Ever since I was a very young kid I’ve been watching professional wrestling. As a kid it was a form of escapism for me and then I started watching it with my dear grandmother until she passed away. I’ve considered wrestling as a special bond between me and my grandmother so I have always continued watching professional wrestling throughout the years into adulthood. However these days it’s not so much the wrestling but the business side of things that keep me entertained these days. The business side of wrestling is pretty cutthroat and can be just as entertaining if not more than actual wrestling these days. Oh how I miss the old days of the WWE/WWF and especially ECW, those were the glory years of true wrestling.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wasting Wade Barrett

Honestly I have no idea what the WWE top brass are doing with Wade Barrett at the moment. I believe the WWE is completely wasting Wade talent, ability and natural charisma. Look I’m not that man’s biggest fan however he can wrestle, he has a good look and the man can talk on the microphone. In fact it seems almost like the man is being punished for something he is done to piss off Vince McMahon. In case you don’t know Vince McMahon is still the head honcho of the WWE regardless of what the storylines portray.

The man is tall and has a good look for wrestling even though I personally believe he lost little too much weight recently. When he was heavier he had more of an intimidating look, he now has more of a considerably slimmer appearance. Besides being tall and athletic he also has good charisma and presence on the microphone and in the ring. He was great as leader of the group nexus but now for some reason he is being used as a goofball. At the time of this post he has lost about four or five matches in a row and is being portrayed as a loser pretty much at the moment.

Like I said before I’m not a huge fan of bad news Barrett however he deserves to be used better he has the skills and the ability let him use them. Just let the man be the straight up bad ass like he was before he looks like a complete joke in the eyes of the wrestling fans. I am pretty sure if he was to be let go of the WWE for whatever reason other companies would surely sign him right away and actually use him to his full potential. He definitely will not make as much money but there is career satisfaction besides money.

Well in conclusion hopefully for the WWE and the fans this is only temporary and the company and start using Wade Barrett in a more appropriate fashion. By the way this current storyline with stolen intercontinental title belt is so stupid! You telling me those high paid writers can’t think of something better??? Sadly a couple of guys are in the same situation such as Curtis Axel but that’s a post for a other day.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Review WWE Pay-Per-View Fast Lane

Well this is my quick review of the WWE pay-per-view fast Lane which I saw yesterday. I didn’t find the pay-per-view to be all that entertaining at all. It was a mix of really boring matches and a couple of really good ones but nothing spectacular. However I think it makes sense because the WWE’s probably saving up the best matches for WrestleMania coming up in a few weeks. I found the Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan & Ryback VS Big Show, Kane & Seth Rollins match to be quite boring. I found the Stardust VS Goldust match to be just a repeat of the storyline that they done multiple times.

The Usos VS Tyson Kidd & Cesaro was a good match and glad to see the WWE E give Tyson Kidd a chance to run with it. Tyson Kidd can wrestle he just needs to find his niche same with Cesaro. But honestly Cesaro never really got me interested in him at all so far. Yes he’s a good wrestler and he’s strong but absolutely boring in personality. Paige VS Nikki Bella was fun to look at, end of story. Dean Ambrose VS Wade Barrett stupid match and I don’t know what the hell WWE is doing with Wade Barrett, such a waste of great talent.

Rusev VS John Cena okay match, just happy to see Cena lose for once even if it wasn’t cleanly. It’s always fun to look at Lana. Roman Reigns VS Daniel Bryan was a really good match; you can tell both of them were really going at it. It really did seem like each one was fighting for the chance to go to WrestleMania even though everybody knew that Roman Reigns was going to win regardless. Is Roman ready to be the WWE champion, well in my opinion not even close. However my opinion doesn’t matter it’s what Vince wants and Roman fits his mold.

As a side note one side of me really loved that Sting segment with Triple H however the over acting of Triple H with the bat just killed it for me. Triple H acted as if the bat was a machine gun and that kind of bad acting really ruins it for me. But regardless really cool see the Sting in action!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wrestling Fans

Something I want to make clear right from the beginning is I am not a fan boy of any particular wrestling company whatsoever. I am a fan of wrestling in particular realistic straight up wrestling. Nevertheless back in the day I was a major WWF fan which is WWE now, however the company is very different today than when it started under Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon’s father. Yes it’s true the company is way larger financially now than it was before however the wrestling presentation and storylines is vastly different. Concerning the format change from yesteryear onto today’s corporate world, the majority of his core audience views it as a negative.

