Colin Robinson’s Death is a Work

I often feel he need to explain some of the terminology I use here and on our sister sites WEREWOLVES.COM and DARKNESS.COM because, as I must remind myself from time to time, not everyone is keyed in to wrestling lingo. Just as with Carnie-speak, or Ciazarn, from which it originated, pro wrestling has its own language. The development of these languages occurred over time for the same reason, to allow insiders to communicate without any people not “in the know” realizing what they were talking about. A “work” in wrestling jargon means something that is a part of the kayfabe, or the fictional self-contained reality existing in the wrestling world. Wrestling is very physical, violent, even, performance art. Kayfabe is the storyline for that art. Got it? So let’s say a wrestler is injured in a match, in kayfabe, receiving a broken arm. Now the athlete’s arm is not really broken, but within kayfabe, it is. So that wrestler starts to make public appearances wearing a cast on his arm (even though his arm is fine). The wearing of the cast is a “work”.

Mark Proksch, who portrays Colin Robinson on WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and whose character was killed off in last week’s episode, was not present at the recent New York Comic Con. All the other cast members were there, as were several key crew members. Is this an indicator that Proksch has already left the production? Maybe. But I doubt it. It could also be just a coincidence, but I think it is part of a masterful work. Colin will be back in some form, one probably even funnier than the one with which we are familiar.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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