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!
Like most wrestling fans, I enjoy a great tag team match. Like most wrestling fans, I'm disgusted at the way that Vince McMahon treats tandems. Wins mean nothing in the grand scheme of things in WWE, as patched-together mediocre singles will almost always garner championship belts with little build (looking at you, Ziggler and PED-boy… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report For 12/11: A Tag Team Tour de Force In Texas!
It's been said that one can never truly go home again. As usual, All Elite Wrestling is trying to fight against common beliefs, as Randy Orton troll-extraordinaire Tony Khan returns to his Illinois hometown of Champaign for this evening's edition of AEW: Dynamite. The risk he took for funding the dreams of The Elite cannot… Continue reading JoeStopper's AEW Report 12/4: A Champagne Campaign in Champaign!
As the towel of surrender was lofted into the ring by Maxwell Jacob Friedman on behalf/betrayal of Cody, the viewers of "Full Gear" were left to wonder who was the logical next challenger to "Le Champion", Chris Jericho. One option would be to utilize the winner of the final "unsanctioned" match of the evening in… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 11/13: Who’s Stepping Up To The Painmaker?
While it was a good show overall, it certainly showed us that the honeymoon phase is over, and they have a lot of work to do to make sure that they stay on top.