Only one sports entertainment option could keep me away from watching 'Rock of Love' on Sunday night - it wasn't the women's Final Four or the Wolves-Nuggets contest from Target Center, it was WrestleMania 25 from Reliant Stadium in Houston.
It was a blast from the past taken in with a couple good buddies, Phil&Jordan, who love wrestling more than their iPods.
I go back to the days of King Kong Bundy, Arn Anderson, Big John Studd, & Tito Santana. I vividly remember being allowed to stay up late to watch the WWF Saturday Night Main Event on NBC.
But my love affair with the scripted sport came to end sometime shortly after my obsession with fingerpainting ended.
Much to the dismay of my fiancee, Laura, that love affair may be back. Raw very well could be in my viewing future Monday night.
It's no different than 'The Hills' or any other so-called reality show. The difference is - the unbelievable athleticism and sheer humor.
Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker staged an all-time match, two guys in their mid-40's, went at it for 30 minutes. The stamina demonstrated was highly impressive. The Undertaker won, moving his record to 17-0 in his career in WresteMania matches, prompting Jordan to say "that is like Don Larsen throwing a perfect game in the World Series!"
Where else can you get comedy like that?
54-year-old "Rowdy" Roddy Piper made an appearance in the ring. Analyst Michael Cole then commented, "how good does he look?" He NEVER took off his shirt.
Vicki Guerrero, the widow of former wrestler Eddie Guerrero, is knee-deep in the business. Yes, the same business that killed her husband.
You can't make this stuff up!
Mickey Rourke, still capitalizing on his smashing success from the "Wrestler", even got into the squared circle. He knocked out Chris Jericho.
Comparable to Mickey's career, my enjoyment of wrestling is making a comeback.