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…and I have since I’ve been 12 years old.  Admittedly, it was not the physical act of trying to pin another guy or make him submit that pulled me in, but PERSONALITY.  I channel surfed through WWF Superstars and WWF Wrestling Challenge, stopping on the show a bit longer every week, and when I heard Hulk Hogan was going to be on the following week I was sold.  Wrestling fan for life just based on the interviews and charisma that Hogan put forward.  And my FAVORITE wrestler growing up?  Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.

Now, Brutus wasn’t a very good wrestler.  It’s important to know that.  He was not very good at performing wrestling holds.  What he WAS good at doing, however, was putting his opponent to sleep and cutting their hair.

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I thought that shit was  H – I – L – A – R – I – O – U – S !!

And then I grew up.  As time went on I began to appreciate the actual art of what they do.  Exit Hogan, Brutus and the Ultimate Warrior – Enter Bret Hart, Curt Hennig, Davey Boy Smith and Shawn Michaels.  These guys would force me to suspend disbelief for 20 minutes, 30 minutes, Hell an hour at a time with the intensity and complexity of their moveset. Let’s face it… watching The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan in a match against each other… we were never asked to suspend our disbelief.  It was, “watch these big muscley guys punch and clothesline each other with big exaggerated movements for a while.”

Cut to modern day wrestling.  The World Wrestling Federation was sued by the World Wildlife Fund for rights to the initials WWF.  The WWF won (panda version).  So the World Wrestling Federation becomes World Wrestling Entertainment.  From WWF to WWE.  I’m fine with that.  In the last few years or so, the backstage folks would joke how Vince McMahon is trying to get rid of the word “Wrestling” altogether.  As it turns out… they weren’t really joking.  They don’t even want to be called World Wrestling Entertainment anymore.  They request…forcefully… to be referred to as WWE.

I understand that WWE has been expanding.  WWE Films puts out a couple films a year.  WWE is looking to start up a cable channel which would obviously have non-trying-to-pin-a-guy’s-shoulder-to-the-mat content.  That’s fine.  We fans have been trained that these men and women are not merely wrestlers, but SUPERSTARS!  You know what?  I’m even fine with that.

So there’s a show about young folks training to become wrestlers.  It is called “Tough Enough” and I like it a LOT!  Bret Hart came in this past Monday to talk to the kids.  The trainees are rightly in awe of this Legend of the Squared Circle.

At 1:48 into the video below, Bret mentions:

“I take a lot of pride in being a serious professional wrestler”

Now the kicker is… WWE fucking CENSORED the word “wrestler”.  I am not fine with that.

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My jaw dropped.

First of all, there’s the terrible irony of a legend in this business telling us how PROUD he was to be a wrestler, only to have the show he is on be ashamed that he is referring to himself as such.  But second, who in their right mind censored it?  Who thought, “Did Bret Hart just call himself a WRESTLER?  No.  No, we can’t have that.”

Because somebody did.  And sadly, I think his name rhymes with Shmince ShmcMahon.

It’s just fucking ridiculous.

And FYI, I would rather watch CM Punk wrestle Daniel Bryan for an hour than listen to five seconds of John Cena making a “poopy” joke about his opponent of the month.

I Don’t Doubt El Dandy,

Kev

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It’s Monday, January 4th, 2010.  Total Nonstop Action (TNA) wrestling has a special Monday night showing where they premiere their new figurehead boss: Hulk Hogan.  They are promising BIG surprises.  On the other side (MY side) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) brings out the legendary Bret “The Hitman” Hart for the first time live on RAW in over 12 years.  Here are my thoughts as I watched them (TNA was three hours and RAW was two.  as a result I watched the first hour of TNA then watched RAW in its entirety, then went back to TNA.  I won’t split the shows up in review).

Raw stars out with a kick-ass video with highlights of Bret’s WWF career followed by the Montreal screwjob and Shawn Michaels urging Vince to allow Bret to host…and HERE COMES BRET!

Hell… he walks out and stops at the top of the stage and I instantly tear up.  Amazing.  They tinkered with his entrance music. I’m sure Vince called it “updating”.  I call it “bullshit”.

Bret: “Well I guess Hell’s frozen over.”  His hair’s a bit thinner and grayer and his voice is a bit like gravel but man… it’s him.  Bret says that he tried several times over the past twelve years to come back but Vince said that the timing wasn’t right.  That’s funny because pretty much everybody knows it was Bret who wasn’t ready to come back.

