Serious Question #2: Are you ready to play this with me?
(via 4 Life)
I’m not sure if there was some non-wrestling related New World Order movement in the news lately as I was largely unaware until Curt sent me this script that there was such a thing as a “non-wrestling related New World Order”, but if there is, uh, I guess we are very topical.
There was a short time period when we were younger that Curt was into wrestling, but it has been a lifelong enthusiastic interest for me that continues to this day. In fact, I’m wearing the CM Punk t-shirt my lady got me for my birthday right now.
Having grown up without a dad around, it’s not too difficult to see why super-strong guys who were fighting for good and were around at least once a week would be appealing to a kid who already looked up to Superman as a male role model more than anyone else.
With this, I think we’ve now done comics about almost all of my favorite things, so I’m going to consider this strip a late birthday present from Curt.
Last night, battle lines were clearly drawn in the WWE. It may not have looked like it, but we’ve now got three guys on the inside, and three on the outside.
In true wrestling logic form, the bad guys are all railing against a common cause, and have shed their differences in order to attain a larger goal. The heroes, in contrast, don’t like one another, and will come to serious blows over selfish desires. These are the kinds of lessons WWE teaches us, if we care to hear them.
Punk, Cena, and HHH are our white knights, but none of them like one another.
Miz, Truth, and Nash are our villains, newly portrayed as outside invaders.
On the podcast a few weeks ago, I discussed with David Buckler how much more I enjoyed wrestling when presented with a little bit of crisis. Positioning several men to lurk on the outside, ready to cause havoc in a world where they have nothing to lose is a pretty good start.