E-wrestling always goes through a cycle of trends that receive a lot more attention that others. Whether it be from its resources, the types of e-federations, and the hottest wrestling maneuver, there's always an aspect which is utilized more often than not because of its overall hype. This also pertains to pic bases/face claims to entrance themes of our e-wrestlers.
When I first joined the e-wrestling community back in 2004, I was in an e-fed which its members handled real wrestlers seen on television. It seemed like Sting, The Rock, and Triple H were pretty popular in that sector of e-fedding during that time period. Nowadays its John Cena, Randy Orton, and, of course, CM Punk.
Speaking of Punk, I'm seeing his popularity seethe into e-wrestling. From pic bases to his move set to his entrance theme, Punk seems to be a highly touted guy in e-fedding. But quite honestly, it's getting annoying. Hell, it seems a lot of characters that are recently being made are even utilizing the city of Chicago as a hometown. (New York and Los Angeles is, and always will, be a popular area but instances of seeing "Hometown: Chicago, Illinois" has been more rampant than years past.) And don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of CM Punk. I like the theme of "Cult of Personality" and his move set too, especially the utilization of the diving elbow drop since it's pretty sentimental of him to use, but I think the fascination and fandom of CM Punk throughout e-fedding is overload, in my opinion.
I remember in 2006 when John Cena was a highly popular guy to copy into our fictional world of e-wrestling (still is a top five guy in that regard, in my opinion). Hell, I'm not sure what's overused in e-fedding anymore: the ever-so popular finishing moves of the RKO or Superkick (I'm one of them, I'll admit) or anything regarding CM Punk. But I digress.
I just think that some people need to get more creative. But I do understand why some might want to completely rip off a character, barely changing the name that still slightly resembles the real life wrestler and using his or her mannerisms down to every move (i.e. catchphrases, finishing and signature moves, taunts, etc.) because they're new to this game -- which, again, I understand. But on the other side of that spectrum, however, I think for those with more e-fedding experience to utilize that same technique, it reflects a bit of lack of creativity.
In the end, I know this is just a game and maybe I'm thinking too much or not enough since I'm really tired as of this point in the post but I don't want to ramble on too long. Either way, thanks for the read and continue having fun in this game we all enjoy to be apart of.