Wednesday, November 28, 2007

100,000 Reasons Why This Match Should Be Made!

So the storyline appears to be on. We can all thank "Stone Cold" Steve Austin for this idea. "The Texas Rattlesnake" suggested some time ago that Ric Flair pull a "Rocky" by going on one last winning streak culminating in a championship match. The angle apparently got Vince McMahon's approval, but then nothing.

Austin got the idea from the movie Rocky Balboa, which was almost a year ago. Flair was on a brutal losing streak until he said enough is enough last spring. He had not been seen in a W.W.E. ring since. That is until this past Monday on Monday Night Raw.

Flair came out and in front of his hometown fans in Charlotte, North Carolina, said that he would have to drop dead in the middle of the ring before he stopped wrestling. Vince McMahon then came down to the ring to say the next match Flair lost, would be the last bout of his career. Finally, Randy Orton came out to say thanks to Flair for all he did for him early in his career and thanks very much for allowing him to force Ric Flair into retirement that night.

So anyway, Flair beat Orton in a non-title match, thanks to Chris Jericho distracting the "legend killer," thus the former World Champion gets to continue his career.

Flair's got a new three-year deal with the W.W.E. and his career is guaranteed to continue after he stops competing inside of the "squared circle." He didn't look great against Orton, but it was his first match in six months and the guy is 57-years-old.

My previous post I opined that although I would like things to be different, there may not really be a slot for the "Nature Boy." But if the W.W.E. is reading this - and I believe they are - I've got a solution.

Chris Jericho was brought in to challenge Randy Orton, so that takes the W.W.E. Championship out of the picture for a while. The Undertaker has been chasing Batista all year for the World Championship (and 'Taker actually held the title for about a minute before an injury), but now Edge (who also held the title for a minute before an injury) has been thrown into the mix. I propose having a "fatal four way" at Wrestlemania 24 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida in front of over 100,000 fans. Yeah, from what I've read the place is already sold out and the event is not even until March 30. So who are the participants?

Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Edge, and Batista. I would give The Undertaker the "gold belt" at some point before 'Mania. Perhaps, Undertaker wins the "triple threat" match at next month's Armageddon pay-per-view against Edge and World Champ, Batista. This way you have Flair's career on the line, the World Championship, and also The Undertaker's 15-0 record at Wrestlemania. You probably couldn't convince the fans that Flair could topple The Undertaker in a one-one-one match, so that's why I came up with the idea to make it a "fatal four way." Yep, all by myself.

Ric Flair would win the title and once again be the World Champ (depending on who you ask, Flair has been champ a minimum of 16 times and a maximum of 20 times), and then the next night on Raw, he could retire. Flair deserves one more big match in front of a huge crowd. If Vince McMahon truly regrets the "Montreal Screwjob," then in some ways this would make up for it. By giving Flair a much-deserved sendoff.

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