Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inside The Squared Circle: Undertaker Burned, Sad Flair News, NXT, Bret Hart, 'Mania



A very scary incident took place this past Sunday night at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. The Undertaker got burned during his very elaborate ring entrance. ‘Taker suffered first-degree burns on his chest and legs but still wrestled. This video which was shot by a fan shows what happened.

Also, Sunday night Ric Flair was assaulted by his wife of several months. Reportedly, the two were at a bar watching the U.S. versus Canada hockey game. Flair’s wife got jealous when a female bar employee offered to drive Flair home. The woman began assaulting Flair at their home when one of her kids decided to call the cops. His wife was arrested and spent the night in jail. The Ric Flair story is just very, very sad. By the way, he turns 61 today and will be making his return to the ring on March 8 when TNA begins its head to head battle with Monday Night Raw on a regular basis.

WWE NXT made its debut on Tuesday night. While the show has some things to work out – like what exactly is the purpose – I thought it was good. I was especially glad to see Daniel Bryan (formerly Bryan Danielson). Announcer Michael Cole constantly ragged on Bryan and the so-called Internet Wrestling Community. OK I got your point that Bryan hasn’t wrestled in front of 80,000 people but that does not mean he isn’t one of the best in the world. I’ve probably written this before but in my opinion the three best technical wrestlers are Kurt Angle, Desmond Wolfe and Daniel Bryan.

Speaking of Cole, I know that much of what he says is fed to him through the headset by Vince McMahon so I don’t want to get on him too much. But when a car backed into Bret Hart on Monday Night Raw last week I hated the stunned and somber silence in which the “accident” was being reported by Cole and Jerry Lawler. I especially cringed when Cole said that it was the worst day of Bret’s life. Hmmm, Michael was it worse than when Bret had a stroke or when his brother Owen died in a real accident on pay-per-view? Shame on McMahon and the W.W.E.

An ambulance was used on Raw to take Bret to the hospital and incredibly some people called the number on the ambulance to find out how Hart was doing.

On a more positive note, Wrestlemania is shaping up to be a very good card:
-World Champ Chris Jericho vs. Edge
-Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker in a “career vs. the streak match”
-WWE Champ Batista vs. John Cena
-Money in the Bank

1 comment:

Fame said...

The world title matches are promising to be excellent ones, indeed. So far the associative storylines have quite realistic elements. WWE has done a great job building up the new Batista character. I really liked how the Animal intentionally got himself disqualified on last week's Raw, deliberately allowing Cena to earn a title match against him at WM26.