If you watch wrestling at all, you would notice the growing trend of Legends that are still around in this business. Hogan, Flair, you tune into TNA and you think you are back in 1995 or 96. Than tune into Raw and see Lawler win a title shot against the Miz for Feburary’s PPV, what are we going to do when this business can’t rely on The Hogans, Flairs or Lawler’s? It was alright that TNA brought in the ECW group, I never saw ECW, just what I read in PWI and watched the WWE water down version, and those guys can still bring in the fans. Guys like Kennedy, Angle and Hardy’s are great too, but its time for Flair, Hogan and Lawler to exit stage left. The only way these young guys are going to “break in” or “develop” is to just go out there, but not be thrown away for a Hogan promo. When TNA was at rock bottom, didn’t know if they would make the next weekly PPV, where was Hogan? Where was Flair? They were at WWE doing appearances, accepting Hall of Fame honours, wrestle Wrestle Mania’s and TNA was a retirement thought. Now that WWE doesn’t want these two and Dixie Carter has her wallet out, they are totally TNA.
As for Lawler he has been with the WWE company for 18 years, he was involved with Bret Hart when he first arrived and you would think with such a low bracket at the time, HBK hadn’t developed, the Taker was still a rookie, Austin and Rock were at mid card level, why didn’t WWE give Lawler his chance than? Now he just looks like a mascot, coming and fighting for the PPV, they could have gotten Jack Swagger’s Soaring Eagle to fight Edge at the Pay Per View. I think Legends should take a step back and reevalute their careers, if all you can do is talk and barely walk you should let the young guys run wild. Matthews and Striker give it another ten years and you too could be getting a run at a career again too.