Dec 9, 2019
Rusev, Lana, and Bobby Lashley on Monday Night Raw
Since the middle of October, I’ve been watching wrestling as a fan.
Not a critic.
No podcasts, Facebook posts, or articles on the subject. Just occasional Tweets, some of which get deleted as quickly as they’re unleashed because the old adage, “If you don’t...
Jun 5, 2019
May 12, 2019
- INTRODUCTION -
Pattern recognition goes hand-in-hand with being a WWE fan. After years of consistent viewing, it’s easy to spot the various formulas, cliches, tropes, and unwritten “rules” of any WWE broadcast.
One of the more obvious formulas plays out in "opening segments": a character enters, cuts a...
Apr 10, 2019
In the four years I’ve been writing articles and producing podcasts for The Work Of Wrestling, I’ve written and talked a lot about “entitled”, “rude”, “obnoxious” pro-wrestling fans. From Full Sail disrupting NXT promos and matches to the infamous “Raw After Mania” crowds that appear more interested...
Apr 5, 2019
Note: This article was originally published in January 8th, 2015.
Where the WWE main stage frequently reserves Divas segments and Divas matches as time to advertise the more popular, more successful Total Divas on E!, NXT presents a world of legitimate female athletes; complex characters who have aspirations,...