Sadly, he's not allowed to walk anywhere. It would disrupt the HEROIC POSE(TM) that he seems to have spent so much time perfecting...even eliciting the aid of wind machine to help with the coat swishing there.
Yeah, I'm just poking fun at him for no real reason, but what're you gonna do.
The outfit has a piratey edge. It's modern low-key pirate chic. If you made the belt buckle a little bigger, added huge lapels to the coat, put buckles on the boots and gave him a hat, you'd have your standard pirate uniform.
The world's going to hell, we're all clapping along... - Rob Paravonian
Entirely not. The coat is just slightly more piratey than Marster's coat. Personally, I wouldn't care to wear either of them. And if you're making a jab at the fact that the guy wearing the coat is a wrestler, then that's a rather old, ill-informed and baseless stereotype that I'd have hoped people would have got over by now.
Oh, I'm speaking for women here. They'd rather hire a surgically enhanced model and have them prance around the ring, than someone who can actually wrestle but may not be so "visually appealing". It's like a real life equivilent of fan service, and we know how I feel about fan service.
Which is kind of ironic considering Japan, the home of fan service, is the only country in the world in which real female pro wrestling has actually taken off.
It wouldn't have got this far if people had just let the picture go, without requiring me to explain myself. >_>
The briefcase was part of a storyline in which he won a contract guaranteeing him a shot at the World championship at any point that he might decide to cash it in during the following year. Due to the value of said document, he kept in a briefcase and carried it with him wherever he went.
Yeah, I know: "why not just keep it in a vault somewhere?". But then if he did that, he wouldn't the opportunity to wok people over the head with a heavy metal briefcase (possibly containing a brick), now would he?
Because the WWE style of wrestling (yeah, they impose their preferred style) IS largely a punch-kick brawl. If you want proper wrestling, there are plenty of other promotions that promote that kind of style. Most notably ROH (Ring of Honour).
The WWF changed its name to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) in July 2002 after having lost a legal battle with the World Wildlife Fund - who were actually okay with them using the WWF initials until they created wwf.com.
The stuff they show in high schools is amateur wrestling, the kind that they have at the Olympics.