Pre-Slammiversary Revelation (June 28, 2015)

Kind of had a marketing/branding revelation earlier. Follow me…

It truly doesn’t matter what TNA does, they won’t be able to legitimately excite us or right this wrong. There’s literally no one or nothing in TNA that we care about enough for them to do anything right, wrong, or indifferent to them to move the needle of our interest positively (build the ratings).

It would take something the level of Hulk Hogan coming out and turning heel and forming the nWo, thus causing a seismic shift in the fundamental core of understanding of pro-wrestling lure for us to feel like, “I know it’s TNA, but MAN I gotta watch this unfold…”

The problem is – we don’t care. There’s no one we care about in TNA, no one we have been able to invest in (TNA or otherwise established), in order for any of their actions or others actions against them, to cause us to have our jaws drop and feel like we HAVE to tune in to follow the angle as it unfolds.

See, TNA doesn’t have a storytelling problem (yes, they do.) What TNA has is a branding issue. TNA hasn’t gone to the core of the company and found a reason for us to care… at a fundamental level… on an emotional level. TNA hasn’t established a “pathos” connection – where we are emotionally appealed to and hooked, therefore establishing our loyalty regardless of poor decisions (i.e.: we’ll watch Raw every Monday regardless of how s****y a PPV on Sunday night might be).

TNA doesn’t have anyone able to create that connection, nor the ability to nurture it, nor the time to turn the ship around…THUS, TNA done y’all.

– THE Nic Johnson

Please Stand By …

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Greetings L.E.W.D. fellows and gentlewomen!

If you’ve tried to visit this site in the past two weeks, you may have noticed some “technical difficulties” in accessing the rants and ravings of the web’s most notorious crew of pro wrestling miscreants. If tried to visit the site prior to that, you may have also noticed a dearth of new posts from our featured writers and particularly an absence of the contributions from our most prolific and consistent analyst, THE Brother Corbin Macklin.

The reality of it is that we here in the L.E.W.D.  have experienced some shifts and changes that are, in all honesty, very similar to some of the things plaguing some pro wrestling organizations today. Continue reading Please Stand By …

For the Record … (June 28, 2015)

Two different men (Bram and James Storm) threatened Magnus’ fiancee, Mickie James. Both times, Magnus’ response has been far less than what you’d expect from a man attempting to protect the mother of his child and his future wife. Even funnier is when he attempted to do so (when Storm was on the “attack”), the fans booed him …

This makes tonight’s unsanctioned (yet strongly advertised, promoted and allowed to happen) match at #Slammiversary interesting to me. Who will win the epic, sure-to-be violent boondoggle between the creepy country corn fed maniac that kidnaps/brainwashes people … or the wuss?

Things Aren’t Always What They S’E’em!

 

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Photo © 2015 WWE, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Anyone that has known me over the last decade that has asked what is my issue with the McMahon’$ and the ‘E,’ my reply will be something along the lines of, “they are all about making moments instead of just letting them happen!” Continue reading Things Aren’t Always What They S’E’em!

L.E.W.Dicrous Palaver (formerly the Second L.E.W.D. Council Live Meeting)–3/21/15

Three weeks.  We’ve been at it for three weeks now and we’re showing no signs of stopping.  On 3/21/15 myself and the incomparable Mr. Gammon spoke on the Road to Wrestlemania, TNA, my failed attempts at a-courtin’ Sasha Banks (an ongoing process, I assure you) and the latest exploits of John Morrison.  Give it a view!

Adrian, stop calling us.  We’re ignoring you.

Second Second L.E.W.D. Council Live Broadcast

Welcome one and all to the second Second L.E.W.D. Council Live Broadcast!  On Pi Day 2015, at approximately 9:00 PM EST Mr. Morris and I went on for an hour and some change about the WWE, TNA and a few things that may or may not be related.  Halle Berry is not related, I admit, but since when do you need a reason to talk about Halle Berry? 

Never, that’s when!  Enjoy the show!

Leave your comments here or on the Youtube page.  We still love you all, all of you fans, all of you supporters, with all our hearts.

Outside of you, Adrian.

We still hate you.

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It's Still Real to Me, Dammit!

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