Stop Your Bitching, Wrestling Is Doing Just Fine
If you spend much time online perusing the various social media and wrestling-related ‘news’ outlets, you might well believe that pro wrestling is as bad as it’s ever been. To hear some tell it, there’s just not much of anything worth viewing these days. Hulk Hogan is the biggest name in the history of the industry? Oh, well then, he sucks. John Cena is the face of the industry today and almost single-handedly sells the product to a key young demographic? Yeah, he sucks too. HHH, despite being a helluva wrestling historian and a damn fine worker in his own right, married the bosses daughter, so he sucks as well. TNA sucked because Vince Russo sucked. Now, Vince Russo is gone, but TNA still sucks because it’s TNA. WWE sucks because it’s ‘PG’ and we want the ‘Attitude Era’. Undertaker sucks because he came back with a wig. Now he sucks because he ‘shaved’ off the wig and is rocking a bald head. ROH sucks because of poor production value. Kane sucked for years because he took the mask off. Now he sucks because he put it back on. Clearly, you see where I’m going with this.
The advent of the Internet, for all the good it’s done, has also given a voice to a large group of people undeserving of such a forum. The world is loaded down with dimwits and social parasites, incapable of piecing together fully formed, coherent opinions. In the past, most of these people would have simply walked through life as a member of the silent majority. Now, with social media at virtually every last fingertip, these imbeciles now have a soap box on which they can stand and spew their pointless, inane drivel...from behind a computer screen with no fear of retribution. Pro Wrestling seems to have attracted a very high percentage of these people.
Not a week goes by where I don’t see someone, with nothing at all going on in their lives, try and bait a former or current pro wrestler into some sort of argument. Not a debate mind you, an argument. Having an opinion is fine. Vocalizing your every thought is not, but that never seems to cross these people’s minds. They finally have some sort of access to a celebrity of some kind, and based largely on pure jealously, are gonna do whatever they can to knock them down a peg. It’s stupid, pointless, and does nothing more than show those viewing how pathetic the antagonist truly is.
Many of your standard smart mark types walk a similar path to that of these moronic loudmouths. Nothing is ever good enough for them, nothing is ever done right, they have all the answers. A few years ago, the championship landscape was filled with the likes of John Cena, Sting, Batista & HHH, and every smart mark with half a thought in their head bitched and moaned and proclaimed the death of ‘real’ pro wrestling. Now, smart mark favorites like CM Punk, Bryan Danielson & Tyler Black (Seth Rollins) are all wearing WWE Heavyweight Title gold around their waists, and not the least bit surprisingly, the marks are all still bitching. “The Cena-Kane storyline is lame. HHH & ‘Taker are taking the Wrestlemania ‘spots’ of two guys who’ve worked all year.” Give me a break. I’d say all the complaining has gotten old, but it’s been old for years. Now, it’s just beating away at a dead horse. If everything WWE & TNA are doing is wrong, why watch? Turn the channel, simple as that. But that’s not gonna happen, is it? Of course not, because you see, this has nothing at all to do with what they’re all actually viewing and everything to do with what they know they’ll never accomplish themselves. 99.9% of these know-it-all types don’t have the wherewithal, the drive, the balls to make the sacrifices needed to make it in the wrestling business. So, instead of just appreciating the amazing talents we’re fortunate enough to see several times a week (for free, no less), they’d rather run their mouths. Makes sense, no? It’s so much easier to bring someone down to your low level than to actually work hard and bring yourself up to theirs, right? It’s the same type of lazy behavior that has huge portions of this country in such awful shape, but that’s another topic for another time.
Far be it from me to begrudge anyone their opinions. I certainly have mine and have little issue with expressing them. The difference is, however, I try and have a little more in my bag than, “you suck”. If that’s all you’re got to say, just keep your mouth shut and spare us all your whining. Believe it or not, wrestling doesn’t need you. In truth, it would actually be a helluva lot better off without your kind anyhow.