This Week in Wrestling 2021 Week 37

Brian Damage

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.

NXT 2.0

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.

Photo Gallery

Welcome back! Welcome Back!

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.

Bianca Carrelli


Video Gallery

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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4 thoughts on “This Week in Wrestling 2021 Week 37

  1. The Whole Tribalism thing has got worse in past two year or so ,Sure the years there been fans who dislike one company or other but now days you point out sillyness or bad booking or something that doesn’t make one bit of sense then you most be a fan of the other company or a mark ( btw the term start out and technically means a fan so. If you paid to see a show your a mark too )never got why started be used as insult ) sorry when off track there 😂 . I love wrestling and a wrestling war would be best for both major company’s and kick start the bussiness in whole and bring in much needed new fans . But instead of supporting it modern fans would soon tear the opposite company apart and hope for it downfall it such a shame .

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  2. Legit happy & glad for Big E. He definitely deserves a nice run with the big belt. Hopefully it’ll be more than just one unlike his boy Kofi. Does that mean Woods is next or would be a stretch based on Vince’s personal preferences?

    I’ll admit as a former world champ, Cage does deserve better, but at the same time, the general consensus online, at least on Twitter, is that he’s boring and desperately needs a mouthpiece as he’s not getting over enough with the fans despite the feuds he’s been in so far. Some of that is true. He could stand to benefit from a mouthpiece, which is why him getting booted out of Team Taz so soon I feel was a short-sighted mistake. Cage is now lost in the shuffle, which bland promos aside, shouldn’t be when you’re a heavyweight that can move like a cruiserweight. I know he does need to bring that killer edge he had back in Lucha Underground & maybe have Khan hire his wife to do the talking for him, much like she does in real life. Kidding, kidding.

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    • Big E is good choice as they needed new face in title picture hoping he stop newday stuff tho (yes I’m grumpy old man ) I know it for the kids and sure it sell lot merch but it little stale.
      If not for wellness I’m sure cage would been picked up by WWE and pushed to moon by Vince’s he had good run in impact til he put Tessa over which won’t have helped either and has damped him in lot fans eyes too .I’m sure one reasons why he not over in Aew too also tho lot won’t like n will say it not so but but some higher ups are protecting there positions with the people who are getting pushed . May change with new people come into the company but I be surprised

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