ERS ROOMWhite Sox: CF Adam Eaton was in the lineup after leaving Sundays game because of a bruised forearm. He went from q123's blog

The world of professional wrestling got its start in the 1800s, but the genesis of what we see today in the world of sports entertainment has its origins in the 1920s, when Ed Strangler Lewis, Toots Mondt and Billy Sandow got together to form the Gold Dust Trio. Bob Uecker Jersey Large .According to the book WWE Legends, this triumvirate developed what Mondt called the Slam Bang Western Wrestling style, moving beyond exhibitions in the ring that were presented like any other kind of fight and incorporating storylines into pro wrestling in a way that hadnt been done before.In essence, the Gold Dust Trio was the industrys first entity to become true masters of the psychological techniques of getting over with the crowd. They used those methods to generate the desired reactions from the audience and eventually utilized them to dominate the industry for nearly a decade.This opening edition of the Getting Over series aims to detail the psychological rules that the world of pro wrestling has developed in the nearly 100 years since the inception of the Gold Dust Trio; elements that remain the same, or similar, to how they were at the inception of the style, and things that have changed dramatically in the modern era.Before getting into the specifics of these rules, however, it helps to note the one rule that trumps all others.Rule No. 1: Drawing a paying audience is always the primary goal for any promotionThis is the prime directive of pro wrestling. Everything thats ever done in the wrestling business and everyone whos involved, from promoters to announcers to main eventers to the most inexperienced enhancement talent, is there to get an audience to spend money. That applies to anything that brings in a steady cashflow, including house shows, pay-per-views, network subscriptions and merchandise.This rule is so ingrained into the fabric of pro wrestling that WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon, one of the most venerated voices in history and for whom the most prominent backstage position was named, once said that if anyone was in this business for any reason other than to make money, he was a fool.Its as straightforward a rule as youll see on this list, and it trumps every other entry that will follow to such a degree that a subset is necessary.Rule No. 1A: Every rule can be broken if it leads to drawing a paying audience.One of the strengths of Rule No. 1 is that it allows all of the other rules that will follow to be modified whenever circumstances dictate. Its easy to say that should be a straightforward rule, but as well see in future columns and looking back on the past, applying the rules too rigidly can be counter-productive.For example, take?The New Day, a faction that went from being a struggling, overproduced heel tag team to the most popular faction in the WWE by Wrestlemania 32.?Less than a year ago, we had to damn near beg for a single item on shop. This Wrestlemania week, The New Day was #1 in Merch sales.- ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) April 18, 2016They did it by breaking past many of the stereotypical roles that preceded them in wrestling. They also broke the mold of how factions work.Before The New Day, a faction needed to have a leader. The early incarnations of The Four Horsemen had Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham and J.J. Dillon, who were six of the most accomplished workers of their generation. Yet, Blanchard himself said, the credibility that Flair being part of an organization, instead of always being the world champion and staying off by himself, elevated us and made us the elite gang of professional wrestling. Had the other members of The Four Horsemen not been associated with Flair, they would have been a strong faction in the NWA, but almost certainly wouldnt have reached the legendary status they now hold today.The same rule applied to D-Generation X. Road Dogg and Billy Gunn had one of the most memorable rings intros of all time, and Chyna was the Ninth Wonder of the World, but there is zero doubt that as?Triple H?and Shawn Michaels went, so went DX. Thats why Triple H and Michaels were able to very successfully reform the group a few years later. They were so integral to DX that they didnt?even need the others to get the faction over.Having a single leader simply isnt The New Days M.O. As the aforementioned article in The Undefeated noted,?Kofi Kingston,?Big E?and?Xavier Woods?are real-life best friends who view the group in?an?egalitarian way. They even adopted the classic Freebird rule that says if one of them wins a title, be it a tag-team title or individual title, that any of them are able to defend that title in a match. The group would not be the same without any one of them, but assigning an individual member of the group to the role of team leader just goes against what The New Day is all about. The crowd can sense the friendship between the three, and its part of why The New Days Power of Positivity message gets over and allows this team to break the faction leader rule.The rule-breaking exception even works when it comes to putting an undersized wrestler over as the main-event draw, and its not just a modern invention, as you might otherwise believe.One of the first instances of this occurred with an early 20th century superstar who might have been one of the greatest babyfaces of all time. Depending on which source you believe, Jim Londos was between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and weighed