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    The Bella Twins



    -The Bella Twins are some of the more... polarizing figures... in modern wrestling. Initially just a set of twins doing a "Twin Switcheroo" gimmick (a fresh sister would run in and replace a tired one during matches, thus scoring an easy win over a worn-down opponent... they still do this, despite the fact that one twin dyes their hair, and one has HUGE BREAST IMPLANTS AND THE OTHER IS FLAT-CHESTED), they were pretty poor workers and eventually let go from the company. However, a Reality Show Total Divas was created, and the twins were brought back as major characters. Being among the more "Stereotypically Pretty" Divas in the company, they were the centrepiece of the program, despite being VERY untalented performers. The fact that, like most "reality" shows, the show was highly-scripted and full of B.S., didn't help matters. It nonetheless got some good ratings for the E! network, and my SISTER of all people enjoys the show, despite hating wrestling with the fiery passion of only someone who had to watch it endlessly, thanks to having an older brother who was a fan, and strong enough to keep the remote control . Curiously, she watches it because she thinks the Twins are "SO beautiful!", despite not being a lesbian... this also proves to me that people can be weird judges of what is attractive in their own gender, as she thinks most of the other Divas are "ugly" or "butch"- including people like A.J. Lee (do a Google search and see how "ugly" she is).

    -Despite the E! show having a COMPLETELY different audience than pro wrestling, the Bellas were given a huge push because of it, and became central to many company plotlines. This became ESPECIALLY big when they both started dating top stars- Brie eventually married Daniel Bryan at the peak of his fame, and Nikki is currently dating John Cena (whose reactions to her bizarre, overreacting insanity on the Reality Show is apparently quite funny, because he's got it down to a science and repeats the same phrase all the time to get her to settle down). Unfortunately... they are HORRIBLE. In-ring they're at-BEST barely-competent, and as ACTRESSES they're completely abysmal. Their horrible feud last year was one of the worst in company history.

    -And worst of all, their STORYLINES stink! Brie was so bad that she started bringing DANIEL BRYAN down, and the company actually had to turn one Heel just because the crowds weren't even treating them like GOOD GUYS- fans couldn't gain any sympathy for them, largely because they still act like Kardashians as characters (despite being BABYFACES), and because they suck at getting crowd reactions- most of the time you just hear them raspily shout-out various things like "COME ON, BRIE!!!" during matches. It's like amateur-hour with them. Not only THAT, but the stories frequently make ZERO SENSE. When the Twins feuded, they damn near DESTROYED each other ("I WISH YOU HAD DIED IN THE WOMB!" *punch*), yet all of a sudden at a random moment last year they JUST STARTED TEAMING UP AGAIN. As HEELS! And then they did a Face Turn WITH ZERO EXPLANATION EVER GIVEN. THIS COMPANY, SOMETIMES...

    BRIE BELLA (Breanna Danielson, nee' Garcia-Colace)- ICE WITCH
    Hgt:
    5'6" Wgt: I dunno (probably not a lot)
    Nicknames: None
    Role: Crossover TV Star, Unlikeable Hero
    Group Affiliations: The Bella Twins
    PL 8 (106)
    STRENGTH
    3 STAMINA 3 AGILITY 6
    FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 1

    Skills:
    Acrobatics 6 (+12)
    Athletics 10 (+13)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 3 (+13)
    Deception 7 (+8)
    Perception 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Daze (Deception), Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Initiative, Ranged Attack 4

    Powers:
    "Frost Shield" Protection 1 (Extras: Affects Others Only +0, Area- 30ft. Burst, Selective, Reaction +3) [6]
    Features 1: All Attacks do Ice Damage [1]
    "Ice Blast" Blast 4 (Feats: Accurate 2) (Diminished Range -1) (9) -- [10]
    AE: "Twin Magic" Strength-Damage +4 (Extras: Multiattack 7) (Inaccurate -2) (9)

    "Super Moves- Hurricanrana" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) [1]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +13 (+3 Damage, DC 18)
    Ice Blast +10 (+4 Ranged Damage, DC 19)
    Special Moves +11 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
    Twin Magic +9 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
    Initiative +10

    Defenses:
    Dodge +12 (DC 22), Parry +13 (DC 23), Toughness +3, Fortitude +5, Will +5

