Do you even know who I’m talking about? Mark Madden? Let’s see what Wikipedia says about him:
A 1982 graduate of Duquesne University, Madden wrote for Pro Wrestling Torch from 1992 to 1994 before beginning work as a TV color commentator and magazine writer for World Championship Wrestling. Shortly before WCW dissolved in 2001, Madden was fired for making disparaging remarks about the company, lobbying for the return of the fired Scott Hall, and disclosing information about the sale of WCW. He also spent several years as a regular columnist for Wade Keller’s Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter. He gives his thoughts and opinions on WrestleZone.com’s internet show Chair Shot Reality. He reviews the performances of WWE and TNA and gives his thoughts and opinions.
So, um yeah. He’s got a degree in something or other. He wrote for a magazine that has to do with wrestling for a while and was a commentator for the now long-defunct WCW wrestling promotion. He was ultimately fired from that job. I’m not sure that he’s qualified to speak about pro-wrestling though.
You see, Mark writes a column that appears weekly on Wrestlezone.com where he spouts off about his feelings towards whatever WWE is doing at the moment. It seems he has a long standing grudge against the #1 company in Sports Entertainment and he spews his vitriol through this column towards anyone who isn’t his buddy.
For instance, this week he wrote a piece entitled “Lesnar: Opportunity Wasted; So, You Wanna Be A Heel?” I realize I just gave him a few extra views with that link, but that’s ok. He’s insecure and needs your affection.
In this article he wrote the following:
WWE is so scared that Brock Lesnar is going to leave that now there’s no point in him staying. Witness Triple H’s promo setting up a future match with Brock. Trips was no-selling his “broken” arm. His general attitude was, “If you want to fight, fine. If you don’t, that’s OK, too.”
Wait, what? What the serious f*ck are you saying? Are you playing along with their storyline or are you truly this goddamn dense that you think it’s a for real thing between HHH and Lesnar? Do you honestly, deep down in your soul, believe for a minute that Paul Heyman actually represents Brock Lesnar’s legal interests? I mean, WWE employs herds of lawyers that go over every contract they agree to. I’m pretty sure they’re not going to give Brock the right to just turn his back on them and pay him for the privilege as well. Sure, he can retire, but they’ve got something written in there to keep him from making bank as a wrestler or entertainer.
Doesn’t that make you the same “mark” that you accuse all fans of WWE for being? Doesn’t that make you as stupid as you continually call others? I mean, damn Madden, get your head out of your ass. You want views and traffic so you can get a paycheck, I understand that. What the hell do you think HHH and Lesnar and Heyman want? They want views and ratings, etc, to make a paycheck.
Yet, here you are pretending this shit is for real. If you wrote for a pro-wrestling magazine, and worked within the industry itself as a commentator, I would expect you realized by now that all of this shit you see on TV is there because they WANT IT THERE! It’s not real life dude.
Anyhow, Madden goes on to say this about Brock’s loss to John Cena:
WWE has blown it with Lesnar. His return should have been huge. But they had to get that loss to Cena on video. They had to turn Lesnar into just another fake wrestler.
Fake wrestler? HOLY GODDAMN JESUS ON A POGO STICK!!! All wrestlers at the pro level are FAKE. That’s the idea behind Pro Wrestling. It’s a SHOW. It’s SCRIPTED and it’s FAKE. Just like CSI, CSI: New York and CSI: Miami. It’s scripted for the audience. They actually have meetings and shit to discuss what’s going to happen.
Lesnar didn’t want to come back full time, and he hasn’t. Triple H wants to be in the spotlight every chance he gets, and at Summer Slam, he will face and lose, to Brock Lesnar. Who’s left to defeat the freak? John Goddamn Cena. It’s a work. It’s KAYFABE. Mark, you know these terms. I know you do. I know that because you use them to insult your readers that try to enjoy Pro Wrestling for what it is.
Mark Madden is a goddamn fool. If you listen to a word he says, you’re a goddamn fool too.