Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.
As a reminder, only positive comments are allowed here. No negative comments, no troll comments, no back-handed compliments. None of that here. You have the rest of the site for that. Any comments that are not in the spirit of this feature will be flagged, deleted, and posters of said comments may be subjected to a ban.
Today’s subject: the Dramatic Dream Team Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship.
Thing I didn’t realize until this morning: the title was born 17 years ago today.
So remember that whole 24/7 gimmick with the WWF hardcore title? That’s basically the gimmick of this title. And DDT took it to levels that quite frankly are unimaginable.
Just look at its championship history which includes (and I’m being totally serious) a wrestling poster, a steel chair, a monkey, two stuffed dolls, three different ladders, an entire independent wrestling show audience, and a bus. And Joey Ryan (42 times as of this writing). And the belt itself.
It’s not a belt meant to be taken seriously, and that’s fine. This is one time a gimmick borrowed from elsewhere being stretched to its full ridiculous potential. And I love it. Maybe I’ll be DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion someday.
Your turn. Say something nice about the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship.
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