Hot Wrestling Takes So BAD They'll MELT Your Brain

Hey, Road Dogg: here's that attention you ordered...

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Apologies in advance.

The vast majority of people who populate this list are clout goblins with a humiliation fetish. No longer able to find meaningful work in an industry that has left them behind, most of the names - not all - desperately unleash positively bewildering hot takes in order to remain relevant.

It's a trap. These people crave the attention. They want to direct traffic to their podcasts. Or, they are so bitter at tumbling into irrelevance that they cannot abide the success of AEW. Or, because they there braindead to begin with and spent the vast majority of their lives getting dropped on their head, they are as thick as hell.

The trick is to ignore these people. They can't hurt you, and if you feel a temper tantrum engulfing your brain because somebody thinks the average episode of WWE SmackDown was not in fact directed by Ingmar Bergman, it might be time to reevaluate things.

Somehow, at least two of these people remain in key upper management positions, doing their part to oversee WWE as they continue this staggering period of resurgence.

It is really cathartic to reply on occasion, though...

10. Al Snow: Dumbass

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If Al Snow chopped off his own head and replaced it with the mannequin one he used to carry around, he'd probably more intelligent.

He has found himself in the news cycle of late, given that he's in charge of Ohio Valley Wrestling, the subject of the imaginatively titled 'The Wrestlers' documentary on Netflix.

Did Al title that?

Former WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow, who was only ever prominent in the Attitude Era when working plunder brawls, thinks death match wrestling is stupid. That probably warrants an entry unto itself.

The former hardcore specialist however is awarded the dubious honour of inclusion here for what is perhaps the most monumental self-own in wrestling history. He tried to make a point about how match quality is trivial in the grand scheme of things - and that drawing money is of the utmost importance - but in doing so, he all but confirmed that his own career was irrelevant. This is a dumb take to begin with - a wrestling match can be a transcendent experience even if 300 people are in the building - but of all the people to unleash it!

Snow was an endearing midcard fixture for a while, a proto-meme wrestler, but nobody purchased a ticket hoping upon hope that Snow was going to be on the card.

In a legendary online wrestling moment, a forums legend by the name of Ian put this to him:

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Michael Sidgwick is an editor, writer and podcaster for WhatCulture Wrestling. With over seven years of experience in wrestling analysis, Michael was published in the influential institution that was Power Slam magazine, and specialises in providing insights into All Elite Wrestling - so much so that he wrote a book about the subject. You can order Becoming All Elite: The Rise Of AEW on Amazon. Possessing a deep knowledge also of WWE, WCW, ECW and New Japan Pro Wrestling, Michael’s work has been publicly praised by former AEW World Champions Kenny Omega and MJF, and surefire Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Cody Rhodes. When he isn’t putting your finger on why things are the way they are in the endlessly fascinating world of professional wrestling, Michael wraps his own around a hand grinder to explore the world of specialty coffee. Follow Michael on X (formerly known as Twitter) @MSidgwick for more!