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The Getting Over series, written by KC Joyner, aims to detail the unofficial psychological rules that have developed in the world of pro wrestling over the past 100 years.Rule No. 1:?Its all about the moneyRule No. 2:?Fans will hate a heel more if he can make them respect himRule No. 3: A babyface should be billed as a believable underdogAccording to Dave Meltzers superb book Tributes, in the early 1970s, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) -- the premier pro wrestling organization in the United States at the time -- considered making Fritz Von Erich its world heavyweight champion.There are a lot of reasons this move could have worked. Von Erich was running an NWA-affiliated territory at the time, and he was known as a legitimately tough man. This would theoretically allow some piece of mind, as the Alliance knew its belt would be protected from any double crosses if he were champion. Von Erich had worked many years as a heel, so he was highly adept at calling matches, which allowed him to carry lesser talents he went up against and have great matches with other top names.In Tributes, Meltzer points out that the NWA could get around its rule of not having a gimmick wrestler as champion by having Von Erich drop his stage name and instead go by his real name of Jack Adkisson -- something he did for a time in the late 1960s in Texas.For all those positives, one of the issues in making Von Erich the champion is that he simply wouldnt be a believable enough underdog on his way to winning the title. When it comes to telling a compelling story in wrestling, you cant underestimate the importance of Rule No. 3.Why it worksDavid vs. Goliath. Rocky vs. Apollo Creed. Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader. All of these are incredibly popular stories in which a hero faced seemingly insurmountable odds and fought back and overcame the odds to achieve victory. All of them are tremendously popular because of how compelling a story the right kind of underdog can tell.Legendary manager Jim Cornette said promoter Jerry Jarrett taught him that this mindset is ingrained into people. Jarrett said that if a person sees a fight between a small guy and a big guy, his or her natural instinct is to pull for the smaller guy to win. We want to see the babyface in peril, but we want to see that person fight hard and overcome the villain in his or her way.Cant be too bigA crowd typically doesnt want to see Goliath beat up David.That definitely would have been the perception, based on a look at Von Erich and many of the wrestlers he would have faced in that era. He was billed at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds. For comparisons sake, consider that the greatest world champions of Von Erichs era -- a group including Lou Thesz, Buddy Rogers, Dory Funk Jr. and Jack Brisco -- all ranged from 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2 and between 216 and 240 pounds.This size worked because the NWA world champion had to travel around the globe to face all the local territory champions. Because those local champs could be babyfaces or heels, the world champion had to be able to work a match as a babyface or heel to counter whomever he was facing. He thus had to have a frame that would allow the crowd to believe either story, depending on who was facing whom.That would have been a big problem for Von Erich for reasons beyond his size, as he also spent years convincingly delivering his character in a menacing way and built a reputation as one of the biggest heels in the business.Gary Hart, who worked as a manager and booker for Von Erich, once likened Von Erich to famed tough guy Johnny Valentine, a bully heel known for his highly physical matches. Given all these factors, it would have been difficult for fans to imagine Von Erich as a babyface in peril, and therefore, it was a tough sell for fans to believe him in that kind of role as the holder of the NWA championship.Too small doesnt work, eitherDanny Hodge is arguably the greatest wrestler in NCAA history. Hodge was a three-time undefeated national champion who set the NCAA career record for pin percentage (78.3 percent), never allowed a single takedown against him in his career and has the amateur wrestling equivalent of the Heisman Trophy named after him. He was the first wrestler to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, won AAU and Golden Gloves national boxing tournaments and had a grip so powerful that he could break apples with his bare hands -- a feat he could still pull off late into his 70s.Once Hodge made the transition to the pro wrestling ranks, given his fame and legitimate fighting skill, it would have been easy to sell him as a heavyweight wrestling champion, except for one problem. He was only 6 feet tall, and he weighed 185 pounds. Even though he would have likely won a large majority of shoot matches (legitimate fights) against bigger foes, the size differential made it too unbelievable a storyline to make him the champ.It was even difficult to put him into matches against the champ. Larry Matysik, a wrestling historian who once worked as NWA president Sam Muchnicks right-hand man, said Muchnick once considered having an NWA title match between Hodge and Jack Brisco (himself a former NCAA wrestling champion) but decided against it.The main reason for this decision was Muchnick couldnt find an in-ring story that these two could tell that would help either of them or the promotion as a whole. If Hodge won, it would make the bigger wrestlers look like they couldnt beat the smaller wrestlers. If Brisco won, it would be a matter of displaying the obvious advantage a larger wrestler has in that type of matchup. If the battle ended in a draw, neither Brisco nor Hodge would look better, and the crowd would be left dissatisfied with the result.Size is relativeYou can see a clear example of this issue in the modern WWE. The relative size of wrestlers in the company plays a bigger factor in Roman Reigns struggle to get as over as a babyface as the WWE would like him to.Reigns is billed at 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds. That makes him closer in billed size to The New Days Big E Langston (5-foot-11, 285 pounds) than to Seth Rollins (6-foot-1, 217) or Dean Ambrose (6-foot-4, 225), and it makes Reigns tower over AJ Styles (5-foot-10, 218). Add the size disparity to the body armor Reigns wears, and it becomes next to impossible to buy into the idea that he is a babyface in peril in many of his matches.As long as Reigns works in programs such as the one he is in now with a super heavyweight such as Rusev, its possible to buy him as a babyface. Put him in the ring against any of the borderline cruiserweights working at the upper-tier of the WWEs current roster, and the audience is going to react in a similar way to how theyve treated Reigns in the past.Theyre certainly not going to believe in him as an underdog hero. Theyre going to boo him like a heel. Nike Air Max On Sale Australia .B. -- The Baie-Comeau Drakkar took over sole possession of first place atop the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Thursday with their sixth straight win. Cheapest Air Max Shoes Australia . