Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of “Commentaries”. Today, I’m gonna go in a different direction here. Well, not really. This is the first time I’ve ranted about wrestling here in Commentaries. But, it’s a topic that I only recently thought about. As in, I’ve only just thought about it when watching the matches for this past edition of “Let’s Go To the Matches”.
Now, this primarily applies only to independent wrestlers, though, there are those very rare occasions where a WWE-contracted performer is in this situation. I’m talking about character conflict. For example, on Monday, I posted a match from 2002 (thanks to the Ring of Honor YouTube page), in which Low Ki was taking on Samoa Joe in a Fight Without Honor. The match itself is good, and if you haven’t already watched it, you should go back and watch it on the latest “Let’s Go To the Matches” post (shameless self-plug). Anyway, it’s what the commentators are saying that has my curiosity. In Ring of Honor, Low Ki was feuding with The Prophecy, which was lead by Christopher Daniels. MEANWHILE, in TNA, there was a faction that was formed during the early times, called Triple X. Formed out of the Sports Entertainment Xtreme faction, Triple X consisted of…Christopher Daniels, Low Ki and Elix Skipper. So, how did this work out? We’ve got faction members in one company, and bitter rivals in another company. Well, part of me thinks that this works out because, at least back in 2002, while TNA was the bigger deal back then with their once a week PPVs, ROH was releasing their product on VHS/DVD, and therefore, didn’t have that widespread coverage that someone like TNA had. Therefore, it was easier to have guys that were friends in one place end up being bitter rivals in another.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for this edition of Commentaries. Can you think of another scenario like this? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I am, obediently yours.