Stories also used to teach that if you were good, for varying definitions of what “good” is, but essentially if you treated people right and tried to live by a code of respecting people, you’d get good things. Or at the very least, people who did bad would be punished. But if there’s anything adulthood has taught me it’s the opposite is the truth. The more you hurt and lie and cheat and hate, the better you do, and good is for suckers who haven’t learned how to work the system yet. Continue reading Where’s My Freaking Revolution: Why Yes, I Am Mad, Why Do You Ask, Bro?
Less than a week ago I let loose on Twitter with a rant aimed at the Apex Predator of wrestling journalism Dave Meltzer. This was specifically about his comments on women’s wrestling, including the quote “The deal with women’s wrestling in the U.S. is that you are supposed to say it’s good even when it’s not.”
No, Dave, that’s not the deal.
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 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.
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!