Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wrestler's Way presents... The Irish Whip - January 25, 2014

by Brian Phelps

NEWS: Mae Young passes away. 

The Irish Whip: Rest in Peace to the late Mae Young. She gave us a lot of memories, and she stands as one of the positive examples of someone who made pro wrestling a career and lived a long healthy life. She seemed to be loved by all generations. That Dudley bomb she took off the stage at nearly 80 years old was amazing, and makes the modern day divas look pathetic and too afraid to take real bumps. 

NEWS: Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus being discussed for Wrestlemania XXX (Would be 3rd time fighting at Wrestlemania in 4 years)

The Irish Whip: I think this is a terrible idea. This would be the 3rd time these two faced off in 4 years at Wrestlemania. They fought over the US Title at Wrestlemania 27 in a match that WWE heavily advertised only to turn it into a dark match at the last second thus falsely advertising to anyone who bought the PPV to see that match (and got away with it under the "card subject to change" scapegoat). Then they fought at Wrestlemania 28 in the disgraceful 18 second match where Sheamus (who still isn't over as a main eventer I might add) defeated Bryan. To do this match a 3rd time would be pathetic and I would actually reconsider buying Wrestlemania. 

NEWS: Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker being discussed for Wrestlemania XXX.

The Irish Whip: I saw this feud in 2003, and I don't want to see it again with an Undertaker who looks more frail and past his prime with each passing year. The last time we saw Undertaker, he had a stomach pooch and was getting obliterated by The Shield. I don't want to see him at nearly 50 years old being forced to live up to his 2003 feud with Lesnar. Undertaker needs to fight guys who make his victory look believable. You can't expect me to believe that Brock Lesnar, fresh off a run as UFC Champion, would lose to a nearly 50 year old guy with a pooch and a mohawk wearing makeup. I'm sorry I just can't buy that. Undertaker needs to fight guys like Sting or John Cena. Besides, what's with all the re-run matches at Wrestlemania? Remember when Wrestlemania matches were never rematches and always fresh? 

NEWS: Batista returns to RAW wearing skinny jeans and a track suit and gets a modest crowd reaction. 

The Irish Whip: I was actually kind of shocked by the lukewarm crowd response to the massively hyped return of Batista. I know it doesn't seem like it's been that long since we've seen Batista, but still. Batista is a much needed addition to a roster in desperate need of main eventers. Also, was I the only one that thought Batista looked silly in those skinny jeans? I mean... skinny jeans are not for 6'3" hulking monsters. They're for skateboarders, Kevin Bacon, emo kids, and Lil Wayne. 

NEWS: Sting leaves Impact Wrestling and is rumored for Wrestlemania XXX.

The Irish Whip: Whatever Sting decides, he will be respected. Sting is a class act. In his going out match at TNA, he used it to elevate Magnus. He's done all he can to help TNA, and even if he goes to WWE at this stage of his career he'll still be remembered as the one man who never needed WWE to solidify his legacy. It would be nice to see Sting go to WWE for a year long run, and take on John Cena, The Rock, Undertaker, Triple H, etc. I'd love it. Who wouldn't. 

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