If you’ve been on Twitter the last few days and follow any of us, you’ve likely been curious as to what this is all about. Tonight, you find out. Tonight, you can be let in on the secret.
Jason, Mitch, Razor and I are starting a wrestling website. It’s on Tumblr, because the Tumblr Wrestling Community is important. It’s exclusive at the moment, but submissions will become a thing soon enough.
This idea has been a long time coming. You can read my first article to see how long the road has been. You can read Jason’s introduction, to get a better idea of our plan. You can read Razor’s first post to see why the PG era has helped us. And you can read Mitch’s post about Coke and WWE, because it’s a great beginning to an argument about business practices and manipulation. This is the sort of thing we’re going to be doing. It’s never been done before. I believe we’re four of the strongest voices in professional wrestling journalism, and I think this site is going to be a groundbreaking success. It’s my hope that it will change the conversation and help improve the image of both the art form and its fans.
I am way too excited for this. Best idea ever. This is the kind of thing that I was referring to when I said Footnotes (and co.) were starting a revolution of innovative wrestling discussion. Good luck, guys!
Also, I love the idea of a quarterly publication. I will definitely be purchasing when the first one becomes available.
He wants the best possible story to come out of his match because that’s who he is: a storyteller. I’m sure his mother would be fine with it, too. I mean, I know my parents would be OK with bringing them up in public if it meant their child realizing their lifelong dream, but hey, what do I know. Quit yer bitchin’.
Agreed. It’s cheap heat, but it’s heat all the same. If King had a problem with it, it wouldn’t have happened. Meh.
I have marked out for every single one of them. It’s been unbelievably fun, but I hope they don’t stick around too long. WWE has done such a good job elevating new starts over the past few years and I don’t want to see that all of that hard work come undone.
We got two amazing Elimination Chamber matches (with some FANTASTIC work from McIntryre, Mysterio and Morrison). We got a pretty great match between Kofi and Del rio. We got a fun match between King and Miz that ended very well. We got the extremely anticipated return of Christian (and it wasn’t just gratuitous, either. It actually served a purpose). We got a bonus return from Trish Stratus (who cut an extremely fun/light hearted promo even if the terrible crowd no sold it). We got Vickie being brilliant as usual. We got some GREAT storytelling between Punk and Orton.
We now have an even more exciting/interesting build up to Mania. I am contemplating buying this PPV on DVD when it comes out, I enjoyed it so much.
I suffered through countless embarrassing segments between Trish, T&A, Vince, the Dudley, etc. where she was essentially in her underwear. Honestly a disgrace to women, everywhere. Lita was kicking ass in the ring from the start with Essa Rios. That's why I'll always prefer Lita.
No doubt Trish turned things around later in her career but Lita was has been consistently great in the ring, despite having the Malenko, Kane, and racey Rated R segments.
That is definitely true. Speaking as a remotely intelligent female, Trish’s early work is cringeworthy to look back on. But even Steve Austin had to be The Ringmaster before he became Stone Cold. I like to think of Trish’s initial character as the bad gimmick she had to endure before she was given something that actually worked for her.
If anything, I think it makes her more endearing because it shows how passionate she was about bettering herself as a wrestler and as a character. If she had been happy to settle as many other Divas seem to be, we would never have seen the great feuds with Lita, Mickie, etc.
I think it’s safe to say that both girls were fantastic additions to the history of women’s wrestling, though.
Lita was great, too. I feel like they played similar roles in their time (both acting as catalysts for the great women’s wrestling we saw in the 90s), but the big dividing factor for me is Trish’s personality.
Lita was like a black hole of charisma while Trish flourished as a comedian. As far as Divas go, she was unparalleled in terms of character. She went from heel to face (successfully) at least three times that I can think of off the top of my head. Not to mention her fantastic psychology! She could tell a story in that ring like no other woman.