It is undeniable at this point that professional wrestling is encountering major growth across all spectrums. This article will help explain some of it and point you in the right direction for how to keep up with all the great content that is being produced.
In this third episode of “Experience”, Kris Levin discusses his various roles within the professional wrestling industry.
He explains what booking is, the struggles he has faced thus far, and his strong desire to elevate women’s professional wrestling
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Introducing the first episode of EXPERIENCE…
Anyone who reads the “dirt sheets” knows that WWE has been and will be making changes to its developmental system. For starters, they are creating a “finishing school” in Connecticut nearby their headquarters.
There will also be changes regarding NXT. “WWE will begin filming NXT episodes at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, reports PWInsider.com, and the talent roster will be made up of Developmental wrestlers. Tapings are scheduled to be bi-weekly at the Full Sail Live Venue” (PWTorch). It seems this new strategy is based somewhat off of the TNA Impact Wrestling tapings in Orlando. There are benefits for doing this; wrestlers performing in front of basically the same crowd of people week after week are forced to learn new “tricks” and up their game. The college crowd should also give reasonably good reactions (pops, heat, etc) to the wrestlers. Using the apparently “state of the art” facilities that Full Sail University has can help train new production crew members. A question I have, though, is whether or not this will be replacing FCW tapings. It appears NXT will use FCW roster members, so is it instead of or in addition to?
WrestleMania 28 has come and gone. The dust has settled, and the results are in.
The winner of possibly the biggest main event in ‘Mania history, The Rock vs John Cena is…
THE ROCK! (If you Smell!!!! cue the music)
I’m kinda, sorta happy with the result. Yes, I wore a Rock shirt whilst I was watching The Show of Shows at a Buffalo Wild Wings. Yes, I chanted “Cena Sucks” during the back and forth chants. Yet, all I truly wanted was a good showing. Part of me actually wanted Cena to win.
Most people who tried to figure out the outcome from an unbiased perspective, saw Cena coming out on top.
I was one of those people!
Would it not make sense to have the man that, for better or for worse, is the face of the company to come out on top despite all the “haters” and “rise above”? Why have The Rock, although one of the greatest, win if he isn’t a full time superstar?
What does it say when the guy who hasn’t wrestled one on one in about 7 years pins your company’s main guy to the mat and picks up a clean victory?
Eric from The Fanboy Next Door has returned after short, two week hiatus.
This episode we discuss:
Road to Wrestlemania
Behind the Curtain
Episode 3 of SMACKTalk is now up on YouTube!
This quick episode includes a RAW Recap and discussion on Road to WrestleMania!
Ari hosts this one on his own as Eric was busy with school work!
Wade Barrett injury
Chris Brown & CM Punk controversy
Wrestlemania 28 and more!
Haven’t posted an article in quite some time, but I have found a few minutes to write something that has been bugging me for a bit.
So all professional wrestling fans, whether hardcore or occasional viewer, is anticipating the upcoming battle between The Rock and John Cena.
Most of the hardcore, or Internet Wrestling Community Fans, are cheering for The Rock. I must admit, I do consider myself a very passionate fan and a member of the IWC. However, I shall also admit that I disagree with a lot of what the IWC has in mind for professional wrestling. I find much of what they say to be stupid, ignorant, impractical, not business savvy in the least, and markish.
I’d like to take some time to make my first real blog post about something I am truly passionate about. This something is pro-wrestling.
Many of you will see the title of this post and simply scroll on. I can’t blame you. Pro-wrestling has a horrible rap in the eyes of many people. Because of this, and the fact it is not deemed as “cool” because it is “fake” or “gay”, many have not even given it a chance. This has also led to the ridicule of those few you know who do enjoy it and and call themselves fans. I did not say “proudly call themselves fans” for a reason. Many fans, myself included, are “in the closet”, for the most part, about being a fan. Now that I’m in college, and word has slipped out amongst my older friends from high school, I am more open about my love for sports entertainment.