Death of Wrestling: Alisha Ceraso

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.

Here we go again for another addition of the DOW, and I just want to start off by saying that I don’t actually think that Alisha Ceraso will single-handedly result in the death of professional wrestling. I also don’t think (or at least I hope) that Alisha wants to kill wrestling… so what’s my problem with her???

I don’t have one… I’m a red-blooded male just like half the population of planet earth – I’ve seen the photos on PWMANIA – that girl is hot. So I have no problems with Alisha Ceraso in the slightest. What I do have a problem with is the WWE’s insistence on hiring fitness models as wrestlers…

By and large, and recent history has taught us this, these fitness models are only using the business to get famous – they have no real love for it. And that in my eyes is a problem… The Kelly Kelly’s and Maryse’s of this world (two Divas who I liked BTW) used the business to their own ends, and then they left…

There is an argument that the WWE chews people up and spits people out at will, so what’s wrong with some of these Diva’s getting a little something from it…? Nothing, in principal, but the problem is it’s the fans who ultimately pay the price. Vinny Mac knows there’s always going to be another model around the corner that he can try and make a star, but in the meantime, the fans have to sit through lacklustre matches and terrible promos until the fitness model becomes a Diva… and when that day comes, the Diva leaves to become a bona fide Hollywood star and the fans have to suffer through it all again.

Take Aksana for instance (again I have to say that I have no problem with her, this isn’t about wrestler bashing – I’m sure she tries hard), she had one of the worse matches I can remember in recent times, so bad in fact that she hasn’t wrestled since (I don’t think), and that match was live on Raw! The WWE’s flagship show, and they let that happen… Can anyone else see the DOW?

Of course there is an exception to every rule and perhaps the best is Trish Stratus, but instead of searching for the exception, why doesn’t the WWE look for the norm: beautiful girls, who can also wrestle? Lita, Beth Phoenix, Angelina love, Gail Kim, Velvet Sky, Mickie James, and AJ Lee are just a few examples of female wrestlers who loved the business enough to start out in the independents AND ARE BEAUTIFUL – hell, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky shot to fame with being beautiful people… So do we really need fitness models to use and abuse the business???

Life of Wrestling: Just a quickie this week… and it comes from Bound For Glory in the form of a street fight between Bobby Roode and the cowboy James Storm. I loved this match, primarily because of the brutality and it made me remember what great matches used to happen in the WWE – Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley Backlash 2004 anyone??? It sadly also reminded me that Hell in the Cell is the most pointless PPV in the WWE’s PG era.

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…

  • Seungri

    So becsuse one doesnt start out in the indies, theres no passion there? Bs.

  • Malorie

    Are we ignoring the fact that Tenille, Mercedes KV, and Britani Knight all have jobs and that even girls like Anya and Charlotte have fitness/fighting/gymnastics backgrounds? Guess we are.

  • Jj Vaness

    Listen, guy. I’ve known Alisha Ceraso since she was a tomboy in the 8th grade, and let me tell you, she loves wrestling. WWE may sign Fitness Models, Super Models, etc, but these women have a passion for the business. Being a model is a way to open the door into WWE, but it in NO WAY makes the person. She has the look, the passion, the drive and the ability to be a big star. Just because she is a model doesnt mean she is just a pretty face. She just knows what she has to do to succeed.