Wrestle with the Tropes
By Scott Keith on 28th June 2023
Hope you're doing ok with the 'vid – I've had three goes now and the third one brutalised me, so you have my sympathy!
Anyway, just wondering; what are your top three most hated tropes in wrestling that you think should be either scrapped entirely or used far, far less than they are.
1) “Let's fight right here, right now!” when it's patently obvious that is not going to happen in any way, shape or form on this show. Just skip it and get right into actually setting a time to fight without the lame bait-and-switch attempt.
2) When someone is accidentally (and I mean CLEARLY accidentally) hit by a partner and this causes them to turn on said partner, who may have been their friend for months if not years, in the space of a couple of weeks. “I know you were blinded by a fire extinguisher to the face and I ran in front of you while you tripped over your own foot and nudged me… so we're blood enemies now.” It's just so dumb in the age of constant replays.
3) The hellishly… slow… climbing… of… the… ladder… while waiting for someone to get up and knock them off (cf. “I have completely lost the ability to open a simple carabiner clip!”). There must be a better way to do it surely?
Over to you and the BoDers…
Second Covid bout was a squash win for me. Slept it off and I was fine. Plus I’m vaxxed out the wazoo because I deal with the public.
Anyway, that first one always drives me nuts, especially when Mean Gene would be telling guys “This isn’t the time or the place!” when they were literally standing in a wrestling ring on a wrestling show, which is both the time and the place for a wrestling match.
Slow climbing the ladder, preach. You know I hate that one.
Idiot referees with no peripheral vision when 7 people are in the ring is also one.