Yes it is rather sad that I am posting about my own column. (http://slashwrestling.com/guests/llakor6.html) But it is merely to pass on feedback that I have gotten off-site.
Now, until recently, the most feedback that I had gotten on this recap was from Chris Protege: "This was maybe one of the ten most entertaining things about wrestling I've read all year. And I assure you, I read A Whole Lot of stuff."
That and CRZ liked the recap waaaaay better when he read it with his Octagon Chuck Norris voice doing "ninjazzzzzzzzz...."
Until today, when this appeared on the IWS web-site: "Hi everyone... We happened to stumble upon a very funny, but also very detailed review of Born 2 Bleed at the Medley. Its quite long, but I got a good laugh out of it. Check it out. http://slashwrestling.com/guests/llakor6.html Webmaster"
Followed by: "lol just finished reading that article...pretty funny stuff... but the day carl goes to the WWF I'll eat my fuckin' hat!!!!! Ram Hardy FaberTown"
(I'm working on a recap of the Rougeau show which I saw last week and the upcoming IWS show which I should be seeing tomorrow night. Therein, I will explain the cryptic Carl Leduc remark, which is an AMAZING story.)
Followed by: "Ive read that long ass post as well, and I have a quote that he brought up that is of GREAT interest to me. here it is: 'D'oh! While I was waiting for something to happen, I gradually came to realize that Le Medley had hired Lemmy from Motorhead to program the music before the show or at least Lemmy's female counterpart.' Female cunterpart... since WHEN DID I GROW A SET OF TITS AND BECOME A FEMALE? FAG! Just because someone's got long hair doesn't make him a chick! And in reference to the death metal, expect A TON MORE of that at SEASON'S BEATINGS! I've got the loudest shit possible. And it was a good review, so don't worry about me running up to you and stabbing you in the eye with a pair of scissors. You did mention Lemmy, and as you know Lemmy= GOD."
(OOOPPPS! My bad. Apparently my eyesight in the dark ain't what it used to be. Although you know, until he mentioned it, I wasn't the slightest bit worried about being stabbed in the eyes by a pair of scissors. Now, all of a sudden, it's on my list of things to be paranoid about.)
Then I got the following e-mail: "Cool review man!!! BTW I'm one of the referees of the IWS (the one that got his face in the tits of miss natural) And also my name is not dynamite dave that's the other ref my ref name is P-Nut... Anyway they never mention it so it doesn't matter... P-Nut"
(OOOOPPS! REDUX! It's a damn good thing that I make my excuses before I start re-capping. Mind you, this is slightly less embarrassing than mistaking someone's gender, but still. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but recapping live stuff is hard. Whine, whine, bitch, bitch.)
But the really cool thing, the reason that I'm posting this waaaaaay too long a post was the following e-mail: "HI just finished reading your text on born to bleed .......I find you to be know the finer points of the business I was in that three way dance with Maxx Fury and Ravage ..that was my second match I like the way u understand psychology and stuff ..........just wondering if you would come to seasons beatings ........our next show call me or email me back" And he included his phone number (that I am not giving out thanks.) Now admittedly, he could be an imposter. (Though why would anyone bother at this level?) If it's true, it is awfully cool.
Mind you, and this is my paranoia talking, he's awfully nice for a guy that I brutally dissed in my recap...
That is the real fun thing about doing local/smaller groups. Even though you're probably gonna have less people reading what you write, the people who do read what you have to say care more about it. And you've got a much greater chance of getting a response from the people who are actually involved, which is one of the awesomest feelings you can get doing recapping.
Good column, and you've certainly hit the nail on the head of a few points as to why this has quickly become underwhelming television. Hopefully, the WWF gets it's act together on this before it's too late.