This week NXT moved to Wednesdays, Impact moved to Fridays, and Raw and SmackDowns ratings moved up a notch. That's a sign that all you need to do to increase interest is finally induct one of the most popular wrestlers into the hall, or air wacky psychiatrist skits. Im not sure which one brought in more fans. I like to pick on TNA most weeks, but this week Impact was pretty decent again. The company is even doing a better job of pushing Jeremy Borash as a babyface than WWE is with every babyface on their roster. I dont see JB backing down to Ethan Carter like Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan and Ryback did to The Authority! As for the fan sign of the week? Lets go with Roman Lames. Simple, but effective. It also works on multiple levels! This week we were also left with a couple questions. Was John Cenas master plan of threatening to win the WWE title, and then not show up to defend it really the best idea he had? Because Brock Lesnar has already been doing that for months. Dean Ambroses match was called off on Monday, and he was absolutely fine on SmackDown so since when do matches get called off because of mild knee pain? Lastly, why do the announcers keep ripping on The Ascensions opponents and how they need to face tougher competition? Its not like they book the matches themselves. Theres not enough space to try and figure out those mysteries, so lets make like Chris Jericho and dive into a Worst of the Week that youll never. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever. Forget.
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.
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