Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stuff I Love-Fourth Edition


Wrestling has really lost a lot of its pageantry. Gone are the days of developed, story driven characters, such as the Rock, the Undertaker, etc, replaced with cheap gimmicks (see Hornswoggle) and soft core porn (see entire WWE Divas section). But back in the late late 80's and through the mid to late 90's, Vince McMahon knew how to put on a show worth watching.

There are a few factors that go into the perfect wrestling entrance, and Austin's entrance has them all. The sound of breaking glass immediately grabs your attention, the music is loud and in your face, but not obnoxious, and of course, there's the swagger. Guys like Austin or The Rock just move differently, they carry themselves in their own unique way, it's part of what makes them so memorable. Then, there's the double kickstands on each turnbuckle, giving each corner of the building a chance to use their disposable cameras (hey, it was the 90's). Man, it just doesn't get any better.

I tried to emulate the entrance myself, when I lead my high school's homecoming pep rally. And let me tell you something. It's better left to the pros.

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