I haven't written about the WWE, TNA Wrestling or anything Bleacher Report-related for months.
I was drained of energy, and I was drained of happiness as well. Recent events had upset me to the point where everything I did was simply lackluster.
That included the effort to return to the Internet and become an IWC member once more.
Thankfully, I'm glad to say that I'm back. Life moved on without me, and I'm glad to say that I've become less selfish in recent weeks (I'd like to believe that, at least...who knows what the true nature of a person is like?). While it's nice to receive reads from fellow B/R writers, I'm more interested in putting my word out there.
The thoughts I'd like to express are thoughts that revolve around the recent months of the WWE. A lot of things have happened in the WWE, and I'd like to express my feelings on these issues.
The first issue, of course, is the recent handling of WWE superstars. From January until this point, we've seen the potential beginning of a new era in the WWE.
I've liked what I've seen so far. It's thrilling to see new stars take the spotlight that has been dominated by the same superstars for years.
The likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, Edge, Rey Mysterio and other top wrestlers are now joined by Alberto Del Rio and The Miz.
Who has been getting the best push in the WWE at this point?
In addition to the new main-event superstars, we've also seen the push of men like Cody Rhodes and Christian, along with the acquisition of new performers like the dynamic and agile Sin Cara.
I have to say that I'm very excited about what the WWE has been doing. There have been some faltering aspects of these new pushes, but all in all, I look forward to seeing what will happen after the company puts everything together. Enthusiasm is what I will try to feel for the summer.
Main Event Pushes
Let us start with the push of WWE superstars. I was already impressed by the push of The Miz, a man who had held the WWE championship since November of last year.
I personally feel his spot at the top of the card was cemented when he pinned John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania XXVII. Of course, this did come after an assist from the vengeful people's champion, The Rock.
Still, it was interesting to see The Miz pull off the impossible by retaining his title on the grandest stage of them all.
This same push of a new star into the main event realm was applied to SmackDown. Alberto Del Rio, a man I grew fond of, won the Royal Rumble.
I laughed at the prospect of a virtually new wrestler winning such an important match. It was foolish for IWC members to believe that Del Rio would outlast 39 other superstars en route to a World title shot at WrestleMania.
I guess the fool's the guy I see in the mirror.
I was wrong, and I'm glad to say it. People have liked Del Rio as a top heel, and it's a little unfortunate that he failed to win the World Heavyweight championship.
Still, the fact that he was given such a push in the first place is a blessing. I'd like to see Del Rio win a world title in the future, hopefully within the next year or so.
Christian was someone I was especially excited for. The retirement of Edge due to injury was a saddening experience for all of us. Thankfully, the victory of Christian on Edge's behalf for the World Heavyweight championship was one hell of a way to rally the fans behind him. I thought the era of Captain Charisma had arrived.
Again, I was wrong. A lot of us were. It's strange to say that we'll watch Christian lose the World Heavyweight championship to Randy Orton on tonight's SmackDown.
The IWC has been up in arms about it, though it may be a bit too soon to make judgments. Still, a long first reign for Christian would have been satisfactory for WWE fans to follow.
All in all, the main event pushes for these certain stars have been impressive. A new era is bound to start soon, and it all begins with these wrestlers here.
Acquiring New Stars
The high-flyer is not dead in professional wrestling yet. There's proof of that in the WWE. John Morrison is turning into a master of the awe-striking high spot, captivating audiences with his stunts and moves of finesse.
You wouldn't believe how excited I was when Sin Cara came into the scene. The Mexican luchador, known as Mistico outside of the WWE, was someone I was indifferent about. When his debut was made a few weeks ago, I became a believer.
Sin Cara is definitely one of my favorite wrestlers at the moment. He's apparently a product of Triple H's new initiative in signing and developing talent, if I'm not mistaken.
If that's the case, Sin Cara shows that Triple H has an eye for talent and superstars. He is, after all, a franchise player in the wrestling business.
I would love to see what happens with Triple H's new position in the company. He is going to be a doing a lot of excellent things for the WWE front office, and the results will be satisfactory.
Again, the beginning of a new era seems to be at hand. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (OK, his real name is Paul Levesque) will make sure of that.
It's been a long time since I've written about professional wrestling. I'm glad to say that the WWE has been in good hands during my hiatus. I look forward to seeing what the WWE will do with its new slate of superstars.