Ladies and Gentlemen, in honor of Wrestlemania 27 (whatever that is), we here at Zeitgeeks proudly present the first annual "Zeitgeeks Wrestlemania Roundtable". I'm your host, Nick "The Host" Lastnamegoeshere, and we have two extremely knowledgeable wrestling afficionados here to discuss the event.... and Sam, too. 
Now, ladies and gentleman boys and girls... LET'S GET READY TO ROUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNDTABLE!!!!
In this corner, from Lubbock Texas, weighing it at none-a-ya-business, the man who knows wrestling well, it's Jeff "The Historian" Pannell!
In the second corner, from a couple blocks away from the guy in the first corner, weighing in at shut-up, new to the squared circle and Editor in Chief of Zeitgeeks, Sam "Gonna Make Ya" Hurt!
And finally, in the third corner, from parts unknown, weighing in at ?, Zeitgeeks' very first troll, the masked heel, "Charlie Brown from Outta Town!" 
RING THE BELL!!
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   1) Wrestlemania is upon us. I guess the first, most obvious question is: what do you each think of this year's card?

   

Sam
   I like it, though I honestly don't know what to make of the celebrity match, since it gives Morrison a chance to win, but he has to have Snooki with him to do it, according to McMahon.
    And as much as I love watching Morrison win, this doesn't have a good taste to it.


Jeff
   The card this year has its strong points, for sure, but its not exactly the best we've ever seen. The Undertaker match, as always will be a strong point, and the WWE Championship match was, I fear, going to be a boring drudge of time until the Rock inserted himself into the mix a he did. The Snooki presence is, well, something I could care less about as we all know who will be the winner their. Overall, though, I'm hoping despite it not looking as good as last year's I'll be pleasantly surprised in the end.


Charlie Brown from Outta Town
   The Undertaker match is gonna suck. He and Trips are both way past their prime, and expectations are way too high after Shawn's miracles the last two years. The only times Trips has been in a 5 Star match in the last ten years, Michaels was in it too. That pretty much goes for Taker as well, so without Shawn to carry them, they're probably gonna stink up the joint. Del Rio's the real deal, though, and I could see Bryan and Sheamus turning in the match of the night if WWE gives 'em enough time.
   

Nick
   Follow Up 1: What matches are you most/least excited about?


Sam
   I actually am super excited about del Rio and Edge. I don't know why, but in my introduction to the WWE over the past year, I've taken a liking to The Ultimate Opportunist. And del Rio is just fun as all hell to watch on the mic.

Jeff
   The least exciting, for me, is a tie between the Jersey-Shore/WWE mashup match and the Mysterio/Rhodes match. It's not that Rey or Cody can't deliver a good bout its just I don't really care about this feud of theirs either way. The match I'm probably most excited to see will end up being just how the Miz/Cena/Rock smackdown triangle will turn out.

Sam
   Actually, I have to agree with Jeff about Mysterio/Rhodes. I love Rey, but I actually have no idea why he and Rhodes are feuding in the first place.

Charlie
   I think the Eight Man Tag is gonna be tough to get through. Santino annoys me, Kane and Show are old and slow, and Kozlov was better as a monster heel. And the Corre guys are all pretty lame, expect 2-3 of them to be gone inside of a year or two. As for excitement, Bryan/Sheamus is my pick, because Cena and Orton both bore me to tears, and while I like Miz on the mic he's not there yet in the ring.

Sam
   Well, everyone knows that Barrett is carrying the Corre singlehandedly just through his own charisma

Charlie
   I do think the Mix Tag has a small chance of not sucking, on account of John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler being damned good in the ring, but it all depends how it's booked. And Barrett doesn't have any charisma to carry them with.

Sam
   Oh come on, he absolutely does. Right now, he and del Rio are killing it as heels.

Charlie
   Del Rio is killing it. Barret's been shuffled down the card on account of stinking up the joint throughout the Nexus angle. Cena carried him, and that's bad new for everyone. His Mic work is overrated, and even sticking him in the ring with Piper couldn't save him. He's William Regal, only without all that pesky talent.

