Wow! The response to the last post was simply amazing. Thank you to all who took time to comment and/or razz me for my inattention to details. LOL.
I'm staying in the same vein for this post, but along a softer line and tone. I speak of the sport of wrestling.
I no longer watch wrestling. I used to. I thought it great theater; full of fun, physical prowess and a ballet of brutish and aggressive genius.
My icons at the time were :
Rowdy Roddy Piper,
Andre the Giant and of course, the most esteemed, Hulk Hogan. They were part of what was then known as the WWF -before copy rights became an issue and they had to change their acronym. Wrestlers are another variation of BIG - not just in body size, but in attitute, ego, persona and marketing. I have no idea what the wrestlers of today are like, or even, who they are. If one were to compare the wrestlers of my youth to todays, how would the current "stars" measure up?
I invite people ''in the know'' to educate me.
Be that as it may, I'd like to share a couple of thoughts about Hulk Hogan.
To start, he had style. For the most part, he was cast as a hero. He was able to bank on that status and he struck while the "iron was hot" , so-to-speak.
He Made MOVIES! Remember this one? It truly is the precursor to
The Pacifier with Van Diesel. Really!
Mr. Nanny came first. The premise is the same. Father- a genius who creates a super chip that the government (and all the other evil governments) want. Has kids to protect. Call in a BIG guy to do the next to impossible deed. Kids and Protecter have some SERIOUS bonding issues..hence the start of halarity. Sound familiar?
I've watched both and I have to think: Wrestler vs. Navy SEAL , hmmmmm. Is bigger better?
I mean, even Andre the Giant made a movie, Remember
The Princess Bride? He was perfect! I believe he passed away not too long after. What a shame. He truly was a gentle giant. Is there anyone in the current wrestling arena that comes close???
Wrestlers from my youth surely had style, class and were bankable beyond the WWF, how do the wrestlers of today fare?
AND, Is bigger still better?