In terms of slow builds, it's not getting much better than the feud between Cody and MJF. I wasn't the biggest fan of the Friedman stipulations leading up to AEW: Revolution, but the drama exuded throughout the lashings a few weeks ago really hit home for me and many others. As the road to Revolution… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 2/19: Welcome To Atlanta!
As one may have detected throughout my literary feats with Jobber Knocker, I have never been against shameless self-promotion. However, there ARE times in which I need to give credit to those whom deserve it. So... as first confirmed through Jobber Knocker's epic #199 episode, @JCoftheJK has reported the dissolution of perhaps the one glowing… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 2/12: From Austin With Love!
On the way to AEW: Revolution, our favorite wrestling league heads deep into the South. Perhaps it's fitting, seeing that corporal punishment is still accepted (just ask Charles Barkley) and public flogging is in the cards for the VP of AEW. Uncontested beatings can either be wonderfully endearing (Tommy Dreamer receiving Singapore canings from The… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 2/5: Sweet Home Alabama!
The curse of being a wrestling historian is, unfortunately, remembering wrestling history. And a "so bad, it's great" mid-90's WCW storyline centered around the Mick Foley persona of Cactus Jack. You see, Mr. Bang Bang had taken one too many bumps to the old noggin', so "Uncle Eric" Bischoff approved a plot in which Foley,… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/29: Lost, And Now Found In Cleveland!
https://twitter.com/AEWrestling/status/1214656886471110661?s=20 At 41 years old, I have to admit that my appreciation for wrestling stretches back further than my own hairline (partial credit to Ludacris', "Southern Fried Intro" for that one). Granted, my only knowledge of Memphis Wrestling in my youth came courtesy of another Georgia act, R.E.M., and their hit, "Man On The… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/8: How Far We Going Back? Way Back!
Throughout the 2010s, WWE ruled the landscape of professional wrestling. Ring Of Honor and TNA/Impact tried their best to offer a viable alternative, but budget restraints and stupefying talent decisions have led to their failure to gain mainstream traction. But with The Elite aligning themselves with Tony Khan's ambitions and bankroll, the balance within the… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/1: A Homecoming For The League Of The Millennium!
Make no doubt about it, Christmas is arriving swiftly! For my Hebrew homies reading this during Chanukah, shalom! The gifts, as usual, are plentiful (including NXT representative TJ Of The JK premiering on this week's Jobber Knocker podcast; give it a listen!) for all of Wednesday Night Wrestling. While NXT is ending 2019 with Adam… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 12/18: A Texas Two-Step For Tag Titles!