What's so "special" about Goldberg or Brock Lesnar? They had to be "made." They had to be put over, booked in the right way, with the right angles, and the right gimmick. At a time, Lesnar and Goldberg were nobodies too. WCW decided to give Goldberg a cool entrance and an undefeated streak. WWE decided to hype Brock's college experience and call him "The next big thing." Neither man has great mic skills, and the way Lesnar currently "wrestles," neither of them have very good in ring skills (Brock is capable of having them though). They are over, and huge, because they were booked that way from the start.
Vince knows, absolutely KNOWS, that Reigns would blow up HUUUUUGE if he went heel. He wouldn't have to be a chicken shit heel, just that bad ass heel like The Rock, or Stone Cold was. The problem is that Reigns he has no mic skills at all. He would desperately need a mouth piece.
AJ Styles was over the second he appeared for WWE, and WWE blew up their website about "The Club," even flat out naming "Bullet Club" in online articles, and a few mentions on WWE TV. If they would have made The Club a HUGE deal, ass kickers from Japan that dominated, it would have been as big as anything WWE has ever done. Look how big BC is without WWE. Imagine them with that marketing machine behind them! WWE just doesn't want to do it.
Remember Nexus? The hottest thing WWE had done in YEARS! They had the wrestling world talking like they hadn't talked in in a long time. What did WWE do? They killed it. They jobbed each and every one of them out to Cena. They took buzz that was off the charts, and shit on it.
Remember how over CM Punk was? So much fans talked about a deam match between him and Austin, because Punk was starting to be seen in that kind of role. But instead, they held him back, and pissed him off so much that he left. I know Phil is a bitter asshole now, that insults wrestling, but man....he was screwed over pretty bad.
Remember Daniel Bryan? How he was legitimately held back and de-elevated, until the audience went so bat shit crazy that the WWE had to put him on top? I find it ironic, that every doctor in the United States says he could wrestle again, but WWE's doctor refuses to agree.
Here’s what I believe, Vince doesn't ever want another Rock, Stone Cold, Hogan, Warrior, etc. WWE makes him multiple millions each and every year. He's cool with that. WWE has zero competition, so he can coast. To get another top star, as big as the guys I mentioned earlier, he risks having a guy that could hold him up. A guy that he "NEEDS." Vince doesn't want to "need" anyone. Vince doesn't ever want another guy that's bigger than the WWE is. So he takes an aging Goldberg, and a part time Lesnar, who are just big enough to make him even more millions, and main-events them, outside the title picture even, because it will sell tickets, and pop ratings, without giving him a guy that is so vital that WWE would be in trouble without him. So long as you WWE fans are cool with that, it’s exactly how WWE is always going to be. Unless another company rises up and challenges WWE in the ratings, and marketplace, which is very unlikely. I suggest you join me, and follow companies like Ring of Honor, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Indy companies like MCW Pro Wrestling, Legacy Wrestling, and The Monster Factory. Companies that are without a doubt…Wrestling Done Right.
I’ve been a wrestling fan for 39 years. I know what I like, and I know what I don’t like. I was trained to wrestle 29 years ago, and did so for a short while, deciding then to manage instead. I’ll admit, it was a pretty short stint in the business. That being said, my love for wrestling only grew stronger each and every day. After being “just a fan,” (that isn’t a bad thing) I decided to take up wrestling journalism. Throughout the years I’ve written for five or six different websites, and served as the moderator for Percy Pringle’s (for those that don’t know, he was also known as Paul Bearer in the WWE) message board. A few years ago I decided to just host my own wrestling website, and thus WrestlingDoneRight.com was born. WDR isn’t your typical wrestling news site. Being as strongly opinionated as I am, WDR is more of an editorial style site. While we have a news section, the site is more about me “telling it how it is,” as I opine on numerous wrestling topics, in video segments called “The Right Take.”
I have commentated for several independent wrestling companies like Lancaster Championship Wrestling, The Ultimate Wrestling Experience, and Legacy Wrestling, who I still currently commentate for. I co-host “The Perfect Podcast” with the former owner of LCW, and the current half owner of Pro Wrestling Empire. My colleague Chuck Ransford and I host Facebook Live pre-shows as well for many different companies like Legacy, The Monster Factory, Excite Wrestling, House of Glory Wrestling, and even MCW Pro Wrestling. So imagine my delight when I was contacted by MCW management, inquiring if I would be interested in a commentary position. I immediately said yes, and asked how soon I could start. My journey with MCW Pro Wrestling began in Joppa, Maryland, the home base of MCW, on November 5th for their Autumn Armageddon tour!
Having traveled all over the place to attend, and or cover independent professional wrestling, trust me when I tell you that MCW Pro Wrestling is the slickest, most professional organization that I have ever seen. From the setup, pre and post production meetings, film, and camera crews, to the assignment breakdowns that are made months before each show, I have never seen anything like it. I consider myself pretty experienced, but MCW Pro Wrestling is so well done, so organized, that it almost felt like it was my first time in the business. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team and organization.
As I said at the start of this piece, I know what I like, and what I don’t like. I love MCW because they do everything right…Wrestling Done Right, remember? MCW has a solid training school, and facility, so they can begin to train the stars of tomorrow like Patrick Clark, and Lio Rush. They also don’t allow those trainees to have any kind of prominent position on their cards until they are ready. They don’t give top spots to “ticket sellers,” instead making them earn their way, skill wise, to the main event. They also know how to use “variety” on a card. Few promoters get this, in my opinion. To have “variety” on a show you not only have to book different styles of wrestlers, but know how to space them out on the card, in a way that makes sense. MCW does that. The use of “names” is also done perfectly at MCW. At every show you can meet and greet “stars” from WWE, TNA, or ECW. Not only that, these talents are used on the shows in perfect angles, that help make the entire MCW roster, and what they are doing, a bigger deal. MCW even brings in “special events” like an evening with Jim Ross and Jim Cornette, and Mick Foley or Rob Van Dam’s comedy specials. I absolutely love that MCW Pro Wrestling is all about the experiences of all that is professional wrestling.
I pride myself in only associating with the best in professional wrestling, and I am happy to be a part of the MCW Pro Wrestling team, as a commentator with Shawn Credle, up on that awesome perch that allows a view of the action like I’ve never gotten anywhere else. I highly recommend MCW Rage TV so you can keep with everything “Wrestling Done Right,” at MCW Pro Wrestling!