Let’s Get To Know Each Other

Hello again!

So, seeing as this blog is just getting started and before I get too far into these posts, I figured now would be an appropriate time for you to get to know me, how I became a fan and other fun questions. So like the first day of summer camp, lets have a get to know you game!
Shall we get started!?

Name: Michael

City/Country: Adelaide, Australia.

Age & year you started watching wrestling:
7 years old, year 2000

First Wrestling Memory:

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I’m sitting in the lounge room with my Dad and sister. Dad is in control of the remote, flicking through channels when he lands on an edition of Smackdown. He landed on it at the perfect moment, Lita was climbing to the top rope and she delivered a picture perfect Litacanrana to a member of Right to Censor I believe.
That was all it took, one high risk move and I haven’t looked back since.

Favourite Male Wrestler (top 3):

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Edge, Shawn Michaels & Cesaro

Favourite Female Wrestler (top 3):

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Lita, Victoria & AJ Lee

Favourite Wrestler Overall:

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Lita

Guilty Pleasure Wrestler:

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Paul Burchill

I’m not sure why I liked him as much as I did. Was it the pirate thing? That rope swing entrance was wicked, but it didn’t last long. Then his run with “sister” Katie Lea Burchill I was really into! He didn’t have much personality, but his matches were usually good.
I don’t know, all I know is when I’m bored and on YouTube I sometimes watch some Paul Burchill matches.

Favourite matches (top 3):

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TLC II – WrestleMania X-Seven
Trish Stratus Vs Lita – RAW, December 6 2004
Sami Zayn Vs Shinsuke Nakamura – NXT Takeover Dallas

Yep, that last match only happened a week ago and it’s already one of my all time favourites. Does it get bonus points because I was in attendance live for it? Yes. But even so, it’s just too good to look past. It’s going to go down in history as the best match of 2016, calling it now.

Most Hated Match:
Wow, there is so many to list. The likes of “Donald Trump” Vs “Rosie O’Donnell” comes to mind. But I’m gonna choose a match that actually contained proper superstars.

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Here’s a fun fact; A man has won every Battle Royal in WrestleMania history, including an all-female Battle Royal. And for that reason, the Miss WrestleMania Battle Royal gets the “honour” here.
WWE’s view on women’s wrestling in 2009 was basically “lol, who cares.” So when they announced a 25 Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania 25, I was cautiously optimistic. However WWE decided to ruin it all by having Santina Marella (Santino Marella dressed as a woman) win the Battle Royal. That was the plan the whole time. WWE reached out to the likes of Trish Stratus and Lita but when they were told the creative plans they declined. Good call.

Favourite PPV (top 3):

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WrestleMania X-Seven, WrestleMania 30 & Money In The Bank 2011

Favourite finishing manoeuvre (top 3):

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Widow’s Peak, Stone Cold Stunner, Moonsault

Have you cheered John Cena at an event:

Yes, at my first ever WWE event in Melbourne in August 2004.

Have you booed John Cena at an event:

Yes, at pretty much every event since then.

When was your first “Mark Out Moment”:

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Edge cashing in Money in the Bank for the first time at New Years Revolution 2006. I was getting quite tired of John Cena at the time, it was Edge’s first title and it was won in a surprising, innovative way. I was jumping around my lounge room.

How do you handle it when someone calls wrestling “fake” and/or dumb:

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This is a hard one as it depends on the tone in which it’s said. If they’re being a total douche and trying to tell you like “it’s all fake, you know that right?” as if they’re the one with the big scoop or something. In that instance, I treat them with the same respect they just showed me.

If someone asks in a genuine way such as “I know it’s fake, so what is it that you like about it?” Well that’s easy to answer. I just tell them that’s like any other TV show out there. You don’t have to tell someone “you know Game of Thrones is fake right?” It’s like what Max Landis said in ‘Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling’ “It’s a TV show about a wrestling show”. And honestly, that’s the easiest way to describe it.

If all else fails just show them Edge or Randy Orton going into thumb tacks. That’s always fun to see their reactions.

 

Someone who has never watched wrestling before asks you to show them a match, which do you choose:

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NXT Takeover Brooklyn: Sasha Banks Vs Bayley.

It’s just as close to a perfect match that you can get. Build up, characters, length of match, quality of match, excited crowd and the correct result with a story well told. It’s pretty much a masterpiece.

I had a squeamish friend want to see something so I showed her Edge vs Mick Foley from WrestleMania 22. That was fun.

Has wrestling made you cry? If so, when:

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Wrestling has made me cry like a baby on so many occasions. Eddie Guerrero’s Tribute Show was the first time. More tears flowed for Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes, Roddy Pipers ‘In Memoriam’ packages. The retirements of Edge, Shawn Michaels, Daniel Bryan and Lita. Though I mainly cried at Lita’s retirement because of how awful and disrespectful it was. Seriously, f*** WWE in 2006.

My most recent emotional moment was this past week at Axxess when WWE unveiled Dusty Rhodes’ statue. Cody went up to it, kissed the statue’s finger and started to bawl. As did I.

Have you cancelled plans with people because wrestling is on:
This question is asked assuming I ever have plans. I’m desperately lonely. Honestly though, yes. Multiple times.

Your Dream Match:

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Male: Sami Zayn Vs Shawn Michaels

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Female: Sasha Banks Vs Lita
I think that’s enough for today! Please, let me know your answers too! Answer in as much or as little detail as you wish. I’ll provide an easy copy + paste question list below.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon.

 

Name:

City/Country:

Age & year you started watching wrestling:

First Wrestling Memory:

Favourite Male Wrestler (top 3):

Favourite Female Wrestler (top 3):

Favourite Wrestler Overall:

Guilty Pleasure Wrestler:

Favourite matches (top 3):

Most Hated Match:

Favourite PPV (top 3):

Favourite finishing manoeuvre (top 3):

Have you cheered John Cena at an event:

Have you booed John Cena at an event:

When was your first “Mark Out Moment”:

How do you handle it when someone calls wresting “fake” and/or dumb:

Someone who has never watched wrestling before asks you to show them a match, which do you choose:
Has wrestling made you cry? If so, when:

Have you cancelled plans with people because wrestling is on:

Your idea of a Dream Match:
Male:
Female:

 

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