Let He Who Walks on a Glass Ceiling Take the First Bump
Props to Bob the Evil F'n Puppeteer for the banners he sent. Since he's the only one who actually took the time to send me the banners at SpiffySeanStylez@aol.com For those of you who posted banners on the forum... Take the extra 5 seconds, and e-mail me, you lazy bastards! You can still go put over you work on the forum, just let me see the shit, too! I had to break that one out of mothballs, just to reaffirm my place as the god of all Internet Wrestling. I mean, after all, Op board writers get all the pussy ©LW.
Quick plugs and stuff. I am wrestling this Friday for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, OH. It's a great group of young talent, and I have as much fun there as I do anywhere. I am currently one-half of the MCW Tag Champs, and will be there giving the greater Cleveland fans a taste of what Pittsburgh talent is all about. For more info on MCW, check out The Official MCW Website!
If you are in or around the Ohio area, it's worth checking out. Great hot crowds, and workers busting their asses to entertain. It's wrestling the way it should be. I also just signed a new deal with NEPW Wrestling. I will be appearing on their July 5th, 6th, and 12th shows. The 12th features Raven and Tracy Smothers. Smothers and I have a history in the ring, so it will be interesting to see how "Swifty" fares when face to face again with one of wrestling's legends. For more information about NEPW's shows, check out NEPW's Website.
Obviously, the tour with the NWA:TNA group is also on the horizon. I have to continue to whip my ass into shape, and try to get my knee a bit better. I have a partially torn MCL dating back a little over a month, and it hasn't responded too well to phsyical therapy. It's not bad enough to require surgery, but it's a slight pain in the ass on a day-to-day basis. I guess being a part of the IWC, I'd have no clue what it is like to lace up the boots, right HHH?
Regardless, July 16th is the Pay Per View, and I stay on for their weekend tour the 17th, 18th, and 19th of July as well. It's a great opportunity, and I can't express my thanks and gratitude enough for the shot. After that, I have some NEPW dates, some MCW dates, and some spot shows that I'm negotiating with as well. I'm trying to stay somewhat busy, without pushing the body too hard at this point. I do miss wrestling in my hometown, however. I think after this upcoming month, and the progress that I've made, I would like to show some of my detractors what some hard work, and avoiding the politics and drama of the area can do for your career.
I need banners. Check my website, The ONLINE Home of Spiffy Sean for some pictures and stuff. My webguy has been kinda MIA, and that upsets Triple S, because I dig the new site layout and all, it just needs... ya know... FINISHED! If you want to look at the old site, and some banners there, it is at This fucking link HERE!
I managed to watch a good bit of RAW this week, and was almost brought to tears on a couple of occasions. The first was the emotional presentation of the Hardcore Championship to Mick Foley. In one of the more inspirations and classy moves the WWE has put forth in recent memory, they paid homage to a man that quite literally gave his body for the good and advancement of the business. Foley represents a dying breed in the sport of wrestling. He was a performer that got over by making his opponents look great. It is a lost art, in an era dominated by egos and people just looking out for themselves, and not their brothers in the business. The problem is it goes all the way from the WWE, all the way down to the indy fed drawing 20 people. Inevitably, there are one or two guys in the respective locker room that thinks their shit does not stink, and is unwilling to work with the younger talent, and unable to have a good match because they are constantly worried about getting themselves over.
The proverbial "Glass Ceiling" is something that has really hurt the progress of the business over the past few years. The business, as most "insiders" know, goes in waves of sorts. It has peaks and valleys as far as popularity, and one would be hard pressed to argue against wrestling being in a serious valley right now. People would like to blame performers like HHH, Nash, etc. for holding down younger talent, and not allowing them a chance to progress, and get over. It's the nature of the business. HHH is on top, and has been for so long because he does not allow himself to be taken from that position. Goldberg blows ass, yet still remains a top-tier wrestler. Scott Steiner can barely move, yet still gets TV time. Nash? Well, you can't teach size, I guess. Ric Flair is regarded as the greatest champion of all time because every time he defended the title, people thought there was a chance he could lose it. Flair made average workers like Road Warrior Hawk, Luger, etc. look like a million dollars, and like they actually had a shot of winning the championship at any given time. Remember a few years ago, HHH wrestled TAKA Michinoku on RAW, and it was one of the hottest matches of the year. Why? It looked, at several points during the match, like HHH might lose, and TAKA could pull the biggest upset in wrestling history. The match was booked flawlessly, and it served to get TAKA over huge in one 8 minute match.
I can not name one single person educated in wrestling that believed that Kane was going to win the main event on RAW last night. Not a one. Anyone who has watched wrestling in the past year knew the outcome of the match as soon as it was announced. Killing off the Kane character in the process was a nice added touch for the WWE. That brings me to the second time I almost cried during RAW: The abortion that tried to pass as the ending segment to the main-event. Even after taking a belt shot, HHH was able to kick out of Kane's pin. Earlier, a belt shot was enough to put away Sgt. Slaughter. Once again, HHH comes out looking invincible. The fact that they decided, almost on a whim, to unmask Kane for a stip for this match reeks of attempting to hotshot booking, and spits in the face of conventional wisdom. Why run a match, with ONE WEEK of buildup that has the potential to destroy a character that has been built, and been consistently OVER for FIVE YEARS!?
Congrats, WWE. You are continuing to dig your own grave, and on Monday, you killed off one of the more over characters you've had in the past five years. And for what? To get HHH over a bit more? I hope you think it was worth it. Pretty soon, you will be the only ones that care.
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