What is Dark Side of the Ring?
“Throughout all of time and space different eSSences have taken the vessels to tell the stories of heels and faces!”
Do you remember how it felt when you heard that ALL public activities were suspended? That dreaded oh no feeling!
A lot of things probably come to mind when you hear the term swashbuckler. For example, most of us picture the flash of steel, the clash of parries, and the witty banter of heroes (or villains) whose skill is so great that even a duel to the death isn't enough to greatly concern them as they advance and retreat across a parapet, or the heaving deck of a ship. You probably also imagine musketeers in their trademark hats, and pirate captains with their swirling coats, all taking on long odds and coming out ahead with nothing more than guts and style as their rapiers flash in blinding strokes and dazzling parries that prove skill is sometimes enough to overcome greater numbers.
While the WWE continues to entertain despite the lack of crowds, the after WrestleMania staple of NXT call ups took place last week with the call up of Bianca Belair to RAW and the Forgotten Sons (Jakson Ryker, Steve Cutler, Wesley Blake) to Smackdown.
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All Elite Wrestling is the alternative that pro wrestling fans have been clamoring for, for years. There are certain things that just come with watching pro wrestling and for fans we’ve grown for better or worse use to certain type of formats in the colorful performance based genre. WWE has been running and setting the standard for years but there has been a rise in the east of NJPW(new japan pro wrestling) The fighting spirit and focus on in ring action has provided a light alternative to WWE. It wasn’t until the end of 2017 going into 2018 that the wrestling world would be body slammed by one match that would send a ripple affect across the industry and spark a much needed change. A veteran of the wrestling industry, lead singer of The rock band Fozzy Chris Jericho went over to NJPW to have a match with fellow Canadaian Kenny Omega. Kenny Omega and his contemporaries in NJPW were putting on some of the most critically acclaimed wrestling matches in the world, the issue was barely half a million people were watching. The match with Kenny Omega Vs Chris Jericho at wrestle kingdom 12 was set and bought over 100,000 new subscribers to new Japan world their streaming service and helped NJPW completely sell out the 50,000 seater in the Tokyo Dome.
The showcase of immortals..... that no one saw live. Of course, the world is a tailspin from the COVID-19 situation, but World Wrestling Entertainment in their own unique way chose to push on by having their programming and biggest pay per view at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
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