If you haven’t been watching Impact Wrestling — and I know that most of you haven’t — then I urge you to give it a go. Yeah, there’s still a bunch of crap like Ric Flair and Sting embarrassing themselves in their advanced age, the uncertainty of whether Jeff Hardy will wrestle or traffic drugs, every segment with Hulk Hogan, and 84 percent of what Vince Russo comes up with. All that aside, there’s one glorious bright spot in all of TNA Entertainment — Austin Aries.
Obviously I’m biased, but Aries is the best thing — by far — about Impact Wrestling. I’m thrilled that he’s the new X-Division Champion. He absolutely deserves this success and more. He’s putting on great matches and cutting great promos. He’s been consistently great since returning to TNA. While other wrestlers in the company are busy trafficking drugs or getting DUIs, Aries has been providing high-quality entertainment in and out of the ring.
So yeah, I’m watching TNA these days…but only to catch Austin Aries matches and promos. Screw Kurt Angle. A-Double is the one that’s that…damn…good.
6 thoughts on “All Hail the New TNA X-Division Champion Austin Aries!!!”
I need to ask a question and give me a honest answer. What is it about wrestling?
The old school answer is: "I can show you better than I could tell you."
In case you don't know, that was the stock answer for wrestlers back in the day when someone asked them "Is wrestling real". To really answer your question… what is it with ballet or any other choreographed form of entertainment?
Because it's awesome. It's blends make believe and athleticism. Guys need their equivalent of soap operas. Wrestling is theatrics + testosterone.
I get that. Its just that wrestling lost me a few years ago and wanted to see why you still dig it after all these years.
I enjoy watching how the writing process unfolds and watching the performances, both in and out of the ring.
For me, it's more nostalgia than anything else. I have this large portion of my brain that's dedicated to pro-wrestling trivia and I just can't overwrite it with anything else.
In every band I've ever been in… once the members of said band found this out about me, they thought I was a freak of nature. They already had a grasp on what I know about music, the fact that I know almost if not as much about wrestling blows them away every time.
What most people don't realize until you mention it to them… is that wrestling is an art, not a sport. If you treat it like a sport, you will be displeased. If you view it as an art… the reality of it is overwhelmingly intricate and requires an immense amount of talent and skill on multiple levels.
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