Hello, wrestling fans! This is my first ever editorial and I must admit I am a bit nervous about writing it. I have so many different opinions on WWE and wrestling in general that I don’t know where to begin. I guess I can start with the WWE and just how I feel it has been doing in general.
I am a wrestling fan from back in the day. I remember seeing the Von Erichs in person. Not to mention other wrestling legends like Jose Lethario, Mil Mascaras, Gino Hernandez, Bruiser Brody, and an up and coming Shawn Michaels when he wrestled for Southwest Championship Wrestling out of San Antonio, TX. There is no doubt that the sport has changed since then. Unlike other wrestling fans of the old school, I don’t feel it is all bad. I remember there being storylines back in the day. However, I do remember the feuds lasting longer than a month or two. Who can forget the feud of the Von Erichs and The Fabulous Freebirds?
Nowadays the storylines move so much faster. A feud starts and then by the next pay per view it’s over. Sometimes I feel that it doesn’t give you much time to invest into a character. With the storylines changing so fast it makes the characters switch sides almost too frequently. Here’s what I mean. Back in the day everyone who is a fan of this sport knows that “The Missing Link” was a villain. There was no question about that. If you went to see him in person you knew that you would be booing him that night. Now, some of the best heels have turned face just to save the business it seems. One of the best heels I know of right now is a major face. Don’t get me wrong, it works for him and it is believable, but when you have Triple H as a heel you have one of the most evil personas in the business. I love booing my favorite heels as much as I love cheering my heroes.
So, just what could fix this problem in wrestling right now? Well, I think that maybe having certain storylines extended a bit might help or having certain characters stay true to their personas. If someone is a believable heel, keep them as one. Also, give some of these talented new comers a shot at making an impact in the business. I am getting tired of seeing Jimmy Wang Yang doing squash matches. He is a talented cruiserweight who could give Rey Mysterio a run for his money. Come on, Vince, give him a chance.
So, there is my two cents on what I feel about this sport right now. I have other opinions that I will gladly share in the near future. Till then this is Robzilla signing off!