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Posted On 01/19/2014 By In Columns

Death of Wrestling: Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode

Greetings to all… It’s David Davis with my weekly blog: Death of Wrestling. For all of those who read this regularly, you will know that this is not a blog about bashing wrestling; it’s a blog of a frustrated fan, who loves the business and wishes that each week it could be a little better.

Happy New Year to one and all! I know we’re a couple of weeks in but this is my first post of 2014! It’s been a busy news week, what with the announcement of the WWE network and the passing of Mae Young – may she rest in peace.

For my first blog of 2014 I think I’m going to talk about TNA. After all, if reports are anything to believe, that company might not even exist in 2015, which I’ll go on the record of saying is a shame – mostly because they provided with great adage for my blogs, but also because competition is a good thing!

This time I want to focus on the feud of Bobby Roode and Kurt Angle. First off, I love both of those guys! I mean Kurt Angle especially, but Roode is flipping great too. I do think it’s a shame that the new WWE model seems to suggest that the likes of AJ Style, Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode will never hit the big time – no offence to TNA or any indy, but we know it’s true.

So with these two wrestlers that I love, what could I possibly have to say about the feud..? I just think it’s stupid storytelling. Most of you who read my blog regularly will know that I work in the script department of major dramas, and so my first love of the Wrestling business has always been the stories… And I have two problems with the Roode/Angle storyline.

Firstly, Kurt Angle is a friggin legend in the game. I mean in the game of wrestling. Yes Hulk Hogan, Sting, Shawn Michaels are legends to, but they are legends of professional wrestling. Kurt Angle on the other hand won a gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck. Not only are his wrestling credentials better than most, but his professional wrestling accolades are not to be sniffed at either. He’s dominated both of the big companies he has ever been in and is deservedly worthy of being in the both of their Hall of Fame’s!

What difference does it make if he never beats Bobby Roode? That’s like saying that an ageing Muhammad Ali doesn’t deserve to go in the Boxing hall of fame because he wouldn’t be able to beat a Klitschko. Of course he couldn’t – they boxed in completely different eras. And the same applies to Kurt Angle. Kurt was headlining arenas would Bobby was probably still at school!

Secondly, Bobby has beaten Kurt cleanly in the middle of that ring on multiple occasions – no trickery, no foul play. Even if Kurt wins now (I haven’t seen for a couple of weeks so he might have done) does that mean he’s better than Bobby Roode? No way, José! It just makes them about 10 and 1. No way does one win make up for a series of losses, especially when Kurt got pinned twice in one match!

That’s all folks… As always, post your comments, thoughts and opinions below! Or message me on twitter and let me know what you think the ‘Death of Wrestling’ is and I might just blog about it!!! Peace and I’m out…

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  • Tommy

    Kurt beats him in the cage match. And is one of the best matches of all time. Be sad to see tna go.

  • Just Jaye

    Would be interested in reading your sources with regard to the expiry of TNA by 2015. Would also like to know your interpretation of ‘hitting the big time’.