New Japan piece at Paste Magazine


Scott,


Hi. Paste Magazine ran a piece about New Japan today. Your readers might dig it.

Hey, wait a minute, I'm not gonna get a picture of Minoru Suzuki showing his ass like Kim Kardashian here, am I?  I mean, sure I'm curious and a little turned on by the thought, but some warning first would be nice.  
Wait, did I think that or type it?  

New PTB piece: “As The Shield Turns”

I rarely write about specific wrestling angles, but this one made me scrap what I had planned after Payback (I don’t even remember what it was at this point). Anyway, be sure to catch the potential spoiler for my possible next article that, if I write it, might get certain sections of smarkdom to break out the pitchforks on me.

http://placetobenation.com/as-the-shield-turns/

Terrific Masked Man piece on Randy Orton

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10158206/why-randy-orton-now-champion-need

I’m sure this will engender some interesting discussion, if it hasn’t  already in a threadjack somewhere. Personally, I think he’s 100 percent correct. I’ve admittedly never been as down on Orton as some of you- never a big fan, either- but he’s killing it in this role. I wrote shortly after his heel turn that he was the perfect avatar for the Authority in that storyline, but it’s pretty obvious he’s a lot more than that now.