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WWE is running out of longtime veterans… soon we won’t have any at all…

Since the Undertaker is done with WWE, I’m realizing now that the business is running out of WWE veterans/legends. All the long time WWE icons have either retired, been fired in real life or have died. We no longer have Steve Austin, The Rock, Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, JBL, HBK Shawn Michaels, CM Punk, etc. The list goes on… Triple H is still around but he only performs occasionally and it’s looking like he’s about to step back. It’s also looking like John Cena is on the brink of retirement too. Same with Rey Mysterio.

We’re running out of the veterans and well-known icons now that the Undertaker is thrown on the list. We still have Randy Orton who still performs in WWE full time even to this day but sooner or later Randy could end up retiring… I’ll give it more time. Edge came back to the WWE but he’s in it for one more run and that’s it for him.

Kind of a good thing, though ’cause there’s a lot of new and young talent that deserves a chance to shine and become big icons later in years.

It kind of sucks but it is what it is. Wrestling changes over the years. Wrestling companies get new and different rosters all the time.

There are quite a few new talent today that are becoming top stars already like AJ Styles, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Ronda Rousey… to name a few.

I do miss the old days of wrestling, though especially the Stone Cold years, that was the best. I don’t think we’ll get another Stone Cold and Undertaker again; although, I do know the WWE is gonna try. Stone Cold and ‘Taker can’t be replaceable.

Kev

The Undertaker announces retirement from the ring for good after AJ Styles “Boneyard” match…

I’ve only seen the first three episodes of the Undertaker documentary “The Last Ride” on WWE Network and I need to finish the rest of it still now the final episode of the show is on there.

The Undertaker (real name: Mark Calaway) announced exclusively on his documentary “The Last Ride” that he’s done wrestling for good after the AJ Styles “Boneyard” match at Wrestlemania 36. Originally, The Undertaker and AJ Styles were supposed to have a regular match in the ring at WM-36 but covid-19 forced them to do the match differently. Instead, they made the match “Boneyard” style… filmed like an action/horror movie. Yup, looks like that’s the Undertaker’s last match for sure.

The reason Undertaker is hanging it up is ’cause he feels that he has nothing left to accomplish… there’s nothing more for him to conquer and he also feels that he wants to step away to give the new talent in the business a chance to shine.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2897095-the-undertaker-i-have-no-desire-to-get-back-in-the-ring-after-aj-styles-match

I’m sure another reason he’s done is because his body can’t take it anymore and he had way too many surgeries over the years like his documentary showed.

The Undertaker is definitely one of the most recognizable and most respected stars of all time. How can you not like the Undertaker? Even non-wrestling fans aka people who aren’t even into wrestling at all find Undertaker likeable. He’s the most respected wrestler in the industry for sure. The word “legend” gets thrown around a lot but I think that term belongs to ‘Taker and no one else.

Even though he was a huge man, he was a great wrestler and great mic worker too. He was also known as a locker room leader. Have you noticed over the years, not one other wrestler said something negative about ‘Taker? You know how other wrestlers talking trash at each other in the press in real life? Point me out where a wrestler said something bad about Undertaker? You’re not gonna find much of anything ’cause everyone in the business loved him. ‘taker was like a father in the wrestling business, ya know? Everyone looked up to him and respected him. Even the most hated wrestlers in the business loved him.

‘Taker had a great career for sure… he had matches against everyone in the business pretty much. While he did have a great career ride, I wished the long talked about match against WCW’s Sting could have happened but it never did. Sting, the guy known as a scorpion and wears makeup was dying to make his match happen with ‘Taker at a Wrestlemania but it looks like we’ll never see it happen at all. Looks like Sting’s in-ring career is about over for good too ’cause he has a bad neck.

My favorite Undertaker match of all time, though, was his Hell in a Cell match with Mankind at King of the Ring ’98. That match is such a classic and will go down in history too.

Now that it looks like Undertaker is done, hopefully he gets in the WWE Hall of Fame finally. That will probably happen next year ’cause the Hall of Fame inductees were already announced for this year.

