What are your opinions on the current state of wrestling?
It is a lot better than what it once was. I stopped watching in the late 90's when everything got out of hand, i.e. the violence, explicit romance etc...thgat took it more in an adult direction than theta focusing on teenagers. I just recently was inticied back by a fellow service member in Feb of 2012...I'm hooked again!!!!!!
What do you think with WWE's current product?
It's awesome....I could do a little less with 1/2 of Smackdown being a re-hash of Monday Night Raw.
What do you think of TNA's current product?
Horrible presentation and TV product, it reminds me alot of Texas wrestling from the early 80's with the Von Erichs.
What got you hooked/ When did you start watching?
One day when I was a young boy (somewhere between the stone age and the invention of hair) my dad set me down to my first wrestling match where I saw Bobo Brazil and the Mighty Egor.......
Who's your favorite wrestler?
Sad to say that my top three are probably that of many 12 year olds, C.M. Punk, John Cena and Layla.
I'm very partial to World Class Championship Wrestling as well. BD said it best when it was ahead of its time. The Von Erichs/Freebirds feud is still one of the top feuds in my book. The fact that Kerry actual beat Flair for the world title. I look back at that time as a good era.
In terms of WWE, they are kind of bland right now. The main problem they have is they have no competition...or feel like they don't. I am a big fan of CM Punk right now. He has the mic skills and the wrestling ability to back it up. He's, by far, the best thing WWE has right now. Just sucks he's out with a knee injury right now. They also need to make their tag team division better again. If TNA can get on almost the same level as WWE, then it will make things more competitive.
TNA is definitely making its own niche in the wrestling business. The only negative thing I can say about TNA is how they're dealing with AJ Styles. He's been their staple since day 1 and need to do right by him. At first, I thought Aces & 8's was going to be a NWO knockoff, but I do like it now. WWE should take notes on how to handle their female wrestlers. The Knockout division is far better than the Divas. I actually enjoy watching the Knockouts wrestle. Not to mention that TNA actually had a Knockouts main event. Mickie James and Tara really rocked that steel cage match a couple of years ago. I do have to say that TNA is better WWE right now.
I started watching wrestling in 1987. I remember following the lead up to Wrestlemania 3. My father didn't like me watching wrestling and you know as a kid if your parents don't want you watching something, you watch it more. lol
I do agree CM Punk is one of my current favorite wrestlers for the reasons I said above. Some of my older favorites are Arn Anderson, Mr. Perfect, Ricky Steamboat, and Ted DiBiase.