Looking back Taker vs Diesel was one of the best feuds in 96

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    This is probably one of my personal favorite feuds here.. This is a perfect example of when you let the guys be creative.

    Nash was fully into his heel turned after Survival Series 95 and he was really showcasing his true personality. The whole white meat babyface shyt he was doing in 95 wasn't really him... Nash was really a 7 foot arrogant dikkhead and its exactly what people wanted to see.

    The buildup to this was so fukking dope... From Taker dragging Nash under the ring, Nash destroyed Takers casket with a ax... Taker having Nash look at himself in his own casket(which was scary as fukk) and Nash beating down Paul Bearer... The build up was dope

    Then the match it self... It was two big tough muthafukkas slugging it out.. Nash was giving Taker that work... Two or three Jack Knife powerbombs... He really humanized the Undertaker here and it made for a great quality match. Then it set up perfectly for Mankind to attack Taker the next day.
     
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    The problem with Diesel was that they always had a hard time finding decent opponents for him. In this case taker was perfect. Diesel was a heel but I remember actually liking him here. Looking back it's hard not liking big daddy cool. This was definitely takers best wrestlemania match up until that point.
     
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    Yeah you can't help but wonder what Nash's career would have been like had he stayed. Obviously no nWo involvement takes away a big part of his whole run, but it seemed like that dikkhead heel persona he had in the last 2-3 months of his first WWF stint was really the best character for him to be a $ player.

    While you can't deny he was a bust as champ, he's not wrong to say they kinda set him up to fail by turning him from a bad ass heel (what got him over in 94 in the first place) to that smiley fun babyface World champ that had zero edge. Vince only knew one way to market a top babyface, the Hogan path.
     
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    Kind of like Roman Reigns now... He suffered the same fate and within the past year he found his own way and really being himself..
     
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    "I'm The shyt I'm Tellin Ya!"

     
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    I was lowkey wanting to see nash go up against ABA undertaker in 02
     
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    96 was a interesting year all round but wrestling back then looks old as chit
     
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    Diesel vs. HBK at in your house is a timeless classic :yeshrug:

    Did we forget Austin vs Bret at survivor series?
     
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    I've always said Diesel's post title loss tweener/heel run is the first glimpses of the direction Vince would take with the attitude era.

    Diesel's character would have fit perfectly in that era.

    He was dope as fukk in that last run. I remember him calling out Vince which was the first clue I had that Vince was more than just a commentator.

    And as you said the Taker feud felt epic. It was a true dream match at the time in a way the WWE can't do any more as everyone wrestles everyone on TV.

    And in the match no one had dominated Taker like that without interference or cheating. Was a great big man match.
     
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    what does that even mean, you telling me you enjoy all this over saturated, bright light, LED screen bullshyt :scust:
    WWE lookin like the Price is Right
     
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    Give me that grimy raw look from 96-00 where you can actually heighten the PPVs over the current (pre-Covid) painfully overproduced yet very saturated look of modern era shows. They don’t even change the setup from weekly shows to the PPVs, they just slap ‘Battleground’ or ‘Breaking Point’ over the Raw setup :mjlol:
     
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    Give me that old grimy look over this over produced pile of shyt we see today anyday
     
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    Nash was the first one to display the anti-establishment persona

    He was giving people the middle finger long before Austin was doing it
     
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    :patrice: Technically, he was a tweener up until when he turned on Shawn and struck him in the back with that chair at the MSG show in March 96

    THAT is when he officially turned heel.
     
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