Talkin’ Smack Tuesday: Hard Times and a Carny Succubus

Because the Real World is Faker than Pro Wrestling

They call this promo one of the greatest of all time, and it’s not hard to see why. Dusty Rhodes had a way of captivating audiences with his words, and when Dusty Rhodes, the all-American son of a plumber squared off against that rich, yuppie scum Ric Flair at Starccade ’85, he promised not just to win back the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship, but to do so for everyone who had been beaten down by 1980s Reaganomics bullshit. Dusty resonated with the common man like no one else, 280 pounds of blue eyed soul speaking words that still resonate today.

In 2019, there might not be a man cutting better promos than Dusty’s son, Cody Rhodes. After years of being misused in the WWE system as a “good hand”, Cody left the company and blazed a trail that saw him become a World Champion in Ring of Honor and start the first company to challenge Vince McMahon’s monopoly over professional wrestling, All Elite Wrestling. After pro wrestling legend Chris Jericho referred to him and his generation as “entitled millennial bitch”, Cody managed to stir up some of that same feeling to cut what may be one of the best modern day promos ever.

In these hard times blues, it can be comforting to hear guys talk some straight up truth.

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