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Re: WWE is between The Rock & a Hard Place.


When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness“. -Tecumseh.

If you didn’t already know from previous Blog Entries; am a massive fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Many people ask why I follow something I know is faked & staged? My response is always; that millions of people in Britain are devoted viewers of ‘EastEnders’ & ‘Coronation Street’. Soap operas that depict the fictional lives of working class people based in London [‘Eastenders’] & Manchester [‘Coronation Street’]. Both are the most watched Television Programs in the UK & a large percentage of the population know the names of each individual character but NOT the name of one member Cabinet of their own Government..!!

The following shows how obsessive; certain viewers can become confusing TV fiction with reality..!!

A British Fan of ‘Coronation Street’ wearing a T-Shirt in a campaign to free from Jail the character ‘ Gail Platt’.

An actual campaign resulting in some people even making communication with their local Minister for Parliament on behalf  of  ‘ Gail Platt’ demanding her instant release..!! This is the UK, a nation that’s 6th largest in the World for GDP.   

Therefore; being a fan of WWE isn’t really to be mocked at; as at least the individuals involved are a mixture of Athletes, Actors, Comedians, Movie Stunt Performers, Circus Performers even Entrepreneurs.

Official T-Shirts made by the WWE are more fashionable than what can be seen above Photo.

Selling oneself as a Wrestler is vital; get the other 5 points on point, then have a creative say in your products more Merchandise         of that Wrestler get’s bought = more time on air / Main Event entertainer.

You can’t help but admire everybody involved in that profession that attempts to be 6 different things at once.

Then in addition; the organization’s Travel Schedule is without doubt the toughest in ANY Sport or Entertainment  Industry…

Each year – 300 days going to nations as varied as Chile, Romania, China & New Zealand.

Have a look at this & one word comes into play…  major Jet-Lag: http://www.wwelivetour.com/eventlistings

Hilary Clinton in her current role does some Air-Miles yet she doesn’t then have to give an energetic performance in a handicap match against Lay-Cool.

The WWE has had some unforgettable individuals, my own personal favourites being…

Slick – a sort of 70’s pimp gangster lean Don King type of guy that was a Manager of numerous Wrestlers in the late 8o’s / early 90’s.

Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart – the nickname gives a good indication but with a personality similar to ‘The Thing’ of ‘The Fantastic Four’.

Macho King Randy Savage – a former fan favourite that became bitter & paranoid due to his feelings of a conspiracy against him.

Yet, the most unforgettable is without doubt The Rock; I’ll let the Video explain during his late 90’s / early 2000 prime…

He left the WWE to pursue a career as a Hollywood Movie Star & has had a decent time. It could have been an embarrassing move but instead has been credible whilst NOT spectacular.

Yet, for some unknown reason at the age of 38 he decides to make his return to the WWE & face perhaps the Wrestler that’s has the best stamina  in John Cena. Whilst this is puzzling what more is that the actual match will occur at Wrestlemania 28 on April 1st 2012?

By the WWE already announcing this match one year in advance; it’s placed itself in a hard place. In the age of the disposable; can fans be expected to have an… ‘almost childlike urge  for the next Christmas Day on Boxing Day type of excitement‘ for this match?

What can possibly occur to make this match actually reach the levels of hype that it has already created especially via Social Networking? The old saying is ‘strike whilst the iron is hot’ yet the WWE Universe will have to wait an entire year… very strange decision.

Another negative; is currently the WWE has a roster of real talent of that would easily sell the Championship…

The Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga, John Morrision, R Truth, Rey Mysterio jr, CM Punk, Randy ‘The Viper’ Orton, Christian, Ezekiel Jackson, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett & Kane.

Whilst looking for a YouTube Video to provide evidence of the above, I came across Glen Jacobs a.k.a Kane speaking on his personal political beliefs. He’s highly impressive in the manner that he explains his opinions:

So, actually being a long-standing WWE Champion wouldn’t be a problem for him to push yet WWE seems to stick to both favourites & keep returning to established stars of it’s past? How must the rest of the roster feel, am puzzled as a Fan yet they live it daily?

I attended the annual WrestleMania Party at my friends due to the way the English School Calendar was this week due to Half-Term; I watched it with his 9yr old & Wife along with 9 other guests. Whilst eating take-away from Pizza Hut & KFC, laughing at when rival wrestlers got beat. My the hosts 9yr old wasn’t to impressed with me when Rey Mysterio jr lost to the Cody Rhodes.

Yet getting back to the point, debate at the WrestleMania Party began on the WWE’s instance of constantly playing it safe instead of giving it’s current considerable talent an opportunity to shine.

WrestleMania 27 was Triple H, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Rock ALL on the same Card… it’s not 2001.

Maybe, it’s the alleged favouritism that the McMahon Family hold within the organization… if they like you; then you’re ‘in’ BIG Time.

