Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Barbwire Weekly Awards on May 28, 2012

Welcome to this weeks Barbwire Weekly Awards, where there will be fun and some humor involved. Note: Since The Barbwire offices were closed on Memorial Day, we will present you with this weeks awards today. Next week it will be back on it's regular day.

Paranoid Dope of the Week:

 Bobby Roode (2nd Week In A Row)

Best Match Of The Week:

Joey Ryan Vs. Austin Aries-Impact Wrestling's Open Fight Night

Worst Match of the Week:

 2-On-3 Handicap Match- Monday Night Raw

WMCA Good Guy of the Week:


Angry Guy of the Week:

 Big Show (You Sold Out)

The Barbwire Girl of the Week:

 Cheerleader Melissa

And Finally...
Moment of the Week:
 Don't turn around Bobby, just don't turn around.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks awards! Stop by for next week's picks!

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Monday, May 21, 2012

The Barbwire Weekly Awards on May 21, 2012

Welcome to this weeks Barbwire Weekly Arwards, where there will be fun and some humor involved. Enjoy it while you can, folks!

Paranoid Dope of the Week:

Bobby Roode

Match of the Week:

CM Punk Vs. Daniel Bryan Over The Limit 2012

Worst Match of the Week:

John Cena Vs. John Laurinaitis (With help from the Big Show)

The Barbwire Girls of the Week:

The Midwest Militia (Sassy Stephie, Jessicka Havok, and Allysin Kay)

Angry Guy of the Week:

Bully Ray (The Winner Hands Down)

And Finally...
Moment of the Week:

"See this paper here? Now it's confetti, Brother!"

Hope you enjoyed this weeks awards! Stop by for next week's picks!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Barbwire Hall Of Fame

I often ask myself; "Wouldn't be cool if I started my own Hall Of Fame?"

And I was thinking; "That would be cool."

Back in 1996, Dave Meltzer began the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame by choosing a list of 120 inaugural inductees in 1996. Since then, wrestlers from past and present, others employed in the professional wrestling industry, and wrestling journalists and historians have been selected by Meltzer to cast secret ballots to determine annual groups of inductees. Voting criteria include the length of time spent in wrestling, historical significance, ability to attract viewers, and wrestling ability. Inductees must have at least 15 years of experience in the wrestling business or be over 35 years old and have 10 years of experience. To gain membership in the hall, potential inductees must receive 60% support on the ballots from their geographic region.

The GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, started in 2007, is intended to include the elite members of the wrestling community that deserve to be inducted into a prestigious hall of fame without prejudice or politics. Areas of consideration for induction should include (but not be limited to) a wrestler’s drawing power, wrestling ability, impact or influences on the business, longevity, and passion/drive for the industry. Non-in ring performers (such as promoters, announcers, referees, etc.) should also be judged by a similar criterion, based on the highest standards for their areas. Remember, this is not a popularity contest. This hall of fame will only include the best of the best. Readers should e-mail names of candidates worthy of consideration. The name with the highest number of suggestions will be considered for voting the following month. Thus, twelve names will be considered per year, and the number of inductees for the year is totally up to the GERWECK.NET readers. If a subject doesn’t qualify for induction, he or she will remain off the consideration list for twelve months. If a subject receives 70% or higher, he or she will be inducted.

Mine is this.

1. Voting criteria include the length of time spent in wrestling, historical significance, ability to attract viewers, and wrestling ability. They will be divided into divverent catergories; Male, Female, Announcers, Managers, Tag Teams, Promoters, and Journalists.

2. Inductees must have at 10 years of experience, with the candidate starting no less than December 31, 2002.

3. Suggestions will be made through a Blue Ribbon Panel.

4. There will be 10 additional names added, known as the "Editor's Choice."

If you have any suggestions, feel free to tweet me at twitter.com/matthewhollie and I'll see to that I will can consider.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Enter The Mastermind: The Return Of Paul Heyman

It's no secret for wrestling fans that Paul Heyman was the brains behind Extreme Championship Wrestling, and managed some of the greats like Steve Austin, Larry Zbyszko, Arn Anderson, Sabu, Kurt Angle, Big Show, and Brock Lesnar, but his return to WWE TV on Monday night was just as memorable.

After Mr. Heyman’s shocking re-emergence on last night’s RAW as the “legal representation” for Brock Lesnar, lot pf resources is reporting that Heyman’s appearance was not a one-off appearance as Mr. Heyman is scheduled to appear periodically for the WWE through August. With Lesnar only scheduled for a set number of appearances on his one-year contract (which, despite the on-air angle of him quitting the WWE, Lesnar is still under contract), bringing Mr. Heyman in is the WWE’s way of keeping the Lesnar storyline going while not squandering the few appearances that Brock has agreed to make for the company. This would see Mr. Heyman come up with some creative viral campaigns, which would serve to sell the storyline lawsuit as being extremely legitimate.

At the last word, Mr. Heyman is only being used as a television character and has zero involvement with the creative process. One of the reasons Mr. Heyman agreed to return to the WWE is the opportunity to work with his real life friend, Brock Lesnar, but Mr. Heyman is reportedly hoping to somehow be involved with WWE Champion CM Punk on television (Mr. Heyman has already been working with Punk on his upcoming DVD release) as Mr. Heyman has a lot of respect for CM Punk and the two briefly got to work together during the relaunch of ECW back in 2006.

Mr. Heyman’s re-emergence on RAW this past Monday was the first WWE television appearance Mr. Heyman has made in six years. Mr. Heyman had a big-time backstage fallout with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon back in 2006 after the infamous disaster that was the ECW December to Dismember pay-per-view. Mr. Heyman and Vince disagreed on several ideas for the event and even Mr. Heyman turned down an offer from Stephanie McMahon to go back to being a writer in WWE’s developmental territory before Heyman quietly left the company. Paul E. was too smart for that.
So what will this mean for the WWE? Certainly, I don't believe Lesnar is truly finished with WWE and expect to see a return, but I hope this returns includes Mr. Heyman delivered his best in-ring live promo ever in WWE this past Monday on Raw. Mr. Heyman, to me, is absolutely necessary on camera alongside the ferocious Lesnar.
What about behind the scenes work? At one point in the past, there were discussions about Mr. Heyman heading to TNA in Orlando. This may just be a far-fetched idea that maybe Mr. Heyman himself wouldn't necessarily be too fond of, but given his past success, why couldn't Paul E. have an interest in the WWE's developmental program, possibly FCW? The facts speak for themselves and Heyman could certainly create a situation where the best talent is being cultivated through the WWE system.

I sure love to see a WWE Legends Roundtable series involving Mr. Heyman and some of his close friends and classic foes from the past. Let the gloves come off and we, the fans, would all win.

If you never knew about the genius before, now you have a basic understanding and it might entice you to watch some old footage to truly brush up on. This has the potential to be a huge deal, and I, for one, hope it continues to become one. Paul Heyman is a freakin' genius, no matter what people say. If I'm an aspiring pro wrestler, it must be a requirement to study the classic Paul Heyman promos to learn about pacing, delivery and enunciation.