5 Minute Warning XX

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Welcome to the 20th edition of Minute Warnings, where I write anything with or without errors under time pressure.

In this case, I wrote this under 5 minutes.


So, what happened today?

I had a hard time sleeping this morning. That recurring dream about being ignored and someone I’m fond of has been eating me up day and night. It bothers me so much that I woke up way too early for WWE’s WrestleMania pre-show.

I’m not complaining about being on time for something I like. But it’s like I’m also pre-occupying my mind from the nightmare by watching good ol ‘rasslin. I mean, come on. What should I really be doing? Should I just enjoy humans grappling one another or get rid of the goddamned dream?

Anyway, WrestleMania was really enjoyable. It had 16 matches on the card, which is so long… but the good thing is that a lot of wrestlers I picked on the first Fast Forecast won! Kofi Kingston became the first black WWE Champion with no asterisks, Seth Rollins became the Beast Slayer when he pinned Brock Lesnar 1-2-3 for the Universal Championship, and Becky Lynch became a double Women’s champion in the first-ever women’s main event of the spectacle. That is amazing. Just amazing.

What the fuck am I doing? I’m on my medication while writing this one. I hope I don’t have any errors here or something. Blah, blah, oh well, whatever nevermind. Ω

Fast Forecast I: WWE WrestleMania 35

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One of my weaknesses when it comes to writing is make a decent pro wrestling review or prediction post. I needed to make sure that every information and every graphic is on the piece, and it can take a day to do so. But because of my day job, and then my mental health issues became worse, I really can’t make time for writing about a lot of things, let alone writing ‘rasslin.

Writin’ ‘Rasslin. Sounds like a blog segment I can do. Dibs!

But since getting confined at the hospital for two weeks, I have been writing a lot of poems and becoming more comfortable writing lengthier pieces. And then I thought, “maybe I should take another shot at predicting the match results of WrestleMania 35?” I mean it is going to happen tomorrow April 7. (That’s Sunday night in the US, and that’s April 8, Monday morning in the Philippines.)

And then I reviewed the match card, and it has 16 matches. SIXTEEN goddamned matches. Are you kidding me? I have little time to run down every buildup for every match and then have the match graphics edited within the day. It’s just impossible! (sighs)

With that in mind, let me introduce my countermeasure on such scenario: a new segment called Fast Forecast, where I list down all the matches on a Pay-Per-View event on a table format, and then highlight my predicted winner in crimson red. Sounds good? I think so. (I should have done this a long time ago though.)

Now. Here. We. Go!

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Notes

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Topic/Disclaimer: This is my first attempt at writing a senryu4, and it briefly describes what I think will happen at WrestleMania 35’s WWE Championship match (one of the best veteran wrestlers in the world The New Daniel Bryan versus The New Day member and multiple-time WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston.) 

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