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#1 Posted on 23.9.05 1725.30
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In adding to the downfall of internet wrestling reviewers, Scooter's blog (http://www.livejournal.com/users/rspwfaq/) has basically become devoted to the 28 hours of television that he watches a day. To put in terms he'd best understand: Keith has completely jumped the shark.

Oh sure, his reviews were a shell of what they once were by the time he quit. But it did provide a nice forum for users who had more insightful comments to make on RAW or whatever latest news popped up (which Keith never responds to, even questions directed right to him- apparently too busy watching tv to even acknowledge his few remaining fans). However, after the bait and switch that was his "final" review (never happened) it's been all rubbish.

Now, yes, it's his blog and he can write whatever he wants, etc and on, BUT just wait until his next wrestling book is set to be released. Wait and see how the wrestling content picks up on bis blog then. Not that I can understand how someone who now makes it known that he doesn't watch the shows can write a book about said shows.

The way Scooter's wrestling journalism career is winding down reminds me a lot of how Hogan's wrestling career has. Perhaps Keith has been one giant Hogan mark all along.
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#2 Posted on 23.9.05 2307.47
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    Originally posted by Lord of the Manor
    Oh sure, his reviews were a shell of what they once were by the time he quit. But it did provide a nice forum for users who had more insightful comments to make on RAW or whatever latest news popped up


Why would it stop serving as a forum for wrestling comments? People comment about wrestling on his blog whether he writes about wrestling or not. He could mention that Armageddon is upon us and angels of death have slaughtered half the world, and some guy would respond asking whether he still thinks Tommy Dreamer v. Pitbull #1 is only a ***1/2 match.

People keep complaining like he's betrayed some set of principles that he was honor-bound to uphold, and I don't get it. I can see why you don't want to buy his next book if he doesn't have the passion for writing about wrestling. But it's not like he's trying to trick you into thinking he does, so I don't understand why it's supposed to be some money-grubbing scam.
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#3 Posted on 24.9.05 0850.06
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You can keep this going by having an insightful conversation about the content he has on his website now. If it turns into a forum to make fun of someone or lure them into responding so you can do so, it will be shut off.

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#4 Posted on 24.9.05 2035.23
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When you do what he's been doing for as long as he's been doing it, you're bound to get bored. I bet if it weren't for the book deals, he wouldve quit altogether a long time ago.
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#5 Posted on 27.9.05 0904.35
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The man also got moved, got a new job and married, all of which tends to distract one from writing up detailed recaps. I miss the cogent commentary of the match psychology, but I also read them for the insider dirt he peppered into the recaps. Methinks he may have scaled back the recaps because he was losing such information. He had commented that Edge cut him off after Keith shot down his work in a ladder match.

But I've seen a lot of good recappers drift away (Hyatte, the WrestleLine guys, CRZ of course), and Keith is just the latest. I don't think this is symptomatic of wrestling losing mainstream interest though as some have suggested here. I think the guys we looked to for quality recaps simply grew out of it. I used to write similar reviews for a newspaper website, and it's a chore no matter how much you like to watch. It's made no easier by formulaic writing. Some of us who had to recap the last days of WCW -- Lord above, it was boggling.

Once your life moves past the routine of sitting and note-taking and writing, trust me, online recapping is soon perceived as a giant luxury whose absence frees up an astounding amount of time. However, he's instead shifted from wrestling recaps to TV recaps, which I would guess, he's trying to parlay into a mainstream gig as a TV critic.

Good luck, godspeed, thanks for all the negative stars.
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#6 Posted on 27.9.05 1252.54
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I'm saddened that Keith's ranting is over, because I've always enjoyed reading them. However, it was obvious towards the end that he was burnt out on wrestling, so I say more power to him for just stopping instead of half-assing it for the rest of his life.
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