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Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 07:37

www.ROHWrestling.com wrote:After telling Chris Jericho on “Talk is Jericho” that his dream was to one day wrestle in Japan, little did CHEESEBURGER know the opportunity would present itself so quickly. While many know ‘Burger as the affable star that conquered “BRUTAL” BOB EVANS at FINALBATTLE, few know the dedication the Cheesey One has to his craft. And after hearing his modesty throughout the interview, he may not realize it, either.

You can say he’s driven by Special Sauce.

Talk to any Ring of Honor star or official and they will tell you that Brandel “Cheeseburger” Littlejohn is the first one in and the last one out at the ROH Dojo and live events. He has become a walking rolodex of wrestling knowledge, able to reference wrestlers, moves, holds, and events with great ease.

One may see his diminutive size, his small frame, or his nickname as a non-starter for a pro-wrestler, but ‘Burger has shattered all expectations through persistence and hard work. His success in Ring of Honor has done enough to put him on the United States’ wrestling fan’s radar; his success in New Japan in the Tokyo Dome earlier this week, competing with and against legends like Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask IV, and others, is proof that anything is possible when chasing a dream when you have a willingness to put yourself in a position to succeed!

One of the most dedicated Ring of Honor stars, Cheeseburger never turns down an opportunity to train or put himself in a situation out of his comfort zone. As a young trainee, ‘Burger once was asked to be the first to greet the stars of New Japan as they arrived in the United States to compete in ROH. In what would have been an intimidating moment for any young wrestler, ‘Burger embraced the opportunity to be the first to meet some of the world’s best while forming a friendship with Liger. The legendary Liger has taught him the ways of the Shotei palm strike and Cheeseburger’s career has gone nowhere but up since!

If you have ever attended a Ring of Honor seminar or tryout camp, you may have heard a few of the trainers repeat a Truth Martini phrase: the key ingredient to becoming a star in Ring of Honor is by being undeniable. There has been very few undeniable presences quite like ‘Burger.

Many in Japan and around the world recognize the Buddhist tradition of honoring the Chinese calendar and each year, the calendar is represented by a zodiac sign. Through this calendar it is said that 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, whose characteristics include being clever, inventive, imaginative, and decisive. For us at ROHWrestling.com, after proving anything is possible in Japan and being completely undeniable in his pursuit of his pro wrestling dream, we believe that 2016 is the YEAR OF THE BURGER!


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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 07:38

No. No it's not. And why the hell are we wasting so much time putting over f*cking CHEESEBURGER?!
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by cero2k » Jan 11th, '16, 08:37

Big Red Machine wrote:No. No it's not. And why the hell are we wasting so much time putting over f*cking CHEESEBURGER?!
people like him, i think he's having that Daniel Bryan effect were a skinny dweeb, who the fans see themselves in, can make it. Bobby Dempsey should make a comback

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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 08:57

cero2k wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote:No. No it's not. And why the hell are we wasting so much time putting over f*cking CHEESEBURGER?!
people like him, i think he's having that Daniel Bryan effect were a skinny dweeb, who the fans see themselves in, can make it. Bobby Dempsey should make a comback
Okay... so keep him around with the company. That doesn't mean you should waste space on the website focusing on a guy who is a jobber and killing your website's credibility.
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by cero2k » Jan 11th, '16, 09:10

Big Red Machine wrote: Okay... so keep him around with the company. That doesn't mean you should waste space on the website focusing on a guy who is a jobber and killing your website's credibility.
website space is pretty much free now a days, would you rather they waste TV time than website space? And you can't blame them for doing something like this, the kid just debuted in Tokyo Dome and people over there liked him too, I assure you NJPW is more interested in bringing him back than giving Roddy a tryout.

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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 09:16

cero2k wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote: Okay... so keep him around with the company. That doesn't mean you should waste space on the website focusing on a guy who is a jobber and killing your website's credibility.
website space is pretty much free now a days, would you rather they waste TV time than website space? And you can't blame them for doing something like this, the kid just debuted in Tokyo Dome and people over there liked him too, I assure you NJPW is more interested in bringing him back than giving Roddy a tryout.
If that's the case, then New Japan is f*cking stupid.

As for why you shouldn't do something like this on your website: because it makes you look stupid. Everyone knows that he's a jobber, so for the promotion to talk him up like he could have some sort of breakout year makes the promotion look silly.
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by cero2k » Jan 11th, '16, 10:01

Big Red Machine wrote: If that's the case, then New Japan is f*cking stupid.

As for why you shouldn't do something like this on your website: because it makes you look stupid. Everyone knows that he's a jobber, so for the promotion to talk him up like he could have some sort of breakout year makes the promotion look silly.
no, if someone is getting over with the fans, then you capitalize and give him wins and give him the stage to get more over. Otherwise, you're no better than Vince killing Ryder or any other man that got over by themselves.