Personally, am not that impressed with The Miz as a complete package due to all the previous great Champions not needing a support act unlike him with the annoying Alex Riley.

Maybe, that’s the angle in having The Miz as Champion in that Fans will always question his ability… The Ultimate Heel.

Yet, if I was on the WWE roster I wouldn’t be to happy that Vince McMahon & the Family seem to view The Miz as their ‘Blue Eyed Boy’.

I also don’t buy all this NEW found respect that everybody has for The Miz; he has adequate in-ring ability but great communication skills that actually sell arenas & Pay Per-Views. People have to remember that in terms of pure Wrestling ability; John Morrison is superior. Yet this proves what’s currently wrong with the Talent Scouts & / or those that direct the Story-Lines at the WWE.

My solutions are…

Let’s have a WWE; that has gives ALL its talent equal opportunity & confidence in that ANY of them can be Main Event material especially at Wrestlemania. More importantly, I’d like to see more unpredictability within the organization such as…

  • ALL Championships changing hands at House Shows especially on foreign tours (non-televised events) such as Liverpool.
  • Stop having guaranteed Elite Wrestlers e.g Edge, John Cena & Sheamus getting all the decent exposure along with story-lines.
  • Invest in actors / comedians teaching talent how to better project themselves / persona’s by going on the road with the WWE.
  • New & current WWE African-American talent to be better promoted; after the last Election am sure White America can deal with a World Champion of any racial background & nationality.
  • Bring back the old style WWF recorded Promos & having less Mic In-Ring Time as not everybody’s a good live on the Mic e.g                            Daniel Bryan, Chris Masters & Heath Slater etc. have In-Ring ability but terrible on the Mic.
  • Cyber Sunday needs reinstatement, as an event that perfectly connected to the 21st Century Digital Age but was scrapped?
  • Championships changing hands on Raw, Smackdown & Superstars. As fans know they ONLY occur on Pay-Per-Views.
  • Gobal WWE Fan Panel Forum, a contest could be created. These travel with the WWE & delivering reports on improvements / suggestions.

As a Kid when I first fell in love (that’s the correct term) with the World Wrestling Federation, due to it’s unique energy with amazing personalities

The fella below was the first Wrestler, I connected with & became a fan of due to having a personality but excellent Wrestling ability; as seen in the below Video:

Yet, was never given the push to become a World Champion. I hope this doesn’t happen to any of the current roster…

always Best Man but NEVER The Groom‘.

The WWE seems not to get talent like Mr. Perfect these days? Now, it seems talent is coming from those that couldn’t make it as Pro NFL or NBA Players, Reality Television, Good Looking Females e.g The Bella Twins.

The Miz being a prime example of this new approach to WWE Recruitment; he might be awesome but he’ll NEVER be Perfect.

Back to the theme of this Blog Entry…

The Rock had his day & next year in his Home Town of Miami; I predict he’ll make a fool of himself & tarnish  that legacy of his.

He should have never returned & left Professional Wrestling in his earlier superb prime.

Maybe he should get a book about Tecumseh & learn about a real legend.

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Re: Is pacifism within our Western Culture creating violence?


From Blogger – Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Am 28yrs old & my first encounter with violence was during my very 1st year
in School or Infants as we call it in 1988.

What I remember was feeling angry because of a random attack by a fellow classmate; he hit me for no reason. After the crying & being separated comforted by the Teacher; he did it again. Yet, what occurred in me was a feeling was pure rage.
I just began to slap him again & again & again; The Bully became the victim.

He was curled up in the cloakroom; crying until the same Teacher whom looked after me stooped my attack. When asked why I did it I shouted
“He HIT ME”.
I can still instantly connect to the pure feeling of punishing him in that righteous manner.

My classmates along with Teachers we’re in shock for the rest of the afternoon. This gave me the realization that being violent isn’t popular or impresses people.
Both The Bully & victim (me) we’re separated from the rest of the class not in a physical separate desks manner but cold shoulder approach.

I got collected by my Farther who’s was told about the incident; he just said in his typical Yorkshire attitude…
“Shouldn’t ‘ave started with me Lad, should he”.

The Teacher actually agreed* [this point is vital, I’ll refer to it later].

Later on in my Life my Farther would tell me stories of people in his Industrial Factory Age of working having fights with Management.
Whilst this reads as shocking; it created a natural order equilibrium as Line Management wouldn’t exploit the workforce.
If they did then it would no longer be Employee & Manager; it would be Man vs. Man.

Yet, the age of Industry has left the Western World & re-located to China thus we live along with work in the Age of Information… different attitudes (some for the better… Sexual Equality being one) different type of work.

The following day everything was normal expect one classmate called me possibly out of both respect & fear… Panthro Which as the day progressed the majority called me this title expect The Bully.
This is the reason why I was given this nickname & the first in the class to have one.

