In the run up to Wrestlemania next year it seems the WWE will pull out all the stops for the 20th anniversary. This event could see many retirements and one match comebacks. On the retirement side we could see the last match of Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and on the one match comeback side we could see Steve Austin, Bret Hart and Mick Foley.
Just off the top of my head I would like to see the following matches-
Kurt Angle vs. Bret Hart
Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan
Steve Austin vs. Brock Lesnar
Mick Foley vs. Triple H
Shane McMahon vs. Rob Van Dam
Vince McMahon vs. Undertaker(This should be at Summerslam)
In a "Naming Rights to Raw" match. If "Big Stevie Cool" wins he becomes commissioner and renames Raw- "Monday Night Richards". If Austin wins, I cry in my beer. Steven Richards vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
"Keystone Light 30 Pack on A Pole" match. Goldberg vs. Gillberg(sic?) The winner tries to get drunk off cheap beer, while the "IWC" mocks both of them anyway.
"Get Rid of Your Lame Gimmick" match. The Dudleys vs. The FBI. The winner, still won't impress me.
"Stop Making Lame Posts" match. The Wienerboard vs. Chico Santana. If I win I'm still a loser. If the Board wins, someone else will still be making lame posts.
(edited by Chico Santana on 18.8.03 1454) "SAL BANDINI, WANNA WRESTLE?"
There is no way on this earth that Vince or Shane should be taking up spots on the WMXX card, but lord knows they probably will. Hell, Steph and Linda will probably be wrestling Bischoff and Sable in a tag match.
I'd like to see a Legends battle royal or, even better, maybe a legends Survivor Series-style match involving Hogan, Flair, Michaels (though he might object to being considered old), Austin (ditto), Foley, Steamboat, and maybe people like Dusty Rhodes or Randy Savage. But the focus of the evening should be about making way for the future, rather than wallowing in nostalgia.
I'd book it around four matches, mirroring WrestleMania X, where there would be two World Title matches on the undercard and a main event Unification match:
WWE Title: Kurt Angle vs oh, I don't know... Eddie Guerrero.
World Title: HHH vs Chris Jericho or Goldberg
Winners face each other. If WWE is dead set on keeping the titles seperate, then the main event doesn't have to be a Unification match, just champ vs champ. Either way, I'd use this as a vehicle to get Angle over in the main event of WrestleMania.
And, then Steve Austin vs Hulk Hogan in MSG at WrestleMania.
Notice: Aside from HHH, there are no McMahons involved.
I'd only be happy if, after retaining his title, Jericho blows off Steph with an "I don't need you, I never did" promo. My happiness then sets in when this results in the complete absence of Steph from my TV screen for the next month.