Aaaa.. remeber dem days. Remember the days of Austin vs. McMahon, De-Generation X, nWo Wolfpac, Attitude, and WCW. Remember the days when a RAW would be the highlight of the week. Remember the days when we use to walk out on the streets with our favorite Stone Cold or nWo shirts. Remember when you could talk to your friends Tuesday morning in school and talk about the action of RAW and Nitro the other night. Remember when, before all you could think about was sex, when you use to sneak in WWF Magazine during math class. Remember when you and your friends use to say, "Oh you didn't know? Your ass better call somebody!" or "Ladies and Gentelmen, boys and girls, children of all ages, De-Generation X proudly brings to you, the WWF Tag Team Champions of the WOOOOOOORRRRLLLDDD! The Road Dogg, Jesse James. The Badd Ass Billy Gunn. The New Age Outlaws!" And do the "Suck It" sign to those you hated. Remember the days, before girls were your #1 interest, when you could do wrestling moves on each other in the school yard. Remember when you waited for the day when Austin would finally beat Vince. Remember the days, when you used to annoy your non-wrestling fan family by talking about wrestling 24/7. Remember those days cuz they're not coming back. I don't know about you, but that was my life in 1999 in the winter and spring. I love those days and groan thinking they aren't around anymore. But atleat I have those memories at least. And REMEMBER WHEN THE WWF WAS GREAT! (and remember the corporation and dead man Undertaker.)
Remember the days when you pointed at yourself after saying that everything is cool? When you would say 'It's true! It's true!' all the time and say 'What?' to people who go over a list of things to do? When you would tell someone they didn't just say that when you know for sure that they just did, or just add a random but well spoken Damn every now and then?
Remember when you would see something/someone gay-ish and you giggle and tell your friends 'hey, i bet they know Chuck & Billy' Remember when you did think about sex, especially since that Torrie vs Stacy match might suck but you sure wish they would do that sucking in a room with you in it? Remember when you told people you are that damn good (and maybe do a short little pose for no reason)? Remember still talking about wrestling with your friends, and at times bitch at the product you are seeing while saying stuff like 'they are pushing the wrong guys' just because you and a couple of thousand people online love the guys early work? Or spending entire days at work online at wienerville (cheap pop)or reading up on columns and recaps? Remember when you were excited there was this really cool Rock shirt and you would get it only to realize you also wanted that Hurricane shirt just because it's cool or the new Jericho Living Legend shirt..because FINALLY one of your favorites of those years ago is on top of the world..
My point? There is still lots of stuff that is very awesome. You seemed to enjoy the marking out era of 3-4 years ago.. Now you probably know different things and you like different things. Don't get me wrong I love all the stuff you named but I see just the same ammount of stuff to mark out to now..it's just our perceptions are different i guess (both on how we saw the world now and how we saw the world then..and on how we view the state of wrestling right now)..
"...And I use that to fuck them some place fairly uncomfortable." "What, like the back of a volkswagen ?" -Mallrats
THINGS I MISS: -Owen Hart's consistently good matches -The Undertaker's cool Dead Man antics -Bret Hart's non-bitchy cockyness -Shawn Michaels (circa '95) in good matches -old school Hulk Hogan -months-long feuds over things that mattered (belts, women and respect) -D'Lo Brown -Andre the Giant -the old-school WrestleMania theme music -Gordon Solie -Yokozuna -Doink the Clown's evil clown antics -Ricky Steamboat doing anything
Holden: Judging by the buzz, that movie's gonna make some serious bank. Jay: What buzz? Holden: The internet buzz. Jay: What the f*ck is the internet? [Holden (Ben Affleck) & Jay (Jason Mewes) in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back]
Good post. I often think of this myself, just yesterday in fact. And I may be full of it, but I still think some of the recent return to good guy vs. bad guy (i.e. the return of Hogan and the nostalgia for him, babyface HHH, etc.)