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    2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    The Monday Night Messiah Rollins gimmick has been excruciating. Bad, nonsensical promos with little payoff, the subtlety of a hammer to the head, and they were on every show and went on forever and ever. It felt like 2003 Triple H all over again.

    He's one of the worst talkers in WWE and his rambling promos have been the hardest thing to watch on weekly wwe TV all year.

    The Fiend also doesn't have the goodwill of the great debut this year so he's right in contention too.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    The Monday Night Messiah has been great if you ask me. Been a dramatic improvement for him since his face run crashed and burned. It also helped get AOP and Murphy something to do and the feud with KO was one of the best parts of Raw for me.

    I would say The Exalted One is running away with this at the moment, but AEW has a tendency of reading the room pretty well, so I think they can turn it around.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    There’s not an outright gimmick I would say was ‘bad’, I think one for me would be Liv Morgan doing an Emmalina on us all and coming back to the Lana love square and then promising to be radically different and essentially not changing gimmick at all - would that count as a bad gimmick?

    Maybe The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny as I felt they had a lot of potential but literally have been given no backstory or any actual explanation other than helping out MJF and dressing in their new attire.

    Nightmare Collective was also a huge clusterfuck too.



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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    I'm leaning towards the Mr Brodie Lee character. I think it hurts that I was excited because of the possibilities a free Brodie Lee could be and it turned out to be whatever this garbage is. It's only been a few weeks and the angle is so offputting already.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    I don't see a big problem with the Brodie stuff, the Vince digs are not that on-the-nose. If you didn't know what he was referencing you'd just think it was part of his cult leader gimmick. I didn't know anything about the sneezing thing until people started talking about it after that promo.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    I wasn't watching live on that week, so I knew what the sneezing promo was referencing. The second promo was worst imo but that's honestly not my biggest problem with it. The whole gimmick feels very uninspiring. When he came out the other week and attacked the Dark Order goons for losing, it felt so flat. I doubt I was ever going to be blown away from something that small, don't get me wrong, but it should make me intrested in the character. It didn't though. I look at Lance Archer who's squash matches feel big and exciting. Brodie Lee leaves me cold and underwhelmed.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Personally, I don't mind the Brodie Lee gimmick at all. But, I can understand why people would be expecting something else out of his big debut. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't expecting a full-on singles run, with a big debut like Archer's. But, I'd also be lying if I said that I would rather see Brodie in Archer's spot. So...I'm pretty happy overall with how things are going. If you are going to choose one of those guys to be the "force to be reckoned with" style monster...I'm happy to see it be Lance instead of Brodie. I think Brodie can continue to work with this gimmick and make it his own.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    For me the Mr. Brodie Lee gimmick doesn't make me want to see Brodie Lee wrestle any more than I used to, in fact it's sucked away a lot enthusiasm I had for him leaving WWE. The idea of Brodie Lee leaving a sports entertainment company and returning to environments that would just let him wrestle and show him off to be one of the best big men in wrestling sounded great. However we're not gonna get him on the indies and now he's in another company that has stuck him immediately in a goofy stable so now I can't take anything he does seriously. Vince pot-shot characters should be saved for people who aren't good enough to get over in the ring.

    While I don't think the Monday Night Messiah gimmick is all that good and doesn't produce memorable promos, it also led to a lot of fun matches on Raw for a couple of months and bigger opportunities for a number of guys, so I think there's enough merits to the gimmick and it's push to steer clear of a 'worst of the year' award.

    Looking Glass makes a good shout on Liv Morgan. I have no idea what her character is supposed to be and it's led to a bad feud with Lana, and then a botched rivalry with Ruby Riott.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Brodie Lee’s gimmick has turned me off of him completely and it sucks cuz he deserved so much better


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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Did Rollins' stable give that much opportunity to others? Are AOP more over than they were previously? Were they anything more than a big version of J&J security? Buddy Murphy got a forgettable tag title reign but never got to show much else and has had more impressive main roster runs.

    The matches were fine the first time, but by the time you got to your fifth combination of Rollins' stable against Owens, Joe, Viking Raiders, it stopped being fun and just became a repetitive chore like everything else they did.

    The Mr Brodie Lee character sucks but it hasn't gone on for four mind numbing repetitive months, nor has it taken up even a fraction of the TV time.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    AOP are undeniably more important because of all this. I would say Murphy too if not for his series against Aleister just prior to joining the stable being a resurgence for him.

    There's not anything I can tell you if you really didn't enjoy them. All I'm saying is The Monday Night Messiah is in no danger of getting a vote for me.
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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    I imgine Wrestlemania change the minds of Wyatt for this award on here I would think people would of voted for him. I wouldnt of but, that just me. I got to say for me its gonna be the whole Rowan gimmick which sucks cause I like Rowan and they built it up and it turned into a joke.


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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Shock View Post
    Did Rollins' stable give that much opportunity to others? Are AOP more over than they were previously? Were they anything more than a big version of J&J security? Buddy Murphy got a forgettable tag title reign but never got to show much else and has had more impressive main roster runs.
    They are more over than when they weren't on TV, yes.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by OMB View Post
    I imgine Wrestlemania change the minds of Wyatt for this award on here I would think people would of voted for him. I wouldnt of but, that just me. I got to say for me its gonna be the whole Rowan gimmick which sucks cause I like Rowan and they built it up and it turned into a joke.
    I had forgotten about Erik Rowan and the mechanical spider. Definitely a contender.



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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Emi Sakura, anyone?

    Cannot believe I'm saying this, but Brodie is a contender. I just don't get the Vince thing, it really does nothing for him.


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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

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    The Monday Night Messiah Rollins gimmick has been excruciating. Bad, nonsensical promos with little payoff, the subtlety of a hammer to the head, and they were on every show and went on forever and ever. It felt like 2003 Triple H all over again.

    He's one of the worst talkers in WWE and his rambling promos have been the hardest thing to watch on weekly wwe TV all year.

    The Fiend also doesn't have the goodwill of the great debut this year so he's right in contention too.

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    I'll back this. His character work is incredibly bad. He's so very hard to watch when he's not going in the ring (he is most definitely a talented in ring competitor) and he has some of the worst trash talk I've ever seen. Even the stuff he does that I somewhat enjoy (vs KO @Mania) gets diluted as soon as he opens his mouth. Don't think I can say that about anyone else I'm currently watching. If I was voting tomorrow it'd be the Monday Night Messiah or The Fiend.

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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    Whatever the fuck Shawn Spears is doing.

    Mr. Brodie Lee (kills me to say thought the debut was good)


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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    I thought the first couple weeks of Lee sucked the worst and he's gotten better since. Still not a very good gimmick, definitely gonna be in the conversation unless more shit comes along that just flat out sucks.
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    Re: 2020 Worst Gimmick of the Year Ongoing Discussion

    I have to say, Dexter Lumis doing the bollocks creeper Sam Shaw character again is right up there, he's one of the bigger turn offs of NXT TV to me for sure. This company has no subtlety that they literally called him Dexter, and that show ended 7 years ago!

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