    Complications:
    Relationship (Daniel Bryan)- Brie is married to Daniel Bryan.
    Relationship (Nikki Bella)- The twins are extremely close. Except for that time one wished the other had died in the womb.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 50 / Skills: 28--14 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 18 / Defenses: 14 (106)

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    BRIE BELLA (Breanna Danielson, nee' Garcia-Colace)- LUNAR GUARDIAN
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    5'6" Wgt: I dunno (probably not a lot)
    Nicknames: None
    Role: Crossover TV Star, Unlikeable Hero
    Group Affiliations: The Bella Twins
    PL 9 (108), PL 10 (108) Boosted, PL 12 (108) Boosted at Night
    STRENGTH
    4 STAMINA 4 AGILITY 6
    FIGHTING 11 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 1

    Skills:
    Acrobatics 6 (+12)
    Athletics 10 (+13)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 3 (+14)
    Deception 7 (+8)
    Perception 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Daze (Deception), Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Initiative, Ranged Attack 4

    Powers:
    "Seductive Dance" Enhanced Defenses 2 (Flaws: Fades, Action to Activate) [1]
    "Super Moves- Hurricanrana" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) [1]
    "Twin Magic" Strength-Damage +4 (Extras: Multiattack 8) (Inaccurate -2) [10]

    "Moon Shield" Protection 4 (Flaws: Limited to 6pm-6am) [2]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +14 (+4 Damage, DC 19)
    Special Moves +12 (+6 Damage, DC 21)
    Twin Magic +10 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
    Initiative +10

    Defenses:
    Dodge +12 (+14 Dance, DC 22-24), Parry +14 (+16 Dance, DC 24-26), Toughness +4 (+8 At Night), Fortitude +6, Will +5

    Complications:
    Relationship (Daniel Bryan)- Brie is married to Daniel Bryan.
    Relationship (Nikki Bella)- The twins are extremely close. Except for that time one wished the other had died in the womb.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 56 / Skills: 28--14 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 14 / Defenses: 14 (108)

    -In Bronze, Brie Bella (the one without implants, sometimes gaining the title "Boobless Bella") is a PL 7 Blaster & PL 8 Accurate Fighter (compared to most characters, who are powerhouses). Brie's Silver Version does a Dance that temporarily enhances her Defenses (it temporarily dizzies the enemy so they can't just hit her- I choose to make this an Action Flaw rather than stat all THAT bother out). She actually suffers HALF-DAMAGE if you play at nighttime, screwing her PL up entirely at those times (without Dancing, she's PL 11; with the Dance, she's PL 12). Still only PL 9 on offense, however.

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    NIKKI BELLA (Nicole Garcia-Colace)- PYROMANCER
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    5'6" Wgt: I dunno (probably not a lot)
    Nicknames: None
    Role: Crossover TV Star, Unlikeable Hero
    Group Affiliations: The Bella Twins
    PL 8 (106), PL 9 (106) Boosted
    STRENGTH
    3 STAMINA 3 AGILITY 6
    FIGHTING 10 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 1

    Skills:
    Acrobatics 6 (+12)
    Athletics 10 (+13)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 3 (+13)
    Deception 7 (+8)
    Perception 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Daze (Deception), Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Initiative, Ranged Attack 4

    Powers:
    "Pyromancer" Strength-Damage +1 (Extras: Affects Others Only +0, Area- 30ft. Burst, Selective, Reaction +3) [6]
    Features 1: All Attacks do Fire Damage [1]
    "Enticing Dance" Strength-Damage +2 (Extras: Fades) (Flaws: Action to Activate) [1]
    "Twin Magic" Strength-Damage +4 (Extras: Multiattack 7) (Inaccurate -2) [9]

    "Super Moves- Spinning Jawbreaker" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) [1]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +13 (+3 Damage, DC 18)
    Special Moves +11 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
    Twin Magic +9 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
    Enticing Dance Boosts:
    Unarmed +13 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
    Special Moves +11 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
    Twin Magic +9 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
    Initiative +10

    Defenses:
    Dodge +12 (DC 22), Parry +13 (DC 23), Toughness +3, Fortitude +5, Will +5

