At Bound For Glory, Bobby Roode lost/was screwed out of winning the TNA World title. The wrestling fans were outraged. Everyone expected him to win, even after Hulk Hogan's interview where he said "Roode wasn't ready" for a title run.
After Roode's loss, people bashed/blamed Hogan for what happened. I was upset about it. Roode is one of the hardest working guys in the business. More skilled than most of the "top tier" guys in "sports entertainment" land.
2 nights later at an Impact taping, Roode's partner James Storm wins the TNA title. What? How could that be? You spend months building Roode up, screw him & reward his partner? How? Why?
2 weeks later, Roode wins the TNA title from his tag team partner... by cheating.
The fans were played for fools. Me, you & everybody else. Playing us for fools was the best thing TNA could've done. I became a fan of professional wrestling in 1985 when I saw the 1st Wrestlemania. I used watch the AWA, WCCW, UWF, NWA, ECW, SMW, ICW & whatever wrestling I could. My neighbors had sattelite dishes & would invite me over to watch. Mostly from 85-88. The only reason I didn't mention WCW was because I never really saw much WCW until 1994 when I bought a Primestar sattelite system.
Anyhow, I loved wrestling because I couldn't predict what was going to happen next. Nowadays, that isn't the case. I've slowly fallen out of love with WWE for several reasons: disrespecting the business, changing their ratings just for Linda's political aspirations, just being boring, etc. TNA has had kind of an on & off relationship with me. They have the better talent... but I have had mixed emotions with several decisions over the years. NFL star Adam "Pacman" Jones winning the TNA tag titles is one. Hiring Hogan & Bischoff was another, especially when The Nasty Boys were brought in, which is what I feared (that there would be an invasion of Hogan's buddies). I didn't have a problem with The Nasty's coming in for a short feud with Team 3-D, because that would've been a fresh feud with great brawling.
When Roode lost, I tweeted angrily at
UFC on Fox
he was always one of my favorite performers and had tons of charisma that he would have the entire arena chanting "Eddie" or "Eddie Sucks " for every match He has been in several of my favorite matches including his amazing Halloween Havoc match from 1998 v Rey Misterio,Jr.
I just learned of his passing and it is posted on the WWE website so damn it all it ain't some jackass rumor.
this just sucks
Eddie has passed away and like many of his peers way too young- 38.
Eddie has been a favorite of mine since I first saw him wrestle on WCW Nitro (I did not have cable for a good part of the 90's). He had the potent combination of charisma and physical ability to make him a prime-time player in professional wrestling. Every match Eddie was involved in had one of two chants going "Eddie Sucks" - if he was the heel and "Eddie" if he was the face. One of my all-time favorite matches is the fast paced mask v title match he had with Rey Misterio,Jr in WCW during Halloween Havoc. I wished the circumstances would have let the Latino World Order angle play out- and I am glad that Eddie got a second chance with the jump to the WWF with the Radicalz and he got a third chance when he was rehired and then stood in the ring as WWE champ hugging his friend Chris Benoit in the center of the ring.
OK none of this really matters- I miss Eddie and am sad for his family and friends and I will miss him.