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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 10:15

cero2k wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote: If that's the case, then New Japan is f*cking stupid.

As for why you shouldn't do something like this on your website: because it makes you look stupid. Everyone knows that he's a jobber, so for the promotion to talk him up like he could have some sort of breakout year makes the promotion look silly.
no, if someone is getting over with the fans, then you capitalize and give him wins and give him the stage to get more over. Otherwise, you're no better than Vince killing Ryder or any other man that got over by themselves.
With a guy like Cheeseburger, giving him too many wins will kill him because he won't be a lovable underdog anymore. He should definitely be kept around as an undercard guy, but don't put an article on your website wondering if this will be the "Year of the Burger."
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by cero2k » Jan 11th, '16, 10:48

Big Red Machine wrote: With a guy like Cheeseburger, giving him too many wins will kill him because he won't be a lovable underdog anymore. He should definitely be kept around as an undercard guy, but don't put an article on your website wondering if this will be the "Year of the Burger."
they can be smart about it and give him a Mike Bailey PWG type of push with some upsets, and not only against Brutal Bob. ROH should take him seriously if he's getting talked about. Except ROH way of working an underdog is to have him interact with the Bushwackers

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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 10:57

cero2k wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote: With a guy like Cheeseburger, giving him too many wins will kill him because he won't be a lovable underdog anymore. He should definitely be kept around as an undercard guy, but don't put an article on your website wondering if this will be the "Year of the Burger."
they can be smart about it and give him a Mike Bailey PWG type of push with some upsets, and not only against Brutal Bob. ROH should take him seriously if he's getting talked about. Except ROH way of working an underdog is to have him interact with the Bushwackers
The difference is that Mike Bailey's name is Mike Bailey and from his very first appearance in PWG he was pushed as an impressive up-and-comer with a martial arts expertise. Cheeseburger is named Cheeseburger and is often used as a comedy dork and has been from the moment they tried to do anything with him other than make him Charlie Haas' bullying victim. You can't be taken seriously in ROH with a name like Cheeseburger.
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by cero2k » Jan 11th, '16, 11:18

Big Red Machine wrote: The difference is that Mike Bailey's name is Mike Bailey and from his very first appearance in PWG he was pushed as an impressive up-and-comer with a martial arts expertise. Cheeseburger is named Cheeseburger and is often used as a comedy dork and has been from the moment they tried to do anything with him other than make him Charlie Haas' bullying victim. You can't be taken seriously in ROH with a name like Cheeseburger.
his name is 'Speedball' mike bailey and he is a karate fighter, he's not that far from being a comedy jobber. I agree that the name cheeseburger is stupid, as is his attire, and his looks, and his wrestling and all, but if he's starting to get over, then capitalize on it, if the kid needs more character depth, then give it to him, add his real name and leave cheeseburger as his nickname, but there is no reason why they shouldn't push him or why 2016 couldn't be his breakout year.

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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Jan 11th, '16, 11:50

cero2k wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote: The difference is that Mike Bailey's name is Mike Bailey and from his very first appearance in PWG he was pushed as an impressive up-and-comer with a martial arts expertise. Cheeseburger is named Cheeseburger and is often used as a comedy dork and has been from the moment they tried to do anything with him other than make him Charlie Haas' bullying victim. You can't be taken seriously in ROH with a name like Cheeseburger.
his name is 'Speedball' mike bailey and he is a karate fighter, he's not that far from being a comedy jobber. I agree that the name cheeseburger is stupid, as is his attire, and his looks, and his wrestling and all, but if he's starting to get over, then capitalize on it, if the kid needs more character depth, then give it to him, add his real name and leave cheeseburger as his nickname, but there is no reason why they shouldn't push him or why 2016 couldn't be his breakout year.
1) Bailey's name is a bit silly but it's nowhere near as silly as Cheeseburger, and he was never portrayed like a comedy jobber.
2) Yes. They should be doing things to him more depth and let Rondell be Rondell instead of Cheeseburger... but that's the sort of thing that should happen BEFORE you put this article out. He needs to cut a promo saying all of these things FIRST, and then you can write your article that can focus on what it is that has changed that might make this year different for him. That way you're putting over a determined young up-and-comer. Doing what ROH did here is putting over a comedy jobber.
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by XIV » Jan 11th, '16, 12:03

Fuckin' Cheeseburger
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Re: Is 2016 The Year of the Burger?

Post by Big Red Machine » Nov 9th, '16, 19:16

Just came across this threat again. It's now November and Cheeseburger is still in the exact same place he was in January, despite pinning Christopher Daniels on PPV.
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