Originally Posted by Walk-In
Eh, I still think good wrestling is there. It's just from the guys that are good. Like, John Cena Vs. Brock Lesnar drew me in. I wasn't watching that match & thinking about snowflakes or anything, I was just drawn-in. Same with Shawn/Taker (both times). The good performers can still make me care. There's an emotional connection to their matches because they make you buy into it & turn into an everyday mark all over again. That feeling is what wrestling is all about. It's FUN. I LOVED the Cena/Batista Last Man Standing match & thought the duct tape finish was genius. I know it is not everyone's cup of tea but I really dug that. That match drew me in too. I have been watching wrestling for like twenty-five years or something silly now, so it's not very often when I see something that I have never seen before!
You're certainly not wrong with what you're saying, but surely it goes more with the grain of your matured tastes and opinions as opposed to childish glee. Don’t get me wrong, you can’t genuinely feign having fun watching something. You describe it though as more of an....appreciation for how things are done, rather than watching with that doe-eyed expression a 10 year old Walk-In would carry as he watched his favourite personalities kick serious arse on the tube. Our innocence is lost I’m afraid when we discuss things in detail, and we don’t settle for just anything anymore. Now the company has to cater to our
Why is it that they have to live that rockstar lifestyle outside of the ‘E for you to believe in them? Not trying to be smart, but it is a viewpoint that a lot of people seem to carry around here when talking about the vanilla midgets and why steroids need to make a comeback. The appreciation and well-tuned subjectivism might be there when you credit things like Cena and Batista’s misadventures with duct tape, but it still is something that dictates to your broadened palette no? It was good writing that made it fun/amusing, which you recognized yeah? The veil will never be fully raised for you again, and you can even appreciate things like Twitter for what they could
do for the world of kayfabe, as well as why the company wants stuff like this to get the ahead of the proverbial pack.
By the way, it’s good to see optimism return to the sunny shores of WF after what was a generally positively reviewed PPV in TLC. Maybe a lot will now realize why they decide to stick with it through thick and thin to get their entertainment kicks. Perhaps this ratings prioritisation will be put on the back burner until certain situations call for such theorising.