Where’s My Freaking Revolution: How Not To Do Empowerment

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

Where’s My Freaking Revolution: Bad Backlash. Very Bad Backlash.

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.

Where’s My FREAKING Revolution: Wrestlemania 34

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

Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss and My Own Inevitable Heel Turn

I like the current feud between Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax.

I know this is not the popular opinion. Well, not popular in the circles I tend to be part of. But the point of my writing isn’t to carry out some kind of specific group agenda. It is to be honest about my own opinions and feelings, and I can’t feel like I’m really doing that unless I speak up with an opinion that might not sit well with my regular readers.

You might consider this my heel turn. I’m poised behind you with a steel chair ready to strike and afterwards you’ll wonder how I could ever do such a thing. I’ll try to make your trip through the barbershop window as comfortable as possible. Here are my responses to the criticisms of the build towards Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax at Wrestlemania.

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Where’s My FREAKING Revolution: Elimination Chamber or HOORAY FOR BULLIES!

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!