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Lesnar’s WWE Reign, Slaughter’s Birthday and Piper’s Words

Haven’t we already had enough of Brock Lesnar in the WWE? Haven’t we seen enough to know there is not a true opponent for this beast and therefore, the company has again done the obvious and created something so unrealistic that the “Beast” should go back to the UFC and try his hand at beating opponents half his size, which seems to fail him in the octagon?

Back when time stood still and JJ Dillon was relevant in wrestling circles, the business was about creating a buzz. Now, it is a soft whimper of a noise that gets squashed by Paul Heyman to create the idea that wrestling does not matter – destroying wrestlers and their careers does.

Please excuse me while I throw up. That is bullsh*t.

With the title securely on the shoulder of Lesnar, does this mean we have to wait to see him in the ring again? Should he be doing his best Ryback impersonation and ask the WWE is “This is the best you can do?” with men of little value getting the snot beaten about of them? What about the concept of the squash match, especially because of the way he beat John Cena at Summer Slam? The company should demand that he walk into the ring and get this – wrestle. It’s a great concept, Lesnar should try it some time.

Once the program with Lesnar ends what happens to Cena? Whatcha gonna do with the 15-time world champion? You cannot send him off to pasture and you cannot sink his importance to the company in the mid-card. Does the company “do the right thing” and elevate him to “icon” status where he is the Defender of the WWE, where titles mean nothing no, that his character and his morality is way more important than chasing titles?

If all of this is going on, Night of Champions looks like it has the makings of being a total dud. Run, pay-per-view buyers. Save your money, now.

Happy Birthday, Sgt. Slaughter

If there was ever a wrestler who was made for the WWF, it was Robert Remus, otherwise known as Sgt. Slaughter. The Marine/GI Joe/Military cartoon figure may have been the best way for Vince McMahon to express his pride for the military and his love of the USA.

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, he had success in the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, and the World Wrestling Federation. Among other titles, Slaughter held the WWF Championship once and the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship twice. He headlined WrestleMania VII in a singles match against Hulk Hogan. Today, he celebrates his 66th birthday.

In early 1984, Slaughter’s career took off after he turned face and defended America’s honor against the hated Iron Sheik. Slaughter and the Iron Sheik engaged in many matches throughout the year, culminating in a boot camp match which took place before a sold out Madison Square Garden that summer. However, with the emergence of Hulk Hogan as the WWF Champion and lead face within the company, Slaughter left for the AWA. On Vince McMahon’s McMahon DVD, Slaughter said he was fired by McMahon in Toronto after no-showing an event in protest of McMahon’s refusal to give him six weeks of paid vacation.

Other interviews with Slaughter and McMahon have revealed that Slaughter left the company more over a dispute that emerged due to the WWF not allowing Slaughter’s role in the G.I. Joe toy line. At the time of his departure Slaughter was easily the second biggest “face” in the company, surpassing Jimmy Snuka, and even André the Giant, with his popularity rivaling that of Hulk Hogan’s.

In a circus like the WWF in the mid 1980s, Slaughter is one of those wrestlers who could live his character 24/7 and sell the hell out of both the Federation and the Mattel product.

It’s Only Words

According to Wrestling Inc.com – through Wrestling Observer Newsletter – that Roddy Piper had a few choice words for everyone concerned at a live one-man only show in Ireland, last month.

The host of the show commented how Piper managed to outdraw a TNA live event, leading to a “f*** you TNA” chant from the crowd.

During Piper’s show, he called Ric Flair an “a**hole,” adding that he loves Flair but preferred not to be around him. Piper joked that Flair can’t keep his clothes on and “can’t keep his di** in his pants.”

Piper also claimed Vince McMahon has a grudge against him for an incident that happened a few years back. Piper claimed Vince insulted him once, leading to Piper to tell Vince that he was a failed concert promoter, a failed bodybuilding promoter and a failed football promoter. Piper says he told Vince that the only business Vince has succeeded in is the one his daddy handed to him.

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