Looser. Loooooooooooser. Loos. Luh.. Luuuuuuuurghhhhhhhhhhh.
Over and over and over. Again and again every time John Laurinaitis would go to say something, John Cena would interrupt with a goofy face and a goofy noise. The audience in Pittsburgh PA loved it. they laughed and cheered and enjoyed themselves. If I’m honest, I laughed. It took a little bit, but I cracked up before too long. Even Chachi, who has a lower bullshit tolerance than Gordon Ramsay in a burned out McDonalds, even he cracked up. It was stupid. Dumb as hell but we enjoyed ourselves, laughing along with the crowd, Cena and even Laurinaitis at one point. It was great.
I read something this morning that stuck with me. Being the wrestling fan and Mayhem host that I happen to be, I like to read the news on sites here and there. I also like to read the recaps that other writers post so that I can get a feel for their opinions on the nights activities. Sort of a “Different sides to the same coin” sort of thing. This morning I turned my browser to http://www.f4wonline.com/ to read the RAW recap by Todd Martin. F4WOnline is one of my regular stops for wrestling news and I always read the recaps by Todd. He is an excellent writer, insightful and articulate. He often suggests how things could be done better and if he sees something he likes, he will let you know about it. However, If he sees something that he is less than keen on, which is most of the time, you will hear about it in the harshest words he can conjure. Here is Todd’s take on last nights goings on:
“John Cena came out, and he was the most obnoxious, overbearing jackass he’s ever been here. He started sniffing Laurinaitis and said desperation is a stinky cologne with a goofy voice. He did a Laurinaitis impression and called Laurinaitis a loser. He then made a bunch of stupid expressions and kept yelling loser with idiotic facial expressions and a ridiculous tone like he had Tourette’s. He was just unspeakably irritating here and the live crowd seemed to actually be with him, which was such an indictment of them.”
Those, my friends, are the words of a very angry person.
I have no interest in attacking Todd Martin for his views on Last nights RAW or on Professional Wrestling as a whole. Nor will I be condemning the serious wrestling fans out there. You do what you do, no shame in it. What I offer is this:
One of my favorite things that we do here on The Wrestling Mayhem Show is our “Remember When?” segment. It started as an homage to the things that got us into wrestling in the first place. Since then it’s become something more. We reminisce, but we also bring up the most ridiculous things to happen in WWE, but it’s all rooted in the same idea: The good parts of Professional Wrestling. The things we used to love and still love today. The great moments, the silly moments.
The point being: We do this show, we attend live events, we talk about wrestling because we love it. The sheer madness of it all. We love and enjoy wrestling for what it is. Yes, from time to time we dislike things but never to the point of bitterness. We go in with no expectations higher than seeing something crazy. Wrestling never lets us down there.
So be a fan. Revel in the things you see and let the rest roll off your back. If anything, be amazed by the fact that Professional Wrestling is still a thing. Because, if you think about it, that itself is a little insane. (A column for another day.)
Relax, man. Enjoy yourself. Its wrestling. It’s entertainment. Those 2 things don’t have to be mutually exclusive.