Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with YET ANOTHER non action figure review. What can I say. Issues will be smoothed out when they’re smoothed out. Until then, I will continue to provide some well written, insightful articles for your enjoyment here on QuickWrestlingNews.com. This week, as has been a theme with the WWE recently, there hasn’t been much going on. Nothing worth devoting a whole article to, at least. So this week, I figured I would just list and give a brief opinion of some of the more noteworthy wrestling related things, at least in my humble opinion, from this week. I’m gonna try to stretch these topics out, but as I said, there’s not a TON going on (Next week I’m probably going to write a fully fleshed out article on how I feel about the card for our WrestleMania) that’s worth writing something longer about, and I’m working on writing and drawing concept sketches for a children’s book this week. It’s something I’d really like to see come to fruition in the future. But this isn’t the place to ramble about my artistic aspirations. Without any further ado, here are some random thoughts about WWE’s current direction:
- Big Show and Cody Rhodes: I’m actually pretty jacked about this feud. These guys have had little interaction in the past, and I find it hysterically funny that the whole basis of the feud is that Cody Rhodes is mocking Big Show for hardly ever winning at ‘Mania. Cody Rhodes is one of my top 5 favorite WWE wrestlers today, and I keep saying that I believe 2012 will be the Year of Rhodes. Going over Big Show here would make him look tremendously strong, and I always dig it when the midcard belts are actually being fought over. My only issue is that it seems like there would be no point for WWE to point out Big Show’s suckiness unless this was going to be the year that he finally redeemed himself. That CAN’T happen. It’s equally idiotic to take the title off of a budding young star like Cody and give it to Show, who needs a belt like John Cena needs another outfit change. I’m interested to see where it goes.
- What the Hell Happened to Ziggler?: Speaking of midcarders, what the hell happened to the internet’s favorite bleach blonde “Show off?” This same thing happened to him last year. He main-evented a Pay Per View, then fell into obscurity come WrestleMania time. He lost to Snooki last year for christ’s sake. I don’t get it. I’m pretty bored with him, but I can’t deny that Ziggler deserves better than this. Throw him on a team with Swagger, do a 4 way tag match at ‘Mania. Truth/Kofi vs ZigSwag vs Usos vs Primo/Epico. I just booked a match. IT’S EASY. And adding Ziggler and ANY partner to the Tag Title picture would give it a lot more prestige than it currently has.
- Jack Swagger Taking Pins: I actually KNEW Jack Swagger was going to take the pin in that tag match as soon as he entered. It didn’t make a lick of sense, but I KNEW he was going to take it. Because Jack Swagger ALWAYS takes the pin. I don’t think this dumbass has pinned anybody on live television since he won the US title… I mean, Swagger’s my favorite wrestler and all, but it’s getting harder to like him when WWE won’t even try. He needs a feud, and he needs to defend that belt (And WIN) at ‘Mania. The internet seems to be pulling for a Funkasaurus/Jack Swagger feud, which I wouldn’t be too fond of. Swagger would have to lose. WWE undoubtedly thinks Brodus’ momentum is more important than Swagger’s. I would suggest feeding a massive Face like E-Jack or Mason Ryan to Swagger. I know WWE supposedly wants to push both those guys, but it would really make Swagger look like a more dominant champ if he could take one of them down. He’s not being handled well, and it’s ridiculous that even after becoming champ, he’s still a glorified jobber.
- The Rock’s Promo Work: I was originally going to write the entire article about this issue, and his feud with Cena, but I decided instead to just throw it in here. In a nutshell… I think Rock’s promo work is boring. I can’t wait for Cena to beat him at ‘Mania. Basically, Rock comes back once every few months, and cuts the EXACT SAME PROMO. It’s always about how he’s so glad to come back, and that he’s not leaving ever again. Then he promptly leaves again. One of the things that really bugs me is how he always takes 10 minutes to soak in the crowd reaction at the beginning of his annual “Return Promo.” I get it. I get that he misses the cheers, and misses that warm welcome. But guess what? He could come wrestle full time again, and get that reaction every single week! Nothing is stopping him. And there’s not much WWE wouldn’t do to get their golden boy back. Maybe I’m letting the stories influence my opinion too much, but it really does bug me that he shows up once every few months, and gets a better reaction than most of the full time wrestlers. I get that he’s bigger than a lot of them will ever be, and that WWE doesn’t build stars as well they used to, but I definitely appreciate the guys who are there EVERY week more than Dwayne. To me, it’s almost representative of the social rejection of wrestling. By most outsiders, wrestling is seen as fake, and isn’t a legitimate form of entertainment. Vince and his corporate boys would whore out their own mothers for a shot at some mainstream recognition. And I think a lot of fans really do wish that their favorite thing got a little more respect from people who don’t necessarily “get it.” Thus, we respond so positively to the guy who actually broke away from just being a wrestler, while we view the guys who actually still make a living off of it in such a lukewarm fashion. I know that isn’t really the reason, but think about it, and it makes sense. Cena was the highlight of RAW on Monday, because he interrupted that dreadful promo. 11 months into the feud, Cena FINALLY has the upper hand.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my “Random Thoughts.” To talk wrestling or action figures, email me (hahahahawhy@Yahoo.com) or friend me on Facebook (Nodq Geddy Cahoon). Until next time, keep yourself busy with the other columns here on the site, and thanks for reading!