The New Hardcore
By Scott Keith on 3rd November 2021
Do you think the internet is further splitting the wrestling audience, now that so many wrestlers have vlogs and other online content? On Dynamite, John Silver did a straight up reference to BTE in one of his spots, which for a long time viewer like myself, was hilarious, but I'm sure most of the audience didn't get. Obviously the internet is great for characters like Danhausen who got himself over with a fairly large fanbase without being on a popular wrestling TV show, but is it too much when it's feeding into network TV shows that have 10X the audience? I mean, you're a massive wrestling nerd, but you're not watching any of the internet stuff.
You’re not wrong. I don’t get the BUDGE stuff and they made no attempt to explain it. But I’d rather they assume the audience is too smart and underexplain things.