Jan 11, 2020
Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson, Brandi & Cody of AEW
AEW's second Dynamite of the year featured back-to-back-to-back segments with The Nightmare Collective, The Dark Order, and The Butcher, The Bunny, & The Blade.
Short The Librarians joining in to shush an already silent crowd, it watched like a parade...
Jan 8, 2020
The Dark Order Of AEW
"We're going to offer a sports-centric product that focuses on the athletes and work."
With this statement, in May of 2019, Tony Khan set my expectations of All Elite Wrestling.
I wish I had interpreted that statement as broadly as possible rather than immediately invest in the deeper...
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...