Anyone else find it difficult to be a wrestling blogger while still being a fan? We hear it all the time from pro wrestlers that they hate the majority of us writers because we critique them without having the true insight of the business. It’s disheartening at times because what’s not to love about wrestling, but at the same time we have this need to write and express our opinions of the episodic progress of the products that we watch.
Some wrestlers find us to be short-sighted and unable to grasp the bigger picture, like why a certain talent went over at this certain time, or why a talent didn’t get the push that we were expecting at a given time. Just this past weekend I was twitter-bombed by Davey Richards the day after the airing of IMPACT Wrestling for a comment I tweeted:
Richards probably views me as another dumb writer or “smark” but in actuality, I’m a fan of the logical slow build. TNA right now has a deteriorating tag team scene with Team 3D, Beer Money, Inc., Generation Me, and Motor City Machine Guns gone from the division. The only viable opposition that The Wolves–who are a saving grace to TNA–is the pairing of Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian, who were voted Best Tag Team of the Year (2012) by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The obvious money-making feud would, and could still, stem from a series of matches between The Wolves and Bad Influence, but instead, TNA gave it to us as part of The Wolves second-ever match in the company. I understand now that The Wolves and Bad Influence will square off inside the Lockdown chamber, but at least hold off the physicality until then. Just consider how euphoric it was, after weeks of stare downs and promos, when The Shield and The Wyatt Family finally squared off in the ring at the WWE Elimination Chamber. The Target Center erupted with chants of “This is Awesome” before the match even started.
But hey, what do I know about pro wrestling right? At least when The Wolves win the TNA World Tag Team titles, it will be memorable…. Oh wait. Nm….
**The IWC boos LOS Tastic!**
Another concept that us writers and fans alike are not understanding is the insanity revolving around the WWE World Heavyweight championships being dangled in front of Daniel Bryan as some sort of sick twisted joke enjoyed by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
We already know that Daniel Bryan is way over with the fans, and we know that WWE knows that we know that Daniel Bryan is “Austin 3:16” over. But at the conclusion of the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, WWE took some pleasure in panning the cameras to the fans’ distraught faces in the Target Center. So not only do we know that WWE knows we want Daniel Bryan to be our champion, but we know that WWE is taking great joy out of our misery as well.
So what’s the bigger picture seeing as virtually no one is buying Batista as our “hero” going into WrestleMania XXX? Will the WWE make it right by adding Daniel Bryan into the championship match as part of a Triple Threat? Well, it’s no WrestleMania XX main event, but if it means Daniel Bryan winning the titles at ‘Mania, then I’m all for it. But what if Daniel Bryan is forced to face Triple H, or worse… Kane?
Then again… WWE has been placing Bryan in multiple matches in a single night. What if, and feel free to worship me…. now, but what if Daniel Bryan faces Triple H at ‘Mania as predicted and beats him. Wait, I’m not finished yet. What if… after Bryan beats Triple H, the ‘Mania host Hulk Hogan then announces that because of Bryan proving Trips wrong, he will be inserted into the championship main event, and then Bryan goes on and wins it! Holy crap, that’s a WrestleMania that I would forever remember, and it’s just the PAY-OFF we all deserve.
Now, before I end this I would like to say that Davey Richards might have given me heat on Twitter, which I guess makes me the bad guy, but it’s TIME for the face turn!!!
Congratulations to The Wolves on becoming the NEW TNA World Tag Team Champions:
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