of the biggest draws in wrestling history are guys who got big in the US. WWE does good business in other countries whereas a lot of guys like Konnan, Sin Cara/Mistico, Tensai, Inoki, etc. draw big in one place but not so much elsewhere.

    Btw, this stuff from Meltzer can be fairly flawed. Is he basing it on actual money made from ticket sells (which could differentiate between countries and continents) or is it his usual criteria of whoever had the most gates of 10,000 people or more?
     
  19. "You pay to see superstars" - exactly, so why is HHH on TV all the time?
     
  20. he has a superstar schnoz