Well, I don’t know about that. I think a lot of people cite Shane as their favorite McMahon for a reason. People on Tumblr, especially. There’s a reason the crowd pops when they hear “Here comes the moneeey!” Everyone knows Shane’s a lunatic between the ropes, and the fans identify with this rebellious youth that he became in the late 90’s, pre-Corporation. Once he started being a little shit and challenging people, it just got better and better and people took a liking to Shane, even when they hated him. I think he’s great, and I hate that he’s the only McMahon I’ve never met.
Firstly, I’d love to see anyone on Earth call Kane a coward to his face.
Secondly, Hardy and Nash weren’t employed by the WWE at the time of their interviews. Kane is still a WWE employee and has been for almost 20 years. If you were an employee of the WWE and someone said ‘Hey, look, I know you catch people on fire sometimes and now you’re this big badass corporate monster, but remember when you were this character that failed in the 90’s?’, you would just be like ‘Yeah, to hell with pretending I like my job, let’s talk about the failures of the past.’?
That, and c’mon, who the fuck wants to talk about shit they did in the past? Would you go to someone who’s married and want to talk to them in public about their ex-wife or their last girlfriend who was a total slut and made their life hell for them? Nah, man. Nobody wants to hear that noise.
Team ECK 
Something about the old school SmackDown! stage still makes me smile. I love the “new millennium” look, with the giant ovals and the UPN logos all over the arena.
WWE King Of The Ring Kurt Angle 
There isn’t a pro wrestler alive that had as impressive a banner rookie year as Kurt Angle did. From November 1999 to November 2000, Angle achieved the WWE European Championship, the WWE Intercontinental Championship, the WWE King Of The Ring, and the WWE Heavyweight Championship. When Kurt Angle entered the WWE, a lot of people might have scowled and said “Great, another ‘real athlete’ stepping into the squared circle.” However, within a few weeks, Angle proved that he is, indeed, the real deal. Something he continues to prove to this day as one of the greatest pure athletes in professional wrestling.
The Dudebusters Vs. The Hart Dynasty
WWE Superstars - April 1st, 2010
Two highly underutilized tag teams squaring off on Superstars. The amount of heat that the Dudebusters had is incredible, and the love that the crowd had for the Hart Dynasty was so strong. It makes for a good match, which might seem standard on Raw but on Superstars, The Dudebusters spent years proving why they were both talented enough to be on the main shows. Trent, especially, who was around longer than Croft and spent the remainder of his WWE career being a “rubber man” on Superstars. Hopefully, now that he’s returned to the indies, he can prove to the brass that he’s got what it takes, and we’ll see both stars return soon.
Bruiser Brody 
Pretty intense to see such a crazy, bearded, often-times bloody brawler looking pretty damn handsome in his younger years. Pro wrestling is a weird business. Something about professional wrestling made this young stallion of a man decide “I want to scar the fuck out of my face and get the shit beat out of me all over the world.”
Perry Saturn Vs. The Big Bossman 
It seems almost unbelievable that this match ever took place, let alone in 2002. Saturn was a guy who, despite how immensely talented he was, never really got the big shove that a lot of guys with his size and skill set got. I feel like he might have in the WWE if not for the Mike Bell incident. Bossman, on the other hand, was a top player through various runs in the WWE, but his 2002 appearance wasn’t one of them.
Pictures By Me: CM Punk 
On a random night in January 06, I asked the “innocent looking punk rock kid” if I could snap a picture of him. He said “This won’t go on the internet, will it?” I said “No.”
I feel like 8 years is a good enough time frame to post this, right?
Ric Flair 
On the phone with your bitch.
WWE Divas Championship:
Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee
WWE Payback - June 16, 2013
I actually did not catch this match last year, and now that I’ve seen it, I think I made a mistake in not including it as (at least) an honorable mention on my MOTY list.
The story here is really well done, and these two best friends beat the hell out of each other. It really was a very good women’s feud (forgetting the fact that Kaitlyn was booked to cry after every loss).
Last week Kane was a guest on the radio show of some shock jock I’ve never heard of, albeit briefly. It literally lasted like one minute, max. Kane was introduced and the host asked if they were talking to Kane or his former “evil dentist” Isaac Yankem. No sooner than he started the interview and he ended up, telling the hosts it was officially over. It was actually kind of funny. I get where Kane was coming from but some people are saying he overreacted a tad. That’s the internet for ya. But hey, Kay Fabious making a comeback in 2014? Personally I give the big man props.
Agreed. It’s understandable that someone wants to be like “Oh look, I know things”, but it’s another to diminish someone’s profession to get a laugh. It’s entertainment but the station likely didn’t want Glenn Jacobs to be a guest, they wanted Kane. They should have been stoked to have Kane, not to be dicks and say “Let’s fuck with this guy. This future Hall of Famer.”
Mr. Wall Street 
Personally, I thought I.R.S. was kind of a cheesy name, but it worked for him. Mr. Wall Street, however…
Randy “Macho Man” Savage 
Picture taken by Lance Storm.
Finlay vs Matt Hardy
WWE SmackDown- January 20th, 2006
Match of the Day:
Even in his debut match, Finlay showcases his unique brawling style and almost gets the better of Matt Hardy before getting disqualified for kicking too much ass. Not to be discouraged, Finlay proceeds to show a real reason to be disqualified.
Also, you gotta love that ring skirt spot.