I think it’s safe to say that Wrestlingmania is probably the most important event in wrestling entertainment. It’s the pay per view of pay per views and it’s the culmination of every story arc at one big show. If you’ve got a match at Wrestlersmania then you’ve got proof that your career trajectory is on the up and up. As a writer and performer (be it on a much smaller scale than anyone working for the WWF – except for my abs) I can only imagine the relief that one must feel at the end of the night of the big performance and the horrible come down of “Oh fuck I have to do this again tomorrow night”. That thought is definitely shared by not only the performers but the writers as well. I’m certain that the writers prepare stories months in advance but there’s no way to be sure of what can happen in the lives of the individual performers to keep those story lines concrete. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘WWF’
Hello faithful readers (all six of you)! It’s good to be back in the locker room. Smell that fresh air, look at those rug burns! You should maybe use some lotion. If I felt any remorse for taking a short break in writing about the 1999 season of the WWF I would say that I’m sorry but I’m not so suck it. During the break I recorded an EP for some guyz, and also did some podcasting with my friend John. You should go listen! And as always I’ve been watching a lot of wrestling but not writing about it as if I were some common non blogger. But now I’m back, I feel refreshed and I’m ready to inject a sense of irony into my wrestling blog like it’s never been done before. What could be a better episode to start back up with than WRESTLEMANIA!? Read the rest of this entry »
Guys it has been a busy week! I’ve had actual work to do and on top of that I’ve been running which takes like, twenty minutes out of my day. You can imagine how this makes OYOW blog stay underground until Thursday night. Let’s get this started SHARK TANK! Read the rest of this entry »
Sorry about not getting in my semi-weekly blog about wrestling last week but I was busy with some other writing and unmentionable work that took precedence over watching X-Pac tell people to suck it and then telling you guys about it. What is it with you guys? Why won’t you let me rest? Can’t I work on some life affirming sketches without you guys harranging me for trying to LIVE!? I didn’t even get in my eight free yoga classes that I won last week. Well let’s get on with it shall we? You bloodsuckers. Read the rest of this entry »
You guys remember when The Undertaker threatened Vince McMahon with a teddy bear and then set it on fire? It was pretty good stuff! I hope he sets a chaise lounge on fire tonight. I don’t want to sound like an old man but I would be upset if I walked through the den and my grandchildren were watching a show where an entire stadium of teens were shouting “asshole” at a sharp dressed man such as Mr. McMahon. Can’t you kids watch something nice like Wings? I love that show! So many different types of people on one little island! Read the rest of this entry »
What happened at Valentines Day Massacre last week/last night? All that I can remember is that a giant guy (that seemingly appeared out of thick air) helped Stone Cold win his all expenses trip to Wrestlemania on accident. OOPS! Read the rest of this entry »
In 1999 there were only two choices for the viewers of Super Bowl XXXIII, watch the half time show put on by Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Where do I sign up for that time machine?) or tune into Sunday Night Heat (you remember how in 1999 there were only the two television channels, FOX and USA) to watch The Rock and Man Kind duke it out in a one on one, pinfalls count anywhere, empty(ish) arena match.
WOOF. You guys. This week’s episode was rough with a capital RUFF. The episode was mostly dragging monologues and set up for plot lines that are just beginning to form and it kind of made me miss the actual wrestling. If you’re watching along with me at home I hope you’re watching with friends because that’s the only way you had fun this week. I, on the other hand, must walk this road alone. Much like the protagonist in The Road, with my laptop as the shopping cart and my chair as that little boy. Read the rest of this entry »
After excitedly promising my friends that I would watch a year of professional wrestling and blog about it (when it’s time to party I part hard) I began to worry that watching a year’s worth of wrestling would not be as amusing as I thought it would be, maybe there would be some laughs for the first hour or so but would I soon began to feel as if I were drudging through a swamp of sadness and the WWF Heavyweight Championship belt rode me into muddy, gory death as it were the Atreyu to my Artax? I don’t mean to speak in a hyperbolic sense here, in fact I’m being quite literal. I am a horse that lives inside of a fictional storybook and my owner is a belt that men wear when they win a fake wrestling championship on television. Read the rest of this entry »
Hello friends of the internet! My first in a series of weekly blogs about the 1999 series of WWF Monday Night RAW is now ready for your perusal, click on the tab that says One Year of Wrestling (duh) and if you’re way into it you can follow the OYOW blog on tumblr. And if you’re really really into it you can either make hipsteroneyearofwrestling or fuckyeahoneyearofwrestling. Now get to it!