Nevertheless like I said before I am a fan of wrestling and I still watch WWE programming every week is much as I can. At the time of this posting the WWE has three hours of Monday Night Raw programming and an additional two hours of Smackdown, which I end up fast forwarding through a lot. I try to fast-forward through the junk because five hours is a lot and I also watch TNA Impact wrestling as well and that is an additional two hours of programming. So as you can see in any given week I watch roughly over seven hours of professional wrestling programming.

Truthfully these days I use wrestling mostly as background noise as I do work on the computer and other things around the house. Having said that, whenever I see a good match occurring I will sit down and watch every second of the match. A great wrestling match with a good storyline to go with it can still thrill me. A great match with a good storyline is the complete deal however these days we are lucky to get one or the other. The bottom line is that I don’t want to sound like I hate today’s scene, smart wrestling fan or I am some kind of snob but I love decent wrestling and I don’t give dam what company provides it. God dam “it’s still real to me”, LoL just an inside joke.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wrestling Companies WWE TNA ROH ECW WCW

I was wondering and thinking about what my first post on this blog was going to be about. There are literally thousands of different topics and subtopics about the wrestling business I could talk about and then it hit me. It is something I think about any time I read about the business of wrestling and read the various comments from countless wrestling fans on the Internet. It is something that has always bothered me, I consider myself very open-minded person yet still think’s logically and it makes no sense to me why people think like this.

I am referring to the notion that only the WWE should exist and everything else should just go out of business and just disappear from the wrestling landscape. The WWE truly have some fanatical fans of the company sometimes it seems even borderline obsessed fans. And many of them truly love wrestling and they happen to be very loyal to the WWE however they don’t seem to realize wrestling doesn’t just mean the WWE, especially these days. I never been a fanatic of any particular company, I follow wrestling and whoever has the best realest wrestling and that’s what I watch and enjoy the most.

There are many reasons why they shouldn’t be just one wrestling company, just right off the back in the United States that would be a monopoly and that’s illegal. In no particular order here are a couple other major reasons why we need multiple wrestling companies surviving and thriving. One of the most important reasons is competition, without competition people/organizations have a tendency to become complacent. And when people and companies become complacent their product and their services start to deteriorate. For example stupid bunny costumed wrestling matches coupled with horrible acted skits!

Another very important reason why competition is needed is because without other wrestling companies out there the wrestlers are trapped in one company with no other place to go to. Without the other wrestling companies the wrestlers chances of getting raises and another contract benefits are greatly reduced to them. If there is only one company hiring wrestlers then you have a situation where it’s either do it our way or hit the highway. People tend to forget because of the wrestling personas that many wrestlers have families and other loved ones to feed and support with their salaries.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Professional Wrestling Blog

I’ve always wanted to start a blog about professional wrestling. Professional wrestling has a very strong passionate fan base and most people either like it or they don’t. Hence, sometimes it’s hard to find people to talk about the inane things that occur in the wrestling world. Since I like blogging on all different types of topics I finally decided it was time to start a wrestling blog. Since I have some spare time now I thought it would be fun to have some smart conversations about wrestling and the business side of it as well.

Just to give you little background of myself I go back to the days of WWF where you clearly had good wrestlers/faces and the bad wrestlers/heels. Where in my opinion wrestling really mattered, matches really mattered and where the world championship belt actually meant something to the wrestling fans. And contrary to today you did not see the world champion on a regular basis hence it was always a special match/special event when the champion laced his boots to wrestle.

Also unlike today wrestlers stayed in character, it was encouraged and enforced. This helped create an atmosphere of realness tremendously with the wrestlers themselves and wrestling fans alike. There are still federations which follow the principle today however the biggest company in the wrestling business the WWE has become completely corporate. The business is always been about money but more so today, the realness and allure has been replaced with people wrestling in bunny rabbit costumes. True wrestling writers have been replaced with Hollywood/soap opera people.

Thankfully though the true spirit of professional wrestling can be found and seen through various channels such as online video, the Indies, international wrestling and various different wrestling federations out there. The one good thing about today’s market is there is pretty much a wrestling show for every kind of wrestling style available just need to know how to find it.