Nice “Welcome back” chant.

HOLY FUCK.  Bret’s callling out Shawn.  Small tension but it slowly turns into a lovefest.  They shake hands and there’s a great tease for the superkick from Shawn, but they hug.  Shawn’s music plays as he leaves?  Bret now calls out Vince!  Vince is too cowardly to accept however, and we get a plug for Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston and DX vs. Jericho and the Big Show.

After commercial we see Vince about to enter his office.  He was “in a meeting” which is why he didn’t answer Bret’s call, but Vince says that HE will call out Bret later on the show (on his terms).

First match of the show is part of a tournament to determine a new women’s champion.  It’s one of the Bella Twins vs. Maryse.  Maryse wins in a mercifully short match.  I’m ready for more Bret, please.

The Miz comes out in street clothes with the United States championship.  He’s AWESOME!  Miz gives some weird and creepy smack talk to Maryse who…seems to like it?  Miz is on commentary for a four-way match to determine the number one contender to his championship.  MVP vs. Jack Swagger vs… I’ll find out after the commercial?

OK, there’s also Carlito and Mark Henry.  I would really like Carlito to win but we’ll see what happens.  Man, these guys are not working well together.  Some really bad spots.  MVP wins after the Playmaker.  I’m ready for more Bret, please.

Jericho and Big Show backstage!  If they don’t win the championship Jericho is off RAW “for good”.

Jericho:  I’m not leaving Raw.

Big Show: I don’t want you to go!

Jericho is going to meet with Bret!  Cut to commercial.  Fozzy (featuring Chris Jericho!) have the official song for the Royal Rumble!

Jericho is trying to get Bret to be the special referee for the tag title match.  Ha!  Jericho says he can put Shawn Michaels in the Walls of Jericho and Bret can “let instinct take over” (and call for the bell ala Montreal).  Bret wants nothing to do with it.  He calls Chris a hypocrite, makes fun of how he whined and cried while training at the Hart dungeon and sends him off.

Cut to Triple H and Hornswaggle (the DX mascot).  Trips is telling Hornswaggle that he can play with all the WWE toys he wants as long as Shawn and Trips beat Jericho and Show tonight.  ENTER Santino in a Chris Jericho wig.  Santino FUCKING HILARIOUSLY spouts out some incorrect catchphrases of Jericho’s.  Trips sicks Hornswaggle on Santino like a dog.  Santino:  “Good luck at the sucking it”.  cut to commercial.

DX enters for the title match.  I REALLY want Jericho and Show to win.  It’s funny to see Hornswaggle do the X-Pac DX crotch chop when X-Pac himself is on the other show tonight.  So, will the Hart Dynasty come in and cost DX the titles?  Show reverses a double suplex attempt, nice.  Friggin’ commercial again?

Whoa… sure, it’s “The Tooth Fairy”, but The Rock is in a movie with Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal?  Good for him!  Here’s hoping HE guest hosts sometime soon!

Jericho pulling out the Hogan hand to ear?  Hot tag to Shawn who goes to work on Show.  Flying forearm doesn’t drop Show!  Another with no luck!  Dropkick to the knee does the trick.  Jeez, huge chokeslam by Show onto Shawn but no pinfall.  DARNED near close fall on Trips by Jericho.  Codebreaker!  But Jericho doesn’t cover right away and Shawn interrupts the pin  Jericho boots Hornswaggle!  Jericho has Trips in the Walls of Jericho but Shawn superkicks him.  Jericho is pinned and is gone from RAW.  That sucks.

Here comes Big Show as Jericho is laid out.  Trips and Shawn throw in some verbal assaults Chris’s way.  Show just walks away from his partner!  Jericho is dazed in the ring.  Jericho takes the walk of shame up the ramp. 

Randy Orton is at Vince’s door.  He offers a deal:  Randy kicks Bret in the head and puts him out of action.  As a reward Vince puts him in the Royal Rumble at number 30.  Vince won’t forget about when Orton attacked him and his family.  He denies the request and firmly warns Randy to never confront him again.  Pretty good – nice and intense…and realistic.  Orton is pissed off.  He walks down the hallway and is confronted by his stablemates.  They give him the same ultimatum he gave them last week: If you can’t beat your opponent tonight we’re kicking you out of Legacy and also kicking the hell out of you.  Nice!  Good to see them standing up to him.  After commercial and –

Here comes Sheamus!  He’s the champ, dontcha’ know?  Evan Bourne comes out to challenge for the title.  Sheamus says that if Evan beats him tonight he’ll give him a title shot at the Rumble.  And damn – it really looked like Evan had him after one minute… but he DIDN’T!  Crowd chants for Cena because they are fools.  Aww, Sheamus pins Bourne.

