And I Quote - Farewell Edge,Truth hurts and Rotten Corre?
by, 04-16-2011 at 10:50 AM (4935 Views)
Well folks this week in WWE was one which certainly took me by suprise. And not for all the right reasons. I come back from holiday clueless as to what awaited me once i logged onto my computer. Edge, the rated R superstar had announced his retirement. I was genuinely shocked, like many fans were as i've gathered over this last week. A superstar who i'd grown up watching, every week since 1999 when i started watching wrestling. And now you start to realise the potential 'domino effect' that this could have on some of the seasoned veterans that we've come accustomed to watching week in week out - the domino effect of retirement i must add. Rumours have circulated about who's going to hang up their boots; Kane, Big Show, Mark Henry and of course Edge were all names in the retirement mix. And from my standpoint this is a sad reality. That these guys who i always thought when i was a kid would be around forever, don't have much more left in the tank. But Edge, the 11 time world champ amongst other coveted accolades has always offered entertainment, watchable matches and excitement. I always described him as the 'Manchester United of WWE'. The reason you ask? He could be getting beaten for 80-90% of a match and then.......... bang! he hits a winning move (spear in Edge's case) to win the match. And that's a quality i admired about Edge, he could get a result from nowhere. I'll miss seeing that. But you have to respect Edge's decision,health first is a priority considering the poor luck he's had in the past with his neck etc. However i'm sure in a couple of years, he'll come back for a match or 2 and hopefully the Hall of Fame. Most deserved i must add!
The next shock, R-truth in the WWE championship match at Extreme Rules. I just don't see where he fits into this mix at all. Don't get me wrong i like the guy, i always have and have admired his unusual offence that he brings however this just baffles me. I'd have had Miz defend vs John Cena in some form of 'extreme match'. That'd make sense considering their feud over the last few months. Truth just doesn't fit into this jigsaw i'm afraid. Some people specualte that WWE are testing him in the deep waters of the WWE title main event, i think Truth will be paddling and may require and inflatable to keep him afloat at Extreme Rules. Potentially out of his depth here, but as always we shall see.
And then i see the cracks in the relationship building on Monday Night Raw between the Corre. I shrugged it off and thought that it'll end there with no more said. I then switch on Friday Night Smackdown and i see it unfolding on the 'blue brand'. And i'm baffled, thinking to myself that WWE better not be trying to break this group up. They made a big mistake with the orginal Nexus, severely dropping the ball. But i thought the Corre was WWE's second chance at giving us a credible group in this modern WWE era. And now i see cracks forming. I could understand if they were losing every week and had no gold. But they have 75% of Smackdowns gold, and if either Wade or Zeek but their minds to it could have the World title and take over Smackdown. If the Corre do split it'll be a shame. Don't get me wrong, all four of them can have successful singles careers, particularly Wade Barrett but in my humbled opinion it isn't the right time to cut the Corre yet.
A shock week, due to the retiring Edge which took the wind from my sails for sure. I thank Edge for the years of entertainment he gave me as i tuned in every week and wish him well. He'll be back! You think you know me