Re: ot: HULK HOGAN was back and running wild on WWE!
posted at 2/28/2014 7:50 AM EST
In response to NYC's comment:
Hey, no love for Randy "THE MACHO MAN" Savage? Suck on Slim Jim, Oooh yeaah!!!
I was about to say that!
And the Ultimate Warrior! All he did was run really fast everywhere, shake the top rope, and go a billion miles an hour...boy that guy was fun. I remember being a kid in the 80s and hearing the rumor that he died, and it was because of the ribbons he tied around his arms! HAHAHAHA, kids will believe anything.
But I have to give a nod to the 90s, which was truly a great era for wrestling. IF you're a wrestling fan, that's when it all came together. A roster full of guys who could put on a good show, but talk a fun game just as well.
The Rock, Stone Cold, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, HHH. Vince McMahon, the super-rich owner played a large role, often as one of the best heels ever. Chris Jericho is one of the funniest guys I've ever heard with a mic in his hand.
The groups that existed, the NWO, DX, N.O.D.
The gimmicks they really started utilizing...tables, ladders and chairs, OH MY! Extensive steel cage use. Wrestlemania and the ROyal Rumble started in the mid-late 80s, and exploded in the 90s.
It's no surprise wrestling has remained so popular. If sports fans could get over spewing "you know it's fake, right", I think everyone would be happier. Nobody beyond 10 at the OLDEST thinks it's real. It's entertainment. Hollywood movies...real or fake? Entertaining or not?
Millions find NASCAR entertaining....I find it simply mind-numbing. But I understand it's appeal...the power, the noise, the crashes, the 200mph jockeying for position, the efficiency of pit changes...and dozens of little nuances I'm not invested enough to realize. To me, it's a circle. At least make it a figure 8! I've poked fun at a buddy of mine for years...HUGE NASCAR fan he is.