Very nice little tribute to Dr. Death Steve Williams who passed away in the last week.  Bret confronts Vince (or is it the other way around?) NEXT!  Aaaand the video package again, this time with extended Montreal footage and discussion.  Damn, I screwed up.  It wasn’t NEXT.  Kofi vs. Orton is next.  Of course Vince and Bret will finish the show (duh!).

Rhodes and Dibiase watching from ringside.  Orton is thrown to the outside but they don’t offer any help and ANOTHER DAMNED COMMERCIAL!

What is it about Cody Rhodes that looks so weird?  Is it his hair?  Kofi and Randy work really well together!  RKO finishes Kofi off.  Cody and Ted look disappointed.  Awesome. 

After commercial we learn that Mike Tyson will be hosting RAW next week from Minneapolis, Minnesota!  And Vince comes to the ring.  He wishes us a Happy New Year and says that there is no reason to call Bret out.  Bret and Shawn put the Montreal incident in the past so that means that he is finished with it as well.  Vince tries to change the subject to discuss Mike Tyson hosting next week but Bret comes out WITHOUT his crappy music.  Bret takes his jacket off… TINY gut.

Vince starts kissing Bret’s ass but also wants to get some things off his chest, like the idea that “You screwed You”.  Vince would like an apology.  The fans don’t seems to think that is appropriate.  Bret mentions that the two words Vince wants to hear are much different from the two words Bret wants to say.  Vince starts buttering Bret up which can only mean that the big hurt is going to finish it…   Vince wants to induct Bret’s dad, the legendary Stu Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame.  Vince thanks him for all Bret’s contributions and all the thrilling moments he’s given the WWE Universe.  Vince shakes Bret’s hand.Vince raises Bret’s hand.  They pose to each side of the ring.  Vince is totally going to clothesline Bret….  but he doesn’t.  Instead he kicks him in the gut!  Or was it the nards?  Couldn’t tell from this angle.  Vince leaves Bret recovering in the ring and the show ends with Bret looking at Vince in the aisle and he’s pretty disgusted.

NOW TO TNA IMPACT (this review will be shorter)

Nice video over the history of the company.  The new backstage announcer Bubba the Love Sponge interviews idiot fans outside the building.  They are knobs.

The first match is a steel asylum match with six X-Division (high flying) wrestlers.  It’s in a cage and the winner is who can escape through the hole in the top (which would seem rather difficult even with NO competitors trying to stop you).  So get this, the guys are working hard and hitting all their spots.  The crowd is very vocal in its support for Alex Shelly (let’s go Shelly!) and for the company in general (TNA! TNA!) and for this style of wrestling (X-DIVISION!).  So Homicide get’s a baton and nails everybody in the ring causing…a no-contest?  In a cage match?!?  The crowd VOCALLY – in UNISON – chants “THIS IS BULLSHIT”.

NICE JOB, TNA.  Your first match in your special with Hulk Hogan?  The episode of Impact you are desperately trying to get everybody to watch and it has your fans chanting “this is bullshit”.  Yeah, you’ve really got the pulse of your fans.

OK, so Homicide has knocked everybody out and he is CLEARLY supposed to go through the top of the cage, but he CAN’T DO IT!  I’m telling you – it looks really difficult.  The guys in the ring improvise and start beating on him, then cue the music.  Out comes Jeff Hardy to brawl with Homicide.

Fuck Jeff Hardy.  What an ungrateful prick.  I can’t say it enough.  FUCK JEFF HARDY.

Back from commercial and Kevin Nash is sleeping through an interview.  Nash says that Hogan was his first mentor?  Don’t tell that to Shawn Michaels you lying sack of crap!

Next up is the TNA Knockouts match where ODB defeats Tara for the championship.  This is very nice, as ODB is the sister of a friend.  Congrats, Travis!  ODB gets the pin when she pulls Tara’s tights for leverage.  Enough of Tara’s buttcrack shows that TNA cuts away to … a still frame from when the cage was still up? … for just a second.  Tara interrupts ODB’s celebration and knocks her out…followed by setting a tarantula on ODB’s stomach (which I don’t think I could ever do).

