It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 12th of 2020. Today Brian discusses our rekindled appreciation for pro wrestling in these troubled times and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
I Heart Pro Wrestling…More Than Ever Before
The last couple of weeks have certainly been one wild roller coaster of emotions for many people. The uncertainty of the Covid-19 virus has people in lockdowns and self quarantines. Concerts and sporting events have been postponed and/or cancelled. All large gatherings are to be prevented and social distancing is the mantra of many who are dealing with this pandemic. In the middle of all of this, is professional wrestling, who have also been affected by the situation.
Pro wrestling has always been one of the constants in pop culture. Through tragedies and other crisis’, wrestling has usually always persevered and gave its fans something to look forward to each and every week. Sure, some promotions have completely shut down operations for the interim…but others like WWE and AEW will continue to move forward. As the old saying goes, “The show must go on.” It is nice to have some sort of escape from the daily reminders to wash your hands and avoid large gatherings and hearing about this crisis minute by minute.
Both WWE and AEW have put on shows without fans in empty venues…just to provide us with some much needed entertainment. While some fans have taken to social media to still complain about how these shows are presented, I believe the majority are truly appreciative. Sure, seeing these shows without an audience is weird and different…but it is the love of this business that gravitates us to our television screens.
It also gives me an appreciation of just how much a fan base can make or break a show. Fan participation is just as important for an event as the wrestlers themselves. I miss hearing the roar of a jam packed arena. I miss hearing the cheers and boos and chants of “This is awesome” and “Holy Shit!” The wrestlers and announcers also fed off of that emotion and gave just a little bit extra due to a shot of adrenaline.
Those days seem like they happened so long ago…but they will return once again. Pro wrestling has given many of us years of great joy, passion and heartache. Maybe with this temporary change in the way we must view one of our favorite forms of entertainment, can we once again appreciate it like the way we did when we were younger. I still love professional wrestling and love it more now than ever before.
Not even The Fiend is letting anyone in anymore….
Marty Jannetty returning to the scene of the crime.
The evolution of Dusty Rhodes
Uncle Arn Anderson at the beach with Reid and Charlotte Flair.
Vicki and Eddie Guerrero on their wedding day.
A random pic of Michelle McCool and The Undertaker with tigers.
Very cool tequila bottles shaped as Lucha Libre masks.
MJF’s number 1 fan…Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The Dynamic Duo versus the Road Warriors
The first three Women’s Royal Rumble winners.
Alexa Bliss is 4 Life
Zack Ryder’s ex girlfriend Tennille and current girlfriend Chelsea
WWE Ring Announcer Mike Rome’s girlfriend and former MLW interviewer Vanessa Craft.
Drake Maverick’s wife and fellow wrestler Rene Michelle.
The Neidhart Sisters
Bayley’s sister Brenda
Charly Caruso maintaining her figure during the outbreak.
This was an actual modeling ad for Wal-Mart. The model resembles an awful lot like AEW’s Orange Cassidy
Wrestlemania 36 be like….
Hillbilly Jim guest starring on the Hew Haw variety show in 1987.
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