Jeff
   I think Miz has definitely come a long way since he first showed his hidden potential on Tough Enough. That's why, honestly, I felt the Rock coming back definitely served as a boon, not only for ratings and buzz, but as a way to let Miz do some real heel work. Del Rio, meanwhile, excites me for what he offers for the future. He is, basically, a better JBL in terms of in-ring talent and and his attitude.

Sam
   I have to disagree. The Nexus didn't fail because of Barrett, the Nexus failed because of the two month Bryan absence. Right then, the Nexus had its evil leader, but lost the technical talent. They'd be destroying the stable right now if Bryan was acting as Barrett's right hand man. But he left, the Nexus became directionless, and fell apart.
    And now they don't know what to do with it or CM Punk's Evil Jesus.

Jeff
   Punk has lost two stables already. I don't know just have him go solo and try to convert followers in another way. Perhaps a Straight Edge/Ministry type angle.

Sam
    Or have him be standalone Evil Kung Fu Jesus by himself and don't give him a following.

Charlie
   Punk'll be fine. He's the best all-around talent in the WWE right now, with better mic skills than Bryan, and better in-ring skills than everyone else.

Jeff
   Carradine with a beard and less auto-erotic asphyxiation?
   I like it.

Sam
   Who doesn't have better mic skills than Bryan?

Charlie
   Khali, the entire Corre, Jack Swagger, Babyface-Orton.

Sam
   Barrett is absolutely better on the mic than Bryan. But for some reason, they have him feuding with The Big Show instead of, like, Drew McIntyre or Sheamus

Jeff
   Daniel Bryan is  guy that I love and hate all at the same time. Seriously there is so much technical precision that he looks like a Hart Dungeon valedictorian but he doesn't have any of the chops, promo-wise, that Owen or Bret had.

Charlie
   I disagree.. .this "only sane man" riff they've been doing with Bryan is working for him. It's not Rock or Jericho, but it's good enough that it entertains.

Sam
   It is working. But Barrett is doing a better "Evil Arrogant Brit" than Bryan is "only sane man in the WWE".

Jeff
   I'm not saying the angle isn't good, but he's not exactly flush with charisma. He'll get better, but his in-ring performance more than makes up for it.

Charlie
   And, while it's the exception and not the rule, his "Who is Daniel Bryan" promo from when he got kicked out of NXT was fantastic. He has it in him, he just hasn't mastered it yet.
 
 Nick
   OK, that's enough about that for now. Question 2: While we're talking about cards, which previous Mania do you think had the strongest overall card?



Sam
   I honestly have to say I don't know. Again, I've only really been into wrestling since Money in the Bank last year, and since then, I haven't watched many of the actual Wrestlemania events. But, I loved the Shawn Michaels/Razor Ramon ladder match. So..that one?

Charlie
   Tough to say, there've been a few good ones. 19 had a lot going for it, with Michaels/Jericho, Angle/Lesnar, and Austin/Rock, but for me it's gotta be 12. Very few Manias have more than three or four great matches, and 12 wasn't one of them, but it had an hour-plus long exhibition from Michaels and Hart to make up for it, backed up by Diesel's second-to-last good WWE match (against Taker), and Warrior squashing Triple H... which wasn't good, but it was hilarious. It was also Austin's first Mania, and he carried Savio Vega to a decent match kicking and screaming. X is the popular choice, but I only remember two matches on that card that were any good (though they were great, the Hart v Hart match and the Ladder match). VI is another classic choice, as it was solid throughout, with a great Snake promo (and match vs. DiBiase), and a really good Perfect/Beefcake match that ended Perfect's win streak. Also, Andre's final face turn. All that and Hogan v. Warrior gets you the silver medal.

Jeff
   Well, in terms of strongest card and, ultimately, one of the better PPV's the company has ever done was Wrestlemania 17. That card was just..awesome. Jericho v. Regal for the IC title? Yes. Angle v. Benoit? YES. Shane McMahon v. Vince in a street fight? Yup. An utterly mind-melting TLC match between the Hardyz, Dudley Boys, and Edge & Christian? Yes please. Plus we had UT v. Trips 1. Let's not forget Rock v. Stone Cold either.

