I'd simply like to say, I need to say.
I have not watched wrestling in a very very long time.
I do not and never will say that thing now known as the WWE.
I'll never call it by its forced name of the WWE.
Was at one time highly addictive enough that even the women I knew were watching it.
And the main reason for that was because of the fact that the WCW was an HONEST AND REAL THREAT TO ITS EXISTENCE.
Ironically, ECW, was the ultimate alternative TO BOTH.
And as a Philadelphian, I enjoyed watching ECW on the long since gone Channel 48.
Throughout all of that?
Each one of these wrestling promotions had THEIR SHARE of standout superstars.
From Rob Van Dam and Sabu of ECW alongside of Tazz and SO MANY OTHERS!
To The NWO of WCW and DDP, HARLEM HEAT and eventually Booker-T!
To The Rock, Triple-H, and Stone Cold Steve Austin!
But among them all.
Has ALWAYS been the BIGGEST AND MOST ENDURING WRESTLER of My Time.
He wrestled His Last Match, and showed why he has endured by doing The Job and putting over whomever it was and then calling it a career.
From the character concept.
To all of the GREAT MUSIC that Jim Johnston has created SPECIFICALLY for This Character.
To of course.
The Undertaker Himself, Mark Calaway.
When I was working on the map for the Scargill-storyline I listened to the embedded version of what would ultimately be called Darkside. There are so many variations to the Undertaker's Theme. But as I was sitting at the day-job I felt as though it was fitting that here in Philadelphia there was driving rain, pouring rain!
Heavy downpours and high winds.
To the point that any time the rain and wind stopped the fog would roll in from off the river and you could barely see your hand in front of your face and I said to myself;
Is appropriate for me to work in.
To work with.
Where it simply me.
And the Inspiration that I need to step My Game Up.
So that I too can walk away and know that I did something.
That will live on long after I have passed on.
Thank You, Mark Calaway.
For DECADES of entertainment and inspiration....
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