Hmm well you probably have a point there. I was just thinking of how I enjoyed his work with first Steve Ditko, then Johnny Romita on the early issues of The Amazing Spider-Man. I wasn't a big X-Men fan but I seem to remember Chris Claremont was a pretty good writer of them back in the early 1980s. What about John Byrne? Assuming he'd even want to do wrestling, would he be good or not?
I don't know about you guys, but with the continuing conversation about comics, I have but one thing to say:
Who ever wrote the Batman: Death in the Family and the Death/Return of Superman stories should write for the WWE. They know their stuff and know how to write gripping stories.
Professional wrestling is the only sport where participants are just thrown right into the audience, and no one in the crowd thinks anything unusual is happening. If you're watching a golf tournament and Jack Nicklaus goes flying over your head--first of all, I would say you're watching a very competitive sport. -- Jerry Seinfeld
Yeah, the buildup was great. But Paul Heyman was writing back then, and he can make the fans care about almost anyone (911, anyone?). And Big Show is AWESOME on the stick. No one can deny that. Unfortunatley, it doesn't translate in the ring.