Tag: Jack Swagger

September 20, 2014 /

JBL was in rare form tonight. Some highlights: “He comes out with a dancing cheese burger, and there’s nothing wrong with him?” “The bunny’s taken out The Gator! Titus used to be tough!” “How does a referee ignore a bunny hopping across the ring?” “A flying bunny!”   And the rest of my Evening Notes: #Bunnymania was an satire on the legendary blind spots of wrestling’s referees. Adam Rose has reintroduced a Fellini-esque element into…

August 30, 2014 /

I’m struggling to read wrestling these past couple weeks. Sure, one week I was out in the sticks without even a viable internet connection, so that threw me off my rhythm. But the more pressing problem is the shite state of affairs in the current threads of WWE’s narrative. I’ve been listening to some podcasts. It’s not just me. I’m feeling stagnant, and the smarks are getting ticked off. We’re all starting to balk about…

July 23, 2014 /

John Cena had this to say on Twitter just now: You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villian.True or not I am and have always been me.Thru crisis or triumph #nevergiveup — John Cena (@JohnCena) July 22, 2014 I can see he recognizes his own hero problem, which I have written so much about. To be a heel or not to be a heel, that is the question! And earlier,…

July 15, 2014 /

Lana is a character who can fill a stadium with ironies that refuse to resolve themselves. She lectures us, America, about our tendency to always solve our problems with violence, that we are saviors who cannot save ourselves. She likes to tell us that our country is crumbling, warns that pride always comes before the fall. Mean girl as she is, she’s not wrong about these things. Then, inverting her lecture into a ruthless satire,…