I think I can't watch judgement day 2004 because I knew what happened afterwards before I saw the actual match, that Eddie (who has always been my favorite wrestler) was rushed to the hospital for massive blood loss and actually passed out in the ambulance on the way. I cut my leg on a circular saw once and lost almost a 1/4 of my blood, That's some really scary shit, and when I saw the fountain of blood pouring out of his head after that unbelievable chair shot, I just started getting really nervous and almost couldnt make it through the whole thing. It is incredibly dramatic to watch though, I can't imagine what the fans in attendance that night felt like.
I understand business wise why wwe wants to be pg, because they can get a ton of money in sponsorship/endorsement dollars they wouldn't have otherwise, but I do think wrestling gets held to a different standard than anything else. There is blood and sex and violent acts in a lot of pg rated shows and movies, but heaven forbid wrestling ever did something like that, or it would be back to tv-14 ratings.
Which matches would you guys like to see on PPV that wwe hasn't offered yet? I'd like to see some Daniel Bryan vs Mark Henry before Henry actually retires. I know they have wrestled on tv but I'd like a nice 20+ minutes of PPV quality action.
Ah, I see. Perfectly understandable considering the scenario. I've been fortunate enough to never had anything that drastic occur to me so the match, while I view it, doesn't quite hit home. It's still absurd and gravely brutal, but it's one of my all time favorite matches. It's great, emotional, a bit scary, and shows the heart wrestlers can produce in dire situations.
THANK YOU. The Office is TV PG and yet it deals with sex as a topic on a frequent basis. Yet WWE can't talk about that. Can't show a bit of heightened violence. Can't do anything remotely taboo and I think it is a bit extreme. Ok, fine we're not in the Attitude or Ruthless Aggression eras. Not a problem. Why does that have to force WWE to have to try and put the product at a different level? The topics at hand can be toned down. Just not completely removed. Don't understand it. PG on tv isn't PG like how it is in movies. I think WWE priorities are trying to please the wrong people and not to those who actually like & care to watch the product.
PPV match that we haven't gotten yet? Danielson vs Henry would be grand. That's a good pick for me. To offer something new I'd say Cesaro vs Sheamus on PPV. Or Cesaro vs a slew of talent. Even someone who's currently a heel like Rollins. Cesaro vs Rollins on PPV with a nice bit of time behind it. I'd salivate.