Wrestling Fact or Fiction: AEW, WWE, Cody & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
AEW, WWE, Cody & More
March 2, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready to discern the truth? It’s 411Mania’s Fact or Fiction, by Mr. Jake Chambers, refitted to be a part of the Tossing Salt Family. Or to put it simply, Jake makes the statements and I give an opinion. It sounds like fun, right? It’s more fun than watching a Smurf have a pillow fight with a Chipmunk. So let’s get to it, shall we? Let’s do this.

Statement #1: AEW is growing too fast, too soon.

FICTION: It’s growing, yes, and the roster is a bit large, but growth is good and healthy and AEW is doing well, as it should be. They’re in a good place and getting better each week. No complaints here about that.

Statement #2: WWE is dangerously uncool.

FACT: WWE is stale and it’s not cool anymore to be a WWE fan. The wrestlers are amazing, the matches are always solid, the company is worth over a billion dollars, and it’s still the number-one sports-entertainment company in the world. But if you admit that you watch regularly or are a fan, people will rip you apart and ridicule you to no end. Yes, the booking is predictable sometimes and Vince McMahon often leaves everyone shaking their heads, but the pros of WWE still outweigh the cons. It’s still wrestling and I still enjoy it, cool or not.

Statement #3: Hollywood hates pro-wrestling.

FACT: Hollywood is for the common man and the snobs in Hollywood are just jealous that something so simple can be so much more entertaining than the elitist rubbish they try to force on us, the viewing audience. Wrestlers are natural stuntmen, natural improv actors, athletes, and do things on a nightly basis that those so-called great actors and actresses can only dream of doing. Wrestling > Hollywood… period!

Statement #4: Professional wrestling is more of a business than an art.

FICTION: Wrestling is art, given form and life every day. Yes, there are many business aspects to it, but the bottom line is two or more people performing epic entertainment products, with great skills and precision that most people can only dream of. It’s magic brought to life and a true gift to be appreciated, respected, and loved. 

Statement #5: Wins and losses don’t matter in pro-wrestling.

FACT: Who cares who wins and who loses, so long as the match is entertaining and tells a story? 

Statement #6: Cody Rhodes leaving AEW was a good decision. 

FACT: If Cody wasn’t happy, felt he deserved more money, or just got bad vibes, the reason doesn’t matter. Cody knows that he’ll be okay and he believes in himself. If he doesn’t feel appreciated, then it’s better to move on to the next step in life and be happy.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, or any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and be safe. Watch out for flying chairs and little people hiding under the ring. I’ll see you next time.

Ubuntu!

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