We see a limo pull up – and out comes Ric Flair.  Dammit, Flair.  I’d be mad at you but it’s so sad to see you do this.

Mick Foley (who is now a bad guy) is denied entrance to the building and is extremely hilarious in his efforts to get in (Love, Mick!).  Bobby Lashley (who I hate) comes out with his wife Kristal (who I’ve never seen before).  Kristal gets on the mic and I am immediately impressed.  She cuts a promo turning Bobby heel.  She’s great.  I still hate her husband but she can sure talk.

Dumb chicks playing strip poker for ratings.  Great.

SCOTT HALL and SEAN WALTMAN (the former X-Pac) try to get in the building with no luck.  Hall is pudgy but I’ve seen him worse.  Hopefully the guy takes care of himself.  Shot of the limo approaching.  One guy gets out of one limo and gets into what we assume to be Hogan’s (they couldn’t ride together?).

Back from commercial and Hall and Waltman have got seats now?  They are very excited for Hogan.  How f’n sad:  Hogan’s music is a rip-off of the NWO theme.  Oh, and Hogan’s doing the whole “wearing black and growing a beard” thing.  Luckily no shoe polish…yet.  Hogan is checking out the crowd.  Not quite the 68,000 at Wrestlemania 18, eh Hulkster?

Hogan:  “I’ve been in the back all day long”.  Er…Hulkster…didn’t we just watch you arrive in the limo?  I’m beginning to think he’s dishonest.

Hall:  “Hey, yo” (I’d actually forgotten about that)

Hall and X-Pac want to party, but Hogan’s all grown up now.

Hey – after I wrote that Hogan said “It’s time that we all grow up”!  I’m PSYCHIC!!!

Here comes Kevin Nash.  He’s got to side with Hall and X-Pac, right?  Yes, he does.  Eric Bischoff comes out… and the crowd erupts?

X-Pac says his line.  Eric starts to talk.  X-Pac slyly (as slyly as you can ON TELEVISION) hands the microphone to Kevin Nash (because it’s Nash’s lines are next after Bischoff’s).  Silly.

Bischoff tears up the show format given to him from the producer and produces a new one.  And STING IS IN THE RAFTERS!!!

Seriously?

Woman’s tag title match.  I’m fast forwarding.  Sad, because it’s probably a good match but I’m really getting burned out here.  While randomly checking in with the match, the crowd is chanting “This is awesome!”.  Hamada and Kong for the win – new champs!  It probably was pretty good.

Val Venis shows up at the chick strip poker game.  Good lord.

Mick wants in!  The security guards won’t let him in but he’s got another plan.  The Nasty Boys are here!  Raven and Stevie Richards do the job to Matt Morgan and Hernandez.  Daffney looks nice and zombie hot!  The Pope (the former Elijah Burke) is greeted by Orlando Jordan (now with hair!).  Desmond Wolfe beats The Pope.  Aw, man!  I wrote that before the match actually started and was WRONG!  Pope over Desmond with a small package.

Here comes Jeff Jarrett.  I like him.  He walks around the back.  Finally meet up with the champ, A.J. Styles!  He’s facing Kurt Angle at the next PPV.  Is that it for him tonight?  Bischoff (sarcastically) applauds him.  AHH… Styles vs. Angle is TONIGHT!  Smart move. 

Jarrett hits the ring for an interview.  Jarrett sings the praises of the company and the hard work of many of the wrestlers.  Hogan interrupts and tells him that nobody cares.  Is Hogan turning heel?  The crowd is chanting bullshit.  Hogan is a damned fool!

Christy Hemme is a terrible actress.  Mick has forced his way in!

Abyss vs. Samoa Joe.  Samoa Joe friggin’ rules, why isn’t he in the title picture?  He shouldn’t need a chair to beat Abyss, but he did.

The Nasty Boys can’t get in?  Bubba lets them in.

KURT ANGLE.  He wants the championship back.

The Nasty Boys have found Team 3Ds locker room.  That should be one helluva brawl when it happens!  the Nastys are cussing aplenty… and SPRAY-PAINTING! “Now that’s Nasty!”

