Post by GuyOfOwnage on Jun 14, 2020 22:14:09 GMT -5
I keep forgetting that these things usually go up earlier in the day and I don't have to wait until after the PPV to watch them.
As a lifelong fan I loved the bloopers from the early-to-mid-90s. There was a point in time I thought stuff like that would never see the light of day, but I'm so glad it did. And I never personally watched the Goldberg match, and after seeing the clips they showed, I'm kinda glad I didn't.
Honestly, we all just want this dude to have a happy ending. I've been following him since he first came into the company. He's more than earned it and there truly isn't anything left to prove 30 years in.
Scott Hall says it in the doc unless you have been in the ring it’s damn near impossible to understand what it’s like to try and give that up. Every retired wrestler get the itch when they try to quit. I haven’t been anywhere near where undertaker level of stuff but even working for shit indys is addictive as f***
Post by oneDARKflame on Jun 15, 2020 10:44:14 GMT -5
Taker deserves his last match to be in front of a big, big crowd. I'm hoping the end of this thing isn't Taker being like - "when's the last one? well, you saw it."
But given the current circumstances, I'd be all for them having AJ attack Taker or something at the end of the last episode. Taker vs. AJ at Survivor Series, even if they had to go remote to a smaller crowd in Texas would be awesome.
They could even make a contest from it - like "why you deserve take the Last Ride" or something.
Like I said earlier in the thread, the cinematic style means he can have a few more matches - and with younger guys he could likely even have ring matches if they can dance around him.
He doesnt have to, certainly there are people in this thread saying he shouldnt, but he definitely still can contribute, and the cinematic style especially really would work with the character.
I'd say give him a match against someone for a rub, like Drew (who was saying this weekend he wants it, and even teased a Tombstone at Backlash) where 'Taker loses, then a final, maybe against Kane, where they both get sucked to hell at the end and are never seen again.
I'd say give someone else a rub by banishing him, but I dont think anyone is 'worth' giving that sort of thing too, it would just be false feeling and it would be wasted like Brock beating him.
One main takeaway I'm getting from this is that Taker and Vince genuinely seem to deeply care for each other. I love seeing the two of them interact (even if Vince is enabling these unnecessary extensions of his career)
This series has been a triumph so far but also deeply sad to watch. He knows he needs to hang it up but keeps getting sucked back in through the vicious cycle of “that match was too bad to be my last” or “I was so good in that match I must have plenty left in the tank.”
Post by cornettesracket on Jun 21, 2020 11:23:54 GMT -5
Finished the final episode and yeah the second half is more about looking back then looking to the future. Very emotional stuff and it does seem like he's at peace with his career and has a different outlook on life.
Post by Can you afford to pay me, Gah on Jun 21, 2020 20:18:31 GMT -5
It was an amazing series. The end was emotional. To think Taker being done or almost, we know it either done or maybe one last match. As like many a fan and saw his whole career. Never being a time where he wasn't around. I sad to think it is an end of that era but at the same time anybody deserves to walk out on his terms it is him and I'm happy for him.
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Post by mattperiolat on Jun 21, 2020 23:32:49 GMT -5
I’m at peace. I have all I want. I ask and desire no more except happiness and health for a man who gave me so much.
See you in the Hall, Mark. And if it’s next year, give him the whole two hours. No kidding, just have people come out and tell Taker stories for two hours, have Vince induct and let him have a speech for the ages.
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