Welcome to For The Pop, exclusively on www.totallybuzzed.co.uk. Let me introduce myself and the purpose of this column in the briefest way possible. I’m Laura and I’ve watched pro wrestling since the late 90s, and just like any wrestling fan on the internet, I have opinions. While most will just use Twitter to yell them into the void, I thought I’d be more productive and not limit myself to a 280-character limit by posting them on a website instead.
As for the column, you can expect opinions on wrestling news topics of the day, shows or matches that I’ve recently watched, and everything in between. This also means my column will reference WWE, AEW, MLW, and sometimes if the stars align, other companies.
Fury to WWE
Tyson Fury wasted no time hinting that a WWE return was on the cards following his win over Dillian Whyte on Saturday and even referenced Drew McIntyre teasing a potential match at WWE’s upcoming event in Cardiff.
Yet while it would clearly make WWE’s first UK stadium event in 30 years feel special having a main event like Drew McIntyre vs Tyson Fury, it’s hard not to be a little uneasy as a McIntyre fan. I can’t imagine Fury coming to WWE to lose to McIntyre and just facing the Gypsy King hardly worked wonders for Braun Strowman. This is especially the case when you consider the most memorable part of their encounter, in my opinion, was Braun hitting his finisher after the match on Fury, only for the boxer to pretty much instantly get back to his feet. An image that not only undermined Strowman but one that was hard to forget.
Now switching gears to AEW, let’s talk about Hook. The fact Hook saying his first words on TV felt like a big moment, shows how much star power he is already accumulating.
It’s fair to say that the contrast between Danhausen and Hook is working really well to establish both of their characters in AEW, and I’m more than ready to see their match.
FTR: Head To Head
Speaking of exciting matchups in AEW, I’m pumped to see Cash Wheeler vs Dash Wilder on AEW Dynamite this Wednesday.
While tag teams fighting each other hasn’t always led to spectacular clashes, the thought of FTR fighting just makes me think of Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano’s epic clash in the CWC classic, where you were taken on an emotional rollercoaster.
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