Why oh Why does the IWC have to dump on everything?
by, 01-30-2012 at 01:18 PM (3502 Views)
Hello Everybody, pay attention.
I've not been writing here for long but I've read shit loads of blogs, the majority of which are just recycled every week. Examples include "Who needs to get pushed","Why WWE has ruined X and Y's push","What I would have done about Raw/Smackdown/Previous PPV". It's a bit tiresome an unoriginal, much like this blog but what you will read below is pure passion.
I watched Royal Rumble 2012 last night and here are my thoughts on how things turned out.
Match 1: Daniel Bryan retains world heavyweight title. Not much wrong with this, predicatably Bryan won and thankfully not many people are complaining about that, as he is the iwc golden boy at the moment. People generally have been complaining about how weak he looks. He doesn't look weak to me, he looks opportunistic. I'm enjoying his run as champ.
Match 2: The Diva's 8-Way was unexpectedly a present surprise. If I am going to watch a Diva's match it's nice for an old fashioned 8 person tag as a surprise match. Kelly Kelly did a freaking top rope splash to the outside. You may hate but she was clearly making the effort.
Match 3: alot of people thought it would end in a similar way and they were correct. Thankfully people aren't shitting on it and if they are look at it this way. Kane looks stronger and not weak. Though most will probably forget this scenario and go mad as usual when Cena ends up winning the feud. I don't know if any of you know shit about wrestling in it's purest form, but good guy wins. Don't shit all over Cena when he wins. Watch it play out.
Match 4: Funkasaurus beat Drew in an impromptu match. I have no problem at all with unadvertised matches like a lot of you self anointed wrestling geniuses, I find them to be a nice surprise.
Match 5: CM Punk beat Ziggler. The cynic in me says that Dolph was made to look extremely weak but I was entertained as I was kept guessing what would happen. When the ending is not what you expect you have to say well done, ove you block out the internet voices.
Match 6: Royal Rumble was good fun I thought. The announcers entering was decent fare, I actually enjoyed Cole going apoplectic about Lawler and Booker being entrants. The IWC influence tells me "Cole entering was a waste of time/resources Blah blah" but the rumble is about surprises and this one didn't disappoint. Loved seeing Road Dogg and the crowd really digged Hacksaw. Kofi's hand walking was ace and arguably the moment of the rumble. What I really liked though was the choice of winner. Already there are those throwing their toys out of the pram and saying it doesn't make sense that Sheamus would win. There are 62 days left until Mania, I'm very very VERY sure that they will build it up to Mania properly. Most Royal Rumble's the winner is unfortunately obvious even to fairweathered fans and everyone thought either Jericho or Orton. So for Sheamus to win was awesome and unexpected.
So I have already read many blogs around the world today giving "expert" opinions on several missed opportunities, WWE fucking everything up as usual etc.
Basically alot of you out there need to grow up. Why are you wasting your time analysing wrestling? Just sit back and enjoy. I really really imagine that alot of you absolutely flip out at the tv screen/computer when you see something that doesn't exactly go your way. Basically 90% of all internet dedicated wrestling fans give wrestling fans a bad name, and that might even be a generous statistic. The Royal Rumble wasn't predictable at all even though most of you tried to ruin it before you began to watch it. Here is my opinion on big events of the last month, and compared to popular opinion spouted generally.
Daniel Bryan is an opportunistic heel. Thankfully, there are a good few rational people out there who are impressed with his run as champion and see him for what he is, an opportunistic sneak. And what is wrong with that? it doesn't make him look weak, he's been up against bloody Mark Henry and Big Show. How is he supposed to fucking dominate them? Instead of crying out about him being a weak champion you should be thankful that WWE aren't treating you like children and expecting you to buy that he can take out Show and Henry in a straight up contest.
Thankfully alot of the internet is quite sane and are completely behind this Funkasaurus character. And thankfully alot of people think it's a completely good idea. Some of you are too uptight to enjoy things like this however and you take wrestling too seriously. When you get a bit older or maybe a bit more sensible you will cop on to the fact that wrestling isn't supposed to be serious, and never was, unless your actually in the biz and it's your job.
The Chris Jericho thing. Why do you get upset about what they are doing wrong with the angle? Why jump to conclusions and declare it dead in the water each and every week? Why not just watch it without any IWC know-it-all's influencing your opinion, and watch it for what it is? A big belief among former wrestlers is that wrestling has lost it's surprise factor, and this is because of internet. This Jericho angle has been lambasted as much as it has been praised for the fact that WWE appear to be trying to keep people guessing. You either like to be surprised in wrestling (Which i do) or you expect to know what happens, and then shit over everything because it was so damn predictable EVEN THOUGH you wanted it to happen.
Punk/Laurenitis is interesting. Yes it's been somewhat done before but it is being done in another way. They haven't gone full blown into whatever plan they are going for. The friction has been slow, and not obvious at all. I'm enjoying it, I don't have a clue which way they are going with this and I like it and am interested in it. Some people don't like it because they can't see where it is going. If you're reading this and that describes yourself, you shouldn't be watching wrestling. I'm very serious too, cause you just don't get it. Trying to explain this would be too much for some of you to get your head around too.
If you have any of my points that you would like to argue over with me intelligently I welcome a chance to prove me wrong and/or show me up. For example, I am now backtracking and have realised that my "Only 10% of internet fans are rational" is actually quite probably not true and definitely over irrational. Probably alot more of all watchers are sane and know how to watch the product without getting emotional. Maybe it's just cause I'm Irish and we generally take things as they are without looking too deep into them? Or maybe I can be accused of being delighted with the Sheamus win cause he's Irish? If you think that Irish bias comes into it you are ignoring why I liked Sheamus as a winner. It was a surprise and that's why I liked it. Even if Miz won, I would have been happy as it wasn't obvious.
So please comment if you read this and you think I am being unfair, completely right, a pretentious dickhead, whatever, just comment. By the way, I don't block comments like some people on here so feel free to say anything you want.