It should be no surprise to anyone who have ever listened to a We Talk Wrestling Podcast that I enjoy the lighter side of Sports Entertainment when it is done properly. In fact, when it is done right, I can put my favorite humorous moments in wrestling with those of any other genre. Vince McMahon and I have very divergent ideas of what is funny as fart jokes and “poopy” are a level of jokes that I find low rent and unimaginative. At least crack a mom joke for God’s sake. I consider 2012 another stagnant year for WWE and I was thinking that about TNA until they finally fired Russo and were able to get Impact on a roll. Now, hopefully, in TNA the days of blow up dolls in the ring will be gone forever. But this column isn’t about what not’s funny, but rather what current wrestlers and ideas in wrestling consistently make me giggle. » Read more..
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I just found this blog from 2007 that I wrote on Myspace (remember that thing?). I thought I would put it up and reflect on how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Here it is:
So I just finished watching the first period of the Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings game and the Flames are getting crushed 3-0. Not much incentive to continue to watch that, which brings me to my main topic: What is my incentive to watch proffessional wrestling, or as the two Vinces with a pen call it Sports Entertainment. To me, the stories are moving along way too fast and the ones that are sticking around don’t revolve around wrestling. The current example of this is Vince vs Trump. They are not wrestling so what’s the point. It’s not entertaining to anyone other than the McMahons and MAYBE Trump himself. » Read more..
It’s another marathon edition of We Talk Wrestling as the guys look at the Randy Orton suspension, TNA Impact, Don West’s departure, and Mark Henry’s recovery. Addie and Mo also watched the Vince Russo YouShoot and have plenty of comments on it! All this plus the guys take some questions about USA chants on shows and the most under utilized guys in history.
Download: We Talk Wrestling June 4, 2012 (Warning Explicit Content)
Jay Lethal has left TNA.
On the surface this may not seem like such a big deal, but it speaks to a bigger issue within the company.
The problem isn’t just that they’ve lost a talented and likeable young star, it’s that he was one of the few remaining holdovers from when I enjoyed the X Division. With his leaving I’m losing all hope they will ever put a re-emphasis on the division that once created the greatest buzz for the company and gave the greatest hope they could provide a national wrestling alternative to what the WWE provides.
Jay Lethal was involved with Ric Flair in what was arguably the best T.V. segment of the last several years within TNA, and anyone who saw that or his Randy Savage Black Machismo character knew he loves and has always loved wrestling. » Read more..