    Complications:
    Relationship (John Cena)- Nikki hooked up with John Cena after his divorce.
    Relationship (Brie Bella)- The twins are extremely close. Except for that time one wished the other had died in the womb.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 50 / Skills: 28--14 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 18 / Defenses: 14 (106)

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    NIKKI BELLA (Nicole Garcia-Colace)- SOLAR GUARDIAN
    Hgt:
    5'6" Wgt: I dunno (probably not a lot)
    Nicknames: None
    Role: Crossover TV Star, Unlikeable Hero
    Group Affiliations: The Bella Twins
    PL 9 (111)
    STRENGTH
    4 STAMINA 4 AGILITY 6
    FIGHTING 11 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 2 PRESENCE 1

    Skills:
    Acrobatics 6 (+12)
    Athletics 10 (+13)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 3 (+14)
    Deception 7 (+8)
    Perception 2 (+4)

    Advantages:
    Daze (Deception), Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Initiative, Ranged Attack 4
    Powers:
    "Super Moves- Spinning Jawbreaker & Dropkick" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) [1]
    "Twin Magic" Strength-Damage +4 (Extras: Multiattack 8) (Inaccurate -2) [10]

    "Sun Aura" Fire Aura 2 (Flaws: Limited to 6am-6pm) [6]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +14 (+4 Damage, DC 19)
    Sun Aura +14 (+2 Damage, DC 17)
    Special Moves +12 (+6 Damage, DC 21)
    Twin Magic +10 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
    Initiative +10

    Defenses:
    Dodge +12 (DC 22), Parry +14 (DC 24), Toughness +4, Fortitude +6, Will +5

    Complications:
    Relationship (John Cena)- Nikki hooked up with John Cena after his divorce.
    Relationship (Brie Bella)- The twins are extremely close. Except for that time one wished the other had died in the womb.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 56 / Skills: 28--14 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 17 / Defenses: 14 (111)

    -Nikki fights pretty much like Brie, but with a few modifications. At Bronze, she enhances her own PL temporarily, and boosts that of her allies by 0.5. At Silver, she does Aura Damage, which is pretty lethal in a game where 96% of all attacks are Unarmed Melee Strikes.
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    Triple-H



    TRIPLE-H (Paul Levesque)- THE AUTHORITY
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    6'4" Wgt: 255 lbs.
    Nicknames: Hunter Hearst-Helmsley, The Greenwich Snob, The Game, The King of Kings
    Role: Mega-Villain, Corporate Goon, Master Manipulator
    Group Affiliations: D-Generation-X, Evolution
    PL 9 (137), PL 10 (137) Boosted
    STRENGTH
    5 STAMINA 6 AGILITY 4
    FIGHTING 11 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 3 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Acrobatics 1 (+5)
    Athletics 4 (+7)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+13)
    Deception 3 (+6)
    Expertise (Promos) 6 (+9)
    Expertise (Business) 6 (+9)
    Insight 1 (+4)
    Perception 1 (+4)
    Persuasion 2 (+5)

    Advantages:
    Benefit (Wealth) 2, Daze (Deception), Defensive Attack, Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Defense, Improved Hold, Ranged Attack 2

    Powers:
    "Best For Business" Strength-Damage +2 (Extras: Affects Others, Area- 30ft. Burst, Selective, Reaction +3) (Flaws: Limited to When Gold Characters Are on Team -2) [14]

    "Sledgehammer Pedigree" Strength-Damage +4 (Feats: Variable Descriptor- Unarmed & Sledgehammer) (Extras: Multiattack 9) (Inaccurate -2) (12) -- [13]
    AE: "Super Moves- Knee Smash & Neckbreaker" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) (1)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +13 (+5 Damage, DC 20)
    Special Moves +11 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
    Pedigree +9 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
    Boosted:
    Unarmed +13 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
    Special Moves +11 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
    Pedigree +9 (+11 Damage, DC 26)
    Initiative +4

    Defenses:
    Dodge +10 (DC 20), Parry +12 (DC 22), Toughness +6, Fortitude +7, Will +8

    Complications:
    Motivation (Himself)- Triple-H is pretty egomaniacal.
    Responsibility (What's Best For Business)- Triple-H is devoted to improving the financial standing of WWE- he will hold back any talent he thinks won't do what they're told. He doesn't like rebels.
    Enemy (Henry O. Godwinn, Goldust, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Mick Foley, The Undertaker)- Though this early in his career, his only real foes had been Godwinn & Goldust.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 74 / Skills: 26--13 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 27 / Defenses: 13 (137)

