ever increasing amount of pro wrestling fans are digging
the connection between pro wrestling, rock and metal.
This Andy Williams (The Butcher) character looks like
a tough dude, and now he's partnered with his stable
mate, The Blade. I've watched him play guitar and
he totally rocks it. Check him out in his band role
at 'Every Time I Die'. Along with The Bunny, which
I'm thinking of as a risqué and dangerous sex
kitten femme fatale type, they are quite the sequel
to Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, 'Pulp Picture'.
I can't wait to see 'The Gimp' and who gets dragged
back to their dungeon for a bit of titillation, B&D,
S&M, and we must have the dog collar, ball and
chain, with no disrespect at all for the legendary
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine
re the NWA Starrcade '83 classic.
in WWE land perhaps Roman Reigns may have a dog collar
match as per internet rumor mill, but that's all that
is. Now, back on point, 'The Butcher' and 'The Blade'
have violent tendencies. I wouldn't be surprised if
they may look to team up with one or more other masters
of violence in All Elite Wrestling, be it Jon Moxley
(who comes out to 'Unscripted Violence'), by 'Violent
Idols'. Speaking of just how over the dangerous and
violent Mox is, even current independent artist /
drummer, Alex Hilton, did a tribute drum set to the
Idol's 'Enemies With Benefits'. It just goes to show
you how popular All Elite Wrestling, Mox and the music
AEW visionaries including Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho
and Tony Khan, are well aware of the pop culture machine,
and the importance of finding their niche. Sometimes
old can become new again. Keep in mind we are quickly
approaching 2020 and the old WCW on TNT started in
'Pulp Fiction' was released in 1994, so its not like
they are taking from something just one or two years
old. Part of the beauty of pro wrestling is that it
can take the wrestlers and the audience in all sorts
of weird and wonderful places. The wrestlers of course
need to be able to wrestle, but for me the characters,
the costuming, the music - the whole experience itself
is where the entertainment value is.
I enjoy and respect amateur wrestling also, but I
don't find it terribly entertaining. Mind you, when
watching old Brock Lesnar matches on the mat you can
detect a legit bad ass and even mean streak in there
somewhere. He's got that aura and charisma that was
a good foundation for a career in pro wrestling, so
great scouting to Jim Ross on that one. I'm not sure
who discovered ''The Butcher' and 'The Blade', but
I say give them a few more weeks or even months, as
Chris Jericho has rightly stated in various interviews
about the importance of giving talent enough time
to get over. In time we might even get a 'Mr Wolf'
or a Gimp type. I want to hear a line about "Zed's
dead baby, Zed's dead".
booker man, who shall have the honor to be written
into this Shakespeare meets Broadway, stunt-show hybrid?
You can bet that Mox, Darby Allin, Jake Hager and
a number of other violent individuals will be around
the pick the bones. Now all we need is a live performance
of 'Violent Idols' at an upcoming All Elite Wrestling
supershow. How about 'Blood And Guts' for instance?
Poor Jim Ross is going to have to call the action
and could end up having to duck and weave buckets
of blood. It goes with the territory.
in next week for more unscripted violence. Oh, you
may have heard, Jericho's doesn't follow the script
(or not much anyway), and this is contagious in the
AEW lockeroom. Just don't have the inmates running
the asylum to overkill levels. Keep them under lock
and key - there you go, another gimmick, and also
more fodder for other AEW affiliated platforms such
as 'Being The Elite'. It's all part of the offering
of the hottest pro wrestling promotion in the world.
god for those deep Khan family pockets, and let's
wish them well in their long haul to eventual profitability.
I can't wait for the AEW videogame either, and I haven't
played videogames for years. See, AEW is making fans
care and get that emotional investment again. What
wrestling fan wouldn't want to join 'The Inner Circle'
right? There's only one WrestleMania, but there's
only one AEW, and this upcoming 'Blood and Guts' is
already oozing fan and industry anticipation. Who
will get maimed, slaughtered and killed off, and who
will survive? Something tells us Mr Jericho, Mr Rhodes
and Mr Khan will be instrumental in those decisions.
a running (off-script-ish) saga in AEW's version of
pro wrestling and we hope the brains-trust enjoys
today's fan and media interaction. Yes, the fans are
part of the show also, be it in person, or thousands
of miles away at the Bondi Beach - Maroubra Beach,
Sydney, Australia connection.