Around the IWC 11: Watch It Like A Regular Show

The ratings are falling.  The ratings are falling.  The ratings are falling.  Now that’s not something most of us care about other than as an excercise in blaming Vince’s out of touch ideas and micromanaging to pass the time. Whether you subscribe to the theory that all tv ratings are…

Raw Wishlist Recap

Good day all.  This past Monday really was something, wasn’t it?  I am probably the least precient guy I know personally, but even I saw the special guests not helping the show at all. I am fully aware that I am not the target audience for these appearances.  I respect…

Posting Schedule Going Forward

    Daily Updates How About That Thing That Happened: At least one  wrestling, entertainment, or other news update. Parents After Dark: Video Recap of our podcast. Around The IWC: Random comments about wrestling around the web and my responses to them.   Multiple Updates Per Week Casting the Stars: Because genre films…

Six Million Dollar Gimmicks – Divas Division

  Female Wrestlers.  So called Divas.  Women marginalized.  Gentlemen, we can rebuild their division. We have the creativity to emphasize their strengths. They deserve better.   In the first SMDG, I proposed three gimmicks for our very own Swiss Superman, Cesaro.  For this edition, I thought I would create three…

Six Million Dollar Gimmicks

Antonio Cesaro, pro wrestler. A man barely relevant. He needs a gimmick. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the creativity. He’s stronger, faster. But the gimmick will make him better. By this point, most of us have heard or read Vince McMahon’s theories about why Cesaro is not connecting…

Five Quick Fixes: United States Championship Division

The previous Quick Fixes tackled how to improve the Divas Division. In this edition. I am going to focus on the United States Title. The United States Title has existed in some for or another for over sixty years.  Luminaries such as Ric Flair, Sting, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret…

Ten Quick Fixes – Divas’ Division

Let’s face it, women’s wrestling in North America has rarely been taken seriously. For every Trish vs Lita in the main event of Raw, we get a dozen featuring such luminaries as Eva Marie performing slow motion schoolgirl roll ups after sixty seconds of action. Whether you care about Divas…

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The Best of WWE Velocity: A Retrospective

Full disclosure; I am part of the reason that WWE does not market their programming to fans like me.  My tastes rarely align with the vast majority of the three million plus viewers on any given night.  They are right to ignore the guy that  represents the sort of fan…

Re-Branding: Survivor Series

Evening ladies and gents.  Welcome to the first edition of Re-Branding.  Branding is everything in the market place.  It’s why people ask for Kleenex instead of facial tissue and Coke instead of cola.  WWE at times seems to only care about the Wrestlemania brand, but still expect people to care…

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Technique On Trial

In this series, I take a look back at some of the more brutal techniques that a wrestler has in his arsenal that have made me cover my mouth in awe.  The aim is to  outline why I believe they should be used as free tv finishers and therefore as…

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