Guess what. There is no such thing as a coincidence. Not around here. The fact that John and I have been able to log in, while you were not. The fact that the beleaguered Mike Bessler had the antidote to the site’s “database” errors. The fact that some of the errors on the site were not unlike those perpetrated during your feud with Harry Barnett last year. Coincidences? No. Not even close.
You see, we all really enjoy contributing to this site. There are many talented writers, podcasters – heck, even commenters – who make this site what it is. Or, rather, we all try to do that. Young John and I have been spending a lot of time lately conversing with Harry and Mike about some of our concerns regarding this site. Chiefly among them: that TBH.com has become little more than a vanity project for THE Brady Hicks.
And sure, you’re the guy who pays the bills. You’re the one who started it all. And, let’s not kid ourselves – you’re one of the most respected wrestling journalists out there. Still, it needs to be acknowledged that this site would not be what it is today without the many contributors who provide the so-called “supporting” content for you. It’s time that everyone’s achievements be recognized.
We get it, Brady. It’s your site. You get top billing. We can’t post a story on here without the latest IN THE ROOM being plugged with those incessant banner ads. Fine. But, being that the show is advertised on each of our posts, where are our return plugs? Where, too, is the chance for every one of us to contribute to the site’s flagship podcast?
Brady, if you want your site to stay the way it is, you are going to need to agree to a few things. We don’t mean for this to seem like a threat because, Brady, you are our friend. We are only doing this for your own good, and for the continued good of this site. Even without further technical “issues,” it’d only be a matter of time before the current structure would crumble. With that said, here are our conditions:
I. Mike Bessler, Chauncey Fentura, Harry Barnett, and Nathan Gonzalez are all guaranteed posting access, and their shows will air as they are submitted, completely unedited and uncensored.
II. Beginning the week leading up to WrestleMania, IN THE ROOM will feature myself, DJ, and you at least once a month for the go-home episode to the next WWE pay-per-view. I left the show due to my own selfish schedule, but now you’ve got your good buddy, DJ, on thin ice. Doing a live, 90 minute + show each week is exhausting, and you know that. You can have the rest of your shows to talk ad-nauseum about whatever you like, and let the voices of any number of the up-and-coming cast members who have done such a great job continue to be heard. Let us have this special show each month.
III.A general culture of respect for the various viewpoints on this site. More cross-promotions. More show-to-show crossovers. More unity at TBH.com.
And that’s it. Brady, if you will sign off on these conditions, there will be no further issues. If you don’t, don’t worry about your ability to post. There won’t be any further technical issues on this site. However, the casts of Bowling Shoe Handsome, Mat Minutae, and What’s Wrong With Wrestling will leave TBH.com. Forever.
Let us know what you decide. You have until ITR airs next week.