I agree, though that there is nothing left for Undertaker to do. Wrestlemania is never gonna be the same without him.

Kev

Does Vince McMahon owner of WWE gives autographs to fans??? No, he has never been that type…

In a podcast with wrestling personality, Arn Anderson, he was doing a Q&A episode with fans and one fan sent in a question asking Arn if Vince himself the owner of WWE signs autographs for fans. Arn says that “No”… Vince does not give autographs to fans ’cause he simply doesn’t have the time being the workhorse that Vince is. Arn says that he has never seen Vince give autographs and probably will never happen.

Vince is a very busy guy. He doesn’t have time to meet other WWE fans… although I’m sure he does meet occasional fans when out and about. You’ll just never get an autograph from him… you’ll probably just get a “hello” or a “handshake” from him and that’s about it.

Vince really is a busy man… he totally focus’s on most of his life through WWE. That’s all he spends his life on. You’ll never see him take a break and Vince is a weightlifter/bodybuilder himself and he workouts like 3 or 4 in the morning… he does that every morning. I remember Triple H saying Vince does that and now Arn is saying the same thing. Vince keeps busy, he doesn’t sleep much.

Arn Anderson explains why you will never see Vince McMahon sign autographs and take pictures with fans

A lot of people want to hate on Vince but I don’t know why. He always had my utmost respect. He’s the one that gave us all this… professional wrestling. You may not like his booking and creative style when it comes to TV but the man is still a genius. Vince was a great performer himself when he was evil Mr. McMahon in the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras.

As far as Vince not caring to meet fans, maybe he just doesn’t care about the fame and just wants to work? I’m sure he’s flattered that people love him, though. He probably just wants the fans to love the superstars that he gives us… maybe that’s another reason… doesn’t need to hog their spotlight.

Kev

Should “Macho Man” Randy Savage have been treated better by Vince and WWE??? I don’t understand why they would disrespect him???

Last night on the WWE Network, I was watching this “Macho Man” Randy Savage documentary. It’s called, “The Randy Savage Story” which is about an hour and a half long and it’s a very good documentary, actually. Probably one of the best documentaries made for a wrestler that was made for a Randy Savage DVD set.

After I finished watching it, I immediately thought to myself, “Man, Randy should have been treated better by Vince and the WWE’. Yup, Randy should have been treated better.

The reason why Randy Savage never returned to WWE later in the years is not because Vince wanted nothing to do with him, it’s actually the other way around. Randy never wanted anything to do with Vince. Why? It’s because when Randy left WWF/WWE for WCW, Vince made this video segment that they aired on WWF television… a segment that features the Huckster and Nacho Man that makes fun of Hulk Hogan and Randy. That video really upset Randy ’cause the video brought up Miss Elizabeth in it which was what really set him off. I think Vince was upset at Randy leaving WWF for WCW so he made that video in retaliation. Randy’s brother, Lanny Pofo said on the documentary that’s why Macho Man never returned to the WWE later on. Vince really hurt Randy with that dumb video.

https://whatculture.com/wwe/10-times-wwe-seriously-disrespected-hall-of-famers?page=3

The reason why Randy was late getting in the Hall of Fame was not because Vince didn’t want him in, it was because Randy himself didn’t want in. After Randy died in 2011, Lanny held back on Randy’s induction into WWE Hall of Fame a lot longer and then finally gave WWE the greenlight in 2015. While Vince and Randy had a rocky relationship over the years, Vince still loved him ’cause he still couldn’t deny his wrestling legacy in WWE which was why Vince made DVDs for Randy and finally got him in Hall of Fame.

That Hukster and Nacho Man video was unnecessary though and Vince should have known better.

Before Randy died, it would have been cool though if Randy came out of wrestling retirement and made another run in WWE. Imagine that? Sadly, it never happened ’cause Randy didn’t want it to happen at the time but later before Randy died, I think Randy was planning a comeback to the WWE. Lanny said that before Randy’s passing, he was just burying the hatchet with Hulk Hogan which what would have lead to another WWE run… Lanny said Randy would have wanted his final match to be against Shawn Michaels at a Wrestlemania.

