My guess is that wrestling is a performance outlet for Jeff. He's a musician, he'd rather be up there with a guitar than taking bumps. He'd rather make music than go through a table. It just happens that he's probably a much better wrestler. I'm sure he recognized that at some point. He made as much money as he could, then got out. Nothing wrong with that. But he never had the desire to be the best. Not that desire that you see in guys like HHH. So there was always gonna be a limit to his success. And, at the beginning, the sky was really the limit for him. He had the look, he could have gone straight to the top.
It's not what he wanted. He sounds like he's trying to come to grips with the fact that he's an artist. And in wrestling, he can't be as creative as he wants to be. Whatever his Imagi-nation is, he can't show it to us in the ring.
I'm glad he's out. I'm glad that he's still in one piece and I think, while he never gave us everyting, what he gave us was still pretty fucking good. He had some near-brilliant matches and accomplished some things purely on talent than other guys, who are cursed with more desire than ability, will ever achieve in wrestling.
He was a rock star posing as a wrestler. He made girls scream because he's good-looking and he made guys respect him because he's a tough motherfucker. He was a guy listening to albums in his room who became a wrestler. Now, let's see if he can be a rock star.
Here's to Jeff.
-- Asteroid Boy
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