What’s up with pro wrestling?

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2012 at 2:15 AM

As I sit here watching the Macho Man Randy Savage DVD, it got me thinking, what happened to good wrestling?

I grew up with the “Monday Night Wars” between Vince McMahon’s WWE and Ted Turner’s WCW. I would love WWE, whereas my brother loved WCW. We would watch one and tape the other for watching later. Sadly, some years ago, Vince got full control over Turner’s failing wrestling promotion, thus ending forever any competition with World Wrestling Federation.

I know that pro wrestling is geared towards the young kids just entering the latter stages of elementary or entering high school, but it is not entertaining anymore. For a promotion who is the “world wide leader in sports entertainment”, they should have a little more sport, or some more entertaining.

Good wrestlers, such as Savage, Vader, the Steiner Brother, Mike Awesome, Dusty Rhodes, Arn and Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard, among others have all gotten old, retired, or died, but the Internet says guys like CM Punk, and John Cena are good talents. I have seen a few matches with both, and I cannot see any wrestling “talent” from either.

The biggest element from pro wrestling I have in my mind is when The Undertaker was supposed to be a dark minister, and “sacraficed” Mideon. I have no idea why, but its stuck there.

For good wrestling, I turn to Lucha Libre out of Mexico. There, they say it’s a tradition. Quite a few good wrestlers come out of Japan, but for some odd reason, American promoters seem to think slow, boring matches with big guys is what we want to see. The match between Rey Mysterio and Dean Melanko was epic. Two small guys who had great technical skills made a fantastic match. When rey got called up to WWE, he became a body builder and lost a ton of technical skill; now he is just another big guy in WWE.

Sadly, Chris Benoit is no longer with us, but will forever be linked to the era of good wrestling, as will Mike Awesome. Hit up the Internet and watch Mike Awesome v Masato Tanaka.

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