More Random Thoughts From a Wrestling Fan
I have enjoyed the response from my first couple of wrestling articles on here, especially my introduction piece.
I have enjoyed the interaction and feel like there are some really great wrestling fans on here, so I wanted to share some more random thoughts about the business.
I enjoyed the TNA pay-per-view last night. I tried not to get caught up and read the spoilers and was pleasantly surprised by Mick Foley winning the title.
Many people think it's just another guy holding on to a spot, but I believe that Foley is talented enough to put over the match, the storyline, and whatever the next step is for the company.
Bobby Lashley does nothing for me. It's good publicity for TNA to have a professional MMA fighter come to their company, but I would have rather had them signed someone more committed to the wrestling business and not so concerned with outside interests.
Bret Hart has turned into a bitter ex-wrestler. I also think his feelings are completely justified. He gave so much to the business only to have so much taken from him and it's just very sad and unfair.
For my money, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan is the greatest manager of all-time. He was able to take a nobody and turn them into a star and a legitimate threat to Hulk Hogan. Heenan is also the funniest announcer I have ever listened to.
Vince McMahon may very well be the devil, but he is the reason that every single one of you watch wrestling, whether it be WWE, TNA, ROH, or any local promotion. There is a little bit of Vince McMahon in every wrestling fan.
I can never think of Chris Benoit the same way as I did before he murdered his wife and child. It is simply the saddest story in the history of the business.
The Motor City Machine Guns are the best team going right now in wrestling. They do things that no other team can do, and they are out of place in a business that no longer appreciates tag team wrestling.
I loved D-X and the NWO brought the business to life, but the Four Horsemen were the greatest faction in the history of the business. Great heels drive the business and a group of heels like that fueled a company for over a decade.
I'm excited to see what the next step is for Taz. If he is going to be Samoa Joe's mentor, I think that could be a very interesting angle and it will be good to see Taz back in front of a camera instead of calling the action from behind it.
I hope Bryan Danielson, Nigel McGuinness, and Claudio Castagnoli eventually get put in front of a larger audience for either TNA or WWE. These three guys are future superstars in my mind.
John Morrison could make a lot of money for the WWE if given the chance with a strong singles push.
I don't think wrestling right now is nearly as good as it could be. Of course, I've been saying that for almost 10 years now. I keep watching in hopes that the next show I watch will be the catalyst for another boom in the business.
If you haven't been able to tell, I love this business dearly, especially the history of days gone by. One thing I've noticed here is that everyone seems to have their own "series" of articles. I figure I should get on board and have one of my own.
In the coming days and weeks, I want to educate and entertain you on some of the good, bad, and ugly from the past of this industry. I'll take a look at wrestlers, managers, promotions, and angles when I'll ask if you, Remember.
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