Originally Posted by redsfan1966
The TNA show last night was in one word for me, sad. Lots of old, washed-up names using the platform for one last pop. Of course, TNA was more than happy to use them. I actually was excited to see Ric Flair; but found it ironic that one of wrestling's loudest men had no lines. The main event (Styles vs. Angle) was very good, but the rest was garbage. The show was almost a line for line remake of the intro of the NWO into Nitro.
Scott Hall appeared as if he was drunk or high and why the Nasty Boys and Val Venis were there, I have no idea....also, Bubba the Love Sponge as a correspondent? Is he that desperate? Mr. McMahon and the WWE brand have nothing to worry about from what I saw last night....oh, and yeah, the return of Hogan? What a waste...
I think this summed it up pretty well. A bunch of guys the WWE has fired more than once or that have been released due to addictions of one variety or another looking for one more paycheck. As someone else said here, wrestling is in a very bad place right now talent wise, its popularity is strickly hype machine product driven by a man who really knows what he was doing promoting himself wise...and a few other guys who want to be him.
As a teen/early 20 something I really liked the WCW/Nitro stuff. It was kinda cool when they had the invasion angle and Goldberg and Sting and Flair etal. This pass looks kind of like a really sad imitation. If they could have stolen a few WWE 'stars' who are more in their prime it might have been different.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98