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Randy Orton & Rip Rogers not fans of current indie wrestling style – EC3 and Will Ospreay chime in

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Randy Orton & Rip Rogers not fans of current indie wrestling style – EC3 and Will Ospreay chime in

It looks like Randy Orton is not a fan of some of the wrestling we see today on the independent scene, a sentiment that is shared by many wrestlers that broke into the business around the time he did.

Orton retweeted a Tweet from OVW head trainer Rip Rogers.

Rogers wrote, “Just got this…”

That was accompanied by an image (sent to him by independent wrestler Daniel D-MAN Parker) that read, “Every indy match now: handshake, drawn out move exchange, this is awesome chant, strike exchange, dive, no sell indy strongstyle, dive, more strikes, no sells, dive, flippy floppy sequence, dive, hit everyone with each other’s finisher then Humpty Dumpty we all fall down. Fight forever chant, rinse and repeat until every move is useless and means nothing, dive, take unsafe shot that looks like s**t and hurts like hell then roll up finish. Hand shake and hug after match. Everyone’s hands raised. All these guys chant. Go home and type on social media thanking your opponents and company for the match and telling others they should book these guys…………….dive.”

Here is Orton’s tweet:

Here is Parker’s response after seeing Orton’s tweet:

Rogers also wrote, “I m not into watching a match vs a blow up doll – a 9 yr old girl or dick spots – but that’s just me – u may find them funny – but funny. Don’t draw for a long period of time – besides I still think it’s real. Wrestling is not brain surgery – we don’t need to reinvent the wheel – just give me two guys with a reason to beat the hell out a each other….Have somebody beat somebody with a simple suplex – stretcher all out – ten weeks in a row / now it means something.”

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There is a sentiment from many of the wrestlers from past generations that feel that many of today’s younger wrestlers are doing too much in their matches and that they need to save their big bumps for big shows. As the old saying goes, you only have a limited number of bumps on your bump card. If you’ve listened to Steve Austin’s podcast (for example) then you will occasionally hear him talk about wrestlers needing to slow down and make everything count.

Will Ospreay, who is already pretty banged up at just 24 years old, responded to Rogers:

That was followed up with a response from Rogers:

Impact Wrestling star EC3 and “Starmaker” Kenny Bolin also chimed in:

What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you enjoy today’s independent wrestling style or are wrestlers doing too much these days? Leave your comments on our Facebook page by clicking here.

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