Throughout the history of literature and cinema, authors have used Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” or “monomyth” as a template as they tell the story of a protagonist as he travels through a transformation.
There are 17 steps in the Campbell’s original template, but it has been modified over time.
As Drew McIntyre stepped into the ring in the latest episode of NXT, I thought to myself about how his rise, departure and return resonates with Campbell’s pattern.
Continue reading Drew McIntyre is living Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” with WWE
Whenever a talented in-ring worker just doesn’t cut it on the mic, many find themselves saying, “man, if only they had a good manager.”
The manager was somewhat of a lost art until a few years ago when WWE saw the return of Paul Heyman, the amazing pairing of Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, and let’s not forget the arrival of Rusev and Lana.
Here we are in 2017, and there’s a ton of potential great in-ring talent, plenty of opportunities for new managers if WWE chooses to go in that direction.
Continue reading Five WWE personalities who have potential to be great managers
Jinder Mahal’s huge WWE Championship win at Backlash once again proves that a talent can come out of nowhere to become a superstar in WWE.
By no means is anyone on this list the next WWE Champion, but here are five prospects who have caught my eye with a simple gimmick adjustment.
Continue reading Five WWE prospects who have grabbed attention with a gimmick adjustment
WARNING: The following quickie post contains Jobber Knocker-on-Jobber Knocker crime.
Enough is enough, Nestlemania.
Week after week you say, “Finn Balor has no chance of beating Brock Lesnar.”
I’m not able to counter you like J.C. has the chance to, so I find myself just yelling at the radio. But it’s time I say my piece. . .
Continue reading Stop telling me there’s “no chance” Finn Balor can beat Brock Lesnar
The Universal Champion is supposed to be the face of RAW.
Well, the face of RAW hasn’t shown his face since the night after Wrestlemania.
Continue reading I want to care about the Universal Title, but it’s not easy when it’s MIA
In real estate it’s all about location, location, location.
And thanks to the magic of Twitter, we found out exactly where Bray Wyatt’s “House of Horrors” is.
Continue reading Thanks to social media we know exactly where Bray Wyatt’s “House of Horrors” is
Since the brand extension Smackdown Live has been dubbed the “Land of Opportunity” for stars who may not have had the spotlight on them before.
Superstars like AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss and many others have taken advantage.
Now here we are after the Superstar Shakeup and opportunity knocks once again.
Who would answer the call?
So far we’ve had one big surprise, and they couldn’t have chosen a better candidate.
Continue reading Jinder Mahal’s shocking rise into title picture is reason to be excited about WWE
Since the Hardys’ massive return at Wrestlemania we have yet to see the full-blown #BROKEN character that put the Hardys back on the wrestling map.
In fact, we haven’t really heard a lot from the Hardys at all.
And that’s okay.
Continue reading Matt Hardy’s identity crisis is making his WWE character more intriguing
Wrestlemania. . .
It’s Nestlemania’s Christmas. It’s the showcase of the immortals. It’s the ultimate thrill ride.
This year I had the chance to live it, and it was truly everything I could have imagined. . . and more.
Continue reading DQ Review: My Wrestlemania 33 experience
The Smackdown tag team division is a wasteland (Get it? It’s an Ascension joke). The whole division feels like filler on the “A-show” when it could easily be one of the better segments.
The way they utilize the group sometimes makes you forget they’re even there.
It’s time to make the Smackdown tag team division great again!
Here’s how they can do it in three easy steps. . .
Continue reading How to fix the Smackdown Tag Team division in three easy steps