Wrestlemania Talk Should Be More Than Just a Half-Assed Raw Recap


Some unnamed wrestling podcast hosts say, “Lets talk about RAW.” or “Did you watch RAW tonight (or this week or Monday)?” Their co-host usually say anything from  “I DVRed it” to “I caught the last hour” to “No, I missed it.”.

I really do appreciate the contributions to the IWC from those wrestling podcasts  that entertain us with great stories, insightful analysis and colorful commentary.

But, there are some shows that, whether you like or not, are hosted by wrestling fans just like us that are very negative, misinformed and incapable of offering constructive criticism to the top wrestling promotion that is set to present their biggest event of the year later this month.

I don’t want to bury any one wrestling podcast out there, but when certain shows contribute to the vile and hate hatred and apathy that curbs smart wrestling fans to lose interest in wrestling. That unwarranted negativity sends a subliminal message to fans that will curb their opinions of fans to cheer or boo who you like just to be cool, or worse create something viral online to get attention but leave unintentional  consequences (google or search twitter for #cancelwwenetwork).

I implore my fellow wrestling podcast brethren, whom i respect for all their efforts, to:

  • Practice more a little more due diligence.
  • Offer an open forum to debate those who disagree with your opinion. Maybe play the devils advocate and try to justify why the WWE makes any creative or booking decisions before just taking a dump on it.
  • And maybe watch more than just a little bit of RAW so you can have an informed opinion.

For those of you wrestling podcasters that encounter this post, I hope you realize that I offer this constructive criticism of my own for the good of wrestling fans. I practice this on my wrestling podcast, and I only ask that you consider it as well.

Thanks for entertaining me with every episode I download. -KOP