It's a new year and enough is enough, it's time for a change.
English-Canadian, live right here in Calgary, Alberta, out in the acreages, in the peace and quiet. Currently I work for local government, policy advisory being my strong suit.
I'm an old school fan, but when I say old school, I really mean it. I've been a fan of pro wrestling since 1987, though I was just four years old at the time. It's been a fine, rather peculiar ride. From WCCW, the NWA and JCP to WWf and WCW, and now to the present day WWE I have seen a lot of things, some good and some bad, but when all is said and done I love pro wrestling.
I am a fan of Puroresu, Japanese Pro Wrestling, especially New Japan's Strong Style. I follow the action there quite closely and I feel WWE and New Japan can learn a lot from one another. Personal favourites of mine today would be Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi, No Limit, and Minoru Suzuki.
Here's a quick rundown of my favourites in wrestling, both stars of today and yesteryear:
Bret Hart - As a young child growing up in Calgary hero worshipping Bret was the norm.
Randy Savage - When people talk about the greatest of all time we all know who they mean.
Rick Rude - Swagger and narcissism personified. Rick Rude was one of the toughest and most talented men in the business.
The Ultimate Warrior - Childhood favourite. Somewhat of a guilty pleasure to me.
Kurt Angle - Perhaps the most complete package in wrestling since Randy Savage.
I enjoyed the work of Dusty Rhodes, Barry Windham, Roddy Piper, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff and Owen Hart as well. The beauty of wrestling is that there is something for everyone.
Some of today's stars I enjoy seeing are Wade Barrett, Christian, CM Punk, the Shield and Tyson Kidd.
I am heavily invested in NXT, with some of my favourites being Bray Wyatt, Leo Kruger and Bo Dallas.
I'm a traditionalist in some ways, I am often overcome with a bizarre wave of nostalgia, so forgive me if come across as old fashioned at times. I can be passionate and at times aggressive, and if I do, I apologize in advance, it is simply because I care and love pro wrestling.
I'm always down for a chat, whether it be in pro wrestling, association football, politics, movies, TV, books or whatever else you want to discuss.
Currently watching: Community, the Americans, the Office, Hannibal and will soon be seeing Homeland this September!
Made the extra effort to log in (dont tell anyone) just so I can say,
Merry Christmas Alden, and congratulations on getting married today.
I heard its snowing in Canada, so its your wife's dream come true :)
Great to see you back here again, Alden. And sorry if I pull this shameless plug here, but would you check out my new pro wrestling interview with Sean McCallon at this link? I would appreciate it:)
ALDEN I KNOW YOU'RE THERE I SAW YOU LOG IN... SAY SOMETHING
SD! review up. A long one, but I hope you enjoy it:)
20 days and you see it now. I was actually going to copy paste it onto your wall because I needed to change it, but wanted you to see it first.
Sounds like its alot of work planning for a wedding. The bride to be better be happy with it XD But surely you cant be doing it alone, I mean, I swear the bride/groom never really do it all themselves. Theres usually a friend that loves doing all of it.
Haha, outdoors sounds like more fun though! Remember in Friends they did a marriage outside in the snow!
Ugh, dont get me started on Barrett its absolutely depressing seeing what he's been reduced to :(
No problem, my man. Here's hoping your marriage is long and happy :)
Bye Alden :/