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    TRIPLE-H (Paul Levesque)- THE KING OF KINGS
    Hgt:
    6'4" Wgt: 255 lbs.
    Nicknames: Hunter Hearst-Helmsley, The Greenwich Snob, The Game, The King of Kings
    Role: Mega-Villain, Corporate Goon, Master Manipulator
    Group Affiliations: D-Generation-X, Evolution
    PL 10 (140)
    STRENGTH
    6 STAMINA 7 AGILITY 4
    FIGHTING 12 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 3 AWARENESS 3 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Acrobatics 1 (+5)
    Athletics 4 (+7)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+14)
    Deception 3 (+6)
    Expertise (Promos) 6 (+9)
    Expertise (Business) 6 (+9)
    Insight 1 (+4)
    Perception 1 (+4)
    Persuasion 2 (+5)

    Advantages:
    Benefit (Wealth) 2, Daze (Deception), Defensive Attack, Fast Grab, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Defense, Improved Hold, Ranged Attack 2

    Powers:
    "Cerebral Assassin" Affliction 10 (Will; Impaired/Disabled/Transformed to Powerless) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst, Selective) (Flaws: Limited to After KOing An Opponent -2) [10]

    "Sledgehammer Pedigree" Strength-Damage +4 (Feats: Variable Descriptor- Unarmed & Sledgehammer) (Extras: Multiattack 10) (Inaccurate -2) (13) -- [14]
    AE: "Super Moves- Knee Smash & Neckbreaker" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) (1)

    Offense:
    Unarmed +14 (+6 Damage, DC 21)
    Special Moves +12 (+8 Damage, DC 23)
    Pedigree +10 (+10 Damage, DC 25)
    Initiative +4

    Defenses:
    Dodge +10 (DC 20), Parry +13 (DC 23), Toughness +7, Fortitude +7, Will +8

    Complications:
    Motivation (Himself)- Triple-H is pretty egomaniacal.
    Responsibility (What's Best For Business)- Triple-H is devoted to improving the financial standing of WWE- he will hold back any talent he thinks won't do what they're told. He doesn't like rebels.
    Enemy (Henry O. Godwinn, Goldust, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Mick Foley, The Undertaker)- Though this early in his career, his only real foes had been Godwinn & Goldust.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 80 / Skills: 26--13 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 24 / Defenses: 13 (140)

    -Triple-H's Silver version is a standard guy most of the way, but can boost his team if one or more of them are Gold-level characters. The Gold version will lower everyone's Adrenaline, effectively preventing them from doing Special Moves, if he KO's an opponent.

    -Hunter (in his original gimmick) was a pretty low-end guy to put in the "In Your House" game, but given how much Vince loved him, it's probably no surprise. The HHH push started REALLY early.

    -Ol' Trips is gonna go down as one of the most notorious wrestlers in history, and it's always gonna overshadow his own accomplishments in the ring. It's his own fault, really- he's easily, without a doubt, the most protected wrestler in the history of the business. He started out the same way hundreds of other guys do- screwing around WCW's midcard doing random nonsense (a team with Steve Regal- earning him HHH's undying loyalty), before heading to the WWF and getting a pretty good "Snob" gimmick. I actually liked Hunter a lot in this era- I thought his Knee-Based Offense was spiffy (seriously, almost all of his moves involved his knee in some way), and he had a unique look, being tall and athletic instead of just ripped, and he was the zen master of hair-care. I mean, you gotta respect a man who washes it THAT well.

    -His run was pretty good there, and he was well-protected for a good bit- he even won feuds where he got embarassed, like against Henry O. Godwinn. He got an early Longevity Push in a Royal Rumble. But then he screwed up doing that "Kliq Going Away Party" (the five Kliq members Broke Kayfabe and had a going-away celebration in the middle of the ring on a House Show) and got punished for it, and so he started jobbing- he lost to Jake Roberts in the King of the Ring, and got squashed BAD by The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania. But eventually Vince forgave him, and he got his push back- a never-ending IC-level push as a DeGenerate, and it was pretty obvious they were gonna give him a big run SOME day.

