Friday, July 22, 2011

Report:TNA Wrestler's Unhappy in AAA‏

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This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter includes a long bit about TNA wrestlers unhappiness about the conditions in AAA. They like performing in bigger, more excited crowds, but the conditions at the arena are much worse. Outside of TripleMania, security to keep the fans from grabbing them or throwing things at them has been non-existent, and the locker rooms are very primitive (often, no running water.) Velvet Sky and Angelina Love are mentioned as upset about how hard Mari Apache hit them in their match; I think the consensus of those watching the show was surprise about unusually lightly Mari treated them. It appears Mr. Anderson wanted more money to deal with the conditions, and so he was replaced by Scott Steiner.

(My Opinion)
this isn't the first time i heard this story before.a few years former WCW/WWE/TNA wrestler johnny stamboli had wrestle in mexico before as the TNA wrestler Rellik.he left AAA for complaining about the same situation and expected better.let's face it,this is mexico ,a third world can't expect to have better conditions in any arena in far as love & sky complaining about mary apache being stiff.mary is known for wrestling stiff in mexico.she isn't going to hold back any forearms or elbow shots.suck it up,your in the wrestling business
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WWE Vintage Collection Summary: Tag Teams‏

WWE Vintage Collection on July 22nd, 2011 featured these matches & segments:

* The Road Warriors vs. The Faces Of Fear from WCW Nitro on January 29th, 1996
* The Hart Foundation vs. The British Bulldogs from the WWF event at the Boston Garden in November of 1986
* The Midnight Express vs. The Southern Boys from WCW Great American Bash 1990
* The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. The Glamour Girls from WWF Prime Time Wrestling on July 20th, 1987
* The Hart Foundation's interview from WWF Superstars on February 9th, 1991
* Tag Team Battle Royal from WWF Superstars on February 16th, 1991

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COLUMN: Spoon-Fed Wrestling #2: Maintaining Fandom by Huhnjo

Welcome to the second installment of Spoon-Fed Wrestling. As we all know, over the past few weeks the IWC has been agog over the CM Punk-Cena-McMahon work/shoot angle. Every possible blogger, dirt-sheeter, and podcaster has expounded on the significance of the angle and what the possible affects mean for wrestling.

With this issue of Spoon-Fed Wrestling, I could have easily added to the noise and given my opinions on the Punk angle, but as this whole thing continues to play out, a thought has come to mind on which I feel worthy of exploring—how does one maintain their fan-ship of pro wrestling through a multitude of eras.

To explain my perspective, a bit more of my history must be told. Please bear with me as I take you all down my own personal memory lane.

As I detailed in the last column, my fandom began as a child. With a few notable exceptions, I have been a fan of pro wrestling for nearly four decades. I was there, on the sofa, watching the WWWF give way to WWF and NWA become WCW. I saw the rise of pro wrestling beginning with Wrestlemania I. I marveled at the Macho Man vs Steamboat match at WM-III. I lost count of how many Saturday Night’s Main Events I watched. I witnessed the rise of WCW and Sting transform from the Surfer Dude with Tude to the Crow.

Sadly, my interest in wrestling waned at the time that the WCW imploded. The drop in interest wasn’t completely due to the loss of the once great WCW, but at that time my life began to take more and more of my free time. Between becoming a newlywed, going to college at night, and working full-time, I had little time left for my guilty pleasure of pro wrestling. Adding to the lack of free time, I had come to believe that wrestling had passed me by and that maybe I had outgrown it.

During this period, I missed out on the attitude era and ECW. I heard about things from time to time from my friends who remained fans, but I couldn’t spare the time. But thanks to the invention of the internet I have been able to find much of the high points of the era, even if some of the meaning and immediacy has been lost due to the passage of time.

Then some five plus years later, after I was done with school and my free time was slowly becoming available, I was channel surfing and stumbled upon TNA. It reminded me of what I used to love about wrestling: technical wrestling mixed with storylines that had meaning. This all took place in the last weeks of 2005 when TNA could truly be called total nonstop action.

In short order, I returned to watching pro wrestling anew. Since then, I have maintained my fan-ship, although from a perspective of someone who remembers what used to be when kayfabe was alive and well. Yet despite that fact, I still find myself often entertained enough to enjoy watching although it’s become difficult to suspend my disbelief.

Then while watching the CM Punk promo on the July 11th Monday Night Raw, I was struck by my reaction. I had gone from lounging on my chair with my feet up on the ottoman, t