Post by "Hollywood" Cactus Matt on Sept 1, 2010 12:48:58 GMT -5
I honestly expected a JBL/HBK Tag Team title run.
At one point, I expected JBL to force HBK to help him (JBL) win the WWE title from John Cena at the Royal Rumble. Then it could have been HBK vs. JBL vs. Cena for the title at No Way Out (or put them in the EC) and Cena wins the belt back headed into WrestleMania.
I don't think it was illogical at all, I mean, Ric Flair could main event the next 10 wrestlemanias and he'd still be broke.
And in any event, "logic" has to take a background position in any scripted fight where people are always punching each other but nobody ever gets a facial injury (to name 1 of 15 billion "logic" issues with professional wrestling).
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2010 22:04:13 GMT -5 by molson5
Not just that he'd been working for them, after all, he could have had bad investments, but that he was still working main events.
'Damn, I'm flat broke, not a penny to my name' *Mail arrives containing $100,000 paycheque* 'Well, that sorted things out, much quicker than usual too'
The point was basically that he'd been wiped out and JBL effectively doubled his salary, allowing him to continue living the style he'd been accustomed, pay all his debts, put money aside for his children's college, put money into savings for his retirement which as a wrestler with severe inuries could happen the next day and last till his death.
Post by Woooooolhouse! on Oct 8, 2010 12:27:40 GMT -5
Shawn Michaels: This year, I invested in pumpkins. They've been going up the whole month of October and I got a feeling they're going to peak right around January. Then, bang! That's when I'll cash in.
Post by James McCloud IS John Godot on Oct 8, 2010 14:25:40 GMT -5
The angle was a stretch but I don't think it was so completely and utterly ludicrous. Mortgages, debts, interest payments, bad investments, it could eat things up pretty quickly. The point wasn't that HBK would be a hobo without JBL but what about the future? Retirement? His wife? His kids? Their education, college, et cetera?
As I said, a stretch but not so completely inane that I couldn't get into it while watching.
I don't think it should be inducted simply because how well the two played their parts sucked me into the story for the first time in a long time. That one angle where JBL was literally pushing Michaels around and bullying him made me want Shawn to kick him in the face then and there, then I was surprised at how well they made me react to that segment. Bradshaw did play such a fantastic heel.