So here’s my question – has the WWE misused Lawler all these years? Would he have worked in a trainer/agent role? How would you have used him?
Between Buddy Roberts managing the Samoan Swat Team in the AWA and Baron managing the Powers Of Pain in WWF (right in the same timeframe), what other nonsensical and weird manager/wrestler pairings do you recollect? Bonus points for Teddy Long/Jim Powers
Oliver Humperdink as a babyface manager for Bam Bam Bigelow was pretty out there.
Over the last decade or two, I've read and re-read countless classic rants on old shows, as well as most of your themed essays. I read most of your current PPV recaps as well.
However, for all of the content I've perused, one thing remains unclear to me – exactly what is the origin of the phrase "BONZO GONZO?"
I understand the the basic meaning of what it represents, but I'd like to know the specific match/incident that inspired it. It warms my heart that you still use it.
past few years because of it, what do you think?
When RAW is bad, if a WWE PPV is dull and uninspired it’s ok, it’s the norm, the accepted standard and seemingly enough people are fine with this and keep watching in hopes that one day things will get better.
I already know if AEW doesn’t draw an insane amount of views and every match isn’t at least 4 stars every single week, or whatever the goal post shifting target is, then everyone will write AEW off with their “told you so” attitude. You can already see the discussions where WWE gets a free pass for shitty TV programming but AEW has an impossible goal to even remotely appease a small fraction of the wrestling fan base and the first episode isn’t even out yet. AEW has an impossible task ahead of it.
I fear It doesn’t matter what AEW will do, it will never be good enough. If quality mattered then the WWE would have died a decade ago but alas here we still are.
AEW please save us. AEW please succeed.