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Bullet Club speak on ‘Cease And Desist’ order from the WWE
[October 13th, 2017]

There are things that wrestling fans that annoy the shit out of me. The yelling of “ONE FALL!” during a match introduction, chanting “WHAT?!” while a foreign wrestler is talking, but one of the most agitating has to be that every time there’s a 2 count and the ref yells “2!”, the fans immediately yell “SWEET!”

Why does it annoy me? I couldn’t tell you. Maybe because it’s constant, and like many things that are constant like a song playing over and over on the radio, it gets annoying, fast. However, after seeing this impassioned promo from Bullet Club (specifically, Matt Jackson and Kenny Omega), I not only understand the fans’ joy in yelling “SWEET!”, I damn near encourage it.

When members of the wildly popular Bullet Club “invaded” Raw during a filming of their internet show Being The Elite, the group were met outside by WWE writer and former independent wrestling darling Jimmy Jacobs, who snapped a photo with his old friends. After posting the photo on social media, Jacobs was allegedly released by the company specifically for posting the photo. As legend has it, the photo presented the company in a negative light, seeing as Matt and Nick Jackson have spoken in the past about their tryout with the WWE and how they didn’t want to sign with the company. While the news breaking about this was making headlines, there were also other headlines going up about the WWE sending cease and desist letters for the Bullet Club’s use of the Kliq/Wolfpac hand gesture, as well as the phrase “too sweet”.

What confuses me about this is that the WWE doing so seems to only have fueled the passion that fans of the Bullet Club have for the group, which, of course it would. They’re taking away something from the group that fans have embraced, if only because of the callback to the wrestlers that Matt and Nick Jackson grew up watching such as Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall. The cease and desist letters have now limited the group’s merchandise, which features the hand gestures and phrase that the WWE has claimed ownership for. At Ring Of Honor’s Global Wars 2017, the group addressed the WWE with an impassioned promo that the live audience were absolutely rabid for, supporting the Bullet Club and their new gesture of a single finger pointed toward the sky with the phrase “One Sweet”.

Over the weekend, a photo was taken to send yet another jab toward the WWE:

In my opinion, and I’m sure the opinion of many others, the WWE sending a cease and desist letter to the Bullet Club for the removal of their hand gesture, their phrases, it just makes the group look like a larger threat to the WWE. It shows that the group have effectively risen as one of the top brands in professional wrestling, which is why the WWE couldn’t help but have Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Finn Balor, and AJ Styles interact on WWE television. They knew what the fans wanted, and though most of it was simply teaser fodder, the company realizes the popularity and thus, wants to shut it down when at all possible. What they’ve done, however, is cause fans of Bullet Club to start voicing their opinion louder, and supporting their heroes with more gusto than before. There’s no such thing as sending a cease and desist to wrestling fans.

ROH World Champion Cody Rhodes
[June 23rd, 2017]

What a year it’s been for Cody Rhodes. It was only 13 months ago that Rhodes left the WWE and began a quest to become one of the top wrestlers in the world, outside of the limelight of the company in which his father created the foundation for the future. Creating the famous “Rhodes list”, Cody made it clear what his intentions were for the wrestling world, checking off wrestler after wrestler as he set out to go one-on-one with anyone and everyone he dreamed of.

At last night’s ROH Best In The World event, Rhodes challenged Christopher Daniels for the ROH World Championship. This would be Cody’s second shot at the title, unsuccessfully challenging Daniels at War Of The Worlds in a triple threat match that also included Jay Lethal. However, at Best In The World, Cody was able to topple “Almighty” Christopher Daniels for the gold, winning his first world championship and becoming the first Rhodes in over 30 years to win a world championship. This may very well be the first of many, as Rhodes is set to take on Kazuchika Okada on July 1st for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

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Blow (2001):

Thirteen (2003):

Lords of Dogtown (2005):

Alpha Dog (2006):

Marie Antoinette (2006):

Factory Girl (2006):

Into the WIld (2007):

The Social Network (2010):

The Bling Ring (2013):

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Marty Scurll explains what it means to be a villain
[March 1st, 2017]

In an interview with ESPN.com, Ring Of Honor’s Marty Scurll explains what it means to be “The Villain” in today’s world of professional wrestling:

It’s hard for me to answer that without writing a 15,000-word dissertation. But I think with me, from what I can see and what I understand, I feel like despite being “The Villain” — in the wrestling sense, I am the antagonist — I feel like I probably have more of a connection with my fans than the majority of the wrestlers out there.

At end of the day, I think people buy me. I think people think I’m organic, I’m authentic. And the messages I spread and choose to tell, I think most people agree with me. You look at the normal wrestling fans, they might be a little bit out there themselves. They probably have a chip on their shoulder like I do. In this wrestling and entertainment stuff, we’re all a bit different.

I feel like my character, in particular, I think a lot of fans see themselves in it. They don’t see themselves as the good guys, they don’t see themselves as the guy that everybody likes. They’ve normally got more in common with the guy that everyone dislikes. So me being like, “Yeah, I’m a bit of an a–h—, but I’m a villain, yeah. And yeah, I am an outlaw. And a lot of people are like, “Yeah, damn, that’s like me.”

For the rest of the impressive piece on Scurll, click here.

[2008-2016]

2008: Amish cardboard box
2009: Hoop earring catastrophe
2010: So many rings, so few fingers
2011: GLASSES AH GLASSES
2012: Internalized Hatred™
2013: Crash diet
2014: Pink hair blip
2015: eyebrows > personal relationships
2016: HAWT MOM 🔥

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