Lanny Poffo Says Randy Savage Had Plans For A Final WWE Run, Talks Randy Reconciling With Hulk Hogan, More

Imagine that? Macho Man vs. HBK at a later Wrestlemania would have been great but too bad we never got to see that, though. It was gonna happen and the match was in the works but then Randy died in that car accident.

One thing I find interesting about Randy Savage was his speaking voice, you know he has that deep scratchy voice that he’s known for? Well that voice isn’t acting, he really talked like that. It was his real speaking voice which is funny.

I remember being so bummed when Randy passed ’cause he was my favorite over the years.

Kev

 

 

Was “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s past relationship with Stephanie McMahon true??? It’s looking more and more likely that it could be…

Those rumors of wrestling legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage dating Stephanie McMahon back when she was younger is nothing new. These rumors have been around for years… even Randy Savage’s brother, Lanny said it happened.

Now one of Randy’s past girlfriends, Gorgeous George said it was true during an interview… George said Randy accidentally told her the truth when he didn’t mean it, ya know… a slip up.

Randy Savage is not around to defend himself or confirm whether or not the news is true ’cause he died in May of 2011. Another way to see whether or not this story is true is to hear from Stephanie McMahon herself.

New information regarding Randy Savage & Stephanie McMahon’s rumored relationship

Ever since this news got out years ago, Vince McMahon the owner of WWE wanted nothing to do with Macho Man ever since. I bet this could be why Randy’s Hall of Fame induction was late… Randy finally got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame after he died, though. The rumors could also be why Randy never had a final comeback or a final match in WWE before he passed.

I believe at the time when Randy dated Stephanie, she was underage, I think and Vince is very protective of his family and WWE company. This is why Vince tried to erase Randy’s legacy as a way to protect the McMahon family and the WWE company.

Like I said above, the only way to tell whether this is true or not is we need to hear from Stephanie McMahon (Vince’s daughter) but I doubt she will speak out about it. Probably to protect herself and to protect her marriage with Triple H.

Since this rumor and speculation will never die, you’d think Stephanie would finally speak out about it??? Who knows… maybe she will put out a statement but I doubt it, though. She kept quiet about this for a long time and will probably continue to keep it quiet. If Steph did speak out then it would probably end her career in WWE and end her marriage with Triple H if it turned out true. Only Stephania knows whether or not this is true and I’m sure this latest news about Gorgeous George talking about it, made Steph a little nervous.

Randy’s a legend, though. “Macho Man” has always been one of my top 10 favorite wrestlers, he’s right up there. I’ve always believed that Randy could have been treated better by WWE and it’s wrestlers ’cause he was never treated well the way I saw things. That’s because I think people were jealous of his legacy and that’s all it is. Randy was huge, probably bigger than Hulk Hogan and I think that’s why they tried to disrespect his legacy.

Kev

Wrestlemania 36 is still happening but it’s being moved to the Performance Center with no audience…

Yes… Vince McMahon aka the chairman/owner of WWE was late on making a decision for this year’s Wrestlemania which will be the 36th one. Originally, the event was going to be taken place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL but due to COVID-19, Vince decided to move Wrestlemania to the Performance Center in Orlando, FL but the show is gonna have no fans in attendance. The first Wrestlemania in history with no freakin’ audience!

In the beginning, fans were wondering if Vince is ever gonna cancel Wrestlemania due to the Chinese Virus outbreak and many even wanted him to cancel it like everyone else is cancelling events like crazy. For a while Vince wouldn’t do it. Then it was said that if Vince doesn’t cancel Wrestlemania, the city Tampa would have cancelled it themselves and I believe that’s when Vince finally decided to make a decision to move the show to the Performance Center in Orlando.

