Death of Wrestling: PTP



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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.

Before I start this I just have to send my best wishes to Mr Lawler. I know that a lot of people have already commented and given their thoughts etc. so I’ll leave it at that. But I do just want to say that The King being eliminated from the 1997 Royal Rumble by Brett Hart is still one of my fondest wrestling memories. He went from the announce table to the ring, and back to the announce table in about 30 seconds. It was actually my birthday and that was the funniest birthday present ever!

Okay, so does anyone remember the first Tables, Ladders and Chairs (oh my) match? I do. It was part of one the best wrestling feuds that I have ever witnessed, and Vince has probably forgotten this, but it didn’t involve singles wrestlers! The feud was so good that the match it inspired went on to inspire a whole PPV. In fact, the only thing wrong with the TLC feud was that Edge & Christian kept winning! I was and forever will be a Dudley Boy – hitting women is wrong, but putting them through tables…

The fact that Vince doesn’t think people care about tag team wrestling upsets me, because he’s wrong. What people don’t care about is bad tag team wrestling, but then that is true of singles wrestling too! I’m pretty sure people liked the Hart Foundation, The Rockers, The Headshrinkers, The British Bulldogs, Legion of Doom, Men on a Mission… Alright maybe not Men on a Mission, but you get my point…

I was happy that in recent months Vince has started to come around and devote some time to the tag team division. Primo & Epico, The Usos, and the PTP are the makings of a division that could be a lot of fun to watch. As a tag team wrestling fan, I can see big things on the horizon. Or at least I could… but that was before I sat down and watched Monday Night Raw…

All of the build-up of the tag team division over the last few months was destroyed when Kane and Daniel Bryan or is that Daniel Bryan and Kane, two amazing singles wrestlers, were paired together to further a singles feud, and decimate the tag team division in the process…

Tag team wrestling is supposed to be a specialty: two beings working as one; working as a team. Therefore, in my opinion, two singles wrestlers (especially singles wrestlers who don’t get along) should not be able to beat a well-oiled team; not the number one contenders and definitely not the champions – even if the champs in question are also just singles wrestlers who were put together…

Vince is basically telling me not to bother watching the tag team wrestling, because any tag team is not as good as any upper tier singles wrestlers who’ve just decided to team up for the night… I hope & expect DB & Kane’s feud to get in the way of the match, and allow Kofi & Truth the victory (the alternative chills me to the bone), but what does that say about the tag champs..? Can anyone else see the Death of Wrestling?

Life of Wrestling: This week I think I’m going to give my nod to TNA. I’ll admit I’ve been absent for a while as I’m not a fan of Hulk Hogan, brother. Actually, that’s a lie; it’s not that I dislike Hogan, it’s just that Hogan’s and Vince’s vision of professional wrestling is the same. When TNA had a six sided ring, and wasn’t littered with WWE alumni, it felt fresh, but Hogan (and others) turned it in to a clone of WWE, but without the money – so it just felt like a poor man’s version.

I have to say that they are slowly turning that around with the likes of AJ, Joe, Roode, Storm etc. being given their spotlight back and also with the addition of people like Aries. I like a good invasion story, and the Aces and Eights is a good one. I was a little disappointed with the lack of reveals at No Surrender, but I guess it keeps us going for a little while longer and I’m sure we are Bound for Glory… Did you see what I did there?

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…


  • Anthony

    I find collums like this fractionally weird because a few years back when big Show and Jericho teamed up it brought the tag team titles back into focus, I see exactly this happening if Bryan and kane win. They are main event talent and they’ll bring the titles with them. Go a few more years back when MVP and Matt Hardy were tag champs while feuding with eachother it all worked.


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