“Dolph Ziggler comes to the ring with a point, and it’s a good one — wrestlers don’t know when to hang it up, and Jericho’s gonna end up just like Roddy Piper, showing up every six months for a paycheck to be kinda sad and start lonely ass chants when someone should be turning off his microphone. Ziggler’s comments have merit, but they aren’t right… he’s being a dick about it, and that’s why we should boo him and cheer for Jericho. We want Jericho to prove he’s still got it, and that he’s not going to fart on his legacy and namedrop his equivalent to Mr. T on a Raw 20 years from now. We want him to stick up for Piper and tell Ziggler he’s full of shit, because he’s going to prove himself at SummerSlam.
What we get instead is Jericho responding to merited comments with insults about how Ziggler’s hair is ugly (Jericho’s the one with a balding faux-hawk) and how Ziggler’s shirt is pink (Jericho is wearing a sparkling jacket with a popped collar and no pants). A bad guy says something reasonable, so the good guy acts like a child and calls him names. Where have I seen that before?
It’s just agony for me. We need to reboot and restore some moral balance to what’s going on. I can’t keep justifying cheering for the guy who makes sense if the arena and announcers (and fans, and fans on the Internet) think I’m a contrarian for doing so. It just doesn’t feel right. The talking point about wrestling being one of the most pure artistic expressions of simplified good versus evil got washed away with those stupid Vince Russo shades of grey, and now nobody knows how to write a shade of grey, so we’re left with a big blob of shitty grey and nothing to feel or cheer for. It’s why we get on the Internet and yell at each other about wrestling. If the wrestling was good, we’d be okay just getting together and yelling at THEM.”
Good Guy Bullies
Well, in our business, it’s like winning the Academy Award. It’s someone or some group of people who believe in you, and most importantly it’s the fans that believe in you, and it proves that you are one of the very best in the world at what you do.” —
Diamond Dallas Page
I like hearing wrestlers speak candidly about the idea that a championship is like rewarding an artist.
and for our one year wedding anniversary, we will be in Ayr, Scotland.
Yes, the first thing I thought when we booked that part of the trip was, “I will be in the town Drew McIntyre is from.”
Mostly what I like about this is (unless this has happened sometime before and I missed it), this is WWE publicly acknowledging the inherent “spoilers” the come with a pre-taped Tuesday, air on Friday show.
“To find out how this all played out, don’t miss SmackDown on Syfy, Friday night at 8/7 CT.”