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 – 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

Wrestlemania Weekend – Axxess

  The next stop on our much belated trip to Wrestlemania weekend finds us taking in Axxess. Despite numerous attempts to procure press credentials for the WWF/E Hall of Fame failed, we opted to hit Axxess instead.  We knew a vast majority of the fans AND the workers would be downtown and hopefully our wait … Continue reading Wrestlemania Weekend – Axxess

The Kwanzaa Miracle

What follows is an actual email exchange between me and Stephe on December1, 2005.  As with most of these conversations, it started off as one thing and ended up something completely different. In the spirit of the holidays, please enjoy this very rough treatment for "The Kwanzaa Miracle," sure to become a holiday classic on … Continue reading The Kwanzaa Miracle

WWE Hall of Fame 2009

As we here at GonzoGeek continue to prepare for the WWE's invasion of Houston in April, our attention turns today toward the annual Hall of Fame induction. The WWE established the Hall of Fame as a way of recognizing contributions of those who have gone before.  That can mean a wrestler like Ric Flair or … Continue reading WWE Hall of Fame 2009

Wrestlemania XXV: Hulk vs. Stone Cold?

Well maybe not. Interviewed Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2008, on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show (Sirius satellite radio, Howard 101), Terry "Hulk" Hogan said that he had not been contacted by anyone regarding such a match. Still, that's a far cry from saying, "No. Nothing like that is going to happen," or some other actual … Continue reading Wrestlemania XXV: Hulk vs. Stone Cold?