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AMBROSE AS MAIN EVENTER, UNDERTAKER, ECW'S BEST DRAWING FEUD, X-DIVISION AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2013-02-22 10:00:15
Do you know if John Layfield did a voiceover for a Velveeta commercial?It sounds like him.

I don't believe that is Layfield, but the voices are very similar.

Looking back, in your opinion what was the biggest drawing ECW match? Like the equivalent of Andre vs. Hogan at Wrestlemania 3. Also, what ECW match would you say is the pinnacle of their craft? Like the Steamboat-Flair or Shawn-Bret (or whatever you see as the best) of ECW.

The best drawing feud in ECW history in terms of tickets sold was The Dudley Boyz vs. Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Spike Dudley, New Jack, etc. after the Dudleys broke Beulah's neck in 1998. 98 was the best year for ECW financially. To me, artistically, the best era of ECW was February 1994-April 1997. The pinnacle of the company from a pro wrestling standpoint was easily Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko.

Isn't it about time TNA either revamps the X Division or abandons it completely? Or to put it more bluntly, sh*t or get off the pot? The "division" these days seems to consist of RVD, Kenny King, and Zema Ion. And while I don't mean to take a dig at RVD, a guy in his 40s who's well past his prime holding the title flies in the face of everything the X Division was created to showcase - younger, lesser-known talent working a faster-paced innovative style.

I am with you. I feel that, while there are some solid matches, the idea of the X-Division as a signature attraction for the company is far removed from what it once was. I feel the same way about the Knockouts division.

With all the discussions concerning The Undertaker (Mark Calloway) from his Wrestlemania unbeaten streak to the current state of his health a question came to me: Have you ever heard of The Undertaker contemplating retirement from wrestling? After all what does he have to prove? The Undertaker has become one of the most respected and admired wrestlers in the history of wrestling. He could rest and fully concentrate on recovering from injuries that have not fully healed. He is married to the beautiful Michelle McCool. Certainly he is financially sound. It was reported that Undertaker was seen at a Nashville Predators hockey game. Going on with his life. He has certainly earned it. Any chance?

If you ask me, he's already retired. When you work 1-2 days a year, retirement is pretty much what you are living in!

Does Dean Ambrose really invoke a new age Terry Funk to you? I see more of a modern day Tully Blanchard. Does that bode well for him? Tully Blanchard was great, but he could never carry a company on his own.

Ambrose reminds me more of a CM Punk type than Funk or Blanchard. That said, WWE fans have only seen a glimpse of his charisma, which is what is going to make him his fortune. I can easily see him as the nucleus of their storylines one day.