Death of Wrestling: Big Show
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.
This week I’ve just got a short thought on the Big Show… Now it wasn’t that long ago that he had a feud with Cody Rhodes where he was mocked for being the comedy act, especially at Mania, that led to the Big Show having a true Wrestlemania moment…
Correct me if I’m wrong, but this was the start of a storyline that would eventually see the Big Show align himself with Mr People Power himself – I sometimes shed a tear for Johnny Ace and those exec meetings he’d go to where they’d say: don’t worry, you’re still important to us, we’re gonna bring you back to TV soon!!!
In that storyline the Big Show bagged himself an iron clad contract that meant he couldn’t be fired no matter what, which led to the WMD, some pretty awesome feuds, a title run and, quite honestly, some of the best work the Big Show has ever done!
By now you guys must be wondering if this is a frickin opinion blog or a frickin history lesson, well… it was important to remind you of all of this so you’d understand my frustration at Show’s segment with Vinny Mac on Raw. In that segment, the Big Show seemed to revert to the Show of old; the comedic character who’d don a mawashi for our amusement… When Vince was talking to him like an imbecile, why didn’t Show WMD him in to next year, after all… he’s got an iron clad contract – hasn’t he?
The truth is, the WWE continue to make us invest in storylines that they’ll just forget about at a moment’s notice, and they expect us to care about the product and carry on watching regardless. Could you imagine if Man of steel suddenly forgot that Superman’s Kryptonite is… well… Kryptonite? There’d be outrage. The golden rule of storytelling is be true to the story that you are telling, otherwise it descends in to a farce… and a farce may well be the DOW.
Life of Wrestling: It’s as if the writers read my blog and booked Raw accordingly, isn’t it? Wade Barrett got a clean win over Randy Orton, which is exactly what I said he needed to be considered as a true Main Eventer. I loved the match and I loved the finish, and I love Randy Orton for truly putting over a talent. Onwards Mr Barrett and props Mr Orton.
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…