We've seen a lot of surprises in Wrestling in the past 365 days. In one year, more has happened than I would ever believe. The hunger for ratings by the WWE has made them get some real good surprises in. Like RVD in the WWE, WCW being bought, Hogan in the WWE, Flair back in the WWE, the changing from WWF to WWE, Brand Extension.
Two things that I think might happen are the following. Bret Hart recovers from his injury and decides to return to the WWE.
Steve Austin makes a surprise return at Wrestlemania 19.
Rob Van Dam wins the Royal Rumble.
Shawn Micheals wrestles one final match...against Bret Hart.
I know it was more than 365 days from now, but I marked out HUGE when Shane MacMahon stole the WCW buy from Vinnie Mac. When Shane showed up in that Nitro ring after Flair vs. Sting I screamed my ass off. I missed a lot of wrestling while I was in Afghanistan, so I'm sure that moment seems a lot more recent to me than to fans who have been watching all year round, but I had to mention it as a mark out moment. Too bad they fucked up the Invasion angle. It could have been the best story in pro wrestling for years.
Kane returning without the mask. HBK beating HHH. Sting in the WWE. Rob Van Dam = Undisputed Champion.
"YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?" - The chilling words of the Shockmaster!
"Here comes Charles Benoit, and he's really mad.....Charles Benoit is here, and he's FUCKING CRAZY"- T.R. on the barbecued cat thread (it's too terrible to link)
THE AWESOME UNDERTAKER drives out - damn, how did those STEEL steps rise up onto their ends and out of the way of - hey wait, I see DUDES there! They must be soulless minions of Big Evil's Red Devil Underwood Deviled Ham Team Evil. What? - CRZ, back to his old antics
Stacy week after week getting beat up and beat down, much to Stephanie's pleasure. One night Stacy can't stand it no more and start whipping out Chun Li-style offense. Helicopter spin baby!! All the wrestlers backstage watching that fateful match expecting T and A, and all the fans in the stands, do a double take and go "That's Stacy????!!!!"
(edited by deadbeater on 3.8.02 1704) "Business has just picked up" says JR. Then right on cue, Molly enters the arena! Never was JR any better in introducing someone. --Raw 7/15
I'd have to say it'd be seeing Booker winning the world title, but that's a close second for me. Mine would have to be Austin returning and jobbing to Rock. After that he can go to hell.
Respect the opinions of others. Unless they're unoriginal, uninventive morons with no class who use racial slurs and homosexual hate-language for insults. Then break the bastard down. It's 2002 ya'll. There's other races and gays a plenty out there in the real world. Get used to it.
Originally posted by The ThrillI'd mark out for a undisputed title change on RAW or SmackDown! one of these times. Has that even been done since Foley won the title on RAW a few years back?
Mankind over The Rock, Halftime Heat, 1/31/99 Rock over Mankind, RAW 2/15/99 Ladder Match Austin over Undertaker, RAW night after KOTR 1999. Triple H over Mankind, RAW night after Summerslam 1999 Vince over Triple H, Smackdown 10 days before Unforgiven, Sept. 1999 Vince vacates the title, RAW before Unforgiven 1999 Triple H over The Big Show, first RAW of 2000 Austin over Kurt Angle, RAW October 2001
(edited by TheBucsFan on 4.8.02 2333) Mean Gene: "You know, I don't think it's a question - Goldberg, I don't think it's a question of who's next, I think it's a question of who's left?" Goldberg: "No, see, that's where you're wrong. It ain't who's left, it's - WHO'S NEXT?"
"Just how hardcore am I? Well this morning, I drank milk that was two days past the expiration!" -Norman Smiley
The Return of the Undead Undertaker for one last run...
The Return of Stone Cold, around Survivor Series time
And, of course...the one markout moment I'm waiting for: "Triple H...looks to be in control here...he's hooked Benoit's arms...looking for the Pedigree... Wait...Benoit's getting an arm free... He shoves Triple H away... CROSSFACE! CROSSFACE! CROSSFACE! Triple H is tapping! He's tapping! We have a new Undisputed Champion! Chris Benoit is Undisputed Champion! Oh, God Almighty...he did it!"
"That's what the Internet is for, slandering others anonymously" Banky Edwards (Jason Lee), Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
"Smile." Maguire (Jude Law), Road to Perdition
"You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!" The President (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb
1)Bret Hart-Returns. 2)The Macho Man-Oh, yeah....I'm back.Snap into that. 3)Super Crazy-(clap,clap..clap,clap,clap)Super Crazy. 4)Steven Richards-IC title holder. 5)Stone Cold-Jobbing to everyone, even David Arquette! 6)Stacy-falls in love w/ me 7)Kane-Returning with "The Million Dollar Man" as his agent. 8)A new Announce Team-(not one replacing the spanish team,Brother!)Say: Joey Styles and "the Brain"
I'm still hoping against hope for a Four Horsemen DVD set, but as far as a Volume II of the Flair legacy, Keith raves about the Flair-Vader match from '93. I don't remember it distinctly, but would love to see it again.