In common society, the general news media has become a biased and unreliable source of social and political malarkey generalized to the satisfaction of the specific brand reporting that specific topic. With reports and rampant political agenda dominating the news industry, many biased left and right wing websites post false and utterly atrocious forms of ammunition to throw at the other side of the debate. It’s a total fecal matter throwing competition aimed at the poor educated and gullible. Barrages of pro-Hillary and pro-Trump supporters who have lost touch with reality and general truth. It has gotten so bad, that wrestling has become a victim of this destitute.
Mentally rewind to the 1980s, a time of social and political change, a time of strength, a time of weakness, and for the general basis of this article, a time of wrestling boom. Now, you don’t have to have been living in the 80s to receive a clear dictation of the opinions given in this article. One thing that made wrestling so, amazing in this period of time was a little something called “Kayfabe”. (In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KEI-Feb; IPA :) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or work. Referring to events as kayfabe means that they are worked events and/or part of a wrestling storyline.) This was the overall backbone of the wrestling industry since its inception in the early 1900s.The general belief that what was happening in the ring was real and a basic reality. The 1980s were the final decade in which “Kayfabe” was alive. As wrestling dirt-sheets and magazines were built to destroy what had thrived for so long. T
he 1980s and 1990s were the last “peak” for wrestling, as the general appeal for the entertainment showcase died, due to a fair and balanced knowledge that what was happening in the ring, was not real. The ‘Attitude Era” was the very top of the mountain, the calm before the storm, the last taste of colossal success for the then WWF. Sure, the argument can be made that the now WWE is still on a success “high”, but nothing like it was in that given time period. It’s a slow decline that will eventually claim the demise of an industry once held as the greatest spectacle showing in the entire world.
The I.W.C, (Internet Wrestling Community) are a group of online and outspoken wrestling fans dedicated to critiquing the product they love and adore. While it’s the American way to have a strong opinion about something you enjoy, it’s also wrong to be delivered information that ruins the overall drive and storytelling of a product based on not being real. Wrestling podcasts and fan-written articles on what that specific fan would want to see is a fantastic way to express ones opinion on the product and what the masses would want on a wrestling show. But Dirt-sheets and spoiler culture are removing the fan “high” of a business once so great. What made the 1980s so fantastic was the sense of not knowing. Do you want to know why the fans popped so hard when the Warrior returned at WrestleMania 8? It was unexpected! No one knew or had a general inkling that a moment as special as that one was about to occur. Moments like that are rare these days because every “smart-mark” has read and has a general constancy with the predictability of the Wrestling product based on a biased leaked report spoiling the fun and unpredictability of a product declining in ratings, viewership, and storytelling. These incredibly vital things are so low due to Dirt Sheets and spoiler culture.
The only antidote for this negative transaction of hope and entertainment is to turn off the computer and watch the product for what it is. The WWE Is sports entertainment. Turn off the various sites containing spoilers, stop watching your online videos of angry, middle-aged men complaining about a product they have hated since the late 90s, and watch this great product with low expectations. Because in this day in age of high expectations and rumor based opinion, it’s the only way to enjoy it.