I don't get how Kanyon is supposed to be a Godfather ripoff. The only similarity I see there is the hos. I know the Godfather isn't the first wrestler to come to the ring flanked by women.
The first impression I got of "Champagne" when he made his Nitro re-debut was of a Godfather ripoff due to his outfit, women and general attitude at the time, but I feel that Kanyon has been able to tailor his character into something different with his "movie star" gimmick.
I think the first impression is the reason why people feel the way you described others think about Kanyon. Technically though, all he has is the women, and he doesn't even offer them to his opponent before the match. Plus, I think that Chris Kanyon is a much better wrestler than the Godfather, despite the fact that WCW is trying to get the gimmick of Champagne over and not Kanyon's own ability.
Know what's worse than the boy band gimmick? Beating people with plastic silver bats and spraypainting them while they're unconscious.
Better yet, make them lose to the Ding Dongs in a grueling 30-minute match -- grueling for whom would be the true question.
Since ideas such as "Hot Pokers Up the Ass" are taken, I'm going to utilize a type of system to rate matches in this report. Now, I understand that everyone has their own opinion on what happens in a match, and one person's match of the year is another person's DUD. But, this is intended to be my opinion and used as a measure of how *I* enjoyed the match. You, the reader, are free to feel different if need be.
Keep in mind, I won't be using stars. What I will be using is, well I won't spoil it for you yet. You'll know what it is when you see it.
In any case, I would like your feedback on how well I can pull this off. Be it good or bad, I'd like to know so I know whether to continue this method, or just not use ratings altogether. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think. Thank you in advance and I hope you enjoy this week's report!