Ugh, writers block.
I’ve started and promptly deleted about five articles since my last article has been posted and I don’t know why. I have the WWE Network at my disposal, just boot something up and write something up. Throw in a few jokes, some pop culture references and you have an article. I’ll be honest, I really don’t write about the current product since I rarely get to watch Raw or SmackDown. I have a work schedule that is extremely inconsistent, so I maybe get to watch the last half hour of Raw. I find out any information from any site doing a running live blog or if I have to get up really early, then the next morning. Plus, Levin writes circles around me when it comes to modern product and so does Henry. I’ve designated myself to being the guy who writes about older stuff and I don’t mind that. Even the world needs people stuck in the past.
Hey, Sister Act II is on!
You guys watching Fargo? Billy Bob Thorton is just killing it as Lorne Malvro, and everybody else is holding their own too. Seriously, Lorne Malvro is probably the best character on television that I’ve seen in a while. Colin Hanks is basically Tom Hanks and that’s a good thing, Martin Freeman plays a great nebbish character, Alison Tolman is the breakout star and there are just so many good things about this. Even the supporting players contribute in a great way. Plus Kate Walsh. Stop crying about Breaking Bad being gone and watch the darn thing. Plus, Oliver Platt plays a man who hails himself as the Supermarket King, which has resulted in me making numerous Jimmy King jokes. Seriously, watch this show and thank me later.
You know what, the WWE doesn’t know how to book hate anymore or at least be consistentwith it. At Extreme Rules, The Shield/Evolution matches and Bryan/Kane matches started perfectly. No chain wrestling or trying to work out the kinks, they went straight for the brawl. It was smart; the matches were built in a way that you expected the match to start with them brawling. So, I give kudos to the creative team and a giant middle finger to whoever laid out Cena/Wyatt. While many people were rightfully angry about the match, I was perturbed about the beginning moments of the match. I was actually annoyed by Cena’s entrance considering he was acting like nothing really fazed him until he got the ring and went serious.
It was those opening moments, in a steel cage match that was probably the second most hyped match of the card, I had the feeling it was a dud. A headlock followed by some basic mat work, like it was like it was just old wrestling match. Not that I hate that type of stuff, but at this point in the feud, you’d expect Cena to charge right at Wyatt and for a fight to break out. After all the crap that Wyatt has put Cena through, the songs, turning children against him…and we start with the basics? I hate to come off as rather picky, but I can understand why the first match started like this, it was slow build to what was a rather good psychological war. This match needed a spark to start if off, it needed the Hart Austin Theory to be used.
Well, I just made it up actually, but it does has some weight when it comes to this match.
When Bret Hart and Steve Austin met at WreslteMania 13 for their epic submission match, it started perfectly. Austin charges right at Hart takes him down and BAM! We are off and running for what is probably one of the greatest hate filled brawls I’ve seen. It made it seem like it was more of a match, it was a fight. It was telling you that you better put the kids to bed because this was going to be an ugly, violent and eventually bloody battle. It was a brilliant move to have them engage in a chain wrestling or anything like that, it told the people that this is going to be a fight. Austin and Hart had put each-other through hell in the buildup to this match and now that we’re here, we’re gonna let them loose.
That is what I believed that Cena/Wyatt needed, a moment to let these people know that this is going to be a fight. While it might seem like something irrelevant to pick at, it was just something that annoyed me. Right now, I hope that the company goes with a match this fits Cena a bit better like a Last Man Standing match. Also, I can really only remember about one really good Cena cage match and that was against Ziggler. The cage was a smart idea to hype up keeping Harper and Rowan out, but it was just not executed well. Let the blow-off be that hate filled Last Man Standing blow-off in Chicago and fix the mess that was Extreme Rules.
Well, there goes my writers block.
And remember, watch Fargo.
Robert Goeman has been writing for CamelClutchBlog since 2014 and has written for FiveOuncesofPain and What Culture. Follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/RobertGoeman. After every article, Robert usually does “Talking Points” on twitter, bringin up points that didn’t make the article.
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