All in all, this was a pretty good week of professional wrestling. Great Balls of Fire was 5,000 times better than the name of the show, Raw had about two hours worth of good material on Monday, and SmackDown...yeah, SmackDown was okay. Kind of. Hey, Chuck Norris! That sure was something.
Instead of giving Tamina her own slide this week, let's just note how after all these years of being in and around the business, she still can’t believably deliver one single line without it feeling incredibly awkward to watch. “I got this...Charlotte, watch your mouth.” Acting shouldn't be so hard!
Over in GFW, a lot of random nonsense happened, believe it or not. They delivered a minis match, concocted an incredibly forced Pop TV crossover, and had Grado begin his quest to marry a Knockout. They had their highest rating of the year. If they bring back Claire Lynch, and a something on a pole match, will it help them bring in enough viewers to land a better network?
Despite things being relatively fun, there's always some things to shake our fists at. That's what we need right now, a good old fashioned fist shaking at the powers that be in wrestling...and some good old fashioned attempted murder from a top babyface. We need both of those.
As Rust Cohle from True Detective said "Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you're good at."
Sadly, I can't solve a murder like Rust...or change a tire, or even tie a tie. But I do know all the lyrics to Hulk Hogan's "Real American" theme song and can easily name every Natural Born Thriller from the dying days of WCW. I was once ranked 21st in the United States in Tetris...on the Playstation 3 version...for about a week.
Follow along @AndrewSoucek and check out my podcast at wrestlingwithfriends.com