Official WWE & NXT Women's Discussion Thread Dec 23, 2008 11:57:15 GMT -6
Post by frankp316 on Dec 23, 2008 11:57:15 GMT -6
I'm actually not surprised by that. I have noticed an almost resistant reaction to suggestions about trying something outside of WWE for any myriad of reasons from supposedly hardcore, long-time pro wrestling fans. In fact, some of them consider their regular viewing of Impact to be going against the grain.
One of my favorite reasons I often hear or read from someone who "loves pro wrestling," but refuses to watch Japanese wrestling is because he cannot understand what the commentators are saying. I think that excuse is laughable... and flawed when you consider that we attend live shows where we hear no commentary.
So I understand that perspective. Particularly when the person constantly complains about the presentation of women's wrestling in WWE or TNA and states that he or she wishes they would treat the divisions better... but won't give an actual women's promotion the time of day.
Those closed-minded fans are out there in droves, and kind of just have to be left to their own miserable devices. One of the disservices we as fans of alternative pro wrestling, often do for those other niches in the genre is when we come across as too preachy, overbearing or fanatical. We forget that, our perspectives aside, for example, SHIMMER or joshi puroresu are only better than the Divas and Knockouts in our opinion. In reality, it's only different.
Guys who whine about Japanese commentary in joshi are making excuses. That's not the real reason. You can guess the real reason.