The Best Promo in Years
One of the problems with wrestling today is that promos lack the emotion and energy that went hand in hand with the promos of yesteryear. It didn't matter if it was emphasizing a specific word or just showing feeling to indirectly build fans interest through talking them into the arena. The main difference is that when the idea of a script came to the forefront instead of talent fending for themselves and could really believe in the promo as they were talking for themselves.
The last couple of weeks Cody has promised a career altering announcement and has been interrupted by Chris Jericho. This week he promised that he would get to it without being interrupted and looking back he did exactly that this week. Cody delivered one of the best promos in recent years to the point watching him speak at points gave me goosebumps. The amount of raw emotion that Cody had in his promo put on display exactly what is missing in wrestling today, because there is no emotion, nobody tries to stick out anymore they all just are the same and don't raise the intensity. Cody put his heart on his shoulder, and showed the passion that he has for this business that other people are missing what wrestling use to be.
Overall all it use to take was Austin Idol, Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, or a number of other talent talking about their upcoming match and it would make fans want to attend the event. Nowadays wrestling has drifted so far away from where it use to be that promos like this make think why can't do this more. They can it's just that the emotion, the passion, the feeling has been gone for so long that fans aren't asking for it to come back when we should. Logic, Passion, Emotion are all traits that make it easier for us to invest in what we are watching. I'm investing in All Elite Wrestling especially if things like this keep happening.
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