Re: Analyze This: Blading & Bleeding
Used properly, I think it can elevate a certain type of match by introducing a touch of risk and reality. Every trick has a time and place, blading included, but when blood becomes an everyday part of ordinary matches or, even worse, certain wrestlers forgo moderation in favour of making themselves look like knife attack victims then it loses effectiveness.
Everyone's range of too much, too little and just right is different, so me giving examples of when I considered blood a positive and when I thought it failed and became silly wouldn't be of much use. I don't know...recently, the Cena/Lesner match is one I remember being enhanced whereas anything involving an older, bloody Ric Flair in TNA almost always verged on overkill.