Sam
   I agree. Is that the right answer? saying yes?

Charlie
   Forgot about 17. It was great, but it was missing one thing that all great Manias need: a Shawn Michaels match.

Sam
   It didn't have Oz or Xanta Klaws either, so that's two more marks against it.

Jeff
   As much as I want to agree with your statement about Shawn Michaels, because let's face it, he makes my world go 'round, I have to say that even without him 17 was just solid all around.
   Even the Six Man tag match was decent there, also the Hardcore championship match between Kane, Raven and Big Show.

Charlie
   It was fine, but the non-ending to the Main Event, the lack of Michaels, and the fact that there isn't a single match from that card I really ever want to re-watch (the TLC is great, but they ahd better rematches later), and for me that disqualifies it. But I'll never get sick of the Iron Man match, even if I don't always have time to watch it.

Nick
   3) What would you say is the all time best Mania match? Follow up, what's the best Main Event (if the two aren't the same)?


Jeff
   For my money this is a really easy answer. The first meeting between Michaels and Undertaker had it all. The drama, the back and forth, the buildup, the entrances. It was glorious and I can honestly watch that one again and again.

Charlie
   Something with Shawn Michaels. Either the Ladder Match, the Iron Man Match, the Jericho Match, the Angle Match, or the first Taker match. So the best Main Event was either Taker v. Michaels at 25 or Hart v. Michaels at 12.
   You got a point on the buildup. The Hart match was fantastic, but the buildup stunk. Angle, Jericho, and Taker all had way better build up

Jeff
   Man I miss Kurt Angle. That's a story for another time, though.

Sam
   From the matches I've seen that actually took place at Mania, it's kind of hard to pick between the Michaels/Ramon match, or Hogan/Andre at WM3. Of course, I've only seen those two. Wait, not, I've seent he Michaels/Hart Ironman, and that was absolutely flooring

Sam
    That's what sold me on Michaels being the best ever, actually.

Charlie
   Yeah, he's (Angle) on that short list of guys who had it all; ring skills, versatility, mic skills, charisma, and the ability to elevate others. Only other guys on that list for my money are Michaels, Jericho, Flair, Savage, and Perfect.

Jeff
   Yeah. That match not only showcased just how great Andre could be at putting someone over and Hulkamania at right as it was coming to its strongest point. Whether or not I love Hogan in the ring matters not considering just how big of a match Hogan/Andre ended up being.
   Speaking of Savage, and also of WM3, though it wasn't the Main Event, Steamboat/Macho Man has to be one of my favorite Wrestlemania matches ever. It's definitely in my Top 5.

Charlie
   Ditto. Probably my favorite non-Michaels Mania match, along with Flair/Savage and Benoit/Jericho/Angle. And Hart/Austin.

Sam
   It's going to sound like I'm just beating the same drum over and over, but the Ironman was what pushed me from liking wrestling for the crazy stories to liking it for the athletic ability

Jeff
   One last thing about Angle since we brought him up. I feel its such a waste that he's over in TNA right now considering just how great he is. I mean, c'mon, TNA isn't even a legitimate competitor to WWE right now.
   Which, in itself, is a big problem for the industry but that's for another discussion. Hopefully he'll come back in the near future and spray more people down with milk.. you know from a hose attached to a truck.

Nick
   4) You're already heading this way on your own, but just to make it official: who're the best all-time Mania performers? Pick three, because something tells me at least one name is going to come up a lot.

   

Sam
   Hahaha, probably. I'm gonna have to go with Michaels, Hogan, and Rock myself.

Jeff
   Mr. Wrestlemania himself, Shawn Michaels is my #1, no contest. The number two spot would probably have to go to #2, well, I hate to just sound like a mark here but Undertaker. The Streak has been one of the greatest components of Wrestlemania for nearly two decades now. My #3 probably goes to Hogan. The first, what, nine Wrestlemania events were built around the man and if he hadn't signed on in the first place then we might not be having this conversation right now.

