My Thoughts On The Michael Sam Invitation

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Originally I was going to write an article about why people hate wrestling, but I feel that should be on a week where Raw isn’t crap. Instead, I want to focus on a particular invitation made to Michael Sam on this past episode of Raw. He has been invited to attend Raw next week, and be given an open mic to air out any grievances he would like to say towards the NFL. Here are my thoughts on this publicity stunt.

First off, Michael Sam was a defensive end at the University of Missouri. He was awarded the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and was drafted to the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft. This is significant because he would be the first openly gay player in the NFL. He was unfortunately cut from the main roster of players as the team was trimmed down, and wasn’t given a spot on the practice team either. WWE wants to capitalize off this recent event, and have the man himself speak openly about it. The thing is, WWE just wants people to watch Raw. They are looking for the media frenzy so more people will tune in, and they can have a better chance in growing the subscription buys for the WWE Network. It is a pretty good idea. This isn’t the first time wrestling has integrated pop culture to get more attention, but here is the problem. What if nothing comes out of it? What if Michael Sam doesn’t accept this invitation? If he does, who is even guaranteeing he will go on a huge rant on the Rams or the NFL? In fact, if he does accept the invitation, he will probably do the opposite. He will probably be extremely humble and thankful for the chance to be even drafted in the first place. It makes no sense for Michael Sam to rage over not being on the team, or even blaming it on his sexuality. WWE want Michael Sam to trash the NFL , but I doubt that will happen. It will blow up in their face, if they can even get the bomb close enough to them that is.

As for the fans, a good chunk have seen this as a waste of time. Some have even seen it as a slap in the face to Darren Young. He got a small bit of attention from coming out at the beginning, but since his injury it has been silent. Many fans wish that the message of tolerance that Michael Sam would preach on next week’s Raw, should be awarded to Darren Young. Like I stated before, it is highly unlikely that Michael Sam will appear on Raw, and even if he does, I highly doubt he would even be spiteful or give a roaring speech of tolerance. So here is my question with this situation. Why is a person’s sexuality such a huge deal?

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I acknowledge that coming out, and being open about your sexuality takes an incredible amount of strength. I commend the people who do this, but someone’s sexuality isn’t who they are. Take Darren Young for instance. He has a lot of potential, and still has a huge career ahead at the age of 30. Yet, many feel he deserves this push now. Why? With the shrinking of the main event spots, the people who do get pushed have become very limited. So many more guys deserve the chance to showcase what they can do over Darren Young. Nothing against him, it just isn’t his time yet. Also, if you do believe it is his time, than as a fan you should cheer for him, bring signs, tweet; do what you can to make him popular. Don’t just promote him because you feel the gay agenda is being pushed. It seems pretty insulting that you turn a person relevant, only when their sexuality is on display. You are practically telling them that nothing else matters except who they sleep with. A message of tolerance is about being equal, and equality is operating under a model that no one gets special treatment based on their sexuality. You know, equal.

I don’t follow football like I do wrestling, so the Michael Sam Situation is limited on what I have to say besides it being a typical wrestling ploy attempted over and over again. As for Darren Young, he is a guy who will hopefully be given a chance to shine when he returns. if he doesn’t than we shouldn’t automatically assume it is because he is gay, or that he should be pushing the gay agenda because he is gay. These guys sexuality do not define them. If we want to see these guys in the spot we feel they deserve than it takes hard work on their part, and consistent support on ours.

Do you agree with my statements? What do you think should happen with Michael Sam and Darren Young? Let me know in the comments below. This is your Commisioner of Creative signing off, have a good day.

Labor Day

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The first Monday of September in the United States is Labor Day. Labor Day is to honor the workers of the USA. Sometimes these workers will moonlight as WWE wrestlers. Since, it’s Labor Day I will honor a few of those men. WWE presents Real American Heroes. Today we saluted you Repo Man, A garbage man with Duke “the Dumpster” Droese, IRS agent with Irwin R. Schyster, Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake, Tugboat, Doink the Clown, a plumber with T.L. Hopper, a prison guard with Big Boss Man and the Mountie. [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Roman Reigns Once Again, Stardust/Goldust Heel Turn, Bold Prediction For Cesaro

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Superstar of the Week: Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns once again gets the spot of Superstar of the Week. Reigns won a handicap match against Seth Rollins and Kane by disqualification on Raw. Reigns went gain another disqualification victory over Bray Wyatt in the opening match on this week’s SmackDown. And finally, Reigns teamed with Big Show and Mark Henry to beat The Wyatt Family in the main event of SmackDown. Reigns is definitely being groomed to be the next top guy. I’ve found that some fans are creating their own bandwagon and bashing Reigns for every little thing. He isn’t “the guy” yet, he’s being groomed and prepared for that spot! Give him some time to develop fully and he will show us some incredible things very soon. [Read more...]