    -He was pretty entertaining in this role, and revealed his mic skills. His workrate boosted a lot, too- no longer was he reduced to Using the Knee. By the time his inevitable Main Run came (after Shawn left the WWF, and he was left ruling DX as a Face/Heel Stable), some fans hated him, but I dug it. The cracks started forming for those who knew what to look for, though- Austin didn't want to job to him, and so Mick Foley was used as a Transitional Champ. Trips' first run as Champ sucked ass, and so they gave him a MEGA-PUSH with the whole "Stealing Stephanie McMahon" gimmick (drugging & raping her on her way to the altar with Test, another wrestler, but then it turned out SHE LIKED IT and thus became his wife for realz), but by that point, his awesomeness was proven, and almost all the fans were into him. He's all-around one of the best-ever in this time period.

    -The McMahon/Helmsley Era was a GREAT time for the booking, though, and proved he deserved how far he'd gotten. His push was basically NEVER-ENDING, though, and he frequently had guys job to him, while doing almost none in return (around this time, he started dating & married Stephanie in Real Life, not just on TV- Wrestling is WEIRD). True of many Main Eventers, sure, but this guy almost NEVER laid down clean. It didn't hurt that Austin & Rock both disliked him as a political player who wasn't worthy of being equal to them, and even Mick Foley started picking up on things to dislike about the guy. When Austin, Foley & Rock were all on lesser duties, there was HHH, still ruling the company as an unconquered God. It was made worse because his 20-minute promos were notoriously awful (he'd just say things as slowly as possible, trying REALLY hard to sound bad-ass).

    -But ultimately, his politics had a price- pretty much every single person "in the know" will put an asterisk next to his career for all time, establishing that he was one of those guys who got where he was in part due to politics & nepotism. Honestly, I don't have THAT much of a problem with playing "the game"- every workplace in the world has that, and there's not a single Main Eventer in wrestling who wasn't at least a bit protective of his spot- but what he did with his power was unacceptable for a long time. It says something when tons of major star have made side-comments and thinly-veiled criticisms of him, while others are more direct.

    -And let's face facts- Rock was willing to lay down for almost ANYBODY, to the point where fans almost wish he'd been stingier about it. Mick Foley made a career out of MAKING other guys. Jericho & Edge spent years jobbing, even as "top" guys. Why couldn't HHH do the same?

    Here's a nifty bunch of examples somebody made up of how Trips used power to his advantage over the years: (grains of salt may be needed to believe ALL of it)

    2002: Had the RAW World title created for himself because he felt he was above the I-C title. Changed the finish of his match with RVD at Unforgiven so he went over cleanly. Changed the finish of the match with Kane to unify the IC and World titles so that he went over. Killed Bubba Dudley's singles push because he didn't want to work with him. (Jab's Note: this one is always one of the more bizarre ones- there was NO REASON to squash an over Midcarder).

    2003: Changed the finish of the match with Booker T so that he went over because he wanted to save the big win for Goldberg. Killed Booker T's push and had Kevin Nash pushed into the World title program for three months instead. Changed the date of the match with Goldberg from mid-summer to Summerslam so it would be built up more. Changed the finish of Summerslam from Goldberg going over to Goldberg losing so that it could be built up even more.

    2004: Squashed Eugene like a bug once it was turning into a hot act. I mean, would anyone else in wrestling get threatened by the RETARDED BABYFACE and then book himself to beat him to within an inch of his life? That's our HHH. (Jab's note: This was less HHH being threatened, but more him attaching himself to a hot new gimmick to help himself, and it ended up destroying another guy's character) Booked himself to end Randy Orton's first World title run after only a month so that Taboo Tuesday would have a heel champion defending against three potential babyface challengers.

    My own thoughts:
    All of these revelations are what really annoys me about the Triple-H Apologists (who are very numerous on the 'net)- they ignore tons and TONS of evidence and just go "buh! He's entertaining and his losses mean more when there's less of them!" as if there's some kind of excuse for making him look like the only smart guy in all of wrestling, and making dozens of really over guys look like chumps. At one point, Trips was one of the best workers in North America and deserved his push, but when he returned from injury looking bloasted as HELL and wrestling like The Blob, it was way too much- his work was garbage, and he was STILL portrayed as a God.
    HHH has ruined more stuff in wrestling than nearly any other person, and he's been pushed non-stop as a God for years. He willingly held down RVD, Booker & Kane (a couple I can understand, but all three? And one in a racist angle at WrestleMania?) and only jobbed when it became clear there was a New Generation of WWE-built faces that would then be beholden to him. The dude squashed Bubba Ray for absolutely no reason (reminds me of when Nash squashed the very-over Wrath in WCW for no reason). Probably the absolute nadir of Trips as a wrestler and a person was beating Booker T at WrestleMania- nothing can ever make that look okay.

