Monday, February 24, 2014

This is awesome! This is awesome!

Perhaps there are better things you can do with your time than watching six men pretending (very convincingly) to beat each other up, but that still didn't stop the long-awaited wrestling match between The Shield and The Wyatt Family from being the coolest I've ever seen. Seriously, this is how wrestling should be, and usually isn't. I didn't bother watching the Royal Rumble last month when they made it clear it'd be dominated by old men who used to be cool wrestlers in the past (watching the New Age Outlaws doddering arthritically around the ring isn't really as much fun as their fans insist), and I think I'll skip Wrestlemania for the same reason (Hulk Hogan's coming back, once more), but the fill-a-gap-in-the-schedule pay-per-view (you don't have to pay for it in this country) Elimination Chamber was just great.

Admittedly the main event was dull by comparison to the clash-of-the-bad-guys, and some of the filler stuff was dreadful, but one really good "fight" is enough to satisfy my bloodlust for a couple of months at least - I'll tune in again the next time a thrilling storyline like this one builds up...