I really wanted the Rourke match. Wanted to see if Jericho could carry him to a good match, and to see just how much training Rourke did for The Wrestler. I also thought it would've been a HUGE business move for WWE, though I was probably mistaken.
At the time i wanted to see the match. I know the wrestler was just a movie but Mickey looked like he was in great shape and Jericho could have easily made him look like a million bucks. However, seeing Ricky in the ring again just proves that every great superstar has a few great matches still left in them.
Post by supersweetbotch on Dec 31, 2012 1:18:05 GMT -5
No. Didn't want it than nor now in Hindsight. We got a great Wrestlemania moment of Steamboat who got a better wrestling farewell than he did before. Plus Rourke knocked him out after the match, everyone looked great.
Post by Slanted and Enchanted on Dec 31, 2012 1:51:07 GMT -5
If Mickey won the Oscar then yes a match between him and Jericho would have been a huge deal and great for publicity. I felt that the Oscar snub derailed the angle big time. The entire storyline was riding on the publicity of 'The Wrestler' and the anticipated success of an Oscar win. You could even tell that Jericho was at a painful loss for material when he cut his promo the night after the Academy awards.
So I think Plan B worked out best. Steamboat salvaged the whole thing.