    You can put an equal amount of blame on Vince, for being so in love with his son-in-law. But still, for all you Triple-H Apologists out there: DIE DIE DIE DIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!.

    Full credit, however, must go to the guy for doing all those Mania jobs in recent years- despite pushing himself as a God for eons, he certainly laid down for Cena, Batista & others when it was REALLY necessary. Part of me wonders why he squashed all the guys from prior eras, but only put over the new Rookie Generation.
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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Curiously, the divas get better storylines and some pretty great matches on WWE-NXT, but that tends to fizzle as soon as they bring a girl to WWE "proper". For those who enjoy female wrestling (and don't understand Japanese) checking WWE-NXT from last year to now is not a bad idea.

    Also, Jab, have you seem anything of Lucha Underground, and if so, what did you think of it?

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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Am I the only one that gets a major Mortal Kombat vibe from the Bella twins picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    Am I the only one that gets a major Mortal Kombat vibe from the Bella twins picture?
    It is intentionally so. As Jab said, the game is made by the same company that makes Mortal Kombat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabroniville View Post
    * Edge gaining a certain "cash in for a World Title Shot at any time" award... and cashing it in the second Champ John Cena had completed one of the most grueling matches of his career.
    Not a heel move based on crowd reaction.

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    That was always one of the things I liked least about wrestling.
    So many fake boobs.

    And usually not even "in the realm of possibility" sized, just silly big.
    Admittedly it's a personal preference, and I'm sure that there are a lot of people who really dig that kind of thing, but it always irked me. I like a little variety.
    Got to the point the only person I knew hadn't been augmented was Stacey Keebler.

    Actually I always wondered if that wasn't more of a health hazard. If those things busted back in the day they could have some serious health problems. And some of those ladies got tossed around and smacked through tables.
    Sadly(?) I'm not up to date on implants so I have no idea if they finally switched to something that wasn't poisonous.

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    Re: Jab's Builds!

    Chyna definitely had one explode- she joked about it at the time, going around for a week with only one breast. I think the others were more durable (I'm still amazed Trish Stratus never burst one when doing that face-first bump off of Jazz's arm-hold move).

    Jacqueline had one of the ugliest sets ever. Just a pair of basketballs shoved onto her body. The fact that she was so squat made it even worse.

    It seems like the current set of Divas are more "natural", especially compared to even five years ago, where a woman basically HAD TO get her boobs done to get a position in the company. I always felt that Mickie James' were awful, too.

    Part of it is the fact that a lot of them were fitness models. Modelling reduces body fat, and FITNESS modelling does even moreso, so a fitness model pretty much has to get implants or basically look like a teenage boy. And while I appreciated it as a younger kid, and they fill out an outfit nicely, they look pretty bad naked these days- they're strikingly artificial because they're usually just way too spherical.

    My personal favourite Diva ever is still Molly Holly, because she had the actual "Girl Next Door" look- not the Hefner "Huge Implanted Model Next Door" thing. Since she was naturally curvy, she still managed to fill out an outfit without needing implants.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrozen View Post
    Not a heel move based on crowd reaction.
    Well yeah, but he's a CENA opponent. A guy could be feasting on a baby on the way to the ring and get cheered against CENA.