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. http://www.wholesaleaustraliaairmax.com/ .S District Court against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner and his own union, the MLBPA. Nike Air Max Wholesale Australia . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Nike Air Max On Sale Cheap . Third-seeded Murray had the easiest path to victory on New Years Eve, barely breaking a sweat during his 6-0, 6-0 win over 2,129th-ranked Qatari wildcard recipient Mousa Shanan Zayed. MINNEAPOLIS -- After an 0-2 start in the Big Ten, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have fought their way back into the race for the West Division title. Heres where it starts to get interesting.Rodney Smith ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Mitch Leidner ran for 74 yards and two more scores Saturday as Minnesota defeated Purdue 44-31.The Gophers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) opened conference play with an overtime loss at Penn State and a home loss to Iowa. But theyve rattled off four straight wins over admittedly lesser foes -- Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois and Purdue, who have combined for five conference victories this season.Now the schedule gets tougher, with road games at Nebraska and Wisconsin sandwiched around a visit from Northwestern. Minnesota can win the Big Ten West if it wins out, which seemed and unlikely position for them to be in four weeks ago.After our first two conference games nobody gave us a chance ... to be in here, Gophers coach Tracy Claeys said. They kind of said the season was over. We just kept battling one game at a time and we fought our way back into this thing.Smith and Leidner put the points on the board on Saturday, but the Gophers resurgence in the past month and against Purdue was due in large part to its defensive effort. Trailing 28-23 at halftime, Minnesota forced three second-half turnovers, and the offense turned each of them into touchdowns as the Gophers outscored the Boilermakers 21-3 in the second half.We cant keep beating ourselves like that. Its frustrating, said Purdue quarterback David Blough, who threw four touchdown passes in the first half but was held in check after the break. They gave us every single coverage in America in the second half, they kept throwing wrenches in (our offense).Purdue (3-6, 1-5) again was competitive but continued to be plagued by second-half woes in its third game since head coach Darrell Hazell was fired. The Boilermakers have been outscored 83-10 in the second half in their last three games.It puts tears in my eyes not to be able to get them to a point they can finish, Purdue interim coach Gerad Parker said. Thought it was a chance for us, got into the third quarter and had a chance to win the game. We got to do that and relay to them its not okay to finish short and just be close.As Purdue tries to regroup, Minnesota gets ready for the most important stretch of its season, beginning with a game Saturday night at Nebraska. That leaves little time to celebrate its recent success.It feels good, but we have bigger goals, Smith said. This week is a big weeek coming up for us and we know that.ddddddddddddSTREAKINGPurdue receivers racked up more than 100 yards after the catch in the first half thanks to two long touchdowns off short passes. In the first quarter, Cameron Posey caught a ball one step ahead of Minnesota safety Damarius Travis and ran the last 60 yards untouched for an 89-yard touchdown. De Yancey later shook off a tackle and ran the last 45 yards of a 60-yard touchdown playYou never know until you get into the games how youre going to match up, Claeys said. Speeds hard to tell on video -- it really is. So after those two big plays we went to more safety help on them.OFF TARGETMinnesota linebacker Nick Rallis was ejected after being called for targeting in the fourth quarter. Hell miss the first half of the Nebraska game as a result. Replays appeared to show that Rallis made a clean hit with his shoulder but the replay official confirmed the ejection.That was the sixth targeting call against the Gophers, and though Claeys admitted to frustration over the inconsistent way the rule has been interpreted and implemented, he knew better than to say anything about it after the game.I would add more but Christmas is coming up and I would much rather use my money on Christmas presents than send it to the Big Ten, he said.THE TAKEAWAYPurdue: Blough ended the day with 391 passing yards, the fifth time hes passed for 300 yards this year. . Yancey and Posey each topped 100 receiving yards with a touchdown for PurdueMinnesota: Smith topped the 100-yard mark for the fourth straight game and sixth time this season. . Gophers running back Shannon Brooks missed the game due to an unspecified injury. . Minnesota rushed for five touchdowns for the second straight game. . Sophomore Emmit Carpenter became the first Gopher in 19 years to kick two 50-yard field goals in a game. Carpenter converted from 52 and 53 yards in the first half. . Sophomore linebacker Blake Cashman, a walk-on filling in for two injured teammates, finished the game with two sacks.LAST WORDI know to you guys it seems like a theme: Purdue cant finish in the second half. But we were just as ready in the second half as we were in the first half. It was not anything about lack of effort. They just made more plays in the second half. -- Boilermakers linebacker Markus BaileyUP NEXTPurdue hosts Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.Minnesota travels to Nebraska for a Saturday night clash with the Cornhuskers. ' ' '

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