People wanted Vince to cancel Wrestlemania but you can’t cancel the biggest show ever in the world of sports and entertainment. You can’t do it. Really, one thing that wrestling haters out there will never admit is that Wrestlemania is the biggest event ever. I’m pretty sure Vince thought long and hard on whether or not to cancel ’cause keep in mind, it’s a very difficult decision to make. I’m sure it was driving him crazy which is why it took so long for him to finally respond.

Even though Wrestlemania 36 will be in a smaller venue with no live crowd, I’m still gonna watch Wrestlemania since I watch it every year. The headlining main event for ‘mania this year is Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre and it’s a shame they won’t be performing that match in front of 80,000 people or over. Instead, they’re going to do that match with no fans. All the fans will be watching at home either through the WWE Network or on PPV.

I’m still looking forward to Wrestlemania this year. It might be boring watching it this year since no live crowd to cheer and boo them on ’cause that’s what made Wrestlemania special over the years, the crowd reaction. It’s going to be weird seeing a WM without an audience but I’m watching anyways.

I’m happy Wrestlemania is still happening, though.

Kev

Vince McMahon tried to talk Chris Jericho into getting out of AEW contract so he can re-join WWE… Jericho refused…

I can’t blame Chris Jericho for leaving WWE for AEW simply because WWE has been using him like shit for the past several years. In the past, Jericho used to be a pretty hot star in the WWE… he used to be very big but later in the years during the 2000’s – 2018, the WWE was using him like shit… making him lose matches, not giving him enough TV time, giving Jericho shitty matches, etc. I can go on and on.

Jericho did the smart thing making the transition from WWE to AEW ’cause I’ve been watching AEW ever since they started and AEW is using Chris way better than WWE ever had.

Vince McMahon was all for Jericho joining AEW but now he is against it? He wants Jericho to get out of the AEW contract to rejoin WWE?

Check out the story in this article:

https://www.republicworld.com/sports-news/wwe-news/vince-mcmahon-rejected-by-chris-jericho-after-aew-success-let-go-wwe.html

It is my belief that Vinnie Mac has been quietly and very secretly watching AEW so he knows what’s going on with that company, Vince knows everything going on with AEW. Jericho is doing great things in AEW…. first AEW champ and he has a new wrestling faction called the Inner Circle. Even though, AEW has been around for a year or a little over, Jericho is already pretty huge there. I’m sure all that has been driving Vince insane and making him all jealous. That’s why he quickly flip flopped on his feelings about Jericho joining AEW.

If WWE did bring Jericho back, would they treat him right the same way AEW is treating him? No. Jericho did the smart thing staying at AEW and rejecting Vince’s offer ’cause if Chris went back to WWE, they would use him like shit again. The WWE wouldn’t give him main event status like they used to in the past.

I love professional wrestling and support all wrestling companies but I honestly find AEW way better than WWE. AEW is awesome stuff and I’m about to watch “AEW Dynamite” tonight on TNT.

Kev

Royal Rumble 2020 last night was really great… probably the best Rumble ppv in a long time!

Yeah, I did watch the Royal Rumble last night just like I watch the Rumble every year. Out of all 4 of the WWE’s major ppv series: Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and Summerslam… the Royal Rumble would have to be my favorite. Why? It’s because it’s so fun seeing a bunch of wrestlers in one ring going at it. I love Rumble matches, they’re such a blast to watch; however, not every Rumble year is good. There will be some good and some bad Rumble matches.

Well last night’s Rumble ppv was good. Other than the two Rumble matches, the men’s and the women’s Rumble… I enjoyed all the other matches as well… King Corbin vs. Roman Reigns – Falls Count Anywhere match was surprisingly good and not boring at all. The Fiend vs. Daniel Bryan strap match stoled the show and entertaining as hell. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka champ match was awesome as well.

Of course, I loved both the women’s and men’s Rumble matches. Both of those matches were fun and entertaining as hell. Very exciting all the way through. Charlotte Flair ended up winning the Women’s Rumble and Drew Mcintyre ended up winning the Men’s Rumble. It’s a good move ’cause they never won the Rumble before and it’s always nice to see someone who hasn’t won the Rumble before win it.