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    The Big Show



    THE BIG SHOW (Paul White, aka The Giant, The Big Nasty)- THE GIANT
    Hgt:
    7'0" Wgt: 500+ lbs.
    Nicknames: The Big Valshowski, Show
    Role: Powerhouse
    Group Affiliations: The Corporation, The UNION, The Authority
    PL 8 (107), PL 9 (107) Boosted
    STRENGTH
    7 STAMINA 8 AGILITY 0
    FIGHTING 7 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 2 (+9)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+9)
    Expertise (Promos) 5 (+8)
    Intimidation 10 (+13)
    Perception 1 (+2)

    Advantages:
    Chokehold, Daze (Intimidation), Diehard, Fascination (Intimidation), Fast Grab, Fearless, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Startle

    Powers:
    "K.O. Punch" Strength-Damage +4 (Extras: Multiattack 11) (Inaccurate -2) (13) -- [15]
    AE: "Super Moves- Cobra Clutch Slam & Giant Drop" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) (1)
    AE: "Big Landing" Damage 5 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (Flaws: Limited to Grounded Opponents, Limited to When Tagging In) (2.5)
    Strength-Damage +2 (Flaws: Limited to When His Max Health Increases) [1]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +9 (+7 Damage, DC 22)
    Special Moves +7 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
    Chokeslam +5 (+11 Damage, DC 26)
    Boosted:
    Unarmed +9 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
    Special Moves +7 (+11 Damage, DC 26)
    Chokeslam +5 (+13 Damage, DC 28)
    Initiative +0

    Defenses:
    Dodge +7 (DC 17), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +8, Fortitude +10, Will +6

    Complications:
    Reputation (Changing Alliances)- The Big Show has gone between Heel & Babyface more times than any other wrestler.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 56 / Skills: 20--10 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 16 / Defenses: 15 (107)

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    THE BIG SHOW (Paul White, aka The Giant, The Big Nasty)- LUMBERJACK
    Hgt:
    7'0" Wgt: 500+ lbs.
    Nicknames: The Big Valshowski, Show
    Role: Powerhouse
    Group Affiliations: The Corporation, The UNION, The Authority
    PL 10 (96), PL 12 (96) Boosted
    STRENGTH
    10 STAMINA 10 AGILITY 0
    FIGHTING 8 DEXTERITY 2
    INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 1 PRESENCE 3

    Skills:
    Athletics 2 (+9)
    Close Combat (Unarmed) 2 (+10)
    Expertise (Promos) 5 (+8)
    Intimidation 10 (+13)
    Perception 1 (+2)

    Advantages:
    Chokehold, Daze (Intimidation), Diehard, Fascination (Intimidation), Fast Grab, Fearless, Improved Critical (Special Moves), Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Startle

    Powers:
    "K.O. Punch" Strength-Damage +4 (Extras: Multiattack 14) (Inaccurate -2) (16) -- [17]
    AE: "Super Moves- Cobra Clutch Slam & Legdrop" Strength-Damage +2 (Inaccurate -1) (1)

    "Big Defense" Protection 4 (Flaws: Limited to 2 Rounds, Limited to After Tagging In) [1]

    Offense:
    Unarmed +10 (+10 Damage, DC 25)
    Special Moves +8 (+12 Damage, DC 27)
    Chokeslam +6 (+14 Damage, DC 29)
    Initiative +0

    Defenses:
    Dodge +7 (DC 17), Parry +9 (DC 19), Toughness +10 (+14 Big Defense), Fortitude +11, Will +6

    Complications:
    Reputation (Changing Alliances)- The Big Show has gone between Heel & Babyface more times than any other wrestler.
    Power Loss (Special Moves)- Special Moves require "Adrenaline", which is gained over the course of a match. Special Moves cannot be done until Round 3, and Super Move/Finishers until Round 5.

    Total: Abilities: 66 / Skills: 20--10 / Advantages: 10 / Powers: 18 / Defenses: 15 (96)

    -Next to Kane, no other wrestler has been as over-exposed and been through as much as The Big Show. He's been with WWE since *1999*, and has been continuously-around since then. As he's a slow, lumbering type of wrestler by design, few internet smarks like him- but he's considered a good worker by his colleagues, who of course find a slower, safer opponent more of a benefit than a fan would.

    -Paul White debuted as a svelte 400-ish pounder known as "The Giant" in WCW, where he was IMMEDIATELY given a huge push against Hulk Hogan, and then given the World Title against Ric Flair! Being green as grass, he was kept in short matches to avoid showing it, and was a big name. Unfortunately... the nWo happened. The hottest angle in wrestling in YEARS, the rebellious "Cool Heels" of the nWo ran roughshod over WCW, making their opponents both look ineffectual and uncool. The Giant joined up with them after losing his Title, but was eventually trounced out of the group- when he was badly-injured against Kevin Nash (a botched Powerbomb that dropped the 400+ pound man on his NECK), he came back on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge... and flamed out. See, Nash got a "knee injury" coincidentally on the very date he was supposed to lose to The Giant... and the angle pretty much flamed out.

