IYHWrestling.com | WithoutYourHead.com

Welcome to In Your Head! Wrestling podcast, news and community!

In My Head - The State of Wrestling

Posted in In My Head by Jack at 20:16, Jul 21 2005

The first "In My Head" column submitted by an IYH Fan Mikael from Sweden

The State of Wrestling by Mikael Selander, Sweden

The state of wrestling today.

I've been following the sport called Pro Wrestling on and off through the years. It all started when I was about seven years old when I watched a WWF tape. The only match I can remember was one involving The Undertaker and Giant Gonzales. I can still feel the enormous fascination I had back then. Here are these two huge men beating the hell out of each other in their awesome ring attires and with all the atmosphere around. I was in complete awe and since then I was hooked. When I got back home I longed until the next time I could get back to my friend and watch more wrestling.

A year or two later I moved, and to my joy I found that we had the channel TNT via the community dish. Me and my neighbour watched WCW every week for all four hours (both Nitro and Thunder aired). Back then I was still a pure mark, not knowing what was true and what was fake. My favourite wrestler back then was Sting (and he still is for that matter). He embodied everything I loved about wrestling at the time; Attitude, style and skill. He was also involved in all kinds of storylines and I was more sucked in than ever before. I saw Goldberg win his first match and I saw the first he lost. I remember how infuriated I was with Scott Hall for electrocuting Goldberg with that tazer and getting Goldberg pinned.

Wrestling back then got me engaged. I was interested. Emotions boiled. The joy when Sting got the World Heavyweight Championship. The anger when Hollywood Hogan and the nWo ravaged my favourite babyfaces.

Now a days when I watch the WWE most of that's gone. I'm not really excited when I watch the new episode of SmackDown, because I know that the WWE will still be misusing talent and killing any belt which is not the heavyweight. I know that the cruiserweights are still going to be underrepresented and sadly underrated. I know that the tag team division is extremely poor and uninteresting. And most of all, I know that the WWE are going to continue giving the likes of Heidenreich more airtime than really talented wrestlers like Rob Van Dam.

The state of RAW is a little bit better. At least I really hate the heels and cheer for the faces. But then most is the same. Misused talent, storylines that are so bad you want to cut your ears off and gouge your eyes out, racism and an overrepresentation of T?n?A girls only there to be just T?n?A. Who can forget the year 2004 when it comes to storylines, eh? Kane and Lita join in holy wedlock, gets a baby, loses a baby. And a new character is introduced; Gene Snitsky. I call him a character because in my eyes he doesn't even qualify to be called a wrestler. With his great charisma, lovely looks and soothing way to breathe he all swept us of our feet. Perhaps not, but he got me off my ass to go puke. The year 2005 hasn?t exactly been a lot better either, especially when it comes to the continuation to the Kane ? Lita ? Edge angle. It?s gotten a bit more spice with the introduction of ?Matt-I-Brake-Kayfabe-On-TV-Hardy? but the storyline itself still sucks.

This brings me to my next point of complaint; The Vince McMahon "You're FIRED" streak. WWE fired some great talent; Matt Morgan (could be great with another gimmick), Charlie Haas, The Dudleys, Jim Cornette amongst others; and signed 10 new tits and ass girls (almost all of them diva-search gals are going to be signed) and Big Vito. Also they bring back ?oldies? like Hulk Hogan and Brock Lesnar. I don't get it. In what way does Vince and the others justify this? Getting rid of real talent and bringing in some half-assed, half-dead wrestlers and T?n?A girls as a way of rejuvenating the company? Well, not only did they fail, they almost obliterated the women's division.

As of late I've been broadening my horizons when it comes to wrestling. I've started following TNA on a weekly basis and I've watched several hours of ECW action, since buying 8 ECW DVD's and watching "The Rise and Fall of ECW". I saw yet another ROH show today too. And I don't get it. How can WWE still be at the top of the mountain? How is it even remotely possible? TNA and ROH absolutely obliterates WWE when it comes to wrestling. I was chatting with a friend of mine about this, and he just said that the WWE is still the biggest company out there because of the third letter in the company
acronym; "Entertainment". Storylines, gimmicks and silly promos is what keeps this company on top, and I can't believe it. Is the majority of the fans really just interested in "entertainment"? I don't call it entertaining to see The Masterlock challenge and I sure as hell ain't entertained by Heidenreich's poetry. The thing that really took the prize though was when I was chatting about this topic in an IRC channel. One of the guys there were under the very firm belief that to be a good wrestler you only have to have a very good gimmick and a good character. He thought that Heidenreich(!) was one of the
best wrestlers today, due to his character. He then asked me if I thought that you had to be a great technical wrestler to be a great wrestler, and of course I told him yes. What entertains me is good wrestling, heart and pride in the ring.

