Debut Column: Smark Talk – Hello PWMania Community
Its always a challenge to figure out what your first blog post in a new venture is going to be. I always think the best thing to do is to introduce yourself to the perspective readers of the blog, so they see you have the same passion they do. This is my first attempt at wring about wrestling. I have however watched wrestling for as long as I can remember. I wish I had some great story about what drew me to wrestling, a great moment, something. I really don’t. As a kid I had a natural interest in wrestling, and sports of all types.
The first thing I remember about wrestling as a kid was when Shawn Michaels turned on Marty Jannetty, and super kicked him through the plate glass window of the barber shop. I know I watched wrestling before this moment, but this was the first moment I thought was “real”, and had a lasting impact on me. I was a fan of wrestling before it was “cool”. My brother and I went as the Road Worriers for Halloween. I was Road Worrier Animal, and my brother was Hawk. My dad was able to replicate the face paint on us, and my mom made us the spiked shoulder pads to wear.
I used to tell my parents that I was going to be a pro wrestler when I grew up (what wrestling fan didn’t say that) I came to realize later that my disability was going to make it impossible to do that, or any other sports playing career that I was such a fan of. I knew though that that these things had to be a part of my life, and my career so here I am writing.
You might be thinking what are your thoughts on the product today? I think WWE is in an odd place. I think they suffer from being the only real game in town. Competition in any business brings out the best in everyone. WCW really forced the WWE to become a little more edgy with their product. This ended up being one of the most successful eras in history. WWE doesn’t have anyone pushing them. I think that shows in the creative sometimes.
By the same token I think they have a lot of young talent with worlds of potential if they can develop their characters properly. I think guys like Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Seth Rolliins, and others could be guys that lead the WWE, and wrestling in to another great era, but it is up to the people in charge to bring these guys along.
I look forward to bringing my thoughts to the readers of PWMania, and thank the staff for adding me on as a writer. Here is to a great relationship. Follow me on Twitter @ryansublett1 I’m happy to interact with readers, and answer questions. You might even inspire a blog entry.
What do you think? Comment below with your thoughts, opinions, feedback and anything else that was raised.