Brady Hicks and the gang talk WWE WrestleMania from Phoenix, and Shawn Michaels’ retirement!
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As a wrestling fan, I wish that nobody had to get older. I would love nothing more than to see some of my favorite stars of the 1980’s and 1990’s hang onto their primes and compete with some of the top stars today. The problem is I know this is just a fantasy. So few are blessed with the sort of career longevity that lets them compete well into their 60’s, 70’s, or beyond. And even if they do, it’s just not realistic to expect a level of performance close to what they could once offer. In the real world, people get older. Every day, the bodies of ORDINARY men and women – people with lives no more grueling than our own – break down around us. It’s just what time does.
Raw was awesome. OK maybe not the entirety of the show, the opening was atrocious, but Christian and Edge together, HBK making an explosive entrance and getting involved in what was the best confrontation of the night up until… The Rock. I’m not even sure what can be said about The Rock except that he made everyone including Edge/Christian, HBK, Hunter, and The Undertaker look like undercard players and he made Cena and The Miz (or however you spell his name) look like amateurs. From the moment he hit the walkway, he had the arena in the palm of his hand. Check that, he had the arena and me (and plenty of people I follow on Twitter) in the palm of his hand. After watching that last night I am really excited about Sunday night.
If I did have a complaint about it though, the actual wrestling was minimal (maybe 15 minutes out of 135) and the stuff not involving the “old” superstars was kind of meh… I actually dozed off during the Big Show and his happy band of ethnicities. But I can say this, if The Rock is going to be around more than just Wrestlemania and next night, I may very well be back on board.
Some food for thought from my friend–and Wrestling-Online Newsletter editor–Colin Vasallo. I can remember a few yeas ago when Shawn suggested Bret could one day induct him, and everybody laughed. It’s funny how things can change over time.
Appearing on the LAW audio show, WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart said that if he is asked to induct Shawn Michaels into the
Hall of Fame this year he would have no problem at all. “The truth is Shawn was a great wrestler and I had a lot of great matches with him. I’m proud of some of the great memories I had with Shawn and I would be happy to induct him into the Hall of Fame if they asked me to,” the former WWE champion said. Hart buried the hatchet with Michaels last year during a powerful segment on the first Monday Night RAW of 2010, Bret’s first WWE television appearance since November 1997.