Video Of The Wrestling Theatrics That Went On During Last Night’s Rangers Canucks Game

Average fight at best, but watch what happens afterwards. That’s the Rangers’ Brandon Dubinsky giving the Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa a WWE D Generation X Style Crotch thrust, courtesy Shawn Michaels. Let’s get readddddy to suuuck itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!

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Brock Lesnar Admits He’s Considering Making One Last Appearance In Professional Wrestling

Great news.  We’d love to see him take on the Undertaker after their infamous post-match stare down when Lesnar lost his UFC title belt.  From ESPN:

In a conversation with ESPN.com on Tuesday, Brock Lesnar dismissed the notion that he’d consider a full-time return to professional wrestling, reiterating that he remains committed to the UFC and to mixed martial arts. That said, Lesnar’s inclusion in a new wrestling video game underscores an on-going relationship with WWE and he admits that he could be interested in a one-off swan song in sports entertainment someday, like the one rumored with the Undertaker at this year’s WrestleMania.

“I think under the right circumstances I will [have one last match],” Lesnar told ESPN’s Jon Robinson. “I think if Vince McMahon and I were able to sit down at the same dinner table and break some bread that we could come up with some kind of game plan. At the end of the day, I’m an ultimate fighter. That’s who I am and that’s who I’ll always be. I was an entertainer but at the end of the day, I’m still as real as it gets. I think a lot of things have to fall in the right places for something like that to happen.”

Stamp of approval.

[ESPN]

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Great Sports Writing: “Lessons Learned From Professor ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin”

If you’re a wrestling fan you know that Wrestlemania 27 went down last night, if you’re not, now you do.  One of the best sports bloggers on the planet right now, Spencer Hall, was in attendance as a credentialed member of the media.  What he wrote about the event is an instant classic and a must-read for anyone, regardless of whether you like wrestling or not.  Please, please, please take a moment today and check out Hall’s piece which makes an interesting commentary on sports, America, and life in general, all through the scope of WWE’s Super Bowl.  From SB Nation:

The Rock breathes through his traps like he has a pair of second lungs in them, and like all showmen isn’t playing for the camera, but instead is talking to you, you in 30D in Section 315. Yeah, you. You who needs to hear all the things the Rock has to say about knowing your role, and about what you’re thinking, thoughts which are actually irrelevant because — and the entire crowd will join him in saying this — WHAT YOU THINK DOESN’T MATTER.

He arches an eyebrow, because you and the rest of the universe are worthy of his scorn. The people are his only loyalty, and only that in the plural sense: On the way out of the ring, The Rock will theatrically disdain offered handshakes made by sad individuals in the audience because only a mass of lessers numbering in the thousands is worthy of his address. There is no “you” singular, only the plural “you.” 

In order to find his equal, he must address an entire dome full of people. It’s the only fair way for him to talk.

The Rock does not vary from the script he used 10 years ago in becoming the People’s Champ. The catchphrases are the same. You are still invited to smell what he is cooking. What you think still is of no consequence to him. The Rock still only loves the People. He still uses the same glare, a cross between a Polynesian warrior’s battle stance and a mimeographed Stan Lee Wolverine pose, clenched, heaving and ready to pounce in the direction of the offending party. It is 1999 in replay, and in the midst of a recession exactly  71,617 people and $6.6 million have poured into the Georgia Dome to act like we’re all at the height of the Internet boom. 

It is replay, and no one, repeat, not one single person in this building cares. The Undertaker will keep his WrestleMania win streak alive tonight at the age of 46. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will stop the show with a proactive bit of officiating in the Michael Cole vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler match. The Rock will perform 35 minutes or so of glowering and intense mike work before wrestling for exactly one very decisive minute. Hipsterdom dies in the arms of Wrestlemania 27 in 2011: This is meat and potatoes, and will be reheated until the desired effect has been attained.

Wow.  I will definitely be re-reading this thing tonight.

[SB Nation]

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