Ladies and gentlemen, here is the official poll survey for this year’s Barbwire Blog Awards. Winner of the Independent Tag Team of the Year competition is declared the winner. Voting ends at 9:00 p.m. EST on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017. So vote now, every vote counts!
It’s official. Donald Trump is now elected President of the United States. Now is the time to reorganize the Democratic party and focus on not just the midterms, but also the 2020 election. This is by far the most embarrassing night for Democrats looking to get a majority in the the Senate only to have Republicans continue to control it, along with the House of Representatives. Democrats need to reorganize, get their acts together and look forward to 2020 and pick someone who can be the difference-maker for the next decade. And in the pro wrestling world, the reactions are priceless.
LuFisto sums up the disappointment of America under Trump’s rule:
Might as well tell me that I don’t matter, that I’m only a baby maker and that I have no rights. Heartbroken. #50yearsback
— LuFisto (@LuFisto) November 9, 2016
Legendary manager and booker Jim Cornette gave his reaction to the results in a series of tweets:
America, half of you got EXACTLY what you deserve, the other half of us will be going down with you. I apologize to the rest of the world.
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) November 9, 2016
If, like I am, you’re ashamed to be an American today, but you didn’t vote–just remember you could’ve helped the whole world and you didn’t
— Jim Cornette (@TheJimCornette) November 9, 2016
In regards to the media coverage, Bubba Ray Dudley gave his two cents on the issue:
Many people asking…
“How did the media get it so wrong?”
Because they have been lying to you every step of the way.
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) November 9, 2016
Jim Ross, legendary broadcaster, offered his take on the Supreme Court vacancy:
We’re all smart enough to realize that whoever wins the presidency that our national embarrassment will continue in the court system. 😡👀
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) November 8, 2016
SmackDown color commentator JBL had a few words about the election:
Hey America, either candidate was going to be controversial. I voted for Bloomberg-but, can we all get along now and quit the name calling?
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 9, 2016
With the elections out of the way, RAW General Manager Mick Foley was upset about the results, but was totally optimistic about one holiday in particular:
Sure, I’m heartbroken over the US election, and fear for the future of Mankind. BUT…. pic.twitter.com/31ehlKojl1
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) November 9, 2016
And Matt Hardy offered words of wisdom for the incoming President:
You now have an obligation to all Americans, no matter their race, gender or SO, to be a better man. Make it happen.
— #BROKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 9, 2016
March 28, 2012. That was the date that The Barbwire Blog brand was born. And in three different platforms in a span of four years, it was always about building the platform to accommodate the wrestling fans. With over 230 likes on Facebook and over 1,500 followers on Twitter which features a who’s who of wrestlers, promotions, podcasters, fans and many more I say it’s growing by the day.
And since 2012, the Barbwire Blog Hall of Fame has become a staple of what the site has done; Honoring the past when most places don’t. The biggest criteria of being inducted is that inductees must have at 10 years of experience and so far, every inductee has met that criteria. Beginning in 2016, no more than twelve names will be considered per year, and the number of inductees for the year is totally up to the fans. If a subject doesn’t qualify for induction, he or she will remain off the consideration list for twelve months. If a subject receives 70% or higher, he or she will be inducted. And while that has been successful, there will be editor inductions as well, I’m extremely proud of this endeavor.
But now with the call of going back to the WordPress format, it seems like I had given up my full-fledged independence to a corrupt corporation that supports authoritarian regimes and censors people at a whim. Facebook to some is a ghetto. This unique site with its own point of view will likely fade into the abyss of Facebook pages and may even be purged or censored if it displeases a few people. Now it makes its return to this specific platform, just in time for this year’s awards. And with a podcast that well be released either later this year or earlier next year, this brand will be bigger and better than it was before.
The Barbwire Blog is back to WordPress and freedom.
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In the past two years, The Barbwire Blog has been a WordPress site that targets the average wrestling fan with columns, interviews and of course the Indy Power Rankings polls. But now that fully changes as starting tomorrow, The Barbwire Blog will be exclusive to Facebook to attract lots of wrestling fans from here on out. The opportunity to build the brand couldn’t happen at a better time, and now this opportunity will be more fruitful than ever.
The WordPress format will still be there as an archive to past articles, but with a Facebook presence, this brand will hit the ground running.
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Ladies and gentlemen, here is the official Indy Power Rankings poll survey for the week ending May 9, 2016. Winner of the online voting competition is “People’s Champ” for the week AND helps his/her overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!
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