It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 37th of 2021. Today Brian looks at Big E’s title win and how we should all learn from the reactions he received worldwide and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
BIG E’s Big Day
This past Monday, Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win his first world title. Wrestlers from all over…spanning different organizations praised Big E’s victory. It showed just how well liked and respected he is with the wrestling/sports entertainment industry. It also should be noted, that most of today’s wrestlers are actually friends with one another and the “wrestling war” that many fans talk about nowadays is more of a fantasy than reality. Sure, Tony Khan wants to compete with WWE and I am sure Vince McMahon would love to see AEW struggle, but in the grand scheme of things…most wrestlers are happy for each other and their success.
With all that said, it just makes fans who complain and put down a certain product or organization look silly. Bottom line is, it is good to have alternatives and options for both wrestlers and fans. The more alternatives the more opportunities for wrestlers to apply their craft. The toxicity from fans is more tribalism than actually wanting to see great wrestling stories play out. When fans root for the demise of a wrestling company, they are basically rooting for less options and alternatives for wrestlers and fans alike. Tribalism in pro wrestling just doesn’t make sense. Some fans just want to belong to a certain company and as the legendary Ricky Morton said…It is okay to like more than one wrestling company.
Regardless of how we feel about Vince McMahon, Tony Khan, Anthem Sports (Impact’s owner), Billy Corgan (NWA) or any other owner…they offer options. I grew up a big WWF fan, as I got older and started buying wrestling magazines and learning about a whole other world in wrestling, my tastes expanded and changed. I don’t like any one company in particular…but I am definitely appreciative of what is available to fans on an almost daily basis. Competition is a good thing….tribalism is not.
I had the opportunity to watch the relaunch of NXT and to be totally honest…it wasn’t bad at all. In actuality, it was very refreshing seeing new talent get used and pushed. The dark set was replaced with a brighter more colorful one. The crowd also seemed a little more lively for this show. Nothing against Triple H and all he accomplished with the brand…but it definitely needed a makeover. Returning to its roots as a developmental group, just might be what NXT needed all along.
Granted, it was just one show and the jury is still out on how this new NXT will fare in the long run…but for now…it seems to be a step in the right direction. Look, with the emergence of AEW, NXT was rendered practically useless. It was no longer a WWE main roster alternative. Maybe this makeover with talent we have never seen before and we can watch grow and develop is a recipe for success? Who knows in the long run, but honestly not a bad first show at all.
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An absolute awesome picture of the new WWE champion Big E with his friend the late Brodie Lee looking over hm.
Johnny Curtis formerly known as Fandango showing off his new Brodie Lee tattoo.
Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes YADA YADA YADA
NXT 2.0….I didn’t hate it. The logo on the other hand….
A teenage Brock Lesnar could still kick most people’s asses.
I love this drawing of the Fiend and Bray Wyatt
I had to do a double take with this pic. Well Done!
The Holy Grail of wrestling jackets…Ribera Steak House in Japan.
Old school WWF drawing…good memories.
What do you think of Many Rose’s new look?
Mrs. Matt Hardy aka Reby Sky
Former WWE interviewer…Charly Arnolt
Melissa Santos has been very outspoken as of late on how AEW treats her husband Brian Cage.
Impact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo
Mickie James has still got it.
In honor of Rick Steiner’s son Bronson Rechsteiner debuting on NXT this week as “Bron Breakker”…here is his uncle Scott Steiner giving his nephew’s new name a 133% shot of being the drizzling sh!ts. Enjoy!
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