NXT Review (8/28/14) – We’re Gonna Have Ourselves A Tag Team Match!

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Two jobbers lost to the Overrated Tag Team Champions (1:04)

Why do I bother writing about this? With the exception of less than ten matches, The Ascension has squashed tag teams for more than two years now. And it’s not going anywhere! Gesus Oliver pointed out in the NXT Open Thread that this isn’t allowing any character progression. The tag team tournament concludes next week and my guess is Sin Cara and Kalisto will win since their the babyface team. If all goes as planned there, then I hope Sin Cara and Kalisto beat The Ascension and win the titles. I don’t know what creative has in mind for The Ascension’s gimmick, but it just isn’t working anymore. [Read more...]

Nothing

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I recently told Gesus Oliver, that after writing three articles in four days that I was currently working on nothing. He said I was better than that. I told him I actually was writing an article like a 90s sitcom, Seinfeld. Most probably know what Seinfeld is, but for those who don’t, it was a show about nothing. So this article is about nothing in particular. [Read more...]

Option C For WrestleMania 31

One of the big lingering questions being asked these days regarding WWE, is who should Brock Lesnar face at WrestleMania 31. We all know Brock Lesnar is going to have a lengthy title run, but two options have been given to answer that question. Option A is Vince’s plan: Brock Lesnar vs. The Rock. Option B is Triple H’s plan: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, but I have a third option, Option C you could say. Allow me to first explain the positives and negative of the first two options, before I explain how I have a better plan than the two big men running WWE right now. Yes, I am that egotistical about the subject, and you will see why in a minute.

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Night Of Champions Dilemma

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For several weeks now WWE has been aggressively promoting $9.99 in an effort to boost network subscribers. Indeed it has been pushed so hard that not only is WWE making a joke out of it but $9.99 is now getting over with live audiences who say it along with whatever talent mentions it, usually Hulk Hogan. However the real interesting number in WWE right now is not the price of the network but the number(s) 16:o6. No this is not a Bible verse intended to get someone over or replicate Stone Cold Steve Austin but is in fact the time it took for Brock Lesnar to obliterate John Cena at SummerSlam. For over 9 years WWE has always pushed and protected Cena above all else but at SummerSlam WWE did something different and made Cena look as weak as he ever has in his 12 year TV stint. Unfortunately WWE have booked the rematch for the upcoming Night Of Champions so the questions are, how does WWE book the match just 5 weeks removed from the one sided drubbing that was SummerSlam and who goes over? [Read more...]

A To Z Of The WWE

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Labor Day is almost here. Where I’m from, that means children are going back to school. Over the summer, children may forget a few things that they learned in school from the previous year. As WWENews.net resident nursery rhymer, I write this article to help those who forgot their alphabet. This is the A to Z of the WWE. [Read more...]

My Thoughts On Paul Heyman Documentary

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Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Logan Howell. I am the advocate for the Paul Heyman DVD that was released on August 5th. However, I did not get my hands on it until recently. Around here, this thing was sold out at every store I went to. But as luck would have it, after I had given up hope, I found a copy about thirty minutes from where I live and I couldn’t have been happier. After watching the documentary, I have been left with one simple thought. That thought is that Heyman has to be one of the greatest figures in professional wrestling history. Upon my completion, I realized I just embarked on a ride of different emotions. Laughter, sadness, joy, and shock all in those two hours. Hopefully after all of you read this article, it’ll intrigue you enough to go out and buy this DVD.
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The Five-Count: Roman Reigns’ Streak Continues, WWE Hits Reset With SummerSlam, Night Of Champions Card

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This has been one crazy week for WWE. I’ve expressed my frustrations with many things in WWE over the summer and somehow, WWE managed to erase some of those problems. You’ll see what I mean if you continue to read this, so let’s break down this week!

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NXT Review (8/21/14) – Sin Cara & Kalisto Are On Fire

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Tournament: The Vaudevillains def. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

The tag team tournament continued this week as The Vaudevillains managed to beat Enzo and Big Cass to move on to the finals match. It wasn’t very long and there wasn’t much to the match, but it was nice to see at least one of these teams in the finals match. I can’t exactly judge how or who I think should’ve won this until the tournament is over. Enzo and Big Cass are riding a big wave of momentum at the moment and this may have been a missed opportunity, but like I said, I shall wait until the end to judge this tournament. Later in the show, Enzo surprisingly challenged LeFort to a Hair vs. Hair match! [Read more...]

Is The Attitude Era Successful Without Madusa?

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If you can go back in time and change just a tiny moment, would it have a huge effect? Can one event not happening make a big difference? What rippling effect would it have on the history that we know? I recently watched the Monday Night Wars on the WWE Network. There is one moment in it that got me thinking. If this moment didn’t happen, how successful would the Attitude Era have been? [Read more...]