Let’s Talk About Breaks

Hello everybody in the WRC. Sovereign S.A.M. here and I have been away for a bit. That was due to working in Arizona and I didn’t have time to be around here like I hoped I would have been able to. I will say that I did try to watch wrestling while I was away but eventually, I found myself not trying to because I noticed something about myself. I noticed that I was starting to give myself a break from watching pro wrestling without realizing that I was doing that. It has been quite a while since I had taken any sort of break from watching wrestling and it did leave me feeling a bit better about the pro wrestling landscape as a whole. When I say break, I do mean I was not watching any product of wrestling. That means no WWE, AEW, Impact, NJPW or any other company. So, what I plan on doing in this edition of a Summation of SAM is talk a bit about my break and how it makes me feel now as a wrestling fan after said break.  


Let us start with the obvious and say that I did not plan on taking a break and it just ended up happening because I was too busy and tired from work to be able to watch pro wrestling on a consistent basis. I did do my best to keep up with the various companies by either checking out social media, clips on YouTube or the blogs written by my fellow writers here. So, while I was able to keep up with everything, I know there is no replacing watching the actual product. Keeping up with AEW and WWE and the other companies felt like a challenge at times but it was also quite refreshing because I was able to just relax and not worry about what the IWC would think about any of the companies on a given week with what they produced. I did miss watching but it was nice to be able to not hear the complaints the IWC has because we all know they have a plethora of them at any given time. 


I will also add that coming to terms with taking the break from wrestling was something that was not easy at first. You get so used to it being part of your routine and when it isn’t, it does take a bit to adjust to that. Don’t get me wrong, I still love wrestling but the break felt like something that was indeed needed. I say that because I came to the realization that the break ended up feeling the way I do after watching a season of either the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL or other things like that. They get an offseason and so do we from the product. We are able to come back to it with fresh eyes and we still love what we see. We also anticipate what new things we may witness and that is how I feel now. I have some idea what has been going on but this is the most blind I have flown into wrestling in quite some time. 


Now I am not saying fans need to take a break from wrestling but it is not a bad idea either. Sure, you may miss something, I know I have, but at the end of the day the break helps in preventing yourself from getting burnt out on the product. So, if you ever feel like watching wrestling, regardless of the company, is becoming a chore, take a break. It could be a week or two or could be a month or two. I know I cannot wait to jump right back in and watch pro wrestling again because I am so excited to see what the various wrestling companies are doing. I did not intend to take a break from pro wrestling but I think it ended up being a good thing because I am more eager to see what I am in for with the product than I have been in quite a while. I am Sovereign S.A.M. and this was my Summation.