Friday, August 13, 2010
Angle #6: Mine!
In this story, which plays in the background of a lot of my wrestling fantasies, Wrestler A keeps interfering in Wrestler B's matches on the pretext that A and only A has the right to take B down. Call it a love story, if you like. Love-hate. Wrestler A wants nobody to touch his man but him. He's the only one who has the right to beat the living shit out of Wrestler B--and he's going to fight and beat anyone who stands between him and his prey. Of course, this scenario implies that there's an established grudge between A and B--what that might be should remain, I think, rather uncertain, some dark, never defined event from the two wrestlers' past. This lets the fans fill in the blank however they like, and I think you can probably guess that it's a blank I personally would fill with something having to do with a late-night indiscretion when the two of them were too tipsy for words, about which neither one claims to have any recollection.