Charlie
   Michaels is number one with a bullet, surprising nobody. From there it gets tricky. Benoit may not be great on the mic, but his Mania matches consistently brought the thunder. Savage, Jericho, and Angle were all great every time out too, as was Hart. Edge tends to knock it out of the park, too, and there's a reason Austin and Rock were the biggest stars of the Attitude era. I have to put Hart on the list, though, because he had Match of the Night at 12 and 13, and came in second at 8, 10, and 11 (behind Flair/Savage, Michaels/Ramon, and Michaels/Diesel respectively), and somehow dragged decent matches outta Yokozuna at 9 and 10. Number 3... I'm going to give it to Jericho, just because he's probably had more total good Mania matches than anyone else except maybe Michaels.
   You're entitled to your opinion, but Taker and Hogan have probably turned in more Mania stinkers than any other two stars combined. Their workrate is shit.

Jeff
   Yeah Jericho is definitely a good choice for that three pack for sure. Then again I could probably write a novel, at least, on why Chris Jericho is such an amazing performer.

Sam
   Maybe, but the match against Andre was just so good in itself. It's one of the classic pro matches of all time, I think, not just classic mania or hogan or andre.
   I know a lot of that had to do with Andre himself, but Hogan was able to successfully use the push from it instead of just having one good match in the 80s.

Jeff
   I suppose that, ultimately, I went with Taker and Hogan because they've been such strong threads in the overall tapestry that is Vince's creation. Hogan being the foundation and Taker providing the ultimate in mountains to climb for those aspiring to greatness.

Charlie
   Jericho comes in number 3 for me all-time, not even fixing on Mania. It's gotta be Michaels/Flair/Jericho. Not only were they great on the mic and in the ring and bla bla bla, but they all did it for twenty years plus without dropping off in quality.

Charlie
   Fair enough, Jeff, I just can't think of a Taker match from Mania I'd wanna see again that wasn't against Michaels or Flair. Even his match with Jake, who's usually fantastic, kinda stunk.

 Nick
   Following up a little on these debates about the "complete package", which Mania had the best buildup/promos?


Charlie
   VIII, no question. The Savage/Flair, Piper/Hart, and Snake/Taker matches all had fantastic buildup,a nd Savage, Flair, and Snake all delivered epic promos at the actual event. Evidence; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnJeOy2DnGo & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlBcsC1v8wA&feature=related

Sam
   I have to admit, this year's mania has me totally psyched. The Rock is back, Austin is back, Triple H is throwing his weight against the Streak, and Michaels will most likely be there. I've been waiting for 4/3 for months now.

Charlie
   Honorable mention for XXI, even though I don't remember what the main event was, just because the Michaels/Angle buildup was so damned good.
   What, Snooki isn't on your list of reasons to be excited about Mania 27?

Sam
   *editor's note: upon reading that question, Sam was heard screaming the songs of the damned in tones and voices not heard since kingdoms ancient beyond ancient stood upon the earth*

Jeff
   Hmm. Well, 17 had a great build for Rock/Austin as did Taker/HHH since, you know, they actually gave it time to mount. 18, as well, for Rock v. Hogan was great as well.21 had a great storyline going into with the Batista/Trips feud that involved Evolution which, incidentally, was such a great stable. One of my favorites has to be, though, WM 10 with Bret and Owen Hart. Those promos were great and Owen is definitely a guy that is sorely missed. He'd be such a magnificent superstar today if not for that tragic incident. Other than that?This year's buildup has been great despite the HHH/Taker storyline being rather forced.

Nick
   That's probably enough about the past, let's refocus on the present: 5) Which current Superstar has the most at stake at Mania? I don't mean titles or pride, I mean in terms of their career and what comes next for them.

   

Jeff
   Del Rio and Miz have a lot at stake here. I think the way those matches will be booked will have a big effect over the next few years of their career. Del Rio, obviously, could become massive with a win in his match and Miz, well, is already close to being huge. Even a loss here, especially if it come at the hands of the Rock deciding to just start laying out candy asses all over the place, could put him over more. I would love for Cena to turn heel, but I know it won't happen. I still wish for it, in my heart of hearts, because honestly ..deep down.. I want to like him. I mean.. he IS this generation's Hogan. That's probably why I have such a love/hate relationship with Cena. That's neither here nor there, though, since Miz and Del Rio have the most at stake here.

