Y'know, I know that not everyone has the time to check out all the stuff I check out. I know people don't have the sort of obsession with this hobby that I do. That's fine. If you follow your one singular fed, be it PRIME or some community-independant start-up, that's fine. I don't expect everyone to be as big a nerd as I do. And if you chance across a Head to Head matchup on a site where you've got Angelo Deville vs. Dan Ryan, it's fine if you vote for Deville if you haven't even heard of Dan Ryan. Honestly, if you don't have the time to read Dan Ryan, then I won't begrudge you that.
But to read something like this...
"It's amazing how badly of a beating Ryan will be getting in this match due to the hefty opposition in votes... but then again, the guy has the same last name as a dumbass on the forum's first name... and that brings him down even further.
Would have better gone with Hitler as a last name...at least you could have an asshole gimmick and get away with it or something.
Anyway, this isn't about names and gimmicks. This is about written talent, and character fidelity. And even in those categories, Angelo Deville has the upper hand. Sorry, Mr. Boring Name (which, incidentally, my nick name is more exciting than) but you're getting yet another vote against you."
...makes me so annoyed. Jason Kain, a poster over at the new and improved EWN (and that's not sarcasm... I really like what Jeremy aka Korupt has done with the place and I think there will be a very positive turnaround in the future for it), was the offending commentator. Let's break this down.
"...but then again, the guy has the same last name as a dumbass on the forum's first name... and that brings him down even further."
Okay, so this dumbass shows his ignorance right off the bat, thinking that Ryan's name was only derived from someone on EWN. I'm not even sure that Brunk has ever been to EWN. If he has, then it's only in passing.
"Would have better gone with Hitler as a last name...at least you could have an asshole gimmick and get away with it or something."
Alright, now if he had read Dan Ryan, he'd have known that Ryan plays the asshole gimmick and plays it well. Excuse him for not having an outrageously pretentious name that has plentiful Xs or Qs in it. In case you haven't noticed, there have been some pretty plain sounding names that have gotten over huge in wrestling. Christopher Daniels, Kurt Angle, Bret Hart... you know it's not the name that gets you over, it's what the person with the name does to get over. Of course, if this dingus had actually read some Dan Ryan, he might be impressed with some of the stuff he's done over the years.
"Anyway, this isn't about names and gimmicks. This is about written talent, and character fidelity. And even in those categories, Angelo Deville has the upper hand. Sorry, Mr. Boring Name (which, incidentally, my nick name is more exciting than) but you're getting yet another vote against you."
Yeah, it is about written talent and character fidelity. It's fine if you think Deville is better in those two categories, but it's clear that Kain hasn't read a damn thing about Dan Ryan, illustrated by the "Mr. Boring Name" comment being the crux of his argument against The Ego Buster. Quite ironic that he'd use the writing arugment when his basis for debasing the Ryan character is just his name.
There's a saying. It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're an idiot than open it and remove all doubt. Kain has opened his mouth... well in this case, his e-mouth and removed all doubt to anyone that he's a flaming retard of the first degree. If you haven't read Dan Ryan, that's fine. Just cast your vote for Deville and be done with it. No one is going to fault you for it.
However, to try and commit character assassination like that on an e-wrestler that you have never even read (and at this point, I'm willing to bet if he even says he did read the character that it's a lie to save face), why even do that? To impress people that you may never even see face to face? That's just lame.
Point is, if you're going to slam a character because you don't like it, then that's understandable. But if you've never read the character, then keep your God-damned mouth shut. No one likes an ignorant fuck.
Even if it's just a faceless one on the Internet.
And just as a postscript, this isn't a slam on anyone who voted for Deville on that survey or to Jeff Ward. You know I <3 Deville. This is just a slam on a functional retard whom I'm surprised can even work a keyboard.