Average. Everyday. Sane. Psycho.
I recently got a new phone and found some random files on there so…tada…
Claymation David Tennant is best David Tennant. And yea there is more….tons more.
I have sat at this computer for three days trying to compose my thoughts about life in general. I thought about posting something to my personal blog about the bombings in Boston but can’t seem to bring myself to do so. I can not traffic in the angry speech I’ve seen so many of my liberal friends take part it. I think it sickens me that the world we live in everyone reacts like it’s the morning of September 11, 2001 when something terrible happens on US soil. My only reaction to this terrible event was like that on Septmber 12, 2001. I was doing a radio show at the time on my local campus with my future roommate. She and I looked at each other and decided we were going to protest a war we knew was coming. It might not have meant much but our songs of love and peace played to anyone who listened to our show that Friday after the towers fell. Everytime I see something like that I think of the peaceable music we played that day. On April 15 I drove around town with my windows down blasting Elvis Costello’s (What’s So Funny) About Peace, Love and Understanding? in my small town as my protest. We forget in our rage that it’s not about vengence but justices about closure not equality. Nothing changes what happened but we can change how it effects the world. If we let the bad things that have always existed cause us to become bitter and angry then we’ve let the terrorists win. I think about this in the regards of Dennis Miller whom I liked before the towers fell and he became a right talking head. I’ve seen what the anger has done to rational people, it just makes things meaner.
It’s attributed to Ghandi, an Eye for an Eye makes the whole world blind. Even Ghandi had the quote wrong. It comes from the Bible (traditional Epsicopal responce. Somewhere in the Bible) that says and Eye for an Eye, vengence is my so sayth the Lord. It’s something I try to strive for that vengnece isn’t ours to seek but a judgement from a higher power. This does nothing for those who are hurting right now I know but what good does screaming for blood do us? It begats for blood. Look at conflicts that are hundreds of years old. The sects in Islam that have gone bloody, conflicts in Norther Ireland between Catholics and Protestants, genocides through out Africa and Central Asia started in vengence and now scream through the centuries for justice. That seems like a broad stroke but the point stands we will be walking around blind if we succumb to fear and anger.
I have struggled to figure out what to say all day about last nights biggest pay per view for the WWE all night. Instead of us going to a “live” event we stayed home and watched stuff on Netflix. This isn’t something we regretted since the build up this year was lack luster.
I would have not have bothered anyway. Now upon reading the fall out and the aplogies from long time fans I feel compelled to say something. I’ve long compared the WWE to being my abusive boyfriend. Just when I get to the point where I no longer want to deal with it, the WWE does something that keeps me coming back. After from what I had understood from what I read, this might have been bad enough to get me to stop. It’s not just the Cena marks whom I am afraid of (the ones who are under the age of 12) who have gotten agressive and violent in the course of a match but the level of predictability in the matches. There is an element of Kabuki Theatre when it comes to wrestling. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Kabuki, I say this because there is an element of ritualized work that everyone expects. No one goes to see Kabuki for something new. They go to see what they’ve seen before. There is a fine line between seeing sometihng new and doing same thing with lack luster results.
That being said, I think that what bothers me is that the WWE has missed a great deal of opurtunity to make some fantastic choices. I’m not going to touch the preshow. That’s always a hit and miss and often what I consider a throw away match. I’m sad that they chose to do that with a couple of wrestlers who had a great deal of support. It wasn’t that long ago the Miz was main eventing as champion. Wade Barrett had at one time a power house heel faction at his command. And now relgated to the free preshow with a belt that sadly had a great history. My irratation might be personal but there is a lack of personality with face Miz. The smartest thing one could do would be getting him back to this arrogant better than most people attitude.
I suppose that I can offer what I think was fantastic from what I’ve read thus far. The continued push of the SHEILD is wonderful. We haven’t had a strong tag team in a long long time. Not to mention that their heels and have mostly gotten clean wins through their brute force. While it might be too soon to start having them broken off into indivudals (i suspect Ambose could work better than most) There is a great potenital here. The wisest thing you could do at this point with the Sheild is have them gun for the gold. You have Team Hell No who is quite popular these days. What would be great if you had the SHEILD feud with Team Hell No which would lead some epic wrestling from Brian and Ambrose who had a great fued in the independents.
The other highlight as I understand with Taker vrs Punk. I would have love to have seen Punk be the one who ended the streak but as I understand it probably is better that it isn’t. Punk is taking a break from the WWE to heal up his shoulder and the kind of push that would have come from that would have been lossed on him doing what he needed to do. I doubt Taker’ll retire with the streak intacted but who knows.
I’m not sure how I feel about the tag match. It was lack luster but still we should all be thankful that they have a viable tag division.
Here’s what had been done wrong last night WWE. We can start with Fandango vrs. Jericho. I love Jericho, let’s not deny that I’m a huge mark for the man and really if anyone is going to put someone over it should be him. However, this is my major problem. You had Fangango debut at Mania which puts a great deal of pressure on a new person to preform at a high level. Not to mention how unfriendly a New York Crowd can be. This is not something you should have done. I’m sure the match wasn’t great but I can’t really fault Jericho or Fandango for that. In reality that should have been bumped and there should have been divas or, god help me, Tons of Funk. Forgetable matches yes but enough a buffer from point a to point b.
The World Heavy Weight Campion Match between Del Rio was a missed oppurtuntiy in the biggest form of the word. Dolph Ziggler has been carrying the Money in the Bank Briefcase for ages now and last night would have been the time. Have the power house tear down and put the belt on Swagger. Swagger tired but victorious marches around the ring Zeb Coulter at his side. It’s a dark day for the WWE and then you hear Ziggler’s music. Ziggler rushes to the ring, they start the match. It goes as the crowd reaches a fevered pitch, Ziggles hits the Zig Zag and then finally becomes champion. It’s not good versus evil but crass vaneer versus hard line extremeism. And then you could have the three way feud of Del Rio for the “common” viewer.
There was a missed chance also with HHH and Lesner. Why have him get the win? Is his ego still so fragile that Paul Levec still has to come out on top. It would have been facincating to see how far Heyman could have pushed. Not just ending a wrestling career but use it as a chance to force HHH out of the WWE. This could build all the way to Summer Slam letting HHH start a stable against Heymans who could recruit through out.
Of course there is also Rock Cena which I wasn’t fond of the first time around. This, this was sad because there was only one way that ended in a way that people would have been happy and that was Cena turning heel. Giving into the darkside. It ends with Micheal Cole telling Cena to go to hell and so on. That’s not how it ended. It ended cleanly. Out of all the missteps, this is the easiest to fix. You bill Cena as the underdog despite him being the face of the WWE for a decade. You say that his life has gone to hell despite the fact he main evented the last 10 pay per views. You say the Rock ruined Cena’s marriage which unless the Rock is sleeping with Elizabeth Huberdeau no one believes. The only way this gets fixed is to call Cena on this bull shit. I don’t know who you need to do this because logic would say Punk. So Punk unleashes another pipe bombs on how Cena isn’t really an underdog. And that Cena gets to choose who he faces on Raw that night and you book someone like Ryback or one of the Sheild. The suprise is that Cena loses but cleanly and that is the pattern, every match till Punk comes back Then, he claws his way back up through the Heath Slaters and Zach Ryders. Then once he gets back in the top the static hits the hard guitars sound and Punk swaggers back to the ring to challenge the “under dog” at Summer Slam in a match for the ages. Thus paying off with Joseph Campbell.
What do I know, I’m just a white girl with a BA in History and an understanding of story telling.