Death of Wrestling: There’s a lot to like…

Published On 02/10/2013 | By David Davis | Columns

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.

Yo, yo, yo, people. It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, but that’s because I unfortunately lost one of my best wrestling buddies. It happened right around the Royal Rumble PPV; I was actually hoping to watch it with him, but I got a call midway through the week to say that he had sadly passed away.

In all honesty, it’s made watching wrestling tough for me as wrestling and this guy had been synonymous for the last decade. I can still vividly remember the trip Wrestlemania XX and our pact to definitely do Wrestlemania XXX (he he)… When I have dragged myself to continue watching something I love, I realised that there is a lot about wrestling right now that he would of liked…

CM Punk vs The Rock at the Royal Rumble was a classic match. I actually smiled; was practically a mark for the end to the match when CM Punk raised his belt. I knew in my heart that it wouldn’t go down like this, but he sold it brilliantly and celebrated for just long enough to make me think this is actually it. Vince’s music hits and it’s old school wrestling at its best: the face gets the restart and the 1,2,3.

The rumble match itself with all the surprise entrants was amazing to watch; even with the predictable finish. I’m pretty sure he would have loved the pop Goldust got and the showdown with little bro, Cody Rhodes… Who would have thought that the Shattered Dreams Productions would have lasted for so many years, produced hit after hit, and grown so much in the hearts of the WWE Universe.

My final mention is the Shield entrance as performed by John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus. Old school wrestling, Good vs Evil, at its best. The Shield have been really good and the unlikely alliance of the faces to take them down at the Chamber is a great story that I’m sure my mate would have loved to see concluded.

Sure there has been bad stuff too; stuff that could lead to the DOW. But first and foremost I am a wrestling fan, and losing my mate has made me realise I don’t always have to point out the DOW (although I still will – trust me), sometimes I can point out the good in wrestling too; the stuff that bit by bit holds of the Death of Wrestling.

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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