    -Eventually, he got tired of being an also-ran in a company headlined by Hulk Hogan, Nash, Goldberg and others ahead of him, and became one of the first MAJOR names to jump ship to the WWF from WCW. Debuting under his real name, then going as The Big Show (a name that has never even come close to making sense as a name for somebody), he... actually flamed out immediately. Seriously- he debuted by SCREWING UP, tearing out from beneath the ring to save Vince McMahon from the onslaught of Steve Austin in a Steel Cage Match... but threw Austin THROUGH the cage, resulting in an Austin win. This epic boner would be repeated over the following months, as what should have been an "I'm debuting and I'm going to kill every Main Eventer in the company" push seemed to turn into him just falling into the mix as a regular sub-Main Eventer with few legit wins. Maybe this was one of Vince's classic digs on WCW (many Main Eventers from Down South were jobbed out Up North to "prove" than the WWF was better).

    -White's career never really recovered, though he was given a few short runs with the World Title- being so large, Vince ALWAYS saw money in him. However, he had problems with cardio (he soon ballooned to over 500 lbs., and never kept the weight off for any length of time- he's also a big-time smoker of cigars), got some heat for being lazy in spite of having one of the biggest-money contracts in the business, and frequently got de-pushed. This resulted in a weird thing where one year he'd be in the top feuds, then he'd be a Midcarder jobbing to EVERY possible Main Eventer, then he'd be off TV for several months to lose weight... then all of a sudden he'd be in the World Title picture again.

    -This drove online fans NUTS, because they hated his in-ring work, but to be fair, the guy's enormous and in REAL LIFE would totally annihilate most of his opponents, so you couldn't very well make him a JOBBER. And the Show really WAS charismatic- he could play a fun-loving babyface very well (he was so funny on The Rock's first Saturday Night Live appearance that he got a push out of it), and was an easy menacing heel (I mean, he's SEVEN FEET TALL).

    -The main issue with Show is that he's been around for FOREVER. Like Kane, we've practically gotten so used to his presence that it means nothing anymore (by comparison, Andre the Giant, a giant with a TRUE superstar aura, was kept off TV for MONTHS at a time, even at the peak of his credibility). He's bounced between Heel & Face so many times that it's ridiculous, and his character has no cred. His style of match hasn't changed in eons, either- it's a night off for his co-workers, but boring for the fans. And yet the company will STILL pull him from out of the mothballs for a Main Event Feud every once in a while- he & Kane have gotten so bad on RAW lately as to render the shows unwatchable. And it's sad, because he's one of the best actors in the business- his angle against The Authority & Randy Orton a year and something ago was AMAZING, with Show crying real tears as he was forced to do The Authority's dirty work because his family would be ruined if he didn't.

    -The Big Show in the game is naturally a lumbering giant of a character, hitting hard but being quite slow. When he first tags in, he's effectively a PL 12 character thanks to a Toughness increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkrite View Post
    Sadly(?) I'm not up to date on implants so I have no idea if they finally switched to something that wasn't poisonous.
    Saline is the current trend & saline is essentially just salt water. Though to be fair the 5th generation silicon they use today is actually much safer than the older models. It's a semi solid material so the chances of silicone-gel bleed has been greatly reduced.... As long as you aren't getting your implants from French firm PIP.

    No if you want medical freakishness you need to look up the Polypropylene implants of the late 90's: I mean talk about dodgy science with those implant. Even the idea of them sounds like a great set up for body horror science fiction as a damning indictment of an image obsessed culture.

    The idea behind Polypropylene implants or string implants which looked like a ball of yarn would be implanted into the chest which caused irritation to the implant pocket which causes the production of serum which fills the implant pocket on a continual basis. This causes continuous expansion of the breast after surgery. Growth can only be alleviated by removal of serum by syringe. I think we can all see where this science experiment went terribly wrong.

    Try telling me that's not a great set up for some good old fashion body horror science fiction.... Maybe i'll give writing that story a shot.
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