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.
If you read my blog last week, you’ll know that my worst fear was realised at the Night of Champions… Daniel Bryan and Kane became the tag team champions. Now, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love Daniel Bryan… and Kane has been a solid WWE worker for many years… so my problem isn’t with either of them…
So what’s my problem??? I’m a fan of tag team wrestling – nothing more and nothing less. I also happen to be a fan of singles wrestling and women’s wrestling too. My fear was that if Daniel Bryan and Kane won the belts it would be at the expense of the tag team division, and last week’s Raw and Smackdown went along way to confirming those fears…
Actually, I tell a lie… Raw was OK. DB and Kane retained their titles over Kofi and Truth who in my opinion should be focusing on their singles careers… And the Prime Time Players looked dominant against Rey and Sin Cara, which could set up a feud that should catapult the PTP in to credible challengers for Kane and Daniel Bryan when the time is right.
So what’s my problem??? In a rarity, the whole of Smackdown was virtually dedicated to the tag team belts, but that doesn’t mean it was dedicated to the tag team division. Instead, two singles wrestlers, who happen to be tag team champions, had singles matches against two other singles wrestlers. I was sat watching frustrated: If DB & Kane are going to cost each other the victories, surely it’d be more beneficial for it to happen to tag team wrestlers?!?
The final segment at least reminded us there are proper tag teams in the WWE, but what was their sole purpose??? For DB & Kane to decimate them all… that’s right… all of the current relevant tag teams were decimated by DB & Kane at the same time… so why should I now care about any of them having a tag team match??? I don’t know if it’s the Death of Wrestling, but the tag team division is definitely on life support!
Last week, Anthony commented on my post saying that at least it’s throwing the spotlight back on the tag team divison, but that is my point, in the days of proper tag team wrestling – Hardy’s, Dudley’s, Rockers, Hart Foundation etc – the tag team didn’t need a spotlight thrown on it, because the tag team division was self sufficient. My dream is that one day it will be again.
Anthony also mentioned Jerishow, and Matt Hardy and MVP as a benchmark for how this can be a good thing… I loved both of those stories, but can anyone hand on heart remember who they were feuding with apart from each other? Or what tag teams they put over? I may be wrong (and if I am please tell me) but what normally happens is the main eventers go away and they take the spotlight with them, and I sincerely hope it doesn’t happen this time!
Life of Wrestling: This week for me it’s the fact that CM Punk retained his title – even if it meant a slight cop out to the end of the match. I’d have preferred a proper double pin with two refs etc, but I guess CM Punk is a bona fide heel now and the best heels in the world win by hook or by crook… so well done to Mr Punk!
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…