But Alundra Blayze’s acceptance speech was one that will live with me for a long time. Read the rest of this entry »
All the other reviews I’ve read of this play are prefaced with a little note that the critic isn’t a professional wrestling fan, and they go on to use terms such as “bonkers” or “far-fetched” to describe it.
Well, I am a professional wrestling fan, and ‘Lardo’, while funny and surreal in places, is very much rooted in life. Read the rest of this entry »
If you indulge in social media at all, or if you read newspapers, you’ll have probably caught some of the kerfuffle around a certain article in the Guardian this week.
Tying in with Simon Cowell’s musings about bringing British wrestling back to television, TV writer Stuart Heritage brought some of his ‘World of Sport’ memories to the fore when sketching out what this new series might look like.
If you have even the vaguest interest in British wrestling history you’ll know exactly the kind of thing it included – middle-aged men with beer bellies, angry grannies in the front row berating the heels, shows staged in local leisure centres, all a plodding, working-class contrast to the glamour and polish of WWE.
Wrestlers and fans alike have been outraged. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s no secret that whenever I see the moment when Seth Rollins turned on his brethren, I still feel sick. Dean Ambrose’s face of horror as he realises the betrayal unfolding in front of him remains a tragic piece of television.
The months prior to that fateful day, however, were marvellous. The Shield fought for their own brand of justice, they walked out through the crowd, and once they even had a helicopter.
So I was torn about watching this DVD compilation. Read the rest of this entry »