Is the EVP gimmick the best thing the Bucks have done in their careers?

I wasn't familiar with their stuff prior to AEW and this gimmick, coupled with the “Cutler as Meltzer” gimmick, is hitting all the right notes for me. I know it's very early into things, but still, to long-time fans of Matthew and Nicholas: is this their best work? If not, what is?

And I just want to add that I think they're going to channel Tony Khan and start awkwardly hugging people soon. Matthew did the finger gun on Rampage which I'm pretty sure is a Tony gesture. Next up: weird hugs.

cupcakezealot,
@cupcakezealot@lemmy.blahaj.zone avatar

weird thought: generation me and the evps are essentially the same gimmick.

Travon333,

They are already bookending things with let's have a killer show. We got a LFG from Matt on Rampage

The Bucks have always given me silver spoon kids who are actually pretty good at what they do energy. Them being smug and abusing power that a certain set of the IWC already thinks happens is perfect.

It is hilarious to me that The Elite including Cody wanted to not be guys booking themselves to win everything when that's basically what we wanted from AEW

TellumSiege,
TellumSiege avatar

They are already bookending things with let's have a killer show. We got a LFG from Matt on Rampage

I noticed that too. They really are one awkward hug and a couple of foot stomps away from going full-blown TK on us lol

Neon_Carnivore,
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It's really just their "trolling the fans/working the marks" thing they've been doing off and on for years being brought front and center to TV with some "EVP flavor" mixed in.

Montagge,
@Montagge@kbin.earth avatar

It's such a simple but effective gimmick.

What if we were what whiny ass twitter users said we are?

sdcSpade,

Cutler as Meltzer

Oh is THAT what the tweet was? Man, I've been trying to make sense of that all day!

GeekFTW,
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Yep, hes been doing it for weeks (or probably longer).

Travon333,

It's a bit more Hausman who was basically a direct line to Punk but it's also riffing on all wrestling journalists

GeekFTW,
GeekFTW avatar

Not sure if I'd go with best (but tbh I'm also not sure what I would say their best is.) I am enjoying the change however.

TagMeInSkipIGotThis,

I think the whole arc with Hangman and Kenny, probably an epic storyline getting a bit lost to history now, is up there with some of their best work in their TV age - i’ve not seen much of their indy, NJPW or Impact runs so can’t comment beyond that.

Montagge,
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I'd say this is better for the Bucks themselves than the Hangman and Kenny story. Mainly because that was more Hangman and Kenny than the Bucks.

TellumSiege,
TellumSiege avatar

I feel the same. The Bucks were secondary characters in that story whereas they seem like the main characters in this one.

TagMeInSkipIGotThis,

Nah I think they were main characters; the story revolved around Hanger & Kenny for sure - but remember all the early part of that was about them & Hangman. And his initial beef was about the Bucks not coming out to support him, the problem with Kenny really began later when the shenanigans with FTR began.

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