I just think we're critical. For instance, I love Russo's booking from a lot of perspectives, he makes characters like nobody else ever has, he creates classic storylines, and yet, he doesn't give a hoot about wrestling, which pisses me off. And he is very concerned with being mainstream to the point where I feel like I'm watching something just too goofy at times.
I loved ECW, and yet it was too hardcore. It became just a wrestling show without storylines.
I love NWA from what I've seen of the old stuff and actually don't have too much to complain about there.
I do think though that there is a perfect blend, a perfect formula and that the WWF hit it with HHH's title run in early 2000. See, HHH was everything that Austin was on the mic and was as over as anyone just with their character, but the essential ingrediant was that he was also the best in the ring (as a heel).
________________________________________ The Big O is incredibly cool - Ed Ferrara.
I'm guessing it's more a matter of they didn't want to shell out to use the Undertaker name (but did spend money for a ZZ Top song?), or Vince said no to it for whatever reason. Alternate smark answer: Undertaker won't even sell for kayfabe!