let's face it, professional wrestling was the first "reality show." but For those of us old enough to remember pro wrestling's golden age of the 1980's, or even better the the explosion in popularity during the late 1990's, most would agree that the product has been pretty hard to watch in recent years. hell, many of the legends from the aforementioned time frame (at least those still alive #AnotherStoryForAnotherTime) often state in interviews that they rarely watch today's wrestling programming. Increasingly more each year since maybe 2010, the story-lines got more & more idiotic-and even worse, wrestling fans were forced to endure hours & hours of mediocre amateurs simply not ready for the big time. Wrestler after wrestler came & went-after being proclaimed as The next big thing." but finally, it appears that the dark days might be slowly coming to an end. Don't get me wrong, watching three hours & nine minutes of Monday night raw may still be a bit much. But recording raw on the dvr, so that you don't miss some of the more recent bright spots can definitely satisfy one's craving for a little scripted violence.
the shield debuted at the survivor series, in November 2012. Since then they've been one of the two hottest thing things going in sports entertainment. for the first year or so, the three-man tandem consisting of dean ambrose, seth rollins & roman reigns were eerily similar to the hall, hogan & nash nwo-but now have shed that image to become a much more respectable interest. a quick search of YouTube will provide many, many links of the shield appearing from out of the crowd, to hand out a pretty heavy beat-down to almost every top star in the wwe. though each member has his own interesting bit about him, it appears that roman reigns is set for a big push in the near future (more on that later).
I've gotta admit that i vehemently dismissed these dudes as another one of those ridiculously cartoonish gimmick s that vince McMahon is known for; but upon further examination, these cats are pretty dope. they are unusually violent for today's pg-era talents. and they're entrance in priceless. "we're here..."
Daniel bryan probably should have appeared first on this list, as he is far & away the wwe's most popular star at this time. the brain-trust, behind the wwe seems to not totally be aware of this fact, as they continuously try to push more muscle-bound talents over him. bit clearly the fans have another way of looking at this scenario. For the last few months, no matter who was in the ring, the fans eagerly chant daniel bryan's name & his signature catch-phrase "yes!!!" from city to city. Highly talented, and possessing an "regular guy" appeal, he is the future of pro wrestling. whether Vince McMahon agrees or not.
The Big Man Roman Reigns is part of long Samoan Bloodline of wrestlers several generations deep. The Anoa'i family includes The Rock, High Chief Peter Maivia, The Wild Samoans, The Headshrinkers, The Samoan Swat Team, The Usos, Yokozuna & More. Anyone with any awareness of wrestling history understands just how deep that goes. As for roman reigns himself, between the spear, the super-punch & the evil glare that he gives from across the ring, there is absolutely a WWE Championship Belt in his future. The near Future.
And while we're on the subject of the Anoa'i family, current WWE tag Team Champions the Usos provide an excitement not provided since the famous Cruiserweight battles from WCW's heyday. Jimmy & Jey Uso jump around & On your head in route to victory after victory-and provide a nice little dose of Samoan Culture each time they enter the ring.
Not alot to say here. if you can get past the fact that some ass-clown thought it would be okay to name homie "Big E. Langston," one will find a huge spectacle of muscle-bound ferocity. ?should i say more??? Current intercontinental champion too.
Filed under the category of "underutilized talents," Dolph Ziggler very much reminds me of ric flair in his prime. However it is ever so clear that he has pissed someone off at wwe headquarters. After getting a pretty big push in the beginning, that included a World Heavyweight Championship run, Ziggler has since been relegated to being buried at mid-card level status for at least the past year. At whatever point he sees his way out of the doghouse, it would be great to see him paired with a newly re-signed "nature boy" ric flair. could be great...