Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Someone Call Mr. Peabody, I Need His Wayback Machine

I want to go back to my childhood for a second. You probably won't find this interesting so just stop reading. I remember when you use to turn on wrestling and actually see wrestling. Back in the 80's and early 90's when WWF was king. Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ugandan Giant Kamala, Andre The Giant, The Freebirds, etc... You could turn on Saturday Night's Main Event or Monday Night RAW and actually see guys wrestling. You turn it on now and what do you get? Maybe 40 minutes of wrestling in a 2 hour show and the rest is gimmick matches or talking. When my dad was alive he was the biggest fan of "grunt and groan" as he called it. I was right there with him. I loved it. I loved watching when Hogan was getting the snot beat out of him and would take his pill, as my brother would say, and nothing could phase him. He could take 100 guys on and beat everyone of them. When Sgt. Slaughter turned bad and sided with Colonel Mustafa during the Gulf War I was heartbroken. AHHHHHH.......What a RUSH. It was the ultimate. We even went to a show in Tulsa once. It was awesome.