Plenthy of time for the main event.  Very smart to do so with Kurt vs. AJ.  AJ wins after a springboard 450 splash.  Some masked guy interferes but is eliminated.  “People LOVE masked people who interfere in matches, Brother!”

Hogan’s got something to say after the match, but a PA runs up to him and Hulkster’s gotta’ RUN, Brother!

Mick is looking for Hogan backstage but finds Bischoff.  After threatening Bischoff the oWo (old World order) start beating him up.  Hogan runs backstage and looks at everybody. 

Seriously, thats how the show ended. 

Sorry Heath.  RAW takes the night.

Let’s visit the World Wrestling Federation in 1997.  This was literally the most exciting year for me as a wrestling fan, and one of the top reasons was The Hart Foundation: Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, and Brian Pillman headed by Bret Hart.  Bret (his character and likely in real life) had grown frustrated with the American wrestling fans for cheering on “bad guys” like Stone Cold Steve Austin. 

This leads me to one of the most exciting and intense moments in wrestling history which took place just a few weeks before Bret reformed the Hart Foundation – the first minute of this video:

(The swearing definitely helped, but Bret’s intensity would have made it work without)

Bret had fought the good fight, yet people cheered Austin for doing things like taking a steel chair and repeatedly drilling Bret in the knee with it.  The interesting thing is:  The Hart Foundation became “bad guys” in the United States but became overwhelming crowd favorites across the rest of the globe – especially in Canada where Bret and Owen are from.  Then Bret finally regains the championship and is set to defend against Shawn Michaels in Montreal at the Survivor Series… but there’s a wrinkle.

In ’96, Bret signed a ten year, multi-million dollar contract with Vince.  Now Vince approaches Bret and says that he can’t pay it.  Vince suggests Bret see if Eric Bischoff (The President of WCW – the WWF’s competitor) can get him a good deal.  Bret doesn’t really want to but agrees.  It’s set:  The Survivor Series will be Bret’s final WWF pay per view before leaving the company.  But wait a second – Bret is the WWF champion and isn’t terribly interested in losing to a guy he really doesn’t like in Shawn Michaels in his homeland.  Vince really wants Bret to lose the title to Shawn at the pay per view, but Bret doesn’t want to.  Alternatives are thrown about.  They settle on a disqualification at the Survivor Series.  Bret doesn’t lose the title to Shawn and they’ll figure something out in the next couple of days as to how and to whom the title changes hands.  The Survivor Series turns out to be an emotional night.  Everybody backstage and most of the fans know that it’s Bret’s last Pay Per View with the company and nobody’s really happy about it.  Then this happened:

Vince screwed Bret out of the championship.  Shawn put Bret in a submission hold (Bret’s OWN submission hold) and the referee indicated that Bret gave up, ending the match and giving the title to Shawn.

Bret was understandably bitter.  He went to WCW a few weeks later and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and The British Bulldog followed shortly after.  Only Owen Hart wasn’t let out of his contract as he was seen as too valuable to the WWF.  For the next two years we held out hope that Bret might come back some day but there was so much anger it seemed unlikely.

Owen deserves his own posting.  He was a ridiculously talented wrestler and absolutely hilarious.  Then on May 23rd, 1999, Owen fell to his death during a WWF Pay Per View (luckily it was not on camera).  He was supposed to descend from the rafters in his Blue Blazer superhero outfit but something happened.  So very tragic.

So if we thought it was merely unlikely that Bret would return to the company after being screwed, now that his little brother died under Vince’s watch we could pretty much erase any thought of him coming back.

But time heals all wounds, as they say.  Bret has apparently signed a contract to host RAW on Monday (TOMORROW!) and the contract runs through Wrestlemania which is in either late March or early April.

AND… there are rumors that he will wrestle one final match at Wrestlemania.

This is HUGE.  Just friggin’ huge.  For the first time in over TWELVE YEARS, Bret Hart comes to Monday Night Raw on Monday, January 4th, 2010.

What’s going to happen with Bret and Vince?

What’s going to happen with Bret and Shawn?

What kind of reaction will the crowd give the five time WWE champion?

I can’t wait to find out! 

Stone Cold Steve Austin is a hyena,

Kev

So I’m about a third of the way through watching RAW last night when it hits me that I’m actually ENJOYING at and looking forward to the rest of the show!  So far we had Jesse Ventura come out as the night’s Host.  He was doing a fine job and told us that we’ve been seeing too many of the same faces in the Championship scene.  He set up a battle royal filled with wrestlers that have never had a title shot.  The winner of the battle royal will receive a shot at his brand’s championship at the next Pay Per View, “TLC” (Tables, Ladders and Chairs).

