King RyderFan Posted December 13, 2019 Report Share Posted December 13, 2019 Fannon is short for fan cannon, things you make up/theorise yourself to fill in the dots. It isn't a dated concept in the slightest, the heel, Vince-lite authority figure (ie. Corbin, Shane, Authority, etc.) maybe, but not a plain, neutral decision maker. (Regal, Angle, Saint/Scala, Paige, etc.). Ever since Jack Tunney at least someone has been credited on-screen as being THE one in charge. I thought it was a contradiction seeing as you were saying the Authority Figure as a whole was outdated, then praising Regal, which is the kind I think we need for RAW/SmackDown. I just saw your edit, I'd rather see Angle or whomever come out for like two minutes to make the match rather than leave it to wrestlers to make the matches, imagine if we didn't have Regal and we left it to Ciampa, Cole, Garagno, etc. to make big matches like War Games, how ridiculous would that be? Kayfabe and real life are two different things. By that logic, Kevin Dunn has on-screen power, yet in Kayfabe he doesn't exist. Kevin Dunn is a director/producer, not a booker nor a writter. He could easily even be mentioned on the show and it would have no impact on Kayfabe. Because if you hear and talk every day how RAW and SD is overproduced and you have a certain number of writters that book matches, write promos... than it has little to none impact on Kayfabe if Angle or Paige come out screaming how we are going to have a match "RIGHT NOW" and everybody goes yay. I also think that when four guys get in the ring, you already know what's hapoening. A boring segment and a tag team match or fatal f way, depending on the situation. In this case, I have zero problem on them agreeing to have a match, or cut to commercials and then announce that the match was set. They got a ref, he got contacted by the showrunner, Vince, Steph or whoever and that's it. Again, you already know who runs it.There is no need to mention it every single time. Also, a lowcarder like Slater or Titus would be dumb. A random person suddenly works in management? Having a random person just announcing matches wouldn't improve the show. In fact it could only get more tedious. Leave that time for wrestlers. True. Again, writers aren't a part of Kayfabe, unless your name is Vince Russo. True, but that doesn't need to be the case every time. Plus, what about hirings/firings/disciplinary actions like suspensions? Who manages those? Wouldn't be any "dumber" than half of the people who have held the GM role before. Both of those guys are good promos, which is all you need to be a GM, plus they're not doing much, so why not? It doesn't get any less tedious than a guy like Ricochet going "Oh let's all have a fatal four way for AJ's title" and everyone awkwardly going along with it like a few weeks ago. You need that kayfabe boss or decision maker. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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