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Re: Is Zack Sabre, Jr. getting old?

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:03 am
by suplexberry
Honestly, isn't one aspect of anybody feeling stale the over-exposure you're going to feel if you follow wrestling on multiple platforms and throughout the day, every day, like a lot of us do, because we like wrestling? It's been really good because the immediacy of twitter and websites and forums and gifs lends to enthusiasm and learning about new stuff, faster than we would through friends or say, a newsletter. That's a common problem even outside wrestling, everybody has to have a 'hot take' and then come the think-pieces etc. Everything gets easily amplified these days. Two people say X is a great wrestler, that dude's under-rated. Two thousand people say X is amazing, and suddenly he's overrated, because the avalanche of that opinion becomes impossible to avoid, and if you're not of the same mind, you become suspicious of it.

I'm not the biggest fan of ZSJ, though I can enjoy his style, I just don't hunger for more of it. I guess if you're seeing this guy pop up everywhere and you're not a huge fan of his style, it will get kind of boring for you. I personally don't follow EVOLVE or PWG all that much (tune in once or twice a year, WM weekend and BOLA) anymore so I'm only seeing him in PROGRESS and RevPro.
Empiresk wrote: the faux-hardcores of Wreddit who have only seen his name in passing have already turned on him as they didn't like a 6 minute squash match and have already declared Jack Gallagher the best technical wrestler on the planet.
This made me laugh because of how damn true it is. I was like, "c'mon.." reading some of those comments.

Re: Is Zack Sabre, Jr. getting old?

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:21 pm
by themib
H.U.S.T.L.E. wrote:The smart guys adapt juuuust enough to keep getting bookings. Guys like Hero & Roddy have been around forever, but they've yo-yo'ed between heel & face a bunch so they tend to feel relatively fresh. Then you've got guys like AR Fox who more or less did the same things every time out, and he's kinda fallen off the radar. That's just one example of a guy who's already a polarizing figure, but he's the first who comes to mind who has disappeared from the major indies.
Fox has had a great run in AAW this year where AAW has had its most visibility, so that's not really a fair comment.

Re: Is Zack Sabre, Jr. getting old?

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:47 pm
by PKThree
themib wrote:
Fox has had a great run in AAW this year where AAW has had its most visibility, so that's not really a fair comment.
Is it really tho? Fox did disappear off the map in 2014 after falling out with Gabe and was virtually invisible outside of midwest indies and CZW. He's gotten back to prominence recently. But Fox did burn out his welcome for a while