Monday, August 25, 2014

PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

 

Professional wrestling is often compared to film or soap opera.

John Cena, the stalwart face of the WWE has even stated, rather eloquently, that the WWE produces "mini-movies each week".

While that assessment of the WWE's product rings true in many ways, likening professional wrestling to film or other long-form television shows ultimately does the medium a disservice.

One would not suggest that a Picasso painting is a movie or that a novel is a song. To do so could result in a kind of artistic identity crisis that permits the audience, and the artists working within a particular artistic form to misunderstand that medium.

It's good for the arts to influence and inspire one another, but to do so in a potentially all-consuming fashion, for art to be monopolized by one particular winning formula is detrimental to artistic expression and the culture.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

THE GOOD WORKER SHOOTS on NEW WWE LOGO & SUMMERSLAM


Here it is, fellow fanatics, the latest shoot podcast from The Good Worker.

Definitely the best episode thus far.

Topics include:

New WWE Logo

The Attitude Era

CM Punk

Brock Lesnar

Dean Ambrose in a WWE Film

and SummerSlam

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

CENA VS LESNAR: SUMMERSLAM PREDICTION VIDEO


There have already been (and will continue to be) many write-ups predicting the match-outcomes of the 2014 SummerSlam pay-per-view.

Instead of adding yet another written projection to the mix, The Good Worker presents a live-action realization of what may happen on Sunday between John Cena and Brock Lesnar through WWE 2K14.

Unlike other sports-video-game predictions that typically present a straight-forward, unedited video-feed, this third episode in the Caught From The Crowd Series was created with the intent of mirroring the real-life emotional and theatrical qualities of a wrestling match, as well as the real-life YouTube videos uploaded by WWE Universe audience members.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

JOHN CENA VS BROCK LESNAR: EXTREME RULES 2012 ANALYSIS

Extreme Rules 2012 Analysis

Enjoy watching John Cena vs Brock Lesnar at the 2012 Extreme Rules pay-per-view in anticipation of SummerSlam, and then read the brief analysis below.


Note: The following was originally posted on The Good Worker's Facebook page where you should definitely be following! Ewwwweyeaaaah!

While some will surely point out that John Cena performs only a single wrestling move in this entire match, and continue to bemoan his very existence, this one-sided fight is still an excellent example of pro-wrestling story-telling.

This match is more accurately described as a dramatic scene, akin to the climax of a film where the villain gains the upper hand on the hero and relentlessly punishes him or her.

Observing this match from that perspective and not with an overly critical focus upon balance, execution, and move-variety, and instead focusing on what the story actually is and the strengths of both performers on full display, it's incredibly immersive.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

PRO-WRESTLING PODCAST: IS WRESTLING ART?


Here's the latest shoot from The Good Worker.

This episode examines what pro-wrestling actually is as a medium, and how modern wrestling journalists, reviewers, and writers have failed to adequately critique it.

This sums up the purpose of The Good Worker in a frank, conversational way.

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