Death of Wrestling: All Hail The Shield

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 want to talk about something that I don’t think will lead to the DOW. In fact, it’s quite the opposite… I want to talk about The Shield and what the Elimination Chamber means for the continuation of professional wrestling for generations to come…

But before all that I need to take you back to my blog last week on the Aces and Eights… Now that you’ve re-read it (what do you mean you can’t be bothered), you’ll know that I’m quite down on that invasion story line right now. The fact that they are essentially mid card jobbers that have actually added mid card jobbers to reinforce this fact beggars belief.

The WWE has been ripping off TNA for years now: Flawless AKA The Beautiful People anyone? The intro voice over for the start of Impact and Raw anyone?? And Invasion story for invasion story; The Shield AKA Aces and Eights anyone?!?

Apart from The Beautiful People, which was much better than Flawless, the WWE uses TNA to come up with the ideas and then shows TNA how to do them properly and The Shield at the Elimination Chamber was a prime example of this.

No one gave The Shield a chance at the Chamber against what had been described as Super Cena, Irish Cena and Cena minus 3 chromosomes (made me laugh out loud – someone should come up with a way to shorten that phrase). But luckily the WWE saw that in order for this storyline to continue to prosper; for us to really care about it… The Shield must win against top tier competition and prove that they belong…

The WWE essentially sacrificed it’s top three talents for the sake of the story, which is something that TNA refused to do and it’s the reason that the Aces and Eights story is virtually dead in the water. Shortsightedness when it comes to the importance of story will lead to the DOW, but on what some may call a rare occasion, the WWE staved off the DOW and treated us to a great match with an amazing finish!

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…

  • Brett B

    This editorial needs to end. Very opinionated “facts” every single time…. The TNA/WWE comparison on ripping off ideas… really… REALLLY? TNA has about as much OC as the replay of a sports game. I think that Nexus was welllllllllll before A&8’s TNA just has expanded the idea a bit. As far as the beautiful people…… not even going to go there… a stable of 3 women and at one point a dude…. hmm..DX became 4 dudes and a “woman” TNA just flipped the formula. Now as far as D.O.W. as a editorial as a whole. I am sure that the person writing it is not a dumb person as all the words are spelt correctly most the time and he does have a grasp on how to for sentences, That is about the only thing this person has going for them. I have been a Wrestling fan for 24 years and have read many, many, editorials similar to this one but, the content in these have nothing to do with the “Death of Wrestling,” How about talk about young stars being buried every week and never getting a real chance to shine or maybe about how drug use and alcohol use is going to be the down fall of wrestling. Heck, Talk about the fact that these promotions seemed to have lost the ability to do anything but rehash old content instead of comparing the content that is mocked by the other promotion, or about stars that retire too soon or too late. Jesus man. Let me write a article for this website. I am sure I could come up with more exciting information with a lot less personal feeling in my segments. Thats all.

    • Zenrad

      I would enjoy the DoW articles (being opinion articles it is nice to see other fans perspectives) But I feel as though they are not in depth. It feels like an introduction, you never get deep into the opinion of the writer seeing as right when you think he will actually explain his reasoning he says “Well thats it for this article” and leaves us with no further information gained from reading the article.

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  • Stephen

    I’m actually a fan of the Aces & Eights not having any ‘huge’ names in their ranks. It gives mid-carders a chance and makes them actually feel more like an outside faction than if AJ Styles and Kurt Angle were running with them.