I'm 21 years old. In college, aspiring to be involved in Criminal Justice. Although I do not want to do typical police work, i have been working and taking classes in other CJ fields; such as CSI work, Forensic science and Top Security.
Although i played baseball for most of my life, my true "sport" of interest is Professional Wrestling. Although it's not a true sport; these guys are some of the best athletes in the world, so it's more of a sport than anything else. I have been watching wrestling since July, 1996 when i was 9 years old. The very first wrestling show i saw was Monday Night Nitro, the day after the nWo was born at Bash at the Beach. I was hooked immediately. I asked my older brother to tell me all about wrestling, since he was a fan since the very late 80's as he his 5 years older than I. I thought the nWo was the coolest thing on planet Earth. I watched WCW and not WWF for the remained of 96 and close to the end of 97. Then i jumped on the switch back and forth band wagon, between the two. I have been watching it ever since, even when the product became stale and hit very low. I stuck with it, like a true wrestling fan would.
I do alot of wresting research, and watch/buy alot of videos/dvds. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't consume my life. I have a job and go to school, and binge drink and party all the time. haha. but my free/down time, is all wrestling, all the time.
I hear ya, and happen to feel the same way. I don't understand at all why people want to post general news when this is the one site they can make their own voice heard. But...there's not much we can do about it. A few articles have been written (I think you'll find them if you enter 'Bleacher Report' in the search box) about this exact topic, so I guess encouraging writers who do write good editorials and making sure to write them yourself is about the best you can do. You can also rate articles that aren't opinion based lower on the five star scale, which is meant to lead to them getting fewer reads.
Glad to see writers who care about the site, keep up the good work man.
Ya I just find out stuff and post it on here and write my opinions on it, so I am doing sort of what your saying, and I know that they can get it anywhere, but they can't get my opinions on it everywhere. So I will limit them, but still sort of do them, I look forward to your comments. I also will try to limit them by putting them in my "Joe's Wrestling 411" it got alot of reads last time I did it so maybe limiting them isn't so bad.
thanks for the nice comment and the potd. I appreciate it. Cheers.
My friend if you ever want to know anything I can let you know, about wrestling that is, I have opinions on sports so that is not always accurate.LOL
Thanks for the compliment on the Iverson article, I appreciate it.
And as far as the dvd reviews...well, we're not amazon, like you said, so I couldn't guarantee a huge readership for something like that, but...B/R is open source writing, meaning your topic is up to you, and I've read many things stranger and more off-topic than an opinion piece on wrestling dvds. So what I'm saying is, write away! As long as the work is something you can be proud of, then B/R is happy to have it.
keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing it.
How is a Royal Rumble coordinated?
I mean, how do the 30 entrants know who eliminates who and when?
Do they go through numerous rehearsals leading up to the show until they have the sequence right? Or is it directed by the referees around the ring who instruct who needs to do what to who at any given time?
I know its not just "Ok, John Cena is to win the RR, so out you go, do your thing, so long as he wins."
Every elimination is scripted as to who, by who and when.
I know Vince McMahon is constantly in the announcers ears, so, for the Rumble is he in the Refs ears directing the match maybe?
How will the WWE cope with the injury to Edge, Taker, Orton, Kennedy, Umage, and now John Cena?