Tuesday, September 13, 2011

When the Curtain Falls.....

I've touched on this once before, but I'd like to do one last look at the last in ring feuds of Sting and Hulk Hogan. I hear critics ALL THE TIME....."Hogan shouldn't ever be in the ring again..." or "Sting and the other old guys are just trying to hold on to the past..." or even "The old guys are holding down the young talents by not putting them on top..." I really have one thing to say to all of that drab.....

We hear you! For crying out loud, do you have any idea what kind of history we are all getting to be a part of?! This is it! There is no more! Once the curtain falls for the last time, Hogan will be done in the ring. It's possible Sting will be done. Flair has had one last run with Sting and that will be the last time you ever see it.....ever. Let that sink in. You get to see, in your generation, the last of the great megastars of the 80's face off in the main event one last time. Relish that. The story is good, the circumstances are allowing one final confrontation, and once this hurdle is out of the way for you critics, you can return to your pessimistic views, which are already in progress.

Do I think this is going to be a match of the year candidate? Not by technical standards, but will this final match between icons live beyond the PPV? Believe it. It's not a dream match because we've seen it before, but Sting vs Hogan and Sting vs. Flair are a couple of the greatest rivalries in modern wrestling history and should be treated as such. This is the official end of an era. Let's accept that and move on.

I am under the impression that once Sting has removed Hogan from the equation, speaking strictly storyline, the regime will be forced to disband and the 'white horse' of Dixie Carter and her entourage can sweep back through and take things back to the way they were, though this time, with more exposure and a better understanding of how the business and the climate of the fanbase are to be moved.

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