Hey everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out my page. My name is Brian and I live in Maine on the coast. I have a newborn son, and am the full time stay at home provider for him. This is my first time doing anything like this, so this is kinda a “Shoot” if you will. As you can tell from the title of this blog, it’s about the sport of Pro Wrestling, and the story lines from the past, today, and this fan’s thoughts of what will be coming at us in the future.
I have been a fan of pro wrestling for the majority of my life. Some of my earliest memories are being a little “Hulkamaniac” and watching the pre-Hollywood version of Hogan big boot, and leg drop his way to domination in the 80’s and early part of the 90’s. Back then, it was also a time when the sport was still always “kayfabe” and kids and young adults alike were under the assumption that things were real. This is not to say that the events of today are not real, we all know that the athletes today put their bodies on the line to give us incredible performances. I got out of the sport for a bit in the early 2000’s as I was in high school and thought that I was “Too Cool” (pun intended) for pro wrestling. As time went by I would check into Raw and Smackdown occasionally in College and see what had become of the shows I used to love. This all changed when shortly after I was married and got my PS3. I know how did video games get you back into Wrestling you might ask? I picked up a used copy of WWE 2K14 and began playing the showcase mode with all the great Wrestlemania Moments from my childhood and caught the bug again. I was unaware of the network at that time and decided for a free month and $10.00 a month why not. The rest is a hobby that I never thought could be taken a seriously as I take it.
So lets get down to brass tacks here and set up what I am going to be blogging about here. I am going to try and blog everyday with my thoughts and feelings about the sport in general, and takeaways from the shows from the night before or the PPV’s that have happen. While I am mostly going to concentrate on WWE ( as that is what I am most familiar with) I will do my best to keep up with the goings on of TNA, NJPW, ROH, and of course the new ALL ELITE Wrestling. I will reach back into the past and even blog about some past PPV’s and big moments in the world of pro wrestling’s past. I will start my official entries this Sunday 1/13/2019 with my review of NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, and what I thought of the first Takeover for the brand.
So lets get an example of what some of this blog will be about. My topic today as an the example entry lets call it is the aforementioned All Elite Wrestling and the beginnings of that brand. As most of us saw on January 1st 2019, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Adam “Hangman” Page announced officially the start of AEW. People were not shocked with this as the independent PPV, All In, from Chicago in 2018 was a massive success, and may have signaled a new era in pro wrestling. This was a PPV that I believe was funded by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks. This came after Dave Meltzer (of wrestling observer fame) said that an ROH PPV would not sell 10,000 tickets anytime soon. Cody took that as a challenge and tweeted at Meltzer later saying “I’ll take that bet Dave”. It was, of course, a massive success and laid the ground work for AEW.
After the announcements that PAC (WWE’s Nevill) and Chris Jericho will be joining Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks at AEW, Vince should be worried. This entire AEW birth is very similar to the start of the Monday Night Wars. AEW is backed by Shahid Khan, a billionaire and owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will not see to the day to day operations of AEW, but his son will. This is very similar to the Ted Turner/ Eric Bischoff combo with WCW in the early 90’s when they made a run at WWE.
I feel, and this is completely my opinion, but you know that you would not be reading this if you didn’t, the entire future of pro wrestling lies in the choice of Kenny Omega. Omega going to AEW will solidify them as a legit promotion and entice other big names to come, and take the fight to WWE. This also means those that are fed up with Vince and his traditional “Giant guys have to get the pushes and the belts” may leave and join Omega is AEW. If Omega wants to go to WWE for the money they offer he is going to, if used correctly, end AEW in its early stages. If Omega holds out and debuts on WWE tv anytime around the start of AEW, it will steal the thunder from AEW and also the viewers. People will want to see the show the Omega is, and witness a man that could have a 5 STAR match with a broom in all his glory.
Wrapping this up, I again want to thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts and feelings about the current state of Pro Wrestling and the excitement that the launch of AEW is going to bring. I expect to see a era upcoming the will be much like that of the Monday Night Wars era, and overall a great product being produced by WWE, AEW, and others. If you have questions for me or want to chat about wrestling shoot me an email. The address is email@example.com