Nobody Asked Me, But…

The Katz Files – Arnie Katz
Nobody Asked Me, But…

The Kingfish Arnie Katz continues a “Katz Files” tradition with hard-hitting answers to unasked questions and offers unsolicited comments, inspired by recent WEE and TNA TV and PPV – and maybe a little more.

I watch wrestling with a small digital recorder in my hand. My wife Joyce, a long-time wrestling fan and occasional wrestling journalist, is used to hearing me whispering into my fist as we sit side by side on the couch.

Nobody asked me, but…

… Doesn’t NEXUS seem like a strange sequel to weeks of pushing them as new characters for so many weeks on NXT? It’ll be hard for faces like Gabriel to put over their babyface characters after WWE gives up on Nexus. A year ago, “Nexus” was just the name of an obscure novel by Henry Miller. If the Nexus angle of RAW keeps going the way it has, a year from now, Nexus will be known as an obscure novel by Henry Miller. Remember the male cheerleading squad and shudder.

… Would it be the greatest swerve in history if “They” turned out to be RAW’s “mystery GM”? It would have the extra advantage of making it easier for WWE and TNA to improve pro wrestling by dropping both at the same time.

… Doesn’t Hulk Hogan over-use the calling guys ‘cancers’? The way cancers are multiplying around TNA, expect a guest shot by Dr. Kavorkian. It’s part a bad habit that TNA has, using the same gimmick with two or three different guys at the same time. For example, how many guys are roaring around the show doing extreme things for “mysterious reasons?”

… Unless I’m mistaken, it’s possible that Chelsea is starting to get the idea of professional wrestling. Not only did she refine her look, but she’s trying to do appropriate facials. She may yet develop into the British Miss Elizabeth.

… Doesn’t it seem like a mistake to clone “Money in the Bank” into a whole pay per view? WEE developed MITB as a very solid part of WrestleMania. By destroying its uniqueness, WWE has violated The Kingfish’s First Law of Wrestling Gimmicks: The greater the frequency the less the impact.

That’s if for today. I’ll be back on Thursday with another installment of the Internet’s fastest-rising wrestling column. I hope you’ll join me then – and, please, bring your friends.

— Arnie Katz
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