smw88 Posted May 18, 2019 Share Posted May 18, 2019 Memoirs of a Wrestling fan (CVERSE) This is the memoir of a 30-year wrestling obsession. You maybe wondering why only 30 years! Well unlike most wrestling fans I wasn’t a fan as a child indeed I was oblivious to it beyond the abstract; i.e. its existence. It was only aged 40 in 2016 when one of my children got into supporting the local product and to show fatherly support I went along to, well as teenagers often do, they fell out of interest a couple of years later but for me a new passion was ignited. Unable to get enough I devoured everything I could get my hands on, DVD’s, old VHS, magazines, internet streams literally everything. Whilst I began with the British scene as my focus and 21CW has been a personal favourite of mine for the majority of this past 30 years I have spread myself thin keeping an eye on wrestling all over the world. So why now? Well after 30 years and aged 70 I felt it was a case of now or never, retirement has brought me the time to devote and as I become less able or willing to travel far and wide it seemed a natural progression to capture my thoughts and look back over the odds and sods I have accumulated in the last 3 decades. As those of you reading this will know the scene today is quite different to that found back in 2016. 21CW reigns supreme as the first and only truly global company. The powerhouse that is SOTBPW had its years of sunshine and may well recapture past glory days in the years to come. TCW and SWF arguably both lost their long running war and only time will tell if they can keep enough momentum to fend off the popular giants elsewhere. USPW as ever still challenging at the top of the field, their penchant for aging main eventer's and milking popularity for all its worth shows no sign of ending anytime soon. CZCW won the undercard South west war simply by outlasting the competition but now have TCW as a firm comparator. The scandals over the years from the recent Andre Jones financial scam to Nicky Champion and his comments on the disabled tainting his legacy in retirement, to the Rick Law homophobic and Jack Bruce racist recordings. Not to mention the Jeff Nova scandal when he was recorded dressing up as a **** for fancy dress and someone posted a recording of him making the infamous salute at a dinner, even in bad jest how he rode that out without killing all his companies momentum I will never know but as we can see it didn’t end up hurting 21CW in the long-term. And how could I forget Lucy Stone-McFly being jailed for a year for tax evasion and then coming back to have a stellar career in the business. Then there are the deaths, now this business is known as one that many fail to live long lives from but losing Remo Richardson at 39 still threatens to tear me up more than 20 years on. Not to mention Phil Vibert at 51 after launching his 3rd company and second since DAVE. One of my favourites from 21CW Sebastian Koller dead at 50 in a golfing accident. I mean the list is endless: Jack Bruce 68 Jonathan Faust 56 Mexican Ghoul 50 Sam Strong 69 Steve DeColt 68 Wolf Hawkins 53 Valiant 64 Kelly Martin 58 Jeff Nova 70 Eddie Peak 66 Bubba Joe 43 Christian Faith 67 Cuervo 68 Foxxy LaRue 53 Emily McQueen 67 James Justice 68 Mitch Ness 67 (PSW founder) Ricky Dale Johnson 69 Rip Chord 73 And Omer Vanhorn at 42 a Hall of immortal’s inductee in 2039 and 21CW legend taken far to early Just to name a few of the major stars across the globe to depart during this time. I will be posting this on my blog here as it comes back to me so don't expect any order as it will depend how I find things, but should you stumble upon this feel free to drop me a line and I will be happy to look for anything or anyone I have not covered here. Keep watching and believing wrestling fans. Reggie ********************************************************************************* Blog posts to date The Scene around the Globe at Jan 2046 Global scene USA Britain Canada Mexico Europe Japan Australia Companies GSW: Grimm SoCal Wrestling MAW: Mid Atlantic Wrestling CGC: Canadian Golden Combat RAW: Revolution Australian Wrestling Dojo's DeColt Dojo - See Steve DeColt Devyn Retribution Dojo - See GSW Magwitch Dojo - See GSW Workers Obituaries Steve DeColt Emily McQueen - See Steve DeColt Wolf Hawkins Jonathan Faust Remo Richardson Jack Bruce Rumble Roper - See GSW Mexican Ghoul El Sucio Bubba Joe George DeColt - See CGC Omer Vanhorn Retired Brother Grimm - See GSW Big Magic - See GSW Boneyard - See GSW Devyn Retribution - See GSW Hard-1 - See GSW Kandii - See GSW Magwitch - See GSW Active Jack Avatar Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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