The greater problem, though, is that WWE is trying to sell Ellsworth having to fight Asuka as somehow empowering for women. They went so far as to seriously compare their first one on one match on SDL to the Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Which, yes, it was a woman fighting a man who acts like a sexist pig, but on the other hand no, not at all, this is actually insulting. Continue reading Where’s My Freaking Revolution: How Not To Do Empowerment
I’m sorry if you came here looking for match recaps and analysis of Money in the Bank. That’s obviously not what I had in store for you. Continue reading Where’s My Freaking Revolution: Right Back Where We Started
Backlash was a bad show. Not the worst I’ve ever seen, not abysmal, but certainly bad. I got just enough entertainment out of it to feel like my $10 didn’t go to waste this month. But I’m always prepared for the May show or shows to be lackluster, it’s that period right after Wrestlemania where you realize the WWE has no idea what they’re doing. … Continue reading Where’s My Freaking Revolution: Bad Backlash. Very Bad Backlash.
I don’t really know what to say about the show because it was so very different from the Royal Rumble. While the Rumble started my year out with such high hopes, Wrestlemania failed to capitalize on that. It isn’t even that I would say what transpired in New Orleans was bad, because on the whole it wasn’t. But almost worse than that is how, outside of two or three moments, it was forgettable. Continue reading Where’s My FREAKING Revolution: Wrestlemania 34
There was a point at the end of every college party I attended in my junior and senior years when we’d reached the dregs of the liquor. There was nothing left but a few shots of the good stuff and some half-finished mixers, but nothing that actually went together, and this one bottle of Goldschläger we just could not get rid of. That was the point where we’d resort to just throwing random things together in hopes it would be drinkable.
That’s sort of what the build to Fastlane felt like, especially with regards to the women’s matches. One of those matches was even a semi-random tag match that was announced on Twitter only days before the show. With that total lack of build and what felt like haphazard at best booking for the title match, there was every reason to expect Fastlane would be like our cocktail experiments: good elements combined in a terrible way.
But Fastlane was one of those combinations that managed to work out.
I can’t say Elimination Chamber was a bad show. The last Raw solo show gave us the first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber match. It also provided a great match-up between Asuka and Nia Jax, a rematch from NXT that resulted in proving just how much Nia has grown as a worker and a performer since then. I also can’t say Elimination Chamber was a good … Continue reading Where’s My FREAKING Revolution: Elimination Chamber or HOORAY FOR BULLIES!