In the women’s Rumble match, we got mostly a mixture of RAW, SD women and a bunch of NXT women. We had a few surprise entrances such as Tamina Snuka, Mighty Molly and The Glamazon Beth Phoenix. Bianca Belair a superstar from NXT lasted a little over 30 minutes in the women’s Rumble which was impressive. Bianca killed it and gave a great performance.

As far as the men’s rumble goes, Brock Lesnar was the first one in the ring and it looks like he was going to win it by eliminating every guy which was what he was doing at first. Lesnar lasted a little over 26 minutes and had 13 eliminations until Lesnar got eliminated by Drew McIntyre. The last 5 guys in the Men’s Rumble ended up being McIntyre, Randy Orton, Edge, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins which was very thrilling. It was thrilling those 5 guys were left ’cause you never know who would win it. Any one of those 5 guys could have won but the winner of the Men’s Rumble ended up being Drew McIntyre which was a shocker really. Finally an unpredictable Men’s Rumble. Honestly, Drew McIntyre was the right choice as he had never won a Rumble before.

So the main event for Wrestlemania just might be Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar for the championship. We’ll see how long Lesnar holds the belt ’cause it’s pretty likely he’s going to keep it until Wrestlemania. Unless, Lesnar loses the belt before Wrestlemania and McIntyre could be facing someone else. We’ll see how this goes.

We didn’t get returns of John Cena and CM Punk yet, though… ’cause the rumor mills are swirling that those guys will be returning soon… but Edge is back, though. Edge is not just back for a one off. He’s out of retirement, I think and back full time again ’cause I heard Edge just signed a multi-year deal with WWE so I I think Edge will be around a while. If Daniel Bryan can come out of retirement due to a serious injury then Edge can too.

Last night’s Rumble was great and WWE is trying to improve and get better. It’s now the beginning of the Road to Wrestlemania so we’re gonna start seeing the Wrestlemania card shape up.

I’ll be watching RAW tonight to see what’s gonna happen after the Rumble ppv. Great work WWE and keep it up!

Kev

Thoughts on the wrestling industry so far: Which company do I think is better… WWE or AEW???

Well, the competition between WWE and AEW is really heating up. I’ve been a lifelong WWE fan for years and still am even to this day. Now that there is a new wrestling company out there called All Elite Wrestling (AEW) which I’ve been watching since their very first ppv called “Double Or Nothing”. Now AEW is on television and they have their own TV show on Wednesday nights titled “Dynamite” which lands on the same night as NXT on USA. Both of those shows are on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.

The WWE has been sucking a lot lately and now that AEW is here, this has forced WWE to try and get better. You can see that the WWE is trying to improve ’cause they brought in Paul Heyman to run RAW and Eric Bischoff to run Friday Night Smackdown on FOX. Both of those shows are trying to improve but both shows are going downhill and getting bad again. WWE is trying to improve but they can’t.

What is the difference between WWE and AEW? There is a big difference:

WWE: This company is all family-entertainment. They are still in the PG era and the WWE treats their fans like they “marks”. The wrestling term “marks” means fans that think wrestling is real and Vince treats their fans that way. The thing that is missing in WWE is that they don’t focus on true wrestling anymore but mostly focus on “storyline” and soap opera stuff. Vince and the WWE likes to hold their fan favorite superstars down while part timers like Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey getting all the spotlight. They also love to ram Roman Reigns down our throats.

AEW: This company focuses on the actual “wrestling” part of things. They don’t treat their fans like marks and this company actually treats their fans like real “fans” which is a breath of fresh air. This company calls their performers “wrestlers” and not “superstars”. This company brings back “good” wrestling which WWE ignores… good wrestling meaning matches that tell a story and being theatrical like which WWE doesn’t have anymore. AEW brings all that back. AEW does things WWE doesn’t do anymore like hardcore wrestling, chair shots to the head, lots of blood and all that stuff.

