If you’re reading this, then like me, you must be a wrestling fan. Either that or you got lost somewhere and stumbled upon my page. Either way, welcome.
I am indeed a wrestling fan. I don’t try to hide it. I’ve been teased about it for the bulk of my life and have embraced it none the less.
I know it’s “entertainment” and not something real. I can predict a lot of the story lines before they even happen. I don’t care, I still love it. I’ve even gone so far as to apply for a writer job with one of the major companies. I didn’t get called though.
My first wrestling memory was over 30 years ago! I remember Andre the Giant being attacked by Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy. It had me hooked almost immediately. Here were these larger than life people in an obvious battle of good vs. evil and I loved it. I’m Canadian, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Maple Leaf Gardens hosted a lot of wrestling events, (house shows). I was lucky enough to get down to several of them in my lifetime. As the popularity grew and stadiums got bigger, I followed to the Air Canada Centre, where I got to see my first PPV, Unforgiven (2006).
Going to the live shows has slowed down considerably. I grew tired of the crowds, and found the cost to be rather high for the treatment of fans by both other fans and security. I’ve sat in nosebleed seats and had a camera taken by security, (I couldn’t have got a decent picture if I tried, but it didn’t matter to them). I’ve had floor seats where no one would sit down in front of me, (again I get the excitement, but c’mon, there is common courtesy isn’t there?). Truthfully, I’ve found you can see better on television. It’s fun the hear the rapport between the announcers, and you can do it all from the comfort of your living room. Since residing to that fact I’ve found I enjoy things again. I don’t have to try and get the perfect seat for a show, it’s great.
Recently, while going through the Facebook pages and such I’ve seen a lot of negative flack to WWE and what they are doing at times. I’m a fan first and foremost. However, I too tend to agree with some of the rumblings of fans. With that being said, I also disagree with some things too.
In this blog I’m hoping to review, (based on my opinion), the highlights and lowlights of wrestling programming. I’m going to cover WWE PPV’s, Monday Night Raw, Smackdown Live, and even some TNA stuff. Should I watch something else along the way, I’ll review that too. I will try and get things up in decent time so that it’s relevant, but hey, I do have a life too so cut me some slack.
I hope whoever reads this will enjoy it, and by all means, comment below if you agree or disagree with me. All I ask is that your comments be thought out and respectful in general.