Posts Tagged ‘Lucha Libre Elite’

For  those  who  haven’t  heard,  Billy  Corgan,  the  lead  singer  of  The  Smashing  Pumpkins  and  Zwan  has  bought  the  National  Wrestling  Alliance  (NWA).  This  is  a  real  shock  for  professional  wrestling  after  his  failed  attempt  last  year  to  assume  control  of  Total  Nonstop  Action  (TNA)/Impact  Wrestling.  There  are  people  who  are  really  divided  over  this  at  the  NWA  celebrates  its  69th  anniversary  this  year.  Some  believe  that  he  will  succeed  others  believe  that  he  will  fail.  I  believe  that  he  will  succeed.

I  know  what  some  of  you  are  thinking,  “WHY?!  WHO  CARES  ABOUT  THE  NWA?!  THEIR  CHAMPIONSHIPS  WEREN’T  IRRELEVANT  FOR  YEARS!!!”.   What  some  of  you  don’t  understand  is  that  in  today’s  American  pro-wrestling  scene,  if  there’s  one  group  that  can  make  a  HUGE  comeback  is  the  NWA.  The  group  was  around  since  1948,  and  in  spite  of  many  promoters  who  had  their  own  view  of  the  NWA  World  Heavyweight  Championship  and  Vince  McMahon’s  callous  view  of  the  company,  their  style  of  wrestling  and  its  fans,  it  has  survived.  Also,  a  lot  of  promotions  (WWE,  AWA,  ECW,  Impact,  World  Class  Championship  Wrestling,  Southwest  Championship  Wrestling,  United  States  Wrestling  Association,  Mid-South  Wrestling)  evolved  out  the  NWA.  The  group  was  also  the  catalyst  for  what  would  become  World  Championship  Wrestling  (WCW),  and  with  the  combined  power  of  Jerry  and  Jeff  Jarrett,  Impact  Wrestling.

The  NWA  was  also  responsible  for  a  lot  of  stars  who  became  Hall  of  Famers  (“The  Nature  Boy”  Ric  Flair,  “The  Enforcer”  Arn  Anderson,  The  Windhams,  The  Von  Erichs,  The  Funks,  The  Rock  and  Roll  Express,  The  Road  Warriors/Legion  of  Doom,  Ron  Simmons,  Jim  Cornette)  and  for  its  dominance  on  TBS.  They  have  the  talent  and  the  championships  to  create  new  nationwide  television  shows,  and  there  are  promotions  that  they  can  work  with  like  Lucha  Libre  Elite,  What  Culture  Pro-Wrestling  (WCPW)  for  exchanging  talent.  There’s  a  whole  lot  of  good  that  can  come  from  this.  The  NWA  has  endured  so  much  throughout  the  years.  Never  count  them  out.

 

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This  is  my  first  pro-wrestling  post  since  2014.  The  reason  why  I  haven’t  done  any  coverage  was  because  it  left  me  tired  and  exhausted.  But,  I  still  watch,  and  here’s  my  thoughts  on  the  past  year:

1.  The  Retirement  of  Daniel  Bryan/”The  American  Dragon”  Bryan  Danielson:

I  expected  that  it  would  happen  because  of  his  concussions.  The  same  thing  happened  to  former  NXT  Tag  Team  Champion/Current  WWE  commentator  Corey  Graves.  It  is  also  sad  because  this  was  his  life  from  1999-onward,  and  it  all  ended  in  a  health  risk.

2.  Gail  Kim’s  Induction  Into  The  TNA  Hall  of  Fame:

She  earned  it  and  deserved  it.  Enough  said.

3.  WWE  Reviving  The  Roster  Split/Brand  Extension:

WHY??????!!!!!!

4.  The  Disrespect  Towards  Byron  Saxton:

Cruel,  inhuman,  disgusting,  and  I  wouldn’t  be  surprised  if  he  went  off  on  everyone.

5.  New  Japan  Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)  on  AXS  TV:

I  LOVE  IT!!!!

6.  Mexico’s  Consejo  Mundial  de  Lucha  Libre  (CMLL)’s  Partnership  With  Lucha  Libre  Elite:

It’s  a  great  because  we  get  to  see  a  lot  of  independent  wrestlers  on  national  tv.  It’s  also  great  to  see  CMLL have  talent  from  Total  Nonstop  Action  (TNA),  Ring  of  Honor  (ROH)  and  New  Japan  on  their  shows.

7.  TNA’s  Mismanagement  Issues:

TNA  has  to  be  EXTREMELY  CAREFUL,  because  this  was  one  of  the  things  that  led  to  the  fall  of  World  Championship  Wrestling  (WCW).

8.  “Broken”  Matt  Hardy:

They  said  that  this  was  a  gimmick  that  wasn’t  supposed  to  happen.  But  when  it  all  boiled  down  to  it:  The Final  Deletion,  Delete  or  Decay,  The  Great  War,  Trick  or  Delete  and  Total  Nonstop  Deletion,  it  helped  TNA!!!!!

9.  Moose,  Mike  and  Maria  Kanellis  Bennett  Leaving  Ring  of  Honor  To  Join  TNA:

While  it  was  sad  to  see  them  leave  ROH,  it’s  wonderful  that  TNA  signed  them.

10.  Damien  Sandow  Arriving  In  TNA  and  Becoming  Aron  Rex:

I  enjoyed  his  anti-WWE  promo  his  first  night  in  the  company.

11.  The  TNA  Grand  Championship:

The  rules  of  the  match  for  this  type  of  championship  stumped  a  lot  of  people,  myself  included,  but  I  feel  that  the  title  will  stay.  I  also  believe  that  TNA  should  revive  the  Knockouts  Tag  Team  Championship  and  the  Television  Championship.

12.  Ring  of  Honor’s  Women’s  Division  The  Women  of  Honor:

They  introduced  the  division  last  year,  and  while  I  like  “The  Exotic  Goddess”  Mandy  Leon,  Deonna  Purrazzo,  TNA  Gut  Check  winner  Taeler  Hendrix,  Veda  Scott,  Kelly  Klein and Faye  Jackson,  it  would  be  great  IF  THEY  WERE  ON  TV  EVERY  WEEK!!!  PLEASE  FIX  THIS  SINCLAIR  BROADCASTING!!!!

13.  WWE’s  Revived  Cruiserweight  Division:

This  was  highlighted  by  the  return  of  The  Brian  Kendrick  to  WWE,  along  with  the  arrival  of  former  ROH  star  Cedric  Alexander  and  former  TNA/ROH  star  T.J.  Perkins  (for  those  who  may  not  know,  he  was  Manik in  TNA).  It  also  came  with  Cedric  revealing  that  he  lost  22  pounds  just  to  participate  in  the  WWE  Network.com-Exclusive  Cruiserweight  Classic.  I  don’t  understand  why  the  revived  division  is  only  seen  on  “Monday  Night  RAW”,  along  with  having  their  own  show  entitled  “205  Live”  airing  Tuesday  nights  on  the  WWE  Network  after  “SmackDown  Live”.

14.  “SmackDown”  Moving  To  Tuesday  and  Becoming  A  Live  Show  Like  “RAW”:

WWE,  you’re  NEVER  going  to  derail  the  Tuesday  Night  Lineups  on  FOX,  CBS,  NBC,  ABC  and  The  CW  Network.  Enough  said.

Before  I  close,  I  would  like  to  congratulate  “Broken”  Matt  Hardy  and  his  wife  Reby  Sky  on  having  a  second  son  who  will  be  born  sometime  this  year!!!

THAT’S  ALL   AND  THANKS  FOR  READING!!!!!