Charlie
   Del Rio's the obvious pick here, but honestly they put him with Edge; he'll be fine. It's Morrison. If he can make something out of the crap-sandwhich he's been booked into, he might be able to convince Vince it's ok to be agile. Bryan's a valid choice too, but it's Daniel Bryan; they'd have to actively book him to have a bad match in order to screw him up, so he should be fine, even stuck with Sheamus. But Morrison's been on a slow de-push all year, even as he stole the show at the Rumble and the Chamber, and had a MotY contender with the Miz of all people. He's got to prove he's more than just a spot-monkey, or he's going to go the way of Kaval/Ultimo Dragon/Billy Kidman/every other talented agile guy the WWE mishandled.

Sam
   I think in terms of Storyline, it's del Rio. He's up against an established Superstar, it's a decent rivalry, and on the WWE's biggest stage. If he gets the win, he's going to be getting an amazing push in terms of recognition. I think in terms of strictly business, it's Morrison. He needs a big, famous win to get him out of his current recognizability slump.

Jeff
   Oh man it would be a damn crime if Morrison ends up being like Kidman. He has proven time and time again that he is much better than being a mid-carder and I can definitely agree that making something out of that god awful mixed-tag match might serve as a boost.

Sam
   If there's truth to the rumor that McMahon hates him, though, what can he do?

Charlie
   Get over enough, you can survive McMahon hating you. The man wants to make money more than he wants to screw people he doesn't like, so if you're profitable, he'll make due. It's the only explanation for him re-hiring Warrior all those times.

Sam
   Hahaha, fair enough. Still it's an uphill battle, but I think that, Snooki notwithstanding, Morrison being on the winning side like that has absolutely got to help.

Nick
   6) What do we think we'll see from the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Shawn Michaels at Mania?


Sam
   We'll see the Smacketh layethed down, and we'll see a stunner on Cole, and Michaels beginning the road to his return, whether next year or 2013, and the beginning of the end of the streak.

Jeff
   Rock will, without a doubt, address Cena in a physical manner and I wouldn't be shocked to see him cost John the title. There will be eyebrows raised, jabronis beaten and pie shall be eaten! Stone Cold will definitely stun some people, have about twenty Steveweisers and maybe ride off on an ATV? Michaels is a wild card because either he'll end up being an ally to H, or maybe not? Stranger things have happened.

Charlie
   There's going to be some kind of moment with Rock and Stone Cold, even if it's just a backstage staredown. You can't book them both at the same Mania after all these years and then not do anything with it. Rock will beat up Cena and/or Miz, hopefully heralding Cena's heel turn. Austin will Stunner the shit out of Jack Swagger and drink beer. Michaels... hard to say. He'll be involved. I wouldn't put it past him to find some way to be Mr. Wrestlemania one more time. Hell, how cool would it be if the Streak match comes, and then McMahon announces it's a Triple Threat, and Michaels is the surprise third guy?

Sam
   Oh, beer will be drunk. Austin is going to consume more Natty Light than the FDA recommends for anyone that isn't actually some sort of nuclear furnace.

Charlie
   All I want, though, is a confrontation between Rock and Michaels. They're two of the best ever, and they've never gone toe to toe. Rock listed Michaels as one of three guys he wished he'd gotten to face, and I just don't believe Michaels is going to be able to stay out of the ring forever. They could start it here, with Rock stopping Michaels from interfering in the Streak match, or Michaels could save Cena from Rock, whatever... and they could do a long, slow buildup for Mania 28 in the Rock's hometown next year.

Jeff
   A triple threat match? My stars that would be amazing.. and now, I agree, would be the perfect time to seed a feud between The Great One and HBK. That, without a doubt, is my dream match for Wrestlemania.

