Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WWF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL


Sent to me by Uncle Oronzo. This clip shows the glory of professional wrestling. Many idiots will tell you, "it's not real", which is about as astute a statement as "cartoons aren't real" or as obvious as "never trust car salesmen or politicians" used to be. Anyhow, that is not the issue, the issue is that professional wrestling can be a rich & chocolaty entertainment form, with its heart very close to the vaudeville ideal. Wrestling has gotten very far from this ideal, & that's why you don't see so many old grannies watching it anymore, at least in this country. Check out the pie eating contest. I feel very privileged to have cut my wrestling teeth on the classic WWF 80s lineup, which has the most entertaining wrestling characters maybe of all time. Watching today, it's hard to put a finger on who the different wrestlers are. "Buff guy with pony-tail" vs. "huge buff guy with sparkley pants".

Speaking of which, if you want to understand politics, watch alot of wrestling & learn as much as you can about the Mafia. Learn about the ideas of the face & the heel & the turn. You'll be off on a good foot.

3 comments:

Katie said...

The branding!!!!

Buddha said...

Yeah, those were the Golden Years of wrestling for me too, besides the wrestlers haveing more chareacter watching Bobby Heenan and listenig to the Minnesota Govoner makes me realize how much I miss the old color commentaters, they were just as important for me! Also, I was just watching something on tv that mentioned in alot of the rest of the world, professional wrestling is often found in the reguar sports pages!!

Mr. Sean said...

Oh man! The color commentary totally rules. Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura together makes me die. They should be commentators on EVERYTHING. Totally pervasive. I love everything about wrestling.