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!
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!
So many have tried to go head-to-head with wrestling's Goliath. With public backing, the WWE has been able to maintain stability throughout the networks of their choosing since the birth of Monday Night Raw. Ring Of Honor has only been able to secure syndication through an assortment of channels. TNA/Impact Wrestling have appeared on as… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/22: Smooth Sailing Ahead!
https://twitter.com/AEWrestling/status/1217431781244395520?s=20 Wrestling is, if nothing else, cyclical. If a moment grabs a wrestling audience, eventually, a promotion will look to go to the well again. Whether you loved or hated the old WCW pay-per-view Bash At The Beach, there is no doubting the moments that have shaped the history of our business. Hulk Hogan doing… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/15: Welcome To Miami!
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!