The Five Count: Hopes for Pro Wrestling in 2021

Brian Damage

As the old, traditional New Year’s saying goes…”New Year, New You.” It’s a typical saying for people looking for a new outlook or change in the upcoming year. To say that 2020 was a very challenging year would be a bit of an understatement. Now that the clock has struck midnight and 2020 has turned into 2021…here are five things I hope to see happen in pro wrestling.

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The Five Count: Overrated Tag Teams

Tom Casola

Tom: Nothing is more disappointing when a federation has a great single wrestler and teams them up with another great single wrestler, and instead of getting that “explosion of greatness” you are left pondering “why”. That is my feelings towards these teams. For the most part, each individual are standouts and had successful single careers. However when put in a tag-team, they become lack luster. Continue reading

The Five Count: Needlessly Specific Gimmicks

Jamie Lithgow

An intricate backstory is a feature of many wrestling gimmicks. For example, as a child Kane was accused of starting the fire which killed his and The Undertaker’s parents, only it was actually started by a young Undertaker. This incident was the central focus of their initial feud and also facilitated Taker’s subsequent heel turn. However, in today’s Five Count, Jamie looks at wrestlers to have been afforded similarly specific details in their backstories but for no apparent reason or payoff. Continue reading

The Five Count: Matches to Watch Before Wrestle Kingdom 13

Jamie Lithgow

Today we start a new series on the blog. Our Top Five posts are usually collaborative efforts by several members of the team. However, The Five Count will see an individual writer cover five aspects of a chosen topic, in no particular order. Jamie kicks things off by looking at some matches from New Japan in 2018 to watch before Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4th. Continue reading