I appreciate a match with Chris Benoit but at the same time it pisses me off. I know that Benoit is capable of so much more than he gets to display in a WWE ring. The list of barred holds in the WWE is probably about a mile long, and most of those holds I am confident Benoit can master, or already does master. But he's not allowed to use them
because they are too ?dangerous? or too ?extreme?. And Vince put it the best way: How can his superstars make more money for him if they get injured? Put this together with the statement that WWE is not a wrestling company, but an entertainment company. That should be enough for any wrestling fan to get a mouth full.

On the ROH show I saw today, Mick Foley was a special guest referee and he summarized my thoughts in a great way. He said that he was happy that there are still wrestling companies out there that present sport and not sports entertainment. This is what both ROH and TNA is about (although TNA is slipping slowly but surely toward the
"E-word"). I encourage anyone that can to watch both TNA and ROH. They present to the viewer great wrestling in every aspect. Most of the wrestlers in these two promotions are probably better pure wrestlers than Triple H will ever be and for that matter almost any WWE superstar (who isn?t from ROH that is).

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please share your own thoughts! And remember, this was just my two cents not a universal truth.

User Comments

PPV Star

LOOT: 25
Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 154
Gender: Female

04:49, Jul 22 2005

Was more than two cents worth.. I enjoyed reading it... thank YOU


Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 2

06:08, Jul 22 2005

Thanks, any comments are appreciated and thanks for taking the time to read my little rant

PPV Star

LOOT: 80
Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 115
Location: Wherever Lucha is needed

11:58, Jul 22 2005

Very well spoken

The Flea is impressed

PPV Star

LOOT: 145
Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 150
Location: UK

13:50, Jul 22 2005

Thanks for the article Mikael! ;D


Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 18
Location: Michigan
Gender: Male

21:18, Jul 25 2005

Thats Mikael and that his View :>)

Nice Wrok


Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 1

16:03, Aug 06 2005

I mostly agree. I think Vince (McMahon) is mostly just hard headed, and a control freak.

PPV Star

Joined: Sep 04 2005
Posts: 157
Location: Huntington WV

11:01, Aug 23 2005

I enjoy good technical wrestling. I’d agree that TNA has a better wrestling product then WWE, but, the thing about the gimmick’s. Sometimes I enjoy watching a grown man humiliate himself. I’m kind of a blend of fan that likes watching both. At first, I was most certainly a cheese ball fan. But, now it’s almost like my taste has matured into a, somewhat wrestling pure rest. I still enjoy both though. Great article, excellent read.

World Champ

LOOT: 910
Joined: Aug 01 2013
Posts: 727

23:04, Dec 13 2013

with working experience around the catalogs. Historic Rock comes with 80 12 months also back ground for Louboutin outlet illuminating material items through beats by dre excellent cheap oakley cost not to mention desire. , CA) and also Canada Goose Outlet its particular stand alone riskadjusted capitalization. MICA controls true religion outlet the 100% quota present reinsurance The particular written agreement designed amongst a insurance firm and even an Christian Louboutin outlet unauthorised to Canada Goose Outlet defend the louis vuitton particular insurance provider right hogan sito ufficiale from loss. A written agreement tory burch outlet supplies your third special event canada goose to louis vuitton purses purchase losing experienced because of the moncler outlet insurance firm if the burberry outlet provider tends to make a new Canada Goose Outlet fee relating to the first written agreement. All the Miallegro 9090 Mitutto provides amazing electric power by a really fantastic cost. louboutin outlet Them comes with coach outlet your 550 Watt Canada Goose Outlet powerplant there are 5 tempo locations coach outlet ıncluding Canada Goose Outlet a polo ralph lauren turbo control key. nike air max It all Canada Goose Outlet features moncler a volume of dishwasher safer emotions louis vuitton and additionally products among them a new whisk, a major dicing Canada Goose Outlet addition not mont blanc pens to mention longchamp pas cher 4 numerous burberry outlet rotor blades hogan with regard michael kors outlet to unique

World Champ

LOOT: 11485
Joined: Apr 07 2014
Posts: 5946

PPV Star

LOOT: 170
Joined: Apr 09 2014
Posts: 103

19:31, Apr 20 2014

any people are learning how to coach outlet get true religion outlet great Canada Goose pictures on their own timberland without hiring a photographer. This allows them to red bottom heels save money canada goose uk on the very important longchamp outlet event and still marc jacobs handbags get burberry outlet the mcm handbags best possible results. If you are ray ban outlet using the christian louboutin outlet right coach outlet camera louboutin outlet and you ghd hair straighteners are able to follow the tips that moncler outlet you've been given, you louis vuitton handbags can get great shots in celine bags any chi hair straighteners type of situation.

When you want to louis vuitton outlet make sure air max you have great shots but you are true religion jeans limited longchamp with your louis vuitton borse budget, you Lancel will want to find ways to cut costs parajumpers jackets but still get the oakley sunglasses pictures you need or want. Whether ralph lauren you are taking longchamp shots of gucci shoes your wedding or you chaussures louboutin are on vacation, there are a scarpe hogan number of ways to get the coach outlet great results that are coach outlet found Canada Goose through professional Canada Goose Outlet photographers today.

