Thursday, May 5, 2016

After The Bell: Earning The Big Money In Wrestling

Hello and Welcome to the Basement...

This is 'After The Bell'... unlike 'The RAW View' & 'Yay Or Nay For The Hall of Fame' which are wrestling blogs with a video counterparts... this is going to be a straight up blog. So 'ding ding'... let's get to the ring...

WWE Superstar Ryback has been making waves the past couple of days, primarily for being sent home due to a contract dispute... okay, fine, that happens a lot, just look at the NFL, it seems like every year there's a dozen contract dispute... the thing is, one has to understand some big things about pro wrestling... cause Ryback's reasoning is that 'winners get paid more than losers' and 'everyone should be paid equally' holds about as much water as a colander...


You see... for big time money to be paid out by the promoter to the wrestlers, the wrestlers have to do all the things necessary to make sure big houses (crowds) are consistent. One can blame the WWE writers all they want... but there have been numerous bad bookers through out history, but it's job of the talent to make chicken salad out of chicken droppings. A roster filled with guys who know the ins and outs of manipulating the crowd can cover for horrible ideas and concepts because they knew if the crowds shrank, their jobs were on the line, because it's the wrestlers JOBS to PERORM!

But what we got, not just in the WWE these days are guys who grew up watching the Attitude Era and Monday Night Wars... when pro-wrestling basically died, and hot-shotting became the norm. Story telling in matches gave way to getting an entire move-set in, where actually being hated as a heel gave way to being cool and burying the baby faces... they want to be popular on social media and 'trending' instead of making sure butts are in every seat in every arena they go to... and they whine when they aren't 'pushed' even though they aren't doing the things necessary that would result in getting a big push to earn big time money.

And I'm not talking out my backside here, just track down a copy of the Midnight Express 25th Anniversary Scrapbook, and look at the attendance and gates that are on record. A lot of those figures are higher than what you see today, with and without inflation. Why? Because guys back then did what it took, doesn't matter if they won or lost.

So all that being said,if Ryback wants to try and force the WWE's hand, then well, good luck... cause if he was smart, he'd leave company and prove he's worth big money. Hell it's why Luke Gallows of all people is back in the WWE.

Anyway, that's my two cents on this...







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