Charlie
   Just the buildup promo for a Michaels/Rock match would be epic. Imagine, clips of their respective careers, with audio clips from each listing their titles: "The Heartbreak Kid!" "The Brahma Bull!" "The Showstopper!" "The Great One!" "The Headliner!" The Jabroni-Beating-" "The Icon!" "Pie-Eating-" " The Main Event!" "Trailblazing, Eyebrow Raising-"  "Mr. Wrestlemania!" "People's Champ!" And then end it with JR saying "Michaels! Rock! It's Wrestlemania!"
   That would make me so happy I'd cry and climax at the same time. I'd crymax.

Sam
   We'd get you tissues, but you're gonna have to wipe yourself off for that one.

Jeff
   And I'd slather the leavings onto a piece of bread complete with Nutella!
   But yeah I would do the same thing though I'd also be dancing at the same time. Probably pop-n-lockin' or maybe crumpin'?

Sam
   Eeew, nutella? Gross! It tastes like hazelnut and shame!

Jeff
   Mmm mmm! Daaaamn that's good.

Sam
   Ok, right quick, who do we think the RAW GM is?

Charlie
   I want it to be Roddy Piper, but it's probably either one of the recent returns (Austin, Booker, Nash, Michaels, Hart), Cole himself, or *groan* Vince.

Sam
   I dunno, I think it'd be worth it to see Mr. McMahon show up when The Rock and Austin do

Jeff
   Nash would be great considering we've only seen him the one time at the Rumble. I hope it's not Vince. My money is on The Shocker, Koko B. Ware or David Arquette because he's only drinking right now anyway.

Charlie
   Vince Russo. Actually, the only thing I'd like more than it being Piper, would be it being Jim Cornette. Although Savage DID just finally make peace with WWE...

Sam
   It'd be nice to see him back. Because he's the cream..yeah, the cream of the RAW GM plot, brother!

Charlie
   Ooooh yeeeaaaah!

Jeff
   I'll only accept it if he has the Macho Scepter.

Nick
   Question #whatever we're on: Will the Streak ever be broken, and if so, by whom?

Charlie
   I don't see it happening unless either Michaels comes back, or Taker takes a real shine to some young gun backstage and wants to put them over HUGE. I have a terrible fear that WWE will book Cena to do it, trying to recreate the Hogan/Andre defeating the undefeatable kinda vibe, but that's just irrational paranoia... I hope.

Jeff
   I know I predicted that Triple H could be the one to do it and I still think that if anyone should be able to its him, but I would much prefer to have Michaels do it just because there is no other performer and will be no other performer like Mr. Michaels ever again and if he can't do it who will really?

Sam
    My dream would be to have someone whip Roberts' ass back into shape and have him come back out of NOWHERE and take Undertaker down, and send off that entire era with those two.

Charlie
   I feel like if Trips was going to do it, they woulda just made it Streak vs. Career to up the buyrate. Trips is losing.
   But Roberts is done. Even if he got back into "decent" shape, it'd be "needs somebody younger to carry him" shape, not "can carry the Taker's decrepit ass to a great match" shape.

Sam
   I know. Realistically, I’m gonna say Michaels. Unless Cactus Jack returns.

Jeff
   Maybe I'm just hoping against hope that it won't end that way, but I should probably know better than that. As much as I want them to usher in change and actually start to focus on the future instead of, you know, just keeping their focus on the same guys all the time, I know they probably won't.

Sam
   BANGBANG

Jeff
   I still think that this could finally be the Mania in which the Streak comes to an end. I stand by my earlier prediction.

Jeff
   The Roberts idea is just a pipe dream, but a good one. Cena, honestly, with how he has been made into the new Hogan could very well end up being the guy. I don't think Vince will end up doing it that way though. Michaels isn't done quite yet and I think that the third time could be the charm if, somehow, Hunter can't get it done.


Nick
   
Ok, final question: Which young stars in the WWE do you expect to see headlining Mania for years to come? Del Rio? Bryan? Morrison? Ziggler? Kingston? That other guy?

Charlie
   I want to say Daniel Bryan and John Morrison, but WWE being what it is, it'll probably be Sheamus and Wade Barrett, because they're big overmuscled freaks, which is what Vince wants.

