ThinkSoJoE’s ThoughtsBy thinksojoe · · 4 Comments
I’ve been neglecting my duties as host of ThinkSoJoE’s Thoughts as of late, but I’m going to make a quick go at it this week.
We just launched all new forums here at BoredWrestlingFan (and I will fix any remaining links to the old forums soon), and we kicked them off in grand fashion with a discussion of this past Thursday’s iMPACT! Big things are brewing in TNA, with Jeff Jarrett being sent home by Dixie Carter and a couple of his buddies being sent to the unemployment line. This could be the spark that sets off the powder keg that is professional wrestling. A hot angle from a fresh writing staff can be the catalyst TNA needs to make themselves truly look like a credible threat to the WWE – which, in turn, will cause WWE to fight back. That’s what started the Attitude Era, competition from WCW.
Speaking of WCW, Kevin Nash used to work there. So did Rey Mysterio. Now they work for TNA and WWE, respectively. Mysterio mentioned Nash by name last night on SmackDown. Now, if I were Mr. McMahon, even if I am friends with Nash, I’m not going to let Mysterio mention Nash by name when he works for TNA, no matter how minuscule of a threat I thought they were. People who aren’t aware of the TNA product could hear Nash’s name, remember him from WCW (or even his last WWE run), think, “I wonder what ever happened to that guy,” look him up on the internet, and see that he’s working in TNA, as part of a group with other well known wrestling names like Booker T, Scott Steiner, and Kurt Angle, and decide to tune in next Thursday night. Then again, maybe Mr. McMahon wants to help the competition, maybe he thinks what I think – that strong competition will inspire the WWE product to become much better.
This is the last time these names will be typed by me here on BWF – Jeremy Piven & Dr. Ken. I wish I had one of those Men In Black style mind wipe devices and could erase this past Monday’s RAW from my memory. If this week’s show sucks nearly as bad as the last one, I might have to stop watching RAW entirely.
One of these days I’ll start watching ECW again. It’s not that it’s a bad show, I just don’t get around to watching it. This past Tuesday I forgot to set my DVR when I went to see “Funny People” starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. A lot of dick and fart jokes, but it wasn’t bad.
WWE MSG Classics used to be a good show, but then they started showing the same 6 episodes over and over and over again.
I got nothing else, really. Stay tuned, somebody might do a Random Randomness at some point (maybe), and tharvey1’s WWE Superstars review will be up sometime tomorrow-ish (he’s running a bit late this week, but we forgive him.)
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A "Men in Black" flashy thingie. I want one too.
I can't remember where I read it, but someone wrote that some people in the know had voiced the opinion that Vince was almost sorry on occasion that he owns all the competition, and that he would love another "war." I don't know if it's true, and I don't really care, but it's an interesting thought. Vince in the "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." scenario. Interesting.
😮 I keep wondering when people will re-open the conspiracy theory about Angle being "sent" by Vince to TNA to destroy it. That one was one I wish I could site reference directly, albeit, I think it was tossed around in Zah's column section, "Pillar to Post" back in the day on another website we all know. And, incidently, I may be wrong but did not all of us in this thread contribute regularly to that section of his articles?
ThinkSoJoe, you make some very interesting observations that mostly were missed by myself. This theory you have certainly follows the points made by the company itself based on the MNW era. We already know Vinnie-Mac helped out the ECW for a related reason to the aforementioned.
Nonetheless, as usual I appreciate the effort this site puts in. Not much of a blogger or forum guy… expect regular input from me though. Hell, I might even sign up one day!