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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 09:10 pm
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Low key big hog

Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Cincy, Ohio
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Brody was in business forn himself.  His value in Japan, at least in his mind, was based strictly on his unbeatable image.  And his big paydays were all in Japan, so for him, losing in America 3 weeks before a huge Japan tour where he was main eventing against Baba and Tsuruta would be the equivalent of Hogan jobbing to Muraco 3 weeks before Wrestemania III.  It kills the mystique of a more hyped match and he gets paid less.  Part of it was an excuse never to job, part of it probably had some basis in truth.  So since he was basically booking himself and not affiliated with a company per se, he had lots of conflicts with promoters who were concerned with THEIR business while Brody was concerned with HIS business. 
I would tend to agree w/ this & what is confusing to me is why would a promoter like Gagne would put Blackwell in a long running program w/ Brody if he already knew Brody's past & unwillingnes to job for whatever reason. As long as Brody was making the bulk of his cash in Japan he should have been booked like a side show freak similar to Andre in America (winning battle royals & beating up jobbers & or a top heel or face who is on the way out of that territory). Maybe it just goes back to what srossi said about most people in wrestling being morons.   

Personally I never cared much for Brody.


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