Friday, December 18, 2009

Bret Hart Comin' to Mondays?!

So by now, the news is starting to spread and wrestling fans are hearing that Bret Hart has signed a talent contract with the WWE. Apparently the contract is a Wrestlemania Special that runs from the January 1st until Wrestlemania 26 on March 28th.

As for what exactly he'll be doing, no one really knows. There's been rumors of a Hart Dynasty vs. DX feud that could be amazing TV if Bret is added to the mix. You know, because of those guys in DX and Bret Hart have a little bit of a history. There's the other story that Bret may end up in the ring facing off with Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania. It's tough to say exactly what will come out of this, but the TV drama could be amazing.

With the possibility of Bret Hart beginning his run on the much hyped night of January 4th, TNA may have met it's match. That date is the day Impact goes Live against RAW with the debut of the new Hogan regime. While I certainly wanted to see this TNA show for it's amazingly comedic car wreck potential, Bret Hart has taken the cake. Besides being one of my Top 3 Favorite Wrestlers Ever, the volatility and combustibility of giving a live mic on a live show to "The Hitman" sounds too amazing to pass up. Even is he doesn't come in on that Monday, wrestling has gotten a lot more interesting and who would have thought the catalysts for that would be Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart

Oh and if you don't have this DVDyou really should get it. It's probably the best set the company has put out in terms of both documentary and match quality.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Eddie Fatu Passes Away

Eddie Fatu, who rose to fame as Umaga in the WWE passed away today.

Before I get into the write up, I would like to say that I was lucky enough to see Fatu wrestle live, and thought he was an amazing performer. Just a big impressive dude, who put on a really fun match with CM Punk. Soon after that match he was let go from the company for a Wellness Violation. I was sad to see him go and hoped that he would straighten up his life and make it back on my television. Sadly this will not be the case. He leaves us with an highly enjoyable body of work, and some amazing memories. 36 years old is much too young for anyone to die, and I can't fathom the heartbreak his family is experiencing. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

So From
WWE would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu’s family, friends and fans on his tragic passing. Mr. Fatu was under contract with WWE at various time periods and most recently performed under the name "Umaga." Mr. Fatu's contract was terminated on June 11, 2009.

I think it's a little sad how they wrote that up. Making sure to give the exact date as to when they fired him, so no one is confused as to if he was a current WWE employee.