Magnum Milano Posted December 7, 2020 Share Posted December 7, 2020 I think Wrestlemania last year was the last time I watched a WWE show, although have seen occasional clips on YouTube since. My actual interest in wrestling has never been lower though and I can't see a point to where it will ever return to anything close to what it once was. And that's if it ever returns at all. While I've not cared for the current product for years, there was always a ton of old stuff that I enjoyed; be it watching old territory footage for the first time (such as Smoky Mountain or JCP), revisiting the Yearbooks, getting involved in PWO2K (a watching project on another board). Now there is nothing that gets me even remotely excited and it's like, "Have I really spent so much of my life, devoted so much time to wrestling?" My memory is shot and I do wonder if that is because it's filled with so much pointless wrestling knowledge? My actual interest in watching has definitely slowly subsided year on year, but 2020, despite trying to throw myself into the 2001 project (see PWO2K), has been the straw that broke the camel's back. Even if I was going through a fallow period of not really watching, I would still take in numerous podcasts, read as much as possible about wrestling, spend far too much time on newspapers.com researching things, check the various message boards I frequent several times a day etc. The podcast listening has dropped to virtually nothing (not including WOR in that), the last thing I checked out being Zellner & Naylor's Cover to Cover on the first PWI 500 and Kris' stuff (with the exception of Between the Sheets which I have long had no interest in listening to due to Bixenspan) were the only wrestling podcasts I'd really keep an eye on. I unfollowed all wrestling related Twitter accounts quite a while ago and immediately felt better for doing so. There are still a few people who if it wasn't for wrestling I wouldn't be following, but all news accounts, all wrestlers, gone, and I don't miss all that negativity on my timeline one bit. This whole sorry "sport" just feels way too negative now. I still read the Observer every week, but can't help feel that is out of habit, even though I do really enjoy Dave's historical pieces. I've sold off most of my original wrestling DVDs, have started to sell off my books and then it will be the arduous task of trying to move several thousand DVD-Rs that remain. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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