• ROH Wrestler On Why Indy Wrestlers Do Too Many Spots Without Any Storytelling In The Ring
During a recent interview with Wrestling News Hub, ROH wrestler Flip Gordon said the following when asked why indy wrestlers do too many spots without any storytelling in the ring:
“My take on it is you have to do a lot to get your name out there and get noticed. That is how you are getting booked more. If people don’t know who you are, they aren’t going to book you. You have to do something to get your name out there, and once you get your name out there then you start learning how to work.
You start working with better guys, and that is when you are going to start learning how to work. Obviously, you are not going to know everything about how to work when you start wrestling. Talent just has to get the buzz around them, and that is what a lot of guys do, get their name out there and do crazy sh*t, boom, boom, boom.
A quick highlight reel, so they can share it. That’s what I do. For the first six months to a year, I did the craziest things I could think of to get me a lot of buzz. I put it in a highlight video to help build a lot of attention, and that helped me a lot when it came to bookings, and I started traveling.
I just think because the business has changed so much, because the wrestling has changed and is much more fast-paced now. Whatever this ‘indie style’ is – as it is being called – you have to go out and show fans ‘Look what I can do.’
And as soon as they can see you for what you are doing, then that is when you start adding to your character and start connecting with them, and show them who you are. If they don’t care about you, then they aren’t going to be interested in getting to know you, so you have to go out there and have them say ‘Oh, that guy was really good’ or ‘Oh, that was awesome.'”
• Old School Video History (December 26th)
On this day in 1992, a promo of The Undertaker aired, where he said he’s ready for any possible opponent during the upcoming WWF UK tour.
Here’s the promo:
• WWE Title Match For FastLane 2018 PPV Revealed
Nationwide Arena’s website has already revealed the FastLane 2018 main event – AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship in a Fatal 5 Way match against Randy Orton, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura & Sami Zayn.
FastLane 2018 takes place on March 11, 2018 and is the final WWE PPV before WrestleMania 34. You can watch the promo for this PPV below:
FastLane 2017 PPV main event featured Goldberg defeating Kevin Owens in just 22 seconds to capture the Universal Championship.