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Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Sep 17 22:42
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Sep 16 21:00
Ah, that might explain in part the source of my mixed feelings towards the modern product. But like you said, the old stuff does have an escapist edge to it down to their fantastical character creations and glamourised set up. Some of the wrestling may not have been up to snuff from a technical standpoint, but outside of it everything else was on point. I also love the fact that it was unbridled masculinity left unchecked which we're seeing less of.

Wrestling was a good social unguent too during childhood. We used to talk about wrestling a lot, impersonated the wrestlers, and even imitate their techniques which was the best part. I recall the figure 4 leg lock was the most painful move I got inflicted with, it felt as if my kneecap was about to pop out. At the same time, I regretted some of the moves I performed on others like dropping my brother on the head with a high chokeslam and helping someone powerbomb a classmate to the desk (ouch)! One of the most impressive replications of a move I've seen came from a kid who performed a 450 splash on a thick mat during PE. I could tell straight away he's been watching some WCW, since he did it exactly the same way as Juventud Guerrera, who even got the move banned at one point. The best I ever attempted was a moonsault, and yes, teachers sometimes allowed us to muck around. Some really idiotic stuff I know, and speaking in hindsight as an adult, I do not recommend anyone supervised or not even remotely attempting any of these dangerous manoevres.

Now that everyone's grown up, I'm less incentivised to watch it since hardly anyone I know talks about it unfortunately. My brother is or was a diehard fan though, I think I stopped watching near the end of the Attitude era and from that point onwards maybe found space for a ppv here and a ppv there but without establishing any form of rhythm. Whereas he continued watching it consistently throughout the 00s and intermittently during the early 10s.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Sep 15 4:10
Thanks for the votes. I tend to keep a balance between old and new for many things. Saying that though, I'm not immersed in the current phase of wrestling either. Not because it isn't good, I mean, there's a lot of brilliantly choreographed fights and technical artistry on show, just that it got pushed aside by other distractions and priorities. Maybe if I get bored of movies and games (which has happened before), I'll get back to it. I have a pretty one track mind, if I have to juggle so many hobbies, I won't be able to enjoy them as much.

You take care as well.
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Hehe, thanks so much for participating in my Greatest Games list! Still working on the updates, hope when I'm done it's to everyone's liking?

Have a great week ;-D
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Thanks for the votes, Starless!
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Thanks again!
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