So rumors have been brewing for weeks now that HBK is going to appear on tonight's live Smackdown! from San Anotnio. Do you think this has a chance of happening? And if it does, what type of role would you like to see him in (face? heel? nWo? wrestler? non-wrestler?)?
I'm guessing it won't go down, as the WWF hasn't really been into big surprise appearances lately. They usually leak out some kind of hints to pop a good buyrate first (Flair was an exception, though), and his name hasn't popped up at all lately.
If he does show up I would only want to see him in the ring if he is his old self. It would be pretty depressing to see an out of shape, partially cripled Shawn Michaels in the ring. And as far as his face/heel status, I would like to see him in the nWo, but it's hard to imagine him hanging out with Hogan. I just have a feeling that if he is coming back the WWF will have him be a face to combat the nWo. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
"...the people ran, they ran all right, they ran right to the toilet, pulled their pants down, took one big Hulk-a-CRAP every time you opened your mouth!"
Somebody in another thread had the idea that Shawn would ref the title match, and we'd have a double turn where he and Triple H would join the NWO, and somehow Jericho would turn back.. You're right, though, that Hogan doesn't fit into the "Kliq" equation.. I could picture him getting kicked out so he can finish up as Real American Hogan. It might be too soon for all of this, though. They'll probably play the normal NWO thing for all it's worth before they start adding people. Unless they see that it's not really working (and it's not).
damn Travis... i don't know whether to be shocked and offended or laugh at that one. but as usual, when in doubt - laught it up, its much more healthy. i totally see your point. as much as i would love to see the "old" HBK back, its not going to be the same - so why waste yet another roster spot on a non-wrestler?
"Are those two the gay ones you were talking about? I mean... look at those hideous pants.." - a female friend on seeing Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho on screen
A few years back I purchased two Nitro formats from 1998 and the Mind Games format off of eBay for (large amount of money redacted to not embarrass author). Far less storyline detailed (save one long, rambling diatribe about an nWo chase)