With all this being said, you wonder which company I think is better? I’m gonna have to say AEW for sure. AEW makes me excited for pro wrestling lately ’cause I’m with most wrestling fans that WWE has been sucking a lot lately and they aren’t getting any better either.

When it comes to WWE sucking, I don’t blame the performers ’cause they are just doing their job… I blame Vince for sure. Vince is a great business owner and promoter but creatively, he is downright horrible. It’s a shame ’cause WWE used to be really good in the 80’s and 90’s.

AEW is awesome ’cause they have a talent in the roster that actually has character like Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Adam Hangman Page,  PAC, etc. All those guys are fucking awesome and AEW has a cool women’s division too.

WWE has so many superstars that don’t have any character anymore except for the new Bray Wyatt gimmick aka The Fiend which is why I keep watching the WWE. The Fiend is a cool character and each time the Fiend is on, I watch. The new Bray Wyatt gimmick is captivating stuff for sure.

While I think what AEW is doing is pretty amazing stuff, they still need to improve, though. I think their sound system in arenas is horrible. They need to improve the sound system for the wrestler theme songs and they need to improve the P.A. for when wrestlers give their promos in the ring too. Their TV production is kind of horrible too. I understand AEW is a new company and they got a lot to learn still but they’ll get better with that stuff as time goes along.

With that being said, I think AEW is an amazing company and I love what they’re doing as I think I will be a full time AEW fan, but the question you have to ask is this… “Will I give up WWE?”. No… probably not. I’ll continue to support WWE and will continue to be a WWE fan. I can’t give up WWE so I’ll support both WWE and AEW as I have been watching both.

I’m just a fan of pro wrestling as I love it so much, ya know? AEW is awesome. You should check them out on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on TNT if you’re curious. They’re doing a good job.

Kev

The war between WWE and AEW is now officially on so I guess you can now call this the “Wednesday Night Wars”???

Earlier this summer AEW announced that they will make their TV debut on TNT network on Oct. 2nd which falls on a Wednesday night. Just today the WWE just announced that the WWE Network exclusive wrestling show will soon make their cable TV debut on Sept. 18th and they will air on the USA Network channel. WWE NXT used to be a one hour show on the WWE Network but once it debuts on USA Network, it will get turned into a two hour show.

I remember back in the 90’s when Monday Night RAW was on a Monday and WCW Monday Nitro was on a Monday, those two shows were pretty much on at the same time so that was named the “Monday Night Wars”.

Now that WWE NXT and AEW will be on the same nights, I guess you can safely say this will be called the “Wednesday Night Wars” which is pretty fitting. Obviously, the only reason WWE is doing this so they can go to war with AEW.

Even though the WWE will soon be moved to cable TV, the WWE Network will still stream the new NXT episodes.

I love WWE NXT. I love it a lot more than RAW and SD honestly. The reason I love NXT so much is ’cause that show gives us what we all want to see… “wrestling”. RAW and SD don’t give us that which is why NXT is a pretty hot show right now.

A lot of people still making predictions that AEW will destroy WWE but I think not. Like I said in a post before, the WWE is a very powerful company. It will be around forever. I think the WWE will try to find a way to get back on top again and I predict that it’s AEW that will get destroyed. They won’t last long, trust me.

I used to like what AEW is doing but now they are getting on my nerves ’cause they’re just doing everything they can to make WWE look bad. I’m considering no longer supporting AEW the more they keep up with their attacks at WWE. I think it’s obvious that the only reason AEW was formed was so that they can go to war with WWE. Well, now they got the WWE’s attention and things are getting interesting.

If you don’t know what the NXT brand is, it’s a show where wrestling rookies can get their start in pro wrestling. It’s a show for up and coming stars is what it is. Most of today’s WWE stars on the RAW and SD brand came from NXT: Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakumura, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, etc. They were all on the NXT brand until they got called up to the main roster once they all got more popular. The NXT is like a third brand. I watch NXT every Wednesday night and I watch all the NXT Takeover ppv’s too. It’s a great show.

Once NXT gets on USA Network, you all should check it out too.

Kev