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4/3/2005

More wrasslin’

Filed under: Stuff — Syd Lexia @ 11:59 pm

      Well, Wrestlemania 21 came and went and it wasn’t horrible like I expected it would be. In fact, Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle was spectacular and most of the other matches were pretty watchable. On top of that, Triple H finally lost the damn title. However, I still stand by comments that I made in my Wrestlemania article. The last several Wrestlemanias, particularly the much-hyped WM20, were total fucking trainwrecks. Aside from a few Rock vs. Hogan matches, they were almost entirely unredeemable. And while guys like Simon Dean and Carlito are hilarious, a significant portion of the WWE roster is still made up of unmarketable douchebags like Shelton Benjamin, Maven, Rene Dupree, and the Basham brothers. In the old days, there were plenty of guys who sucked ass, but at least they had hilarious gimmicks such as Bastion Booger and Isaac Yankem, DDS. Orlando Jones, on the other hand, has NOTHING. The other big thing is that it was rather disingenuous for the WWE to parade out Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Stone Cold Steve Austin at WM21 when it’s highly unlikely that any of those guys will return to the company on a full-time basis.

4 Comments

  • Posted by Tebor on April 6th, 2005 at 11:16 pm  

    Thanks for the history lesson. I remember when wrestling was family friendly because it was bonding time with me and my father. Alas, those days are gone… Now we just watch bloody Asian movies.

    Seriously, I agree with you wrestling has taken a massive downward turn. I don’t know what’s going to be able to save it. I appreciate it in our culture, though I gave up watching long ago.

  • Posted by Syd Lexia on April 7th, 2005 at 10:52 am  

    Bloody Asian movies are good. I went to a free advance screening of Kung Fu Hustle last night. While it’s not exactly bloody, it is friggin’ hilarious.

  • Posted by Tebor on April 8th, 2005 at 12:25 am  

    On par with the uncut Shaolin Soccer (not the American dub)?

  • Posted by Syd Lexia on April 8th, 2005 at 12:51 am  

    I would say definitely, but at least one of my friends didn’t think it was quite as good. Thankfully, Kung Fu Hustle was subbed not dubbed. It would be pretty hard to dub it too; a couple of the jokes specifically refer to the fact that the movie is all in Chinese.


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