Joining toms shoes a photography forum can offer you a number of prada handbags different Canada Goose Outlet ways cheap oakley sunglasses you can improve your abilities. If you mulberry outlet are juicy couture trying to insanity calendar improve canada goose your skills prada outlet for your own personal use, there are a range of things you ralph lauren may want ugg outlet to scarpe hogan try. ferragamo shoes If you are tory burch outlet simply looking north face jacket for ways that replica watches you can improve polo shirts for your true religion business, there are options for that michael kors outlet as well.

World Champ

LOOT: 11485
Joined: Apr 07 2014
Posts: 5946

World Champ

LOOT: 11485
Joined: Apr 07 2014
Posts: 5946

19:44, May 26 2014

However, K Yoga Therapy should be practised within a certain frame of mind. The ancient Mayans used honey for culinary purposes and it is still used that way today. Again keep hard copies and detailed records of all communication with the insurance agent.
pittsburgh pirates jerseys
nike free run donna
tennessee titans jerseys
air max 93
air max one
air max girls

World Champ

LOOT: 5385
Joined: Jul 09 2014
Posts: 2690

20:04, Jul 13 2014

excellent. one of the best articles I have every read. This is the information which I have been searching. Great information. Bags | Handbags | Ladies Bags | Designer Bags | Rivertrees Residences | Rivertrees Condo | Rivertrees | Rivertree Residences | Pollen & Bleu | Pollen and Bleu | Coco Palms | Coco Palms Condo | Coco Palms Pasir Ris | The Rise @ Oxley | The Rise @ Oxley Residences | Rise @ Oxley | The Rise at Oxley this article is worth bookmarking. keep it up. Thanks for sharing!

World Champ

LOOT: 11485
Joined: Apr 07 2014
Posts: 5946

14:01, Aug 30 2014

It prognosis was largely the same but it made some controversial recommendations for the cure, Mulberry the boldest being a call to suspend the Canada Health Act for five years to allow provinces to with new ways to fund health care services and to find ways to cut costs..
discount kids nfl jerseys
outlet ugg online
tenis nike air max
Chanel 2.55
Nike Free 5.0 V4
Louboutin Shoes

World Champ

LOOT: 6180
Joined: Mar 01 2018
Posts: 2972

05:41, Mar 03 2018

Unique style of their own design, Cheap Name Necklace, free shipping guarantee long-lasting fade. Unique styling, hard materials, for you to create the most stylish design, only from Infinity Name Necklace 60 day refund. In the design process, the use of polishing machine, after several processes to be made into Gold Name Necklace won the public praise. Exclusive custom for His And Hers Necklaces give sincere friendship to each other. Affordable and good quality, rest assured to buy Gold Initial Necklaces customer praise praise like. Give Mom the best birthday gift Birthstone Necklace For Mom with the fastest delivery speed. Free shipping customized Monogram Necklace Gold 60 day refund. Friendship between friends forever Friendship Necklaces For 2 friendship memorial necklace. Professional hand-made love Couple Necklace Set unique sense of the necklace. Nice and cheap Gold Nameplate Necklaces personal charisma necklace. Most customers choose Personalized Name Necklace Gold free shipping. Symbol of maternal love necklace Mother Daughter Necklace Set symbol of love necklace. Give girlfriend a unique gift Necklaces For Girlfriend personal custom necklace. The best choice for Christmas gifts, carve your name Customized Necklace For Her necklace with right and meaning. Cute and pretty Paw Print Necklace with gold smooth surface. Do you like this name necklace it 14K Gold Bar Necklace highlight the temperament of the girls necklace. Elegant and elegant carved name necklace Gold Necklaces For Women I believe you will like it. Unique style of the necklace Custom Name Necklace name engraved electroplated necklace. A variety of styles, you can choose and engrave your name Necklace With Name Gold a beautiful and unique gift. 100% of the factory price, never charge any intermediary Buy Bar Necklace 180 days do not fade. A variety of monogram name design Buy Monogram Necklace. Do you love this name necklace it Buy Personalized Necklace worn on the body to show your charm.

World Champ

LOOT: 78395
Joined: Mar 08 2018
Posts: 38752

23:40, Jun 28 2018

https://www.techfogg.com/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/search-engine-optimization/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/our-services/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/website-development/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/social-media-marketing/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/email-marketing/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/local-seo/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/email-marketing/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/social-media-marketing/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/android-development/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg
https://www.techfogg.com/cms-development/" class="TyTxtSmlC">Techfogg

World Champ

LOOT: 2520
Joined: Feb 08 2018
Posts: 1410

05:01, Jul 07 2018


Quick Reply

Sorry, commenting is currently disabled.


Summerlam 2014






Didn't see it

View results

Follow IYH on Twitter Subscribe to IYH on iTunes
WRESTLERS on twitter  
Upcoming Events