Welcome, friends, to another edition of the seldom seen “ThinkSoJoE’s Thoughts” column here at BoredWrestlingFan.com!  This week, we’ll be talking Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and TNA Wrestling!

The Royal Rumble is this Sunday, and from my various conversations via our twitter (@BrdWrstlngFn), I’ve learned that the Rumble is more popular than WrestleMania with some fans.  I love the Rumble, but I’m not one of those people.  The reason everybody loves the Rumble is that for over two decades, it’s remained one of the most entertaining matches to watch in professional wrestling, and after adding in the WrestleMania title shot for the winner in the mid 90’s, it’s become hands down the most important event on the WWE’s calendar other than the Granddaddy of ‘Em All.  This year’s Rumble has so many different stories going into it that, even if you’ve read potential spoilers, you still have no idea who is going to win.  My money is that it’s NOT going to be a former world champion from any of the three brands.  For my pick, you’ll have to wait until JT presents the BWF Royal Rumble Roundtable tomorrow.

Yours truly is extremely excited for the Rumble, and I’m looking forward to sharing the excitement with good friends at the Rumble party I’m attending.

The Rumble is the official kickoff to the WWE’s Road to WrestleMania, which will be in Glendale, AZ this year.  I’d love to attend this year’s event, and with my impending tax returns awaiting deposit into my bank account, I may decide to hit up StubHub and pick up some tickets – though I highly doubt it, since Arizona is pretty far from Buffalo.  If the rumors are to be believed, it will be much easier to make it to WrestleMania 27 next year, as it’s supposedly going to be in Atlanta, GA.

TNA’s gamble to take on RAW earlier this month with a live show of their own seems to have paid off.  The company’s ratings are growing by the week, even if some of us are sitting here wondering why we’re watching.  Oddly enough, it seems like every Thursday, I read a tweet or a forum post stating “if this show is as bad as last week’s, I’m never watching again.”

Here’s the thing about TNA.  TNA has always had it’s ups and downs, and no matter how bad the company had been, it always seemed to right itself.  Some things are definitely backward in TNA right now, but with a little patience, we could see the company become the viable alternative to WWE that they’d had the potential to become.

One thing did bug me about this week’s iMPACT! though.  Brother Ray said that the entire world wants to see Team 3D vs. The Nasty Boys.  That begs the question, “what world is Bubba from?”

Alright folks, I’m starving, so I’m going to eat some breakfast.  See you soon!

Post by thinksojoe

The founder of BoredWrestlingFan.com and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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