Jeff
   Del Rio definitely has long-term potential as well as Ziggler. Morrison, barring he doesn't just stay in mid-card bouts for too long, will definitely be making a splash in the future. Kingston brings such energy to the ring that it is damn near infectious. Miz is definitely another that we'll be seeing for years to come and I hope that Sin Cara works. Rey Mysterio, great as he is, is losing the battle to time and injury and having another luchador that is relevant is important I think.

Sam
   I am going to be full on the Mistico/Sin Cara bandwagon. We have a luchador that earned his spot through pure talent without the benefit of a family legacy behind him, that only had to spend maybe a month in development, debuting the RAW right after Mania.
   And Jeff is right, Rey is almost done.

Charlie
   There is no chance Mistico becomes that big. The only Luchador to ever Main Event mania was Rey, and he only got to do that because Eddie died and VInce wanted to cash in on it by pushing his "friend".

Sam
   Maybe. But now, with Morrison winning a Mania match, he'll have someone to match his aerials

Charlie
   Best case scenario, he becomes a perennial US/Intercontinental guy, or gets the right tag-team partner.

Sam
   The right tag team partner is Morrison. I know Morrison's Smackdown, but he's jumped brands before

Sam
   We'll see Sin Cara most likely inheriting the Mysterio name, and we'll see him in the Rumble. I think Vince has legitimately learned his lesson with Rey. I don't think we'll ever see him unmasked, unless it's in some sort of cross promotion with his old company. But the CMLL never did it, so I don't think Vince will do it to another lucha.
   That, and Vince knows the old guard is on its way out in a couple years. The end of the Streak will legitimize that. Afterwards, we'll have guys like Morrison, Sin Cara, Bryan, and del Rio in charge.

Nick
   on a side note:  my god, Jake can still promo like no one's business


Sam
   I think Wade Barrett will be the minority in a short time. Or we'll see some hilarious kayfabe England/Ireland re-enactment with Barrett and Sheamus

Sam
   So, in conclusion, I'm looking forward to my first Wrestlemania tomorrow! And I still need to watch a ton of the old ones. How about you guys?

Charlie
   I expect it to be ok, not great. It's on Rock and Michaels to elevate a sub-par card, but if anyone can do it, it's them

Jeff
   I can be jaded and cynical most of the time when it comes to wrestling because, well, that is what happens when you watch it long enough but I am genuinely excited. I can't help it but I've bought into the hype that the Rock has brought into all of this. There's a reason why he's a close second, for me, to HBK. There is a chance, sadly, that this could be a bit of a bust but there is enough starpower here that one would think that WWE can make it a great Mania. I'll be watching with my pencil thin mustache, large glasses sear-sucker suit all while doing The Creeper dance in the corner.

Sam
   BONA-FIDE CREEPAH!

Charlie
   You guys suck.

Jeff
   That or I'll just eat some pizza and enjoy me some wrasslin'. This is, in many ways, more exciting than the Super Bowl for me and I'm a ridiculous NFL junkie. Just goes to show that I love wrestling. Big shout out to my boy Danny Deangelis for reminding me all those years ago just how wonderful this all is.
   As always remember folks that the sun doesn't shine quite as bright unless HBK is in your life. I am...*scribbles wildly on a blank page* OUTTA HERE!

Sam
   OH NO, JEFF LOST HIS SMILE!

Jeff
   But then when Michaels showed up on RAW I got it back, wizard.

Sam
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Charlie
   That's it, I'm outta here.

Sam
   OH NO, CHARLIE LOST HIS SMILE!
   IT'S A JOYOCAUST!!

Sam
  I have news:

Jeff
   Don't worry the Sweet Chin Music will cure what ails you.

Sam
   HE'S BOTH OF YOUR BROTHERS, GUYS! KANE IS YOUR BROTHER!!

Jeff
   Seriously folks. Enjoy the coming pay-per-view and we'll be back for post-WM 27 analysis and more conjecture as to why The Shocker had probably the best and worst outfit ever of any wrestler in the history of this planet. And Sam will be back to tell us why Isaac Yankem, DDS is the WWE's only hope!

 

Posted
AuthorSam Hurt