Corey Graves angrily buried Rich Brennan and Byron Saxton as “people who think things could be done better” and said that such people likely “post on message boards.” That’s us they’re burying right there, and they’re so confident in their arrogance that their ideas are so obviously the right ones and us stupid fans aren’t reacting to it correctly, so everything is our fault, not theirs.
Now, before I get into this, I just want to say, I absolutely love WR. This is the only forum related to wrestling I would be able to say I'm proud to be a part of and look forward to looking at daily
I frequent other forums, as we all do I'm sure, and on every forum sans this one, for every one intelligent remark or observation made about the wrestling industry, 10 of them are whiny diatribes devoid of any original solutions. The "smart" wrestling community is nothing more than an army of robots shouting the same opinions into the hivemind that is the IWC.
Now, you might think, "Well gosh NWK. All you'd have to do is watch an episode of Raw to know that the product is really suffering right now." And you'd be right. The product can definitely improve, But when I most things in life, usually I work on highlighting the positive aspects of what that thing is before attacking the negative.
Another part of my personality that's making this really difficult for me is that I like to talk to my friends who like wrestling about it. Having thoughtful discussions about wrestling is one of my favorite things to do, as there's no other art form like it. But when the majority of the internet wrestling community only shit on the product, without even trying to find a breadth of positivity, and when that complaining extends to people like Mick Foley, it makes it REALLY hard to enjoy wrestling.
With that said, here's the one thing that absolutely boggles my mind about the "Smart" marks and why I put the word "smart" in the title. If you were to ask any average Joe how they would react if a TV show they liked suddenly didn't live up to expectation for months at a time, you'd figure that most intelligent people would stop watching, and no busy themselves with talking about it on a routine basis. Not "smart" marks. They continually complain, putting themselves through the TV shows week after week after week as if they have nothing better to do. That's less offensive however, than the people who follow wrestling exclusively via Meltzer, Alvarez and the like. A few years ago, I was in the minority in the fact that I couldn't stand Alvarez, Meltzer, and Vinny. A while ago, while listening to F4W at work on Youtube, I realized it wasn't them I didn't like. I realized that they're all, intelligent, well spoken people, even if Alvarez does work himself into a coronary when discussing Impact. No, the people that I realized that I hated were the people who said, "Oh, I haven't watched Raw in months but you're completely right." If you haven't watched, then how can you make an opinion? Better yet, why are you still following reviews of the shows if you're not interested?
On another note Wrestlecrap can die a death. The crew's gimmick is that they're obscenely negative, and now that the Death of WCW has been analyzed on nearly a show by show basis, they're stretching for material
TL:DR- I try to find positivity in wrestling, take reviews with a grain of salt, wonder why people who claim to hate the product still watch/talk about it, and would be overjoyed if Wrestlecrap fell off the face of the Earth.