Ring the Bell!
A Newsletter about Wrestling Storytelling
Once, when Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn were kind-of-friends and kind-of-feuding, Kevin informed Sami at the end of a show one night that he wanted to say “just three little words” to him.
“What,” Sami said sardonically, “I love you?”
“Close,” said Kevin: “Ring the bell!”
The bell rang and Kevin stunnered Sami and pinned him, and when Sami staggered to his feet to complain, Kevin added “But I do love you.” (then stunnered him again).
So this newsletter is named for the three little words that are so close to love in wrestling. I have no plans to monetize, so posts should always be free to access! Sign up to get occasional analysis of the narrative of professional wrestling: the characters, the storylines, and the weird wonderfulness of the interactive live experience.