Pro Wrestling during this pandemic has missed so many opportunities to capture lost audiences and bring in new ones. Instead, COVID - like it has so many other things - has revealed glaring cracks and truths mainly about WWE and how uncool it has become. In this episode, I rant a bit on WWE's lack of emotional connection, desperation, and the absolute mirror for it all that "Raw Underground" is for the company. And oh yeah, I reveal my favorite wrestler of so far this year - yes, it's definitely a very 2020 kind of pick!
I said back in July when Kevin Durant rocked the NBA world with his trade request, that he "showed us who he was". It wasn't a negative comment, but one that encompasses his entire career being a product of our current sport climate - success and focus on legacy. We emphasize the value of a career on rings, and thus, Durant has too. Why wouldn't he?! Upon waking up and realizing that Durant will don the purple and orange for the Phoenix Suns in what is clearly now a team to watch come the NBA Playoffs, I find myself further pondering if Kevin Durant is the prime result of what we - yes, us! - have done to the modern athlete. Today, Durant is one of the greatest basketball players I've ever seen. EVER. The dude is rare. He's a seven-foot magician which makes defending him even more difficult based on how damn efficient he is on the basketball court. It's downright poetic and beautiful to watch Durant play. And yes, I'm romanticizing his game. I belie