AS I SEE IT: The Season of Giving

AISIAS I SEE IT: The Season of Giving
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
PWBTS.com

This week, the theme is giving.

First, some news on the Kickstarter campaign for the documentary Wrestling with Disaster.

Most of the time, fans watch wrestling and give little thought to the fact that wrestlers are actually people, too; with lives, families, and friends outside of the business. They have the same trials and tribulations that we all do.

The issues can be made worse, because of the pressure to maintain a character, to perform before an audience, and to succeed in an often lonely business.  While wrestling has deep rooted spirit of comradeship, true friendships are often few and far between leaving some performers empty inside after the final bell rings. This is one of the many things that becomes a challenge for those involved.

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AS I SEE IT – Another WWE PPV Already?

AISIAS I SEE IT – Another WWE PPV Already?
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

So Hell in a Cell is next Sunday.  The question is, after the disaster that was the Battleground PPV…how many people will be turned off buying WWE PPVs altogether?

This past Sunday saw a major UFC PPV, with Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Del Santos, which likely got a lot of buys. Whether WWE chooses to admit it publicly or not, UFC IS a competitor for PPV dollars. In this tight economy, if fans are forced to choose, they are less likely to make the choice ofa PPV this coming weekend which ended with a non-finish over versus this past Saturday’s conclusion to a strong series of Heavyweight UFC matchups.

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AS I SEE IT: Raise a Glass!

AISIAS I SEE IT: Raise a Glass!
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

Was anyone really surprised at Daniel Bryan getting the title yanked off of him last Monday? Or that it took that long?

So…this week, time for the WWE Monday Night RAW Drinking Game. You know the drill: when ridiculously common things happens on Monday Night RAW; have a drink of your favorite adult beverage.

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AS I SEE IT: The real story of SummerSlam weekend

AISIAS I SEE IT: The real story of SummerSlam weekend
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

Usually before a major PPV, I’ll offer some guesses as to who’s going over in the scheduled matches. Sometimes right. Sonetimes wrong. And you would have read this yesterday, of course.

On the weekend before a major PPV, USUALLY WWE is busy building up to a major PPV like SummerSlam the weekend before. A buildup that’s usually a predictable series of scheduled events including Fan AXXESS, community-based PR events, and the like, leading up to the actual PPV. Newspapers in that city often report on community-based events. Those happened this weekend.

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