Death of Wrestling: Aces and Eights

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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.

It’s been a pretty good week of wrestling so far with Final Resolution and pretty solid ‘go home shows’ for Raw and Smackdown. So I just want to talk about something that I don’t think will lead to the DOW, but is really part of a larger thing within pro-wrestling that just might and that’s the stringing out of the Aces and Eights storyline…

Now it wasn’t that long ago that I was singing the praises of this storyline, and those of you who read my stuff regularly will know that I love an invasion storyline and I’m loving The Shield right now too… But what I’m not a fan of is eking out a storyline within an inch of its life; especially when it feels like the company is losing faith in it.

It wasn’t that long ago people were talking about what the Aces and Eights would mean for TNA: who is their leader? Is it Double J?? Is it really Dixie Carter??? The speculation was running wild on you, brother… But the Aces and Eights I saw at Final Resolution is not the same faction that started the rumour mill. This Aces and Eights seemed to be a mid card faction that would lose to Kurt Angle and his team of barely wrestlers… It made me think: What was the point?!?

This just reminded me of all the various storylines that have played out over the years that started out with so much steam and ended with less than a whimper. Who is Vince McMahon’s son: Hornswoggle… Who is the anonymous Raw General Manager: Hornswoggle… What is the secret behind AJ Styles and Dixie Carter: Some terrible actress… These storylines start off with so much promise and then end so badly it leaves such a sour taste in our mouths that we might not invest in the future… and that my friends is the DOW.

Life of Wrestling: Like I said, there was a lot of good this week and in particular I like The Shield storyline. I’m looking forward to the Main Event – even if it does mean that Tag Team Champions are embroiled in a feud that doesn’t involve the titles or (at this point in time) prospective number one contenders.

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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  • Starland Seay

    I,for one, just do not like the “Aces and Eights” concept at all! It is going to become a show killer just like “NWO” did for WCW!