Pro Wrestling: Five Delusions of the IWC
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Hey Bleachers. My name is PS Singh and this article is about five things that I think the IWC (Internet Wrestling Community) are completely wrong about. This will definitely be a controversial article so please, feel free to give me all the heat you want. Don't worry, I grew up in The Caribbean, I can take it.
Basically, since you're reading this article right now, here on Bleacher Report, you can consider yourself a member of the IWC, is a group of fans who are such big fans of the sport of professional wrestling, that they follow it regularly on the Internet. They generally enjoy reading the opinions of other wrestling fans, and writing their own.
Many members of the IWC (often called "smarks" but I will not use that term again on this article since it's both stupid and lame) frequently criticize the company whose product they enjoy, (usually WWE and to a lesser extent, TNA) but despite all their criticisms, they will never stop watching.
These fans and the many more members of the IWC are always quick to voice their own opinions, but reluctant to hear the opinions of others.
So, this article is about five things that I think many members of the IWC have got completely wrong.
Daniel Bryan Should Be World Champion by Now
I'm sorry, but I just don't see this guy as a world champion anytime soon.
Ah, I can feel the heat already, keep it coming, guys.
Anyway, one of the favorite superstars of the IWC, Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan in WWE) is someone I'm always reading about here on BR. Many people on this site actually believe that Daniel Bryan should be WWE or World Heavyweight champion by now.
Now this is something that I totally disagree with. To be WWE champion, you need two things: One, the ability to work a match at least fairly well. Two, enough charisma to draw draw a large audience and get a fairly big reaction from the crowd every time they see you, either positive or negative.
Daniel Bryan has all of No. 1, but barely any of No. 2. Seriously, look at the guy, does he really look like someone who hundreds of thousands of people would pay to see? No, he doesn't.
Remember, WWE is a business. Their main objective is to make money. See, John Cena may not be a quarter as good at wrestling as Daniel Bryan is, but he has the look and the charisma to put thousands of asses in their seats, which is why he's the face of the company and Bryan isn't.
However, if Daniel had the microphone ability of say, Wade Barrett, The Miz or CM Punk, it could make up for his average look. Unfortunately, he doesn't. He can cut an okay promo, but he isn't nearly good enough on the stick that it can make up for his look.
Is Daniel Bryan the the best wrestler in the world? Yes. Should he be World champion? Hell no.
Triple H "Slept His Way to the Top"
Seriously, whenever I see somebody make a comment about how Triple H was only successful in WWE because he married Vince's daughter, Stephanie, it pisses me the hell off.
Triple H is great in the ring, great on the microphone, has always been able to draw a crowd reaction, was a member of DX and The Kliq before he even met Stephanie, and he would have unquestionably become one of WWE's all-time greats, whether he married Stephanie or not.
Sure, his marriage to Stephanie may have given him more backstage influence, which he may have used a lot in his time, but seriously anybody who thinks Triple H didn't ever deserve to be a World champion simply doesn't know anything about WWE.
But even worse than that, is that some people actually have the nerve to say that Triple married Stephanie McMahon just to become more powerful backstage.
These are people who have never met Triple H or Stephanie in their lives, yet they have the sheer audacity to question the sanctity of their marriage.
Ultimately, these people need to accept that Triple H is one of the best professional wrestlers of all time, and that would be true whether he married Stephanie or not.
They Are Superior to Other Wrestling Fans and Should Act Like It
There are few worse experiences than sitting near an IWC mark at a WWE or TNA event. Trust me. Many of them feel the need to talk sarcastically about the product they're watching, predict the outcome of every match, lecture fans of John Cena about wrestling and most of all complain, complain and complain.
Seriously a**holes, if you hate this stuff so much then why'd you take the time out of your day to come in and see it? Do you think that reading dirt-sheets on the Internet give you the right to feel superior to anybody else in the crowd? Because it really doesn't.
If you read dirt-sheets, that's fine. If you think the show is predictable, then that's fine, too. But for the love of God, please keep it to yourself.
Chris Benoit Should Be in the WWE Hall of Fame
Now this is one that I really don't understand. When people say Chris Benoit should be in the WWE Hall of Fame, I really don't get it. Do these people not realize that WWE is a multi-million dollar corporation? Do they not understand that such corporations need to worry about their image?
Do they not get that inducting a deranged psychopath who murdered his family and killed himself would literally destroy that image and run WWE into the ground? My guess is all of the above.
Yes, Chris Benoit was a phenomenal wrestler, perhaps one of the greatest of all time, but what he did simply will not be overlooked by WWE or America.
You people who think Benoit should be inducted, I want you to ask yourself this. If you were Vince McMahon, would you induct Chris Benoit into the Hall of Fame? Which actually brings me to my next slide.......
They Know More About the Business Than Vince McMahon Himself
Yes, believe it or not there are people in the IWC, who think they can do a better job of running WWE than Vince McMahon himself. Are you serious, bro? (had to include a Ryder reference somewhere in this article)
You really think that you know more about professional wrestling than the guy who made over a billion dollars through it? You really think that if you were the CEO of WWE, that the company would be better?
The fact is, the IWC may know more about pro wrestling than the average fan, but really if you think reading dirt sheets and reading and/or writing articles on Bleacher Report means that you are qualified to run a $100 million corporation, then you're more naive than Shane McMahon was, when he thought he would be inheriting the WWE.
Hope You Enjoyed
Well that's it for this article. Feel free to write a comment expressing your own opinion. Debates are always encouraged on my articles, but keep it clean, guys.