After putting everyone’s name into a hat who contributed to Pulse Wrestling this week — and what a week it was — this week’s randomly selected column of the week is:
Martin Shaw’s The Martyrshow: Post-Everything (Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Billy Gunn, The Ugandan Giant Kamala)
In this column, Martin — a.k.a. KON — takes a look at what happens to wrestlers if they suddenly can’t compete anymore.
Hogan still has an opportunity to make money right now, so let’s look at this Sorensen kid. Say the line from the doctors was a little worse and it turns out Sorensen can never walk again, what can he do?
–He can’t write a book about his years in the industry because he’s only 22
–He can’t do shoot interviews because the majority of people didn’t know who he was until Ion jumped off the rope
–He can’t sell “Best Of” DVDs because he hasn’t had any memorable matches
–He can’t sell merchandise because he was really generic
–He can’t make appearances at signings because he was never over
–He can’t show up at indy shows because his legs don’t work
That’s one hell of a point that may have gotten lost in the shuffle this week, but it’s a point worth reiterating here.
Also, if you haven’t already, take a gander our extremely busy Commentary/columnists’ section and feel free to peruse all of those who contributed this week. Rey Mundo deserves kudos for his emotional output in his Suspension of Disbelief column about The Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28; Blair A. Douglas gave us a TNA Impact Wrestling recap on Thursday and an Interinactivity column on Friday that also discussed Rock-Cena in Blair’s own way; and Ralph Hardin found another amazing Common Denominator known as the Superfly Effect.
Lastly, you must take a look at Jake Ziegler’s A Decade of Honor Series profiling the last 10 years of ROH Wrestling.
Oh, and Mike Gojira wrote something, too.
Check out all of the above and more right here on Pulse Wrestling!
See you next week — CB
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