roughly 200 pounds. This was undersized for his era, but it didnt keep Londos from being booked to win programs against powerhouses such as Bronko Nagurski. Yes, that Bronko Nagurski, the former Chicago Bears great who loomed head and shoulders above most NFL players?and thus was one of the true giants of professional football. Having Londos beat Nagurski with an airplane spin might have strained credulity, but this duo pulled off that finish during a 1938 world title switch.Londos got that kind of push for one simple reason: He was able to sell tickets at an awe-inspiring pace. To get an idea of just how incredible a draw Londos was, consider this: Pro wrestling historian Matt Farmer, who is noted for his deep-dive research into wrestling attendance figures, has determined that in 1931, Londos drew an audience of 10,000 or more on 31 occasions, a single-year rate that far exceeded anything anyone had done before this. This was one of many incredible gate figures Londos had during his career, most of which occurred during the heights of The Great Depression.This type of thing has happened at various points in the world of wrestling, and the clearest modern examples, albeit to a different extent, involve?Daniel Bryan?and C.M. Punk. Theyre undersized?wrestlers who overcame initial organizational resistance to putting them over and eventually become true main-event stars and big-money assets.These examples, from the earliest days of professional wrestling through the modern era, show that if a wrestler can draw a paying audience, eventually any and all of the rules of the business can be bent or fully ignored in the effort to give that audience what it wants. As we flesh out this list of rules in the future, youll see just how much precedent and conventional thinking each man overcame to reach that point. Custom Deion Sanders Jersey . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Huascar Ynoa Jersey . 10 Texas A&Ms offence dominated as usual against SMU. .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. DETROIT -- James Shields finished an awful August on a slightly better note.Then the game slipped away from the Chicago bullpen.Jarrod Saltalamacchias two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Monday night. Shields allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, but Chicago couldnt hold a one-run lead for him.Its tough, because James did a really nice job, manager Robin Ventura said. He was bobbing and weaving against a lot of traffic, but he kept making huge pitches when he needed them.Detroit trailed 3-2 after a solo homer in the seventh by Chicagos Tyler Saladino, but Saltalamacchias towering drive off Nate Jones (5-3) put the Tigers ahead.Justin Upton also went deep for the Tigers, who pulled within a game of Baltimore for the American Leagues second wild card.Justin Wilson (4-4) got the win in relief, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his 37th save in 40 chances.Saladino drove in all three Chicago runs.Shields was 0-4 with a 13.95 ERA in five August starts coming into Mondays game, but the Tigers didnt do much against him. Miguel Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly in the third, but Saladinos two-run single put the White Sox ahead the following inning.The first couple innings I was a little erratic, but I thought I settled down and was able to pound the strike zone, Shields said. Ive really done that in my last few starts, but tonight I think I had more luck.Upton tied it in the sixth with a solo home run. Saladino led off the seventh with his eighth homer of the season.Chicago used three relievers to get through the seventh, and Jones came on in the eighth. He walked Martinez and Saltalamacchia went deep one out later.You just have to tip your hat because Nate has been as consistent as anyone out there, Ventura said. Saltys gotten us a few times before. Alejandro Pena Jersey. Saltalamacchias drive was so high in the air, it was fair to doubt whether it had the right trajectory to clear the wall in right-center field.I saw the outfielders kind of meeting right at that little Bermuda Triangle out there, so I got a little scared, Saltalamacchia said. When I didnt see them catch it, I was definitely happy.Detroit starter Matt Boyd allowed two runs and seven hits in four-plus innings.MILESTONESRodriguez earned his 423rd save, moving one ahead of Billy Wagner for fifth on the career list. Cabreras third-inning RBI gave him 1,003 with the Tigers, tying Alan Trammell for 10th in team history.STREAKChicagos Jose Abreu had a single and a double and has reached base in 25 consecutive games.ROTATIONTigers manager Brad Ausmus said before the game rookie RHP Michael Fulmer would likely start Saturday at Kansas City. That would give Fulmer six days rest between starts as Detroit tries to manage his workload.TRAINERS ROOMWhite Sox: CF Adam Eaton was in the lineup after leaving Sundays game because of a bruised forearm. He went 0 for 4 with a walk.Tigers: RHP Mike Pelfrey (lower back strain) allowed a run and three hits in three innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo at Indianapolis. He struck out two. ... CF Cameron Maybin left in the fifth with a bruised left thumb.UP NEXTWhite Sox: RHP Anthony Ranaudo (1-1) starts Tuesday night against the Tigers. He allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings in his most recent start, Thursday against Seattle.Tigers: LHP Daniel Norris (2-2) takes the mound. He allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings Thursday at Minnesota.---Follow Noah Trister at ' ' ' 

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