Ghost Bones wrote:
Conversely, when you are big enough to be a monster, if you're a face you're a weak loveable loser..
Unless you are Ryback or Brock Lesnar...
Ridiculous levels of muscle definition seem to equate to strength, power and toughness in the eyes of WWE. We know Brock Lesnar can back it up, given his history in amateur wrestling and MMA, but apparently, most of the other muscle monsters through the years haven't lived up to the look.
One of the best examples I can think of is when Ultimate Warrior was battling Andre The Giant in the late 1980's. Warrior kept stiffing Andre with a poorly executed clothesline in match after match, despite the fact that Andre kept telling him to stop. Eventually, Andre had enough and held out his fist during the spot, which Warrior went straight into and knocked himself silly. Warrior immediately improved upon his clothesline execution!
Then of course, you have Jericho getting the best of Goldberg in a backstage brawl, and Booker T kicking Batista's ass.