A British Point Of View: This Week’s Wrestling Journal

Martyn Nolan

A British Point of View: This Week’s Wrestling Journal

The following is a sequence of entries I put onto my laptop throughout the last few days with my thoughts, experiences and feelings from this week’s big action in WWE and TNA. 
Monday 4th January:

As you all know by now I live in the UK, so watching RAW live isn’t really a easy thing for me as the show starts live at 2:00am, this is also hindered by the fact that I have to be up and ready for work at 7:00am.

However, with the impending return of Bret “Hitman” Hart I felt obligated to try and catch the first few minutes of RAW this past Monday. I am typing this at 2:30am and I have turned to the TV off after the first segment with Bret Hart and I can honestly say that I have just witnessed one of the most emotional moments in wrestling.

I don’t give a hoot about who TNA may have coming out as a surprise on iMPACT, and I damn sure do not care for seeing Hulk Hogan at the moment. I am typing this straight from the heart and might be sounding a bit gooey but when Bret got inducted into the Hall of Fame in Chicago I went to Wrestlemania 22 praying that Bret would be on the show and he wasn’t. I thought that now he had spoken to Vince and got his DVD sorted and been inducted into the Hall of Fame that we would never see Bret again… How wrong we all were.

Now I might get people go mad at me for acting like everything is real. But haven’t you ever welled up when watching a film? You know it isn’t real but you can’t help yourself. What I watched just now is as close to a “good ending” as possible. Now I might be foolish in writing this article if HBK goes and kicks him upside the head later on in the show but dammit I’m being spontaneous!
Vince knew exactly what he was doing when he arranged this with Bret. In my opinion Vince stomped all over TNA tonight and I haven’t even considered what may be happening on the other show. Seeing that segment was alone one of those moments in wrestling that will be put on highlight reels for many years to come.

I’m interested to see where all this is going now with Bret. Giving him merchandise and new theme music doesn’t seem like a one night plan to me so we will have to see where this goes…

I am now going to try and gain some sleep so that I can dig the damn car out of the snow in the morning and try to get to work. I’ll try and not get too giddy at the thought of watching the rest of the show tomorrow.

More on page 2…

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