SWEET!  Somebody gets a chance to break through to the top of the scene!  As much as I love Shawn Michaels and Triple H, there’s only so many times I can get excited about seeing one of them fight in the main event, and goodness knows the world doesn’t need another Cena/Orton match.

Side note about Orton:  I’m really liking him!  I disliked him personally for a few years because he’s been pretty immature behind the scenes, but getting married and having a kid has done him good.  I can feel good about liking him again.

We got a pretty good Cena / CM Punk match.  My favorite part was before the match when Punk told Cena, “Through these sober eyes, I can see you.”  I’ve mentioned before how awesome I think Punk is, but I don’t think I’ve brought up how bored I am of Cena.  BORED.  Turn him bad and I’ll like him again, but I was pissed off when he pinned Punk.

CM Punk is Straight Edge. That means he's better than you.

I think the thing I was most excited about was the DX vs. Hart Dynasty match.  Here we have TJ Wilson and David Hart Smith (the son of the legendary British Bulldog, Davey Boy Smith).  The Hart Foundation in the past had huge issues with DX (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) and this would be the first time in over TEN YEARS that DX would face members of the Hart Family.  There was so much history between the two factions and I couldn’t wait to see this explored!  You’ve got the legitimate screwing over of Bret Hart for the WWE title at the Survivor Series in 1997, you’ve got Shawn beating the British Bulldog for the European title in the UK after Bulldog dedicated the match to his dying sister, and so much more!

The Hart Foundation... coolest group ever (provided you disregard Davy Boy's fanny pack)

We get to the match.  NOT ONE WORD of the history between the two groups is mentioned.  You could have had TJ and Smith do an interview before the match and really tear into DX vowing revenge for all sorts of deeds.  Nothing.  DX wins a five minute match after a superkick from Shawn and a pedigree from Trips.

Fuck you guys.  Seriously.  Fuck you guys.

Then Chris Jericho came out and talked smack to DX.  Jericho is exactly what he says he is: the best in the world at what he does.

Jericho!

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and thankfully we all got to relive the Survivor Series moment from 1990 when the Gobblygooker was unleashed!  Back in ’90 they had a big egg that Mean Gene promised us would hatch at the pay per view and every week speculated as to what could be in it.  I speculated as well!  I was sure that Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake was ready to return and would POUNCE out of that egg ready for action!  Some people thought that Ric Flair was coming in.  Instead we got this:

Yup.  This friggin’ turkey-or-what-have-you popped out of the egg, danced around the ring, did some gymnastics, then clucked off, not to be seen or heard from for many years until the fine folks at WWE realized it could be brought out as a joke to remind us of how goofy things were at one point.

SPEAKING OF GOOFY: there was a six woman tag match featuring the Pilgrims (the bad team) vs. the Indians (the good team).  Normally I fast forward through woman wrestling matches because it’s pretty much tna but I was watching the show live and didn’t have the option.  And it’s a good thing, because the entrance music used for the Indians was TATANKA’s old entrance music!!:

Oh, the hilarity!

So speaking of hilarity and golden moments from the past, it was decided that Jesse Ventura and Vince McMahon would do commentary on the main event – just like they did in the ’80s!  Vince even put on his tuxedo with the red tie!  It was amazing and … well, just all sorts of amazing!

Now the main event itself?  The next challenger to John Cena’s championship is this guy:

If he wins the title at the ppv I’ll eat my hat.

I’ll purchase a hat, then eat it.  But best of luck to you, Sheamus.  Hopefully this gives you some credibility and is a jump start to a big career.  You’ve been handed the ball – how far can you run with it?  Personally I’m skeptical but keeping an open mind.

I had texted my friend Ray who was still at work and told him, “best RAW in years”.  I was clearly wrong, but was going off the potential of the night.  A fresh contender for the title?  A DX/Hart match?  Jesse and Vince on commentary (granted, that did pay off). 

This night should have ruled.  When the part of the night that got me most excited was a tie hearing Tatanka’s old music and seeing the Gobbledygooker… there’s trouble a’brewin’.

Well Enough is Enough, and it’s Time for a Change!

Kev