Wrestling is a Woman

Wrestling is a woman. You fall madly and she breaks you down. Deeper you tumble until you're in it. She will hurt you over and over but you love her anyway. More than before. More than you should. More than anyone could understand. If you stay with her you're through. She'll finish you like she … Continue reading Wrestling is a Woman

It’s a Work: A Wrestler’s Prayer

            A Wrestler’s Prayer By Chuck LeGrande               Lord, are you listening? Of course you are- you’re Lord.             I’d like you to help me to be the very best wrestler I can be, and get the most out of whatever abilities I have. You probably don’t know as much about wrestling as you … Continue reading It’s a Work: A Wrestler’s Prayer

It’s a Work: Markism, Names and Money

So who are the marks?  If your independent promotion is losing money and you think putting a “name” on your poster will help, then you’re a mark.  I touched on it last time out, but I think it warrants repeating. People will read the above and take many different meanings from it.  I’ll expand on … Continue reading It’s a Work: Markism, Names and Money

It’s a Work: Markism and the Business of Indy Wrestling

            Independent wrestling is probably the last bastion of true professional wrestling, and sadly, it seems to be, in far too many cases, in the hands of ill-equipped promoters, who in turn, leave the trade in the hands of ill-equipped professionals. Some have demonstrated little interest in protecting pro wrestling’s traditional foundations, instead succumbing to what … Continue reading It’s a Work: Markism and the Business of Indy Wrestling

It’s a Work – Anvil: The Story of Pro Wrestling

This past Tuesday night, I went to Charlotte’s newest live-music venue- the Fillmore. Anvil was performing and this past year’s documentary, ‘Anvil: The Story of Anvil’, depicting their history and struggles to achieve rock stardom had won me over; not with their music, but because these men have marched thanklessly to their own thrash metal … Continue reading It’s a Work – Anvil: The Story of Pro Wrestling

It’s a Work – Storytelling

  Before I get to the meat of things, a thought on Vince Russo. If I had to guess, I would that when he was a schoolboy, he was the smartass kid gigglng as he did his homework assignment while sitting on the floor outside the classroom door with the schoolbell blaring above him, moments … Continue reading It’s a Work – Storytelling

It’s a Work – Monday Night Wars II

This was to be a monumental week in wrestling thanks to this past Monday night's head-to-head between WWE and anyone since the power play on WCW. And for about a day and a half, I wanted it to be good. The birth of angles and stories are what make them compelling. Its in those first … Continue reading It’s a Work – Monday Night Wars II