Quality > Quantity, that’s the key, and you have attained it muchly
THANK YOU :’) I’d like to think I have too, even if most of what I post is making fun of a foreign girl (see above) and the occasional picture of Husky Harris with captions that would make even the contributors to Wrestling Confessions feel uncomfortable.
I refuse to believe that you only have 1807 posts.
I know, right? My dashboard says that I actually have 2102, but even that isn’t very many given I’ve had this blog for almost three years. I guess this tells us who the most consistent person on Tumblr is! ;)
Direct quote from Booker T: “Y’know I wouldn’t miss it for the world right now I can only imagine what these guys are going through I been there myself y’know and the anxiety that they’re going through I can only imagine I don’t even wanna talk about it”
Mitch’s reviews are always quality (seriously, they are the highlight of my week), but I’ve been sitting here laughing to myself for about half an hour now over this quote. I love you, Booker.
Tumblr’s removal of the directory feature put an end to K Sawyer Paul’s excellent idea of recommending one new blog every week, but I don’t see why that should stop us from sharing interesting Tumblrs with each other.
If you’re not following already, Ahroomee is run by Arrum, an 18 year old Indonesian wrestling fan.
She toyed with the idea of writing an editorial about the history of wrestling viewership in her country earlier today, and I quickly began prompting her to go through with it. She mentioned in this initial discussion that wrestling was banned in Indonesia, but what she didn’t mention was that she has been fighting for her right to watch WWE. She was a member of a wrestling community that protested the ban, bombarding broadcasters with letters and requests to bring Raw and Smackdown back to air. Want to know the coolest part? It actually worked! If that’s not badass (and extremely expressive of her passion), I don’t know what is.
Anyway, to hear more about that (and a whole lot of other things), read her post about being a wrestling fan in Indonesia. She writes extremely well for someone whose first language isn’t English. There is a lot to take out of it, but things I thought were particularly interesting were:
- Wrestling is often simply called “SmackDown” in Indonesia (regardless of the show or company)
- WCW and WWE were never really differentiated, but rather amalgamated into one broad “wrestling” program
- Wrestling is once again banned due to the violent nature of the programming leading to the deaths of several Elementary school children.
- She is often told that as a girl, she shouldn’t be watching wrestling.
Give it a read. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
There’s a really great article/interview link on WWE.com right now focusing on Cody Rhodes, his recent character development, his influences in and out of the wrestling industry, and what he expects for his future. It’s definitely worth a read, particularly if you are a comic book fan.
I liked these excerpts in particular:
Yeah, that’s the funny thing—Big Show calls me “Victor Von Doom” and I take that as such a big compliment because Doom is such an iconic villain. Even when he’s not used in these epic crossovers or doesn’t get the big win, Doom is still a formidable foe who’s among the elite villains in the Marvel Universe. I have all these influences without realizing them myself sometimes. For example, I really wanted to do a lot of mic work along the way to WrestleMania and as I was cutting promos I felt very comfortable in the suit and tie, but then one week decided I wanted to add the mask. That addition made it all pop and reminded me of characters like Doom and The Red Skull, guys who are all business but hide something hideously wrong with them.
I think sometimes it’s really easy to be inspired in our business by just our business itself. Looking at the vault of amazing matches and promos before you totally makes sense, but there’s something to be said for those in the crew who also read comics because I for one didn’t want to be inspired by my business. I didn’t want to regurgitate what came before me. I wanted to do something new. It’s a bit subtle and some of it subconscious, but for the last five years not a day’s gone by where I haven’t read at least a single issue of something—that has to have an effect.
So in terms of your ability to be a bad guy, whether it’s [CM Punk] or me—and this will sound like a bad guy statement—if you read comics you’re just smarter than everyone else.
These days people still dismiss comics, but if you ask those same people what they’re reading it’s not like they’re reading a book either. They’re not stimulating their brains. They’re not reading new stories. They’re part of this society that’s glued to the TV and has everything instant access. Man, that’s not for me—I want to envision things with my mind. Guys like Punk or myself, we’re smarter than everyone else because we read comics.
I can’t talk enough about how great the character Cody Rhodes is, but the real guy seems pretty cool too. He has the kind of attitude towards his work that I’d like to see more of in professional wrestlers, and is clearly working extremely hard to make the crowd care about him. I like that he’s actively trying to make himself a better performer and character. I think it’s interesting that he drew comparisons to CM Punk because honestly, in terms of character development, I think Punk is his only equal right now.
Hi sexy, I just wanted to let you know that you are the most amazing life partner anyone could ever have. These past few days with you have been the most fantastic days of my life, & you please me more than Husky Harris pleases your vagina.
I LOVE U BB<3
So I slept through the entire Draft, but this makes it all better :’) LOOK HOW MUCH MY WIFEY LOVES ME. You are the Lita to my Edge. You are the Edge to my Vickie! I’m really glad nobody decided to crash our wedding.
I need to unfollow some people or we need to fix our tumbling schedules. I'm missing all your best posts!
I’m posting this question so everyone can see how gr8 kayfabe thinks I am :’)
And it’s probably a little from column a, a little from column b. You’re a tumblr slut so I imagine you follow a lot of people, but my posting times are inconsistent because sometimes I try to sleep like a normal person.
Is it safe to accept friendship requests on Facebook from middle-aged men with only one photo who live on the other side of the world but "read my review of Wrestling Road Diaries and will now buy a copy"?
…. First of all, nobody has to ASK me to help Scott Hall. I consider Scott like a brother. He’s much more than a friend. I have spent more time with Scott Hall in the last 18 years than I have with my wife in the 23 years we’ve been married. We have no secrets between each other. This is ‘real life’. Nobody knows what Scott has gone thru since early childhood to what he has gone thru up unto this point, except for me. I can tell you Scott Hall has neither a drug or alcohol addiction, Scott’s problem is he suffer’s from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Drugs and alcohol aren’t the problem, to Scott they are the solution. He is a fragile and broken human being, not a race horse that you take a whip to to perform. Scott Hall is in bad shape and each time I talk to him I feel it may be the last. It’s gotten to the point where I save his voice mails, much like I would’ve saved Andrew’s (Test), because I knew sometimes when I heard his message it could be the last… (Read More)
This breaks my heart beyond belief. I wish I could harness all the happiness and love in my life and pour it all over everyone who needs it :(