Thursday, April 23, 2009

Here's To My Sister

Remember every day
No matter what I've said
Here's what I'd like to say
I will always love you
Be with you till the end
When no one else is around
I will be your friend
I love my sister
and I always will
I'm proud to be your brother
that's how I feel
And someday when we're far away
And the miles keep us apart
I'm gonna whisper
I love my sister
And you'll hear it in your heart

"A Sister is God's way of proving He doesn't want us to walk alone"

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Importance Of The Undertaker VS Shawn Michaels At WrestleMania XXV

It's often difficult to justify reasons for watching pro wrestling to friends and family, particularly to those whose only experience of the sport is the all-too-frequent news reports on the subject of wrestling deaths. Added to which, anyone who has encountered Triple H breaking into Randy Orton's house, Hornswoggle as Vince McMahon's son, or anything involving Kane while channel-surfing is liable to switch off and never want to watch again.

Wrestling is little more than an elaborate pantomime to the casual observer, but when Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker stepped in the ring last Sunday night, even the most jaded cynic would have a hard time denying that something historic was taking place.

Both men are synonymous with the WWE. The Undertaker is perhaps the greatest gimmick that Vince McMahon ever created, but the hard work and dedication of Mark Calloway has ensured that the character has existed way beyond its projected shelf-life. In the last few years, The Undertaker has gained a reputation for producing superb performances on the big stage. The big stage seems made for Shawn Michaels. That he is the best worker in the WWE at his age and with his injuries illustrates the natural ability he has, and his importance to the company over the past 20 years.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Top Ten Performers Of WrestleMania

This year has seen some of the most bizarre buildups to WrestleMania matches in the history of the event. The hype for Triple H and Orton has featured some of the most laughably bad acting we have ever seen, even by wrestling standards. Scarily, that may not even be as bad as the cheesy soap opera between John Cena, The Edge and Big Show, which has displayed about as much intrigue as a Giant Gonzales match.

Then you have the terrific series of promos between Chris Jericho and the WWE legends that is apparently leading to one of the more apathetic payoffs in memory. Out of all this mess, the most intriguing match-up is without a doubt the historic confrontation between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Two of the most iconic figures in the history of the industry are embroiled in a feud that is based on the issues of pride and the honor of performance.
Both Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are staking claim to be the greatest wrestlers in WrestleMania history. They each have accomplishments to back up their words, but who are the best performers on this grand stage? The twenty-five year history of the event has featured some of the most significant talent in the annals of the business showcasing their skills under the spotlight of the world. During this time, a few superstars have arisen to the occasion to make this event the annual spectacular that wrestling fans look forward to. This week, I will present the top ten performers in WrestleMania history.