Mr. Backlund continued wrestling under the new gimmick of an out of touch, yet highly dangerous, maniac out to teach the new generation a lesson. He often appeared in business suits, had a hyperactive personality, and used (or, often, misused) large words to sound important. He also demanded that he be addressed as "Mr. Backlund". He would only sign autographs for wrestling fans if they could recite the names of all of the US Presidents in chronological order
That why I think Ted needs to go away for a little bit. He needs time to develop a persona without being on WWE TV, and hopefully the E wont interefere and let him keep that character.
MMA reporter Ariel Helwani interviewed UFC President Dana White this weekend and noted on Twitter that White revealed some tidbits on Kurt Angle. Angle apparently tried out for The Ultimate Fighter reality show but didn't make it because he failed a physical. White also told Helwani that he had no plans to book Angle vs. Kimbo Slice on UFC pay-per-view. Helwani wrote:
"Other big news out of the post-fight presser Dana scrum, was Dana saying Kurt Angle didn't make it on TUF because he failed his physical. He didn't not want to elaborate but he did add that he never wanted to book Kimbo vs. Angle on PPV. That video coming later."
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I had a feeling the physical is what would stop Kurt from getting on TUF
And I think that MVP was soft-pedaled because of his close association with Chris Benoit (not to mention similar wrestling style). It still blows me away that MVP never got a world title in WWE. I was sure it going to happen eventually.
End conspiracy theories. I'm a gooooood Clayholio now.
I AM FOREVER- Master Shake
I mean I liked Face-Off, but I didn't go to college either.
In MMA, having a skill in one area doesn't mean you win.
Fighting a guy who you know is going to try to get you on the ground actually gives your opponent an eye into your game and a good way to plan how to fight him actually.
And, while an olympic wrestleris dangerous, he isn't used to being punched in the face after he takes a guy down, or defending against it, or being kneed, elbowed, etc etc.