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Bobby Fish On The Need For Variety In Wrestling, Says If Every Wrestler Ticks Every Box Then It’s Boring

August 15, 2022 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Rewind, Recap, Relive (via SportsKeeda), Bobby Fish gave his thoughts on wrestlers that all ‘check the same boxes’ and spoke about the need for variety in wrestling. Bobby Fish said:

One of the problems I’ve noticed over my time in pro wrestling, especially my generation is a lot of guys are able to do a lot of things, so you’re able to check a lot of boxes. The difference is, we’re not MMA. MMA, being competition, you have to check all the boxes or you’re going to be exposed for wherever your weakness and holes are. Let’s be honest about what pro wrestling is. Those boxes, if every pro wrestler on the card, let’s say you have ten guys in the locker room, and all ten guys are capable of doing just about everything. Then you’ve got ten guys checking all the same boxes, that’s boring as fuck. Nobody wants to watch that. The beauty in pro wrestling to me, and what I liked watching growing up, was you have Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, the Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, different body types and athleticism. You have a guy like Ricochet, but if you’re a guy like Bam Bam Bigelow’s size and you’re capable of doing some of those things and you’re doing them just because you can, I think you’re prostituting our sport. Let’s face it, if this were competition, you wouldn’t be able to get away with those things, therefore you wouldn’t check some of those boxes and you’d stay closer to your lane because that’s where you’d find success. Because so many of our variables are controlled, a big guy can get away with trying to be a high flier and vice versa. If this were actual competition, that would not be . I’m not saying it has to always be that way and there not times where the exception can be the exception, but I stand by it, and it took me a while to identify this because I’ve had these thoughts for a while, but if everybody is capable of doing everything, it’s fucking boring. Have your style and how your style compliments my style or clashes with my style is what makes our match interesting. If not, everybody is doing everything and at the end of the day, somebody has to win and somebody has to lose. Let’s not all go out and paint the canvas black. it doesn’t make any sense.

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