My thoughts on yaoi wrestling
I’ve realised that I talk about wrestling a lot, so maybe I should list what I like and dislike about it.
Also, I noticed that I missed a couple off my “Fave Five” on my about page, (Dean Ambrose, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Heath Slater, Seth Rollins, Edge, Christian, Kane, Daniel Bryan, the Bella Twins [Nikki being my favourite], Nattie and AJ), which are Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and Ricardo Rodriguez.
Things I like:
- The Shield as a stable.
- When Punk does a swinging neckbreaker, preferably on someone agile, like Bryan, and it looks awesome.
- When Seth and Bryan wrestle. I could watch them for the whole three hour show.
- The divas division. And, for that matter, Total Divas on E! It’s very uncool to do so, but I will take the divas getting screen time any way possible. And while I have favourites (Nikki Bella), I have no interest in ripping anyone who isn’t my favourite to shreds. Don’t be a bully, fandom, be a star.
- Staying up for pay per views (every month, without fail) and live tweeting about it (not through my girl_canfield account at twitter – I try to keep the wrestling off my real twitter). Also, watching the pre-show with Carla via Skype.
- They way Paul Heyman clearly is lying and yet I believe every single word he says. That man owns me every time he speaks. As a side note, I went to the live show in Leeds on 14 November, and he greeted us with “Ladies and gentlemen,” when we booed, he responded with, “Oh, you boo when I call you ladies and gentlemen? Fine. Things that live in Leeds…” To quote Carla when faced with something too awesome: DED.
- The commentators on the last show before Christmas, they tend to be a little more weird than usual. Actually, any time the commentators go off topic and get each other laughing (Josh’s “Stone Cold! Stone Cold!” moment; JBL recently using the phrase “heat” and Cole trying to cover; and, naturally, when the entire team stole Booker T’s catch phrases).
- Heath Slater’s hair. It is the exact shade I would love my hair to be.
- The incredible selling skills of Dolph, Seth and Slater.
- The tag team division.
Things I dislike:
- When the WWE decides they’re hot on someone and ram them down our throats at every opportunity – I’m not talking about Cena, we just have to learn to live with that one, ok, IWC? I mean when they go through phases with people, Big Show and Sheamus are the ones that spring to mind. At some point both were wrestling and promo-ing on both shows at least twice. And then they feuded with each other, at which point I started praying for the infatuation to end. If I didn’t love the Shield, I would hate them because they’re on TV so much.
- The way I can’t pick a side on the Cena thing. If you consider yourself smarky (a smart mark – someone who knows it’s pre-determined, but still enjoys it), you’re supposed to hate him because he’s Super Cena, the undefeatable, unbreakable super star. And yet, I really like him. I hate the way he’s booked at times, but he seems like a nice guy in real life, he’s dedicated to the company, and he can definitely wake up the crowd.
- And going on the opposite of the above, the way I can’t force myself to like Del Rio for longer than a few minutes at a time. He is a fantastic wrestler and I really wish I liked him, but he is a world of bland, now he’s lost Ricardo.
- The fact that tornado tag team matches (where everyone is in the ring at once, no need for tagging), are just a thing that no longer happens. And also when tag team matches are no disqualification and nobody takes advantage of this and turns it into a tornado match.
- I wish Wade Barrett, William Regal and Damien Sandow would team up and form a well-spoken gentleman’s club.
- That Dean Ambrose would be a little more Jon Moxley when the Shield eventually dissolves. When I refer to him as Moxley (or Mox), I mean the character he had in the indies, the guy who gave us quotes such as, “You won’t quit? Fine. I’ll make you bleed to death in the ring!” (paraphrased) and “You, sir, are a coward, and I can defeat you with a fork and a spoon!” (verbatim). I’m not one of those strange fans who think you get extra points by referring to WWE stars by their indy or real names.
- That Rob Van Dam would hurry back. Ditto Jericho.
- The Ricardo was back on my screen.
- That there was a divas tag division.
Yeah. That’ll do for now.