Watch from 3mins : 48secs (it fades for a short 2second break but returns)

This type of Children’s Cartoon wouldn’t be allowed in this early 21st Century due to it’s pure action based on conflict & violence.

This named stayed with me till the end of Junior school.
Whilst, it was a cool name it was born out of another child connecting me with a tough & violent cartoon character. Due to The Bully feeling pain & humiliation he never repeated his random acts on violence on anybody.

Fights occurred afterwards I might have another two during my time in the Infant & Junior School but the lesson was the pain of getting hit isn’t nice unlike what’s seen on the TV or Movies.
So, by experiencing such nerves, distress, possible humiliation & pain fighting sort of didn’t occur by the time Secondary School happened. The slap’s & fists we’re replaced by very foul language usually about each others Mother’s inspired by the humour of watching…

Then by 12yrs old; you start getting interested in the opposite sex. Girls simply aren’t into Boy’s that get satisfaction in dishing punches on others; as these types are emotionally backward.

If fights did occur; then they we’re allowed to happen in the Playground for a manner of time until the Teacher on duty skilfully broke it up at a stage when both fighters could claim victory thus feeding both Teenage ego’s.

That was then, what happens now is…

Due to what I classify as the Feminisation of Western Society; violence / self-defence is frowned upon. A ‘Social faux pas’ would be the best description.
Due to compensation culture; School’s have no choice to forget that *1980’s attitude as mentioned earlier & have zero-tolerance even if a Child does so in Self-Defence.

The following 2011 incident from Australia; has gone viral around the world [it’s Portuguese subtitles / English audio]:

Yet, BOTH students have been warned about their conduct. When it’s obvious that the only one whom should be disciplined is the arrogant Bully.

In the UK; it’s now common for students to face expulsion if a fight is ‘deemed serious’. These would have been expected just 15yrs previously as a stage of progression.

Currently; in the UK our Children are becoming more violent yet violence is deemed as wrong especially within Compulsory Education. My opinion is that whilst not to be promoted violence around Children needs to be seen as part of the growing process. Elements of human nature whilst not nice are confrontation & violence; the way to solve this is to first expect what we are & we’re we came from…

If people didn’t get turned on by violence why do people still watch Films about it or have friends round to watch the big Pay-Per-View Boxing Fight.

Some examples that we all are popular within contemporary culture…

That Pencil ain’t to complete his Newspaper Crossword..!!

This is perhaps my favourite WWE Match of ALL-Time; simply cause it’s vicious:

Feminisation & pacifism is attempting to eradicate these urges in people yet they cannot be controlled. The worrying aspect is Adults are now becoming violent with more regularity especially on a the Saturday night out.
The Booze & Illegal Narcotics play a massive role but they allow the what’s inside a person to be released.

Whilst this movement of feminisation & pacifism has good intentions; it’s simply having the opposite effect. Then people feeling isolated due to this Capitalist Target Driven Materialistic Being Young / Trendy Vanity obsessed society; people are angry or doubt others & more worrying themselves.
This results in anger.

The ONLY way Human’s as a species can evolve is if we expect everything about our collective Psychology… we are greedy, selfish, lustful, jealous, lazy, hard, ignorant, working, disciplined, kind, insightful etc etc…

Yet we try to repress the negative by saying this or that isn’t Socially expectable yet the major powers of the Western World fight War’s / Conflicts with their Military.

The ironic thing about Violence in School’s are the promotion of the Armed Forces in School as a possible career path in the majority of the Western world..!!

The current UK Government want to promote former Military staff to become School Teachers; they claim to re-gain discipline that’s been lost especially within areas of poverty. So… people that have been trained to be aggressive & kill on order are now going to be teaching in School’s we’re children fighting results in possible suspension / expulsion?

This latter point sums up the hypocritical stance that exhibits in the Western World e.g open expression of Pornography is frowned upon yet when major corporations use sexual images in their Ad’s it’s deemed acceptable even if they are broadcast during Prime Family viewing Time?

If the President views Colonel Gaddafi as being a kinda Bully or more serious kind; why doesn’t he start a conversation with him explaining what he’s doing is wrong?
Cause am sure the Campaign gives instructions on how to report Bullying & also attempting to show ‘why it’s not cool to be one‘.

So, much for the Noble Institute thinking that giving him the Peace Award might make him more Jimmy Carter than George W. Bush when it comes to Foreign Policy. Maybe they should ask for it back, perhaps?

Am not saying he shouldn’t do anything but the President should of publicly requested a personal meeting with the Colonel to talk about the situation rather than go direct for the attack.

That’s approach simply provides evidence why our entire relationship with Violence needs to be understood along with accepted that it’s part of who we are for better & worse.

It’s within Nature…


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