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The Future of Good Wrestling
October 18, 2005 by Chad Roberts


First, I'd like to welcome you all to my first column and I hope you enjoy it and it makes you think, here we go! My topic is "The future of good wrestling"" and I think it could definitely be TNA... or could it" TNA is very impressive so far, and their wrestling is exquisite along with their X-Division style tagging along, but now here's something that might get me some heat from you columnists, or maybe not. WWE was also very high quality at a time, but look at it now, it's so predictable and you always see the same stuff over and over. Their wrestlers are pretty plain now along with their storylines which you could also call stupid and cheesy. But let's give WWE and look at a good perspective of it; they have some pretty talented wrestlers like Triple H, Ric Flair, and many more. But what ever happened to one of the divisions that was most beloved, the hardcore division" What ever happened to TLC and tables" I know it could cost injury but in my opinion as a backyard wrestler, it's all worth it and fun. TNA does some pretty hardcore and amazing things, and their best division and most beloved division the X division. Yeah, most of them are from WWE, but they're treated better and have more fun, with one of the only downsides being the money. Okay enough of the introduction; let's take a look at some of the federations out there.

ROH ----- ROH a very successful Indy business and training school with some of the most talented wrestlers such as Austin Aries, C.M Punk, Samoa Joe, Homicide and even the "American dragon" Bryan Danielson! They still have the hardcore style and an awesome interaction with actual wrestling fans like you me. Hell, I could say if and I bet anyone could, that if WWE doesn't improve or TNA doesn't keep up its awesome job. ROH is definitely the future of wrestling.

FMW ----- I have to admit, I've only watched it once, but from what I saw was awesome! The night I watched there was a very extreme match between two very impressive Japanese wrestlers; Mike Awesome took on Tananka and Hyabusa took on Mike Awesome and much, much more! Still the fans of wrestling who don't know crap about it wouldn't like it, so I think this will remain an Indy show but it will always be a federation that other federations should look up to.

CZW ----- I'm sorry to say, I've never seen a full show, but I have seen clips of it and it's very hardcore with some good wrestling. I don't have much to say besides it will still continue being a successful in the Indy circuit but is too hardcore for a T.V contract.

TNA ----- In my opinion, this federation actually has the most potential to be the future as pro-wrestling as we'd like to know it. Some great talents like Christopher Daniels and AJ Styles, Monty Brown, Raven, Sonjay Dutt, Chris Sabin and Petey Williams. It has legendary matches that no one will ever forget such as the Ultimate X and the six sides of steel match. It has a ring with six sides for the great division known as the X-Division, their gimmicks and storylines aren't silly nor stupid. They're very unpredictable, but there's one downside...They need an hour and need to improve on backstage segments, but other than that TNA is awesome and in my opinion no one can disagree.

WWE ----- I can't really say anything except I've lost a large amount of respect for WWE. Their wrestling isn't as good and their storylines are cheesy and plain and each show is the same. They're very predictable and do nothing amazing anymore. Their hardcore style is gone and instead of using the cruiserweight title well they make that division job. Both shows have baby faces at the highest spot on the roster which are the World title and WWE title and now they listen to the fans, which I like to call the "fake" fans. Maybe WWE should listen to the internet!

Conclusion ----- In my opinion the future has just signed a contract with Spike TV. But soon, maybe in 5-8 years TNA will turn into WWE and then ROH will move up, and maybe after a century or so there will be completely new and fresh federations or maybe robot federations but probably not. So the conclusion to my column is TNA has the best chance of being the future and I'm looking forward to seeing how long they can be it, but you never know what will happen in the wrestling business unless you're watch a WWE ring.

by Chad Roberts ..


M. Roach wrote:
Pretty good column, Chad. Two thing I have to correct you on though. You must have seen some CZW clips from the 2000-02 era when deathmatches commonly occurred. They have had some very good matches though. But the stereotype of them being "nothing but hardcore" gets rather annoying after a while. The second thing is, FMW went out of business 3 years ago. And they were a puro fed too, so I'm pretty sure they wouldn't get a deal here in America. Still a pretty good column though.
Aaron Tolles wrote:
Well to start FMW has been out of business for a couple of years.I'll start by leaving WWE out of this,we all get to see it so no point.Out of the rest mentioned I feel that ROH is the only decent company.I find TNA to be boring and CZW to be blah.I do however recomend companies like Jersey All Pro,IWA:Mid South,UPW,HWA to name a few.You can;t go wrong with most promotions out of Japan or Mexico as well.I have said this in many prior responses that the wrestling business tends to go dry every few years and it's a matter of time before it returns to it's height.
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