A Big Change Wrestling Should Make Now!

Kevin Kelly

A Big Change Wrestling Should Make Now!
By Kevin Kelly

Jeannie’s out of the Bottle… the toothpaste is out of the tube… whatever cliché you want… apply it to pro wrestling. You can’t put either back but let’s try and fix things.

One major change makes a world of difference and opens up world of possibilities.

Three words… referee stops contest.

In today’s MMA-soaked environment, pro wrestling needs to adapt their own rules to keep up with the athletes of today. Bigger, badder, stronger and faster, today’s pro wrestler drops bombs while the wrestler of the 1970’s raked an eye or played “peekaboo” with a foreign object.

Guys the size of Matt Morgan were once booked as an attraction but now an athlete like Morgan, for example, is such a combination of size and agility that it makes it hard to suspend disbelief when he hits a move. Big moves landed by fantastic athletes are so commonplace in today’s wrestling that it’s become harder and harder to get a reaction. So the moves become bigger and in turn, more meaningless.

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