Posted: Jan 23, 2003 5:33 am
Man, I really wish there was still some televised Memphis wrestling available over here in Arkansas. There hasn't been since the Jonesboro station dropped MCW.
Yes lacey, Rick Rude was the damn best!!! Nobody in wrestling ever played the cocky scumbag better than he did. I wish he was still alive to shake things up.
The problem with modern day pro wrestling lies with some of the stupid ideas bookers have developed about it (for example, that the title doesn't really matter--check out David Arquette with the old WCW strap and tell me it doesn't matter). For the WWE, it's just inconsistent and insulting storylines. Like they recently decided to do away with hardcore matches, yet two weeks after that, they're having a singapore cane match. Then there's all the dumbass storylines which are not worth repeating here. This is what happens when you hire sketch comedy writers who don't really give a damn to construct a wrestling program--you get a product that conveys a sense of disrespect to both the fans and performers.
I really think things would be different if ECW could've stayed afloat. I know a lot of folks complain about it being a spot-heavy style, but there was some amazing ring/crowd psychology happening in what they did. I try to stay away from spamming boards, but since it fits with the topic, I just posted a review of ECW: The Best Of The Dudley Boyz DVD a few days ago. If anyone is interested here it is:
A collection of great footage from a time before ego and politics ruined everything.
Back to the original subject of the book: is this Lawler thing totally done on his own or was it put out in conjunction with the WWE? If it was in tamdem with them, that could explain why it isn't a little more fleshed out. If you want to check out a great book on wrestling supposedly the best one is "Pure Dynamite." It's the Dynamite Kid's book (folks may remember him as half of the British Bulldogs tag-team) and supposedly, he doesn't pull any punches in what he has to say.